Watch | Police rescues toddler who went missing from Secunderabad Railway station

first_imgRailway Police successfully rescued a two-year-old girl who was kidnapped from Secunderabad railway station on October 14. The police were able to trace the toddler by inspecting CCTV footage. Elaborating on the case, Railway Police inspector Adi Reddy said, “We had received a complaint from a man D Suresh that his daughter was missing. The girl was found from a nearby area and we are now working towards tracing the accused.” Woman abducting 8-month-old seeping near mother at bus stand caught on CCTVVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9Live00:0001:4301:43 Watch | Woman abducts 8-month-old sleeping near mother at bus stand last_img read more

Wind chaos injures 16 at weather-hit Pyeongchang Games

first_imgA volunteer advises spectators to stay indoors at the Gangneung Olympic Park following strong winds during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 14, 2018.Gangneung Olympic Park was closed to visitors as high winds caused chaos at the Pyeongchang Winter Games, also forcing ski and biathlon races to be postponed. “Due to high winds in the Gangneung area, all activities in the common domain of the Gangneung Olympic Park have temporarily been suspended to ensure the safety of all personnel,” said a statement from Games organisers. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOVSixteen people were hurt when high winds caused chaos at Gangneung Olympic Park, a major venue of the Pyeongchang Winter Games, organisers said on Thursday.Thirteen staff and three spectators were slightly injured as signs, tents and equipment were blown around at the Park on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting AFP official booed out of forum The plaza, which houses four ice sports arenas, was closed to visitors on Wednesday and the public were urged to stay indoors. The wind dropped on Thursday.“We had some facilities and props flying around,” said Sung Baik-you, spokesman for the Games organising committee, adding that 60 tents were damaged and 120 fences collapsed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“There were a lot of signages that were blowing away and shaking and we had to reinforce them.”The 16 people who were hurt were treated for light scratches and sent home, he said. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ High winds have badly disrupted the Games schedule, forcing the postponement of two skiing races and a biathlon event. But competition was going ahead on schedule on Thursday. Heir to Norway’s throne watches its kings of Olympic skiing Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

Virginia and Auburn match contrasting styles in Final Four

first_imgLATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Things to know for the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The first national semifinal Saturday at U.S. Bank Stadium is likely to be decided by whether Auburn or Virginia dictates the pace of play.“We’re not going to compromise on how we play, but at the same time, our style of play is just to win,” Virginia guard Kyle Guy said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsUncompromising is a good way to describe Cavaliers coach Tony Bennet’s philosophy, which was passed down by his father, former longtime coach Dick Bennett. The Cavaliers’ pack line defense and milk-the-clock offense can lead to ugly games. When Virginia became the first No. 1 seed ever to lose an NCAA Tournament game to a 16-seed last season, critics of that style were quick to pounce.The Cavaliers owned the UMBC upset and came back stronger this season, better than ever offensively under Bennett, but steadfast in their approach. Virginia’s Kyle Guy (5) laughs as he gather with Ty Jerome (11), Jay Huff (30) and De’Andre Hunter (12) during a practice session for the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)MINNEAPOLIS — Virginia and Auburn meet at the Final Four in the latest installment of a long-running competition in basketball: Slow and steady vs. fast and furious.The top-seeded Cavaliers are rarely in a hurry, playing a style as deliberate and methodical as the Supreme Court. The Tigers take a frenetic approach. More like Judge Judy.ADVERTISEMENT Hunter is Virginia’s most talented player, a possible lottery pick, but he has struggled on the offensive end in this tournament.The sophomore is 53.8% shooter on the season, but he’s at 43.8% from the field and 27.8% from 3 in the last four games. He did make some key plays in the overtime victory against Purdue that wrapped up Virginia’s first Final Four appearance since 1984.“He certainly impacts the game with his defense and everything he does,” Bennet said. “So part of this is him growing and learning, but we’re going to need everybody at their best to continue on in this tournament.” SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next As much as Virginia has become synonymous with stifling defense under Bennett, the Cavaliers come into this game as the third-most efficient offense in the country based on points per possession.“I think we have not only more people that can score, but more people that can shoot the ball,” said Guy, who snapped out of a postseason shooting slump by going 5 for 12 from 3-point range in the overtime thriller against Purdue in the Elite Eight.Only Savannah State shot more 3-pointers this season than Auburn. The Tigers have hoisted 1,083 attempts from long range, making 37.9%, led by star guards Brown and Harper. Brown is Auburn’s career leader in 3s made with 378.“We just have to get to the shooters,” Virginia third-team All-American De’Andre Hunter said. “We have to get to them quick, possibly run them off their line and make them make plays.”More things to know about the third meeting, and first since December 2004, between Virginia and Auburn.WITHOUT OKEKEThe Tigers lost star forward Chuma Okeke to a season-ending knee injury in the Sweet 16 victory against North Carolina. The sophomore is the team’s third-leading scorer and top rebounder. He had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left knee earlier this week and is not expected to be in Minneapolis for the game.Without Okeke, Danjel Purifoy played a bigger role against Kentucky in the Midwest Regional final victory that sent Auburn to its first Final Four. The junior played a season-high 32 minutes against the Wildcats and scored six points with seven rebounds. Anfernee McLemore, another junior, also played a season-high 30 minutes against Kentucky, scoring eight points with five rebounds.“It took a little adjustment at first, but I just feel like a lot of people stepped up in that moment,” Brown said.MORE THAN A SHOT HUNTER According to KenPom metrics that measure pace of play, Virginia is among the slowest in Division I.“To be honest I feel like we just have to keep playing the way we’ve been playing, pushing the ball in transition,” Auburn guard Bryce Brown said. “We may have to make more 3s than usual.”While facing Virginia is a test of patience, Auburn wants to make the opposition feel rushed.The Tigers rank 153rd in the country in KenPom’s pace of play metric, and 69th in average length of offensive possession at 16.9 seconds. Coach Bruce Pearl’s team will take some chances defensively. That could lead to a forced turnover or a quick basket. Either way, the Tigers keep it moving.“We turn people over almost 25 percent of the possessions,” Pearl said. “They don’t turn the ball but nine times in a game, and the more you try to turn them over, the better you make their offense.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Rain washes out Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka match in Bristol

