APTN National NewsCanada has begun bringing in the first of what’s expected to be thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing their war-torn homeland.A drum group in Winnipeg welcomed several of the newcomers to Treaty 1 territory Monday.As APTN’s Matt Thordarson has the story.
US services firms grew at slightly faster pace in January with ISM services index at 56.7 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Feb 4, 2015 8:31 am MDT WASHINGTON – U.S. services firms grew at a slightly faster pace in January, led by hotels, restaurants and financial firms.The Institute for Supply Management says that its services index rose to 56.7 in January, up a small amount from a revised reading of 56.5 in December. The figure had had originally been reported at 56.2.Both months were below a revised November reading of 58.8, which was the best showing since last May. The November level was revised substantially lower from a previous estimate of 59.3, which had been near an eight-year high.Any reading over 50 indicates expansion.
Junior Letecia Wright, who competes in sprints and hurdles for the Ohio State women’s track and field team, shares her perspective from the Big Ten Indoor Championships at Penn State this past weekend.For the past two years of my college career, my team has been ninth at the Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships. When the team scores went up at the end of the track meet, our heads would look down.However, things changed this year. For the first time in my collegiate years of running, my team finished second out of 10 teams. I remember at the end of the meet this weekend my fellow juniors were crying and hugging each other. We knew our team had accomplished something we were not expected to do.Weeks leading up to Big Ten, my team and I realized we had a chance to do very well. We had multiple people ranked in many individual events and our relays were ranked in the top five in the conference.We left to drive six hours to Penn State last Thursday. During the long bus ride, the whole team laughed, watched movies and projected how fast we were going to run that weekend.Come Friday morning, we were up bright and early at Penn State practicing for the first day of war on Saturday. During our practice, everyone practiced their respective races and field events.After practice, I could feel the anxiety in the room during our team meeting. We all knew the first day of Big Ten was going to be a war and everyone had to run fast to make it back to finals on Sunday. I went to sleep with butterflies sitting in my stomach and dreams of winning going through my head.The first day of Big Ten Championships, our team shattered several school and personal records. Our two multi-event competitors both placed top eight and started the day off right.We also had three 60-meter hurdlers, three short sprinters, a 600-meter runner, two 400-meter sprinters and countless others make it back to finals on Sunday. Our distance medley relay got fifth, which also gave us good points for the first day of competition.Everyone left the meet excited because everyone ran their fastest times. A few also qualified for NCAA Nationals.Going to sleep Saturday was hard for me. I knew my team could do well, but I never imagined we would finish second overall as a team. I also never imagined that we would have as many girls place top eight to put points on the board.The final day of Big Ten came and it was a true war. Sophomore Shaniqua McGinnis caused an upset in Happy Valley by beating Penn State’s best 400-meter runner and giving us 10 crucial points.While warming up, I took a fall over a hurdle and hit my head. I really wanted to win and run faster, especially after watching Shaniqua win. Sadly, I did not win the hurdles because of a small mishap at the start. Luckily, my other teammate won it, I battled back for second and freshman Christienne Linton got seventh.These were big points for my team. After this moment, I was crushed about not winning, but had to move on because the rest of the day was filled with many personal records and places for my teammates.The meet was filled with great performances by all the multi-event, sprinters, distance and field event girls. At the end of the meet, we cried, hugged and expressed how proud we were of each other.Even with some of the disappointments we had during the meet, we all worked hard to run fast and support everyone. Now some of us get ready for NCAA Nationals and outdoor season.Though the Big Ten Championships were a great present, we now have to look to the future.
