Krygios Sits for Aussie Davis Cup Bid

first_imgGLASGOW, Scotland  — As Britain prepares to take on Australia in the Davis Cup semifinals this week, the focus will be as much on who’s missing as who will be taking the court in Glasgow.Andy Murray will lead a team bidding to win Britain’s first title since 1936, while the visitors will be without Nick Kyrgios, who lost to the Scot in the opening round of the U.S. Open and who has frequently drawn controversy for his antics this season.In the second round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal in August, a court microphone picked up a vulgar remark that Kyrgios made about the reported girlfriend of his opponent, Stan Wawrinka.Earlier this year, Kyrgios appeared to make little effort to return serve in the second set of his fourth round loss against Richard Gasquet at Wimbledon after arguing with the umpire, while against Murray at the U.S. Open earlier this month, the 20-year-old closed his eyes and appeared to fall asleep while he sat in his chair at the end of the second set.Australia Davis Cup captain Wally Masur spoke to Kyrgios after his U.S. Open defeat and they agreed it was best for him to miss the match against Britain, which starts with Sept. 18 singles.“Nick played Andy at the US Open and we sat down two days later,” Masur said. “Nick has had a really full year, in more ways than one so far. We felt that, mutually, this was the best fit for him and the best fit for the team.“To be honest, we look at Nick as a 10-year proposition. He’s going to be a great player for Australia. But this Davis Cup tie just came around a bit too soon.”Lleyton Hewitt, Bernard Tomic, Sam Groth and Thanasi Kokkinakis make up Australia’s team.For the 34-year-old Hewitt, who will retire after the Australian Open in 2016, this is a final shot at Davis Cup glory.“In my last year playing, it’s a great opportunity,” Hewitt said. “With my experience and the other boys’ youth out there, we’ve really mixed it up.“I think a lot of the pressure is on, obviously, Andy. So whoever gets the opportunity to take him on, on day one, has got nothing to lose, you can go out free swinging and play your game. I think Andy pretty much has got to win that match.”Murray rejected claims that Britain is a one-man team, and that all the pressure was on him.“I wouldn’t say it’s all on me. We got into this position by everyone in the team playing their part,” Murray said. “I think there’s pressure on everybody. It’s Lleyton’s last chance to win the Davis Cup and he’ll be feeling pressure as well.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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NFL Draft WR Has Insane Body Fat % At Scouting Combine

first_imgJalen Ramsey running the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 29: Defensive back Jalen Ramsey of Florida State runs the 40-yard dash during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 29, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)The annual NFL Scouting Combine is colloquially known as “The Underwear Olympics.” Guys want to look good in shorts in order to impress teams.Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf is a physical specimen. A potential first-round pick, Metcalf is built more like a linebacker than a wideout.A photo of a shirtless Metcalf went viral recently. The dude is jacked, and his combine measurements illustrate this.When Metcalf weighed in today, not only was he a chiseled 228 pounds and a shade over 6-foot-3, he recorded a ridiculous body far percentage.Ole Miss WR D.K. Metcalf, of social media fame, measured in at 6-foot-3 and 3/8 and 228 pounds… with 1.6% body fat 😱🤭— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 28, 20191.6 percent! Not only is that insane, it is probably a little too low to be safe. Metcalf probably tried to cut down even more than usual for the combine.Metcalf wins the eye test for sure, but his production in college wasn’t overwhelming. He finished his time at Ole Miss with 67 receptions, 1,228 yards and 14 touchdowns in 21 games.However, the physical tools are what will likely have him off the board sooner rather than later in April. Both he and fellow Ole Miss wide receiver A.J. Brown could be first-round selections.last_img read more

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Shipping in Europe Will Increase 50% by 2030, Says …

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location Print  Close zoom Antonio López-Istúriz, the Secretary-General of the European People’s Party and Euro MP for the Balearic Islands, on October 4th, gave the closing speech at the port law conference organised by the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) at the Port of Palma in conjunction with the International Port Law Association, Acciona and the State-owned Ports Body.López-Istúriz highlighted the impact of ports in Europe and predicted a 50% increase in European goods shipping by 2030. He also revealed that the European Commission is keeping a close eye on the industry to “attract investment” aimed at developing European ports.“Europe needs ports and ports need Europe,” were the words of the Euro MP, who pointed out that the European Commission’s main challenges are to boost the development of European ports, promote short-sea shipping to free-up roads, and improve connections to land transport networks. To achieve this, according to López-Istúriz, action must involve using the future transport corridors, simplifying administrative procedures in ports by implementing e-management, monitoring public procurement mechanisms, promoting sustainable management and investing in innovation and human resources.Promotion and dialogueImmediately afterwards, Jorge Nasarre, the APB’s Director, summarised the two-day conference whose content centred on issues such as administrative concessions in ports, the analysis of TSJIB jurisprudence in relation to the APB, port authorities’ economic regulations and the urban development of State-owned ports’ service areas. Nasarre stressed the APB initiative was a way to promote and encourage transparent, open dialogue between government and private organisations in order to boost development in public-interest ports.The conference was attended by a large audience, the majority of whom were port facility managers from across Spain. Ports de Balears, October 9, 2013last_img read more