first_imgIn another disappointing day at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, the match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Bristol was washed out on Tuesday without a ball being bowled. This is the 2nd match in succession and third overall in this year’s edition to be washed out.Sri Lanka have been at the receiving end of an abandonment twice already within a week after their game against Pakistan on June 7 was also washed out without a ball being bowled. On June 10, only 7.3 overs were possible in the match between South Africa and West Indies before heavy showers ruined any further chance of play happening.Incidentally, World Cup 2019 is now the only edition of the tournament which has seen 2 matches being washed out without a ball being bowled. It had happened only twice in the tournament’s history – 1979 and 2015 – when one match on each occasion was abandoned under similar circumstances.The washout also leaves Bangladesh on 7th position with 3 points from 4 matches played while SL are just ahead on 5th with 4 points from as many matches.After the match, Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne said: The last few games have been washed out, so these kind of tournaments aren’t easy. It is a bad time for us. We just play some cards, but it isn’t easy, we have to switch on and off all the time. These kinds of things can happen but we have to get used to it. We can keep practicing and train harder for the Australia game. Definitely, in every match, we need to play for a win. The middle-order is trying to play hard and prove their worth, hopefully in the next game.advertisementMashrafe Mortaza, the Bangladesh captain too was disappointed at the washout, saying: For all the teams, coming to the ground and not playing is disappointing and frustrating. This is how the tournament is going, we got our chances against New Zealand, we couldn’t get going in the England match, but it was frustrating today. I think Shakib will be fine. He still has four-five days to recover. Taunton, yes, is a very small ground, and especially against West Indies it isn’t going to be easy. But we don’t have much of an option apart from playing hard.Sri Lanka will next take on Australia on June 15 while Bangladesh face West Indies on June 17.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Mitchell Marsh on standby as injury scare hits AustraliaAlso Read | Yuvraj Singh to Shoaib Akhtar: It was terrifying to face youlast_img read more

Oklahoma State Needs to Rid Its Future Schedules of FCS Teams

first_imgCarson Cunningham and I spent the first 20 minutes of our podcast on Monday talking about the Tennessee-OU game (which Carson attended). That rubs some OSU folks the wrong way, but this is what happens when OSU plays the Central Arkansas’ of the world. There’s little to discuss and debate and the spotlight is left for other squads.Philosophically, OSU playing Central Arkansas isn’t dumb. There are myriad reasons why a big time school like Oklahoma State (or OU) should schedule three cupcakes to start the year. Mike Gundy laid out one of them on Monday. Here’s Mark Cooper of the Tulsa World.“If you (open) against an opponent that physically outmatches you, it changes your preseason practice,” Gundy said. “It changed us last year. We had to do so much to get ready for Florida State. We had to come up with a game plan to move the ball and score points against a team that we knew was physically better than us. We don’t want to do that. We want to work our way to a certain point. That’s my approach. I don’t want to be pressed into being physical earlier than we need to be.”I certainly understand that, but if the alternative is playing Central Arkansas in front of 55,000 45,000, I just can’t choose that alternative. Neither can Dana Holgorsen.“If we are scheduling two Power 5 schools and a non-Power 5 school, then I wish everyone else would, too, as opposed to what some of the other schools are doing by scheduling an FCS school or two FCS schools and two other non-Power 5 schools. You can figure out who I’m talking about.”Not that Crazy Dana is the bastion of rationale, but in this case he’s correct.Oklahoma State is almost never going to play for a national championship in any given year. So why the FCS teams? That’s the main reason schools schedule them, isn’t it? To boost that out-of-conference record for end-of-year evaluation? So if we can deduce that OSU won’t play for many national titles, why not give your fans something fun in September that’s actually not going to hurt you either way (see: tOSU vs. Va Tech last year).Like Carson said, there are only 12 (or 13) of these things a year. Might as well enjoy the ones we have.I realize this flies in the face of what I wrote last week which is that OSU shouldn’t be scheduling Central Michigan-type teams either. And therein lies the problem. You can’t have it both ways, and you can’t simply schedule three mosnter teams in nonconference.If I have to choose, I’m choosing Central Michigans over Central Arkansas’ though. And luckily for me (and all of us), OSU’s future schedule-makers agree with this post. OSU has a FCS game again next season, but none on the foreseeable schedule after that (although these things tend to happen as a result of last-minute cancelations).To me (and I think to a lot of you), college football is all about memories. To the players too, I would imagine. Georgia in ’08, FSU in ’14 and heck, Mississippi State in ’13. These are the games I’ll remember fondly 20 years from now. Not Montana in ’05 or Savannah in ’12.Those games are simply unintended consequences of a sport so uneven in its postseason parameters, it doesn’t totally know if it rewards being great or being perfect. I hope it figures it out at some point.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

53C heat and melted shoes: is the 135-mile Badwater the world’s toughest race?

