Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Natalya Opens Up About Her Reaction To Roman Reigns’ Cancer Battle Shawn Michaels Could The Rock Vs. Roman Reigns Actually Happen? Impact Wrestling presents Rebellion this Sunday from Toronto, streaming live globally on FITE.tv As part of WWE’s Q2 2015 earnings report released on Thursday, the following are the buyrates for WWE PPVs in the second quarter of 2015.* WWE Extreme Rules 4/26/15 (headlined by Seth Rollins vs. Randy Orton) – 56,000 buys (down from 108,000 buys in 2014)* WWE Payback 5/17/15 (headlined by Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns) – 54,000 buys (down from 67,000 buys in 2014)* WWE Money in the Bank 6/14/15 (headlined by Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose) – 57,000 buys (down from 122,000 buys in 2014)Source: WWE CorporateRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:13Loaded: 100.00%0:14Remaining Time -0:17 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 Now Playing Up Next Google+ Pinterest Jon Moxley Joins AEW Ronda Rousey Facebook Twitter Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Videos Articles Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Videos Articles WWE Live returns to China this September, Will hold tryouts this July in Shanghai WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Video: Impact announces Rebellion Pay Per View for April 28 live in Toronto
Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE issued the following on Friday. Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems The worldwide race to earn a spot in the WWE Global Cruiserweight Series is heating up, as U.K. independent promotion PROGRESS Wrestling has announced the participants in the qualifying matches they’re playing host to ahead of this summer’s tournament.On Sunday, April 24 in Camden Town, London, PROGRESS will present two matches with the incredible opportunity to compete in the GCS on the line. In the first qualifier, international star and technical wizard Zack Sabre Jr. will begin his journey in the GCS when he takes on up-and-coming highflier Flash Morgan Webster, who will surely be out to play spoiler and catapult himself into the spotlight. The second bout sees world-traveled grappler Jack Gallagher square off against the hard-hitting “Bruiserweight” Pete Dunne.The winners of these two matches will join the field of 32, along with the following competitors:-Rich Swann-Johnny Gargano-Tommaso Ciampa-Noam Dar-Akira Tozawa-Ho Ho Lun-Lince DoradoThese matches take place at PROGRESS Chapter 29: Practically PROGRESS in Every Way on Sunday, April 24 at 8 p.m. local time at the sold-out Electric Ballroom in Camden Town, London, England. Check back with WWE.com to find out which of PROGRESS’ grapplers will advance to the prestigious tournament. For more information on PROGRESS Wrestling, visit PROGRESSWrestling.com, and follow them on Twitter @ThisIs_Progress. 1 COMMENT They name their PPV that way? Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha Facebook Videos Articles Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Seth Rollins FordOLoads Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WhatsApp Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Kurt Angle Roman Reigns is in Remission Videos Articles Cesaro Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Pinterest Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Comments are closed. PROGRESS Wrestling’s Global Cruiserweight Series qualifying matches announced April 16, 2016 at 12:25 am Twitter
WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Cameron Huff June 7, 2016 at 12:13 pm June 7, 2016 at 1:42 am WhatsApp Demond Theepitomeofsarcasm Jso Ronda Rousey 10 COMMENTS Another Paige sounds interesting Shawn Michaels UFC star in talks to appear at SummerSlamFoxSports.com is reporting that UFC star Paige VanZant is currently in preliminary talks with WWE about making an appearance at SummerSlam on August 21 in Brooklyn. VanZant, who just appeared on “Dancing with the Stars” this season as a runner-up, was sought after by WWE through her management.Matches for Smackdown on June 9WWE has announced Chris Jericho vs. Dean Ambrose and Becky Lynch w/ Natalya vs. Dana Brooke w/ WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte for this week’s WWE Smackdown on June 9. These matches will be taped on Tuesday night in Wichita, Kansas.THIS THURSDAY: @TheDeanAmbrose faces @IAmJericho on @WWE #SmackDown on @USA_Network! pic.twitter.com/yprUF2G3ng— WWE (@WWE) June 7, 2016 Not to sound unappreciative, but what happened to Rhonda? Are Becky Lynch And Seth Rollins Dating? WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands J™ Facebook FordOLoads she can suplex me anytime she wants. u not the only one Chris Jericho to defend the AEW World Championship against Cody at Full Gear PPV WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever This…plus, 12 Gauge Paige isn’t exactly tough to look at. That’s a shame. I know how much she wanted this. Brad Bonesteel Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next June 7, 2016 at 11:22 am June 7, 2016 at 3:42 am Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining 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 Jeffery Adam Phillips