In The Spotlight – New South Wales Scorpions

first_imgWhat would you say are the strengths of your team? I’d say our strengths are the combination of young players and experienced players, as well as having coaches who are current players and extremely knowledgeable. It has allowed us to share ideas and experiences and I think this really makes us strong. Who do you expect to be your toughest opponents? Every team is going to be our toughest competitor. Every game and every team poses a different threat and so I think that this, as well as the nature of the Elite Eight series, makes it impossible to say which team will be our toughest competitor. What would it mean to you to win the Elite Eight series? It would be so awesome to win the Elite Eight series and it would be a credit to all of the hard work the girls and our coaches have done in the lead-up to the series. Also to say that we have won the first Elite Eight series would be incredible! To overcome all of the talent that will be on display would be a great achievement.Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every team in the Elite Eight series. To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information in the lead up to and during the 2011 X-Blades National Touch League, go to www.ntl.mytouchfooty.com and don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook by clicking on the following link:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 How is your team’s preparation going in the lead up to the event? The Scorps girls have been training really well and we’ve had a lot of fun. Tash (coach – Tony El Takchi) is teaching us a lot and keeping us all together so it will be interesting to see how we go in a proper game.center_img In the eleventh edition of In The Spotlight, the New South Wales Scorpions’ Sarah Peattie speaks about her team’s preparation in the lead up to the Elite Eight. How does it feel to be a part of the 2011 Elite Eight series? It feels so great to be a part of a new tournament and concept for elite Touch. It is going to be really competitive and a real challenge for every team.last_img read more

540 Participants Graduate from Youth Enrichment Programme in St. James

first_img The initiative, which was implemented in July, is the brainchild of Custos Rotulorum for St. James, Bishop the Hon. Conrad Pitkin, and a Board comprising well-thinking residents and stakeholders of the parish, who share a common interest – advancing the welfare of Jamaica’s youth. The 540 youth, aged 17 to 35, were trained in food preparation, barbering, business process outsourcing, nail technology, and as waiters and waitresses. They are now ready to take their place among Jamaica’s employed labour force. Story Highlights The first cohort of participants in the Youth Enrichment Programme (YEP) in St. James, recently graduated after completing five weeks of comprehensive training and development in various skill sets. The first cohort of participants in the Youth Enrichment Programme (YEP) in St. James recently graduated after completing five weeks of comprehensive training and development in various skill sets.The 540 youth, aged 17 to 35, were trained in food preparation, barbering, business process outsourcing, nail technology, and as waiters and waitresses. They are now ready to take their place among Jamaica’s employed labour force.The initiative, which was implemented in July, is the brainchild of Custos Rotulorum for St. James, Bishop the Hon. Conrad Pitkin, and a Board comprising well-thinking residents and stakeholders of the parish, who share a common interest – advancing the welfare of Jamaica’s youth.Their endeavours have been significantly underpinned by strategic collaborative support from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, in the overall quest to ensure that the programme will, as its motto affirms: ‘Leave None Behind’.This underlying support has manifested through, among other things, partnerships forged with several secondary and tertiary institutions in western Jamaica to facilitate training of the initial student cohort.The participating institutions were: Anchovy High School, Cambridge High School, Green Pond High School, Hopewell High School, Irwin High School, St. James High School, and the Western Hospitality Institute.The Custos notes that the Principals of these institutions were among the many stakeholders embracing YEP.Bishop Pitkin, who provided a programme overview during the inaugural graduation ceremony at Faith Temple Assemblies of God Church in Montego Bay on August 15, noted that while the initial goal was to enrol 1,400 participants, the 540 students accommodated was a “great achievement”.“[The fact that] we could have kept 500 young people off the streets of St. James for five weeks… that’s success,” he contended.Similar sentiments were echoed by the graduates who expressed their appreciation and gratitude for the initiative.Among them was Kaylia Hemmings, who enrolled in the food preparation course.She noted that she learned much over the five weeks, including fundamentals of kitchen hygiene and etiquette, while declaring that “I enjoyed the experience”.Bishop Pitkin tells JIS News, that while the programme does not currently have a job placement component, he is looking to change that soon.“We are hoping that those [students who are] 18 years and older, we can assist them in finding a job. We are looking at directing them into areas of their choice where they can be gainfully employed… thereby empowering themselves… [and] can go back to school later on and further their education,” he states.Meanwhile, work is underway to diversify the initiative’s offerings to target younger children, through a values and attitudes programme which Bishop Pitkin says is on the horizon.“The planning committee [of YEP] met to look at how we can implement a programme in the infant and primary schools. If we are going to develop our education system in Jamaica in a way that we leave none behind, as is our slogan, we have to start at that level… the foundation,” he emphasises.Bishop Pitkin also advises that YEP’s delivery over the initial five weeks will be evaluated and research undertaken to determine how best it can be expanded.He hints that, to this end, there is the possibility that additional courses such as commercial food preparation and cosmetology could be introduced.The next set of YEP courses will begin at the end of September.last_img read more