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Indian boy in UAE falls asleep in school bus dies report

first_imgDubai: A six-year-old Indian boy was found dead after he dozed off in his school bus and left behind alone for several hours in the UAE on Saturday, according to a media report. Mohamed Farhan Faisal, who hailed from Kerala, was a student of Islamic Centre in Al Quoz and had dozed off after boarding the bus. He was left behind after all other students disembarked outside the centre at 8 am, the Khaleej Times reported. The Dubai Police said that they were notified of the tragedy at 3 pm. Also Read – Merkel warns UK Brexit deal ‘unlikely’ without compromise: London “The child was found as the driver took the bus out to drop the students back home,” a senior police official was quoted as saying by the paper. Farhan was the youngest of three children and had joined the centre earlier this year. His parents are long-time residents of Dubai and the family resides in Karama. His father Faisal runs multiple businesses in Dubai and Kerala, the paper reported. “I had met the family during a get-together just last week. He was such a bright boy. His parents are in a state of shock,” said a close family member, who requested not to be named. Also Read – India, China should jointly uphold peace and stability, resolve disputes through dialogues: Chinese ambassador After the initial investigation, the body was shifted to the forensic department at 6 pm for an autopsy. “The mortal remains will be handed over to the family after all legal and administrative procedures have been completed,” the official said. The UAE has witnessed similar cases earlier as well. In 2014, a KG1 student at Abu Dhabi’s Al Worood Academy Private School, Nizaha Ala’a, suffocated to death after being forgotten inside a bus. The news had shocked the nation and sparked a major discussion on child safety in buses. Last year, another KG1 student was forgotten inside a school for over four hours. Fortunately, the child survived, the paper reported.last_img read more

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Mob violence affects trade between Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Pakhali said a delegation of the forum held a meeting with the Sri Lankan ambassador in Pakistan and emphasised that the Muslim community over there be protected.The delegation condemned the terrorist activities in Sri Lanka and condoled the loss of precious lives over there.They demanded of the Sri Lankan government to compensate for the losses inflicted upon the Muslim community and provide them with protection. Trade between Pakistan and Sri Lanka has come to a screeching halt. The reason behind the stoppage is said to be the rising violence against the Muslim community in Sri Lanka in the wake of recent terrorism and suicide attacks over there, which resulted in heavy casualties, the Express Tribune in Pakistan reported.“Rice and textile exports to Sri Lanka from Pakistan have stopped. Potato export has also reduced drastically,” said Pakistan-Sri Lanka Business Forum Chairman Aslam Pakhali. “Their shops, super stores and godowns are being targeted. The goods exported from Pakistan have been unloaded at the Sri Lankan port, but the importers are not getting them cleared because of the deteriorating law and order situation there,” he added. “The goods, especially fruits and vegetables, in godowns are perishing.Sri Lanka is a major importer of Pakistani rice and textile products, but the exports have come to a halt,” he added. “It is the Muslim community in Sri Lanka that imports Pakistani products and sells them there. They are partners of Pakistani exporters,” said Pakhali, adding that the properties of Muslims were damaged during the recent wave of violence over there. He said mobs were attacking Muslim neighbourhoods while the authorities were silent. “The national media of Sri Lanka is keeping its citizens in the dark about such injustice,” he added. Pakhali said, “The loss to the Muslim community by now is estimated at $500 million and payments to the Pakistani exporters amounting of $30 million have been withheld.” He said the exports would not resume till the law and order situation in Sri Lanka improved. “Pakistan will face difficulties in achieving the export target in the final months of this fiscal year,” he added.A Sri Lankan businessman Zainul Abideen told The Express through WhatsApp that the Muslim community in Sri Lanka was facing a ton of problems and was under siege.“The law enforcement agencies are searching properties of Muslims. They are being attacked by mobs,” said Abideen. “Most of the losses to Muslims occurred in Negombo, Kurunegala and Puttalam districts. Violent mobs are attacking Muslims in the presence of security personnel.” read more

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Casey Kasems daughter granted visits amid concerns about care of ailing radio

