OTTAWA — Canada has no plans to contribute a ship to Britain’s nascent navy coalition to defend international shipping in the Strait of Hormuz.A spokesman for Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says Canada has not been asked to contribute to the coalition the British government wants to create to protect international shipping lanes from Iran.Ex-Canadian navy commanders who’ve served in the region, as well Middle East analysts, say that’s not necessarily a bad thing.They say cooler diplomatic heads will be required to solve the current crisis, and that a military build-up of Western warships in the Persian Gulf would only inflame tensions.Last Friday, Iran seized the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero as it was transiting the narrow and strategically vital international waterway between Oman and Iran through which one-fifth of the world’s oil is shipped.That followed the British Royal Navy’s seizure of an Iranian oil tanker off the coast of Gibraltar earlier this month for violating sanctions against Syria.The Canadian Press
An area of dense fog has formed causing near-zero visibilities, and the fog will likely continue until late Saturday morning. The warning covers Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge, Hythe, Sexsmith and out to Valleyview.Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.See the full warning below.Statements8:06 AM MDT Saturday 17 March 2018Fog advisory in effect for:Co. of Grande Prairie near Beaverlodge Hythe and DemmittCo. of Grande Prairie near Grande Prairie and WembleyCo. of Grande Prairie near Sexsmith and La GlaceM.D. of Greenview near DeBoltM.D. of Greenview near Little SmokyM.D. of Greenview near O’Brien Prov. Park and Big Mtn CreekM.D. of Greenview near Sturgeon LakeM.D. of Greenview near Valleyview and New Fish CreekM.D. of Greenview near Wapiti and Shuttler Flats Rec. AreaNear zero visibility in fog is expected or occurring.An area of dense fog has formed. Near-zero visibilities in fog will likely continue until late Saturday morning. UPDATE – The fog advisory has ended.GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Environment Canada has issued a fog advisory for Grande Prairie and surrounding communities.The warning says near zero visibility in fog is expected or occurring. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to email@example.com or tweet reports using #ABStorm.
He said that while drugs are on transit via Sri Lanka some part of it remains in the country. He said a special Police unit has been established to fight the spread of drugs in the country. (Colombo Gazette) Ratnayake said the LTTE used to smuggle drugs to fund their cause. However even with the war over Sri Lanka is still a transit point for international drugs dealers. “Sri Lanka is located strategically and that is the only reason we are vulnerable,” he said.The Minister said that the Government has a responsibility to prevent drugs smuggling in the region and in the country. Sri Lanka is working with regional countries to fight drugs smuggling, Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake said today.He said that Sri Lanka is a transit point for drugs smuggling as it is strategically located.
The first issue of Brock HealthA new magazine launched this year is helping Brock students stay up to date on current health research.Brock Health, a project of Community Health Sciences students, gives students a forum to publish their ideas and theories about medicine and health. The first edition of the glossy magazine, released in March 2010, tackled subjects like trans fats, nanomagnets, prescription drug abuse and motivation for exercising.It gives students an outlet to express themselves, and also a unique way of learning, said Shahla Ahmad, Brock Health editor and fourth-year Community Health Sciences student.“The educational experience in university should not just be about attending class and writing exams,” she said. “We believe the greater educational experience comes from bringing about initiatives like this.”The 24-page magazine stemmed from one of Ahmad’s Community Health Sciences courses called Issues in Health Policy, taught by associate professor Kelli-an Lawrance. Ahmad approached classmates about helping her, and formed a core team of six: Vicky Horner, Brenth Gilliard, Singha Chathanatham, Kresimir Mijaljevic, Yumna Ahmed and Ahmad.The goal is to publish one issue per semester, or more if funds and volunteers are available. They also hope to launch a website.“We are hoping that this magazine lasts for many years to come, and at the end of the day, that students benefit from it,” she said.Copies are available in the office of Jackie Robb, Community Health Sciences undergraduate program co-ordinator, at STH 322.
Since arriving at Brock University last summer, coach Ashley MacSporran has been trying to give a whole new look to the Badgers women’s basketball program.Now, the team has a new locker room to match its new vision.Assistant athletics director Chris Critelli, herself a legendary former women’s basketball player for whom the Ontario University Athletics championship trophy is named, helped unveil the renovated room in Walker Sports Complex Wednesday morning.“It has changed the feel and vibe of things,” MacSporran said. “The girls will have a higher-level of respect for their workouts and everything they’re doing on campus. They treat that area with a higher level of respect now.”The dressing room has a new floor, individual wooden stalls, new paint and a giant Badger logo on the wall.“We used to have mismatched metal lockers, and there was an old couch in there. But now we can establish what that locker room is meant for and really show it off to new recruits and potential donors,” said MacSporran.The team kicked off their training camp and moved into the renovated room on the weekend — to positive reviews from the players.“This team room compared to what we had before is night and day,” said veteran Badgers guard Baelie Campbell. “This is such a good atmosphere for us to get ready in. We’re mentally and physically preparing in a Badgers-filled room with our jerseys all hung in there. It just puts us in a very good mindset.”“With everything we’ve been doing — our new vision, new outlook, our involvement in the community, focusing on our grades — everything has been about a new change and this kind of wraps it all up,” MacSporran said. “This lays a foundation and will have a lasting legacy on future Badgers.”