Canada Post rotating strikes spread to Winnipeg and Brandon Man

first_imgOTTAWA – Manitoba is the latest province to be hit by rotating strikes by members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.CUPW says 1,500 members walked off the job in Winnipeg at 10 p.m. local time Sunday and that workers in Brandon, Man., set up picket lines at 12:01 a.m. Monday.The union also reported on its website Sunday night that strikes were continuing in Niagara Falls, Ont., and in IIes-de-la-Madeleine, Que. Those job actions began on Friday and Saturday respectively.CUPW members have been conducting rotating walkouts across the country as special mediator Morton Mitchnick tries to resolve the labour dispute.Nearly 9,000 CUPW members walked out for two days last week in the Greater Toronto Area, creating delivery delays for tens of thousands of Canadians awaiting letters and parcels across the country.The union has said that Canada Post needs to come to the bargaining table ready to talk about the issues that matter — health and safety, equality for (rural and suburban mail carriers) and an end to precarious work.”For its part, Canada Post says it has made “significant offers” to CUPW — which include increased wages, job security and improved benefits — and has not asked for any concessions in return.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

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

91 WWE RAW remains among the top 25 shows on cable

first_img WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Twitter Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Pinterest WhatsApp The 9/1 WWE RAW once again ranked among the top 25 shows on cable for the week ending 9/7/14. The show came in at No. 5, No. 6 and No. 7. The show, which drew a 2.88 cable rating with an average audience of 3.97 million viewers, came in at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 8 last week.Source: TVbythenumbers.comcenter_img WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+last_img read more

Listing schedule for WWE Network for September 19 2014

first_img Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WWE Watch Along to stream live on social media during Clash of Champions PPV WWE Network live-stream schedule for 9/19/14:10:00 am ET – WWE NXT: 9/18/14. The future is here. Witness the entertainers, the leading men and women, the Superstars of tomorrow — this is NXT!11:00 am ET – WWE Superstars: 9/18/14. WWE Superstars features the best of the best in matches you’ll have to see to believe. You never know what to expect – so expect everything!12:00 pm ET – Total Divas: 11/30/13. Ariane forces Vincent to try out for WWE; Nikki struggles to feel comfortable in her new home; Trinity’s dad moves in and Jon is bothered.1:00 pm ET – WWE NXT: 9/18/14. The future is here. Witness the entertainers, the leading men and women, the Superstars of tomorrow — this is NXT!2:00 pm ET – WWE Superstars: 9/18/14. WWE Superstars features the best of the best in matches you’ll have to see to believe. You never know what to expect – so expect everything!3:00 pm ET – WWE Beyond The Ring: 10/9/12. A look inside the life and career of CM Punk from his early success in ECW to the top of the WWE.5:00 pm ET – WWE Countdown: 9/16/14. Counting down the top ten moments from the Royal Rumble PPV events.6:00 pm ET – Journey to SummerSlam: 8/19/14. Witness the journeys of Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns – from their humble beginnings to the biggest event of the summer!7:00 pm ET – WCW Monday Nitro: 9/25/95. On this episode of WCW Monday Nitro Macho Man Randy Savage looks to take down Kevin Sullivan. Hulk Hogan has a proposition for The Giant.8:00 pm ET – WWE Beyond The Ring: 10/9/12. A look inside the life and career of CM Punk from his early success in ECW to the top of the WWE.10:00 pm ET – WWE Countdown: 9/16/14. Counting down the top ten moments from the Royal Rumble PPV events.11:00 pm ET – WWE Beyond The Ring: 10/9/12. A look inside the life and career of CM Punk from his early success in ECW to the top of the WWE.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Shawn Michaels Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles Twitter Facebook WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Downcenter_img Videos Articles WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Google+ ROH announces Death Before Dishonor PPV and TV tapings for Las Vegas this September WhatsApp Seth Rollins WWE Live returns to China this September, Will hold tryouts this July in Shanghailast_img read more

