14 Maoists gunned down in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district

first_imgSecurity forces gunned down 14 alleged members of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) in an encounter in Sukma district of south Chhattisgarh on Monday.The incident took place near Nukaltung area under Konta block around 7 a.m., Sukma District Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena said.South Sukma is considered a Maoist stronghold.The security forces also managed to recover 16 weapons and four IEDs (improvised explosive device) from the encounter spot.Search operation was on in the area.Special Director General of Police D.M. Awasthi is expected to address a press conference in Raipur.last_img read more

Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger roars at box office

first_imgSalman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger has indeed broken all records. Besides creating the record of the highest opening day ever with a Rs. 32.92 crore earning on last Wednesday, the film has also managed to brake all opening weekend records.The film had collected Rs. 92.5 crore till Sunday night in the domestic market. In fact, the Kabir Khan-directed film co-starring Katrina Kaif earned a whopping Rs. 110 crore over a six-day extended weekend. Incidentally, the film also creates a new record for the fastest Rs. 100 crore earning at the box office.Seems like Ek Tha Tiger will cross Rs. 200 crore in less than a fortnight and could well break the record haul of 3 Idiots, which was Rs. 385 crore.Meanwhile, the Pakistan Censor Board has banned the screening of the film in their country. Earlier, when the trailer of ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ was released, the Board had banned it claiming that it tarnishes the image of their intelligence agency ISI.Mystery behind Katrina’s red tilak revealed!Katrina Kaif recently grabbed headlines not for her performance in Ek Tha Tiger but for the tilak she sported at private screenings of this film.According to sources, the tilak was nothing more than a religious one, applied to her forehead during a pooja she attended.Katrina Kaif is these days celebrating the unprecedented response her recent film Ek Tha Tiger is receiving.No sequel to Ek Tha TigerDespite the ending of Salman Khan starrer superhit film ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ leaving a scope for a sequel, the makers have denied any such move.”We have not thought of a sequel for ‘Ek Tha Tiger’. We don’t have any idea (story line) for the sequel,” Kabir informed.Even the producers have denied making a sequel. “With the success of the film, it would be the obvious conclusion for anybody to assume that the film deserves a sequel. However, as of now, there are no such plans and it is more conjecture,” Yash Raj Films’ vice president (marketing and communications) Rafiq Gangjee said.advertisementlast_img read more

MS Dhoni not getting younger, leave the man alone: Sunil Gavaskar

first_imgBrief Scores: India (299/4; Kohli 104, Dhoni 55 not out) beat Australia (298/9; Marsh 131, Maxwell 48, Bhuvneshwar 4 for 45) by 6 wickets. Full ScorecardMS Dhoni defied age to slam an unbeaten 55 off 54 balls in the unrelenting Adelaide heat as India chased down 299 against Australia with six wickets and four balls to spare. Thanks to Dhoni’s 69th fifty and Virat Kohli’s 39th hundred, India have been able to draw level 1-1 in the three-match series.MS Dhoni’s form was a big talking point ahead of the ODI series. Last year, he managed only 275 runs from 20 ODIs without scoring a fifty. On Saturday, Dhoni ploughed his way to 51 off 96 balls and failed to accelerate as India fell short by 34 runs in the first ODI in Sydney.However, it was a different story on Tuesday at the Adelaide Oval. Faced with a steep chase of 299, India were able to get off to a good start. Shikhar Dhawan (32) and Rohit Sharma (43) played their parts before Virat Kohli took control with a 112-ball 104.It was Kohli’s 82-run stand with MS Dhoni that put India in command. Even after Kohli’s dismissal, India never looked like being out of the fight, thanks in no small measure to Dinesh Karthik and MS Dhoni, who stayed calm under pressure.This innings must be a huge relief for MS Dhoni fans – over the last year, their hero has had to endure stinging criticism for his inability to finish matches. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar said it was important to realise Dhoni was not getting any younger and urged critics to be more patient with him.advertisementMS Dhoni is 37 but the Indian team considers him to be crucial to their plans for the World Cup.”He keeps telling the bowlers to bowl a particular delivery, what a batsman is planning to do. He has a sense of what a batsman is thinking. Obviously, nobody can read precisely what is going on in a batsman mind…the best way to help bowlers, the best way to help field placements for a captain or wicketkeeper is to put himself in that particular batsman’s place or mind. What the batsman is looking to do now…is he looking to get out of jail kind of shot? Is he looking to push the ball ball around for a single? These are the kind of things where Dhoni helps the bowlers and of course with the field placing because Virat is so important in the deep in the final overs when he saves those two runs diving around, takes magnificent catches in the deep. So it’s not possible for Virat to maybe have a conversation with the bowlers or maybe to make adjustments to the square fielders. That is where Virat has complete faith and trust in Dhoni to make those little bit of adjustments for him,” Gavaskar told India Today.”That value you cannot calculate at all. My prayer is to please leave the gentleman alone and he will continue to do well. He is also not getting younger. So the consistency you might have at a younger age will obviously not be there and you have to bear with that. Bear with that little inconsistency. But he’s still tremendous value to the team.”Not just Gavaskar. Virat Kohli, who won the man-of-the-match award for his 104, said Dhoni kept him calm and ensured he did not get too carried away during a tense chase. “Tonight was an MS classic. Only he knows what’s going through his mind. He calculates the game so well. He backs himself to hit those big hits. Hats off to him and Dinesh as well.”He came in and showed the right kind of intent. MS was as composed as ever. We try and help each other… Tonight was special for us,” Kohli said.Gavaskar is also confident Dhoni will get his rhythm back before the World Cup starts.”India now go to New Zealand for the one day series and T20 series then they comeback and play the one day matches against Australia and a couple of T20s. Then the IPL starts. So he’ll be playing pretty much right through till the World Cup starts and he’ll be settled till then. He’ll get a 10-day break before the World Cup starts. I think it would have been ideal had he played a bit of cricket before he came to Australia. Not just he, but Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu also. We can see a little bit of rustiness. Let’s just focus on today, let’s just focus on tomorrow and hope that with the matches in store with the IPL together, India will be ready for World,” he said.advertisementAlso Read | MS Dhoni has done this for years: Dinesh Karthik on match-winning stand in AdelaideAlso Read | Jasprit Bumrah salutes MS Dhoni: Legends don’t need to prove their worth to anyoneAlso Read | MS Dhoni overtakes Virat Kohli for highest average in successful run chaseslast_img read more

