WWE SmackDown LIVE Review, November 13, 2018

first_imgAdvertisement 47axyNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2awzWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4sndb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) b905Would you ever consider trying this?😱m13lCan your students do this? 🌚bxa9mRoller skating! Powered by Firework  Advertisement The latest edition of SmackDown LIVE brought about an unlikely turn of events heading into Survivor Series. So instead of waiting for the climax, let’s dive straight into the main event:Advertisement Daniel Bryan crowned new WWE ChampionIt happened once again. For the second consecutive year, the WWE Championship changed hands prior to Survivor Series as Daniel Bryan beat AJ Styles for his fourth title reign.Advertisement It all started with a war of words between the two competitors that ultimately led to an all-out brawl before both had to be separated by WWE Officials. In an evenly contested match, Styles went to the top rope to land a Phenomenal Forearm however, Bryan, evaded it and instead, the former WWE Champion collided with the referee.Daniel took advantage of the situation and struck AJ with a low blow followed by a running knee and grabbed the pinfall victory. An unexpected heel turn from Bryan also resulted in him earning the opportunity to face Brock Lesnar in a Champion v Champion match this Sunday.Becky Lynch ruled out for Survivor SeriesThe invasion on the Monday Night RAW Women’s Division led to Becky Lynch suffering a broken nose in the carnage and consequently, it was confirmed this Tuesday night that the SmackDown Women’s Champion has not been cleared to compete at Survivor Series.However, Lynch remained confident and insisted that she would still kick Rousey’s ass with a broken face. The Man then shifted her attention to picking her replacement for this Sunday and after overseeing every superstar of the SmackDown Women’s roster in the ring, Becky hand picked Charlotte Flair to face the RAW Women’s Champion.The two old bitter enemies put aside their past rivalries aside and stood united for the Blue brand as Charlotte will square up against Ronda Rousey in a dream match for the WWE Universe.Jeff Hardy vs Andrade Cien AlmasAndrade Cien Almas began strongly off the gates following a series of vicious attacks on his opponent. The Enigmatic Jeff Hardy, however, regrouped and got himself back in the match but couldn’t capitalize on his opportunity to finish the match.Almas too had his moments and was about to hit his signature Hammerlock DDT but Hardy countered it with the Twist of Fate and gave himself the opening to land the Swanton Bomb that secured him the win and also a spot as the final member of the SmackDown Survivor Series team.Rey Mysterio vs The MizRey Mysterio clashed against SmackDown Survivor Series team Captain The Miz with his place on the line. The Miz took the upper hand early on as he locked Mysterio in a submission move although in the latter stages, Rey was able to hit the 619 but Miz dodged the frog splash as he got his knees up and rolled him up for a two count.The A-Lister was frustrated which provided Mysterio with the chance to roll him up for the win and keep his spot on the SmackDown squad intact.The former WWE World Champion’s celebration was cut short as Randy Orton snuck up from behind but Mysterio was able to avoid The Viper’s attacks and instead, Orton flattened The Miz with an RKO.The Usos unveil SD Survivor Series Tag Team lineupThe Usos and The New Day will be joined by The Colons (Epico and Primo), Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson and Sanity for their match against the RAW Tag Teams this Sunday at Survivor Series.The Bar and Big Show vs The New DayBoth teams had a string of near falls but with the match speeding up, Big Show’s presence was the defining point as he eliminated the threat of Xavier Woods.Kofi Kingston was left shorthanded and the numbers game caught up as Big Show landed a knockout punch to Kofi in mid-air and grabbed the W for his team. Advertisementlast_img read more