June 7, 2016 at 10:37 am It seems that she lost some her mystique after that loss and hasn’t recovered. Randy Torkkola Seth Rollins Comments are closed. Jeffery Adam Phillips June 7, 2016 at 3:31 am Videos Articles June 7, 2016 at 2:13 am Dana: We got Brock Lesnar. Vince: Ok then we got Paige VanZant. June 7, 2016 at 1:43 pm THIS THURSDAY: @BeckyLynchWWE takes on @DanaBrookeWWE on @WWE #SmackDown on @USA_Network! pic.twitter.com/omSJh5bOMT— WWE (@WWE) June 7, 2016 Twitter Now Playing Up Next Vince Excited for the shield reunion next week Armadillo_KSA June 7, 2016 at 6:47 am Ric Flair threatens WWE with legal action over Becky Lynch’s “The Man” gimmick Google+ June 7, 2016 at 2:49 am Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rousey had knee surgery recently. I doubt Ronda or the WWE wants to watch her hobble down to the ring. WWE probably wants a UFC fighter that could potentially do a little bit of fun stuff in the ring for the appearance. Segment announced for next week’s RAWWWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins will be the special guest on The Ambrose Asylum hosted by Dean Ambrose on next week’s WWE RAW on June 13 live in New Orleans before the Money in the Bank PPV.NEXT WEEK on @WWE #RAW: The #AmbroseAsylum returns, with guests @WWERomanReigns and @WWERollins!! #TheShield pic.twitter.com/hj0uLgAqJt— WWE (@WWE) June 7, 2016 Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Pinterest
A train struck and killed a 16-year-old girl walking by railroad tracks in the Columbia River Gorge Sunday around noon.BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas said the girl was walking on the north side of the tracks, near a fishing camp on the Skamania County side of the river, about a mile west of the Bridge of the Gods.The train operator blew the whistles and hit the emergency brake, but the teen was hit and killed. The train carried a load of automobiles from Portland bound for Kansas City, Melonas said.BNSF railway police and the Skamania County Sheriff’s office were investigating the collision, he said.The line re-opened around 2:30 p.m., Melonas said. About 35-40 trains use the line daily.Melonas said nine people have been struck on BNSF lines in Washington this year.
Two people suffered injuries described as not life threatening after a two-vehicle crash south of Dollars Corner this morning.Emergency crews were called to a crash at Northeast 72nd Avenue and Northeast 199th Street where two pickup trucks collided.One of the trucks landed on its side and a 54-year-old woman inside had to be extricated, Clark County Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Dawdy said.The agency was assisted by Clark County Fire District 3 and Vancouver Fire Department and spent about 15 minutes with the heavy extrication, Dawdy said.A man was also taken to an area hospital, Dawdy said.Both people had not life threatening injuries, Clark County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Todd Barsness said.Details about the crash were not immediately available, though Barsness said that, according to a witness, one of the pickups ran a red light.
Lionel Messi appeared in the last match against Sevilla just as a substitute as he scored a late equalizer to gain a 2-2 draw – and the coach revealed that he is ready to play a full game against AS Roma.Ernesto Valverde and his Barcelona are currently preparing for the Champions League clash against AS Roma and it will be a huge boost for them to know that their key player is ready to start.The former Bilbao coach spoke about Messi’s fitness as he said, according to Calcio Mercato:Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“Messi remained on the sidelines for the last two weeks, I started from the bench because he is not 100% fit and we wanted to avoid any complication for him.”“I am sure he will be eligible to play against Roma, let’s see how he will react but I think he will react well.”“Every team is different if Messi plays, it’s not only at Barcelona. I don’t want to make any reference with what has recently happened.”
Ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool, Zinedine Zidane was asked to choose between Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed SalahThe Egyptian forward has had a sensational debut campaign for Liverpool this season and has scored 44 goals in all competitions, as well collecting five accolades for his displays.Salah’s rise to stardom in the football world has seen him being compared amongst even Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who both have a combined total of 10 Ballon d’Ors and 1,125 goals between them.But Zidane is remaining loyal to his star man: “No, I have Cristiano and I talk about my players.”Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…However, the Real boss is aware of the danger that Liverpool could potentially provide in Saturday’s final at Kiev.“They [Liverpool] have had a great season, in the Champions League and in the [Premier] league. They can cause us problems, we know that. We are not going to be surprised. Nor them with us. We know each other very well,” said Zidane, according to AS.This weekend’s encounter will be Zidane’s third consecutive Champions League final after being appointed the Real boss in January 2016.