Casey Kasem’s daughter granted visits amid concerns about care of ailing radio personality by Manuel Valdes, The Associated Press Posted May 30, 2014 7:10 am MDT PORT ORCHARD, Wash. – A Washington state judge on Friday granted a daughter of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem regular visits after she raised concerns about his well-being.The ruling by Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Jennifer Forbes added another twist to the ongoing dispute between Kasem’s wife, Jean, and her stepdaughter, Kerri Kasem, who has said in legal filings that her father suffers from a form of dementia.Kerri Kasem said in court that her father is suffering from bedsores along with lung and bladder infections.Casey Kasem, who was not in court, gained fame with his radio music countdown shows, “American Top 40” and “Casey’s Top 40.” Now 82, he and his wife have been staying with family friends west of Seattle.Jean Kasem has been in control of his medical care and has controlled access to him, blocking three of his children from seeing him in recent months, according to court filings.In an impromptu news conference Friday afternoon on the lawn of the home where the couple has been staying, Jean Kasem scolded those children.“Shame on these children! Shame! Who have done this to their father and who have shredded my family,” she said.Last week, she was served with a California court order that temporarily suspended her powers to determine his medical treatment and expanded Kerri Kasem’s authority to determine whether her father is receiving adequate care. By then, the couple had travelled from California to Washington state.While allowing Kerri Kasem to visit her father, the judge also set a June 6 court date to further consider whether to enforce the California court order. Forbes also allowed Kerri Kasem to have a doctor of her choosing examine her father.During the hearing, Jean Kasem’s attorney, Joel Paget, said Casey Kasem is being cared for by professional staff as well as his wife. The lawyer denied that Casey Kasem’s health has deteriorated since he was moved to Washington state.“They came up here to get some peace and quiet,” Paget said.Lawyers for Jean Kasem also raised concerns about the possibility of pictures of Casey Kasem being given to the media. The judge told Kerri Kasem that any images from her visits could not be distributed beyond herself or her lawyer.Jean Kasem spoke only briefly in hushed tones in the courtroom.Forbes said Kerri Kasem will be allowed daily visits for up to an hour. She also ruled that Casey Kasem must stay in Washington state unless a deal is struck to return him to California, and that Kerri Kasem could bring a witness to her visits with her father.“I actually would like to have somebody in there,” she said. “I have been accused of things I haven’t done. It’s for my protection.”Outside the courtroom, Liberty Kasem, the daughter of Casey and Jean Kasem, told reporters that she has tried unsuccessfully to talk to her sister about the situation.“I love my dad. I do. Honestly. My mom and I care for him. He’s doing really good in Washington,” Liberty Kasem said.Earlier this month, a judge in Los Angeles expressed concerns about Casey Kasem’s safety and whereabouts after an attorney for his wife said he did not know where Kasem was.The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office tracked him down the next day and said appropriate medical care was being provided. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Fifth Industry Summit on Mining Performance forging ahead

first_imgRegistration is now open for the 5th Industry Summit on Mining Performance, hosted by Penn State, The South Dakota School of Mines, Queen’s University, and The University of Arizona. International Mining is the international media partner. The summit will feature speakers from the world’s largest mining companies and mining equipment manufacturers. This year’s summit will take place in Rapid City, South Dakota, home to the South Dakota School of Mines. Keynote Speakers: Jagannath Rao, Siemens President, and Colin Marshall, Cloud Peak Energy CEO.Performance improvement topics (from mine to mill to customer):Cost ContainmentImplementation Success StoriesSupply Chain: Energy, Fuel, and Materials ManagementMaintenance and ReliabilityProcessingGeneral Business ImprovementConsider being a presenter at one of the breakout sessions. The deadline for our call for proposals is February 1.For the full agenda and registration information, please visit our website at www.outreach.psu.edu/programs/BPI or contact Lisa Clapper, Conference Executive at ConferenceInfo1@outreach.psu.edulast_img read more

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Audray Tuzolana leaves BSV Silkeborg this summer

Audray TuzolanaBSV SilkeborgFrench handball playerHBC Nantes ← Previous Story License for Bundesliga – Gummersbach and Grosswallstadt “on hold”! Next Story → Veselin Vujovic with physical attack on Cervar’s assistant! French playmaker, Audray Tuzolana (28) will leave Danish vice-champion, BSV Bjerringbro Silkeborg at the end of the season. Hand injury prevent experienced player to show his qualities in Danish League this season. He came to Denmark from HBC Nantes, scored 13 goals in EHF CL, but complete impression wasn’t good enough, so French player will go back to France.Tuzolana has also a experience of playing in German Bundesliga. He played for VfL Gummersbach, before that for the French Ivry.photo: eurohandball.com

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Womens CWC 14 Final Hypo and Thuringer already at TOP 4

← Previous Story Women’s EHF CL: Sweet revenge for Gyor in Podgorica – Krim one step to semi-final Next Story → Ivica Obrvan to try Macedonian challenge?   22 : 18(10.03.2013)   22 : 31(10.03.2013) Thüringer HC VSRostov-Don Hypo NÖ VSDinamo Volgograd HC Leipzig   24 : 23(09.03.2013) After the first matches of the Women’s Cup Winners Cup quarter-finals, two semi-finalists are already known. Hypo has no problem to beat Dinamo in Volgograd 31:22 after the long trip, while German Thuringer had only easy training session against Spanish Bera Bera – 33:15: VSVaci NKSE Bera BeraHypo NoWomen’s Cup Winners Cup : Issy Paris Hand :   15 : 33(09.03.2013) : : VSBalonmano Bera Bera

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Gotham Takes Just a Bit Too Long to Get Where Its Going

