UFC faces Eminem curse; fan creates compelling theory to prove it

first_img MMA fighters, who often use music by Eminem for walkouts, are supposedly destined to lose their fights. An MMA fan has decided to put together a record of all the fighters who walked out to Eminem songs and lost their bouts. This was an attempt to prove that the Eminem curse is real in MMA. The spreadsheet has a total of 188 entries recorded till date and it keeps an account of all the fighters who have used Eminem’s music. 9 months ago UFC: Jorge Masvidal excites fans by challenging Floyd Mayweather for a 2020 fight SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT FOLLOW US 9 months ago UFC: Logan Paul is interested to fight in UFC; wants to face Conor McGregor 9 months ago UFC: Nick Diaz plots revenge against Jorge Masvidal in 2020, begins preparing furiously The Eminem curse runs wild on UFC fightersThe sheet has been created by a fan named Jei who has explained the Eminem MMA curse in great detail on his forum. According to the data, the fighters who have used Eminem songs have won only 45% of their fights. That’s less than half their fights! It seems like the Real Slim Shady has been unlucky and put down a lot of good fighters over the years who decided to walk out to his music.Also Read | Tyson Fury In MMA: Darren Till Says That There Is A 70% Chance That Fury Fights In UFC Danish Ansari WE RECOMMEND LIVE TV First Published: 28th November, 2019 22:25 IST Last Updated: 28th November, 2019 22:25 IST UFC Faces Eminem Curse; Fan Creates Compelling Theory To Prove It UFC News: There is an interesting theory in MMA — The Eminem Curse; a fan study claims that MMA fighters who walk out to Eminem songs tend to lose their fights Also Read | UFC News: Mike Tyson Has Some Advice For Embattled Conor McGregorThe Eminem curse – A myth or a superstition?It is a detailed excel sheet that was created some years ago with the first entry being that of the 2005 clash between Tito Ortiz and Vitor Belfort at UFC 51. The former scored a victory after walking out to Mosh by Eminem. The latest entry is that of UFC FN 164 where Andre Muniz walked out to Lose Yourself by Eminem and defeated Antonio Arroyo. The data features some of the most notable names which involve the likes of Nate Diaz, Francis Ngannou, Jeremy Stephens, and Anthony Pettis amongst many others.Also Read | Nate Diaz Has A Major Compliment For Bitter UFC Rival Conor McGregor 9 months ago UFC: Tony Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov promo will give you goosebumps 9 months ago Nate Diaz has a major compliment for bitter UFC rival Conor McGregor Written By WATCH US LIVE While it may just happen to be a superstition, it does seem to hold some truth (unfortunately for Eminem and the fighters). Also Read | Eminem Calls Out The Mumble Rappers In His 2018 Kamikaze Album last_img read more

Galatasaray 3-2 Real Madrid (Agg 3-5)

first_imgReal Madrid were made to sweat in Istanbul but held on for a 3-2 defeat away to Galatasaray, a result which nevertheless assured their passage into the last four of the Champions League with a 5-3 victory on aggregate.The Spanish side looked set to cruise through when Cristiano Ronaldo opened up a four-goal aggregate lead in the opening minutes, but a timid response by the visitors encouraged the Turkish giants to chase the impossible, which they almost achieved as Emmanuel Eboue, Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba hit in the second half. Ronaldo finally ended their hopes with a late goal that sealed victory.Virtually assured of a place in the Champions League semi-finals thanks to a dominant 3-0 win in the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid nevertheless began the second leg in belligerent fashion, pushing forward immediately in search of a goal.Angel Di Maria was almost the man to provide it in the first minute of play, picking up a loose ball after Fernando Muslera’s rushed clearance outside the area. The Argentine went for the net, but with Galatasaray defenders scampering back he saw the effort fall just the wrong side of the post.Away fans, however, did not have to wait long, as after just seven minutes of play the Merengue got the strike that would surely put the tie beyond the faintest of doubts. An overlapping Sami Khedira streaked past on the right-hand side, and put a teasing ball into the middle. As the Turkish backline failed to react, Cristiano Ronaldo was on hand to tap home, recording his 49th Champions League goal and drawing level with the legendary Alfredo Di Stefano in the historical charts.Despite that early blow, Galatasaray held their heads high, dominating possession against Jose Mourinho’s men and attempting to match their rivals. Didier Drogba was the target of much of the Turks’ attacking play, but was let down by poor service and his own fading reflexes, and struggled to make an impact. Madrid sat back and were content to allow their opponents to do the running, while on the counter-attack they remained a frightening force. This potency on the break was demonstrated when Di Maria went within a hair’s breadth of adding a second. The midfielder latched to a wonderful flick from Ronaldo to break free on the left, and looked destined to put his name on the board. He did not count on the heroics of Muslera, however. The goalkeeper pulled off a breathtaking fingertip save to keep Angel out, and ensure that the gap would not widen as the two sides went in for the break.The Turkish side continued their unlikely pursuit in the second half, and were rewarded with their first goal of the tie 57 minutes in – and it was one worth waiting for. A speculative ball across the Madrid area was not picked up by anyone, which allowed Emmanuel Eboue to meet it just on the edge of the area. The right-back had been disappointing during the opening hour, but atoned with a stunning power shot which left Lopez no chance to save, and put Galatasaray on the board.The hosts were now buoyant, and could have reduced the deficit to ‘just’ three goals if Sneijder had converted a golden chance. The Netherlands star found himself in the right place at the back post after a low cross was deflected into his path but, gloriously unmarked, he fluffed a left-footed shot to save Madrid from falling behind on the night. The midfielder was not done, however, cutting inside his marker from deep, Sneijder went to to release a bullet of a shot that put his side ahead, at least for the second leg.The Turkish crowd, from a position of despair, could not believe their eyes. Drogba set up an unthinkable last 20 minutes with a wonderful backheel into the net, putting Galatasaray 3-1 up and leaving just two goals for the comeback.And Drogba thought he had levelled the tie before being pulled back for an offside and Madrid lived to breathe another day, Ronaldo confirming their passage with a strong finish in the final minute. The Merengue join Borussia Dortmund in the penultimate stage of the competition with Juventus, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain fighting to claim the final two spots on Wednesday evening.last_img read more