first_imgUltrarunning Facebook Billed as the toughest footrace in the world, the 36th annual Badwater 135 starts at Badwater Basin in Death Valley, 28ft below sea level, where athletes begin a 135-mile non-stop run over three mountain ranges in extreme mid-summer desert heat to finish at 8,350-foot near Mount Whitney for a total cumulative vertical ascent of 13,000ft. Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images Facebook Runners pass a heat danger warning sign during the Badwater 135 Ultramarathon. Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images Twitter Since you’re here… Share on Facebook Share via Email Now that the 62 miles were behind him, as well as the highs of the last 15, Collins was exhausted, daunted by the 38 miles ahead he had to face alone. He picked up his legs.Collins also had Badwater, a mere three weeks away, on his mind. At 28, he would be the youngest competitor in the race, and the 100-miler he was currently running was in part in preparation for Badwater. Could he keep his hydration at a high enough level? He would need it for Badwater’s heat. Aware of his tendency to go out too strong, he had begun today’s race at a moderate pace. At Alley Pond Park in Queens, around 51 miles into the race, he took down four Dixie cups of pickle juice, savoring the salty brine of electrolytes and greedy for more.Collins had been behind on training. “Intramural hockey games probably don’t get you ready for the hardest race in the world,” Collins said, laughing at his attempts to stay fit as he finished up his MBA at Wharton Business School in Philadelphia. At times, he would come home from a night out with classmates and head out on a run at 5am. “Maybe because we’re a little younger, we definitely have more of a cowboy attitude,” Collins said about running ultramarathons with his pacer for Badwater, another college cross country buddy.But Badwater is the first race he’s pored over online resources for information on how to run the course, even sparing a few minutes during the Great New York 100-miler to talk to the race director, who ran Badwater, for tips.Since then, he has run two to three 20-mile runs a week in his parents’ basement, with the space heaters cranked up until he blew a fuse and had to rearrange the outlets. On the other days of the week, he runs up to six miles, and will sit in the sauna set at 160F for as long he can handle. “The heat impacts everything else,” he said. “If you’re not keeping cool, keeping smart, then you fall behind on electrolytes, which means your body can’t take in food, which means you can’t really move forward, and you’re cramping.”Collins’ training is in sharp contrast with Chapman-Markle. After her first ultramarathon (or marathon for that matter), a 100-miler through the woods in Texas aged 55 that left her hypothermic, dangerously dehydrated, and with a stress fracture in right tibia, her grown children drove her to the hospital, where she had IV fluids hooked up to her arm. “No more, Mom,” they told her. “Try something else.”Chapman-Markle instead decided to do more research on how to properly train for an ultramarathon. Forty-five ultramarathons later, six this year alone, and after two years focusing on proper form, Chapman-Markle has a strenuous, consistent training schedule and strict recovery routine. She has not only remained healthy, but has been breaking USA Track & Field records for her age group and is pursuing the world records now. Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Pinterest Running At 9.30pm on 23 July 2018, the second wave of runners lined up at Badwater Basin in Death Valley, 280 feet below sea level. The heat from the day had not cooled and the temperature was 118F (48C), even though the sun had long since gone down. To make matters worse, it was abnormally humid for the California desert. Sixty-two-year-old Pamela Chapman-Markle looked down the line of racers, recognizing about half the competitors from previous years. On a normal day she would be heading to bed in a half hour, and although her heart was racing with anticipation, she was already tired, acutely aware that she was about to miss two nights of sleep.The starting gun fired and the runners set off on an incline. There would be 14,600ft of cumulative elevation for the runners to climb over the course of the 135-mile race ahead.Chapman-Markle tried to calm her emotions and steady her heart rate. Five miles in, her throat was already sore from the still drier air, a drastic shift from the 90% humidity she trained in. With no light pollution, she could see the stars clearly, but at 62, her vision at night wasn’t as good as it used to be, so she relied on a waist belt to light her path. For the first 20 miles, she passed runners, while others passed by her. Soon though, she wouldn’t see anyone for long stretches.Chapman-Markle would have to run the first 42 miles by herself before her crew could pace her just before daybreak. And even then, her pacers would follow behind her single file and switch off every five miles, returning to the cool air conditioning of the car Chapman-Markle’s husband drove up ahead. Chapman-Markle would have to do with ice. Ice she put down her sports bra, ice she chewed, ice water she drank as she tried to contend with the overwhelming heat.Last year, Chapman-Markle finished the Badwater 135 Ultramarathon in 34hr 30min, setting a record in the women’s 60-plus age group for a third year in a row. Now 63, Chapman-Markle is the oldest female competitor in the race with designs on beating her record yet again. She is one of 95 competitors from 21 countries and 30 states accepted to run the ultramarathon this year.The 135-mile race, which takes place this year from 15-17 July starting in Death Valley and and ending at Whitney Portal, 8,300ft above sea level, is often referred to as “the world’s toughest footrace”. Badwater 135 is considered by many ultrarunners to be the crown jewel of ultramarathons, which are defined as anything longer than a marathon. Temperatures climbed as high as 127F (53C) last year, and the asphalt road can get even hotter, causing the road to burn to runners’ feet. Chapman-Markle had the soles on three pairs of shoes melt last year. The race traverses three valleys and three mountain ranges, and after 122 grueling miles, runners face a steep final ascent to Whitney Portal at an elevation of 8360ft. Twitter Badwater Ultramarathon winner Pam Reed collapses in exhaustion while talking to the media just after finishing the race on the shoulder of Mt Whitney in 2015. Photograph: Richard Hartog/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images US sports … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.center_img features Share on LinkedIn Support The Guardian Twitter Marathon Topics Pinterest A runner cools off during the Badwater 135. Photograph: Ron Jones/Badwater.com Share on WhatsApp Based in Galveston, Texas, Chapman-Markle runs in 38C weather with 90% humidity regularly, hitting the roads around 2 or 3pm on the weekdays while the sun is still high in the sky when she gets home from her job as a nurse anesthetist. Every other weekend, Chapman-Markle and her husband, who has crewed her since her second race, head to her condo 30 minutes north of Austin in the hills. There he will hop on a bike as she runs the hills for two to four hours. “The closer I get to Badwater, the more mileage I’ll add on, so sometimes, I do two-a-day trains, I might go out for two and a half hours in the morning and an hour and a half at night.” To prep for the 13-mile hike at the end of Badwater, she’ll put on a 10-pound weighted vest and hike her running route. “I think you can walk it faster than you can run it, because it’s an 8% to 10% grade,” she said of the final push.And on the recovery side of her preparation, Chapman-Markle is just as thorough: She sits in the sauna built into her house every night for 30 to 40 minutes to help her heat train before heading to bed for seven to eight hours.*****Consistency is key to ultrarunning and completing Badwater 135, Shawn Bearden said.