first_imgStay on target Gotham sure is taking a while to live up to the promise of its current arc. It spent so much time building up Jerome Valeska’s escape, and now that he’s out he’s… not doing all that much. He’s even recruited some of the show’s scarier villains, and they do little more than follow him around. At the episode’s outset, Bruce Wayne is looking for Jerome, following the lead he got at the end of last week: A Catholic school. Unfortunately for him, Jerome’s been there and gone. He did leave a trap for Bruce behind, though. Jervis Tetch strapped a bomb to the principal, forcing him to blow himself up at just the right time. Fortunately, Jim Gordon and Bullock are there to save Bruce. Not the principal, though. He shoots the clock that appears to be hypnotizing the man, but it turns out he had a pocketwatch that was doing the trick. Fortunately, Bruce, Gordon and Bullock duck at just the right time. Good thing those big wooden desks are explosion-proof.We get a fun scene with all the villains gathered around a brunch table discussing their evil plans. It’s a classic DC Comics Legion of Doom moment, though Jerome calls it the Legion of Horribles. It’s a fitting name coming from a show whose characters can have a decidedly off-brand feel sometimes. Jerome wants to cause chaos in the city, and he’s enlisted every villain he knows to help. Once the city falls, they can divvy it out however they see fit. But first, he needs to find someone named Xander Wild. Why? we don’t know yet. He visit’s Xander’s company looking for some answers, but nobody there has even met the guy. He communicates via proxy. So we have a decent race for this episode. Both Jerome and the police need to find this Wild guy.Michelle Veintimilla (Cr: FOX)Jerome is able to track down Wild’s proxy, but he hits a snag. She, as it turns out, was waiting for him. For a brief instant, the scene gets tense and just a little scary. Cameron Monaghan is very good in this role, and can make any scene deeply unsettling. Especially when he’s dragging a knife across someone’s face. Then Wild’s proxy points out a cage, says she plans to transport him in it, and knocks him out. Meanwhile, the police and Bruce discover that he met with Thomas Wayne years ago. Even stranger, Bruce’s father apparently drove out to the middle of nowhere alone to meet with him. That’s enough to give Bullock and Gordon an address to check out.They find a creepy underground bunker with CCTV cameras everywhere. Including one monitoring Jerome, who’s being held in a cell. The episode does a good job of building up Xander’s reveal. The way Jerome taunts him makes you wonder just what their connection is. Particularly when he jokes about confusing himself with Xander. Every shot of him has his face in shadow or his back to the camera. Until Bullock and Gordon come face to face with him. The reveal that he’s Jerome’s identical twin is pulled off pretty well. He tells them his real name is Jeremiah, and that Jerome tried to kill him multiple times when they were kids. To protect him, his family sent him away to the catholic school.Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue (Cr: FOX)It’s a plausible story, but something tells the Gordon that he’s not telling the whole truth. That’s when they notice that his CCTV monitors are all turned off. Gordon inspects them, and finds out that Jeremiah is holding Jerome captive. Before he can really deal with that though, he sees something else on the monitors. The rest of the villains are there to break Jerome out. It’s honestly a little frustrating that the story stays with Gordon, Bullock and Jeremiah for this whole sequence. I was really excited to see all these Batman villains teaming up, and we hardly get to see them do anything.At least it leads to a fun, tense sequence in a maze. Who doesn’t love a good maze? The two cops stick close to Jeremiah to find the way out, but the three get separated when they come across Jeremiah’s hypnotized proxy. The fight scene that follows is nothing spectacular, but things get interesting when a now-solo Jeremiah runs right into the arms of Jerome. It would seem his stories of attempted murder when they were children were slightly exaggerated. Jerome may not have been the nicest kid, but he never tried to kill his brother. Not until after Jeremiah poisoned their mother against him.Here, the story takes a page right out of The Dark Knight’s script. I guess that’s appropriate because, as much as Monaghan is pulling from every previous iconic Joker for his performance, Heath Ledger’s is clearly the biggest influence. He was driven to kill his mother, driven to insanity, by one bad day. Now, he’s going to do the same to his brother. Or he would if Bullock and Gordon hadn’t shown up right on time. They realize Jerome doesn’t plan on killing his brother just yet, and they’re able to take Jeremiah into protective custody while Jerome escapes. Anticlimactic? Yes, but it’s not like this was the most exciting story to begin with. Side note: I love the way Bullock avoids getting hypnotized by Tetch. Just screaming “not again” and running at him at full speed. God, it’s good to have Bullock back.Benedict Samuel (Cr: FOX)For his part, the Riddler is up to his own villainous activities in The Narrows. He’s running a game show where a contestant must answer a riddle and stump The Riddler with one of their own to win a cash prize. If they lose, they have to spin the Wheel of Misfortune. Cory Michael Smith is having so much fun hamming it up in these scenes; it’s just such a joy to watch. This is the Riddler I’ve been waiting for from this show. It’s cartoony, ridiculous and completely implausible. Everything that makes this character so much fun. Lee isn’t quite as happy as Riddler’s audience. She offers to play his game. If he wins, she’ll take a consequence from the Wheel of Misfortune. If she wins, The Riddler has to shut his operation down.The battle of wits they have is easily the most fun part of the episode. This is exactly the kind of scene you want from The Riddler, and it’s a shame it wasn’t given more focus in the episode. Lee plays on The Riddler’s emotions, appealing to the Ed Nygma she knows is still buried inside him somewhere. It works. She comes up with the correct answer to his riddle, and thinks up one that he can’t say the answer to even though he knows it. (The answer is “I love you.”) I’m not entirely on board with this Lee-Riddler love story. It was never really set up before this, so it kind of comes out of nowhere. And it’s not like the two have great chemistry together. They play off each other well enough, but it’s a stretch to believe Nygma/Riddler is suddenly madly in love with her. Though I do admit I love the way they plan to rob banks together. Villain Lee is so much more fun.Cameron Monaghan (Cr: FOX)Occasionally Gotham takes one episode more than it should for set-up. That’s what happened this week. For all the hype and excitement of all these villains working together, they didn’t do all that much. They went after Jerome’s twin brother, and didn’t get him. Very little of consequence happened, leading to one of the more boring episodes of the season. The twist that Jeremiah lied about Jerome is interesting, and could lead somewhere cool down the line, so the episode has that going for it. Then there’s the ending, which explains the origin of Joker toxin. Having it come from scarecrow makes sense, and it led to one hell of a final image. That guy’s face twisting into a grotesque smile as he laughs uncontrollably… that image will stick with us for a while. Honestly, it’s one of the better depictions of Joker toxin I’ve seen in any Batman media. I can’t wait to see it in action next week. NYCC 18: The Cast of Gotham On Bane, Batman and Saying GoodbyeDC TV Comes to NYCC, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Grin & More DC News center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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WWE 2014 third quarter conference call highlights