Local Muslims Decry Paris Attacks

first_imgBy John BurtonMIDDLETOWN – Recent terrorist attacks in France have stunned and outraged everyone, with members of the local Islamic community joining the condemnation of such acts.The Islamic extremists’ attacks on the Paris offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 11 dead and 11 others wounded Jan. 7 and other violent attacks in France in its aftermath have been condemned by Reda Shata, the imam, or religious leader, of the Islamic Society of Monmouth County.“This is 100 percent against the Muslim faith,” Shata, an Egyptian, said through an interpreter in an interview with The Two River Times on Tuesday.Shata joined some members of the mosque at 496 Red Hill Road to talk a little about their faith, current events and where they and their religion stand on the acts of violence, following their regular Tuesday night prayer service.Shata regularly visits other mosques to conduct services and discussions. Following the events in France earlier this month, Shata, in a mosque in New York expressed his objections to the violent acts and the faith’s overall aversion to violence, said Ayman El-Sawa, a Highlands resident and member of the Middletown mosque who served as Shata’s interpreter.And Shata would offer his condemnation when he held regular prayer services at this site on Friday, Jan. 23, and invited The Two River Times to attend, according to El-Sawa.“Islam is the most against killing of any religion,” the imam maintained. But the media and many others concentrate on the actions of less than 1 percent of Muslims who embrace an extreme radicalism, he said. “What makes it sad is that the media and everyone else listens to the 1 percent,” Shata continued.The Quran states the only justification for killing is a punishment under rule of law for killing or other extreme violent acts, explained Mohammed Wasim Khan, Old Bridge, a mosque member and Quran scholar. Khan quoted a Quran passage which states “whoever kills a soul…it is as if he’s slain mankind entirely.” Conversely, the passage continues, “And whoever saves one – it is as if he has saved mankind entirely,” Khan noted.“On the other hand,” Shata noted, “we believe insulting the Prophet, no one agrees with,” referring to the magazine’s pejorative illustration of the Prophet Mohammad, believed to have instigated the violence.“Any disrespect to him is painful to us,” Shata added.But Shata still believed the response shouldn’t have been violence. At a recent service Shata told worshippers: “Whoever wanted to defend Mohammad should do it with Mohammad values,” meaning peacefully.The correct response should have been with discussions, peaceful demonstrations and writing letters to publications. “There are hundreds of ways,” said Tarek Sharaf, Piscataway.“Human life is more sacred than the Kaaba,” Sharaf said, quoting the Quran, referring to Islam’s most sacred mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.“People should get to know each other,” as a way of hopefully preventing additional bloodshed, Sharaf continued.“We don’t want people to judge us by the 1 percent,” of their faith who embrace violent extremism, Shata added.The Islamic Society of Monmouth County has been at its Red Hill Road location for about 25 years. It has roughly 1,500 members, mostly from Monmouth County, but also coming from northern New Jersey and from New York to attend prayer services and community activities, according to Shata, who has been with the mosque for 10 years.New Jersey has “no less than 1 million” Muslims, said Shata, noting only New York, Michigan and Illinois having larger populations.last_img read more