The Bayer Leverkusen youngster speaks how he feels like “a dream come true” while playing for the German Bundesliga clubWith only 18 years of age, Brazilian forward Paulinho believes he’s living the dream.The former Vasco Da Gama footballer left his natal Brazil to play in the German Bundesliga.“I want to play in the Champions League and continue to improve myself,” he told the Bundesliga’s official website.“During our discussions, I was presented to the club, the team, and individual players. It’s a great young team. I’m sure I’ll feel at home here and be successful.”Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I’m very happy my move to Leverkusen has been completed,” he continued.“It’s a dream come true for me to play in Europe. Leverkusen can offer me excellent opportunities to develop my game and I want to keep playing the way you’re all used to seeing me play in order to make the club even bigger and better.”“I’m reluctant to talk about role models but rather a player you can emulate – that you can watch and whose development you want to take from,” Paulinho commented.“Cristiano Ronaldo is such a player for me – he always works really hard on his game. That suits my character.”
Brazil great Rivaldo gave former club Barcelona a warning that they must stop relying on an ageing Lionel Messi to bail them out of trouble every time nowThe Argentine striker is considered to be one of the greatest ever players in world football and has graced the Camp Nou over the years with his unique talents.But at 31 years of age, time is beginning to run out for Messi and he was unable to save Barcelona from their recent slump in form.Ernesto Valverde’s side have now gone three games without victory ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League game at Wembley against Tottenham.And Rivaldo demanded that Messi’s teammates step up to the plate instead of relying on him all the time.“Right now, the only thing I can say is there are reasons to be worried as it’s rare to see Barcelona struggling for three consecutive matches in La Liga,” Rivaldo told Betfair.“Yes, that’s good for the competition but bad for Barca because the club is not used to losing many points to ‘lesser’ opponents.“The team must be careful because the Champions League is tougher than the Spanish league, and if they are losing points against this kind of opposition, things could get even worse in Europe, so they must wake up quickly.👋✈ London, there we go!🔝👌 @ThomBrowneNY #SpursBarça pic.twitter.com/9HPQUyVJuRQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 2, 2018“When you go three matches without a win, I think that both players and manager must share the responsibility.“Barcelona have great players and a good manager, but things are not happening for them now, so it’s time to worry about it, but taking common responsibility and never blaming anyone individually.“Anyway, if Barcelona wants to be crowned Champions League winner this season they absolutely must improve their quality and stop playing as they did last three games.“We all know how good Lionel Messi is as a player and how decisive he is so often, but Barcelona have other great players in the team and to keep depending on his goals and assists is problematic.“Barca needs other players to rise up to the occasion.“Messi won’t last forever and at his age it’s normal that his level starts decreasing slightly year after year, so there must be someone to take the reins.“Of course, Barcelona already have the kind of players that could decide a match, but the truth is that they aren’t stepping up when it’s important, and for all the quality Messi could have, he cannot keep deciding games on his own.”
The Lazio footballer talked about the team’s plans to retreat for three or four days, while he also said he was happy at the clubAfter many rumors, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has signed a contract renewal with Italian Lega Serie A club Lazio.“We had a great season last year, maybe we did not start it the same way, but we try to do everything to give our best,” he told Gianluca Di Marzio.Fonseca hints Smalling could debut tomorrow Manuel R. Medina – August 31, 2019 AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has hinted Chris Smalling could debut in tomorrow’s Derby Della Capitale between his team and Lazio.“It is right to go because the club has decided this, we will be together for 3-4 days, we will talk more and we will work to win the match against Sampdoria”.“It’s not easy to live through the transfer market, I did not do well at the World Cup, but I knew I was staying at Lazio, I have also renewed my contract,” he added.2Now, let’s move forward. People give me a value, but I have to demonstrate it on the field: the rest does not interest me”.