first_img WhatsApp Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Smackdown Highlights: Undertaker appears, Shane fires Owens, Kingston takes out Orton Facebook Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha WWE held their third quarter 2014 conference call with shareholders on Thursday morning. Here are the highlights from the call:Vince McMahon portion* Third quarter results “exceeded” the guidance & analysts’ expectations.* Touted that RAW ratings went up 3 percent and Smackdown ratings went up 2 percent from the prior quarter, called it “amazing.”* Noted that Summerslam’s social media numbers were “huge.”* Touted that they had a 71 percent increase in WWE Network subscribers from the prior quarter. * On why they dropped the committment on WWE Network subscriptions and changed the pricing to the $9.99/per month, no committment plan: “It was the way to go.”* Said that the WWE Network has some remaining big countries left that WWE will go after getting the Network into in 2015.* Noted that the Network will launch in the UK in November.* Touted that the Network is free in November to new subscribers, making the comparison to Hulu Plus doing a free month trial. * Noted the new limited advertising on the Network.George Barrios portion* Noted that the international launch of the Network will have the US version, but eventually, it will be set to the native languages of the countries the Network is in. * Network revenue was up 68 percent from last year (which would be considered PPV).* Touted the increased viewership in WWE PPVs this year.* Said WWE will continue to invest in programming & technology for the Network.* Licensing went up due to a higher royalty rate for the WWE 2K15 video game with 2K. * Live event revenue went down due to less events internationally. * Average international attendance went up 15 percent.* Average domestic attendance went down 7 percent.* WWE has $69 million in cash & investments with an $150 million credit limit as of September 30, 2014.* This month (October), WWE received a $50 million advance for a new TV deal that was not included in the third quarter earnings. It was not specified what the TV deal was. * Said that the Network long-term will be a way to help WWE grow as a company.* Noted that WWE has locked in new TV deals in the US, India and other countries.* Said that the new TV deals will show a “significant” increase in revenue in 2015. * Said that TV revenue will be up to $235 million a year by 2018. * Touted that TV revenue for WWE has gone up by $40 million in 2014. Caller portion* First caller asked about the numbers in reference to WWE’s recent cost-cutting measures. Barrios said that the cost-cutting measures WWE put into place went “better than expected.”* Second caller asked about feedback from Network subscribers who cancelled their subscription and what WWE is doing to prevent subscribers from cancelling going forward. Barrios said WWE is “thrilled” with the feedback they got and the way they can engage with their audience. Noted that PPV viewership was more equal with the secondary shows compared with major shows. Noted that their video-on-demand service is the majority of the Network’s non-PPV viewership. Said that the VOD material will be more valuable as they continue to add more content going forward. * Caller asked about the slow increase in subscriber numbers internationally. Barrios said WWE “always expected” for the subscriber numbers internationally to increase at a slower rate internationally than domestically. * Caller asked about current TV revenue. Barrios said while they only give overall guidance with the TV revenue numbers, he said that WWE has a revenue growth of $105 million in their major markets over the next several years. * Caller asked about the free month of the Network in November. Barrios said those who maintain their subscriptions to the Network in December will be counted as new subscribers for the fourth quarter. * Caller asked about the balance between international & domestic subscribers to the Network. Barrios said that its “too early to predict” what that balance will be.* Caller asked about the Network in Canada. Barrios said that Rogers Communications was working on getting other distributors for the Network in Canada. The Network currently has a 20 percent clearance in Canada, so they have “a ways to go.”* Caller asked about the new TV deals. Barrios said the new deals do not last longer than five years.* Caller asked about what percentages of subscribers were watching specific programming on the Network. Barrios said that they didn’t want to get into specifics, but the best performing shows on the Network are the live PPVs.* Barrios noted that the VOD library allows subscribers to watch and view what they want to see and brings a “much broader fan base.”* Final caller asked if current WWE creative could be a reason for subscribers cancelling the Network. Barrios said the churn of subscribers is currently at 8 percent and WWE expected a churn of four to eight percent. Said its part of a subscription-driven business. Barrios did not address creative at all.This ended the call. center_img Twitter NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action Pinterest Google+last_img read more