Rickmers Maritime to Restructure Debt amid Liquidation Fears

first_imgzoom Singapore-listed containership owner Rickmers Maritime will not be able to pay USD 179.7 million of senior debt which is due in March 2017, the company said in an investor presentation filed to the Singapore Exchange.Furthermore, due to adverse market conditions which affected the company’s financial performance, Rickmers Maritime said it will not be able to meet on-going coupon and principal payments of the SGD 100 million (USD 73.1 million) 8.45% notes due in May 2017.The company is asking investors to exchange their debt with SGD 28 million of new perpetual bonds to avoid liquidation and total loss on the notes. This would also allow continued coupon payments under the new securities, Rickmers Maritime said.Tomas Norton de Matos, Chief Financial Officer of Rickmers Trust Management (RTM), earlier said that the restructuring process was “fairly complex and made more difficult by current market conditions.” “Nevertheless, we remain focused on securing a unified single credit facility that is sustainable and that gives the trust greater flexibility and a longer runway to manage its liabilities and growth. This will enable us to address the USD 100 million three-year notes, maturing on May 15, 2017,” he added.Rickmers Maritime recorded a net loss of USD 55.6 million in the second quarter of this year, compared to a loss of USD 15.7 million in the same period last year, a change of 255%.The company’s charter revenue during the period fell to USD 18 million from USD 28.5 million seen in the second quarter of 2015, mostly due to reduced charter rates and a lower vessel utilization rate amid a worsened charter market.last_img read more

Board to Decide on Disability Complaint Against Trenton Works

first_imgAn independent human rights board of inquiry is being asked to decide if a former employee of the Trenton Works Limited plant in Pictou County was the victim of employment discrimination. Dennis Bowden of New Glasgow filed a complaint with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission in October 2005, alleging that he was fired from his job with Trenton Works Limited because he had a disability. Mr. Bowden was diagnosed with high blood pressure and an anxiety disorder in the late 1990s. His job was terminated by the company on July 20, 2004 after he was hospitalized due to an anxiety attack. The independent hearing is being chaired by Elizabeth Cusack and will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Conference Room C of the Charles V. Keating Millennium Centre at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish. The board is scheduled to continue on Thursday, Sept. 13, and Friday, Sept. 14. A complaint is referred to an independent board of inquiry when the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission believes a prima facie case of discrimination is made after an investigation by a human rights officer. The chief judge of the provincial court selects a board chair from a roster and the commissioners ratify the nomination. The decision on the complaint is then in the hands of the independent board. Evidence collected during investigation of a complaint is presented at the hearing by the commission’s legal counsel. The complainant and respondent can make submissions and question witnesses. The board chair then decides whether discrimination has occurred. All parties have a right to appeal decisions of boards of inquiry to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.last_img read more