After four preseason appearances for the team, former Ohio State guard Aaron Craft was waived by the Golden State Warriors, according to NBA.com.Craft — who was undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft — officially signed with the Warriors in September after playing in five games with their NBA Summer League team. During the summer, he averaged 7.4 points per game on top of averaging more than two steals, rebounds and assists per game.Craft also spent time with the Philadelphia 76ers summer league before joining Golden State.After signing, the Findlay, Ohio, native averaged 14.7 minutes on the floor in his four preseason appearances. He averaged three points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and one steal per game.Along with Craft, the Warriors cut guard/forward Jason Kapono, guard Sean Kilpatrick, forward James Michael McAdoo and forward Mitchell Watt. McAdoo and Watt were officially signed at the same time as Craft.The former Buckeye played four seasons at OSU and garnered multiple individual awards, including being named the 2014 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. He played 148 total games, and started in every appearance after his freshman season. Craft averaged 8.9 points per game in college and left the school as the program’s all-time assist leader with 694.During a September interview with The Lantern Craft said he had considered the posibility of continuing his basketball career overseas.“If the right opportunity would have arose, I think we would definitely have done that but you just roll with the punches,” he said.
Brady and Garoppolo numbers reflect preseason projections. Actual (Brissett starts Wks. 3-4)3.21008236 SITUATIONWINS2+ WINS3+ WINS4 WINS ODDS OF… Garoppolo starts 4 games2.3774411 Brady starts 4 games2.586%53%17% Going into Week 1, there were at least mild concerns that Tom Brady’s four-game Deflategate suspension (upheld in July after nearly 18 months of legal theatrics) might put a dent in the New England Patriots’ season before it even began. Though few reasonable analysts expected total calamity for the Pats, terms like “survival” and “staying afloat” were tossed around in relation to New England’s four weeks under backup Jimmy Garoppolo, particularly after Brady’s understudy received mixed reviews in the preseason.1Garoppolo’s cumulative stats were actually pretty good.Halfway through Brady’s suspension, though, the Patriots are in great shape. They moved to 2-0 on the season with a 31-24 victory over the Miami Dolphins, and although Garoppolo was injured in the win — thrusting rookie third-string QB Jacoby Brissett into the starting role for at least one week, if not two — New England is still well ahead of where preseason expectations would have had them at this point in the season. In fact, it’s now likely that they’ll make it through Brady’s suspension with a better record than we’d have expected if Brady had played all along.We can show this using our Elo ratings, which are used to judge each NFL team’s quality at a given moment in time. The Patriots entered the season with an Elo of 1605 — good for sixth in the league — and if they played to that rating, they could have expected to win about 2.5 of their first four games, with an 86 percent chance of going 2-2 or better, a 53 percent shot at 3-1 or better and a 17 percent probability of going 4-0.But Elo also doesn’t know about injuries or suspensions to key players. Research has shown that starting a backup QB slices about 60 points off a team’s Elo, so a more reasonable projection might have set New England’s opening-day Elo at 1545, reflecting the drop-off from Brady to Garoppolo. Under those circumstances, the Pats would project to win an average of 2.3 games in the season’s first quarter, with a 77 percent chance of breaking even and an 11 percent shot at 4-0.Maybe that number undersells the perceived gap between Canton-bound Brady and untested backup Garoppolo — the betting markets consistently estimated that the suspension would cost New England half a win over four games — but the general point remains: Before the regular season started, the Pats were projected to win somewhere between 2 and 2.5 games during Brady’s suspension, as opposed to the 2.5 games they’d be expected to win with Brady in the lineup.Now, they’re likely to emerge from Brady’s ban in better shape than they could have expected based on preseason predictions with or without Brady. Even if Brissett proves to be among the worst QBs in the league — warranting a further deduction of 32.5 Elo points2I estimated this using the same method my colleague Harry Enten used to judge Brady’s value here, assigning Brissett the average defense-adjusted yards above replacement of a bottom-five NFL passer from the past five seasons. from New England’s rating, on top of the Garoppolo penalty from above3Though this should be mitigated a bit because the Pats’ Elo increased from 1545 to 1571 during Garoppolo’s two weeks at the helm. So I decided to average together the Pats’ hypothetical Elo if we deducted Brissett’s penalty from Garoppolo’s initial Elo (1513) and their Elo if we lopped the penalty off their updated Elo under Garoppolo (1538). The resulting Elo for the Pats under Brissett was 1526. — and the Patriots play to a 1526 Elo (think of a team somewhere between the Lions and Jets) over the next two weeks, they already have a pair of wins in the bank and can be expected to tack on 1.2 more at home against the Texans (owners of a 1544 Elo) and Bills (1478) before Brady returns. That would give them an updated projection of 3.2 wins through the season’s first four games, with an 82 percent chance of going 3-1 or better. What the Patriots could have expected during Weeks 1-4 In other words, the Pats are basically playing with house money now. Through two weeks, they’ve already won almost as many games as they could have reasonably expected to during Brady’s entire ban, and they’ll have plenty of chances for more against the Texans and Bills. Plus, Garoppolo’s injury was less severe than originally believed, so he might return for Week 4, further bolstering New England’s chances. It’s also unclear whether Brissett will play poorly — his numbers in relief of Garoppolo Sunday weren’t horrible (though the Patriots’ lead did erode under his watch).The Patriots’ season could certainly have taken a rotten turn without Brady, given how little we knew about Garoppolo’s skills — and how important the first few weeks of the season are to a team’s playoff chances. But with two wins under their belts, the Patriots have already survived the worst of Brady’s absence. Even though they’re down to a backup’s backup under center, the team Touchdown Tom inherits in Week 5 will likely carry a record he finds familiar. Some teams have all the luck.
