State League Wrap

first_imgThe Melbourne City Lions have won their second Women’s VT League title after defeating the Bayside Vipers by one touchdown. The win continues the two team’s strong rivalry over the past three years, and is revenge for the Lions’ loss to the Vipers in the 2008 grand final. Despite their loss in the Women’s division, the Vipers took home two of the three major awards on finals day of the 2009 VT League at Port Melbourne, winning the Men’s division and also winning the Licence Minor Premiership. The Lions went into the Women’s finals series as the form team of the season, with the Vipers not far behind. The Lions went through the first 14 rounds without losing a game, before being beaten by the Vipers in round 15. In the elimination finals, the Western Dodgers upset the Northern Falcons by two touchdowns, while the Uni Blues were two touchdown winners over the Casey Cougars. The Dodgers then progressed to the semi finals to play the Lions, with the Lions winning 7-3. In the other semi, the Vipers were too good for the Blues, winning 4-2.In wet conditions in the final, the Lions led by two touchdowns at half-time, and further extended their lead early in the second half to lead three nil. Two quick touchdowns to the Vipers got them into the game, but it was too little too late, with the Lions taking the game 3-2. After 15 rounds of the Men’s division, the Vipers finished on top of the VT League ladder with 13 wins and two losses. Last year’s premiers, the Western Dodgers, finished in second place, with nine wins and six losses. In the elimination finals, the Lions were 10-7 winners over the Cougars, as were the Blues over the Falcons. The Lions then pushed the Vipers all the way in the first semi, with the eventual premiers winning by one touchdown to progress through to the final. In the other semi, the Dodgers were three touchdown winners over the Blues.In the final, the Dodgers got out to a strong start, leading by two touchdowns at the break, 4-2. The Dodgers were reduced to four players at one stage in the second half, with the Vipers making the most of the opportunity, hitting back to score three touchdowns to give them the lead. After another Dodgers player was sent to the sin bin, the Vipers kept the scoreboard ticking over to claim the Men’s VT League title 8-5. The following awards were presented following the finals:Licence Minor Premiership  –  Bayside VipersFair Play team award – Northern Falcons Women’s teamMost Influential Male – Wylie McQueen (Casey Cougars)                                  Jamie Tang (Uni Blues)Most Influential Female  – Leah Percy (Melbourne City Lions)Best and Fairest Female – Brooke James (Bayside Vipers)Best and Fairest Male – Troy Booth (Northern Falcons)Best on ground – Women’s grand final – Leah Percy (Melbourne City Lions)Best on ground – Men’s grand final – Thomas Zwart (Western Dodgers)Players referee of the tournament – Julie DavineEmerging referee of the