“Consistency is several fold,” he notes, pointing to consistency in one’s day-to-day training and being consistent in one’s training over years, and keeping one’s diet – whether high-carb, high-fat, or otherwise – consistent. “It takes years for people to build up really to being able to comfortably handle these very long distances.”This is also one reason runners in Badwater are, on average, older. The average age for Badwater 135 participants is 47 years old, with the oldest at 72. There are a few other reasons Bearden points to: as we age, we develop more of slow-twitch muscles that help on long runs. Psychological maturity comes with age. “Older people have a better understanding that the sun will come up tomorrow,” Bearden said. And it takes years for people to develop what he calls “craft”: the skills of ultrarunning and understanding the limits and needs of one’s body.For 51-year-old Filipino Tess Bibal Leono, the biggest challenge to her training is the stray dogs. An analyst for the Asian Development Bank in the Philippines, Leono’s work brings her to islands throughout the Pacific, where many hotels don’t have gyms and she will have to run on the road. Packs of stray dogs will begin to follow her and chase her if she continues running. “If I see a dog, I try to stop running. So it kind of limits your training,” she said.Leono ran the Badwater 135 in 2016 and 2018, quitting in 2018 after 80 miles due to acid reflux. Too excited for the race, she hadn’t slept the night before, and with record heat and unusual humidity, the event had the lowest completion rate in its 41-year history, with many of those disqualified by the time limit or quitting the race having finished the race in previous years. Share on Pinterest Pinterest “Risk of very, very serious medical issues in a race like Badwater is high,” Shawn Bearden, a professor of physiology at Idaho State University and ultrarunner himself, said. “We’re not built to go 50 miles, 100 miles, or Badwater 135 miles.“But we are capable of it.”The biggest challenge running Badwater is the heat. Bearden, who has crewed and paced for the Badwater race once and studied the physiology of ultrarunning, notes that the reason competitors are able to complete it is the human ability to thermoregulate and cool down by sweating. But Badwater puts a massive strain on one’s thermoregulation and therefore on one’s gastrointestinal system. “The only way you’re going to survive Badwater is by consuming enough fluids and getting fluids and nutrients back in,” Bearden explained. “That means we’ve got to be able to sweat a lot and send blood to our skin to cool off, while sending blood to our muscles to keep us moving, while sending blood to our gut to absorb water and nutrients. So there’s a massive strain on all of those tissues and systems.”And if a runner attempted to just drink water and not eat?“You have a good chance of dying by the end from a condition called hyponatremia,” Bearden said, “where you effectively dilute the salts in your blood because you’re losing some of your sweat and you’re only replacing water.” That’s not to mention the muscle breakdown, which Bearden describes on a molecular level looking “like a blender went through it,” and takes months to repair, even if a runner feels good enough to run a week later.*****Matt Collins had just left the 100-kilometer mark at Forest Park in Queens and his pacer, a cross country buddy from college, along with it. His feet padded the ground in the fresh shoes that he had changed into at the stop, where he had taped the blisters on the outside of his big and pinkie toes, and for a moment, his calloused and reddened feet were dry. He attempted to get down some pizza as he walked and readied himself for running another marathon and a half.With each stride, his hamstrings and quads screamed. His legs had been cramping for miles, and he knew the pain wouldn’t go away. It’s not going to get any worse, he told himself.Collins had been looking to the 100-kilometer marker since the beginning of the Great New York 100-miler, as he cut through Central Park heading North, ran along the Hudson and through the Bronx, and crossed the bridge into Queens with his pacer, where they laughed at Collins’ poor form reflected in store windows – his heel strike too hard, hitting the pavement like a heavy man. They sang country songs as they ran along the water in Queens and passed picnics and soccer games. When they reached the Unisphere fountains at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the two jumped in and let the water fall down on them. Pinterest Twitter “I didn’t prepare,” Leono said. “I thought I prepared well.” Her training for the 2018 Badwater had been disrupted at times by her busy travel schedule. This year, she made a commitment to get in at least 30 minutes a day if traveling, and she will often get back to the hotel after work and nap, waking at 9pm or 12am to get a run in the hotel’s gym even if it’s just five kilometers. She has been running marathons on the weekends and tack on an extra 10 kilometers as the rest of the marathoners head home.The final hurdle for competitors is the psychological aspect. “I really think that most people who are capable of running a full marathon really could step up and run 100 miles,” Bearden said. “It’s all about your mindset and how you can handle every cell your body screaming and telling you, this is stupid. You should stop.”“That’s part of being an ultrarunner, you always get extremely depressed because you’re sleep-deprived, and fluids and sodium aren’t proper, and your brain will want you to stop, to quit, or [ask] why are you doing this? I know why I’m doing this,” Chapman-Markle said. “The one thing I do have is mental strength. And I think that’s probably 65% of running a race like this.” Chapman-Markle tries to stay positive and think nothing but grateful thoughts. “If bad thoughts do come in, I think my body needs something so I just try to figure out what it needs, give it to it, and get back to my happy thoughts,” she said.“It’s obviously very physically hard. Mentally it is probably harder,” Collins said. He recalled his first ultramarathon, a 50-miler he participated in to raise money for Roswell Park Cancer Institute, where his brother was battling leukemia. “For me, I had a reason to be out there so that eliminated a lot of the temptation of dropping out and seeing there’s an escape valve. For me, there was just the finish line,” he said.*****For Collins, the 100-mile Great New York Running Exposition didn’t prompt the usual roller coaster of emotion he normally experiences during an ultramarathon. Collins finished first, crossing the finish line at 16hr 11min, jubilant to sit down and cheer on his friend who had closed in on his lead and finished first for the women.“I felt really excited for what we’re going to do in three weeks [at Badwater],” he said. “It was exactly the test I wanted it to be.”Collins was clear that the race was an exception. “It was the first one ever I haven’t cried,” he said. He had run the Great New York 100-miler before, the terrain was relatively flat, and the weather, at 80F, mild. Badwater would be another beast.But Collins has learned a lot since his first ultramarathon at 24 and about what his body can handle. He tried to drive home by himself from that first 50-miler and, in sheer exhaustion, put the car into an embankment. This time, he booked himself a hotel in Times Square where the race ended, so he wouldn’t have to walk too far.“You just go to such insane lows, and that bring you to such amazing highs,” Collins said. “I’m not usually good at race specific training, which this race is a bit of an aberration from that.”Before heading off to the desert this weekend, Collins flew to Puerto Rico for the Fourth of July weekend, taking the week before Badwater off from any strenuous runs. When asked what he’d do with his week off, he said with a smile: “Probably nothing productive.” Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

