THERE IS deep sadness across Donegal following the death of Very Rev Joseph O’Donnell, Parish Priest of Ballintra, this morning.Fr O’Donnell passed away in hospital following an illness.Fr O’Donnell was appointed P.P. in Ballintra in June 2016 after two years as a Curate in Mountcharles. Fr O’Donnell spent the bulk of his priesthood in Letterkenny, serving in the Cathedral parish for eight years and as a Curate in Aughaninshin for 16.At a farewell function, as he bid adieu to the Church of the Irish Martyrs in 2014, hundreds turned out at the Mount Errigal Hotel.Fr O’Donnell had previously served in Convoy.A big sports fan, he was a keen supporter of Leeds United and was a founder member of the Downtown Bar-based supporters club in 1992. A native of Main Street, St Johnston, Fr O’Donnell is predeceased by his parents, Hugh and Eileen, and is survived by brothers Seamus and Jude, and sister Elaine.Death mourned of popular Parish Priest, Fr Joseph O’Donnell was last modified: July 9th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AughaninshinBallintraChurch of the Irish MartyrsFr Joe o’DonnellFr Joseph O’DonnellletterkennySt Johnston
Lifeguards were forced to close a leading Co Donegal beach because of dangerous jellyfish.The lifeguards at Shroove Beach near Greencastle on the Inishowen Peninsula put up the red flag telling bathers it was unsafe to swim in the water.They were forced to act after what was understood to be a number of Lion’s Mane jellyfish being spotted in the water yesterday afternoon. Donegal County Council has confirmed to Donegal Daily that the beach had to be closed for two hours on Sunday due to the jellyfish.A spokesperson said the decision was taken to close the beach because of concerns over the presence of jellyfish.The spokesperson said “Donegal County Council can confirm that the beach at Shroove was closed for a period of two hours yesterday (Sunday 25 August) due to concern over the number of jellyfish on the beach.“The jellyfish were moved on naturally by the tide after which, the beach reopened. The beach remains open today. “We would like to thank the members of the public for their patience and co-operation yesterday and we would also like to reassure the public that the beach is safe for bathing.”One person who was on the beach said the jellyfish appeared all of a sudden but disappeared themselves soon after.She said “We were enjoying a lovely day but all of a sudden the jellyfish came out of nowhere. They were definitely Lion’s Mane as I’ve come across them before and they were quite large.“I pitied one family as they’d come just up from Monaghan for the weekend and were afraid to go into the water after that.”There have been several incidents of people being stung by Lion’s mane jellyfish around Ireland. It is also known as the giant jellyfish or the hair jelly and is the largest known species of jellyfish.It uses its stinging tentacles to capture, pull in, and eat prey such as fish, sea creatures, and smaller jellyfish.Donegal beach closed after dangerous jellyfish spotted along coast was last modified: August 28th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:beachcloseddonegaljellyfishShroove
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Today is the easy part of the forecast. High pressure is passing by to the north this morning, moving across southeast Michigan and ending up over Lake Erie and north central Ohio by mid to late morning. We should see sunshine for at least part of the day, but clouds will be increasing this afternoon ahead of our next storm complex. This storm is growing in intensity and will be putting down wet snow back in the central plains and MO valley today.A strong winter storm moves into the eastern corn belt overnight tonight and tomorrow. We have potential for accumulation of heavy, wet snow at the outset of this system, before action turns to rain. From US 30 northward, we are looking for a coating to 3 inches. South of US 30, we see 3-6 inch potential. However, here is the problem. We also have a concern about ice sneaking in over central Ohio too, as action changes from snow to rain through the day. We think the threat is lower here than back west in Indiana, but we are not ruling it out. Our main concern is warm air coming in faster at higher elevations than at the surface, and that creating some freezing rain. That would lessen the potential for the 4 or 5 or 6 inch snow totals but open up a whole lot of other problems. So, we are saying to be on the lookout for Ice. It can be a mess either way. The entire state is changed over to rain by midday, and then we can add another .25”-.75” of liquid before everything is done Thursday morning. The total liquid equivalent precipitation for this event will be from .3”-1.5” over the entire state, which the map shows at right.We are dry for Thursday and Friday and should see some sunshine for that