City of Culture playing role in ‘killing’ Irish language

first_img#HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Séighin Ó CeallaighSINN Féin local election candidate Séighin Ó Ceallaigh has condemned Limerick City of Culture for ignoring the Irish language and failing to have any mention of ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’ in its calendar of events.‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’, is a two-week celebration that takes place every year between March 1 and 17 to promote the Irish language. Irish speaker Séighin pointed out that our language is a huge part of our culture and is flabbergasted that nothing was done to promote it as part of City of Culture. The City East candidate, who is involved in UL’s Irish Language Society believes our “culture is being ignored”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “They are promoting Fuerza Bruta as a major part of the City of Culture calendar, but all they are doing is bringing in an international show, to make it seem they are doing something, where as the truth is they are not.“People say the Irish language is a dead language, but this ignorance of the City of Culture is killing our language,” said 21-year-old Séighin.“Fuerza Bruta  began in the middle of ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’, and it seems the City of Culture are happy to put on some unknown international show to make a quick pound, rather than actually promote Irish culture.“From the beginning the City of Culture has been a cause of controversy however it has huge potential to promote tourism in Limerick. But our culture has seemed to be the last item on the agenda,” he claimed.There was no comment from Limerick National City of Culture at the time of going to press. Sinn Fein plans for ‘all female’ election candidates are sexist and discriminatory, says male party member snubbed for election run WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleMunster Rugby – Eyes on Treviso, minds on LeinsterNext articleHistory beckons for UL Huskies Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Advertisement Print NewsLocal NewsCity of Culture playing role in ‘killing’ Irish languageBy Alan Jacques – March 20, 2014 1039 Linkedin #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Email Facebook TAGSFuerza BrutaLimerick National City of Culture 2014Music LimerickSeachtain na GaeilgeSéighin Ó CeallaighSinn Fein last_img read more

We Have Not Reached The Point Where Men Need Protection From Women: Justice Hima Kohli