Ric Flair advertised for WWEs upcoming tour of Mexico

first_imgFacebook Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair is being advertised to be part of WWE’s upcoming tour of Mexico in October. He is advertised for events on 10/18 in Mexico City and 10/19 in Monterrey. Flair was released from a hospital on Friday in Georgia after undergoing a series of surgeries that kept him in the hospital for 10 days.Source: WWE.com, The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair HospitalizedVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:45/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:43 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+ SPOILERS: 8/16 Impact TV tapings in Mexico City to air on Pursuit and Twitch Videos Articles Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasionscenter_img WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair Hospitalized Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Impact Results – 8/30/19 (Michael Elgin vs. Rhino, Tenille Dashwood debuts) Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Ric Flair Jared Leto LAX officially bids farewell to Impact Wrestling, Reportedly turns down top money contracts last_img read more

NXT performer Troy McClain released by WWE on Friday

first_img WWE NXT performer Troy McClain (Alexander Jones) has been released by the company earlier today according to a report by Mike Johnson. McClain, a former NCAAA Division 1 athlete, was signed by WWE in 2013. McClain had only been used in enhancement roles on NXT TV in his tenure with WWE, but began using a motivational speaker persona on NXT house shows in recent months. McClain joins Kendall Skye as NXT performers released by WWE today (9/19).Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipKim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing MakeupVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 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 WhatsApp Impact Wrestling contract news regarding Scarlett Bordeaux and Jordynne Grace Kim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing Makeup Exclusive Interviews – Oscars buzz is rising at the Toronto Film Fest Facebook Now Playing Up Next Kendall Jenner opens up about her insecurities Google+ Twitter Kanye West Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Exclusive Interview: Rosario Dawson doesn’t need coffee to be upbeat in the morning Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Videos Articles Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey Launching ‘Office’ Podcast Luke Harper requests release from WWE, announces decision in a tweet Now Playing Up Next WWE 2K20’s 2K Showcase Mode will showcase the careers of The Four Horsewomen Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_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

Listing schedule for the WWE Network for October 7 2014

first_img Now Playing Up Next WWE Live returns to Australia this October, Tickets will be available May 28 Brie Bella Now Playing Up Next WWE Watch Along to stream live on social media during Clash of Champions PPV Nikki Bella: Artem Chivbinstev is a great kiser Videos Articles Nikki Bella buys a Ferrari as therapy for John Cena break-up WWE Network live-stream schedule for 10/7/14:10:00 am ET – Monday Night War: 9/29/14. Stone Cold Steve Austin’s drive and determination spurs WWE’s ‘Attitude Era’ to insurmountable heights.11:00 am ET – Total Divas: 12/15/13. Brie gets engaged. Nikki and John Cena break up after discussing the future. Eva Marie attempts to introduce her fiance to her family.12:00 pm ET – WWE Countdown: 9/8/14. Counting Down the Top Ten Most Imposing Superstars ever in WWE history.1:00 pm ET – Monday Night War: 9/29/14. Stone Cold Steve Austin’s drive and determination spurs WWE’s ‘Attitude Era’ to insurmountable heights.2:00 pm ET – Total Divas: 12/15/13. Brie gets engaged. Nikki and John Cena break up after discussing the future. Eva Marie attempts to introduce her fiance to her family.3:00 pm ET – Edge Christian SmackDown Special: 10/6/14.4:00 pm ET – SmackDown 15th Anniversary: 8/26/99. The network premiere of WWE SmackDown has newly crowned WWE Champion Triple H in action vs. The Rock with two special guest referees.5:30 pm ET – SmackDown 15th Anniversary: 4/9/03. Rowdy Roddy Piper brings back ‘Piper’s Pit’ after 14 long years with Mr. McMahon as the featured guest.6:00 pm ET – WWE Beyond The Ring: 7/8/08. Ric Flair has seen it all and has taken on all challengers. This documentary looks at the incredible life and career of this WWE Legend.8:00 pm ET – WWE Main Event LIVE: 10/7/14. WWE Main Event features incredible in-ring action, from the WWE Superstars and Divas on Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown.9:00 pm ET – SmackDown 15th Anniversary: 8/26/99. The network premiere of WWE SmackDown has newly crowned WWE Champion Triple H in action vs. The Rock with two special guest referees.10:30 pm ET – SmackDown 15th Anniversary: 4/9/03. Rowdy Roddy Piper brings back ‘Piper’s Pit’ after 14 long years with Mr. McMahon as the featured guest.11:00 pm ET – WWE Main Event: 10/7/14. WWE Main Event features incredible in-ring action, from the WWE Superstars and Divas on Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClip’Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John CenaVideo 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 Nikki Bella Facebook Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena These Actors Really Refused To Work With Each Othercenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Nikki Bella Fires Back At Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Videos Articles Twitter Google+ John Cena Videos Articles WWE kicks off their semiannual week and a half long European Tour todaylast_img read more