Cricket: Shane Warne feels it is unfair to compare Sachin and Virat

first_imgImage Courtesy: WWONAdvertisement 1bn3NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsabkWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2zgbuns( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bnto0Would you ever consider trying this?😱8jjgCan your students do this? 🌚5baRoller skating! Powered by Firework Australian legend Shane Warne was the latest figure to weigh in on the Sachin vs Virat debate. The leg spinner feels that it is difficult to compare eras and hence it is unfair to compare the duo.Advertisement The Indian cricket team have been blessed with some of the greatest names to ever play the game and while Sachin Tendulkar is widely regarded as the greatest of all time, Virat Kohli is inching his way towards the pinnacle.Image Courtesy: WWONHowever, Warne feels that the comparison between these two is not justified and he went on to state his reasons ranging from the evolution the game has seen to other factors, Warne said to TOI:Advertisement “Very hard to judge when someone is playing and very hard to judge eras. Think about the bowlers in the ’90s. Different surfaces that seamed. Now they’re a lot flatter. The ball swung more. So many invariables.But to think that someone was better than Brian Lara and Sachin – in those mid-’90s – against Wasim, Waqar, Curtly, Courtney, McGrath, Donald, Saqlain, Mushy, Vettori, Murali, myself. You can go on. Virat is breaking all the records, which is great but I want to wait. See, what people miss is this: You can set benchmarks, score those many centuries, an average that high, score a lot many runs. But what people are going to remember you for is the way you played the game,”Advertisement The Aussie legend heaped praise on Kohli’s character and his role in India’s success in recent times. Warne added:“He’s fantastic. I love watching him bat and I love listening to him. I am a big fan. You know what he does? He stands up for what he believes in. He speaks how he feels and he’s real. He’s emotional, a bit too emotional sometimes on the field. But that’s the part of the charm,”Read Also:Suresh Raina rubbishes rumours about car accidentSanjay Manjrekar trolled for stump mic tweet  Advertisementlast_img read more

Young cats take action

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Coalition to rebuild jetty

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS REBUILDING the Lang Lang pier which “should never have been pulled down” will be a “priority” for…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

LET’S LECTURE: Perspectives on Liberia’s Corruption Problem

first_imgThe topic for this week is ethics and public service. I feel compelled to broach this subject because of all the financial scandals that have been surfacing in our public institutions of late—the National Oil Company (NOCAL), the National Port Authority (NPA), the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), my old stomping ground the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), the list goes on and on and on.Why is it that those entrusted with leading our public institutions appear to be on a mad rush to run off with our money and nothing is being done to stop them? Is there something inherent in our DNA that makes us incorrigible rogues? I think not. Liberians are not born with any genetic predisposition to steal any more than, say, Americans, Frenchmen, Germans or the British. The difference is in our system of rewards and punishment. It is not that corruption does not exist in these countries. Just pick up the Washington Post or New York Times. On any given day you will read a story about some financial scandal somewhere. But in those countries, if you are caught, punishment is swift and certain. You are prosecuted and, if convicted, you go to jail. An illustration will suffice to make the point.In the 1990s the FBI conducted a criminal investigation into the energy giant Enron. Top executives of the company including its chairman, Ken Lay, were found to have committed criminal offences. Lay was a golfing buddy of George “Dubya” Bush, then president of the United States. But that didn’t save him. Dubya didn’t even try to intervene on his behalf because he knew that, had he even made an attempt, he would probably have been impeached for obstruction of justice. The sad ending to the story is that Lay became so overwhelmed by the shame of what he had done that he committed suicide while in prison.If we want to put a cap on corruption here, that is what has to happen. People have to know that if they are caught, they will be prosecuted, not merely fired or suspended from their job, and sent to jail if they are convicted. A few publicised convictions and jailings of big big people (not small small people) is all it would take to put a curb on corruption. Again, an illustration from personal experience.The year was 1973. I was working in the law office of Cecil Dennis, having recently graduated from college. As a counterpoint to the normal practice of forcing civil servants to an involuntary contributions to worthy national causes by way of payroll deduction, in this case President Tolbert’s Fundraising Rally, Cecil founded an organization called the Big H Committee. Amongst other things, we organized a football tournament.A very, very close relative of mine, whom I love dearly, was hired as a vacation student to sell tickets for the tournament. Unfortunately, he allowed himself to be influenced by his colleagues to dip into the ticket sales. The matter was brought to my attention. I investigated and found out that he and his colleagues had stolen ticket money. I left the others and grabbed my close relative first and slammed him into Central Prison, on South Beach. I was ready to throw the keys away, so angry was I. Others, not me, took him out of prison later. But he learned his lesson and never repeated that offense.Another more recent example. Paramount Togar Glaygboe and others of Kokoyah Statutory District were involved in misappropriation of rental fees paid to the district by one of the GSM companies. I warned him repeatedly to desist. He didn’t. Eventually we had him indicted by a grand jury in Gbarnga. The county attorney in Gbarnga has been dancing around proceeding with the prosecution but we are not going to let this case die. We are seeking a change of venue. Even though I consider him to be a personal friend, I and other citizens of Kokoyah are absolutely determined to put Paramount Chief Glaygboe behind bars, not only to punish him for eating our money but, more importantly, as a deterrent to anyone else in District public service who might be thinking about doing the same thing.And this brings me to a point. As leader of an organization or country, you have to be completely colour blind when it comes to matters of crime and punishment. You cannot pick and choose. Every human being on this green earth is a friend or relative or someone else. So, if you cannot take action against your friends and family when they commit criminal offences, you have no moral authority to take action against anyone else.The writer is a Certified Public Accountant and businessman. He can be reached at .Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez to undergo knee surgery