tournament – Johnny KatalACT Super LeagueAll four ACT Super League clubs will take part in the Men’s and Women’s grand finals on Thursday, 10 December 2009. In the Women’s division, Woden Eagles will play the Canberra City Bears after the Eagles defeated the Tuggeranong Valley Vikings by two touchdowns in the qualifying final, 4-2. In the Men’s grand final, the Vikings will play the UC Otters after the Vikings defeated the Eagles 7-6 in a drop off in the qualifying final. In the Women’s division, the Bears finished the six round competition on top of the ladder, with five wins from their six games. They have been undefeated since their round one loss to the Vikings. The Eagles finished in third place on the ladder, with two wins, three losses and one draw from their six games. Their best result prior to the finals was their four-all draw against the Vikings in round six. The Eagles then upset the Vikings in the qualifying final to progress through to the final. The Eagles and the Bears met twice this season, with the Bears winning both games – by four touchdowns in round two and five touchdowns in round five.  The final between the Bears and the Eagles will be played at 7.40pm on Thursday, 10 December 2009.In the Men’s division, the Otters were the first team to progress through to the grand final after finishing the season on top of the ACT Super League Men’s ladder. The Otters went through the season undefeated with four wins and two draws from their six games, with draws against the Eagles and the Vikings. The Vikings finished the season in third position, with two wins, three losses and one draw from their six games.The Otters and the Vikings met twice this season, with the Otters defeating the Vikings by three touchdowns in round three, while the teams drew seven-all in round five. They will meet again in the final on Thursday, 10 December at 6.50pm.         For more information, please visit the following website:www.acttouch.com.au VT LEAGUERESULTSMEN’S – ELIMINATION FINALSFirst Elimination Final:Melbourne City Lions 10 def Casey Cougars 7Second Elimination Final:Uni Blues 10 def Northern Falcons 7MEN’S – SEMI FINALSFirst Semi Final:Bayside Vipers 10 def Melbourne City Lions 9Second Semi Final:Western Dodgers 7 def Uni Blues 4 MEN’S – GRAND FINALBayside Vipers 8 def Western Dodgers 5WOMEN’S- ELIMINATION FINALFirst Elimination Final:Northern Falcons 1 def by Western Dodgers 3 Second Elimination Final:Uni Blues 3 def Casey Cougars 1WOMEN’S – SEMI FINALSFirst Semi Final:Melbourne City Lions 7 def Western Dodgers 3Second Semi Final:Bayside Vipers 4 def Uni Blues 2WOMEN’S – GRAND FINALMelbourne City Lions 3 def Bayside Vipers 2ACT SUPER LEAGUERESULTSWOMEN’S – QUALIFYING FINALTuggeranong Valley Vikings 2 def by Woden Eagles 4WOMEN’S – GRAND FINALCanberra City Bears v Woden EaglesMEN’S – QUALIFYING FINALTuggeranong Valley Vikings 7 def Woden Eagles 6MEN’S – GRAND FINALUC Otters v Tuggeranong Valley Vikingslast_img read more