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Juventus expected Cristiano Ronaldo in low form

first_imgInside information from the Juventus camp talks about the real reason behind Cristiano Ronaldo’s lack of goals during his first ever Serie A season.Yes, it’s already been three matches with Cristiano Ronaldo not scoring any goals on his first ever Serie A season playing for Juventus. But there is a whole reasoning behind all that logic that we all have been wondering about and maybe some of you readers have already figured out by now, the Portuguese forward has a whole plan in motion that will allow him to become an even more important footballer in football history, if that’s even possible… We can already trace the past seasons he’s been playing for Real Madrid in the last nine years to see what he’s been about in regards to his physical condition, there is no denying that Cristiano Ronaldo has gradually changed the way in which he prepares for every single season due to his advanced age for a well-established football player like himself. We tend to forget that under all those muscles and talent to play the beautiful sport, we have a normal human being who has just as many preoccupations as any other person would have.? Check out the full video of today’s ⚪️⚫️ training session only on #JuventusTV ➡️ https://t.co/7FXJsnqlm9#ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/QNiVuOsldu— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 5, 2018Due to his legendary stature, we might think that Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t have that same aging process that any other athlete would manifest during his or her career but Ronaldo is flesh and bone just like everybody else. So as time has gone by for a top performance athlete like himself, Cristiano Ronaldo has understood that he needs to modify many of the physical care methods he used growing up as a professional in order to get a better efficiency of every performance. As time went by at Real Madrid, everybody started noticing how Cristiano Ronaldo suddenly stopped doing the same dribbles as he did when he was younger and how his speed diminished in time. The Cristiano Ronaldo we knew during his years as a Red Devils were passed behind him and the man understood that perfectly, he knew that in order to stay in the elite he would have to start looking at new methods that would need to modify many of his traditions as a high-performance athlete.⚽️?? @Cristiano | https://t.co/G9LhZJLa6u ? #CR7JUVE #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/1BOTCVXTva— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 8, 2018Zidane’s influence on Ronaldo’s change of heart.At Real Madrid Ronaldo was able to understand that past his 30, he would have to prepare for the rest of the season un a different manner. Cristiano’s performance level difference started to manifest just a year before French manager Zinedine Zidane arrived as the manager of the club, as a proper football legend himself, ‘Zizou’ was able to get through to Ronaldo about his physical care routine and managed to get the very best out of him during his last three seasons at Real Madrid. At Juventus now as the most important transfer in the last decade, Cristiano Ronaldo hasn’t produced the results people expect from him exactly but the Juventus staff knows exactly why this is. Turns out that there is a specific plan to get the very best of Cristiano Ronaldo during the most important stages of the season when the titles are in line. This pretty much exactly as the final years the Portuguese forward had at Real Madrid.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.? Watch the best of Juve’s training during the international break ? featuring a Bucket Challenge! ⚽️?? https://t.co/8iZ5bhkzPZ ⏯ https://t.co/AY2EQaAf82#FinoAllaFine #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/fPex2j8ZEZ— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 8, 2018We had the chance to speak directly to one of the staff members at the Italian club who tend to Cristiano Ronaldo every day since he arrived, they speak about the very same program he learned during his time at Real Madrid: “Cristiano Ronaldo himself has taken this type of preparation a step further because he has studied the evolution of his body with the Real Madrid experts and he has learned to adapt his working schedule. As the years have gone by for Cristiano, he has learned to control himself more given that he no longer has the same energy from the first days. He has considered that trying to get in shape from the very start of the season could eventually backfire and even carry some risks due to the whole fatigue probability and injury danger, would increase during the most decisive part of the season in spring. This is the main reason why he has modified his preparation plans for every season a little more lately.” said the source from inside Juventus.A recap of Thursday’s session at JTC ?⚪️⚫️?? https://t.co/aOiAKRp5X5?? https://t.co/HCfOFBrCRA #FinoAllaFine #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/OkwCkW09i7— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 6, 2018How long will Cristiano Ronaldo take to get to his best form in Serie A? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Hays and Plusnet shortlisted for best benefits communication

first_imgDanwood Group, Hays, and Plusnet are among the organisations shortlisted in the best benefits communications, small employer category at the Employee Benefits Awards 2017.This award recognises the most effective benefits communication strategies implemented by employers with fewer than 5,000 staff.The full category shortlist is:Danwood Group, Danwood Holiday Buy Scheme 2017Hays, You ChooseHomeServe, One Plan (Entered by Computershare)Linklaters, MyDealPlusnet, Plusnet Perks (Entered by Benefex)TrustFordThe winning organisation will be announced during a lunch-time awards ceremony at the Employee Benefits Awards and Summer Party 2017, on Friday 9 June 2017 at the Artillery Garden at the HAC, London.See the full shortlist.For more information or to book your table.last_img

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Infiniti to finally decide on Q60 Project Black S production by years