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Wine, cars and fine art are among these – but wine can go off, needs storing properly and can’t be drunk if you want it to be profitable.Cars break down and can cost thousands of pounds in upkeep.Over ten years, the value of certain classic cars has surged by 289%There is no official index on handbags, but an unofficial record cited on Jersey-based Justcollecting.com suggests their value has increased by 170 per cent since 2004.Randell, who has worked in auction houses for 10 years and specialised in fashion for five, says Chanel handbags and Birkin bags are among the most attractive for investors because they hold their value thanks to their rarity.She said: “They are beautifully made. The craftsmen have to learn their trade for years before they are allowed to make the bags.”Randell says buyers, typically female from Asia, the Middle East and America, know there are extra costs involved.Sellers pay commission of a 15 per cent on the sale price while buyers pay a premium of 25 per cent and VAT of 20 per cent on that premium.“It’s usually much cheaper than you would be able to buy the items anywhere else,” Randell added. Investors chasing a profit are turning to handbags in an attempt to grow their wealth – while indulging one of their biggest passions.Auction houses are seeing an increase in trade as serious investors battle fashionistas for the best deals.Bags are taking centre stage at Chiswick Auctions in west London as a popular asset for female buyers – amid Brexit uncertainty and a jittery stock market.”People think women are silly to invest in handbags, but you can buy them, use them and sell them on for more than you originally paid,” auctioneer Meg Randell told The Sunday Times.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––”What else can you do that with?”The FTSE 100 is down almost 10 per cent over the past three months, while America’s S&P 500 index has had its worst December since 1931.This is making alternative assets more popular with investors.In the summer, a Hermes Himalaya Birkin bag with a diamond-encrusted 18-carat white-gold lock fetched £162,500 at Christie’s.A 10-year-old handbag that recently sold for £8,000 at Chiswick Auctions still had the receipt for its original purchase price of £4,000 inside.The surge in interest is an example of a passion investments.These are items you buy not just for the return – but because you have a genuine interest in them.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPresident worried about Prison security as prisoners boast about the “sweet life” in new videoMay 17, 2018In “Crime”Letter: IAC urges Govt not to rebuild Camp Street PrisonJuly 10, 2017In “Letters”Fiery Camp Street jail break: 1 prison officer dead, several inmates injuredJuly 10, 2017In “Crime” Dear Editor,The Indian Action Committee (IAC) is outraged and deeply disturbed at the photographs published in the local media recording dangerous prisoners at the New Amsterdam Prison enjoying themselves and brandishing bottles of expensive foreign liquor while appearing to smoke cigarettes and marijuana.The IAC is of the strongest opinion that this lawlessness must be brought to an end immediately and is calling on President David Granger to ensure that all those persons responsible for permitting this egregious lawlessness must either be called upon to resign or be dismissed.The IAC also believes that Minister of Public Security and Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan has proved himself to be incapable, inept and incompetent to carry out the political responsibility for the prison service and given the fact that the seventeen prisoners lost their lives at the Camp Street Prison in March 2017; the destruction of the Camp Street Prison with the loss of one Prison Officer in July 2017; the inadequate facilities followed by the escape of prisoners from the Lusignan Prison also in July 2017; and now this outrage at the New Amsterdam Prison in May 2018, all occurring under his watch, is enough basis for his immediate removal from this crucial position pertaining to the nation’s security.The, IAC, therefore, is calling upon President David Granger to immediately request Minister Ramjattan to resign or failing which to dismiss him.The IAC also is of the belief that the Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels is also incapable, inept and incompetent to administer the Prison System of Guyana and the organization is calling on President Granger to request his resignation or failing which to dismiss him.The IAC is calling upon President Granger to investigate this matter thoroughly and identify all those prison officials culpable in allowing dangerous prisoners access to cellphones, alcohol, and narcotics and to place them before the courts.Yours sincerely,IAC
Source: SWNS TV/YouTubeAN ICONIC BUILDING housing the Glasgow School of Art has caught fire with large parts of the roof space in the Charles Rennie Mackintosh building feared destroyed.Firefighters remain in attendance at the scene and there are no reports of any injuries at this point.Firecrews from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene at about 12.30 pm and have since been using high pressure jets to douse the flames.Search and rescue teams entered the building wearing breathing apparatus and have led a number of people to safety.Chief officer at the SFRS Alasdair Hay is in attendance at the fire and says that the fire fight is expected to last for some time yet: This is likely to be a protracted incident and crews have been working extremely hard to tackle what is clearly a very significant fire. The priority throughout this operation has been to protect life but salvage operations are also underway. Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet The BBC are reporting eyewitnesses who say that the fire appears to have started when a projector exploded in the basement of the building.Final year students were said to have been preparing for their end of year degree show in the building when the blaze broke out.The Glasgow School of Art is considered as being one of the most famous designs from Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh whose name the building bears. Mackintosh is lauded as one of Scotland’s most influential designers and he attended the Glasgow School of Art in his home town. Firefighters survey the scene from the ground. Source: Lucy ChristieRead: “It’s about putting Scotland’s future in Scotland’s hand.” – Yes campaign looking to close referendum gap >Read: What both sides are saying in Scotland’s great debate >
