Former world champ Ana Julaton retires from combat sports

first_imgCabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Ana Julaton in the One Championship. Contributed PhotoFormer boxing world champion Ana Julaton has decided to step away from the sweet science and mixed martial arts after a professional career that spanned more than 10 years.Julaton announced her retirement Thursday through a lengthy message her Instagram account, saying that it was time for her to leave the world of combat sports while thanking those who helped her along the way.ADVERTISEMENT 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 MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters NU ends Sacred Heart’s Cinderella run, faces La Salle Greenhills in NBTC finals Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next She extended her gratitude to long time promoter Allan Tremblay, Bellator President Scott Coker and promoter Lou DiBella as well as Heather Hardy, her last opponent in Bellator.“As a competitor inside the ring and cage, I’m confident in leaving combat sports fully knowing there are so many wonderful, passionate and hardworking women continuing to carry the torch as a guiding light for the bright future of our arena,” wrote Julaton.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “For all who have been positive and continue to create a stage for all my sisters in the arts, all the organizations I have fought for thank you.”Julaton became the WBO World Female super bantamweight champion in June 2010 before she lost to Yesica Patricia Marcos in March of 2012.Although she signed with MMA promotion ONE Championship in 2014, she was still a professional boxer until her last fight in the ring in March 2017 that ended in a draw against Maria Jose Nuñez.Julaton finished her boxing career 14-4-3, while her MMA stint was a lackluster one, ending at 2-4 including three straight losses in her final bouts.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Warriors’ Shaun Livingston out vs. Phoenix

first_imgOAKLAND — Warriors reserve guard/forward Shaun Livingston will miss his second consecutive game when the Warriors (2-0) host the Phoenix Suns (1-1) on Monday at Oracle Arena because of a left knee contusion. Livingston also stayed sidelined during Sunday’s loss in Denver.Warriors coach Steve Kerr offered that Livingston’s absence may provide increased playing time for fourth-year guard Quinn Cook, training camp … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile devicelast_img read more

How the Octopus Built Its Own Brain for Better Fishing

first_imgThe octopus was glad to see fish evolve, but needed a bigger brain to catch them, so it evolved one of the most complex brains in the animal kingdom.  Is that the gist of this story in the Science blog Origins?  Greg Miller wrote in the style of a children’s storybook: Cephalopods—octopuses, squid, and their relatives—ruled the seas in the Cambrian era, some 500 million years ago.  But their world changed in a big way with the Cambrian Explosion, a rapid diversification of life on Earth that included the origin of fish.  Suddenly, cephalopods had new opportunities—delicious fish!—and their first serious competition and potential predators.  They had to get smart in a hurry.    So it’s no wonder then that modern cephalopods have the most complex brains of any invertebrates.  An octopus brain (lower, right) has 50 to 75 lobes and at least as many neurons (about 100 million) as a mouse brain…. And that’s not counting the smaller “brains” in each arm and the still smaller “brains” (ganglia, technically) associated with each sucker.    All this neural circuitry gives octopuses exquisite control over their bodies, including some nifty tricks for evading predators, and it has even prompted speculation about cephalopod consciousness.    Although the octopus brain rivals the size and complexity of many vertebrate brains, its architecture differs dramatically.  “Short of martians showing up and offering themselves up to science, cephalopods are the only example outside of vertebrates of how to build a complex, clever brain,” says neuroscientist Cliff Ragsdale of the University of Chicago in Illinois.  For that reason, Ragsdale says, these creatures have much to teach us about brain evolution.Among the nifty tricks exhibited by octopi is instant camouflage.  As shown in the video God of Wonders (see 10/24/2009 Resource of the Week), an octopus can swim to a rock and blend in with its colors and textures in milliseconds (06/06/2007).  This involves coordination between the eye, brain, and every point on its skin surface.  Some octopi can mimic almost any other marine creature (08/30/2001, 03/24/2005, bullet 2, and 04/20/2006, bullet 1).  Robot designers study octopi to see how they keep from tying their tentacles in knots (11/27/2001) and achieve precise point-to-point control (02/09/2005).“Origins” is a blog published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in celebration of the Darwin Bicentennial.All we have to do is hand the microphone to some Darwinists and they will proceed to wrap the cord around their necks and hang themselves from the rafters.  If you have a better example of Darwinist stupidity in the news, send it in.    To accept this miracle story, first you have to believe that brainless octopi exploded into existence in the Cambrian seas without ancestors (see 03/19/2009 and watch the film Darwin’s Dilemma).  Then fish exploded onto the scene without ancestors (01/30/2003), and the octopus figured out, without a complex brain, that fish are good to eat.  So it said to itself, “Wow!  Fish taste great, but I need a complex brain to be able to catch them.  Waiter!  One complex brain, well done, on the double!”  Then it thought to itself (without a brain yet) and said, “Wait a second, there; there is no Waiter.  Guess I’ll have to cook up this one myself!  Now where can I buy some neural circuits….”    Help defeat Darwinism.  How?  Laugh out loud.  Would anyone like to publish a cartoon book of your favorite SEQOTW winners over the last 9 years?  Remember, this stuff is being published by the leading scientific journals in the world.  That makes it even more funny.(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more