10 months agoKante proves Chelsea matchwinner at Crystal Palace

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kante proves Chelsea matchwinner at Crystal Palaceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveN’Golo Kante proved Chelsea’s matchwinner on Sunday as they moved back into the top four with victory at Crystal Palace.Kante scored the only goal of the game in the 51st minute when he broke forward from midfield to convert David Luiz’s throughball.There were few clear-cut chances as the Blues dominated possession and Palace sat back hoping to catch the opposition on the counter-attack – a tactic which failed to work as Roy Hodgson’s Eagles took 85 minutes to register their first effort at goal.Chelsea’s Willian came close to scoring with a free-kick that struck the post, and Ross Barkley also hit the woodwork with a hooked effort.The Blues have 43 points, one behind City and two behind Spurs. Palace remain in 14th with 19 points. last_img read more

The US Is On Pace For A Lousy Olympics

Italy23.1610.3 China01.4510.9 Gold medalsAll medals South Korea35.259.7 Canada511.71530.3 Belarus11.923.9 Here’s how it works: We collected Winter Olympics medal data going back to 1998, when snowboarding was added to the official program as a new sport,2As of the 2018 Games, snowboarding is the most recent new sport to be added to the Winter Olympics. and then calculated the share of medals that each country won in each sport. For example, from 1998 to 2014, the U.S. won 33 percent of all gold medals in snowboarding, to go with 17 percent of silvers and 30 percent of bronzes. (Yes, we’re pretty good at snowboarding.) Then we used those historical rates to set the baseline expectations — the expected medals — for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.3For example, anytime a snowboarding medal is awarded, we add 0.33 golds, 0.17 silvers and 0.30 bronzes to the U.S.’s expected medal tally. There is one big exception to note: The Olympic athletes from Russia use the Russian Federation’s expected-medal rates, but with a 25 percent reduction to reflect the reduced number of Russian athletes competing in the 2018 Games (plus whatever other negative effects the Russian doping scandal might have on their medal tally).Add up all of those expected medals, and you can see where a country “should” be based on what it’s good at and what’s happened at the games so far. And the U.S. is definitely underperforming in South Korea, relative to expectations. Based on the events that have already been completed at the games, we would expect to have seen 18 American podium appearances thus far, which is exactly double the number the U.S. has actually had. From Lindsey Jacobellis’s coming up short again in boardercross to Mikaela Shiffrin’s shocking non-medal in slalom, Lindsey Vonn’s super-G struggles and Nathan Chen’s disappointing fifth-place finish in men’s figure-skating, no country is off to a rougher start in Pyeongchang than the Americans.The good news for the U.S., however, is that there are plenty of medal events remaining in which American athletes excel. Based on its rates over the 1998-2014 period, we would expect the U.S. to pick up about 18 more medals before the games are over, which is more than any other country’s projection. Even if that happens, however, our tracker projects that the U.S. would finish a distant fourth in the final medal table — which would be its worst showing at the Winter Olympics since 1998 — but at least it would mean the second half of the games was a lot better than the first.For Norway, this is shaping up to be its best performance at the Winter Games ever. Even though a number of their best events are over, the Norwegians should still finish strong. Indeed, if they (and everyone else) simply perform to expected baselines over the rest of the Olympics, Norway will finish first in the standings, with 34 medals, ahead of Germany and Canada. Netherlands68.91320.5 Country▲▼Current▲▼Projected▲▼Current▲▼Projected▲▼ Austria35.1917.5 Norway711.42234.1 France34.7713.7 Who will win the most golds?Medal projections based on each country’s current medals and historical performance in remaining events, as of the end of competition on Feb. 17 Liechtenstein0<0.111.0 Spain0<0.122.0 Sweden45.6712.6 Switzerland24.5713.7 The 2018 Winter Olympics are basically halfway over,1Which is sad, because winter is the best kind of Olympics. and the usual suspects are off to a great start. The Norwegians, the kings of cross-country skiing, currently lead the medal table with 22 pieces of hardware, including seven golds. The Germans, who traditionally rule luge and biathlon, are not far behind with nine golds and 17 medals. The United States, meanwhile, is in a four-way tie for fifth, having nabbed only nine total medals.How many should we expect the U.S. to have at this stage of the games, though? Since medals in different sports are awarded at different times, it can be difficult to know whether a country is behind where they should be or right on track. To help with that, we created a simple medal tracker. It compares a given country’s medal count with how many we’d expect based on its historical performance in the sports that have already been completed at this year’s games. It also tells you how many remaining medals a country should pick up over the rest of the Olympics if its athletes play to form. (One note on this: We’re looking at the broad categories of events that make up the Olympics — Alpine skiing, snowboarding, curling, etc. — not the specific events within those categories.) Poland11.412.4 United States510.7927.1 Czech Republic12.057.7 Slovenia00.212.1 Australia00.935.0 Finland00.938.0 Germany913.81730.4 Great Britain11.244.9 Kazakhstan0<0.111.4 Olympic athletes from Russia*02.7916.6 Slovakia11.233.5 Japan11.8912.0 *Using medal rates for the Russian Federation, but with a 25 percent reduction to reflect that fewer athletes are competing this year, compared to previous games.SOURCES: Sports-reference.com, international olympic committee read more