Oxfam America today announced a new, what it describes as, “initiative to promote the rights of communities impacted by oil, gas, and mining industries.” The NGO goes on to say that “as oil, gas, and other commodity prices reach record levels, investment in extractive projects is growing. More than 60% of the world’s poorest people live in countries rich in natural resources. Many poor communities have no say in the extraction of resources from their land and receive little information about these projects.” The latter is of course far from true in the case of most mining companies, but there are still some rogues out there.“Too often, oil, gas, and mining projects don’t benefit people in countries that are rich in natural resources, but whose population is extremely poor. These extractive projects should not add to poverty and powerlessness – natural resources can and should help communities overcome these challenges,” says Raymond C. Offenheiser, President of Oxfam America. “In order for this to happen, however, communities need to know how mining and energy projects will impact their lives and lands and how revenues from these projects will be used.”Oxfam says it “calls on international oil, gas, and mining companies to show their respect for:A community’s right to know by providing complete and timely information about how their work affects communities – environmentally, socially, and economically – and how much extractive industries are paying governments for natural resourcesA community’s right to decide by requiring extractives companies to obtain the free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) of communities affected by oil, gas, and mining operations. For indigenous peoples in particular, FPIC is a critical means of protecting sacred lands and cultural identity.These points are well accepted by most mining companies and have been the focus of a great deal of work by the ICMM.“Empowered with this information, communities are better able to share in the benefits of extractives projects. Revenues can go to real community needs like education, health care, and jobs, and communities can judge if these projects are a benefit or a burden,” said Offenheiser. “More often, contracts and revenues are kept secret leading to an environment that fosters embezzlement and corruption, which has contributed to the failure of extractive projects to help alleviate poverty.”“Many extractive industries projects promise wealth and new job opportunities,” says Mamadou Biteye, Oxfam America’s Regional Director in West Africa. “Unfortunately, many projects, like gold mining in West Africa, have failed to deliver. These industries create few jobs for locals, and communities rarely see the benefit. Communities need to be empowered with information to have more control over the management of the natural resources necessary to sustain their livelihoods.” Oxfam says that in 2005, gold accounted for more than 50% of Mali’s total exports of $297 million, but information about mining revenues is inaccessible for the vast majority of citizens. And despite Mali’s gold wealth, it remains one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. How exports approaching $300 million are expected to do much for a country like Mali, the NGO does not explain.Additional information on Oxfam America’s new fad is available at: www.oxfamamerica.org/rights-resources
Don’t miss another fantastic day in “Kombank Arena” in Belgrade where two semi-finals of the Women’s World Championship will be played.In the first semis Serbia will meet Poland (18hrs) while in the second match to Danish coaches Pytlick and Soubak will face their teams – Denmark and Brazil (20.45)Who will play in the FINAL? ← Previous Story VOTE FOR THE WORLD’S BEST FEMALE PLAYER 2013! Next Story → Serbian “crazy house” smash Poland!
BROADCASTER AND PR man Bill O’Herlihy said that he had been doubtful that he was “good enough” to take up the position of chairman of the Irish Film Board (IFB) when it was first offered to him.O’Herlihy told TDs and senators today that he had to “think about” taking the job. The RTÉ presenter, head of his own public relations company and former Fine Gael party strategist, did not apply for the post as chairman of the IFB but was offered the role by Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan. His appointment was announced in March.Today, he told the Oireachtas committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht that he had to pause for thought when offered the role. He said: I just wondered whether I was the right person for the job.I wondered if I was good enough to do it and had I time enough to do it. But in the end, he decided to “give it a lash, in the immortal words of Mick Doyle”.O’Herlihy outlined a number of ambitious targets the IFB and the Government have for the film and audio-visual industry in Ireland, including the number of jobs in those sectors from 5,000 to 10,000 jobs by 2016 and to double turnover from €500m to €1bn. These are targets that were set out in the Creative Capital report delivered by the Government in 2011, as reported in this Silicon Republic article from the time.O’Herlihy said the projected increase in employment and turnover in the sector “isn’t unreasonable at all” but that factors like investment in film-making education needed to be in place.He was officially rubberstamped in his new role by today’s meeting of the committee, with Labour TD Gerald Nash telling O’Herlihy that he believed him “eminently qualified” for the role and independent Senator Fiach MacConghail saying that O’Herlihy’s was an “enlighted appointment”.Both MacConghail and Nash both made declarations at the beginning of their comments that they have some interest in the film area. MacConghail put on record that he has produced films in the past which received funding from the IFB while Nash declared that he is a director of a film company.Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, independent TD, Barry Cowen, Fianna Fáil TD, and Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy, Fine Gael TD, all asked about the IFB’s intentions to cultivate film-making and distribution in the regions.Catherine Murphy, independent TD, posed the question asking O’Herlihy why he had felt the need to “think” before taking the role in the IFB.O’Herlihy on his qualifications for the jobO’Herlihy said he believed he could contribute to focusing on training for people both in front and behind the camera because of his years of broadcasting. He also pointed up his years as a PR executive and promotional skills and mentioned that he produced and found independent finance in the past for a series on the diaspora called The Distant Drum, and for a documentary on Sean Lemass.O’Herlihy also listed the achievements of the Irish Film Board in recent years, mentioning Oscar-winning IFB-funded short films, the impact on tourism of seeing Ireland on the big screen and the economic importance of the industry in potential job creation.He also mentioned Glen Hansard taking an Oscar for Best Original Song for Falling Slowly from Irish film Once “back in 1908″ (sic – 2008).O’Herlihy’s memoir, We’ll Leave It There So, was launched by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in October of last year. The Taoiseach paid tribute to Bill saying: “There’s something about Bill O’Herlihy” and hailing O’Herlihy as a “a friend, a mentor and a person you can be absolutely proud of”. You can hear the audio of Kenny’s speech here.The Oireachtas committee said it might call O’Herlihy back to present to them in 12 months’ time when he had been in the role a substantial amount of time. “I’d prefer not but if I have to I will,” said O’Herlihy, laughing.Read: Bill O’Herlihy named as Irish Film Board chairman>Listen: ‘There’s something about Bill O’Herlihy’ – Taoiseach hails ‘Billo’>
Motorola dévoile son MotoluxeMotorola a choisi de dévoiler son nouveau Motorola Motoluxe, bien avant le début du Mobile World Congress, qui se déroulera à la fin du mois à Barcelone.Le Motorola Motoluxe devrait débarquer d’ici quelques mois, avec ses 9,8 millimètres d’épaisseur et son écran 4 pouces (10,16 cm), mais pour l’heure uniquement sur les côtes anglaises. Marcus Frost, directeur marketing chez Motorola Europe, précise qu’en “combinant le style élégant avec l’efficacité d’Android, le Motoluxe est idéal pour tous ceux qui veulent les dernières technologies incluses dans un paquet sophistiqué”. En effet, le smartphone intègre “un grand écran et les derniers outils de divertissement” et tout ça, à un prix abordable. En outre, le Motoluxe possède un accrocheur écran de 4 pouces avec une résolution de 480×854 pixels. Et en embarquant Android 2.3 Gingerbread, ce smartphone se situe dans les échelons supérieurs des smartphones milieu de gamme. Il intègre également une caméra arrière 8 mégapixels et un processeur 800MHz. Le mobile est fourni avec 300 Mo de stockage interne, pouvant être élargi grâce à une carte microSD. Le Motoluxe devrait atterrir sur le sol britannique d’ici la fin du mois de février, d’après un communiqué officiel de Motorola. Le 10 février 2012 à 16:40 • Maxime Lambert
LAX officially bids farewell to Impact Wrestling, Reportedly turns down top money contracts Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR China Created A Disturbing Replica Of Paris WhatsApp In what appears to be a response to a report making the rounds on Tuesday that he would not be renewing his deal with WWE, Wade Barrett tweeted out the following.“I unexpectedly received a lot of very nice messages from people today. Thank you to everyone who took the time to write some kind words. I’ll comment further at a more appropriate time, but for now I’m 100% focused on doing my job for @WWE. See you at #FastLane on Sunday.”Source: @WadeBarrettRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSugar Ray Leonard Giving Back By Thriving As Motivational SpeakerVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:57/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 82.80%0:03Remaining Time -0:54 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 Google+ Now Playing Up Next Fashion Meets Tech With Outfits That Create Fragrances and Elixirs Twitter Now Playing Up Next Nora and Baker Draft Their Pop Culture Favorites Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies All Elite Wrestling announces the signing of WWE Hall of Famer Tully Blanchard ROH World Champion Matt Taven’s contract set to expire at the end of September Now Playing Up Next Sugar Ray Leonard Giving Back By Thriving As Motivational Speaker
The head of the Oregon Department of Transportation will address the future of the Columbia River Crossing during a breakfast forum later this month.ODOT Director Matthew Garrett, along with the City Club of Portland, will lead a presentation about “the new Columbia River Crossing” as the proposed Interstate 5 Bridge replacement, even with a string of recent advances, faces an uncertain future.The CRC has operated largely without financial involvement from Washington since July. Oregon leaders are now pursuing a revised $2.7 billion project.The forum is hosted by the Columbia Corridor Association, a Portland-based business advocacy group that hosts regular breakfast forums.This month’s event begins at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Red Lion on the River, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive in Portland. The event costs $30 per person for Columbia Corridor Association members, and $40 for nonmembers.