IMDB: 7.8/10Churchill RottenTomatoes: 4.7/10IMDB: 5.9/10Gifted Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTubeWhat we knowA single guardian to a gifted niece tries to navigate raising her without the child losing her innocence due to her intelligence.What the critics say“The movie is a bit of a crock — a stacked-deck family drama that’s all bits and pieces stuck together out of a screenwriter’s handbook. It’s watchable, and Webb stages it with polish and taste, but in a larger sense he gets swallowed again.” – Variety“Outside of its open and shameless heartstring tugging, Gifted at least sets up a compelling, multisided moral dilemma.” – VultureWhat’s it rated? Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Poll Results: By Aoife Barry Cardboard GangstersChurchillGiftedNone of themVote None of them (1863) Gifted (540) What’s it rated? 14 Comments Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you. Thursday 15 Jun 2017, 8:30 PM Jun 15th 2017, 8:30 PM RottenTomatoes: 6.4/10IMDB: 7.7/10Which one would you go see first? PLANNING ON HEADING out to the cinema this weekend?There are a few new movies out, but which is a must-watch, and are there any you should avoid?We take a look.Cardboard Gangsters Source: WildCard Distribution/YouTubeWhat we knowMark O’Connor’s film about the life of a young gangster in Dublin – played by John Connors – who lives in Darndale and ends up biting off more than he can chew.What the critics say“Reminiscent of the beloved hood movies of the ’90s – Boyz in The Hood, Menace II Society and a little bit of Friday – this modern-day cautionary tale of small-time drug dealers flying too close to the sun kept the audience hooked for its duration.” – Film Ireland“If there were any issues it was the slight predictability of the overall story. A young, smart, up and coming gangster with a heart of gold who wishes to rise above his ranks is nothing original and even the innovative screenplay hits some familiar story beats as the film comes crashing to its bloody end.” – Scannáin https://jrnl.ie/3439258 Short URL Cardboard Gangsters (1594) 22,965 Views Share2 Tweet Email Source: Transmission Films/YouTubeWhat we knowThe story of the inimitable Winston Churchill and what happened in the 96 hours leading up to D-Day.What the critics say“Yet audacity can’t carry a drama that’s unequal to its subject in almost every respect.” – Wall Street Journal“The movie’s ambition is the good news. The bad news is that it is a hash, choosing to jumble the historical record and frame a Churchill bout with depression against the D-Day invasion of France by Allied forces.” – New York Times Churchill (271) What’s it rated?
With the Greek Australian ageing population set to double by 2021, the Australian Greek Welfare Society (AGWS) is making it a top issue. The AGWS has a growing waiting list for their elderly services and expects that to grow exponentially. At their 41st Annual General Meeting last week, the AGWS highlighted the need to expand aged care and elderly programs to meet growing demand. AGWS president George Spiliotis says the organisation has to keep balancing services and demand to make sure those who need help get it. “The demand for services from AGWS by the community far outstrips capacity,” he said in the annual report. “AGWS has therefore continued with the dual model of providing services directly but also working in collaboration with generalist service providers.” Aged and disabilities services make up the most popular programs for the society, with many of the clients needing specialised help. The society has to work case by case to tailor its services to a client’s needs and relies on volunteers to help bridge the demand. Its access and support program acts as a referral program to provide essential information in Greek to link clients to other government or charitable services to help with overlapping needs. This year, the main issues the elderly were coming to the AGWS with were health related, with the deterioration of their quality of life making up some of the more desperate cases. Age related illnesses like dementia and Alzheimer’s continue to strain the health system but also affect family members, who are left to care for their elderly relatives without much knowledge or help. Shadow Minister for Seniors and Ageing Jenny Mikakos was the guest speaker at the AGWS annual meeting, and voiced her concerns with future overstretched services. She hopes that organisations like the AGWS will be able to provide culturally and linguistically diverse Australians services that complement their background. Mr Spiliotis says if the AGWS is to meet demand, donations need to increase to be able to cater to more clients. Already the society has raised over $93,235 in their annual radiothon, showing the Greek community is still digging deep for its elderly. At their general meeting, the society took the time to thank all the volunteers who provide invaluable help. The AGWS Celestine Doufas volunteer of the year award went to Anthony Misserlis for his exemplary service to the society. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Ours : ses défenseurs réclament de nouveaux lâchers dans les Pyrénées Toulouse, France – Les défenseurs de l’ours brun ont fait campagne à Toulouse mercredi afin de sensibiliser la population à la nécessité de procéder à de nouvelles réintroductions. Les militants réclament de nouveaux et réguliers lâchers d’ours dans les Pyrénées.Plusieurs militants des associations Férus et Adet-Pays de l’ours ont plaidé la cause des plantigrades à Toulouse, proposant de la documentation et appelant les passants à signer une pétition en faveur de nouvelles réintroductions, prioritairement en Béarn, mais aussi en Pyrénées centrales.Déplorant que le milieu agricole “refuse d’en discuter”, Alain Reynes, le directeur de l’association Adet-Pays de l’ours estime qu’il “faut lâcher un ou deux ours par an jusqu’à ce que la population soit effectivement viable”. Et d’expliquer : “On préconise un rythme lent mais régulier pour que chacun ait le temps de s’adapter”.Alors que les défenseurs de l’ours disent attendre une prise de position de la part du gouvernement, la secrétaire d’État à l’Écologie Chantal Jouanno devrait, d’après son cabinet, profiter d’un déplacement dans le Sud-Ouest en juin prochain pour s’exprimer sur la question de la réintroduction de l’ours.Les associations pro-ours assurent avoir déjà recueilli 10.000 signatures en faveur de nouveaux lâchers. Après deux naissances en 2009, la population pyrénéenne d’ours compte une vingtaine d’individus. Alain Reynes estime que la population d’ours doit passer à une cinquantaine d’individus, aussi bien pour des raisons démographiques que génétiques. “L’urgence, c’est d’avoir deux femelles à l’ouest mais il faudra aussi lâcher de nouveaux mâles pour diversifier la population génétiquement, et limiter la consanguinité” explique-t-il.Pour rassurer les éleveurs, Alain Reynes évoque le développement des mesures de protection des troupeaux, et se dit prêt à “de nouvelles mesures d’accompagnement”, insistant sur le fait que “l’ours n’est pas un prédateur mais un opportuniste, mangeant ce qui est à sa portée”.Le 23 mai 2010 à 18:39 • Emmanuel Perrin
Les gros poissons disparaissent au profit des petitsLa pêche intensive a considérablement fait baisser le nombre de gros poissons prédateurs, ce qui permet une prolifération des petits poissons…La surpêche est en train de changer l’écosystème au fond de nos océans. Deux tiers des thons, morues et mérous ont déjà disparu et la situation ne semble pas devoir s’améliorer. “La surpêche a eu pour effet de modifier l’équilibre de la faune dans les océans alors que la forte diminution des gros prédateurs a fait exploser les populations de petits poissons”, explique ainsi Villy Christensen, professeur à l’Université de Colombie Britannique au Canada, relayé par 20minute.fr. À lire aussiUn plongeur se fait attaquer par un lion de merC’est au cours des 40 dernières années que s’est produite 54% de cette diminution des gros poissons. Une période qui a justement connu un accroissement continu de pêche industrielle… “Actuellement, nombre de poissons sont transformés en farine et huile pour être utilisés comme aliments pour l’industrie de l’aquaculture qui dépend de plus en plus de cette source d’alimentation”, note également Villy Christensen avant d’adresser une sérieuse mise en garde : “Si cette situation persiste, nos océans risquent de devenir un jour une ferme à produire des aliments pour l’aquaculture”. Pourtant, le recours à l’aquaculture semble indispensable afin de pouvoir subvenir aux besoins d’un nombre toujours plus important d’êtres humains. “La clé est le recours à de bonnes pratiques scientifiques -comme la réduction de l’usage des antibiotiques – et de gestion”, explique de son côté Siwa Msangi, chercheur à l’International Food Policy Research Institute à Washington. Mais les industriels sont-ils prêts à rogner sur leurs profits pour mettre cela en oeuvre ? Le 21 février 2011 à 12:37 • Emmanuel Perrin
Cathy Kelly tries too hard to be funny. April 16, 2016 at 8:20 am April 14, 2016 at 3:46 am Videos Articles Randy >Getting worked this hard by The Miz. 15 COMMENTS Thank you I will. Good talk. It’s always a pleasure to have an intelligent, wrestling-based debate. Until next time. Being a wrestling fan and actually aspiring to be a wrestler are 2 completely different things. As for my reaction, I hate to see the undeserving, unlikable jerks like Miz, Brock Lesnar, & Roman Reigns being given the keys to the kingdom while more deserving wrestlers with the fanbase solidly behind them have their careers continuously & deliberately sabotaged and going by WWE’s plummeting ratings I’m not the only one who feels that way. TheCyberZon Poor Zack. After that Edge-head thing, he always had the fans on his side just to be sabotaged over & over. Now once again, Vince has put him in the role of Tantalus; just when it looks like he’ll finally get the push he deserves, the booking morons take it away from him again. His is an inspirational story of a kid who beat cancer in hopes of becoming a WWE wrestler.But I guess that doesn’t add up to the Miz’s inspirational story as an unlikable scumsh*t from MTV’s The Real World who had no desire to become a wrestler until then, was signed only as a celebrity gimmick, and went on to marry an equally unlikable skank who NO ONE was clamoring to see back. Yeah, yank away the spotlight from Ryder and give it back to that tool who utterly failed as a main eventer AND as an actor. More smart booking by the WWE geniuses who know what they’re doing. Lesnar isn’t just some celebrity though. He was signed initially due to his NCAA background then re-signed after his UFC run. That’s all I can say that’s good about that guy. Performing only his limited, negotiated dates WWE signed him to is all well & good but to piss on the wrestling business and say he’s only proud of his bank account?? How can any wrestling fan support him after