Diefenbaker building in Ottawa reminds Michel band descendents of dark times

first_img(Kim Beaudin outside the John Diefenbaker building in Ottawa. Photo: Jorge Barrera/APTN)Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsKim Beaudin stood with a protest sign Tuesday morning outside a meeting between premiers, the prime minister and Indigenous leaders in the Diefenbaker building, named after the prime minister that wiped out the Michel band.Beaudin said the name John Diefenbaker conjures up a dark chapter in his family and peoples’ history when the Canadian government, with a stroke of a pen, enfranchised – took away the Indian status—the people of the Michel band.“It causes such negative feelings,” said Beaudin, who is vice-Chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples. “We were the last band in Canadian history to be wiped out.”Beaudin was among a handful of demonstrators and supporters of CAP who were protesting the organization’s exclusion from a meeting between Indigenous leaders, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers.(John Diefenbaker was prime minister from 1957 to 1963)The meeting was held in a building that once housed Ottawa’s city hall that is now a federal government building named after Diefenbaker.In March 1958, the Diefenbaker government enfranchised all members of the Michel band, who were part of Treaty 6.It was the only case of a band being enfranchised involuntarily under a section of federal law that was repealed two years later.All enfranchisement provisions were repealed in 1985.Beaudin said for most of the first half of the 1900s the Canadian government was pressuring the Michel band to give up its land because of its potential resource bounty. Some members of the band voluntarily enfranchised in 1929. The Michel band, known as Michel Reserve 132, sat about 40 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.“The whole thing was unbelievable,” said Beaudin. “By doing that they broke up families. People ended up on the street.”Beaudin said the people of Michel have continued to fight for recognition as a band as defined by the Indian Act. Over the years they faced a federal government that at times argued in court they didn’t exist, he said.“Our people have told me the federal government marched in and said get out,” said Beaudin. “”They ended up taking all the resources.”Contact APTN National News here: news@aptn.calast_img read more

Rio Tinto closely watching industry impact of US sanctions on Russian rival

first_imgMONTREAL – The head of Rio Tinto’s aluminum division said Tuesday he is closely watching the industry impact of U.S. sanctions on its Russian rival, Rusal, one of the world’s largest aluminum suppliers.The United States Treasury Department on Friday announced sanctions against seven leading Russian businessmen, 17 officials and a dozen Russian companies, including the aluminum giant. Rusal shares have dropped by more than half since the sanctions were announced, and the company has warned it may technically default.“It’s a bit early yet to speculate on exactly how this is going to work out and what impact it’s going to have on the whole industry,” Rio Tinto aluminum chief executive Alf Barrios said in an interview.“What is clear is that Rusal is a significant supplier of aluminum to the world and clearly we’ll have to evaluate this in detail and understand exactly how we’re going to manage our business.”Industry observers believe London-based mining giant Rio Tinto is among the main beneficiaries from actions taken Friday as part of the U.S. administration’s attempt to punish Russia for actions including activities in Syria, Ukraine and Crimea.Global aluminum prices have risen as the sanctions have fuelled concerns over supply.The sanctions against Russia come as the U.S. is also escalating a trade war with China, partially by imposing aluminum tariffs on the Asian superpower and a host of other countries, from which Canada is temporarily exempt.Barrios said he expects “common sense” will prevail when it comes to Canada’s current exemption from American tariffs on the metal.Donald Trump announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports last month using the so-called “Section 232” of U.S. trade laws that allows the U.S. president to restrict imports and impose unlimited tariffs if a Commerce Department investigation finds a national security threat.He gave temporary exemptions to Canada, Mexico, Australia, Argentina, South Korea, Brazil, and the member countries of the EU and suggested that a final decision on tariffs against its North American neighbours could be dependent on successful NAFTA talks. The steel and aluminum tariff exemption for Canada that is set to expire April 30.The deadline happens to coincide with a timeline suggested as the deadline for finalizing a new NAFTA this year. Negotiators are reportedly close to hammering out a deal.He said a U.S. decision to include Canada in the tariff would not be appropriate because Canada is considered part of the North American defence manufacturing base and supply chains are closely intertwined.“We continue to be confident that at the end common sense will prevail but what’s important for us is to work closely with the governments and the customers to ensure that we continue to maintain the highly efficient, highly-integrated supply chain between the two countries.”Barrios said it’s too early to determine the global impact of 10 per cent aluminum tariffs applied against many countries, but added that the best thing for American aluminum consumers is to have access to high quality, low carbon aluminum produced in Canada using clean hydro power.He believes the Canadian government’s steps to crack down on companies that try to ship cheap foreign steel and aluminum through the domestic market was well-received by the U.S. administration, industry and customers.Earlier Tuesday, Rio Tinto became the first company in the world to receive Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certification for its environmental, social and governance practices at its smelters in Quebec and Australian bauxite mine.Although he doesn’t expect Rio Tinto’s aluminum will immediately secure a pricing premium, Barrios said it will give a competitive advantage to its Quebec assets from customers who he said will increasingly demand the certification.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.last_img read more