Pep Guardiola played down assertions he is trying to build a dynasty at Manchester City after their League Cup triumph.Guardiola who won multiple trophies as a manager in Barcelona and Bayern is replicating the same feat with the Citizens but has decided to calm talks of a possible dynasty.Raheem Sterling scored the winning penalty off the underside of the bar as Manchester City retained the League Cup with a 4-3 victory over Chelsea on Sunday after a keenly contested affair that ended goalless after extra time.Man City set a new record by defending a title for the first time in their entire history and would be hoping to achieve a similar feat in the League.Guardiola told Football 365: ”Of course I’m happy. Compliments to Chelsea, they played an incredible performance. I’m happy to win back to back in this competition for the first time in the club’s history.“The important thing when it comes to penalties is personality and we did it.🏆Pep Guardiola extends his record in major finals to 11 wins from 12 – has won the last 7 without concedingMourinho knows why City and Liverpool are so far ahead George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Jose Mourinho knows why Manchester City and Liverpool are so far ahead of everyone else in the Premier League.In an interview with the Telegraph,…Jose Mourinho remains the only manager to defeat a Guardiola side in a major final (2011 Copa del Rey) pic.twitter.com/K8Kg5HxqX2— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) February 24, 2019“We played incredible players. Chelsea have incredible quality and after the result two weeks ago we knew it would be more difficult. It was a final.“Being in so many competitions is demanding and tough and we have players injured.”When asked if he can build a dynasty at City like he did at Barcelona, Guardiola added: “I’m not going to compare. What we did in Barcelona is unique. This is new players, new club, now we will see how far we can go.”
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#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 30, 2017 – Two more Haitian sloops were intercepted in Turks and Caicos waters overnight, brought in early this morning and the count is 178 to be returned to Haiti. A report to Magnetic Media is that 125 were on the first boat which landed around midnight; 53 were on the second vessel which came into South Dock about 4:30am. There were 98 males on the first, 46 males on the second and 27 females are recorded on the first intercepted boat with seven females on the second sloop.While residents are saddened by the situation in Haiti and the recent capsized boat which resulted in at least 15 deaths, there continues to be growing resentment for the financial and security burden rescuing, housing, feeding and repatriating the migrants creates for a small island state like the TCI.On Thursday, the United Kingdom agreed to carry out and pay for a security needs assessment; this came out of that National Security Council where the Premier, Deputy Premier, Attorney General, Commissioner of Police, Minister of Home Affairs, Deputy Governor and Governor were present. During the session, which was a scheduled NSC meeting, there was talk about border security and the coastal radar and the dire situation with illegal entry by boat in particular; this is the fourth known Haitian vessel since the PDM took office.The issue creates concerns about human, narcotics and firearms trafficking. That UK assessment will happen before April, which marks the beginning of a new fiscal year according to the release from His Excellency’s office.Also discussed at the NSC meeting, resource needs of the TCI Police Force, a need to firmly inform the Haitian government of their responsibility to prevent these illegal migrations, a renewed commitment to getting a list of undocumented illegals and the unacceptable levels of crime and how a whole of government approach must be taken to thwart increased instances of crime and violence. Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo
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Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 2, 2017 – Nassau – The Minnis Administration intends to enhance the effective freedoms, liberties and rights of all citizens through a system of good governance. Delivering his contribution in the House of Assembly Thursday (November 2, 2017), Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said advancing human dignity and social justice are at the heart of his Administration’s agenda for transformation and reform.Prime Minister Minnis said these principles have guided the government’s vision and commitment to job and wealth creation, combating crime and other threats to citizen-safety and national security and deepening democracy and transforming government.“Good governance requires a balance of values and the instruments used to protect the rights of citizens and the demands of national security and safeguarding citizens from various threats,” Prime Minister Minnis said.“These threats include criminal gangs, drug traffickers, cyber and other threats. Even as the Government seeks to target the nefarious acts of criminals using various technologies, we are committed to removing the unnecessary interference of elected officials in criminal prosecutions.“Both of these measures are intended to protect citizens. Such protection is a central function of government. Citizens must be protected from those who would use communications technologies to harm fellow citizens and residents even as we vigorously protect the privacy of citizens and residents. A mature and effective democracy requires such balance,” Prime Minister Minnis added.By: Matt Maura (BIS) Related Items:
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppSwitzerland, 30 January 2018 – Davos – A record-breaking share of CEOs are optimistic about the economic environment worldwide, at least in the short term. That’s one of the key findings of PwC’s 21st survey of almost 1,300 CEOs around the world, launched today at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. Fifty seven percent of business leaders say they believe global economic growth will improve in the next 12 months. It’s almost twice the level of last year (29%) and the largest ever increase since PwC began asking about global growth in 2012.Optimism in global growth has more than doubled in the US (59%) after a period of uncertainty surrounding the election (2017: 24%). Brazil also saw a large increase in the share of CEOs who are optimistic global growth will improve (+38% to 80%). And even among the less optimistic countries such as Japan (2018: 38% vs. 2017: 11%) and the UK (2018: 36% vs. 2017: 17%), optimism in global growth has more than doubled since last year.“With the stock markets booming and GDP predicted to grow in most major markets around the world, it’s no surprise CEOs are so bullish,” comments Bob Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC.Nick Haywood, PwC Turks and Caicos Territory Leader, said: “We are hoping that economic prospects as just as positive based on the CEO Survey results, especially after the devastating blows from the recent hurricanes that ripped through the Caribbean and their resulting economic effects,” said Nick Haywood, Territory Leader, PwC Turks & Caicos. “Rebuilding after the hurricane related disruptions, along with the positive economic outlook for the U.S and North America markets, can affect mended and improved economic activity and national economy over the medium term.” Jobs and digital skills: headcounts to increase; leaders concerned about availability of digital talentConfidence in short-term revenue growth is feeding into jobs growth, with 54% of CEOs planning to increase their headcount in 2018 (2017: 52%). Only 18% of CEOs expect to reduce their headcount.Healthcare (71%), Technology (70%), Business Services (67%) Communications (60%) and Hospitality and Leisure (59%) are amongst the sectors with the highest demand for new recruits.On digital skills specifically, over a quarter (28%) of CEOs are extremely concerned about their availability within the country they are based, rising to 49% extremely concerned in South Africa, 51% in China and 59% in Brazil.Overall, 22% of CEOs are extremely concerned about the availability of key digital skills in the workforce, 27% in their industry and 23% at the leadership level.Investments in modern working environments, learning and development programmes and partnering with other providers are the top strategies to help them attract and develop the digital talent they need.Threats to growth: CEOs fear wider societal threats they can’t control Despite the optimism in the global economy, anxiety is rising on a much broader range of business, social and economic threats. CEOs are ‘extremely concerned’ about geopolitical uncertainty (40%), cyber threats (40%), terrorism (41%), availability of key skills (38%) and populism (35%). These threats outpace familiar concerns about business growth prospects such as exchange rate volatility (29%) and changing consumer behaviour (26%).Underlining the shift, extreme concern about terrorism doubled (2018: 41% vs 2017: 20%) and terrorism enters the top 10 threats to growth. The threat of over-regulation remains the top concern for CEOs (42% extremely concerned), and over a third (36%) remain concerned about an increasing tax burden.Key skills availability is the top concern for CEOs in China (2018: 64% extremely concerned vs. 2017: 52%). In the US (63%) and the UK (39%), cyber has become the top threat for CEOs displacing over-regulation. And in Germany, cyber jumped from being the fifth threat in 2017 to third place (28%) this year.A year after the Paris Agreement was signed by over 190 nations, which saw countries commit to voluntary action on climate change and low carbon investment, CEOs’ concern about the threat of climate change and environmental damage to growth prospects has now doubled to 31% of CEOs (2017: 15%).High-profile extreme weather events and the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement have significantly raised the profile of business action on climate risk, regulation and resilience. In China, over half (54%) of business leaders are extremely concerned about climate change and environmental damage as a threat to business growth, equal with their levels of concern about geopolitical uncertainty and protectionism. Top countries for growth: Confidence in US continues, reinforcing lead on China CEO confidence in the US market extends overseas, with non-US based CEOs once again voting it the top market for growth in the next 12 months. This year, the US reinforces its lead on China (46% US vs 33% China, with the US lead over China up 2% compared with 2017).Germany (20%) remains in third place, followed by the UK (15%)n fourth place, while India bumps Japan as the fifth most attractive market in 2018. Impact of technology on employment and skills a concernCEOs say that helping employees retrain, and increasing transparency on how automation and AI could impact jobs is becoming a more important issue for them.Two thirds of CEOs believe they have a responsibility to retrain employees whose roles are replaced by technology, chiefly amongst the Engineering & Construction (73%), Technology (71%) and Communications (77%) sectors. The digital and automation transition is particularly acute in the Financial Services sector. Almost a quarter (24%) of Banking & Capital Markets and Insurance CEOs plan workforce reductions, with 28% of Banking & Capital Markets jobs likely to be lost to a large extent due to technology and automation.Confidence in short-term revenue growth on the riseThis optimism in the economy is feeding into CEOs’ confidence about their own companies’ outlook, even if the uptick is not so large. 