(WSVN) – A new study conducted by Match.com had results that were not what the online dating site wanted to see.According to Match.com, one-third of adults who identify themselves as millennials are voluntarily taking themselves out of the dating scene because it’s too expensive when coupled with housing and student loan costs.The study’s authors blame the dating burnout on a desire to become financially stable before getting into a relationship.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Prior to the council submitting the petition to the LBC, additional public hearings and action from the council will be required. John Czarnezki Director of Economic Development and Planning: “It’s been three years since we started the process, and we’ve methodically gone through the process to look at the financial aspects.” In September 2018 the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed a resolution opposing the City of Soldotna plan to annex adjacent properties without voter approval. LBC staff has provided information and documentation to city staff engaged in drafting the petition. LBC staff has not yet been informed of a specific timeline anticipated for the completion of a draft petition. The Soldotna City Council voted back in June 2018 to submit a draft petition for the annexation areas adjacent to the city limits to the Local Boundary Commission (LBC). Those areas include; Girdwood, Nikiski, and Soldotna. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Local Boundary Commission released its 2018 annual report for the upcoming legislative session, including a number of proposed boundary moves on the Kenai Peninsula.
A customer suffered serious burns injuries after a cook working at a hotel threw hot oil at him following an argument at Chandrayangutta. The incident came to light on Saturday after the customer complained to police. Mohammad Bin Bakshadi visited a hotel on Friday morning in Chandrayangutta to have breakfast and ordered puris. He was asked to wait for 15 minutes by the cook Syed Ibrahim. Also Read – Patancheru: CITU opposes packages to industrialists Advertise With Us As the order was not delivered even after half an hour, Bakshadi kept on calling the cook for the order and picked an argument for the delay. However, Bakshadi left the hotel and again arrived with four of his associates to confront the cook. Fumed over Bakshadi’s behaviour, Ibrahim threw hot oil at him following which the former suffered serious burn injuries on his face and neck. The Chandrayangutta police registered a case based on the complaint lodged by the customer.
Each time I open up to people about my hometown, the only thing they seem inquisitive towards is the formidable ‘Rampuri Chaku’ – but of course, there is a lot more to the city of Nawabs than this. Not many people are aware of the rich culinary history of Rampur that dates back to 1774. The cuisine, a perfect blend of Mughlai, Awadhi and Rajput food culture, remained under the cover for a long time as Nawabs didn’t prefer the royal food to be cooked and consumed by the commoners. It was only after the descendants of royal Khansamas (chefs) turned back the pages of tattered history books, recipes of the dishes that were prepared in the royal kitchen came to light. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfJW Marriott, New Delhi Aerocity recently hosted a food festival – ‘Dine like Royals’ where five chefs, who are descendants of the khansamas, teamed up to show off their culinary skills and serve mouth-watering Rampur delicacies to Delhiites.Characterized by the use of dry spices (khada masala) which majorly constitute cinnamon, nutmeg, mace and yellow chilly, the food had a very distinctive flavour. The spread started with ‘Nalli Shorba’– which is simple chicken soup with mild spices. This was followed by ‘kachche gosht ki tikia’ (prepared with minced mutton) and ‘fish anjeer tikka’. Served with peeli mirch ki chutney, the starters were not as spicy as I expected them to be. Explaining the reason, Chef Suroor, who headed the team of five Khansamas from Rampur, said, “Originally, the royal food is quite spicier, but here, we have people coming from different areas with unalike forbearance to spices. Hence, spices can be added only within a certain limit.