period. However, precipitation is back for Friday night through the weekend. Friday night through Saturday we see rain mostly over the southern part of the state, from US 50 southward. Farther north we see just clouds, or even clouds and some Saturday sun. But, from Saturday night through Sunday midday, we have a second, much stronger wave of moisture coming. Rain can be from .5”-2” over 100% of the state. The heaviest rains come around midnight Saturday night through Sunday morning.We turn partly sunny Sunday afternoon, and it will be windy. Then we put together several nice days from Monday through next Wednesday, with near normal temps and low winds. The next batch of precipitation we are watching rolls in overnight nest Wednesday night into Thursday early morning, bringing .25” to .5” of moisture with 70% coverage. There is a chance that some of that rain ends as snow Thursday morning, with a change to windy, much colder air. That may even allow some flurries to linger all day over far north and northwest Ohio next Thursday.A quick moving system brings snow for next Friday, a coating to 2 inches. Then for the extended period, we have a nice weekend to start off March: mixed clouds and sun, right on into Monday, the 4th. However, we finish the extended period with a massive rain maker Action may start on Tuesday the 5th with 1-3 inches of wet snow, but then snow turns to rain and through Wednesday the 6th we can see cumulative rain totals at half to 1.5” over 100% of the state. It will be an impressive early March storm.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Abbie Burnett, production communications specialist for Certified Angus BeefIn a third of the world’s economies today banks charge customers to keep money in savings. This and other disincentives to save has brought world economic debt to record levels, and the U.S. at $23 trillion holds the largest share of the $243 trillion total.“Economic and political order has become disorder,” said Dan Basse, AgResource president, in market analysis comments at the 2019 Feeding Quality Forum in Amarillo, Texas.The pressure is on to put money to work in those economies, even to the point of devaluing the money,“In agriculture, everybody is dropping their currencies so they have a competitive edge in producing more supply,” Basse said. “This is what’s giving us a supply bear market in the grains.”“It’s really why interest rates cannot rise. So, we are kind of locked into this environment of debt and low growth.”Enter the Chinese economy. Growth there and in India will see median annual incomes of at least $20,000 rising to 150 million people.“That’s why this trade war, if you will, or trade debate is so centered on China —because they have the money to spend over the next six to eight years,” he said.In the next four to seven years, China will become the leading economy in the world and at some point after that, India will become second largest. The longer this trade war goes on, the more worldwide structural production habits change, Basse said.“Someone is going to produce what we don’t, and sell to China,” he said.In the midst of these trade negotiations, China is dealing with a major blow to its agricultural industry. African swine fever is reducing the world’s largest hog herd, which he said will decline from more than 600 million to 340 million head by year’s end.“[China] is of course stepping up their beef imports,” he said. “They are so hungry that they’re now turning to Africa to see if they can bring in some beef to fill their needs.”Basse said if we had a Chinese free trade agreement today, “We couldn’t keep beef and pork on the shelf.”But still, overall U.S. beef export commitments are good.“There’s a solid demand for our beef, both in terms of the domestic market and the export market,” he said. “We think USDA is understating U.S. beef trade, so there’s a real argument of a demand bull market that’s developing as U.S. cattle prices tighten.”The record-high domestic beef quality grades now are partly a result of U.S. consumer demand for better beef, and one reason premium-quality branding has done well, Basse said.“Everybody is looking for that higher quality cut,” he said.Record strong demand now and for “many years to come” suggests a clear advantage for producers of that higher quality.“I think it’s a good investment,” Basse said. “Consumers will reward you with bigger demand going down the road.”He doesn’t have the same optimism for grain farmers. With fewer porcine mouths to feed in China, there’s less need for soybeans and corn. African swine fever in China amounts to a loss of 20 million metric tons per year, compared to the total world meat trade of 7 million metric tons. As bullish as that is for meat, it’s bearish for world soybean demand, which leads to an extra billion bushels a year likely remaining in the United States.Basse’s not worried about having enough corn, for now. An adequate supply going into winter should mean a stable spread of $25 or $26 per hundredweight between feeder cattle and fed cattle, but that may widen to the $35 range in early 2020.