first_img Performance Cars Luxury cars 2019 Infiniti Q60 review: Can power top subpar tech? Infiniti Enlarge ImageWe’d really love an Infiniti with an F1-style powertrain. Just saying. Infiniti Patience is a virtue more often that not, but not for eager gearheads. Case in point: the Infiniti Q60 Project Black S.The Japanese luxury brand first showed the Q60 Project Black S way back in 2017 at the Geneva Motor Show, and since then, it’s been radio silence on whether we’ll see a production version. Infiniti decided to clear up the car’s status on Thursday, but basically kept the car in limbo.”It is still too early to predict the outcome as we need a solid business case, but the latest rounds of testing have proved its unique performance and underlines our pursuit of electrified performance,” Mike Colleran, deputy chairman of Infiniti said. He added the brand will make a final decision about the car’s production possibility by the end of 2019.While it seems strange to provide an update on a car that may or may not reach production, Infiniti has continued to use the car as a rolling testbed. In the past two years, prototypes have run Formula One-inspired powertrain technology. Specifically, the Project Black S sports a dual-hybrid powertrain. The starting point is one standard twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6, but the company includes two heat-energy harvesting systems (MGU-H) and kinetic energy harvesting system (MGU-K). Both store energy that would otherwise be lost and wasted to help produce more power. In this case, the engine makes up to 563 horsepower compared to 400 hp the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 normally makes. Some of the saved electricity works to spool the turbochargers instantly, while other portions head to the rear wheels directly during acceleration.Should the Q60 Project Black S make production, the show car also featured lightweight materials, unique brakes and more aggressive bodywork over the standard Q60. The yellow accents are, no doubt, a nod to the Renault F1 Team. In fact, Renault driver Nico Hülkenberg gave the car a thumbs up at the end of powertrain testing and development. Now, all we can do is wait for a final answer. 47 Photos Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: Review • 2019 Infiniti Q60 review: Can power top subpar tech? 2019 Infiniti Q50 review: Aged, but with youthful charm Infiniti Project Black S is an electrified weapon Tags 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line review: A legit compact performer Infiniti Project Black S incorporates Formula 1 tech… 0 Share your voice More about 2019 Infiniti Q60 1:40 More From Roadshow Infinitilast_img read more

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Police on lookout for Fairbanks library shooter

first_imgFairbanks Police Department commander’s Dodge Charger. (Flickr Creative Commons photo by Steven H. Robinson)A man was shot in a Fairbanks North Star Borough library. A press release from Fairbanks Police says fire fighters initially responded to the Noel Wien Library on Airport Way at about 1:15 PM Wednesday (March 23), after receiving a call about a patron being injured by an exploding cell phone battery. They say investigation revealed that a wound to the 18 -year-old man’s forearm was from a gunshot received while he was seated at a library table, working on a laptop computer.Listen nowResponding police officers determined that the bullet, which passed through the patron’s arm, and was recovered at the scene, had ricocheted off a library wall and access panel before hitting him. Officer Doug Wellborn said it remains unclear where the bullet came from.”No one saw a firearm,” Wellborn said. “They simply heard a shot, so we’re looking at all possibilities. We want to include maybe it was inside of a backpack or a jacket or something was moved or accidentally fired in that manner.”Officer Wellborn said police are pulling video from library cameras to try to determine what happened. He said the man injured reported that another man, who had been sitting at the opposite end of the table, checked on him after the shooting. Police consider the other man, described as African American in his 20’s, stocky, with possible dread locks and a beard, a person of interest and are trying to identify him.They say no one witnessed any type of dispute prior to hearing the gunshot. Officer Wellborn notes that that unless it’s posted as unlawful, there’s no prohibition against carrying a gun into a library or other public building.last_img read more

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PM seeks vote for boat

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina addressing a public rally at Taltoli Upazila Government High School ground, Barguna on 27 October. Photo: UNBPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday sought reelection of Awami League to uphold the global recognition of Bangladesh as a role model of development, reports UNB.”Today, we’ve earned the global respect for Bangladesh as a role model of development. We’ll have to keep it up. So, I want you all to cast votes for Awami League for another term,” she said.The prime minister was addressing a public rally at Taltoli Upazila Government High School ground in Barguna.Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League chief, said, “I want you to promise to cast votes for ‘Boat’, the election symbol of Awami League, to give us mandate again to serve you.”She said the living standard of people got elevated whenever AL came to power. “Whenever I came to power, I wanted the people of the country to get an improved and decent life as desired by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.”The prime minister went on saying, “I dedicated myself to the people of Bangladesh for changing their fate and giving them a happy and prosperous life. It’s my goal to give the people of Bangladesh an improved life.”She said the boat symbol means development. The people got the right of speaking in mother tongue, Bangla and Bangladesh as an independence country. “The whole Bangladesh now sees massive development as people cast votes for boat,” she added.The prime minister said her government will turn every upazila, union and village into a township.Criticising the two top leaders of BNP, Sheikh Hasina said Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Zia had tried to kill her by carrying out the 21 August grenade attack.”What did BNP do? They had made Bangladesh a country of militancy and terrorism. They had made Bangladesh world champion for five times in the corruption index….they had pushed the country towards destruction,” she said adding that the reasons behind these were they do not believe in the country’s independence and the development of people.Hasina said her government awarded the recognition of Quami Madrasah education and is constructing 560 model mosques across the country.She urged all, including guardians, teachers, imams of mosques, religious clerics and local people to keep their watch over the children so that they will not engage in militancy and drug.”Bangladesh will be a peaceful country. There’ll be no room for terrorism, militancy and drug on Bangladesh’s soil,” said the prime minister.Since returning to power, she said her government has been implementing huge development schemes in the southern region.Terming the southern region of the country very beautiful and excellent, Hasina said the people of this southern region had always been neglected. “It’s only the Awami League government that works for the development of the region. Inshallah, we’ll take measures so that all can lead a decent life,” she said.The prime minister said the government is taking steps for building the industries of shipbuilding, shipbreaking and recycling at Taltoli upazila which will generate jobs for local people.AL general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader, industries minister Amir Hossain Amu, commerce minister Tofail Ahmed, agriculture minister Matia Chowdhury, among others, addressed the rally arranged by AL Taltoli upazila unit.Earlier, the prime minister inaugurated 21 development projects in the district by unveiling their plaques from the venue.The projects include a 250-bed hospital at Barguna Sadar, two fire service and civil defence stations at Bamna and Betagi upazilas, district library, construction work on a barrack for women police personnel at district police lines and other projects, extension works on the 2nd floor of hostel for blind children, Amtoli thana building, three union land offices in Barguna Sadar, Dowatola (coastal) and Hosnabad, repair of coastal embankments affected by cyclone Sidr and Aila, construction works on four-storey academic buildings-cum-cyclone shelter centers of M Baliatoli DN College in Barguna Sadar, Syed Fazlul Haque Degree College in Pathorghata and Yunus Ali Khan Degree College in Amtoli.The projects also include Upazila Livestock Development Centre in Taltoli, Bakerganj-Padrishibpur-Kathaltoli-Subidkhali-Barguna road widening works, one bridge, Taltoli upazila parishad complex, Bamna upazila parishad complex, Gourachinna Union Parishad Complex, One House One Firm and Polli Sanchoy Bank buildings in Bamna and Taltoli.last_img read more