More than 50000 Quebec students to strike seeking pay for internships

first_imgMONTREAL — Thousands of post-secondary students in Quebec are walking out of class this week to protest against unpaid internships.More than 50,000 students are expected to take part in the action hitting junior colleges and universities across the province.A Montreal junior college, the CEGEP du Vieux-Montreal, was among the first to cancel all classes today after striking students formed a picket line outside the school.The striking university and college students want the provincial government to start ensuring student interns get paid for their work, much of which is in public-sector fields.A student organization says it is unfair to require students to complete unpaid internships as a condition of graduating. It says the current system also means they are not protected by provincial labour standards.Walkouts are planned in Gatineau, Rimouski, Sherbrooke and Quebec City as well as Montreal. Students are planning a protest Wednesday in Montreal.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Whats In Kelly Ripas Bag

first_imgKelly Ripa is shopping to save lives as she fills up her bag with designer deals that will contribute to the cure for ovarian cancer.QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE on QVC Saturday, July 26 to benefit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Ripa, one of the most renowned hosts in morning television, will appear in both the print and television public service announcements promoting QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE on QVC Saturday, July 26 at 2 PM (ET), to benefit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF).A longtime supporter of OCRF’s unique “designer garage sale” in the Hamptons, Ripa, who is best known as the co-star of “LIVE with Kelly and Michael,” will once again serve as its host.Currently in its 17th year, Super Saturday will air live on QVC during the “QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE” broadcast to take viewers inside the prestigious event.“Super Saturday is a powerful demonstration of the ongoing relationship between OCRF and QVC,” said Claire Watts, CEO, QVC, U.S. “Each year, we unite with OCRF to help them gain greater support for their important research and expand access to their innovative patient support program, Woman to Woman. Working on this initiative with OCRF aligns with our charitable mission to support the success and wellness of women through the power of relationships.”QVC began broadcasting from the exclusive Super Saturday sale in 2006 to help bring the fun and excitement of the event to more than 100 million U.S. households. Viewers are offered premier fashion, beauty, jewelry, accessories and home items for HALF the manufacturer’s suggested retail price with 80 percent of the purchase price of donated merchandise benefitting OCRF.“Being involved with this event for almost 10 years now, and watching it grow, has been an incredible experience,” said Ripa. “It is truly a feel-good event because it allows women to splurge and spoil themselves while simultaneously supporting such an important cause.”Often undetected in the early stages due to lack of specific testing, ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States and is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women. QVC’s PSA campaign was designed to bring more awareness to this disease and, with the help of Ripa, spread the word to women across the country.“QVC and Kelly Ripa have proven to be some of our greatest supporters over the years as we strive to bring attention to the importance of research for ovarian cancer,” said Audra Moran, CEO, OCRF. “QVC’s involvement allows millions of viewers across the U.S. to experience the event and contribute to the cause.”Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

TORONTO FANS UPSET THEY CANT BUY KAWHI LEONARD FUN GUY SHIRT

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement New Balance recently tapped Leonard to be their new spokesperson in a move that’s proven as brilliant as Leonard is talented. The brand’s first signature Kawhi Leonard sneaker pack, released earlier this month, sold out within minutes. Twittercenter_img Kawhi Leonard Advertisement Toronto Raptors star and saviour Kawhi Leonard just made New Balance — as in the manufacturer of shoes worn by dads in Ohio — one of the most coppable streetwear brands in existence. At least for now.Ask the hundreds, if not thousands of hopeful NBA fans who weren’t able to score one of the company’s new “Fun Guy” t-shirts this weekend.Lines outside of several stores in Toronto this morning … not for a shoe drop, but for “Fun Guy” shirts. pic.twitter.com/06ALB81tBN— Patrick Cassidy (@PatrickECassidy) May 25, 2019 Facebooklast_img read more

NDP name Nunavut candidate finally

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe NDP have finally unveiled their candidate in Nunavut.It took a while for the NDP to name someone in the riding to run against incumbent MP Leona Aglukkaq, who is the health minister for the Conservative government.APTN National News reporter Kent Driscoll has the details.last_img

ECs decision on Tripura falls short of expectations CPI

first_imgNew Delhi: The decision of the Election Commission on Wednesday to conduct repolling in 168 booths in West Tripura constituency has “fallen short of expectations”, the CPI(M) said and claimed that a substantial number of voters has been denied their right to vote due to rigging. It was after several complaints by political parties that the poll body ordered a repoll at 168 of the 1,679 polling stations, almost a month after polls were held in West Tripura seat on April 11. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The EC said that repoll in polling stations spread over 26 of the 30 assembly segments of the Lok Sabha constituency will be held on May 12. “The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its deep sense of disappointment over the Election Commission of India’s order to hold the elections void in 168 booths for the Tripura West parliamentary constituency and hold re-poll in these booths. There had been widespread rigging and prevention of voters exercising their franchise by the ruling BJP during polls held on April 11. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen “We firmly hold that this order is not in consonance with the ground reality and obviously too little and too late in ensuring a free and fair poll where more than half the electorate was actually unable to exercise their right to vote,” a statement from the party said. Alleging that the EC had only “partially” considered the complaints made by political parties and individuals about large-scale rigging and illegality, the statement said that the order will “signal, on the one hand, acknowledgement of rigging on a major scale and yet falling short of the expectations that the ECI will deliver justice for the voters of the constituency who could not cast their votes.” “Nothing short of a re-poll for the entire Tripura West parliamentary constituency will serve the purpose of a free and fair poll and protecting the rights of the voters,” it said.last_img read more