Ohio State womens volleyball bounces back with pair of wins

OSU junior outside hitter Katie Mitchell (17) goes for a spike during warm-ups preceding a match against Maryland on Nov. 7 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-1. Credit: Madelyn Grant / Lantern photographerThe No. 18 Ohio State women’s volleyball team bounced back from a pair of 3-0 losses by topping both Rutgers and Maryland over the weekend.Against the Scarlet Knights (7-20, 0-14), the Buckeyes (18-8, 9-5) carried the momentum from the beginning of the match, as Rutgers tallied a .013 attacking percentage for the match and lost in straight sets (25-9, 25-18, 25-13).The Buckeyes’ largest lead against the Scarlet Knights came in the first set, where they started the match on a 21-6 run.While junior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell led all players in kills with 11, senior outside hitter Erin Sekinger and sophomore middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe had 10 and nine kills, respectively. They all outscored the Scarlet Knights’ kills leaders junior outside hitter Alex Lassa and sophomore middle blocker Lauren Cloyd, who each had six.Sophomore libero Valeria León had a career-high five service aces, marking a career-high in points, as well.Coach Geoff Carlston said after the win that he doesn’t expect sophomore outside hitter Kylie Randall to return this season, because she has an injured ankle.Scarlet Knights senior setter Nicole Bayer, a native of Concord, Ohio, led her team in assists with 14 and added six digs.Even though Rutgers is the only team in the Big Ten without a conference win, Sekinger said the team always makes adjustments regardless of its opponent.“We just had to really focus on handling our own business because we don’t like to take teams lightly in the Big Ten because they’re in the Big Ten for a reason,” Sekinger said.  “So we just had to focus on doing the little things.”Against the Terrapins (9-16, 2-12), the Buckeyes withstood a run by Maryland after the second set to win the match in four frames (25-16, 20-25, 25-19, 25-12).Freshman outside hitter Luisa Schirmer and Sekinger each tallied 13 kills, while Campbell added 10. Junior middle blocker Tyler Richardson had eight kills on 12 total attacks for a .583 attacking percentage.After the match, Richardson said the team meshed well on Friday night.“This week (in practice) we really focused on defense and being able to work our middles into the offense,” Richardson said.  “Our setter did a great job and we played great as a team. Our defense and offense tonight was really good.”Sophomore setter Whitney Craigo, a native of Avon Lake, Ohio, led the Terrapins in assists with 22 while providing two service aces and two digs. Junior outside hitter Emily Fraik, a native of Wyoming, Ohio, had seven digs, three service aces and three kills.The Buckeyes are currently tied with No. 12 Purdue (19-7, 9-5) in the Big Ten standings, with four teams ahead of them.The Buckeyes are set to travel to No. 9 Illinois (19-6, 11-3) and Michigan (11-13, 6-8) this week. The Illinois game is scheduled for Wednesday at 8 p.m., while the matchup with the Wolverines is scheduled for Saturday at 5 p.m. read more

Intercontinental Title match set for Night of Champions PPV

first_img Pinterest Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Now Playing Up Next Charlize Theron WWEs Miz and Maryse Expecting Second Child Twitter AEW announces location and venue for week seven of their televison series on TNT Now Playing Up Next John Cena Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Facebook How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch Dolph Ziggler defending the WWE Intercontinental Championship against The Miz has been officially announced for the Night of Champions PPV on 9/21 from Nashville.Here is the updated card for the PPV on the WWE Network.WWE World Heavyweight Championship MatchBrock Lesnar (c) vs. John CenaWWE Intercontinental Championship MatchDolph Ziggler (c) vs. The MizWWE United States Championship MatchSheamus (c) vs. CesaroRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -1:01 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 WhatsAppcenter_img Videos Articles Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Two title matches added to Clash of Champions in three weeks on September 15 Google+ Vin Diesel Now Playing Up Next Rock ’N’ Roll Express challenging for ROH World Tag Team Titles at Honor For Alllast_img read more

Tag team match headlines tonights 912 WWE Smackdown

first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Facebook Now Playing Up Next 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Show Xavier Woods Now Playing Up Next Triple H The Miz WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever The following is scheduled for tonight’s 9/12 WWE Smackdown on Syfy.* WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos, Big Show and Mark Henry vs. Goldust, Stardust, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan.* Bo Dallas vs. Justin Gabriel.* WWE Divas Champion Paige vs. Summer Rae (non-title match).* Mark Henry vs. Rusev (Arm Wrestling match).* WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler and R-Truth vs. The Miz and Damien Sandow.* Randy Orton and Seth Rollins vs. Chris Jericho and Roman Reigns.Check back later tonight for a detailed recap of Smackdown here on Wrestleview.com.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:31 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 Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Videos Articles Pinterest Videos Articles Google+ WhatsApp Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Chris Jericho to defend the AEW World Championship against Cody at Full Gear PPVlast_img read more