first_imgNews UpdatesWe Have Not Reached The Point Where Men Need Protection From Women: Justice Hima Kohli Radhika Roy10 Jun 2020 10:44 PMShare This – x”In our society, we haven’t reached the point where men have needed protection from women. If there comes a time that women have an upper hand, then we will come to amending the laws. I am not saying that there is no misuse. But, this cannot be a ground to throw out the law. We can do as much as we can to nip the misuse at the bud. However, there is no denying that the power structure is in favour of men.”, Justice Hima Kohli said.The Association of ILI Alumni and the Indian Law Institute conducted a webinar on Domestic Violence During Lockdown: An Invisible Pandemic. The webinar was presided over by Hon’ble Ms. Justice Hima Kohli of Delhi High Court, and Smt. Rekha Sharma, the Chairperson of National Commission of Women. The moderator of the webinar was Dr. P. Puneeth, Associate Professor at JNU, Delhi.Justice…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Association of ILI Alumni and the Indian Law Institute conducted a webinar on Domestic Violence During Lockdown: An Invisible Pandemic. The webinar was presided over by Hon’ble Ms. Justice Hima Kohli of Delhi High Court, and Smt. Rekha Sharma, the Chairperson of National Commission of Women. The moderator of the webinar was Dr. P. Puneeth, Associate Professor at JNU, Delhi.Justice Hima Kohli commenced the discussion with the observation that the pandemic had led to women of the household working doubly hard. They were faced with barriers steeped in gender bias and this crisis was a “shadow pandemic”. She further observed that women in India were reluctant to seek for help from various quarters in cases of domestic violence due to notions of insulting the honour of the family. Justice Kohli, being the Executive Chairperson of the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA), apprised the audience of the steps taken by DSLSA to tackle the issue of domestic violence, which had increased during the lockdown. Helpdesks have been set up at night shelters, police stations and other public places wherein legal aid lawyers are present to provide counselling through video conferencing. There also helplines wherein even a mere missed call/SMS/WhatsApp message is sufficient to make the lawyers reach out to those in need of help. However, these lawyers have been sensitized to approach such matters with caution so as to not aggravate an already volatile situation. DSLSA has further collaborated with Mother Dairy booths, pharmacists and chemists throughout the city of Delhi in order to ensure that booth managers can remain wary to instances of violence in their locality, and accordingly forward any information to DSLSA. Additionally, anganwadi and ASHA workers had also been roped in. When asked about whether the majority of the complaints came from the lower strata of society, Justice Kohli denied the same by stating that “when it comes to domestic violence, it is not just limited to those living on the fringe of society. It is prevalent across all strata. Money or the professional competence of a woman, surprisingly, does not factor in”. She raised the issue of how women who were financially competent were more reluctant to step out and complain due to their aversion to airing dirty laundry in public. There was also the issue of women who had shifted to other cities to eke out a living who were facing worse problems as they had no alternatives in case they wanted to move out of their shared homes. Regarding the adequacy of statutory provisions such as Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code or The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, in providing protection to women, Justice Kohli stated that there were no gaps in the provisions itself. However, the inability to implement the provisions struck at the root of the problem. “What is required is strict implementation, and this requires further outreach. We need to make the women aware, we need to help them access it. There is no use of statutes, if women have no access to it.” She further informed the audience that a victim of domestic violence would knock on the doors of the Court as a last resort; majority of women would first try to save their relationships and their homes. In this context, there was an urgent need for counselling for the women as well as their children. When asked about what steps could be taken to ensure faster remedy, Justice Kohli said that there were Protection Officers who could provide relief. However, the fact of the matter is that there is a system in law which has to be followed. Applications could, however, be filed for urgent hearings. “J&K HC and Delhi HC have taken up petitions on domestic violence during the lockdown. On 24th April, a detailed Order was rendered by the Delhi HC to allow passes to Protection Officers and to ensure immediate action was taken to address issues of the victim”.A final question was directed to Justice Kohli regarding the misuse of the Domestic Violence Act and the need for a gender-neutral legislation. Justice Kohli categorically informed the audience that the need for a gender-neutral legislation had not yet arisen in Indian society. “In our society, we haven’t reached the point where men have needed protection from women. If there comes a time that women have an upper hand, then we will come to amending the laws. I am not saying that there is no misuse. But, this cannot be a ground to throw out the law. We can do as much as we can to nip the misuse at the bud. However, there is no denying that the power structure is in favour of men.” Smt. Rekha Sharma, on the other hand, observed that instances of domestic violence had increased due to women’s lack of accessibility to aid as a result of being confined with their abusers during the lockdown. She further stated that these women were unable to contact helpline numbers or reach out for help because they were under close observation by their abusers. She provided some statistics regarding the number of domestic violence cases that had cropped up during the lockdown. “From March 21st to June 7th, the number of cases we have received are 1665. Most of the cases came from Uttar Pradesh, while Delhi was at number 2. The figure was almost double from before.” Sharma brought certain enlightening issues to the fore. She stated that the issue with domestic violence was that, first, women were not even aware that they were victims as they were used to the violence. Women in Indian society have majorly grown up seeing their mothers getting abused, and this led to the act of domestic violence getting normalized. Secondly, the lockdown had confined women with their abusers, which invariably meant that the woman’s ability to reach out for help had been severely limited. “The most difficult issue here is that many of the victims are not aware that they are victims. It’s a case of Stockholm Syndrome and these women have seen abusive behavior being normalized. They in fact deter others from intervening as it is a ‘personal issue’.” Mental health had also taken a beating during the lockdown period, stated Sharma. She further elaborated that the lockdown had increased the burden on the woman’s shoulders, with regard to lack of domestic help, children staying at home, no steady income coming in et al. There was also the issue of women not being able to open up about their mental health. However, the NCW had set up a helpline to combat this as well as developed an app to help victims. With regard to reports about hospitals refusing to admit pregnant women, Sharma informed that NCW had taken suo moto cognizance of the issue. “Yesterday, I wrote a letter to the Home Minister that special ambulances should be provided and that there should be beds available for pregnant women. However, there is somehow also the reluctance in getting admitted in hospitals due to COVID”. Sharma also highlighted the role of the family in helping a woman face her abuser. She implored the audience that instead of pressurizing their daughters into getting married, parents should focus on making them self-reliant and self-sufficient with the ability to take their own decisions. “We need to change the mindset of parents. If that changes, everything will change. If you watch ‘Thappad’, it should be ingrained that even one slap should not be tolerated. Issues are always there, but people should talk it out. There is no requirement to shout or resort to physical violence”. Sharma further commended the initiatives that had been taken by NGOs to reach out to victims of violence; NGOs have been conducting webinars and counselling sessions to increase awareness. There have been sessions on Facebook Live which have garnered a lot of views and have helped women. In the same light, she condemned the detrimental acts by men’s rights’ groups who had been raising frivolous allegations against NCW for its biased stance towards daughters-in-law and commented that they merely had too much time on their hands due to the lockdown. On that note, the webinar came to an end. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Sophomore Convocation offers a glimpse of the future of Harvard engineering

