Health workers start anti-coup protests in virus-hit Myanmar

first_imgJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Medical workers across Myanmar have begun a civil disobedience protest against Monday’s coup, wearing red ribbons and declaring they won’t work for the military government. The army takeover that ousted the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi over allegations of fraud in November’s elections could not have come at a worse time for a country battling a steady rise in COVID-19 cases with an inadequate and poorly funded health system. One doctor in Yangon, the nation’s biggest city, says “we want to show the world we are totally against military dictatorship and we want our elected government and leader back.” Photos in social media show medical workers with red ribbons pinned to their clothes.last_img read more

Conor McGregor vs. Cowboy purse, salaries: How much money will they make at UFC 246?

first_imgMeanwhile, Cerrone is coming off back-to-back losses against Justin Gaethje in September and Tony Ferguson in June — both by TKO — perhaps signaling that McGregor will have even more pressure on him to dole out a similar result.This fight being so important to McGregor is also reflected in his pay. Here’s a guide to everything you need to know about the McGregor vs. Cerrone purse, each fighter’s net worth and their records entering the bout.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year (Getty Images) The stakes are always high when Conor McGregor steps into the Octagon. Saturday night will be no different, as McGregor makes his return against Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC 246 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.McGregor lost his last time out via a fourth-round submission to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October of 2018. Prior to that, the last time he tasted victory was way back in November of 2016, when he rocked Eddie Alvarez with a second-round TKO. McGregor vs. Cerrone fight purse, prize moneyMcGregor will earn at least a $3 million purse for headlining the main event of UFC 246 against Donald Cerrone, as reported by ESPN. However, when speaking with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani earlier in the week, McGregor predicted that his total earnings from the event will swell up to an estimated $80 million. He told ESPN that he earned an estimated $50 million for his fight against Nurmagomedov.Meanwhile, Cerrone will pocket $200,000 just to show up and enter the Octagon and could gain another $200,000 with a victory, per ESPN.What is Conor McGregor’s net worth?According to, McGregor’s net worth is listed as $120 million, and that’s not including what he stands to make in his main event against Cerrone. McGregor also ranked No. 21 on the Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid athletes for 2019. Forbes additionally reported that McGregor earned around $100 million for his August 2017 fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.With subsequent fights this year plus his Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey, August McGregor Clothing and multimillion-dollar deal with Reebok, McGregor could drive up his net worth significantly in 2020. What is Donald Cerrone’s net worth?In nearly 15 years as a pro, Cerrone has amassed a net worth of $9 million, according to Conor McGregor’s career recordIn 25 professional fights, McGregor stands at 21-4, having defeated the likes of Eddie Alvarez, Nate Diaz, Jose Aldo, Dustin Poirier and Max Holloway. His four losses have come against Nurmagomedov and Diaz in the UFC and Joseph Duffy and Artemij Sitenkov prior to joining the company. McGregor avenged his March 2016 submission loss to Diaz by beating him via majority decision just over five months later.Donald Cerrone’s career recordCerrone joined the UFC in February of 2011 and has totaled the most wins in the company’s history. Through the years, Cerrone (36-13, 1 no-contest) has registered wins over Al Iaquinta, Alexander Hernandez, Mike Perry, Eddie Alvarez and Edson Barboza. Will his 51st pro fight be his most memorable?last_img read more

Haryana govt to set up Yoga and Naturopathy centre at

first_imgPanchkula Chandigarh, Sep 17 (PTI) An international level Yoga and Naturopathy centre will be set up at Panchkula by the Haryana government. The centre would be established on public-private partnership mode where treatment facilities would also be provided to poor people, an official release said today. The decision was taken in a meeting to review the construction of Vyayam and Yogshalas in villages held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here today. Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma, Health Minister Anil Vij, Finance Minister Abhimanyu and Agriculture Minister O P Dhankar were also present in the meeting. It was also decided in the meeting that the Vyayam and Yogshalas would be operational under District Sports Councils in each district, the release said. A search committee would be constituted under the chairmanship of concerned Deputy Commissioner which would recommend the name to engage one Yoga Coach in every district. Besides this, 1,000 volunteers would be engaged under outsourcing policy for 1,000 yogshalas to be constructed in the first phase, it said. A World Herbal Forest was also being developed at Morni Hills in district Panchkula, at a cost of Rs 234 crore in coming five years, the release stated. About 75,000 herbal saplings had already been planted out of the total plantation of 1.15 lakh so far. Health Minister Anil Vij said that the state Health Department will soon open Panchkarma Centres in all districts in the state. In the first phase, these centres would be opened in available place in the districts. For this, all the Deputy Commissioners have been directed to identify available unoccupied building in their respective districts, he said. All these Panchkarma Centres would be operational on no-profit-no-loss basis. “Natural medical care would be provided in these centers,” Vij added. PTI SUN SRYlast_img read more