saying that? How must that come across to the other guys in the WWE locker room to read that then get paid MUCH less to bust their asses 300+ days a year? Then you talk about Hogan’s, Hall’s, & Nash’s contracts in WCW. Yeah how’d that work out for WCW in the long run? The only reason WWE is getting away with the sh*t they do now is because pro wrestling no longer has anymore good alternatives.As for Heyman saying Lesnar’s appearances are special and his appearances are real events, I’m sorry but that’s a crock of sh*t. Only in the convoluted logic of WWE is it more honorable to sit at home with the WHC title on your coat rack than to defend it at least once a month like any good champion should. And does WWE really get their money’s worth out of him? I’m not sure they do. Does he really bring in enough money to make up for what they pay him minus all the PPVs no one bought when the WWE title wasn’t on the line. And how many fans go to events just to see him anyway? I’d like to see the hard numbers on that.As for Reigns’ in-ring performances, you say he’s getting better; I’ve been reading otherwise. Mike Tedesco said here on Wrestleview that WWE has utterly failed in its experiment building him up. I also read on several sites that his long WM main event against HHH exposed a lot of his very limited abilities. Some fans’ comments said he kept talking to his hand like some kind of looney toon. Jim Caldwell, once a staunch WWE supporter on PWTorch.com, called it the worst main event since HHH & Randy Orton bored the fans out of Reliant Stadium at WM 25 and called Reigns himself an embarrassment in his role. Other sites and fan’s comments weren’t much kinder.Wrestlemania’s new attendance record aside, since Wrestlemania now sells itself based only on its own name value, WWE is in a bad place right now and its all their own fault. By sabotaging the careers of fan favorites like CM Punk and Daniel Bryan because they didn’t have classic wrestlers physiques or not supporting guys like Cesaro because he’s a foreigner (Vince Mcmahon actually said that), or not putting everything they have behind Dean Ambrose who’s the most over guy in the company, to support the guys THEY think should have the top spot, they only hurt themselves. WWE should be (or should’ve been in Punk’s & Bryan’s cases) backing all these guys. Not because they’re “indie darlings”, but because it’s what the fans want. See who the fans like then put their support behind them. It really is that simple. It’s what they USED to do and it’s brought them great success in the past generations. If they continue to sabotage the fan favorites then back their own personal favorites, more & more people will lose interest in their product like they are right now. TheCyberZon April 14, 2016 at 2:41 pm April 14, 2016 at 2:23 am Now Playing Up Next April 15, 2016 at 5:17 am Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions T.A. Turnage Jeremy King Mmmmm Cathy Kelly. April 15, 2016 at 9:37 am Steven Herrera Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman win the RAW Tag Team Championships Lesnar was also re-signed in part due to his celebrity. He and WWE negotiated his working dates. He’s performing at the rate he nogotiated. He’s smart to take advantage of the situation and money he was presented. Similar to what you mentioned about Hogan. He, Hall, and Nash had guaranteed contracts with limited dates instilled. They took advantage of the situation. Brock on the other hand does what they ask him to do when he is performing. That’s on creative for not expanding his character. Not to mention that his character is very over at the moment. It’ll get tired eventually but that’s the beauty of his limited dates. Heyman stated in an interview that when Lesnar appears, it’s “Special”. And he’s correct. When Lesnar appears, it’s an event. They book him that way as well. I’m not sure if you’ve seen Reigns perform lately since you’ve stated you haven’t watched WWE’s product in a while but Reigns in ring performance has gotten a lot better since he’s debuted. Although, his wrestling style would be better fit for a heel (think of The Shield). His mic skills have improved also but remember he’s still under the thumb of the writers. The Intercontinental title is in flux and while I agree that a Ryder push made the most sense when he randomly won the title, but now with Cesaro returning and Maryse back on WWE TV I’m not sure what their plans are for Ryder. He just put Baron Corbin over so they may job him out again or they may be building him up as the next midcard underdog. Time will tell. There’s a definite change in the works though. Look no further than the most recent signings and NXT title changes. The era of the worker (Unfortunately, also following “The Injury” Era) Is coming. Working against AJ Styles will make Reigns a better in-ring performer. Working against Cesaro will make Miz a better in-ring performer. The goal of pro wrestling and Sports Entertainment is to put on good bouts and entertain. Both go hand and hand. You prefer other promotions and that’s your right. Ragging on one promotion won’t better your preference. Enjoy and promote the TNAs, and ROHs and NJPWs. Get their names out there. Look into Evolve and Progress and CZW. Everything you enjoy about those promotions from the wrestlers to the moves to the spots, if they’re good, will ultimately end up on WWE television and then would it be a product, you’d watch? Professional wrestling needs the big promotions to keep the sport relevant but the heart of the sport belongs to the underground. Harry und Meghan: Stars eilen zur Hilfe April 16, 2016 at 8:27 am April 13, 2016 at 8:37 pm April 16, 2016 at 9:02 am Facebook Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next EVOLVE Champion Austin Theory part of new Performance Center class, new PC coach Nope, I really detest how WWE pushes