first_imgThe fifth annual Sophomore Convocation offered new concentrators of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) a sense of unity in the midst of a virtual world.Held via Zoom, the program featured words of advice and encouragement for sophomores from a group of diverse and distinguished alumni, and concluded with a virtual tour of the new (and now partially occupied) Science and Engineering Complex led by Dean Frank Doyle.In welcoming the SEAS Class of 2023, which is comprised of 292 students (21 percent of Harvard College sophomores), Doyle remarked on the diversity of this year’s group. Forty-five percent of new SEAS concentrators are women — far above the 22 percent national average for engineering schools, according to the American Society for Engineering Education. More than 23 percent are underrepresented minorities, also ahead of the 16.5 percent national average.“We are committed to making SEAS an open and welcoming environment to all students,” said Doyle, who has made Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging a school-wide priority.Doyle’s introduction was followed by a keynote speech from R. Martin Chavez A.B. ’85, S.M. ’85, a biochemical sciences concentrator who concurrently earned a master’s degree in computer science, and serves as president of the Board of Overseers.Chavez shared his unexpected journey from being a teenage computer nerd in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to attending Harvard and then medical school at Stanford University, to eventually serving as chief information officer at Goldman Sachs.He advised the students to be open to different possibilities and explore the many opportunities Harvard offers, especially liberal arts courses outside their areas of focus.“Harvard stretched me out way beyond anything I ever thought I would be — I thought I was just a computer geek — and that was what made all the difference. So I would implore you to take advantage of that,” he said.That sentiment was echoed by a panel of alumni who emphasized the experiences that enriched their educations and helped set them on paths for success in their careers.For Linsey Marr ’96, an engineering sciences concentrator who is the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, the breadth of her engineering education has been invaluable. She recalled redesigning a dorm room lamp to work with a fluorescent light bulb as a senior project, and how that experience inspired curiosity that she draws upon in her research on the release, transformation, fate, and toxicity of nanomaterials in the atmosphere.“That seemed like an obvious thing to do, but hadn’t been done,” she said. “And that was something I carried with me throughout my career, problems that seem to be obvious, like transmission of disease, but haven’t been looked at from a fundamental perspective.”The community at SEAS, and especially time spent collaborating with peers during office hours, was important for Alisa Luu ’15, a computer science concentrator who is senior engineering lead at Nava. She remains in touch with friends she made through Women in Computer Science.“Conversations with other students about big ideas was such a great part of college, and it is something that you don’t really get outside. Everybody in my blocking group came from a different concentration, so we had a wide range of different perspectives,” she said. “Being at Harvard gave us this hope that we could change the world. I still think about that.”Morgan Pope ’11, an engineering sciences concentrator who works as a research scientist at Disney, encouraged the sophomores to join a SEAS lab to build up technical skills and experience cutting-edge science firsthand. The School will offer a virtual research showcase on Feb. 11 for undergraduates to learn from faculty, postdocs, and grad students about opportunities to work in SEAS labs.“They are doing so much fun stuff, and aside from the quality of the research, that is a way for you to get a taste of what engineering is like,” Pope said. “You won’t get that from your classes in the same way.”The panelists also discussed the importance of increasing diversity, at SEAS and in their own industries.Kayla Shelton ’13, a mechanical engineering concentrator who works as construction manager for the City of Detroit, reflected on the anxiety she felt after the Boston Marathon bombing. As a Black woman, she was afraid to leave her dorm room while the police manhunt was unfolding for fear she would be targeted because of her race.The University and U.S. society still have a lot of work to do, Shelton said, but she has been encouraged to see the climate start to shift as more people become aware of implicit bias and systemic racism, and demand change.“It has been really nice to see colleagues being really aware of their privilege and being able to reach out to see how they can help. I’ve seen how people have really come together at a time like this, and how different it has been since I was in undergrad,” she said.For Ben Zauzmer ’15, an applied math concentrator who is director of baseball analytics at the New York Mets, issues of diversity, inclusion, and belonging are top-of-mind as the looks to grow his analytical team. Zauzmer advised students to be aware of how they can play an active role in fighting systemic racism as leaders at companies and institutions.“With the blessing of a Harvard degree, you are going to be in positions of hiring and promoting as you move through your careers,” he said. “Take these issues very seriously and think very hard about them. It is not everyone in this world who is fortunate enough to be able to make a difference. It is something to take as a serious responsibility because it is the right thing to do.”After the panel had a chance to reflect on their past experiences, Doyle showed alumni and students alike what the future of the SEAS student experience will look like as he gave a guided tour of the Science and Engineering Complex.He reflected on the sheer size of the building, and the many opportunities it provides for collaboration and hands-on learning, as he made stops in atriums, classrooms, engineering labs, makerspaces, and a cafeteria. As he walked through the building, the Zoom chat buzzed with excitement, and smiley face emojis, as students shared their thoughts on the shiny, new space.“We’re going to be very excited to have you join us when it is safe to do so. I look forward to welcoming you to the SEAS family,” Doyle said. Read Full Storylast_img read more