Prepping for Summer Salads

first_imgBy Gretchen Van BenthuysenLocal garden centers have begun stocking flats of lettuce and vegetables that do well in cool weather and taste so delicious when you cut, wash and serve them all within a few minutes.Four-packs of Red Sail and Iceberg lettuce, escarole, kale, Bright Lights Swiss chard and spinach, for example, could be found at Sickles Market, 1 Harrison Ave, Little Silver and planted in pots by the end of March.Although they don’t mind cool weather, when the temperature starts flirting with 32 degrees it’s time to cover your plants or risk losing them. With our ever-changing weather these days you’re often wearing boots and the next flip-flops.In that case you may need to bring pots inside – a garage usually is fine – and cover plants in the ground. A floating row cover is designed to trap heat inside during the day so at night there’s enough warmth to prevent wilted mush. Burpee sells a 72-inch by 50-feet row cover for $20. It also sells the TunLcover which is 18-feet long, consists of a 2-layer UV protected cover with thick gauge wire hoops every two feet that stick into the ground and extends like an accordion.It is designed to act like a greenhouse protecting plants from frost, wind chill and garden pests and sells for $25. Search the internet for more products or visit area garden centers for other options.If you are really caught off guard, use layers of newspapers or a shower curtain liner weighted down around the edges with rocks, bricks or whatever you can find. Remove the covering during the day when temperatures climb. A sheltered area and southern exposure also are helpful. Besides patience, gardeners need to cultivate a willingness to do what it tales to adapt to the weather.Lettuces and mixed greens do best in temperatures between 45 and 80 degrees. Once the heat and humidity hit in July plants generally bolt, which means they send up flower stalks to produce seeds and develop a bitter taste. It’s time to pull them up at this point.But before then, extend your growing season by either harvesting the plants’ outer leaves or cut just above the growing point in the cut-and-come-again method and see new growth emerge for your salad bowl.Flashy Trout Back lettuce is an Austrian heirloom variety that dates to 1793. Allegedly its ancestors can be traced back to the kitchen gardens of ancient Mesopotamia.Most garden centers buy from suppliers that specialize in mass production and your choices at the local level will be limited. The greens will taste great, but probably you won’t find many heirloom varieties such as Flashy Trout Back. It looks good and tastes great but you have to start it from seed, which is not all that hard to do.If you grow and harvest lettuce this spring you will want to do it again in the fall, but you won’t be able to find any transplants in the garden centers then. They all are focused on pumpkins and mums after Labor Day.So take advantage now of materials on sale in stores and online for seed starter kits. Seedlings need two- to three-inches of soil so you can grow them in yogurt or paper cups, but trays are more convenient.If you plan to start from seed this spring inside — it’s not too late —you will need lights designed for that purpose. It’s the best way to guarantee consistent, abundant light. Set the timer for 15 hours a day and water regularly. Start with the light about two inches above the seeds and raise it as the seedlings grow. If the light is too far away the seedlings will stretch toward it becoming leggy and weak. Let the top of the soil dry out a bit between watering. Soggy is not good.Do not use just any soil. Seedlings, like babies, are tender and need extra special food — a sterile seed starting mix that will ensure healthy, disease-free seedlings. Jiffy’s Natural & Organic Seed Starting Mix works great. Follow the directions — do not skip the pre-moistened part — and do not, use soil from your garden. You will be doomed to seedling failure.You will need to use a liquid fertilizer after a couple of weeks. Lettuce loves nitrogen so choose a well-balanced fertilizer with equal parts nitrogen, potassium and phosphate such as 10-10-10 or 5-5-5 mixtures, which all garden centers carry. Ask for help if you are confused.You could have the somewhat pedestrian garden center varieties with Burpee seedlings — Looseleaf Blend lettuce (Black Seeded Simpson, Lollo Rossa, Red Salad Bowl and Royal Oak Leaf); heirloom Tom Thumb, Four Seasons and Heatwave Blend lettuces; Flashy Trout Back, and A La Carte Spinach under a light inside.When it’s time to transfer indoor seedlings outside they need to be hardened off. Here’s where a cold frame comes in handy. It also helps extend your growing season. Pampered plants need to be introduced slowly to wind and intense sun. You can also put the plants outside for a few hours at a time, or move to the shade before bringing them back inside for a week or so.To learn more about spring gardening, the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County, 4000 Kozlowski Road, Freehold, are hosting “Celebrate Spring! … a Symposium” from 8:45 to 4 p.m. April 16. Topics include container gardens, spring lawn maintenance, organic vegetable gardening, perennials, butterfly/pollinator gardening, and raised bed gardening. Best of all — it’s free.To register, or for more information, call 732-303-7614 or visit www.visitmonmouth.com.More From The Two River Times Home & Garden Special SectionApril 14, 2016 Two River TimesHummingbird Mania by David SaidnawayPrepping For Summer Salads by Gretchen Van BenthuysenHow to Guarantee Your Garden Starts Off On the Right FootClippings: Gardening Events Around TownAtlantic Highlands Looking for Favorite Treeslast_img read more