Opener finisher or a specialist No 4 DK can do it all

first_imgKolkata: Dinesh Karthik might have been picked as a back-up wicketkeeper for the World Cup but mentor Abhishek Nayar feels the Tamil Nadu cricketer can play the role of an opener, a finisher or a specialist No. 4 for India in England. MSK Prasad-led selection committee on Monday picked all-rounder Vijay Shankar for the No. 4 spot and made it clear that the second wicket-keeper will come into play only if Mahendra Singh Dhoni is injured. However, Nayar said Karthik could be India’s answer for the debatable No 4 spot and can even open if needed. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”He can play a Kedar Jadhav finisher’s role to a No. 4 batsman’s role if needed. He can even open if needed,” Nayar, who’s credited for resurrecting Karthik’s career, said. “Being a good fielder, adds that value. Of course he’s back-up wicketkeeper, but I’m pretty sure that the management will look at him as a specialist batsman if someone is slightly out of form. You never know what opportunities this game can bring to you. For his point of view, it’s about being just prepared and being ready for that opportunity so that when it comes he grabs it with both hands.” Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterNayar, who is also the mentor of Kolkata Knight Riders, had missed to be with Karthik on the selection day but the KKR skipper made it a point to call him and pay his “gratitude”. “He was full of gratitude and spoke about the time when we got together three years ago. We were thinking about those days, not knowing where his career was going. So now being part of the World Cup is really special for someone like him,” Nayar said. His career at the crossroads, Karthik had sought the help of Nayar in 2016 after he scored only 355 runs in 12 innings with only one hundred at an average of 32 in the previous season. Thus began a mentor-pupil relationship, which resurrected his career and helped Karthik to be in contention for the World Cup. But just two months back, the MSK Prasad led selection committee ignored him in the ODI series against Australia which was India’s final dress rehearsal before the World Cup, making it clear that Rishabh Pant was their choice for the second wicket-keeper’s spot. “Giving up was not in our dictionary. We never believed in giving up. The day we gave up is the day we stop playing cricket,” Nayar said. “When that happened we were very clear in mind that, going forward, we need to focus on becoming a better cricketer. Focus on continuing the form that he had for the past three years. That has been the main focus. Selection was not in our hands. He always tried to control the ‘controllables’ which was the preparation,” he said as Karthik finally made it to the squad ahead of Pant on Monday.last_img read more

Target Canada reaches deal with former landlords as it nears vote on

TORONTO — Target Canada Co. said Friday it has reached an agreement with its former landlords whose leases were terminated as part of the company’s plans to shut down its Canadian stores.The retailer said the settlement provides a framework for a resolution of its court-supervised windup and deals with the landlords’ claims against both Target Canada and Target Corp.Under the agreement, the landlords will support the company’s plan under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.Landlords holding guarantees from Target Corp. will receive payment in exchange for a contractual release.The U.S. retailer announced last year it was shutting all of its Canadian stores, only two years after its highly anticipated launch north of the border.Target said the monitor overseeing the process estimates that unsecured creditors will receive approximately 66 per cent to 77 per cent of what they are owed.The company said it expects creditors to have a chance to vote on its plan on May 25 and, subject to approval, intends to seek court approval on June 2. read more

Report Ohio State football player Jamel Dean to leave the program

Ohio State football early-enrollee Jamel Dean is leaving the program after not being cleared to practice by the medical staff, according to reports.Dean, a defensive back from Cocoa, Fla., was “presented an opportunity for a medical hardship so he could remain on academic scholarship at Ohio State, but he opted for a release from his scholarship in an attempt to get cleared medically elsewhere,” according to Eleven Warriors, who first reported Dean’s departure.Dean’s high school coach John Wilkinson told Northeast Ohio Media Group that he is not pleased with how his former player is being treated at OSU.“It’s ridiculous,” Wilkinson told Northeast Ohio Media Group on Wednesday. “It’s totally wrong to do this to an 18-year-old kid who should be in high school, who you talked into coming up there early.”The freshman defensive back enrolled early at OSU in January and is listed at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds on the Buckeyes’ spring roster.Dean was rated as the No. 128 high school prospect in the class of 2015 by ESPN.com and was a four-star recruit. read more

Knife attack by motorcycle gang ends with six men in hospital

A knife attack in a sleepy Surrey village reportedly by one motorcycle club on another resulted in six men being taken to hospital, police have said. Armed men wearing balaclavas are said to have burst into a rival biker club’s meeting before attacking the members inside. The aggressors, armed with knives and baseball bats, left four men with multiple stab wounds to the chest and stomach. Two others were also taken to hospital with other injuries. A resident said they heard motorbikes riding up to the club before the men burst in. After a period of silence, the local said emergency services then arrived. Surrey Police said in a statement that officers were called to Eastbourne Road in Blindley Heath just after 7.30pm on Wednesday following a report that a group of men had attacked a number people at the Forman Institute.It was reported that 13 men arrived at the social club with weapons, attacked a number men who were in an out-building at the back of the club, and left heading north on the A22. An out-building seen to the left at the back of the Forman Institute and Club As of Thursday morning, three of the men were still in hospital, two are in a serious but stable condition.No arrests have yet to be made, and Detective Chief Inspector Chris Friday said: “We are in the early stages of our investigation and we are still trying to piece together what has exactly happened. What we do know is that this is an extremely serious incident and we are doing all we can to find those responsible. An out-building seen to the left at the back of the Forman Institute and ClubCredit:Google Maps “The investigation is well underway and we have officers out in the local area conducting reassurance patrols.”We understand that this is a concerning incident for local residents but we do not believe there to be a wider threat the public and it is extremely rare for an incident of this nature to occur.”If you saw something, no matter how small, then please pick up the phone as it could assist our investigation.”Lisa Smith, trustee of the Forman Institute, told Get Surrey the victims were not members of the local biker group. A spokesman for the Forman Club also said the attack was “separate” from the social club.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Outlaw Star anime finally coming to Bluray our space western hearts overfloweth