Medvigy leads in Clark County Council race

first_imgRepublican Clark County Councilor Gary Medvigy emerged from Tuesday night’s primary election with 58.88 percent of the initial count, compared with the 41.82 percent received by his Democratic challenger, Adrian Cortes.Both candidates advance to November’s general election, where the winner will go on to serve a one-year unexpired term. In Washington, all partisan elections appear on the primary ballot even if only two candidates are seeking the position.The initial count of 19,354 votes on election night suggests that Medvigy could be positioned to prevail in November’s general election.“I’m hopeful,” said Medvigy of the result. “I worked pretty hard, at least I thought so.”Medvigy has only lived in Clark County since 2016. But equipped with a resume that includes stints as a California Superior Court judge, prosecutor and U.S. Army general, he was appointed in January to fill the District 4 vacancy on the Clark County Council. During his time representing the predominantly rural district, Medvigy has taken conservative positions on taxes and spending. Under the county charter, only residents of that district will vote in that race.Cortes, an educator and member of the Battle Ground City Council, has emphasized his community ties to Clark County. He’s also espoused fiscally conservative positions and called for more public involvement in county government.Cortes said he would continue working to get his message in front of voters.“It looks like we need to do some work about closing that gap,” he said.last_img read more

Breast cancer patient survivor The Columbian wants to hear your stories

first_imgFor the loved ones of a breast cancer patient, it can be hard to know how to help.The Columbian is looking for breast cancer patients and survivors to share stories about family, friends, health providers or even strangers who offered support through their diagnosis and treatment. What helped? What didn’t? Most importantly: How can the people surrounding a breast cancer patient be of service?Submissions of 250 words or less should be sent to Calley Hair at calley.hair@columbian.com by Sept. 7. Please include your name, city of residence and information about your breast cancer diagnosis.last_img read more

Financial deal reached in crashes near Battle Ground schools bus stop

first_imgThe survivor of one car crash and family of a girl who was killed in another near a Battle Ground school bus stop will collectively receive nearly $1.7 million in pending settlement deals.Justin Carey, now 22, and Elizabeth Smith were both struck by vehicles near a Battle Ground Public Schools bus stop near the corner of Northeast 289th Street and 82nd Avenue. Elizabeth, who was 11, died from her injuries.Carey and Elizabeth’s family filed a joint lawsuit in 2017 against Clark County, Battle Ground Public Schools and the district’s transportation contractor, Cascade Student Transportation, as well as the individuals who struck them. They alleged negligence by the bus company, school district and county in providing safe transportation to students.While the details of both settlements are still being finalized, the dollar amounts have been determined. Elizabeth’s family will receive nearly a half-million dollars minus attorney’s fees, according to court records. Justin Carey, who lost his lower right leg in a crash at the same bus stop in 2013, is expected to receive about $1.2 million, according to settlement records and an attorney for the school district.Elizabeth, who was a student at Daybreak Primary and Middle School, was struck by a southbound minivan on Oct. 19, 2016, after she crossed 82nd Avenue to visit with friends who were waiting on the other side of the street.last_img read more

OHSU approved to resume heart transplant program

first_imgPORTLAND — OHSU Hospital has revealed the names of the three cardiologists it hired this summer to restart the hospital’s heart transplant program.The announcement comes with days left before a deadline that would require the hospital to go through a lengthy recertification process. Now the program must perform a transplant to retain its status with the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.The United Network for Organ Sharing, which is a national body that organizes and regulates organ transplants, gave a go-ahead to OHSU to start transplanting hearts again, according to OHSU.Transplant programs need at least one experienced doctor to be approved by the network. OHSU hired Johannes Steiner into that role.Steiner comes from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.He is joined by two junior cardiologists: Nalini Colaco from the University of California San Francisco, and Luke Masha from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.“With the successful recruitment of cardiologists from some of the preeminent programs in the country, we are pleased to resume the full spectrum of care for Oregonians with advanced heart failure in need of heart transplantation,” said OHSU President Danny Jacobs in a statement.Oregon’s only heart transplant program shut down in August last year when all its cardiologists quit. Transplant surgeons followed.Jacobs called for internal and external reviews of the heart transplant program and how it fit into the hospital more broadly.The head of the Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Sanjiv Kaul, stepped down from his leadership position months later. Officials said that there could be more significant management changes once a new program head is hired.last_img read more