WWE WrestleMania 31 travel package information released

first_img Impact announces tickets remain for this weekend’s End of Summer Tour in California Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Videos Articles Google+ WWE issued the following information yesterday about the travel packages available for Wrestlemania 31 on March of 2015 in Santa Clara, California:California Dreamin’ Package available next Monday, Sept. 29:Prices starting at $5,500All seat, row and sections assigned on a first-come, first-served basis by travel package tierWrestleMania 31 Ticket – Ringside Seating and a Collectible Chair. Your section and row will be provided 1 business day after purchaseAttend One Premium VIP and One VIP Session at WrestleMania AxxessExclusive Reception with WWE Superstars prior to WWE Hall of FameWWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Ticket – Floor or Premium 100 Level SeatingMonday Night Raw Ticket – Ringside or Floor SeatingEnjoy a trip to a California Vineyard with WWE Legends in the Taste of the Valley ExperienceRound-Trip Rail Transportation to WrestleMania 31WrestleMania 31 Dine-Around Card for various restaurants in the San Jose areaHotel Accommodations in the San Jose areaVIP Package Available MON, Oct. 6:Prices starting at $3,250All seat, row and sections assigned on a first-come, first-served basis by travel package tierWrestleMania 31 Ticket – Ringside Seating and a Collectible ChairAttend two VIP sessions at WrestleMania AxxessWWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Ticket – Premium 100 Level SeatingMonday Night Raw Ticket – Ringside or Floor SeatingRound-Trip Rail Transportation to WrestleMania 31WrestleMania 31 Dine-Around Card for various restaurants in the San Jose areaHotel Accommodations in the San Jose areaPlatinum Package Available MON, Oct. 6:Prices starting at $1,650All seat, row and sections assigned on a first-come, first-served basis by travel package tier. Preference of section for WrestleMania 31 ticket will be solicited after purchase while supplies last.WrestleMania 31 Ticket – Entrance Ramp or Premium Central Floor Riser SeatingAttend Two General Admission Sessions at WrestleMania AxxessWWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Ticket – Premium 100 Level SeatingMonday Night Raw Ticket – Premium 100 Level SeatingRound-Trip Rail Transportation to WrestleMania 31WrestleMania 31 Dine-Around Card for various restaurants in the San Jose areaHotel Accommodations in the San Jose areaGold Package Available MON, Oct. 6:Prices starting at $1,150All seat, row and sections assigned on a first-come, first-served basis by travel package tierWrestleMania 31 Ticket – Central Floor Riser SeatingAttend Two General Admission Sessions at WrestleMania AxxessWWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Ticket – 100 Level SeatingMonday Night Raw Ticket – 100 Level SeatingRound-Trip Rail Transportation to WrestleMania 31WrestleMania 31 Dine-Around Card for various restaurants in the San Jose areaHotel Accommodations in the San Jose areaSilver Package Available MON, Oct. 6:Prices starting at $900All seat, row and sections assigned on a first-come, first-served basis by travel package tierWrestleMania 31 Ticket – 100 Level SeatingAttend Two General Admission Sessions at WrestleMania AxxessWWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Ticket – 100 Level SeatingMonday Night Raw Ticket – 100 Level SeatingRound-Trip Rail Transportation to WrestleMania 31WrestleMania 31 Dine-Around Card for various restaurants in the San Jose areaHotel Accommodations in the San Jose areaRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipJoan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:30 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 Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Facebook Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasionscenter_img Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Pinterest Twitter Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Impact offers Military Personnel free entry to this weekend’s California events WhatsApp SPOILERS: WWE Smackdown Live TV taping results from Fresno to air on Christmaslast_img read more

Early preview for tonights live 929 WWE RAW from Chicago

first_img Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Pinterest Velvet Sky Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Twitter Now Playing Up Next Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter AEW on TNT returning to Sears Centre Arena in Chicago on Thanksgiving Eve Facebook Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Tony Khan talks to the media after All Out, addresses Jon Moxley, Chris Jericho and more Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW is live tonight from Chicago, Illinois. Nothing has been officially advertised for the show as of this writing.WWE.com has a Five-Point Preview that you can view by clicking here. Check back later tonight for live coverage of RAW on Wrestleview.com. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 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 Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Google+ Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp AEW announces limited tickets are available for tonight’s All Out Pay-Per View Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