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. More than 40 quakes hound areas reeling from Taal Volcano’s eruption Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban PLAY LIST 02:24To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban03:10Injuries from fireworks down by 35% this year, DoH say00:50Trending Articles01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption The 32-year-old Suárez is the club’s fourth all-time leading scorer with 191 goals in 270 matches. He has helped Barcelona win one Champions League, four Spanish league and four Copa del Rey titles.Barcelona did not say how long it expects to be without its second-leading scorer this season after Lionel Messi. Suarez has 14 goals so far.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4He will likely miss several Spanish league and cup matches during a January and February packed with games from the two domestic competitions, including an always demanding trip to Valencia on Jan. 25.Barcelona plays Napoli in the Champions League round of 16, with the first leg in Italy on Feb. 25 and the second leg at Camp Nou on March 18. Barcelona’s Luis Suarez reacts during the Spanish Super Cup semifinal soccer match between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at King Abdullah stadium in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona says Uruguay striker Luis Suárez will have surgery on Sunday for a right knee injury.The Spanish club made the announcement on Saturday – two days after Suárez played the complete 90 minutes in a 3-2 loss to Atlético Madrid in the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup being held in Saudi Arabia.ADVERTISEMENT US stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record high LATEST STORIES ‘People evacuated on their own’ Nets’ Irving could return from shoulder injury vs Hawks MOST READ Pagasa sees cloudy skies, scattered rain showers in volcanic eruption-hit areas Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Air quality in NCR now improving after Taal ashfall No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist ‘People evacuated on their own’ View commentslast_img read more

Parking Meters installation an abuse of citizens

first_imgDear Editor,I have been reading with considerable interest the concerns being expressed by the Private Sector Commission (PSC) of Guyana regarding the project to rollout parking meters in Georgetown, pointing out the fact it is an indirect taxation without any value creation for the users.I do agree with the PSC which represents a cross-section of businesses in the country, regarding the negative impact this will have on businesses operating within the city; in particular on their employees and customers of the various businesses.I however do not understand their concern regarding the fact that the Mayor and City Council will only get from every 0 taken while the remaining will go towards administration and wealth creation of the investors. This is not and oversight or error on the part of the Council, this was deliberate and cheerfully agreed to for reasons best known to them, and as a result of a complete lack of concern for the raw deal the citizens will be getting. This is just abuse of our citizens by a foreign company in a most shocking way. In fact, I consider it modern day slavery.The advertisements which suggest that the parking meters will increase security, public safety and the efficiency in doing business within the capital city are just completely ridiculous.But I have a few concerns of my own – the first being whether this foreign company really has any experience in this business as they claim. If they did then they would not draw the spaces for only midsized cars. What happens when an SUV, pickup, van, and other larger vehicles wish to park? They will have to take up half of another space I guess and pay additionally?Secondly, I would like to know why they are being allowed to mark out spaces on roadways that do not fall under the purview of the Georgetown Municipality. Will they be giving the paltry 20 per cent to the Public Infrastructure Ministry or the Government of Guyana for those roads? Or will the Georgetown Municipality benefit from this largesse?Regards,Riley Matthewslast_img read more