4 ways to prepare for growth in 2015

first_img 41SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Anne Legg Anne Legg, founder and principal of THRIVETM Strategic Services THRIVE works with credit unions to develop transformational business strategies from their business insights to grow in a competitive, highly regulated … Web: https://www.anneleggthrive.com Details According to the most current CUNA economic forecast, 2015 is supposed to be one of the healthier years in recent times. The US economy is expected to grow 3.25%, with unemployment predicted to fall below 5.5%. This is most like going to keep the federal funds interest rate in the 0.00%- 0.25% range. The continued low rate environment is expected to drive an increase in loan balances to 11% due to release of pent up demand for autos, furniture and appliances. In addition, capital-to-asset ratios are expected to reach a reach a record high of 11.6%Is your credit union prepared to take advantage of this positive environment? Here are four steps you can take to make sure you’re positioned for success.1. Evaluate your auto lending and credit cards.When consumers are ready to make a purchase, make it easy for them to choose you.Take a quick tour of your auto loan process and make certain you have identified and removed any obstacles. An important part of this equation is offering a 24 hour application, approval and funding process. Still asking members to come into a branch to sign loan documents? It’s time to update your technology to include electronic signatures. It’s not that expensive and will pay off in terms of fewer lost loans. Your only other real choice for keeping up with your competitors is to offer to keep your branches open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week…and you would still be less convenient.For credit cards, think about what you can offer that will set you apart. The cards consumers use the most are those that are attractive and rewarding. Consider offering rewards programs that incentivize card use for furniture and appliance purchases. Actively promote your credit card when consumers are most likely to be taking advantage of sales on these types of products (which usually happen in conjunction with major holidays). Streamline your issuing process to get your card in members’ hands sooner. Ensure your application, approval, and funding processes are fast and easy.2. Evaluate your staff.Is your staff ready to help the member get into the auto loan or credit card?Your front line staff should:know what to look for in their review of the member’s account.know what to ask to identify needs and how to position your offer as a solution.collaborate with the back office to provide fluid moments of joy for the member.If there are any areas in your employees’ abilities that you need to iron out, now is a great time to work on it while you build your incentive plan for auto and credit card promotions.3. Evaluate your members.Do you have the tools in place to mine member data from either your core processor or MCIF/CRM to identify who has the most demand for a new auto loan or credit card? Do you know which of your members currently have these products someplace else at much higher rates? Are you able to identify who your members share their wallet with? Thoroughly understanding your members will help you identify the right prospects for your promotional offers, recapture members who are using another provider, and understand who your true competition is.4. Evaluate your channels (branches/website/mobile/phone center).Your members are increasingly engaging with you in the digital space first. This means your website and mobile offerings can no longer simply be boxes you check on the 5300 report, they need to be given serious consideration as the initial engagement channel. This means increasing your spending to get the right functionality in place as well as devoting time and energy to analytics resources. It’s also important to evaluate the flow of the member experience across different channels. Consumers want seamless service –are your channels integrated enough to provide it?We can’t precisely tell you how the 2015 economy will actually perform, but we can tell you that valuable opportunities appear to lie ahead. If you can get your products, people, channels and members aligned for growth, you’ll be ready to have a great year!Econ source: http://www.cuna.org/Stay-Informed/News-Now/CU-System/New-CU-resource–CUNA-Web-page-features-economic-forecast/last_img read more