this a-hole over more deserving guys like Ryder. As for Miz’s wrestling career ambitions, he did create his heel persona while filming The Real World to cope with his personal displeasure of the show & other cast members, THEN realized it would make a good wrestling gimmick.http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Wrestling/Bios/miz.htmlhttp://zap2it.com/2014/12/the-real-world-made-the-miz-the-person-he-is-today/I’ve never seen anything that said he wanted to be a wrestler before doing Real World. Was thinking that, too…. Just doesn’t work Prince Harry There’s a shoot (maybe) WWE interview with Mike after his Wrestlemania match with John Cena when talks about his entrance and says that he looks over to his friends, sitting in the first row and says something to the likes of “We Did It!” Also, if you’ve seen any of the Monday Night Wars episodes, he talks about being a big WWF fanboy and disliking WCW because of it. But then again, you do realize he’s playing a heel. Watch Swerved or anything outside of the wrestling ring, where he’s shooting. He’s a legit fan of the business and culture and by your reaction he’s playing his role extremely well. Miz has wanted to be a wrestler since before he ended up on MTV. He even had The Miz gimmick on The Real World before getting to WWE. I hope you were just kayfabing. April 14, 2016 at 10:45 am Meghan Markle T.A. Turnage WWE announces new Performance Center signings, Including a former Impact star April 14, 2016 at 10:01 am TheCyberZon T.A. Turnage Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Ellen Degeneres Pinterest Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipHarry und Meghan: Stars eilen zur HilfeVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:43/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:42 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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If it furthers the story along, brings heat and sets up a match with a fan favorite to cheer for, what’s the issue. You want to see that heel get beat so you’ll watch each show to see who does it. You have to understand the wrestling business. Miz does his job. Brock does his job. Roman, albeit probably reluctantly, does his job. Throwing the title on someone just for their tenure only makes sense if it furthers that character’s narrative and believe it or not, makes money. Vince is in the business of making money. You’ll keep watching the WWE product until every IWC favorite has held the title. How long will that take? There are other products out there that guys like Styles, Owens, and Cesaro thrive in. Remember where the indy guys came from. The indys still exist. Don’t like the WWE product? Go support another promotion. Just remember that you’ll have to put in more work to watch other promotions due to some promotions not having national TV comtracts or on demand services. It’s your choice. Continue to complain or do something about it. TheCyberZon Comments are closed. Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR What makes them undeserving?Well for Brock, it’s pretty much this:https://www.wrestleview.com/wwe-news/58315-brock-lesnar-reveals-he-s-hit-a-limit-for-wwe-appearances/He doesn’t give a damn about the wrestling business and is only in it for the money. Not to mention he was the biggest non-working champion since Hollywood Hogan during WCW’s days. But Vince pushes this money-grubbing a-hole above the real workers who bust their asses for him 300+ days a year.For Reigns, he does his job…badly. But it’s obvious by the name Vince & the gang gave him that he was the next chosen one from the start and has proven time & again they chose wrong. He sucks as a wrestler and is even worse on the mic sometimes even forgetting his lines. But he’s Vince’s pet project so by God he’ll be the top guy whether anyone likes it or not. Anyone else would’ve been yanked out of his top spot a long time ago.Miz? Eh, I guess he’s put in his time but come on. THAT is the best guy to put the IC belt on. Or to main event Wrestlemania 27 which was their biggest ‘Mania disaster. It still doesn’t change the fact that he was only signed because of his celebrity.As for doing something about WWE’s bad product, I haven’t watched WWE (Raw, SmackDown, or PPVs) since the Bella summer of 2014 and only read about it through Mike Tedesco’s reviews and reviews on some other sites. I make it a point to not watch them and support TNA, ROH, New Japan, & would watch Lucha Underground if my current service carried El Rey. It works somewhat since the concensus is that this is WWE’s worst product since the New Generation and their ratings & overall interest in the product are way down to match that time period. In the words of Scott Hudson: “McMahon is happy as a clam, watching ratings… and viewership and everything else and gimmick sales go right in the tank.” But unfortunately as a publicly traded company they still can outspend any other promotion and can steal away their stars with the promise of a bigger stage even if they do nothing worthwhile with them. Sometimes in today’s world, bullies & assholes just get their way. T.A. Turnage April 14, 2016 at 9:04 am Zack Ryder talks about WrestleMania moment, his battle with cancerMichael Cole is featuring an interview with Zack Ryder where he talks about his WrestleMania moment in Dallas inside AT&T Stadium, why he’s always wanted to be a WWE Superstar and how his battle with cancer during high school motivated him.WWE looks at new Performance Center recruitsA new video was released by WWE looking at the newest recruits for the Performance Center. WWE revealed 10 new recruits on Tuesday.Reactions to Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson debuting in WWECathy Kelley looks at social media reactions to the debuts of Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson on Monday night during RAW in Los Angeles including the #BulletClub making the rounds among WWE stars sending out tweets on Monday. Cameron Huff T.A. Turnage Heres What To Expect (Spoilers) From WWEs Christmas Eve Episode of Raw April 15, 2016 at 1:40 am WhatsApp Google+