Five lessons from Real’s Clasico victory

first_img0Shares0000MADRID, October 26-Real Madrid took the spoils in the first El Clasico of the season as Luis Suarez’s Barcelona debut ended in a 3-1 defeat.A ninth consecutive win in all competitions takes Madrid to within a point of Barca at the top of La Liga. Here, AFP sports looks at what else can be gleaned from the victory for Carlo Ancelotti’s menMore to come from SuarezThe Uruguayan was starting his first competitive match in four months since biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup and made an instant impact as he teed up Neymar for the opening goal.There were a few more flashes of brilliance as Lionel Messi should have tucked away another fine cross to make it 2-0, whilst he turned the Real defence on numerous occasions after the break without finding the final finish or pass.All positive signs for Luis Enrique’s men on what was ultimately a disappointing day.Madrid didn’t miss BaleA muscle injury robbed Gareth Bale of taking part in the biggest week of Madrid’s season to date, but they haven’t missed him whilst firing six goals past Barca and Liverpool in the past four days.Bale’s absence allowed Ancelotti to use the 4-4-2 system that guided Los Blancos to victory against Barca in the Copa del Rey final in April with Isco’s work rate and guile in midfield more than compensating for the lack of Bale’s pace on the counter-attack.Neymar is lethal, Messi wasn’tThe Brazilian registered his 11th goal this season in as many games with his only clear chance in the match as he ghosted inside Dani Carvajal and Pepe to slot into the far corner.And the result might have been very different had Messi been so precise with his big opportunity as Iker Casillas spread himself well to prevent the Argentine doubling Barca’s lead and becoming the joint top La Liga goalscorer of all-timeSame old defensive deficencies for BarcaThe game was decided by two goals in the second-half which came from corners as Barca continued to suffer from the defensive problems that dogged their trophyless campaign last season.Pepe powered Madrid in front as, just as in their only previous defeat this season away to Paris Saint-Germain, the Catalans were caught napping at a set-piece.Then, in their haste to equalise, Barca were caught on the counter-attack from a corner of their own as a mix up between Andres Iniesta and Javier Mascherano prompted a lightning quick move finished off by Karim Benzema.A big night for CasillasEver since playing his role in Spain’s disastrous World Cup campaign, Casillas has come under fire to justify his place in the team from the Madrid fans amongst others.However, he rewarded Ancelotti’s faith in him with two fine stops at crucial points in the match as he spread himself to deny Messi before flying to his right to prevent Jeremy Mathieu a stunning equaliser just after Madrid had gone in front.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Valley Western wear shop headin’ for the last roundup as cowboy era moseys out