Sri Lanka UN officials stress need to help civilians caught up in

“Measures that comply with international obligations governing the protection of civilians during armed conflict provide vital options for civilians as they make individual choices about where to seek safety and succour,” the UN Country Team in Sri Lanka said in a statement issued today.The statement was released amid ongoing concern about the humanitarian impact of the violence in the Vanni, a district in the north where Government forces have clashed with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).The UN Country Team stressed it is still committed to helping the Government provide humanitarian assistance to civilians whether they remain in the Vanni or decide to leave.“Measures must be taken to prevent displacing people from their homes and livelihoods. The UN has also raised with the LTTE its urgent concern that civilians be allowed maximum freedom of movement of all times.”Last month the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) voiced alarm about the safety of tens of thousands of civilians because of the fighting and urged both sides to ensure the protection of those not involved in the conflict. 3 September 2008United Nations officials in Sri Lanka have acknowledged the Government’s announcement that it will take extra steps to improve the freedom of movement of thousands of civilians affected by recent fierce fighting in the north of the country. read more

Afghanistan UNICEF kicks off campaign to wipe out neonatal tetanus

The disease occurs among populations where pregnant women deliver at home without a trained birth attendant and far from any health facilities, according to Dr. Francois Gasse, Head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination Programme. “In Afghanistan only 5 per cent of women deliver in [an] institution with a trained birth attendant,” he told a press briefing in Kabul.”The simple way to eliminate the disease is to immunize the mother,” he explained, noting that this practice “protects the mother against tetanus and the newborn through the transfer of antibodies during the pregnancy.”Over the next week the campaign will target 740,000 women in four Afghan cities before moving to rural areas. “The preliminary estimates show that we need to target 4 million women over the next three years,” Dr. Gasse said. “The progress in Afghanistan against this disease is also part of the global progress in this global initiative.”The effort, led by the Afghan Government, is being carried out by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) with support from partners including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Ronald McDonald Foundation. read more

US sales of previously occupied homes rise to 498M in February most

US sales of previously occupied homes rise to 4.98M in February, most in more than 3 years. by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Mar 21, 2013 10:01 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – U.S. sales of previously occupied homes rose in February to their fastest pace in more than three years, and more people put their homes on the market. The increases suggest a growing number of Americans believe the housing recovery will strengthen.The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales increased 0.8 per cent in February from January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.98 million. That was the fastest sales pace since November 2009, when a temporary home buyer tax credit had boosted sales. The February sales pace was also 10.2 per cent higher than the same month a year ago.Steady hiring and near-record-low mortgage rates have helped boost sales and prices in most markets. The Realtors’ group says the median price for a home sold in February was $173,600. That’s up 11.6 per cent from a year ago.More people are also starting to put their homes on the market, which could help sales in the coming months. The number of available homes for sale rose 10 per cent last month, the first monthly gain since April. Even with the gain, the inventory of homes for sale was still 19 per cent below a year ago.Jeff Kolko, chief economist at Trulia, said the increase in houses for sale is a good sign. It suggests more homeowners are gaining confidence in the recovery. That could end an inventory squeeze that has held back sales in many markets.“Tight inventory has been a critical issue for the housing market. The limited supply of homes has fueled bidding wars and has meant that buyers have little to choose from and agents have little to sell,” Kolko said.By region, sales of previously owned homes were up 2.6 per cent in both the South and the West. Sales fell 3.1 per cent in the Northeast and 1.7 per cent in the Midwest, possibly in part because of adverse weather.Even with the gains, sales nationally remain below the 5.5 million that economists associate with healthy markets.One concern is that few first-time buyers, who are critical to a sustainable housing recovery, are entering the market. They made up only 30 per cent of sales in February. That’s well below the 40 per cent typical in a healthy market.Since the housing bubble burst more than six years ago, banks have imposed tighter credit conditions and required larger down payments. Those changes have left many would-be buyers unable to qualify for super-low mortgage rates. First-time buyers have been hit particularly hard by the changes.The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage dropped in November to 3.31 per cent, the lowest on records dating back to 1971, and they have remained near that record low this year. This week the rate on the 30-year loan was 3.54 per cent.Rising demand and short supplies have encouraged builders to boost construction. U.S. builders started more houses and apartments in February and received building permits for future construction at the fastest pace in 4 1/2 years.The increases meant that builders broke ground on homes last month at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 910,000, the second fastest pace since June 2008. Applications for building permits rose 4.6 per cent to 946,000, the highest level since June 2008 read more