“I don’t have a long-term bullish outlook for the feed producer or the corn-soybean farmer,” he said. “But I would take coverage if you see a real dilemma in South American weather.”Climate change and the warming northern oceans have led to more “angular” jet stream patterns so that weather can settle into one region, sticking around longer than usual.If the Southern Hemisphere growing season is disrupted by “stuck” weather patterns, China would be forced to buy from the U.S., despite the tariffs, creating an inflammatory market, Basse said.U.S. weather bears watching as well, because delayed planting put acres at risk of an early frost.“So you want to be protected maybe at current prices,” he said. “But I really have difficulty getting corn too much above $4.20 a bushel relative to spot futures in Chicago.”If weather holds steady, a year from now, corn could be trading at $3 or below, he said.For cattle, Basse said the cash bottom could be in and fed supplies will tighten into March. The market will turn bullish, normal weather advancing prices to the $122 to $128 per hundredweight range for the 2020 first quarter.“I want the cattlemen and the grain farmers to think of profit margins down the road,” Basse said. “Always be protective of them because our real goal in this game is to stay in business, expand when our neighbors aren’t and to look for opportunities.”
Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification frederic lardinois Social networking sites are quickly becoming one of the most important places where retailers can meet potential customers and interact with their current customer base. According to a new report from eMarketer, social network users are a lucrative target demographic because they are more likely to make online purchases than any other group. About three-quarters of all the retailers in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide maintain a presence on at least one social network. Facebook, YouTube and MySpace are the most popular social networking sites for online retailers.Online Retailers Experiment with Twitter, But They Really Love Facebook’s PlatformAccording to eMarkter’s report, 56.8% of online retailers maintain a Facebook presence, 41.4% are on YouTube and 28.6% use MySpace. Twitter comes in at #4, as only 20.4% of all online merchants actively maintain a Twitter account. As eMarkteter points out, Twitter is a ‘hotbed for experimentation,’ where companies can promote deals and interact directly with their customers. For the majority of companies, however, Facebook is the most lucrative place to meet current and potential customers. Facebook’s platforms give retailers ranging from 1-800-Flowers to Papa John’s Pizza the ability to create e-commerce applications and provide users with services right on Facebook. According to an earlier eMarkter report, almost 99% of all US Online Retailers plan to have a Facebook fan site within the next year (up from 86% today), and 85% plan to use Twitter within the next 12 months.Consumers Want Online Retailers to be on Social NetworksThis trend, of course, isn’t new, but it’s also clear that online retailers will have to continue to follow their customers to where they are – and today, that means social networks like Twitter and Facebook. We also know that consumers want to interact with brands and online retailers through social networks, so any company that isn’t using these tools is bound to miss out on potential sales. These customers are also highly likely to spread the word about a product – good or bad – on these social networks, so smart retailers will not just have a presence on these networks, but also use them to reach out directly to their customers. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#news#social networks#Social Web#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
Related Posts The Yammer plugin for Seesmic allows users to:View their Yammer feed, including replies, direct messages, sent messages, liked items, bookmarked items and RSS feeds.Post new messages to Yammer, or cross-post to other services such as Facebook and Twitter.Search Yammer for keywords or phrases.Reply to, like or bookmark messages.View user profiles, including a user’s past messages.Update their Yammer profile.Seesmic received a $4 million investment from Salesforce.com and Softbank last month. Seesmic began integrating Chatter last fall and announced a public beta earlier this month. A beta version of Chatter support is also available for Seesmic’s Android client.Yammer directly competes with Chatter, as well as several other enterprise microblogging and collaboration tools.In addition to Chatter and Yammer, Seesmic