first_img It’s about time I get to see my childhood crush Gene Starwind in high definition.Anime fans, hold on to your intergalactic horses because the quintessential space western anime Outlaw Star is being released on Blu-ray for the first time on December 5th, 2016 for the UK.Anime Limited has just announced that it will release the entire series in one complete box set containing all 26 episodes and a ton of collector’s goodies:The Outlaw Star 100-page Building a Universe art book, published for the first time in English. The book contains art from the series, including line art, image boards, and designs for the props and mechanical aspects of the show.The entire series (26 episodes) over four Blu-ray discs in English and Japanese with English subtitles.Extras: Clean opening and closing title sequences, character design galleries, mechanical design galleries, character gallery, TV commercials and the pilot film.If you’re not familiar with the space opera nostalgia bomb that is Outlaw Star, here’s a quick overview:Rough and tumble hero-for-hire Gene Starwind is employed by a space outlaw named Hilda for a getaway job, but soon finds himself in possession of a suitcase that contains the bio-android Melfina. Melfina, who looks like a normal human, was created to interface with the ship that Hilda has stolen.They find themselves caught up in the search for the legendary treasure trove known as the Galactic Leyline. Joining him on his bounty hunting adventures is his sidekick Jim Hawking, contract killer Twilight Suzuka, and alien cat girl Aisha Clanclan. Man, late 90s anime were always full of cat-girls. I sort of miss it.The Outlaw Star anime series originally made its debut in Japan in 1998, and in North America on Cartoon Network in 2001. The universe of Outlaw Star was so attractive to producers that a spin off series called Angel Links was also created, taking place in the same world as the original series.Outlaw Star lies in the same vein of many other space operas that we know and love, with comparisons to Star Wars, Firefly, Trigun, and Cowboy Bebop inevitable once you watch the show. The design, animation, and execution of this series made it a shoe in to be remembered in those ranks. It’s a thing of awesome adventure and intergalactic beauty, folks.Can we get a show of hands of who else is super pumped for this series to finally get a Blu-ray release? Although this is the UK only release, we are keeping our eyes peeled for the North America release also, which shouldbe forthcoming from Funimation. Funimation announced they had secured the North America rights for the series back in 2013, but have yet to do a follow up on when it will be out for us over here across the pond.Pre-orders for the UK release should be hitting up the internet soon, so keep a look out for it. Until then, let’s bask in the nostalgia that is the ending theme from the series. Eeeeeee, the feels! Stay on target Finally, Ash Ketchum Is A Pokemon Master‘One Punch Man’ Get A Video Game, Probably Has More Punches last_img read more

25 facts as WWE celebrates 25 years of The Undertaker

first_img WWE and Full Sail University announce expanded partnership for NXT Television WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Videos Articles Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Vince Mcmahon Impact Wrestling announces move to AXS TV following Bound for Glory on October 20 center_img Twitter Triple H Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Videos Articles WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins WWE issued the following this weekend.25 PHENOMENAL FACTS AS WWE® CELEBRATES UNDERTAKER®’S 25 YEARS IN THE RINGSTAMFORD, Conn., November XX, 2015 – WWE is celebrating the 25th anniversary of WWE icon, Undertaker with an epic tag team match pitting Undertaker and Kane® against the Wyatt Family at WWE Survivor Series in Atlanta, Ga., this Sunday. Exactly 25 years to the day of Undertaker’s debut, Survivor Series will air live around the world on WWE Network.In celebration of his 25 years, Undertaker made a special appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Click here to see Undertaker’s interpretation of Thanksgiving.Throughout his storied career, “The Phenom” has been part of some of the most memorable matches in WWE history, cementing his place as one of the greatest Superstars of all time.Here are 25 Phenomenal Facts about the seven-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion:While he officially debuted as “The Undertaker” during the 1990 Survivor Series, he competed as “Kane ‘The Undertaker’” in pre-taped matches prior to his live debut.One of Undertaker’s original finishing moves was the Elbow Drop, where he would walk across the top rope and drop a brutal elbow on his opponent.He appeared on the debut episode of Monday Night Raw and is the only Superstar from that episode who is still on the WWE roster.When Undertaker debuted, the World Wide Web was one year away from being introduced to the public.Despite leaving the WrestleMania ring as a champion several times, he never entered a WrestleMania match as a champion.During his debut, he defeated not one, but two WWE Hall of Famers, Koko B. Ware and Dusty Rhodes, in a matter of minutes.Since his debut, four United States Presidents have held office and 34 new countries have been founded.Johnny Carson was still host of The Tonight Show when Undertaker debuted.Seven Winter Olympics and six Summer Olympics have taken place since Undertaker debuted.Throughout his career, Undertaker had 15 Championship reigns.160 men have tried, and failed, to defeat “The Phenom” during pay-per-view matches.His longest one-on-one match was with WWE Superstar Triple H® and lasted 30 minutes and 52 seconds.His shortest-ever televised match was against WWE Hall of Famer Iron Sheik™ and lasted just 18 seconds.He holds the record for competing on more WWE television shows than any other WWE Superstar.Undertaker is WWE’s first-ever World Champion with no last name.He competed in the first-ever Hell in a Cell match in 1997 against Shawn Michaels.Undertaker’s urn has been stolen by opponents seven times.Undertaker is a five-time Pro Wrestling Illustrated Award-winner.During the span of his career at WWE, Undertaker has competed against 41 Hall-of-Famers.He has appeared in 17 Survivor Series matches, and won 12 of them.The Undertaker has been featured on 61 pay-per-view posters.He has been on 16 video game covers, more than any other WWE Superstar with the exception of Triple H®.Despite his record number of WrestleMania wins, he went a decade without winning a championship at WrestleMania – the longest amount of time for any Superstar in WrestleMania history.He went head-to-head with Kane 19 times during pay-per-view events.It has been over 9,100 days since Undertaker debuted 25 years ago.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipIs WWE Losing Its Audience?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:29/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:26 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 Shawn Michaels Breaks Down His Mid-Air Sweet Chin Music Move WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Triple H Returning To The US Following Injury At Crown Jewel Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