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMoving on to the main course, I had option including ‘Chicken stew’, ‘Murgh Changezi’, ‘Dal Khass’ and more. But a person hailing from Rampur would always pick ‘Tar qorma’ over everything else. Korma, which might seem very spicy in the first look, will actually be a treat to your taste buds. Served in thick gravy, the extremely tender mutton melts in the mouth instantly. The dish which was also modified as per the general taste of everyone for the festival (with less spices and oil), has rich history attached to it. Enlightening me about the same, Shariq Khan, owner of ‘Heritage catering’, who joined hands with JW Marriott to organize this festival narrated, “People in the court of Nawab once urged to eat what His Majesty used to have in his meal. Owing to the request, the recipe of ‘Tar qorma’, which was easy and affordable to prepare, was revealed henceforth.” Amidst the talks around the rich legacy of nawabs, I was served ‘Keema Teheri’ (rice cooked with minced mutton) which actually took me by surprise. Prepared with hand-picked spices, the dish was actually an experiment by the chefs to bring out something new. Accompanied by refreshing mocktails, namely ‘Mango mule’- a mouthwatering fusion of fruit juices, ‘Black Rose’– a perfect blend of mint syrup, lime, and cola served with the brown sugar rim and ‘Masala iced tea’, the food was enjoyed thoroughly. Then, I could hardly wait to dig my spoon in desserts and to take me back to the memory lanes. ‘Gullati’, a traditional sweet dish of Rampur- prepared on happy occasions with milk, khoya, and dry fruits was a total delight. The creamy texture and perfect consistency is what makes it an irresistable seal to the deal.
Kolkata: Iterating that the law and order situation was “under control”, West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee government has told the centre that “firm and appropriate actions” were initiated in case of a few “stray post-poll clashes” in the state. The state government’s statement in response to Union Home Ministry’s advisory issued on Sunday regarding continuing violence that came in the form of a letter signed by Chief Secretary Malay Kumar De has claimed that the clashes were perpetrated by “some anti-social elements”. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata The state government’s response to Sunday’s Union Home Ministry advisory regarding continuing violence came in the form of a letter signed by Chief Secretary Malay Kumar De which claimed that the clashes were perpetrated by “some anti-social elements” The Union Home Ministry advisory had expressed “deep concern” over continuing violence and directed the state government to uphold law and order, peace and public tranquillity. The advisory was issued in the aftermath of political clashes in North 24 Parganas district’s Sandeshkhali that left four people dead since Saturday. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state De wrote that a police case was registered following the incident under Nazat police station and an investigation initiated. “In the instant case under Nazat Police Station in North 24 Parganas district too, police case has been registered and investigation has been initiated, even while the maintenance of peace in the area has kept the police contingents busy on the roads and in the neighbourhood,” the letter read. The state government also denied the charge in the advisory that there was a “failure on the part of the law enforcement machinery of the state to maintain the rule of law and inspire confidence among people”. De said: “There has been no delinquency in discharge of functions by public officials yet, strict vigil has been kept on the evolved affairs”.