The Croatian manager coached Eintracht Frankfurt last season, winning the German Cup, but this season he has had many troubles with the Bundesliga giantsIf somebody knows current Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac is Eintracht Frankfurt president Peter Fischer.After all, Kovac spent two years with Frankfurt, lifting the German Cup trophy, the first title for his team since 1988.But now, the Croatian is having a hard time coaching FC Bayern Munich.“Niko is an incredibly possessed, fair, diligent person,” Fischer was quoted by Bavarian Football Works.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“That comes to a great extent from his faith. Faith balances him. He’s thus also not an unfair person; he can’t put up with injustices hardly at all.”“Niko is a coach people follow and can trust. With him, yes means yes and no means no. That’s not true of every coach,” he added.“At Frankfurt, Kovac was where scarcely a single player had won anything. Munich, in contrast, is full of everything-winners.”“Bayern’s players have high self-confidence and a high self-understanding and had to adjust to a new coach who did a ton of things differently,” he concluded.
Employee Benefits poll: Two-thirds (66%) of respondents think that there should be a clearer link between pay and performance across all staff.A straw poll of www.employeebenefits.co.uk readers, which received 70 responses, also found that 26% of respondents believe that a clearer link between pay and performance should be demonstrated for employees in specific target-driven roles only.A minority (4%) do not think there needs to be a clearer link between pay and performance, and a further 4% do not know.Risk management, insurance brokerage and advisory organisation Willis Towers Watson found in its 2016 Willis Towers Watson global workforce study, which surveyed 36,000 full-time employees working in large and midsize organisations across 29 global markets, that only 37% of UK respondents see a clear link between their pay and performance. Furthermore, 40% feel their manager makes fair decisions on how their performance links to pay decisions, and 46% believe their organisation does a good job of explaining its pay programmes.On the other hand, Willis Towers Watson’s 2016 Willis Towers Watson talent management and rewards survey, which surveyed 2,004 organisations worldwide, found that 58% of UK employer respondents think that employee performance is fairly reflected in pay decisions, and 36% believe their base pay programme is well executed. More than half (54%) of these respondents also believe employees understand how their base pay is determined.Both reports were published in October 2017.Is your organisation planning on awarding any Christmas incentives to staff this year? Have your say in our poll.
WEST BROWARD, FLA. (WSVN) – The southbound lanes of U.S. 27 in West Broward have reopened after firefighters extinguished a tractor trailer that caught fire on the highway.Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene near Griffin Road, Monday afternoon.The truck was carrying a load of recyclable materials when smoke was seen coming from the cargo area.Officials said storms were rolling through the area, just after 3 p.m., when the blaze erupted.The driver of the truck was unaware of the fire as he cruised down Griffin Road, near Alligator Alley.Firefighters had to use foam to extinguish the flames.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
DEVENS, MA — In recognition of National Drinking Water Week, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) recently announced the 61 recipients of the annual Public Water Systems Award during a ceremony held in Devens.Each year, MassDEP honors the state’s many dedicated drinking water professionals, while acknowledging certain noteworthy accomplishments that involve excellent water service to the public.The Wilmington Water Department received the MassDEP’s Water Conservation Award.The Water Conservation Award is given to those systems that achieved the following: met the average of 65 RGPCD (residential gallons per capita daily) and 10 percent unaccounted for water usage standards; implemented minimum mandatory water-use restrictions for 2018; provided a website showing conservation-related information; and, while not required, used less water than the previous year.“The Baker-Polito Administration is proud to recognize drinking water providers across the Commonwealth who share the administration’s commitment to ensuring that residents have access to safe, clean, healthy drinking water,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides. “Through continued efforts, monitoring, and collaboration, the recipients of Public Water Systems awards have demonstrated a high-level of commitment to the safety and health of Massachusetts’ residents, and we thank them for their continued dedication and hard work.”“MassDEP recognizes exceptional performance among our state’s many public water supply systems,” said MassDEP Commissioner Martin Suuberg. “There are many public water systems that do a great job and we have determined that these systems deserve special recognition and commendation today for their exceptional service to the public.”(NOTE: The above modified press release is from MassDEP.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related12 Water Fixtures In 4 Wilmington Schools Taken Off Line Due To Elevated Lead LevelsIn “Education”MWRA Receives Public Water System Award From Mass DEPIn “Government”MWRA — A Water Supplier To Wilmington — Receives 2015 Mass. Public Water System AwardIn “Government”