922 WWE RAW remains among the top 25 shows on cable

first_img Twitter Facebook Google+ Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles The 9/22 WWE RAW once again ranked among the top 25 shows on cable for the week ending 9/28/14. The show came in at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 8.The show, which drew a 2.69 cable rating with an average audience of 3.88 million viewers, came in at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 last week.Source: TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipKim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing MakeupVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining 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 Kanye West Now Playing Up Next WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Rachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy win Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey Launching ‘Office’ Podcast Kim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing Makeupcenter_img Pinterest Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next The Tech Behind the First FDA-Approved Birth Control App Now Playing Up Next RuPaul plans to continue hosting Drag Race ‘indefinitely’ Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Match announced for tomorrow nights 930 WWE Main Event

first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter The Miz Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Videos Articles Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Xavier Woods Does The WWE Cancelling Crown Jewel Mean Cancelling Shawn Michaels’ Comeback? Google+ Triple H Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Videos Articles Announced for tomorrow night’s 9/30 WWE Main Event on the WWE Network from Milwaukee, Wisconsin is Mark Henry vs. Bo Dallas in a rematch from RAW on Monday night.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:31 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 Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Dana Brooke suffers head injury during WWE Main Event tapings this past Monday in Los Angeles Facebook Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Match to determine the inaugural AEW World Champion to main event All Out in Chicago Two more talents switch brands following Superstar Shake-up, Ambrose moved to Alumnilast_img read more

WWE attendance 102106 Northeast tour TV tapings

first_img Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Videos Articles Pinterest ROH on Sinclair Results – 10/4/14 (Elgin/Ciampa – ROH Title) Twitter Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Roman Reigns is in Remission WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kurt Angle Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollinscenter_img WWE attendance figures from October 2 to October 6, 2014.* 10/2 WWE NXT live event in Jacksonville, Florida: 130 fans.* 10/3 WWE live event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada: 4,700 fans.* 10/3 WWE NXT live event in Cocoa Beach, Florida: 100 fans.* 10/4 WWE live event in Providence, Rhode Island: 5,500 fans.* 10/4 WWE live event in Trenton, New Jersey: 4,000 fans.* 10/4 WWE NXT live event in Port Pierce, Florida: 160 fans.* 10/5 WWE live event in Bridgeport, Connecticut: 3,000 fans.* 10/5 WWE live event in Allentown, Pennsylvania: 4,400 fans.* 10/6 WWE RAW/Superstars TV Tapings in Brooklyn, New York: 11,800 fans (sellout)Source: The Wrestling Observer NewsletterRecommended 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 Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Facebook Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Google+ VIDEO: WWE.com interview with Triple H for 10/6/14 Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Viewer numbers for 10/5 WWE Total Divas, viewers are uplast_img read more

The littlest penguins clean what they can reach at car wash

first_imgPenguins may not be able to fly, but they can jump, stretch and stand on their tiptoes.And Clark College’s littlest penguins were doing all three Thursday, as the day care at the school’s Child and Family Studies program ran what it’s nicknamed the Bottom Half Car Wash. The charity event’s name is pretty literal — small students clean the bottom half of the car (or what they can reach), while the adults clean the top half.The proceeds will go toward the program’s end-of-summer family picnic.last_img read more

Vancouvers waterfront fountain opens to public

first_imgThe Columbia River water feature at the Waterfront Vancouver development is open to the public, just in time for passersby to cool their feet in the late-summer heat.The piece, which mimics the topography of the Columbia River Basin, appeared mostly complete in June but remained cordoned off from the public behind a fence. That fence finally came down Friday morning.By 1 p.m., a few little kids were splashing around in the water as pedestrians sat to examine the installation — a molded riverbed bordered by stacks of granite and culminating in a massive stone and bronze monolith.“Think of the thousands of people that will enjoy this for years and years,” said Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, who visited the newly opened site with Vancouver City Councilor Linda Glover and two officers from the Vancouver Police Department’s bicycle unit.“That’s an incredible gift,” McEnerny-Ogle said.The full installation is valued at $3.5 million. It was donated to Vancouver by Columbia Waterfront, LLC and formally transferred to the city on Monday. The Parks and Recreation Department will maintain the feature and the water that flows through it, which is chlorinated.last_img read more

Auditor says staffing levels low at juvenile facility in Chehalis

first_imgCHEHALIS — A federal auditor says Washington state’s maximum-security lock-up for juvenile offenders has sub-standard staffing levels.KING-TV reports this creates dangerous conditions for both workers and the young offenders housed there.The Green Hill School, in Chehalis, is “out of compliance on most shifts” and this “makes the facility highly vulnerable for.sexual abuse incidents” and other safety problems, according to a US Department of Justice auditor.The audit confirms a February report by the KING 5 Investigators that revealed 478 assaults were recorded at Green Hill, according to documents from the Washington Department of Social and Health Services.Sixty-nine of those assaults, most of them on staff members, were referred to Chehalis police for criminal charges.Current and former Green Hill employees say under-staffing was the primary reason that assaults couldn’t be brought under control.last_img read more