Inconsistent June, but July looking better

first_imgKerry Reed, Reel Adventures Charters Kootenay LakeKerry Reed is back on the lake giving fishermen the straight goods on what’s happening on the water. Here’s is the July report.Kootenay LakeWell, June has come and gone. And the rain kept coming and going also.  Another wet month for the record books.  And again, the inconsistent weather made for inconsistent fishing. We had some great days out there with up to 15 fish on the day.  But we also had some dismal days due to the bouncing barometer. When the weather remained steady, we had our best fishing. Our biggest Rainbow in the past few weeks was a  bright, chrome 22-pounder, with a few others between 12 and 18 pounds. We also landed quite a few Bull Trout between three and 15 pounds. And now, since the heat wave, things are changing again. Water temperature is rising fast and the fish are going through sporadic feeding frenzies.  So, one day the fish are feeding heavily and we can’t keep them off the hook.  And the next day they are fed up and taking a break. We have had some great morning fishing trips since the heat wave.  Trying to beat the heat and start early in the morning seems to be the ticket.  Our latest morning trip saw saw nice fish come to the boat in only four hours.  That’s great fishing for Summer time. So, like I always say, you just never know. But, you can’t catch them from the couch.  You just have to be out there.What are they biting on??? Now that the summer weather is here, we are catching more fish on the downriggers.  Nothing too deep, but the usual depths of 60-100 feet seem to be working well. My favorite lures on the downrigger have been:  Lyman plugs.  Lucky numbers have been # 10, 14, 16, 108.  Or common colors such as:  blue & yellow, or green & yellow, or blue & white. Our favorite fly colors are all over the map.  Not one consistent pattern lately.  But some of my best patterns have been:  Black/wht,  grey/wht, and green/wht.  Or some common numbered flies such as:  214, 215, 225, 226, and the old standby 228. Also, apex lures have been producing some good fish.  The usual colors at this time of year being:   black/white,  blue/yellow,  blue/green.Tight lines………………..  Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Charters Nelson B.C 250-505-4963 www.reeladventuresfishing.comlast_img read more

CAL CUP DERBY STAKES QUOTES – (SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017)

first_imgLEANDRO MORA, ASSISTANT TRAINER, ANN ARBOR EDDIE, WINNER: “I was so impressed by his performance today. This is not the next California Chrome but at least we have a baby California Derby winner so it’s ok to dream. He hasn’t done anything wrong. He’s given us three wins and a third so we’re very, very pleased.“I think the farther the better for him, like today. Thank God we’ve got two Derbies. We won the California Derby last week at Golden Gate too (with So Conflated) so why not start to dream? We developed a little later this year, not as early as with Nyquist, but we’ve still got some chances to make some pints I hope.“It’s up to Doug and Paul where we go next but Paul likes to try. Don’t be surprised if we go against the big guys. We’ve done well so far so why not keep following that philosophy.” JOCKEY QUOTES TRAINER QUOTES MARIO GUTIERREZ, ANN ARBOR EDDIE, WINNER: “Everything went really well until the 3/8s. I started asking him a little bit. He didn’t want to pick up the bit. I was worried a little bit turning for home because I really had to ask him. He has so much more ability than that. He’s still a little green.”center_img             NOTES: The winning owner is J. Paul Reddam from Irvine, CA. DENNIS O’NEILL, ANN ARBOR EDDIE, WINNER: “When we turned for home we were in trouble and he just keeps trying and trying and trying. We prayed that the wire wouldn’t come too soon. We had a good day. We had three seconds. It’s great for Paul. Paul puts a lot in to the Cal-Breds. It was a fitting end to the day.”last_img read more