Kansas Thunder Series wraps up at Stockton

first_imgBy Mike HughesSTOCKTON, Kan. (Aug. 17) – The Kansas Thunder Series closed out the 2017 season at Rooks County Speedway in Stockton on Thursday evening during the Rooks County Free Fair. Point champions in two of the four divisions were up for grabs.Four drivers were still in the running for the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock crown as 19 cars took the green flag. Zach Olmstead took the lead on the opening lap before Brady Bencken took over a lead he would not relinquish. Three cautions kept the field close but Bencken was up to the occasion to score the win.Garrett Hager charged from his 11th starting spot to take second, followed by Olmstead. Cody Williams finished fourth, good enough to claim the series championship. Fifth was Jeromy Wagner.The Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod crown was also on the line as the green flag fell.  Tanner Portenier took the lead on the opening lap and was also first to the checkers in the 12-lap feature.Tracy Holloway finished in the runner-up spot, which was good enough to claim the points title.  Tyler Watts, Adam Weber and Pat Bedore rounded out the top five.The closest race of the night was in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division where Casey Woken had the point title wrapped up at the drop of the green. Jason Rogers took advantage of his pole starting spot to charge to the lead in the 15-lap feature.A couple cautions gave the field a chance but Rogers held on for the win as the top seven cars were nose-to-tail most of the race, with some swapping positions back in the pack.  Kyle Pfeifer held on for second, followed by Woken, Chad Sterling and Shaylon Holloway.Tyler Frye also took advantage of his pole starting spot to jump to the lead in the IMCA Modified main event and never looked back as he dominated the 15-lap feature.The battle was for second as Randy Wilson held off Marty Clark and Steven Bowers for the runner-up spot. Tyler Sutton rounded out the top five. David Murray Jr., who was a DNF, had a big enough point lead to claim the series championship.last_img read more

Waugh returns to give Australia an Ashes lift

first_img(REUTERS) – Australia have brought back former captain Steve Waugh to help the squad prepare for the final stretch of the Ashes series against England as the tourists look to rebound from the painful third test defeat at Headingley.Waugh had left the squad after the first two Tests as scheduled but has rejoined the group ahead of the fourth test at Old Trafford starting on Wednesday.With the series locked at 1-1, one victory in the next two tests will ensure Australia retain the urn in England for the first time since Waugh’s side triumphed 4-1 in 2001.“We asked him to stay for the third test, but he had to go back for a function,” Australia coach Justin Langer told reporters in Manchester. “But he was actually going to fly there, do the function and fly back the next day. That’s how much he’s enjoying it.“He’s been like a kid at Christmas.”Having Waugh in the backroom staff, much like Ricky Ponting taking on an assistant coaching role during the World Cup, was a priority for Langer after he faced many testing moments during his first year as coach. “Guys like Punter (Ponting) and Steve Waugh, not only do they have a great presence in the group, but they are great psychologists,” Langer added. “They’ve been in the cauldron before, they’ve seen it all, so to have that those type of guys, we are talking about developing leadership in Australian cricket, to have our guys to learn from people of that calibre is very important short term.”Australia’s one-wicket defeat in the third Test was a bitter pill to swallow but they would put it behind them, he said. “I actually felt physically sick after it and then I went back to my room. I wasn’t sure whether to cry my eyes out or smash my hotel room,” he said.“Everyone in that change room, probably a lot of Australians felt it, felt completely sick. “You never like to let opportunities slip… that’s OK, we’ll make sure we learn from it.”last_img read more