Camp to aid youth affected by loved ones substance use

first_imgNature tends to have a calming effect.That’s why Lifeline Connections is partnering with national nonprofit Eluna Network to host camps for kids ages 9 through 12 who have been affected by the substance use of a loved one.Camp Mariposa, as it’s called, will offer year-round recreational opportunities to participants. Six weekends a year, kids will get to camp at Lewis River Campground in Yacolt from Friday afternoon to Sunday after lunch. The first camp will be in September. The capacity is 36 kids, and kids can attend up to four years of camp if they are age eligible.In the six months when kids don’t camp, the program will still offer a daytime group outing such as going to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, or visiting the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Parents can attend these daytime activities.“The idea is to get these kids in a setting with other kids who have had similar experiences,” said Jared Sanford, the executive director for Lifeline. “We want to get these kids in the outdoors, to get these kids in front of therapists who are at the camp, and other staff to get them to work through challenges they’ve dealt with.”Trista Wolles, the program supervisor for Camp Mariposa, explained there will be counselors at Lewis River Campground, and the staff can refer kids to more therapy outside of camp if needed. She said the goal is to have one volunteer mentor for every two campers. Volunteers will receive training before camp starts. Kids will have to undergo an application process before being accepted for the camp.last_img read more

Portland braces for farright rally counterprotest

first_imgPORTLAND — Portland police are mobilizing to prevent clashes between out-of-state far-right groups planning a rally here and the homegrown anti-fascists who oppose them as America’s culture wars seep into this progressive haven.Saturday’s rally — and the violence it may bring — are a relatively new reality here, as an informal coalition of white nationalists, white supremacists and extreme-right militias hones its focus on Oregon’s largest city as a stand-in for everything it feels is wrong with the U.S. At the top of that list are the masked and black-clad anti-fascists who turn out to violently oppose right-wing demonstrators as soon as they set foot in town.“It’s Portlandia, and in the public mind it represents everything these (far-right) groups are against,” said Heidi Beirich, director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups. “It’s progressive, and even more offensive to them, it’s progressive white people who should be on these guys’ side.”The groups know they will get a headline-grabbing reaction from Portland’s so-called “antifa,” whose members have issued an online call to their followers to turn out to “defend Portland from a far-Right attack.” Portland’s Rose City Antifa, the nation’s oldest active anti-fascist group, says violence against right-wing demonstrators is “exactly what should happen when the far-right attempts to invade our town.”Portland leaders are planning a major law enforcement presence on the heels of similar rallies in June and last summer that turned violent, and the recent hate-driven shooting in El Paso, Texas. None of the city’s nearly 1,000 police officers will have the day off, and Portland will get help from the Oregon State Police and the FBI. Mayor Ted Wheeler has said he may ask Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, to call up the Oregon National Guard.last_img read more

Review set for Vancouver police use of force

first_imgFollowing four Vancouver police shootings — three of which were fatal — the city has ordered an independent assessment of the police department’s use-of-force protocols and training, and will explore the possibility of a body-worn and dash camera program.The city entered into a contract with the Police Executive Research Forum, a nonprofit, national law enforcement membership organization, to conduct a use-of-force assessment, according to an Aug. 1 email from City Manager Eric Holmes to the city council.The nonprofit provides management services, technical support and executive-level education for law enforcement agencies.“(Police Executive Research Forum) helps to improve the delivery of police services through the exercise of strong national leadership, public debate of police and criminal justice issues, and research and police development,” Holmes’ email to the city council reads.Community tensions ran high following the spate of shootings, which occurred between Feb. 5 and March 7. Two of the fatalities involved people of color and the third involved a homeless man previously diagnosed with schizophrenia. The shootings prompted an online petition calling for police body-worn cameras, an impassioned Vancouver Neighborhood Alliance meeting and public forum, and a “March for Justice” rally.Initially, Police Chief James McElvain said he was not planning an official review of the department’s use-of-force policies. But in a reversal weeks later, he said he was considering having the Police Executive Research Forum review the department’s use-of-force policies.last_img read more