first_imgSo when the last piece of merchandise and all the fixtures are sold – probably by late November or early December – it’s last call for King’s Western Wear at 11450 Ventura Blvd. in Studio City. “The day we told people we were closing and kicked off our last sale, all I did was cry,” says Arlene, who at 86 was still working in the store with her son until recently. Maury died in 1995. “This was our baby, and it’s very, very sad to say goodbye,” she said. But while the good times lasted, it was one heck of a ride, says Randy, who joined the family business after graduating from Birmingham High in 1977. King’s Western Wear attracted a who’s who of Hollywood stars living in the Valley. Old movie cowboys Gene Autry and Randolph Scott were steady customers. Bob Hope and James Cagney used to drop in every few weeks when they were in town. Actor Tom Selleck still comes in. Up on the wall are head shots of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and actor Tom Cruise thanking all the employees of King’s Western Wear. Their store was also a trend-setter, Randy says. Long before other retailers selling Levi and Lee jeans got the idea, King’s was sending 200 pairs of the rock-hard jeans to the laundry every week to be softened up. “They came back soft and faded, and we began selling them like hot cakes,” Randy says. “We had 2,500 pair on the shelves at one time. “We sold to everybody from square dancers and weekend cowboys to bell-bottomed hippies in the ’70s. It was great.” King’s moved off Van Nuys Boulevard and onto Ventura Boulevard in 1996 to be nearer the studios and its customers, many of them living in or near Studio City. But the handwriting was already on the wall, Randy says. Business – particularly cowboy business in the Valley – was slowing down. Horse tack, saddles, bridles, bits and spurs weren’t jumping off the shelves anymore. The store with the bucking bronco on top was barely hanging on. “Times changed,” Randy says. “Nothing we can do about that. It’s time for us to go.” Before they do, Arlene and Randy want to say thank you to all their customers for the past 61 years. “It’s been an honor and a pleasure to be part of the growth of the San Fernando Valley,” Arlene says. But now it’s time to ride off into the sunset. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.King’s Sporting Goods and Riding Shop in Van Nuys became strictly King’s Riding Shop, and later King’s Western Wear. It moved from Van Nuys after 50 years to Studio City in 1996. And now, after 61 years in business, “it’s time to ride off into the sunset,” Randy was saying Wednesday – half laughing, half cringing at the old cowboy pun. The long customer lines that used to snake down Van Nuys Boulevard for the King’s Western Wear holiday sale the day after Thanksgiving haven’t been long and snaking for years now. The studios that spent a lot of money at King’s buying Western clothes for TV shows such as “Dallas” and “The Dukes of Hazzard” are getting them straight from manufacturers for product placement now. They’re still selling a lot of blue jeans and boots, but not enough to keep a business this size open, Randy says. Maury and Arlene King came back from lunch one day in 1946 and saw their retail future flash right before their eyes. It wasn’t selling barbells and tennis rackets like they thought. It was peddling saddles and blue jeans to a young, growing, still rural San Fernando Valley. “The only thing that had sold while they were at lunch that day was a saddle,” says Randy King, Maury and Arlene’s son. “That’s when Mom and Dad realized they could sell more horse tack in the Valley than dumbbells.” last_img read more

Parole denied for man involved in killing cop

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Board of Parole Hearings member Linda Shelton and Deputy Commissioner Barbara Moore denied Williams parole. More than 50 residents had submitted letters opposing his release – “the strongest community opposition I’ve ever seen,” Morrison said. Williams’ attorney, Marc Norton, had argued that his client had taken responsibility for his role in the slaying and was filled with remorse. Norton could not be reached Wednesday. For law enforcement officials, the shooting represents one of the most heinous examples in memory of payback against a cop. “Murdering someone for doing his job is incomprehensible,” said Peggy Fiderio, who works at the LAPD Scientific Investigation Division and opposed Williams’ parole. “Murdering someone in front of his son is animalistic.” The Mac-10 machine pistol rattled off a burst of gunfire, cutting down Los Angeles Police Department Detective Tom C. Williams. By his side that fateful Halloween 21 years ago was his 6-year-old son, spared by an order from Dad to duck beneath the hail of bullets outside his Canoga Park church school. For his part in the conspiracy to kill a cop, Voltaire Alphonse Williams – no relation to the detective – was given a 25-years-to-life sentence. On Wednesday, a state parole board ordered that the 43-year-old inmate be kept behind bars at least two more years. “All murders are sad,” Los Angeles County prosecutor Lawrence Morrison said by phone from Solano State Prison in Vacaville, where Williams is serving his time. “But it’s especially bad when a policeman is assassinated for just doing his job. For family members, it represented the loss of a devoted husband and father of two. An hour before the shooting, he had called his wife, Norma, to say how much he loved her. “Over the years, Halloween has been a horrible reminder,” said Norma Williams, who recently moved from West Hills to a state she asked not be identified. “We hate it. We just try to grit our teeth and get through it.” She said her daughter, Susan, then a 17-year-old student at Canoga Park High, now attends the funerals of slain police officers. Her son, Ryan, still struggles with guilt about not being able to save his dad. In the late afternoon of Halloween 1985, 42-year-old Thomas Charles Williams was shot eight times as he picked up Ryan at Faith Baptist Church School. The detective, who had turned down an appointment at West Point to become a cop, had testified hours earlier in a robbery trial against his assailant. The triggerman in the killing, Daniel Steven Jenkins of North Hollywood, was sentenced to death. For protecting his son, the LAPD issued Williams a posthumous Medal of Valor. dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com (818) 713-3730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more