42% percent of CEOs said they are “very confident” in their own organisation’s growth prospects over the next 12 months, up from 38% last year.Looking at the results by country, it’s a mixed bag. CEOs’ outlook improved in several key markets including in Australia (up 4% to 46%) and China (up 4% to 40%), where the share of CEOs saying they are “very confident” in their own organisation’s 12-month growth prospects rose.In the US, CEOs’ confidence has recovered. After election nerves last year, the early focus on regulation and tax reform by the new administration has seen confidence in business growth prospects for the year ahead rising significantly – from 39% in 2017 to 52% in 2018. And North America is the only region where a majority of CEOs are “very confident” about their own 12-month prospects.In the UK, with Brexit negotiations only recently reaching a significant milestone, business leaders’ drop in short-term confidence is unsurprising (2018: 34% vs. 2017: 41%).The top three most confident sectors for their own 12-month prospects this year are Technology (48% “very confident”), Business Services (46%) and Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences (46%) – all exceeding the global “very confident” level of 42%.Strategies for growth remain largely unchanged on last year’s survey – CEOs will rely on organic growth (79%), cost reduction (62%), strategic alliances (49%) and M&As (42%). There was a small increase in interest in partnering with entrepreneurs and start-ups (33% vs 28% last year). Trust and leadership: CEOs divided over whether future economic growth will benefit the many or the fewEchoing the theme of the World Economic Forum this year, CEOs acknowledge that we live in a fractured world. They are divided over whether future economic growth will benefit the many or the few. They see the world moving towards new, multifaceted metrics to measure future prosperity.Examining the key challenges to trust for businesses, CEOs admit that delivering results in shorter periods of time (60%) is the main challenge. However, following this, there is a significant shift with the majority reporting higher levels of pressure to hold individual leaders to account (59%), including for misconduct. Over a third report more pressure from employees and customers to take political and social stances (38%) in public.In the Banking and Capital Market (65%), Healthcare (65%) and Technology sectors (59%), the profile of leadership accountability was higher than average. So too were expectations in the US (70%), Brazil (67%), and the UK (63%). High-profile debates on diversity, immigration, social inclusion and pay equity have raised employees’ expectations of leadership to engage in political and social issues, particularly in the US (51%), China (41%) and the UK (38%). Related Items:
Valencia coach Marcelino Garcia Toral refuses to admit his side are in crisis after being held to 8th La Liga draw to Athletic BilbaoWith a record of one win, eight draws, and one defeat, the Bets currently sit in the 14th place, trailing the Champions League promotion zone by 7 points.The Oranges have added two more draws in the Champions League, making it a total of 10. La Liga heavyweights have more draws than any other team in the top five Europe leagues at the moment.A stubborn defensive performance and uninspiring attacking movements have so far highlighted Valencia’s season. They have conceded just 11 goals in all competitions while scoring barely eight times in the process.However, according to the Football Espana, Marcelino believes his team deserved all three points at the San Mames.“Playing at Athletic is very complicated and more so when you go toe-to-toe with them,” he said after the match.“You have to win 50-50s so you can threaten your opponents. We made clear chances, and I think we deserved to win, but it’s another case of us hitting the woodwork.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“There were also times when we could’ve combined better. If we went ahead on the scoreboard, it would’ve been different.“The first half was very tight against a very physical midfield, and it was normal for them to do better in the game at that point.“After that, we created more chances to win than they did. When we score a goal, we concede one and when they don’t score, we’re not lucky enough to score ourselves.”Marcelino also pointed out Valencia’s season is not over yet, as they have a lot more games to play until the end.“Draws weigh on you. I’ve been a professional Coach for 15 years and I’ve never drawn so many games.“Still, our season isn’t almost over, nowhere near. The team aren’t in crisis because we wouldn’t have played like we did.”