Guide helps businesses employees who interact with homeless people

first_imgCouncil for the Homeless has crafted a new guide for business owners and their employees who interact with homeless people. It’s simultaneously a tip sheet, how-to guide and list of phone numbers for major resources.“Business owners are faced with the reality of wanting to be helpful and needing to monitor their property and business for safety and customer access,” Kate Budd, the nonprofit’s executive director, said in a news release. “Our organization advocates that people experiencing homelessness be treated with respect and compassion, and we also recognize businesses have valid concerns and want to do the right thing when it comes to interacting with people who may be exhibiting disruptive behavior.”Laura Ellsworth, strategic partnerships manager at Council for the Homeless, led the project called the Business Toolkit on Homelessness.She said someone brought her a copy of a toolkit created for small businesses in San Diego. In March, Ellsworth began working on a version tailored to Clark County businesses. She brought rough drafts of the pamphlet to groups such as the Downtown Camas Business Association, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Hazel Dell/Salmon Creek Business Association, Vancouver’s Downtown Association and Southwest Washington Community Health Advocate and Peer Support Network.“I really tried to get input from all over the county,” Ellsworth said.iQ Credit Union and Printing Expressly For You helped sponsor the pamphlet, which cost $250 to design and print. Danette LaChapelle, senior vice president of marketing at iQ Credit Union, said they wanted to support the work Council for the Homeless is doing and appreciate that the nonprofit it working with businesses to find solutions.The toolkit is intended to be used as a reference so business owners feel more prepared when they find themselves in different scenarios with homeless patrons.last_img read more

From the Newsroom Driven by our daily deadlines

first_img The news business runs a little bit like the airlines. We set a time schedule, then try like crazy every day to meet it.It’s always been that way. Even though we can post stories on our website at any time of the day or night, we still use deadlines for our print edition, and we still schedule our day around press times. I thought I would share some of those times with you, picking a hypothetical weekday:• 6:30 a.m. — Reporter Jerzy Shedlock arrives in the newsroom. Jerzy is part of our three-person breaking news team. He’ll start by checking for overnight news from police and fire agencies, then check our general email address, metrodesk@columbian.com, where we ask people to send news releases and news tips. If he finds anything, he’ll write up an item and post it immediately. But let’s assume this is a slow day, so he’ll next check the wire services and post any big or breaking regional, national or international stories. He’ll scan the police log, monitor the local morning TV newscasts, and check competitors’ news sites to make sure we are up to date.• 8 a.m. — Web Editor Amy Libby arrives and dives into the web, posting additional stories, monitoring content, and tending our busy social media channels.• 9 a.m. — Reporters, editors and photographers start drifting into the newsroom. There are exceptions. Most of the copy editors work a swing shift, when there are stories to be read and print pages to be designed. And everyone in the sports department (with the exception of outdoors writer Terry Otto) also works afternoons and evenings, when sporting events occur. Craig Brown is The Columbian’s editor. His column will appear in this space periodically. Contact him at 360-735-4514 or craig.brown@columbian.comlast_img read more

G7 pledges funds to fight Amazon fires

first_imgPORTO VELHO, Brazil — The Group of Seven nations on Monday pledged tens of millions of dollars to help Amazon countries fight raging wildfires, even as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused rich countries of treating the region like a “colony.”The pledge by rich countries included $20 million from the G-7 and a separate $11 million from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Canada has also offered to send firefighting planes to Brazil.The funds were widely seen as a relatively small amount for dealing with an environmental crisis of such scale, and it was unclear how exactly the money would be administered on the ground. Brazil’s environment minister, Ricardo Salles, said the aid was welcome and that Brazil should decide how the resources are used.The international pledges came despite tensions between European countries and the Brazilian president, who suggested the West was angling to exploit Brazil’s natural resources.“Look, does anyone help anyone … without something in return? What have they wanted there for so long?” he said to journalists outside the presidential palace.last_img read more