Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Croatian boxer knocks out referee after losing match (Video)

Unhappy with the decision and loss in the boxing match, Croatian boxer ended up suspended for life for attacking a referee at the European youth boxing championship.

Vido Loncar attacking Magej Dziurgot

Vido Loncar was called "suspended from boxing for life" by the national boxing federation on Tuesday. The verdict was released following a quick executive committee meeting due to the incident.

It might not be usual to see a boxer attacking a referee but this one really happened in Zagreb.

Loncar knocked down the poor Polish referee Magej Dziurgot; He even got hit several times before the boxer was finally dragged away from the ring.

The incident happened on Monday, where Croatia's Vido Loncar had to fight against Lithuania's Algirdas Baniulis.

Vido Loncar attacking Magej Dziurgot

Not long after the controversial boxing match, the footage of the brutal attack of Loncar against referee Dziurgot got posted on the Internet.

Watch: Video of Croatian boxer Vido Loncar attacking referee Magej Dziurgot


Loncar had to be detained after the commotion.

"This is the worst thing which could have happened, a big shame for Zagreb and Croatia", the federation's secretary general Marko Marovic said.

US journalist recovers from Ebola virus infection

Ebola patient American video journalist Ashoka Mukpo is scheduled for release from his confinement in an Omaha hospital, Seattlepi.com reported on Tuesday.

Ashoka Mukpo

Mukpo will be discharged on Wednesday morning, Nebraska Medical Center said.

Mukpo was the second Ebola patient admitted to the said hospital. He was brought there on October 6.

The journalist contracted Ebola virus during a freelance work in Liberia as a cameraman for NBC.

Mukpo is from Providence, Rhode Island.

In general terms, it has been said that "there is no cure for Ebola". The question comes to mind, then "why some patients do survive?"

Why did Dr. Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Rick Sacra, all contracted the disease while working in Liberia, survive?

On the other hand, Ebola virus infection victims Thomas Eric Duncan and Spanish priest Miguel Pajares died.

Factors such as early and high quality treatment, quick re-hydration and plasma transfusions may be the answers, as per CNN article published on Monday, October 20, 2014 - "Ebola outbreak in the West: Why some survive, some don't" (-http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/20/health/ebola-how-do-some-survive/index.html)

Joseph Scott Pemberton is now under Phil. Military detention

Joseph Scott Pemberton, the marine Private who has been the suspect in the gruesome killing of Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, is now under Philippine military detention camp, SFGATE wrote on Tuesday.

Joseph Scott Pemberton

The transfer followed Pemberton's absence in the case's preliminary investigation procedure, which was scheduled yesterday.

The US Marine was instead represented by his lawyer Rowena Flores. The subpoena issued "by the investigating prosecutor did not compel the appearance of the American serviceman", Flores argued.

"I would like to avail of the 10 days to study the case and the various documents submitted by the complainant", Flores added.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Military turned over Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton to the Philippine military's main camp.

It was an agreement between the U.S. and the Philippines, Philippine National Police chief of staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang said in a press conference.

Pemberton was transported to Manila early Wednesday on board a helicopter.

The case of Joseph Scott Pemberton over an alleged killing of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude has been a serious element in the current talks on Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), which has already been in effect between the US and Philippine government.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Xiaomi pop-up store comes to SM Megamall - 'Meet Mi' from October 23 to 29, 2014

Wondering where and how to buy Xiaomi Mi 3 or RedMi 1S smartphones, including accessories and stuff?

You sure can do the transaction online, but if you wanted to try out Xiaomi products in person first before buying, this golden chance should not slip your calendar out!

Meet Mi in Megamall pop-up store

Xiaomi Philippines will be having an awesome "Meet Mi at Megamall" event during the last week of October, from the 23rd until the 29th.

"Meet Mi at Megamall" will be set up on the upper ground floor of Megamall's building B.

Xiaomi Mi3

Customers can still avail of the well-sought Xiaomi Mi3 for PhP 10,599 and the Xiaomi RedMi 1S for PhP 5,599.

Did you miss several of the online sales setup by Lazada PH a few ago? Do mark the dates!