After a lengthy injury lay-off, Watford midfielder Tom Cleverley scored in their 2-1 win at Crystal Palace and is now keen to force his way back into the starting line-up.Cleverley played 45 minutes for the club’s U23 side against Millwall last month as he prepared to get back in shape after sustaining an injury against Stoke at the end of January 2018.The former United player came on and scored the winner in the winner in Watford’s 2-1 win at Selhurst Park on Saturday.How Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“It’s been a tough year and to score the winner in an important game feels like a lot of the hard work has paid off,” he told Sky Sports after the game.“I’ve just got to keep doing the right things and, even though I’m back fit now, I’ve got to be patient as the lads in my position have been doing fantastically.“The most important thing is the win, but for me personally it’s a really big reward for what’s been a tough year.”
Gaslamp provides free fun for guests without badges outside of Comic-Con So you didn’t get a badge to San Diego Comic-Con this year. Not to worry. Visitors can still get their pop-culture fix with dozens of free events in the Gaslamp while the convention runs from July 20 to 23. Here are a few:The Laika Experience | 520 Fifth Ave | Thursday – Sunday, 11am-11pmOscar-winning animation studio LAIKA, creators of Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls and Kubo and the Two Strings, brings its pop-up exhibit to the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter from Friday, July 14th to Sunday, July 23rd.Admission is free to the exhibit, which will feature props, puppets, monsters, and sets from LAIKA’s award-winning films as well as fan art, a photo/GIF booth with LAIKA characters, daily drawings for a pair of Nike’s LAIKA-themed shoes designed by Tinker Hatfield, social media activations, LAIKA merchandise offered for sale (including a new limited edition Coraline doll and display case), giveaways, and more.AMC Deadquarters | Hilton Gaslamp (401 K Street) | Thursday – Sunday, 11am-6pmAMC is being a DEADQUARTERS fan zone to Comic-Con, of course featuring The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead. Stop by and test your swing at the Negan Batting Cages, score a chance to meet cast members, and much more.Kong Skull Island | Omni Hotel (675 L Street) | Thursday – Sunday, 8:30am-7pmWarner Bros. Home Entertainment and Legendary invite you to experience firsthand the primordial wonders of Kong: Skull Island. The MonsterVerse comes to life as fans get to visit a Monarch Containment Zone which houses the gigantic bones of Kong’s ancestors, enter the Iwi temple to uncover the ancient secrets of Skull Island, and navigate the beast-infested jungles of the island for a close encounter with the mighty Kong himself!Rabbitville: A Hop-Up Gallery | 453 Fifth Avenue | Thursday-Sunday, 10am-8pmThe Downtown Partnership and Gaslamp Quarter Association are proud to announce a limited exhibition of the “Rabbitville” public art project during the 2017 San Diego Comic Con International. This four-day long “hop-up gallery” will feature many of the rabbit sculptures which celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Gaslamp Quarter. Photos of Gaslamp’s history, limited edition t-shirts, and photo opportunities with the iconic rabbits will be available.Movies in the Park: Guardians of the Galaxy | Faultline Park (14th and J) | Saturday, 8pmJoin the Downtown San Diego Partnership for a Comic-Con-themed Movies in the Park event. Wear your favorite superhero costume, bring your friends and family (even the furry ones), and watch Guardians of the Galaxy – for free!Fandom Fest | Petco Park Interactive Zone | Thursday – Sunday, 10am-6pmThe largest entertainment fan site in the world is heading back to Comic-Con for a weekend full of parties and fun. Fans are invited to stop by FANDOM FEST at the Petco Interactive Zone all week long, where FANDOM has teamed up with Pepsi to provide a special fantasy food truck dishing out pop culture-inspired foods with drink pairings, a lounge area for fans to congregate, and a stage that will feature live FANDOM programs, fan-participatory trivia games, cosplay shows, and talent interviews. No badge is required!Star Trek: Discovery Gallery & Pedicabs | 363 Fifth Ave | Thursday – Sunday, 10am-3pmCBS is creating a fully immersive Discovery experience at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery; Comic-Con badges are not mandatory for entry. The exhibit will feature the debut of – and a photo opportunity with – the U.S.S. Discovery captain’s chair and will showcase additional props, costumes, sketches and more from