SPOILER: Major note from today’s WWE RAW tapings in Manchester, England

first_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ SPOILERS: 7/19 NXT UK TV Tapings from Plymouth, England to air on the WWE Network SPOILERS: 7/20 NXT UK TV Tapings from Plymouth, England to air on the WWE Network Facebook A big title change went down at today’s RAW taping in Manchester, England.The Authors of Pain def. Seth Rollins in a handicap match to become the new RAW Tag Team Champions, in a match setup by Acting RAW General Manager Baron Corbin.According to a live report sent to PWInsider, Corbin forced Rollins to defend both tag team championships. Rollins walked out with both tag titles and after his loss, Dean Ambrose showed up and attacked Rollins, hitting him with Dirty Deeds.We will have a full spoiler report up from RAW when the taping concludes.Wrestleview.com will have a live ongoing RAW recap tonight beginning at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/7:00 CT. We will have a full spoiler report up later today as well.Be sure to joins Mike and Victoria Tedesco live on YouTube after RAW!center_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest WWE Smackdown Results – 7/9/19 (Final build for Extreme Rules, Owens vs. Ziggler)last_img read more

Leipzig closing in on SmithRowe

first_imgRB Leipzig are believed to be closing in on the signing of Emile Smith-Rowe from Arsenal on a loan deal till the end of the season.Smith-Rowe has emerged as a real talent at Arsenal under manager Unai Emery but has found game time outside of cup competitions difficult to come by.A report by the Independent says the 18-year-old has been guaranteed regular playing time on the pitch with the Bundesliga club and Arsenal have sanctioned the move with a view to him playing a bigger role on his return.Leipzig are currently fourth in the German League and the club is widely viewed as a good environment for young players to develop.Everton’s Ademola Lookman spent the last six months of last season on loan at the Red Bull Arena and there will be plenty of anticipation that Smith Rowe can follow the example set by Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…The young England international left Manchester City to sign for Dortmund and has impressed since making the move in 2017, having been given regular starts both in the league and in the UEFA Champions League.Arsenal’s decision to sign Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez on loan looks to have opened the door for Smith-Rowe’s loan move this month given his opportunities on the pitch were limited after exits in both the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup.The teenager has shone in the first half of the current campaign, scoring three times from six appearances.last_img read more