Woman tried to do son out of £10m inheritance by taking advantage

first_imgAnd the judge accepted that, before Alzheimer’s disease robbed him of his sharp mind, Stephen’s father had repeatedly promised him “it will be all yours one day”.Handing 48-year-old Stephen the entire farm, including its substantial farm house, the judge said he was entitled to rely on the assurances given to him by his father.Roger Moore had had difficulty coping with what he saw as his “demotion as head of the family farming business” after Alzheimer’s began to take hold in 2008, the court heard.Mrs Moore was adamant that it would be unfair on their daughter, Julie, if Stephen inherited the whole farm, which was described as being “by far the family’s biggest asset”.But Judge Monty said: “It was always Roger’s intention that Stephen would inherit the farm and the business, and that intention was shared by Pamela.”These intentions were expressed as promises to Stephen. Particularly after 2009, Pamela took advantage of Roger’s mental decline, which in my view does her no credit.”She was and remains determined to redress what she regarded as a stark inequality of likely inheritance between Stephen and Julie.” A judge heard Alzheimer’s disease robbed Roger Moore of his sharp mindCredit:PASIEKA/Getty Images/Science Photo Library  “By contrast, his relationship with Pamela has always been a difficult one… sad to say, relations between them had been difficult since Stephen’s childhood.”Stephen, he said, had worked on the farm since childhood and now “in effect runs the farm, as Roger is too ill to participate”.Starting off on just £200 for a working week of up to 50 hours, he was still earning less than £300-a-week after becoming a partner in the business.He only did all that because “he truly believed, as he had been encouraged to believe, that in the fullness of time he would inherit the farm and the business”.The judge added: “The fact is that promises were made, and in reliance on them he devoted his entire working life to the farm and the business.”He could not pursue an alternative career because of his “whole-hearted commitment to the farm”.Stephen told the court: “If I were to cash in I would be a very wealthy man, but I have no intention of cashing in. If we have a good year, we might be able to afford a holiday or a new car, if not then so be it.”Judge Monty ordered that the farming partnership between father and son should be dissolved “because of Roger’s ill health”.Mr Moore’s share of the farm will be transferred to Stephen, although his parents can continue drawing an income and living in the farmhouse for as long as they need to.The judge concluded: “This is a just and equitable outcome. It honours what Roger always intended.”It means that the farm can continue to be farmed by the next generation of the Moore family as Roger always intended.” Pamela took advantage of Roger’s mental decline… she was and remains determined to redress what she regarded as a stark inequality of likely inheritanceJudge Simon Monty QC If I were to cash in I would be a very wealthy man, but I have no intention of cashing inStephen Moore Mrs Moore, the judge added, had “unfairly portrayed Stephen as a violent and difficult son who made her and Roger’s life a misery.”She simply “refused to accept” that Roger’s “unchanging intention”, while he had all his mental faculties, was “to see Stephen at the helm”.By 2009, Roger was suffering from serious memory loss and his increasing sense of uselessness led him to say “I might as well shoot myself”, the court heard.But, as Stephen grew up, his father had encouraged him to work on the farm and passed on to his son his “passion for farming”.Spending three years at agricultural college, Stephen had “thrown himself wholeheartedly into working on the farm”.”Since he was a teenager it was not only clear to him that he would one day take over the running of the farm, but also that Roger… encouraged him in that belief”, said the judge.”Roger would say to him that all of this, referring to the farm, would be his one day. It seems to me that everything points to an over-arching plan under which Stephen would inherit the whole farm and business in due course and that Stephen was told this was the case.”center_img A judge heard Alzheimer's disease robbed Roger Moore of his sharp mind A farmer’s wife “took advantage” of her husband’s Alzheimer’s in a bid to do their son out of his promised £10 million inheritance, a judge has ruled.Pamela Moore even accused her son, Stephen, of violent harassment in her fight to stop him taking over the family farm from his father, Roger.But Judge Simon Monty QC said Stephen had worked since childhood on the 650-acre farm in Stapleford, near Salisbury, which has been in the Moore family for generations.The High Court heard the father of two took no expensive holidays, lived a frugal lifestyle with his family in a bungalow on the estate and earned less than £300-a-week. Mr Moore changed his will in 2012, disinheriting Stephen of the farm, but the judge said that, by then, he was “playing very little part in events”.Mrs Moore described her son’s behaviour as “intolerable” and accused him of “molesting” Roger, “by way of violence, threats, pestering and other forms of harassment”.Mr Moore had at one point even sought a non-molestation order against his son, it was said.But the judge described Mrs Moore’s accusations of bad behaviour against her son as “so trivial as to be of no effect”.He added: “Roger, in his right mind, would never have contemplated litigating against his own son. Matters between father and son were nowhere near the kind of total collapse described by Pamela and other members of the family.”Roger would have been appalled at the family’s private affairs being exposed to public scrutiny and at the prospect of the farm being split up.”The judge said of Stephen: “He clearly loves his father and has always looked up to him. 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EHF CL Furious Kiel storm over Plock

4. HC Prvo plinarsko drustvo …320170:63(7)4 6. RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko310275:73(2)2 Orlen Wisla PlockTHW KielVelux EHF Champions League 1. THW Kiel4301118:96(22)6 3. Paris Saint-Germain Handba…3201101:93(8)4 7. SG Flensburg-Handewitt310286:87(-1)2 2. MVM Veszprém321076:71(5)5 MVM Veszprem lost a point in Plock, but THW Kiel didn’t let home team to even think about something similar. Germans smashed Polish vice-champions 37:23 in an untypica match in Orlen Arena, where Manolo Cadenas and his guys didn’t get any chance to stay in the match competitive until the last phase.“Zebras” read the tactics of the home squad perfectly and showed that they can offer more in current season…Joan Canellas led his team with 10 goals, Vujin added 7, while in the home team, only Ivan Nikčević reached number 4…Orlen Wisła Płock – THW Kiel 23:37 (8:18)Wisła: Corrales, Wichary – Kwiatkowski, Daszek 4, Racotea, Wiśniewski 1, Pusica, Ghionea 2, Rocha, Piechowski 2, Zelenović 2, Montoro 1, Tarabochia 3, Konitz 1, Nikcević 4, Żytnikow 3.THW: Landin, Katsigiannis – Duvnjak 2, Toft Hansen 3, Mamelund 2, Sprenger 1, Weinhold 1, Dissinger 3, Ekberg 5, Canellas 10, Dahmke 3, Vujin 7, Oprea.STANDINGS: 8. Besiktas Jimnastik Kulubu300375:102(-27)0 5. Orlen Wisla Plock4112102:118(-16)3 ← Previous Story Rhein Neckar Lowen lose after five months! Next Story → LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON: Hairdresser Alex Dujshebaev read more