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Saudi Arabia says 5day ceasefire in Yemen will start May 12

first_img Quick workouts for men Top Stories He said anyone who cares about Yemen, or even pretends to care, would act to help put the cease-fire in place.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. PARIS (AP) — Saudi Arabia declared a unilateral cease-fire in Yemen that would start May 12 and urged Shiite rebels and their allies to stop fighting. It was unclear if the Iran-backed Houthis were prepared to lay down their arms.At a news conference Friday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said the halt in fighting would start next Tuesday at 11 p.m. local time. The so-called humanitarian pause is renewable, depending on compliance by the rebels who have chased Yemen’s internationally recognized government out of the country. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Four benefits of having a wireless security system Comments   Share   The announcement in Paris came hours after the Saudi-led coalition carrying out airstrikes in Yemen declared a rebel stronghold along the kingdom’s border a “military target” and gave residents an ultimatum to leave the region by nightfall. The ultimatum was reported by state TV.The escalation in the northern Yemeni province of Saada came in response to recent cross-border attacks by the Houthis on Saudi cities near the frontier, to which the coalition has vowed a “harsh response.”Yemeni officials said that more than 50 airstrikes hit Saada overnight and in the early hours in the morning. The Saudi Press Agency reported that warplanes destroyed a land-mine factory, a telecommunications complex and command centers in Saada.Al-Jubeir and Kerry said they were working on a cease-fire Thursday in Riyadh but that they still needed more time to flesh out the details. On Friday in Paris, where they gathered with other Arab foreign ministers, Kerry said the cease-fire is conditioned on no bombing, no shooting, no repositioning of troops and no movement of heavy weapons.“A humanitarian catastrophe is building,” Kerry warned, saying civilians were running out of food, fuel and medicine and that aid groups needed to be allowed to get supplies into and around the country. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies How do cataracts affect your vision? Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitylast_img read more

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Never fear because the Honey Badger is here On t

first_imgNever fear, because the Honey Badger is here.On the first play of overtime, Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett faked a handoff and threw a short pass over the middle to Kamar Aiken.Karlos Dansby, the other Cardinal in the area, looked to have a decent chance at an interception himself, but Tyrann Mathieu came streaking in out of nowhere to pick the ball off and give the Cardinals a golden opportunity to win the game.Mathieu revealed after the game his eyes were closed at one point during the play.“On that play, I just seemed to get a great break on the ball,” Mathieu said to Arizona Sports’ Paul Calvisi. “I actually closed my eyes when I caught it because I thought ‘Los was about to hit me. And then I caught the ball and I looked up and I started to stumble.”Mathieu showed great awareness of the current situation, as he slid down after picking up 15 more yards after the catch with the Cardinals only needing a field goal to win.“He needs more plays like that,” Arians said of Mathieu’s big interception.After a few plays by the offense, Dawson had another chance to win the game from 30 yards out. Dawson redeemed himself, giving the Cardinals their first win of the season and a 1-1 record instead of facing a 0-2 mark with two terrible losses to start the season. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Tyrann Mathieu interception in overtime sets up a game wimning field goal. Honey Badger #NFL #AZvsIND #AZCardinals #BirdGang #BeRedSeeRed pic.twitter.com/UPDnK1aJwI— 🚨 Ronnie Laybold 🐾 (@YotesHereToStay) September 17, 2017 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 32 Comments   Share   center_img The Arizona Cardinals needed a big play when they were trailing the Indianapolis Colts 13-3 in the fourth quarter.They got that play when wide receiver J.J. Nelson caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from Carson Palmer to make it a three-point game with under eight minutes to go.After three more points and a couple of crucial defensive stops, it all came down to a Phil Dawson 42-yard field goal to win the game.Dawson missed, and with the Cardinals losing the coin toss to begin overtime, they needed either another big stop by the defense or another one of those aforementioned big plays. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “Great, great job by Phil coming back and making that last kick,” Nelson said to Arizona Sports’ Paul Calvisi. “That’s why he’s the captain, he’s the veteran.” – / 37 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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