Discovery. One thousand fans each day will receive complimentary limited-edition Discovery posters, and the location will also house an official Star Trek Shop with items exclusive to Comic-Con.Fans can get free “intergalactic” rides throughout the Gaslamp District in pedicabs inspired by the design of the U.S.S. Discovery’s captain’s chair. The pedicabs will feature the series’ chair’s distinctive stitched black seats as well as video monitors built into its arm rests which, in this case, will screen trailers for the highly anticipated new show. As an added touch, each vehicle will display an illuminated U.S.S. Discovery delta shield on the back.Daily Ninjoga: LEGO Ninjago Yoga | Omni Hotel (675 L Street) | Thursday – Sunday, 9amIn honor of the LEGO Ninjago movie coming out in September, fans looking for a good stretch before standing in their next line can head to the lawn at the Omni Hotel to participate in “NINJOGA,” a tai chi/yoga-like workout for the ninja in everyone.Pinball Lounge | Marriot Marquis San Diego Marina (333 W. Harbor Dr) | Thurs – Sun, 10am-7pmIf you’re a casual player, stop by the Pinball Lounge for Free Play. It’s a great place to hang out, relax, and regroup while getting to play classic arcade games with friends.For the more seasoned pinball players, there will be tournaments. Everyone is welcome to enter the competition, but only the top four contenders will qualify to compete in the final round.The Netflix Experience | Hilton Gaslamp (401 K St) | Thursday – Sunday, 11am-5pmStep into the world of Netflix at the Hilton Gaslamp for a one-of-a-kind experience with a sneak peak of upcoming original films and series, exclusive giveaways, and more! Visit the Upside Down with Stranger Things, get immersed into the world of the new film Bright, and dive into the streets of New York City with the Defenders.Impractical Jokers Fan Event | Petco Park | 11:30am – 8:30pmCast members from truTV’s “Impractical Jokers” are throwing a big block party with a White Castle food truck, a DJ, a virtual reality experience, sumo wrestling, a mechanical bull and more. They’ll be there signing autographs and fans can watch a never-before-seen episode of the show.FXhibition | Hilton San Diego Bayfront (1 Park Blvd) | Thurs (12p-6p), Fri (10a-6p), Sat/Sun (10a-2p)FX Networks will bring several interactive experiences inspired by shows like “American Horror Story” and “Atlanta” to San Diego for Comic-Con. This includes a mixed-reality experience based on “Legion,” which will use Microsoft’s “HoloLens” to bring the show to life.Heroes Brew Festival | Waterfront Park (1600 Pacific Highway) | Saturday 4pm ($20-$99)Beer selections from 60 breweries will be available for purchase at this event celebrating superheroes and beer. An upgraded ticket is also available for access to an unlimited tasting event that will feature more than 50 types of beers from top breweries across the country. There will be a costumed crusader contest, art exhibits, augmented reality technology and live music. 21 and up; heroesbrewfest.comAdult Swim On The Green | Fifth Ave Landing and Convention Way | Thursday – Sunday, 1-6pmAdult Swim Nighttime on the Green| Thursday/Friday, 7-10pmAdult Swim On the Green will feature games, motorized animals, a tarot card reader, dart throwing, an oversized claw machine with Comic-Con-related prizes and something referred to as the “Meatwad Dome 4D Experience.” “The Green” is open to anyone older than 18. Celebrity guests will be stopping by throughout the Con and AdultSwim.com will be broadcasting some of your favorite shows live.Nighttime On The Green will offer free screenings for fans who want to see the latest series and pilots.Amazon Prime’s Tick Takeover | First and J Street | Thursday-Saturday, 9am-5pmThe newest Amazon Original Series, “The Tick” will present a movie set-level experience for fans that includes a challenge-based scavenger hunt that takes fans through multiple rooms replicating locations essential to the show.There will also be an Amazon Prime Member Lounge, where Citizens will have the chance to relax and experience Amazon Prime benefits as they stream the pilot episode of the The Tick.San Diego Blood Bank Blood Drive | Manchester Grand Hyatt (1 Market Place) | Thurs-Sun, 9am-3pmThe annual Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive returns to Comic-Con, and will again be located in the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel in the Coronado Ballroom. If you actually want to shed some blood at Comic-Con – donate it! KUSI Newsroom, July 19, 2017 Categories: Local San Diego News, San Diego Comic-Con 2017 FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Posted: July 19, 2017