Les huîtres du bassin dArcachon frappées par une microalgue

first_imgLes huîtres du bassin d’Arcachon frappées par une micro-algueLe dinophysis a fait sa réapparition il y a plus de trois semaines dans le bassin d’Arcachon. Depuis, les ostréiculteurs n’ont plus le droit de vendre leurs huîtres. En effet, cette micro-algue peut se révéler toxique.Les ostréiculteurs du bassin d’Arcachon se sont vus contraints de cesser la vente d’huîtres depuis trois semaines en raison de la présence de dinophysis, une micro-algue venue du Golfe de Gascogne et potentiellement toxique. Depuis deux ans, un nouveau test chimique permet de tester le taux de “dino” et d’interdire la vente en cas de besoin. “Il faut attendre que ça passe car malheureusement c’est un phénomène naturel contre lequel on ne peut rien faire”, explique Bernard Delis, un ostréiculteur à Gujan-Mestras dans le bassin d’Arcachon. À lire aussiOstréiculture : fin du test de la sourisToutefois, après trois semaines d’interdiction, les nouveaux résultats d’analyse sont de meilleurs augures : le taux de toxine est désormais inférieur au seuil de sécurité sanitaire défini. Si ces taux sont confirmés lors des prochains tests, la commercialisation des huîtres pourra reprendre dès le 11 mai. “Les consommateurs reviendront, ces interdictions qui nous frappent depuis quelques années sont tombées dans les mœurs et cela n’a pas terni notre image”, assure Olivier Laban, le président régional de la section régionale conchyliologie cité par l’AFP. Pour prendre les devants en prévision d’interdictions futures, des prélèvements effectués au large du bassin d’Arcachon devraient permettre de “comprendre les raisons d’une efflorescence d’algue aussi brutale et inhabituelle”. Pour certains professionnels comme Fabrice Routioutiou, il est nécessaire de “mettre les huîtres à l’abri dans des viviers dès que l’on sait que les taux de dinophysis commencent à augmenter, et pouvoir ainsi continuer à les vendre en dépit des interdictions”.Toutefois, l’algue n’est pas la seule à menacer les huîtres. En raison des conditions climatiques, de nombreux naissains, les larves de ces mollusques, manquent à l’appel.  “L’an dernier, nous n’en avons pas eu assez et si le phénomène se reproduit cette année, cela va devenir vraiment difficile”, estime ainsi M. Delis.Le 7 mai 2012 à 16:13 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Matt Sydal on why WWEs ratings decline isnt important

first_img Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha Now Playing Up Next Facebook Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Chris Featherstone passed along this recap.This is Chris Featherstone from Sports Illustrated and the Pancakes and Powerslams Show. This week, I had the pleasure to interview former WWE Tag Team Champion Matt (Evan Bourne) Sydal on my show. We had a great conversation, talking about the current state of professional wrestling, why he has no qualms about WWE letting him go from his contract last year, and much more.I posed a question to him about why professional wrestling is experiencing such a decline in ratings, and here is what he had to say about that:“I understand that ratings are important. You have to realize WWE’s contract. They’re not getting paid from advertising money. USA makes that money. WWE gets paid by USA, they get paid a lot of money, and the money increases every year. Ratings aren’t the most important thing to them. And, let’s just be honest: ratings aren’t as precise as internet clicks and time spent on the website. If you look at that, WWE is crushing everyone. So I think ratings might not be the best metric with which to rate wrestling in this day and age. But it does mean they’ve got big distribution.Let’s face it: when we were crazy into wrestling, there were 20 million people on Monday nights watching wrestling. So what you have are 17 million lagged wrestling fans. People who connect to it somewhere, but haven’t really found an inspiration or a cultural connection to it. That’s been missing because wrestling’s been dominated by one person. It’s like if every song on the radio had to go through the same producer. You would say that this is always the same thing because it’s always produced by the same place.What there should be is more middle ground. There’s room for five or six of these federations because people love wrestling. People like you and I connect to it from a nostalgia view, from respecting the athleticism, and enjoying the characters and the story, and the live action production that is pro wrestling. It’s a special form of entertainment, and I think people miss [the ability to] go to a show and have fun.It’s more about the feeling and how you felt when it was going on. Were you laughing with your friends? Were you having a good time? That’s what makes wrestling good. It’s not the wrestling itself. It’s the experience that people have. And I think we need to work on what kind of experience we’re giving fans at these events, and what kind of experience they want. Are we looking for new fans?”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Velvet Skycenter_img WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Twitter Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Roman Reigns is in Remission Videos Articles Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

TCI News Run Down including Border Control request to freeze all country

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 4, 2017 – Providenciales – Hon Royal Robinson: Opposition member sends a clarion call for the Elected Govt to demand an exit strategy of the coming British; and he slams arrests for alleged corruption of public workers saying, the arrests are amounting to nothing. Angela Brooks: The Actg Director of Public Prosecutions informs that Helen Garlick, because she is now 65 years old and for personal reasons is retiring from the TCI SIPT trial and later this year from practicing law altogether.Eight years after her role was created, Garlick is gone as of Thursday Aug 3.   The Office of the DPP will now supervise the major trial involving former government ministers and ex-premier on corruption charges.  Hon Sean Astwood: Acting Premier states that there is no dereliction of duties as National Security Council has met, stakeholder meetings are happening and every effort is being exhausted to see the islands returned to Peace and tranquility.   Hon Sharlene Robinson: Out of Country Premier defends actions in face of surging gun crimes and criticism on her absence right now; she gives a list of achievements and says there is NO CRISIS in leadership, there is a crisis in morality.    At Cabinet: The PDM Administration has asked for approval of a freeze on visa applications for people from ALL countries from Aug 7-Sept 1.And for HE to approve a highly selective method for first time work permit applications based on industry needs for a 55 day period from Aug 7-Sept 30.   The reason given for the change with first time applications is to clear the backlog, make assessments and implement improvements, those notes say.    Also at Cabinet: A Stop list protocol was put forth for the Governor to approve; the PDM Administration wants it to take effect Aug 15 which is the day after the deadline given for all people in the country without legal status to leave voluntarily, else face being stop listed.Another Cabinet note included that the number of 2017/18 scholarships have been approved; there was no indication however on how many scholarships or who has received them. But later on Thursday, a public notice revealing 43 islanders had received scholarships for studies in the UK, USA, Canada and Caribbean region.   Plus, critical to Phase II homeowners in Provo, that Cabinet on Wednesday, had the Millennium Heights report presented by the Planning Director.#MagneticMediaNews#freezeallvisaapplications Related Items:last_img read more