Democratic debate memes night two Grab that torch and call New Zealand

first_img Tags “I’m still holding on to that torch” is basically the motto of the Baby Boom.— Binyamin Appelbaum (@BCAppelbaum) June 28, 2019 Is Marianne Williamson a character from Clue? #DemocraticDebates— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) June 28, 2019 Biden’s problem is that he feels he’s entitled to a fictional torch he was promised long ago. The torch isn’t yours dude. #DemDebate— Charlene Carruthers (@CharleneCac) June 28, 2019 Live shot of @JoeBiden with his torch #DemDebate2 pic.twitter.com/dnT7EhCy7u— Fuse Washington (@FuseWA) June 28, 2019 Hello, Middle-earth? One of the odder responses came when Williamson said her first act as president would be to call New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to brag about how good the US is for children. Viewers were perplexed. calling every number in New Zealand until someone from Flight of the Conchords answers— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) June 28, 2019 Me listening to Marianne Williamson declare war on New Zealand. pic.twitter.com/IpYicwBSkk— R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) June 28, 2019 When Marianne Williamson goes off about negative energy. #DemDebate2 pic.twitter.com/y7fmPeQDHN— Nope, not today (@bobbys_world99) June 28, 2019 Kamala Harris coming at Joe Biden tonight like..#DemDebate2 pic.twitter.com/Fdt0Gh4FCt— Mike Hanley 🇵🇷 🇺🇸 (@Magic20099) June 28, 2019 Kamala Harris: Joe Biden is a racist. Joe Biden: Kamala is police. Marianne Williamson: The fifth Harry Potter book is really the glue that holds the entire series together. Do you recall the part where #DemDebate— William (@weelyumeebokway) June 28, 2019 Footage of @KamalaHarris walking off the stage after showing she did not come here to play games. #ForThePeople #DemocraticDebate #DemDebate2 #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/PBaIdejql6— Brooklynne Roulette Mosley (@Brooklynne84) June 28, 2019 I love Marianne Williamson. It’s so refreshing to hear a dreamcatcher speak its mind.— Sam Grittner (@SamGrittner) June 28, 2019 Bernie Sanders: Healthcare is a human right Joe Biden: People should be able to choose the healthcare coverage they wantMarianne Williamson: Doctors are crisis actors who created the common cold to control our thoughts during rainy weather— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) June 28, 2019 When a couple arguing on your flight but you got the middle seat #DemDebate2 pic.twitter.com/B7y9DxNoqP— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) June 28, 2019 Joe Biden could not raise his hand because he was clinging too tightly to the torch. #DemDebate2— FCILA (@FatChickinLA) June 28, 2019 Now playing: Watch this: Marianne Williamson is the only candidate bold enough to propose a witchcraft based health care system.— Guy Branum (@guybranum) June 28, 2019center_img 0 Marianne Williamson would end illegal immigration with essential oils #DemDebate #DemDebate2— Sh*tBag (@ShitBag20394932) June 28, 2019 Marianne Williamson after every answer during the debate. pic.twitter.com/MQpsGJ1Gni— Joe Weaver (@j_weavernv) June 28, 2019 “You ain’t gettin my torch, lad.” #DemDebate2 pic.twitter.com/1fPhMFu09t— President Ponderings (@PrezPonderings) June 28, 2019 It’s past time for New Zealand to sit its ass down.— Laura (@Punctuarian) June 28, 2019 Author, author?  One of the more unusual candidates on stage was Williamson, who’s written numerous self-help and spiritually themed books. Not everyone was sure why she was there, and others had thoughts on what her policies might be. Meghan McCain, daughter of the late Sen. John McCain, tweeted, “Is Marianne Williamson a character from Clue?” Tweeted another, “Marianne Williamson would end illegal immigration with essential oils.” FINALLY, A PRESIDENT WHO WILL STAND UP TO THOSE UPPITY BASTARDS IN NEW ZEALAND— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) June 28, 2019 Getty Images Back so soon? There are so many Democratic presidential hopefuls the first debate had to stretch into two nights. On Thursday, 10 contenders debated from Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.  Candidates in Thursday’s round two of the Democratic debates included some political powerhouses, from former Vice President Joe Biden to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Also onstage were California Sen. Kamala Harris, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, author Marianne Williamson, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, California Rep. Eric Swalwell and Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet.  The first debate’s memes had a Spanish accent, but on Thursday night, at least one candidate really wanted to talk about … New Zealand? Torch song One early zinger came when Swalwell jabbed at Biden’s age (he’s 76) by citing a statement Biden made 32 years ago about passing the torch to a new generation of leaders. Biden’s retort that he’s “still holding on to that torch” also earned some jokes. Share your voice Fight night Biden couldn’t stay out of the line of fire. One of the most heated exchanges of the night came when Harris confronted the former vice-president on racial issues and his past record on busing. Tempers were raised, and Twitter reacted. “Kamala Harris had two things on her to-do list tonight,” cracked one Twitter user. “She crossed off the first. The second is “Take names.” 12:10 Did I just hear “FINISH HIM!!” Yelled during that Kamala Harris and Joe Biden Exchange? 😂 #DemDebate2 pic.twitter.com/6Darg55DNM— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) June 28, 2019 Post a comment Presidential candidate Andrew Yang talks geo-engineering,… MODERATOR: In one or two words, what would your first act as President be?BERNIE: Special interestsKAMALA: Immigration MARIANNE WILLIAMSON: I was reading a wonderful article in GOOP about New Zealand,— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) June 28, 2019 Politics Onlinelast_img read more

ExInterpol chief Meng Hongwei admits accepting 21 million in bribes

first_imgMeng Hongwei, Former president of Interpol.ReutersThe former chief of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, has admitted his guilt in accepting millions of dollars in bribes at a court in northern China on Thursday, June 20.Meng admitted to accusations of using the various position he held between 2005 and 2017 to help companies make illegal gains and accepting bribes worth $2.11 million by Chinese prosecutors in a trial at Tianjin’s Intermediate People’s Court.His official verdict would be declared later, Chinese state media, People’s Daily reported.His former positions in the Chinese government include former deputy minister of public security, director of the coastguard and deputy head of the state oceanic administration. The alleged crimes, according to the Chinese newspaper, was linked to the positions he held back in 2005.Meng’s whereabouts were unknown since September 25 last year when he travelled to China from Lyon, France. Days after his wife reported him missing in early October, Interpol released a statement that said Meng resigned as its president “with immediate effect.”Around 12 days later, Chinese authorities confirmed they had detained Meng as he was accused of accepting bribes, abusing his position of power for personal gains, using state funds to finance his family’s extravagant lifestyle and disregarding the principles of being a party member.As first elected Chinese president of Interpol, the global law enforcement agency that operates in 192 member countries, Meng replaced French police officer Mireille Ballestrazzi in November 2016 and was due to serve until 2020.South Korean Kim Jong Yang was elected president of Interpol at a general assembly meeting in Dubai in November 2018.last_img read more

