WBA champion Ryoichi Taguchi, right, of Japan and IBF champion Milan Melindo of the Philippines exchange punches in the 10th round of their world light flyweight boxing unification title match in Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. Taguchi beat Melindo by a unanimous decision to win the both titles. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)Brutally battered, slugger Milan Melindo, 29, looked every bloodied inch headed for boxing’s wasteland at the start of the new year.Don’t tell that to his excitable handlers.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina They lost to a better fighter, said his chief trainer Edito Villamor. Yes and no.Melindo threw enough number of punches. But he didn’t lose plainly, he got sorely beaten.Looking back, it would become clear that it was neither his short reach nor blinding blood that caused ultimate defeat.More clearly, it was his inferior defense. Melindo had the silly habit of leaving his stiff head an easy target. He would often sacrifice and offer to receive in order to land a few licks of his own.There are big plans but no apparent change in the ring methodology.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals 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 View comments For example, Melindo should be taught to launch and land solid shots. It’s a must for him to avoid the throwing of half-baked bombs.This could be misunderstood or misinterpreted. But as things stand, Melindo connects punches that are powered mainly by great grunts, windy facial meanness.He wields a terrific jab, but his punches often emanate from the shoulders, instead of the main seat of power in the lower body.He often ends up delivering virtual slaps, his shots devoid of snap and sting.Of Melindo’s recorded 37 wins, only 13 came via knockout.His handlers need not go to Roach and Beristain for secrets and pointers on how to deliver airtight knockouts.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jarata thwarts Fernandez ALA Stable CEO Michael Aldeguer said they had big plans for the methodical small puncher, who relinquished his IBF light flyweight crown in Tokyo a few hours before the close of 2017.Melindo lost his crown in 12 rounds to a tall and crafty Japanese WBA title holder but, as things stood at the final bell, he remains a big sell in Tokyo. He had fans at the edge of their seats the whole night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHe started strong, but allowed himself to be dominated at the start of the second half.He resurged briefly, before wilting in blood and agony to surrender his crown. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’
With not even 24 hours left for 2016 to come to an end, let’s take a look at those extraordinary photographs that made big headlines and touched our hearts.This article will showcase an extensive compilation of powerful yet unforgettable pictures that will remain in your hearts and minds for years together.Fortunately or unfortunately, 2016 brought us some of the heartrending photographs also.From Donald Trump being elected as America’s 45th president to becoming the TIME Person of the Year, ‘President of Divided States of America,’ we saw the changing times.In India too, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Demonetisation’ brought twist and turns across the nation.We also witnessed, how an Indian model and acid attack survivor Reshma Quereshi walked the ramp to present Indian designer Archana Kochhar’s Spring/Summer 2017.So, here’s a look at the most powerful, remarkable, and striking pictures from 2016 brought to you through the eyes of brilliant photographers around the world:Note: Some of the pictures might bring tears to your eyes.1Five-year-old Omran Daqneesh sits in an ambulance after being taken out of a building hit by an airstrike in Syria2Infant Udai Faisal suffering from acute malnutrition dies at Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sanaa, Yemen3Kenyan riot police officer stomps on a protester in Nairobi demanding the dismissal of the electoral authority over alleged bias and corruption4Nidhi Chaphekar, a 40-year-old Jet Airways flight attendant from Mumbai, right, after the Brussels airport bombing5Air Force One – carrying US President Barack Obama flies over a neighborhood in Havanadvertisement6Wildfires glowing beneath ‘The Northern Lights,’ also known as the Aurora Borealis, near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada7Pope Francis march through Auschwitz’s infamous gate with the sign8A protester looks into the eyes of a riot policeman during a protest marking the country’s 1973 military coup in Santiago, Chile9A woman pouring water on a child’s face after being affected by teargas in central Harare, Zimbabwe10 Saida Ahmad Baghili, an 18-year-old woman suffering from acute malnutrition, sits on a bed at the al-Thawra hospital in the Red Sea port city of Houdieda, Yemen11A woman removes a Niqab she was wearing in her village after Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) took control of it in Aleppo province, Syria12Barack Obama wiped tears from his eyes as he spoke about the steps his administration took to reduce gun violence in the US13Theresa May meeting Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace14Turkish student cries during a protest to show solidarity with trapped citizens of Aleppo, Syria, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina15Leonardo DiCaprio winning Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘The Revenant’16Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius walking without his prosthetic legs during mid-trial17Usain Bolt competes the Men’s 100-meter semifinal race during the Rio Olympic Games18International Space Station shows a massive snowstorm blankets, the East Coast of the U.S19Dead sperm whales lying on a beach on Texel Island, the Netherlands20 After being saved from indulging in prostitution, schoolgirls in India play Kabaddi during recess(Image source: LA Times)21A monkey catches knives as it balances on a board during a daily training session at a monkey farm in China22Jackeline, 26, holds her 4-month old son who is born with microcephaly, in front of their house in Brazil23A Sadhu combs his beard after taking a dip during Kumbh Mela in Ujjain, India24A Guardsman faints at Horseguards Parade for the Annual Trooping the colour ceremony in central London, Britain25The full moon is captured behind the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil26A splash of lightning seen above the skyline of Shanghai, China27A girl holds a rifle in a parade to show support to the movement in Sanaa, Yemen28Richard Whitehead of Britain competes in the men’s 200m – T42 category29The supermoon rises behind the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft in Kazakhstan30#DemonetisationIndia: Ban of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes31A former fisherman standing in the dry bed that was once Bolivia’s second-largest lake(Image source: The New York Times)323Global warming affecting the ecology of polar bears’ Arctic habitat on a vast scale(Image source: The New York Times)33Sahara desert after getting its first snowfall in 37 years(Image source: Karim Bouchetata/Geoff Robinson Photography)34Prince George meets President Obama during a trip to London35Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta sets fire to the world’s biggest ivory bonfire at Nairobi National Park(Image source: AFP)36A gunman nod after assassinating Andrey G. Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, at an art exhibitadvertisement37Iranians lay beside Urmia Lake with their bodies covered in salt near Urmia, North-western Iran38Leshia Evans, a mother and protester, calmly facing down heavily armored riot police in the middle of a Baton Rouge street39Indian acid attack survivor Reshma Quereshi applied makeup before walking the ramp at New York Fashion Week40US President-elect Donald Trump stands behind Hillary Clinton during presidential town hall debate at Washington UniversityLet’s all hope the coming year brings more happiness to all of us!For more updates on Education, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at email@example.com
Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill that would lift Nebraska’s ban on public school teachers wearing religious garb such as habits, hijabs and yarmulkes in the classroom.Senators voted 41-1 Thursday to send the bill to a final vote.Speaker Jim Scheer says he introduced the measure so public schools don’t punish teachers for what they wear.He learned about the issue after a nun was rejected for a substitute teaching job in Norfolk.It would repeal a ban enacted in 1919 under pressure from the Ku Klux Klan.Thirty-six other states had similar bans, and all but Nebraska and Pennsylvania have repealed them.Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha was the sole no vote on the bill.He says all displays of religion are inappropriate in public school classrooms.