US says new military kids rule doesnt change birthright citizenship

first_imgWASHINGTON — New immigration rules on obtaining citizenship for children of U.S. service members and government employees born overseas do not affect birthright citizenship, officials said Thursday.Rules rolled out a day earlier caused confusion among immigration lawyers after a document appeared to show children of American citizens would be affected.Officials with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services briefed reporters Thursday in an effort to clarify the regulations, and said that if a child is born overseas to a U.S. citizen who is a service member or government employee, that child will be an American citizen.There is a policy change and it will affect between 20 and 25 people per year, officials said.The change is a residency requirement shift and affects U.S. service members or government employees who are green cardholders and have a child while on duty overseas or adopt a child who is not a citizen or are the stepparent of a foreign-born child.Previously, the agency essentially waived U.S. residency requirements for those people to apply for a passport for their child, but the officials said the State Department would then decline the application for not fitting the requirements.last_img read more

Oregon deputies recover body of missing Vancouver woman

first_imgDeputies in Oregon on Tuesday recovered the body of a Vancouver woman who fell into the Willamette River near Buena Vista Park south of Independence, Ore., over the weekend. The Polk County, Ore., Sheriff’s Office said it recovered Tracy Allen’s body around 6 p.m. from the river, north of the Buena Vista Ferry. Allen’s body was recovered near where she was last seen Saturday.Deputies said they recovered Allen’s body from under swift water at the base of a log jam. Recovery efforts lasted more than eight hours.Crews on two boats cut through multiple logs and root systems to free her. The Clackamas County, Ore., Sheriff’s Office Water Rescue Team and the Benton County, Ore., Sheriff’s Office helped with the recovery efforts.Allen, 37, was floating the river with friends when their series of interconnected float tubes ran into a large root-ball snag off the west shore of Wells Island.last_img read more

3 detained after numerous reports of shots fired from moving truck

first_imgThree people were detained late Wednesday after numerous reports of shots fired in different parts of Vancouver from a moving pickup truck.Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency fielded a flood of calls between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. The source of the potential shots was narrowed to a white pickup truck, Vancouver Police Sgt. Kevin Barton said.Around 9 p.m., an officer relayed that he was passed by the truck near Northeast Minnehaha Street and East Fourth Plain Boulevard, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.Soon after, police stopped the truck and held three people at gunpoint at the intersection of Minnehaha and Northeast St. Johns Road, according to the scanner. Several streets around the intersection were blocked.A few minutes later, the three occupants of the pickup were detained, Barton said.Police are still investigating the incident. It was not immediately clear if shots were actually fired or whether anyone was injured, Barton said. Some witnesses reported that the truck might have been backfiring as it was driving, according to the scanner.This story will be updated.last_img read more

Working in Clark County Amie Sowe instructor at Touchmark Health Fitness Club

first_imgAt 11 a.m. on a Wednesday, one could hear Amie Sowe’s voice carrying through the gym at Touchmark Health & Fitness Club.“If you can, get that leg up! One-two, up. One-two, up,” she yelled, voice reverberating beyond the walls of the small dance room. “Yeah! Good!”But the compliments she’s yelling following a move don’t feel artificial or robotic; Sowe turns around to face the group with what looks to be a genuine smile of encouragement. Her necklace, a golden cutout of the African continent, glistens on her chest.Although Sowe, 25 — birth name Yaamie — has lived in the United States since she was 5, she channels the love of her home country of The Gambia into the twice-a-week class.“I love African music, from all of Africa, the whole continent,” she said. “So let me try and showcase it in a way that will make people aware; just dance in your house for 30 minutes and feel good. Here are some moves to help your back, or your balance. That’s how I molded it. Just to showcase me and who I am. This is me.”Runs in the familyThe fitness club is attached to Touchmark Fairway Village, a senior living facility, and while open to the public, it mainly caters to those age 50 and older, as well as Touchmark employees.last_img read more

Public weighs in on review of Vancouver police use of force

first_imgA review of the Vancouver Police Department’s use-of-force policies faced scrutiny Wednesday night during a public forum.The Police Executive Research Forum — a nonprofit, national law enforcement membership organization — entered into a contract Aug. 1 with the city to conduct the review. About 50 people attended the forum at Clark College’s Foster Auditorium.Tom Wilson, director of PERF’s Center for Applied Research and Management, was on hand to answer questions and listen to feedback from the audience. He commended Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain for his department’s transparency and open-mindedness.“Let me be very frank on this, kudos to the Vancouver police chief for letting us do this,” Wilson said. “That’s a statement to you, to your police leadership, to your city manager.”PERF has completed more than 250 comprehensive management studies of law enforcement agencies nationwide over four decades and is recognized as a leader in use of force and police accountability, according to the Vancouver Police Department.The review comes after a spate of officer-involved shootings, three of which were fatal, between Feb. 5 and March 7. Two shootings involved people of color, and a third involved a homeless man previously diagnosed with schizophrenia.last_img read more