Two siblings killed in Savar fire

first_imgTwo siblings were killed in a fire at Hemayetpur, Savar, Saturday night, according to police.The deceased are Zahid, 13, and his brother Nahid, 6, from Trimohani village of Raniganj in Nagaon district.Police and witnesses said the victims’ mother Jobeda Begum, an asthma patient, had gone to buy medicine near the Hemayetpur bus-stand in Savar, a kilometer away from her corrugated tin house. Her sons were asleep and she left a candle burning, they said.Hearing shouts, Jobeda Begum said she rushed home and found her house on fire.Savar model police station officer-in-charge Mohsinul Kader said two brothers died in the fire while they were sleeping.He said the bodies have been sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for autopsy.last_img read more

Texas Police Detective Dies 2 Others Hurt In Highway Wreck

first_img Share A Texas police detective has died and two colleagues injured when their car was struck by a pickup while traveling to a conference on preventing crimes against children in Dallas.Thirty-three-year-old Elise Ybarra and two other detectives had just begun their drive from Abilene, Texas, on Interstate 20 on Sunday evening when they slowed for traffic that had backed up because of an auto accident.The pickup then struck their unmarked police vehicle. Ybarra, who was driving, died at the scene.Detectives Chris Milliorn and Robert Collins were taken to a hospital for treatment.It’s not clear whether charges are pending against the pickup driver.Ybarra, the married mother of a 10-month-old girl, joined the Abilene police force in 2014 after working as a police officer in Sedalia, Missouri.last_img read more

Pugh Taps Ft Worth Chief to be Next Baltimore Commissioner

first_imgBy Stephen Janis, Special to the AFROOne of the most highly anticipated personnel moves by Mayor Catherine Pugh finally reached a conclusion as Pugh announced the hiring of current Fort Worth, Tx. police chief Joel Fitzgerald to be Baltimore’s new top cop.In a written statement released Nov. 19, Pugh called the decision a step forward for a city beset by violent crime and a scandal plagued Baltimore Police Department (BPD).“On more than one occasion during our extensive discussions, Commissioner-designate Fitzgerald has made clear his belief that the power to police others and enforce law emanates from those we serve; the members of our community,” Pugh stated.Fort Worth, Tx. police chief Joel Fitzgerald has been hired to be Baltimore Police Department’s Police Commissioner. (Twitter Photo)Fitzgerald served as police chief for the city of Ft. Worth, Texas, the 12th largest city in the country since 2015.  There he managed a department of 1700 officers with a budget of $300 million.Baltimore, by comparison is the 27th largest city in country but has a police force with roughly 2500 officers and a budget of $500 million.Meanwhile, Ft. Worth had 70 homicides in 2017, roughly one-fifth of Baltimore’s record 2017 total of 343. As of Nov. 20, Baltimore had recorded 276 murders, a slight drop from 2017 but still outpacing many other big cities.The outsized challenges facing a new commissioner prompted Baltimore City Council President Bernard “Jack” Young to plan a trip to Ft. Worth with several members of the council to vet Pugh’s pick.“On December 9, I will lead a delegation of elected officials from the City Council to Fort Worth, TX.” Young wrote, noting he will be accompanied by Councilwoman Sharon Green Middleton, Councilman Robert Stokes, and Councilman Brandon Scott, who is chair of the Public Safety Committee.The statement said the delegation will speak to community leaders and residents in Ft. Worth about Fitzgerald’s performance.“Per the City Charter, Mayor Catherine E. Pugh has finished her portion of this process and now things turn to the City Council. My colleagues and I look forward to a robust confirmation process that will be transparent and thorough.”If approved by the Council, Fitzgerald would the fifth commissioner in four years.He would inherit an agency under a federal consent decree with the Department of Justice and still reeling from the fallout over the Gun Trace Task Force scandal, a group of eight officers who robbed residents, dealt drugs, and stole overtime.He would also face the prodigious challenge of mending what seems like an irreparably broken relationship between the BPD and the community.Prior to heading to the Ft. Worth police department, Fitzgerald was the chief of Allentown, Pa.  He also served in a variety of positions in the Philadelphia police department.Fitzgerald is a graduate of Villanova University.  He attended Eastern University, where he earned his Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree, and later earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Administration.Reaction to his appointment has been guarded.Former State Senator Clarence Mitchell IV,  host of “The C4 Show” on WBAL Radio, told the AFRO he hopes the new commissioner could change expectations in a city accustomed to high crime rates.“I’m hoping whoever the mayor selects is not going to be looking to go from 380 homicides to 318,” Mitchell said.“I’m looking for someone with high goals and expectations and not someone who wants to manage failure”Pugh is expected to officially submit the nomination to the council in December.  The confirmation process will begin in January.last_img read more