now supports Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn, Twitter and several other services. Tags:#enterprise#saas Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… klint finley 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Seesmic and Yammer announced today a plugin that brings Yammer’s enterprise microblogging and social networking tool to Seesmic’s desktop social media application. In addition to making Yammer more appealing to companies that also use external social media, the integration helps Seesmic differentiate itself from other social media dashboards by offering more internal collaboration options.Seesmic users can download the plugin from the marketplace section of the Seesmic Desktop app. The Seesmic Web client and various mobile clients do not yet have Yammer support. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies in the workplace are increasingly regarded as an inevitability as employees demand to to be able to use the hardware they want instead instead of settling for some lame, inefficient corporate standard.In this scenario, BYOD is seen as a boon for workers that companies are gradually, grudgingly coming to accept. The conventional wisdom holds that employees love BYOD while their employeers worry about security issues and support costs, among other objections – they go along to make their employees happy and hopefully garner some productivity enhancements. It turns out that the real story is a lot more complicated, and that BYOD often brings new costs and responsibilites to workers – who may or may not have been eager for it in the first place. What exactly are workers getting into with BYOD, how much is it going to cost them and how do they feel about the tradeoffs?(See also Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Saves Companies Money – But Could Cost Users Big.)Reach For Your WalletFirst, there’s the out-of-pocket expenses surrounding BYOD. For now, many companies subsidize devices and data plans, or even directly buy the hardware employees want with Corporate Owned, PersonallyEnabled (COPE) policies – taking advantage of the buying power of a larger organization.(See also Forget Bring Your Own Device – Try Corporate Owned, Personally Enabled.)But that may not last. Increasingly, organizations not opting for COPE-oriented policies are letting their employees foot more of the bill for devices and attendant online costs. It is not clear what employees are actually paying right now, but a recent survey from Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group Consulting unit tells us what employees are willing to pay: Global workers said they would spend an average of $965 for their own devices – and another $734 annually for the data plans to go with them.That’s quite a chunk of change, and no doubt a sum that corporations would love to shift from corporate coffers worker’s wallets.And that’s just smartphones… as trends move towards employees being allowed and in some cases required to purchase their own laptop or desktop machines, even more of a financial burden could be put on workers. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Is BYOD Worth It For Workers?It is not entirely clear how big the demand for BYOD is in the workplace. Some surveys suggest that the slowed economy is driving BYOD, with workers willing to make any sacrifice to keep their jobs. Earlier this year, a poll of ReadWrite readers indicated that many potential BYOD users decline to participate. Meanwhile, Gartner predicts that by 2017, half of employers may require workers to bring in their own devices.(See also Worried Workers: BYOD Or You’re SOL [Infographic].)Despite the potential friction points and uncertainty, some people are still willing to put up with the hassle for the sake of working with their own devices. “In the end, the flexibility is worth the increased encroachment of work on personal time,” Freeman said.Max Rava, communications director at FwdHealth, liked his previous employers’ use of BYOD policies, so he and his co-founders at FwdHealth made it a point to create a BYOD policy of their own.“In my past two places of employment I have worked under a BYOD policy. I have found that this is a sound policy because it makes remote commuting much easier in the event of illness, personal emergencies and corporate crisis,” Rava said. “While recovering from a very serious health issue, I was able to work from home effectively for the past three months due to the BYOD policy.”Such anecdotes are commonplace in BYOD discussion, and will continue to fuel the movement to own and operate your own device for work. But before diving in, workers should be very aware of what they’re getting into in terms of time, money and control of data.In-story images courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#BYOD 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair What About Software And Other Expenses?The costs don’t stop at hardware. At least some software expenses might also be dropped on staffers, but because software is such a malware vector, many organizations will want to keep tight controls on applications used to handle company data. But personal apps will likely be the employees’ responsibility, and they’re much more likely to want to enhance devices they own instead of company units they’re merely using.If employees are expected to foot the costs for devices, though, it’s a good bet they’ll need to pick up the tab for insurance premiums for those devices.