Ambassador in US is Chairman of CARICOM Caucus

first_imgJamaica’s Ambassador to the United States and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS), Her Excellency Audrey Marks, on Wednesday (July 18), assumed chairmanship of the CARICOM Caucus of Ambassadors in Washington DC.Ambassador Marks’ assumption took place at a special sitting of the 14-member Caucus, at OAS headquarters.The Ambassador said she is honoured to serve in this new role at this very important juncture in Caribbean history.She noted that there are several important issues that the body will tackle over the next six months, such as trade, security, energy and immigration.As it relates to immigration, the Ambassador pointed out that, very shortly, the Embassy of Jamaica will host state-wide town hall meetings, given the importance of this topic to the Jamaican diaspora.“There are many changes relating to immigration that members of the Jamaican diaspora need to be aware of,” she said.Outgoing Chairman, Ambassador Leon Charles, Haiti’s Permanent Representative to the OAS, congratulated the Ambassador on her elevation to the new role.He lauded Jamaica for the important role the nation continues to play in CARICOM, adding that he has no doubt that Ambassador Marks will perform an excellent job at the helm of the grouping.Ambassador Marks will occupy the chair for six months, concurrently with Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, who is the Chairman of CARICOM.last_img read more

UBMs TechInsights Reorganizes Lays Off 10

first_imgIn an effort to streamline the business and integrate recent acquisitions, United Business Media’s TechInsights group today announced a “leadership reorganization” that has resulted in the elimination of roughly 10 percent of its global workforce, or about 25 employees.“We continue to invest in strategic acquisitions and we constantly innovate our business and content models,” CEO Paul Miller said in a statement.The reorganization aligns TechInsight’s businesses into three verticals: media (which includes EE Times and TechOnline), marketing services and professional services. Leading these new groups will be Paul Way (senior vice president of media), Harry Page (SVP of professional services) and Jenn Markey (chief marketing officer).As part of the reorganization, Miller will serve in a sales leadership capacity on an interim basis for EE Times and TechOnline. In terms of growth, TechInsights will be making its biggest investments in online, performance marketing and professional services, Markey told FOLIO:. “We’re approaching an inflection point between the sponsored-driven side of our business and the audience-driven side,” she said. “The services side comes strictly from the audience perspective and the other side comes from the sponsor. We’re looking to for opportunities to marry the two and reuse content from the services business into the media side while trying to subsidize some of the cost the sponsors are currently bearing for that content in that particular space.”Markey declined to speak about specific layoffs other than to say “less than 10 percent” of TechInsight’s overall workforce was eliminated. Following the reorganization, the business will employ about 250 people worldwide, she said.This isn’t the first round of layoffs from TechInsights this year. In May, about 10 people were laid off across the board, including sales, editorial and production.last_img read more

Researchers use DNA origami technique to build nanoantennas with docking sites

first_img Explore further 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. DNA constructs antenna for solar energy © 2013 Phys.org DNA scaffolding has in recent years been developed to allow for orienting single molecules in useful ways. One of those has resulted in the creation of what is known as DNA origami—where DNA strands are folded in certain ways to create three dimensional nano-sized objects. In this new effort, the team used the technique to place two gold particles astride a protein pillar creating a hotspot that brightens fluorescent signals in zeptoliter volumes. The result is a tall pillar held erect on a flat surface using DNA strands that can be used to hold single molecules.The flat surface was made of a biotin-binding protein. The pillar (also made of a protein) is 220 nm long and 15 nm in diameter. It was held in place by strands of DNA. Two gold nanoparticles (80 to 100nm diameter) were suspended (again by DNA strands) on each side of the pillar (23 nm apart) and were used as an antenna to focus light on a hotspot between them. A fluorescent dye was placed into that hotspot and was used as an optically active source—its purpose was to report the degree of fluorescent enhancement—which was the purpose of the antenna.The antenna the team built demonstrates one way that DNA origami is being used to build a scaffold for holding molecules in three-dimensional space. The hope is that it will lead to what is known as atomically precise manufacturing—where nano-sized components could be manufactured in bulk. An antenna such as the one built in this new effort, allows for focusing light to a very small volume allowing for investigating molecules in a way that is up to 100 times more precise than conventional lenses. What’s most interesting about the antenna, of course, is that it’s held together by DNA strands that have been “programmed” to spontaneously wrap themselves around the antenna in just the right way to hold everything in place.The researchers next plan to conduct experiments to see if DNA origami structures can also be used to allow for more precise control of chemical reactions. Journal information: Science A team of researchers working at Germany’s Technische Universität Braunschweig has succeeded in using a previously known DNA origami construction technique to build a nanoantenna with a docking site. First published in the journal Science, the paper written by the team has now been made publicly available for open access. More information: Science 338, 506 (2012); DOI: 10.1126/science.1228638 Citation: Researchers use DNA origami technique to build nanoantennas with docking sites (2013, July 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-07-dna-origami-technique-nanoantennas-docking.htmllast_img read more