SA’s Rolene Strauss crowned Miss World

first_img14 December 2014An estimated one billion viewers around the world watched as Miss South Africa – 22- year-old Rolene Strauss – was crowned Miss World 2014 at the pageant’s final in London on Sunday.Miss Hungary Edina Kulcsar was the first runner-up, and Miss United States Elizabeth Safrit was second runner-up. The title was contested by women from 121 countries.“South Africa, this is for you,” Strauss said in an interview after the pageant, CNN reported. “I’m so proud of you and I’m proud to be your representative.”Strauss is the third South Africa to win Miss World. Penny Coelen won in 1958 and Anneline Kriel in 1974.This year marks the annual competition’s 64th event. It was held at the ExCel exhibition centre in east London, was contested by women from 121 countries.The event was presented by Tim Vincent and Megan Young, the first reigning Miss World to host her own final show.Strauss, a medical student, clasped her hands together in surprise and was presented with the sash by Young.“My country is my pride and my purpose has and will always lie within it,” Strauss said in her acceptance speech, saying she was both proud and humbled to have won.In the build-up to the finale, the contestants took part in the Miss World Challenge Events in London. These included a sports, top model and beach fashion competition, a talent contest, Beauty with a Purpose and a debate at the Oxford Union.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Standability a concern this harvest season

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As crops approach maturity and harvest begins, standability could become a concern in some corn fields.Corn fields across the Eastern Corn Belt have experienced various environmental factors that create stress conditions for the plant and as a result, stalk rots could become an issue late in the season. Ohio State University Bulletin 802 states: “The severity of stalk rot is confounded by plant stress. In general, the greater the stress the plant endures, the greater the severity of stalk rot. This has been demonstrated very well with plant nutrition. Plants with excessively high levels of nitrogen or with an imbalance between nitrogen and potassium are very susceptible to stalk rot. Plants stressed by drought (especially late season drought), foliage disease, or insect injury generally have more stalk rot.”Many corn fields have experienced nitrogen loss, leaf disease, and insect damage this year. Some areas of the Eastern Corn Belt have experienced dry conditions late in the season as well. Growers should walk fields prior to harvest and scout for stalk rots, looking for discoloration of the inside and/or outside of stalks and performing the “pinch test” on stalks to identify areas where lodging could occur. Where standability is a concern, corn should be harvested as soon as possible after reaching physiological maturity to avoid losses due to stalk breakage and lodging. For more detailed information about stalk rots, check out these links: Stress During Grain Fill: A Harbinger of Stalk Health Problems and Corn Disease Management in Ohio.last_img read more

Back to zero as Team Lakay loses all ONE world titles in heartbreaking stretch

first_imgLATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Google Philippines names new country director Folayang and Belingon were the last men standing for Team Lakay heading into Sunday’s big event.Both failed in their title defenses in ONE: A New Era with Belingon losing to Bibiano Fernades in their third encounter via disqualification while Folayang fell to Shinya Aoki in their rematch in the main event.READ: Kevin Belingon yields ONE bantamweight belt after getting disqualifiedDespite the undesirable outcome for Team Lakay, it still had a silver lining with its rising star Danny Kingad advancing to the semifinals of the Flyweight World Grand Prix.Kingad impressed in his quarterfinal matchup against Senzo Ikeda, whom he beat via unanimous decision.ADVERTISEMENT Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag READ: Team Lakay’s Joshua Pacio yields ONE strawweight titleOn Sunday, Eduard Folayang and Kevin Belingon yielded theirs on the same night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsFrom four ONE world champions to end 2018, Team Lakay will now have to work their way back up again after all four of its fighters lost their belts just three months into the new year.READ: Geje Eustaquio bows to Adriano Moraes for 2nd time, surrenders flyweight title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantscenter_img Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – Team Lakay during its fruitful reign with four fighters holding four belts. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTOKYO, Japan—And then there were none.Two months ago, Joshua Pacio and Geje Eustaquio lost their world titles after suffering heartbreaking decisions in just a span of six days.ADVERTISEMENT Threes, dunks and wheelchairs as North beats South in all-star game View commentslast_img read more