“There’s no need to insure a computer if we don’t own it. With devices that we provide, especially portable devices, insurance can be an issue,” related Chris Dawkins, founder of Trace Media Marketing. “The one time that I provided a mobile phone to an employee, it was left on a train during the first month of use and needed to be replaced. Another replacement was needed when the employee dropped and broke the new phone.”What’s Mine Is Mine, What’s Yours Is Mine, TooBeyond BYOD’s potential financial costs for employees, less-understood and legally gray obligations could also crop up around working with corporate data on an employee’s hardware.Legal rights of employees who use their corporate-owned smartphones and computers for personal use are already subject to a lot of restrictions, including prohibitions on using work machines for any personal stuff. That obviously won’t apply in BYOD situations, but corporate policies could still extend to devices employee own.For instance, in many jurisdictions, email messages are not subject to personal privacy laws. So employers may be free to monitor and read employees’ email messages. That policy was created for employer-owned computers, but when corporate data and software are involved, who’s to say employers won’t demand the right to examine employee email on any device used for work?Would such oversight also extend to other data on the employee’s computer or smartphone? Files and Internet usage could very well fall under such controls, using the same legal justifications organizations claim for monitoring devices they actually own: viruses and other malware can be picked up surfing almost anywhere, and organizations need to make sure heir employees aren’t violating confidentiality rules.Protecting company data is a high priority for any IT department worth their salt. It is not uncommon, for example, to implement software that not only allows for remote monitoring but also for remote data wiping.“On employee termination or company separation, a remote wipe is executed on personal iPhone and Android devices. This wipes address books, photos, music and the memory card,” explained George Buelna, director of IT for TransPerfect. Logistically, this make sense, but having your own device wiped is yet one more price to pay for BYOD.So, too, is convenience. To lock down data, TransPerfect and other employers often require pass codes on personal hardware, Buelna added.This isn’t a big deal (and it’s a good idea for everyone), acknowledged one user, but it still had to be done. “I did not have a pass code on the device before setting up email. The email system has a policy that forces you to have a passcode for it to work,” said Michael Freeman, senior manager of search at ShoreTel. “It was an adjustment, but I am okay with it now.” Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… brian proffitt
Separatists on Tuesday used the lowest-ever poll percentage of 7.14 in the Srinagar Lok Sabha by-polls to claim “a victory of their stand” in Jammu and Kashmir.In a joint statement, separatists leaders — Hurriyat chairmen Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Mohamad Yasin Malik — hailed people “for complete and unprecedented poll boycott” on April 9.“People’s verdict is loud and clear. It showed commitment to achieving their fundamental political right. It is a victory and the deferment of polls vindicates that State rulers and pro-Indian parties have virtually accepted defeat,” said the joint statement. They said the Government of India’s own index of treating elections as a gauge of people’s faith in Indian democracy “stands completely exposed”. They urged people to boycott re-polling on April 13, too.“Election boycott is a significant part of our movement and people will boycott these elections,” said a Hurriyat spokesman. He said elections to Parliament, Assembly, Panchayats or municipalities, “will not serve any purpose”.The Hurriyat said it is ridiculous to blame Pakistan. “Neither an encounter occurred nor any militant from Pakistan was there. However, the Forces killed eight unarmed and innocent youth and injured over 150,” he said.Separatists are planning joint Friday prayers in Budgam, which witnessed widespread violence during the polls and saw the death of eight civilians.
Chandrika Ghosh, a resident of Balaji Nagar in Akurdi, died of dengue on Sunday. Ghosh, who was in her early twenties, was admitted to Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital in Pimpri last Friday after she complained of severe body ache. She had high fever and recurrent bouts of nausea, said doctors. Ghosh tested positive for the NS 1 antigen and died at 3:30 a.m. The Health Department of the Pune Municipal Corporation has recorded 380 cases since January. More than 200 cases have been recorded in July alone with 90 testing positive for dengue. Pune claims a large share of the 470-odd cases of suspected dengue recorded across Maharashtra.Rain aids spread The incessant rain over the past three weeks has led to the spread of dengue, say health experts. Last week, a 32-year-old woman doctor who had just given birth died due to multi-organ failure following dengue fever in the city’s Sahyadri Hospital in Hadapsar. The case drew the attention of the State Health Department which accused the hospital of facilitating the breeding of dengue-transmitting Aedes mosquitoes on its premises. It directed PMC to take action against the hospital and rapped the civic authorities for poor health surveillance. On July 19, a 40-year-old man from Satara district who was undergoing treatment at a city hospital succumbed to a viral co-infection brought on by dengue and swine flu. In February, a minor died in the city’s Karve Nagar area. Notices issuedThe PMC has sent notices to 12 police stations in areas where rivulets of stagnant water have been spotted. The civic body has also issued notices to 11,000 public and private spaces and establishments.
Surging Tennessee beats West Virginia for 14th straight win US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Bader comfortably won his first two Grand Prix fights, stopping Muhammed Lawal and earning a decision over Matt Mitrione.The vaunted wrestler has been known to make mistakes in striking exchanges during his bouts, but he didn’t even give Fedor a chance to hurt him.Emelianenko has always made up for his lack of heavyweight size with quickness and athleticism, but he was stopped for the fourth time in his last 11 fights.Emelianenko and Bader won two fights apiece to reach the final of the tournament conceived last year by Bellator to highlight its biggest stars.Emelianenko stopped veterans Frank Mir and Chael Sonnen in the first round of his fights, demonstrating his feared punching power hadn’t diminished much with age.ADVERTISEMENT Bader added the heavyweight title to his 205-pound light heavyweight belt with his seventh consecutive victory. The former Arizona State wrestler showed his dominance in Bellator’s biggest weight classes with two opening-minute stoppages while winning his three bouts in the eight-man Grand Prix.The quickest loss in the 42-year-old Emelianenko’s storied career also might have been his final fight. Although he had won seven of his past eight bouts, The Last Emperor (38-6) planned to consider retirement even with a victory — and his chin could no longer hold up to punches from the likes of Bader.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I want to give it up to that man across the cage from me,” Bader said. “He’s had a storied career. One of the best to ever do it. It’s an honor for me to be in the cage with him and win the heavyweight title. Lot of respect to him.”The 35-year-old Bader is one of the world’s top fighters outside the UFC, where he competed for eight years before leaving in 2017. He won the light heavyweight title in his first bout for Bellator, and he entered the Grand Prix for the chance to join the small club of fighters to hold two belts simultaneously in a major MMA promotion. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Ryan Bader stopped Fedor Emelianenko just 35 seconds into the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix finale Saturday night, becoming the first Bellator fighter to hold two championship belts simultaneously.Bader (27-5) floored the vaunted Russian heavyweight with a left hook from distance in the opening exchanges of their long-anticipated bout. He added a right hand on the ground and a hammer fist, forcing the early stoppage at the famous Forum south of downtown Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT The former Russian Army firefighter was a near-mythical figure in the early years of MMA’s growth into an international sport. Emelianenko, who trained in judo and the Russian martial art of sambo, won 30 of his first 32 MMA fights while landing a string of spectacular knockouts and excelling as a heavyweight despite standing just 6 feet tall.Emelianenko never fought in the UFC even after numerous attempts to bring him to the sport’s biggest promotion, which meant he never faced some of the sport’s top competition. Although his aura of invincibility dissipated with three consecutive losses in 2010-11 and a subsequent three-year hiatus from competition, he was on a lengthy roll of success heading into the grand prix finale.In a co-main event between two elite featherweights from nearby Whittier, California, Henry Corrales stopped promising prospect Aaron Pico with one spectacular punch just 67 seconds in. Pico knocked down Corrales and nearly finished him in the opening minute, but Corrales got up and landed a right hand to the head, rendering Pico unconscious on his feet.Former professional wrestler Jake Hager also made a successful pro MMA debut, submitting 41-year-old heavyweight J.W. Kiser in the first round with an arm triangle.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View comments