The Buckeyes didn’t deserve to make the Final Four after their black eye at Iowa Alabama snuck into the College Football Playoff over Ohio State, despite the Buckeyes winning the Big Ten Championship, and the Tide failing to win the SEC.Critics of the decision, and Ohio state fans, decry the committee is biased and claim that the selection process has rendered conference championships irrelevant. Colin agrees with the committee’s decison to give Bama the nod over the Buckeyes because he thinks that some losses can’t be overcome, and OSU’s 55-24 loss to the Hawkeyes was simply to bad of a beating to overcome.As far as conference titles are concerned, Colin could care less. If the goal is to get the best 4 teams in the playoff, the committee got this one right.“You can’t lose by 30 to Iowa, OK? You just can’t…the stain is simply too big.” Also: -Where Colin was right, where Colin was Wrong Guests:Tony Gonzalez – FS1 NFL Analyst and former All-Pro tight end is in-studio talking Gronk’s late hit; and why nobody wants to play the Chargers.Peter King – Founder and Editor-in-Chief joins the show to talk about what his sources are telling him about the Ben McAdoo firing.Joel Klatt – FS1 College Football Analyst is in-studio talking College Football Playoffs; why the selection committee choosing Bama over OSU was a mistake; and how unbalanced scheduling is benefiting the SEC and ACC.Bucky Brooks – NFL Analyst and former NFL is in-studio to talk Vikings potential postseason limitations; if Russell Wilson can continue to carry the Seahawks; and which coaches would be a good fit for the Giants. Russell Wilson deserves more credit for singlehandedly carrying the SeahawksSeahawks quarterback Russell Wilson put on an MVP caliber performance to beat Carson Wentz and the dominant Eagles. The win brought Seattle to 8-4 on the season, and keeps them in contention for the NFC West crown, and Colin thinks it’s time Wilson gets credit for shouldering an unimaginable share of the offensive load for the Hawks.Wilson is accounting for over 80% of Seattle’s total offense, including leading the the team in rushing yards, but when it’s time to give credit for Seattle’s success, Colin thinks it’s ridiculous that Wilson typically only receives credit after Pete Carroll and the Seattle defense.Without Wilson playing at the MVP level he is now, the Seahawks wouldn’t have a prayer to make the postseason.
One of WWE’s most important events — “the biggest party of the summer” — just kicked off. And with a card packed to the gills with potential show-stealers, everyone’s got a reason to live stream SummerSlam.SummerSlam always packs a ton of drama, but WWE is a bit against the wall at the moment. Only a few stories here — Kevin Owens vs Shane McMahon, Kofi Kingston vs Randy Orton — have any history that exists before the last month, which will likely force the wrestlers to go all out in the ring to do their best. So far, Oney Lorcan lost his bid for the Cruiserweight Championship on the kickoff show. Remaining kickoff matches include The Iiconics vs Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss and Apollo Crews vs Buddy Murphy.AJ Styles is defending the U.S. Championship against Ricochet.(Image credit: WWE)The match most likely to leave us gobsmacked is Ricochet vs AJ Styles. That’s not to say that Ember Moon isn’t going to make the most of her first singles match on a WWE PPV, as we’ve also got our eyes on her bout with Bayley.What’s the SummerSlam 2019 schedule?The SummerSlam kick-off show began at 5 p.m. Eastern (2 p.m. Pacific, 10 p.m. BST).The main SummerSlam card starts at 7 p.m. (4 p.m. Pacific, Midnight BST). WWE announced 10 singles matches for the show, 6 of which are for championship titles.How to watch SummerSlam Live Streams with a VPNSummerSlam should be available wherever you go via the WWE Network, unless it isn’t. Heck, I even watched a PPV at Heathrow Airport in London. If you need some help breaking through geofencing, VPN services can help.Once you’ve got a VPN, and we’ve got our picks on the best ones, you can make it seem as if your computer is back home, or anywhere else. This way you can use the legal service that you’re used to, and stop cycling through illegal streams from Periscope, Reddit and wherever else you’re pulling them from.Our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN costs as little as $6.77 per month if you sign up for a one-year contract – you’ll even get an extra 3 months free if you do. There’s a 30-day money-back guarantee if you just want to give it a try.View DealCheap and secure, NordVPN is just $2.29/month for a three-year contract, uses 2048-bit encryption, and makes it easy to use streaming services.View DealPerformance is just average, but this is one of the simpler VPNs out there, and at $9.99 for one month of service, TunnelBear is a lower-cost option if you just want to use the VPN to watch the first Test.View DealSeth Rollins challenges Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship.(Image credit: WWE)How to live stream SummerSlam onlineAs is the case with most WWE live events that aren’t Raw or SmackDown, your best bet is “the award winning WWE Network,” which costs … you guessed it, $9.99 per month (or however much that converts to in your neck of the woods. The WWE Network is available via web browsers and its apps on iOS, Android, Fire TV, Roku, Apple’s tvOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox and various Smart TVs.Bayley hand-picked Ember Moon as her SummerSlam opponent.(Image credit: WWE)How to watch SummerSlam the old fashioned wayDid you know WWE still airs PPVs as actual pay-per-views on cable TV? Yes, the likes of DirecTV now are charging $54.95 (that’s 5.5x the monthly price of the WWE Network) for the show. Crazy, right?Will Kofi Kingston keep his dream alive in the face of Randy Orton?(Image credit: WWE)What’s on the SummerSlam 2019 card?Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Seth RollinsRaw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs. Natalya (Submission Match)WWE Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Randy OrtonSmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley vs. Ember MoonKevin Owens vs. Shane McMahonTrish Stratus vs. Charlotte FlairGoldberg vs. Dolph ZigglerUnited States Champion AJ Styles vs. RicochetFinn Bálor vs. “The Fiend” Bray WyattWWE Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak def. Oney LorcanThe Iiconics vs Alexa Bliss and Nikki CrossBuddy Murphy vs Apollo Crews
“Following the launch of our Mandarin Climb earlier in the year, and the subsequent increased interest from Chinese visitors, we are excited to launch www.bridgeclimb.cn, the next phase in our commitment to China,” BridgeClimb chairman and founder Paul Cave said. Earlier this week, BridgeClimb invited five Sydney-based couples to summit the iconic structure for a special dawn blessing in line with the launch of BridgeClimb’s new Chinese language website. The new website helps to connect BridgeClimb with its Mandarin speaking audience. After the five couples made the 134 metre ascent to the top of the bridge, a blessing was made in Mandarin and one of the climbers proposed to his girlfriend, who happily accepted. Five Mandarin speaking couples celebrated Chinese Valentine’s Day atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Five Chinese couple’s summit bridge on Chinese Valentine’s Day. “BridgeClimb will continue to invest in innovations and events that help us connect with the Chinese market,” Mr Cave said. Source = ETB News: P.T. More than 600,000 Chinese tourists visited Australia in 2012.
Coaches have a knack for embellishing stories on occasion. If we’re being honest, we’re all guilty of it in some form or another.After hearing Mike Leach share pretty epic story on The Jim Rome Show yesterday, one might think that some of the truth was stretched…but if you’re familiar with Leach, odds are much better than there’s more truth to his story than fiction. On the show yesterday, Leach shared a story about back when he co-hosted a radio program on Sirius XM with Jack Arute called “The College Football Playbook,” which he would do from the privacy of his home in Key West. Leach started the story by warning Rome and his audience, “I’ve never told anybody this – I might even get in trouble for it.”“I’m out there and it’s really hot, and it’s humid there too…and it’s a little just sort of fenced in deal and there’s a little bitty pool – because in Key West pools are mainly to cool off – so they’re not big pools. So I’m sitting back there, and so I jump in the pool to kind of cool off, because it was cool to talk on the radio outside. And then I was also getting FedEx’s every week, to prep me for the game I was broadcasting. So I get in the pool, and I get out and I’ve got my board shorts on, so then pretty soon every time I get out of the pool I’m sitting on the lawn chair and I got these wet board shorts on so it’s like sitting in a diaper the whole time, you know.”“So you know nobody is around, fence around, so I think ‘What the heck, I’m taking these things off. So I don’t have anything on, and I get up and I pace, I’m a pacer, I’m pacing right now. And then talking with my hands on air making just really profound points on radio, and I’m very proud of all the brilliant things I’m saying. Then I don’t have a stitch on, and through the gate here comes the Fed Ex guy…here comes the FedEx guy watching me pace around naked, talking on the radio about football and all this, and he’s all like ‘What the hell?’ and then he hands me the FedEx, and of course I can’t break the conversation I have to keep talking.”“The funny thing was, I’ve seen him every week, he never said anything, it was like ‘oh well another day.’ But yup, sure enough.”“The part of that I am proud of was I didn’t break stride. I mean my hand was still going as I was talking, I didn’t break sentence, I didn’t pause, I didn’t hesitate, I continued to pontificate about football non-stitch hand off with the FedEx and quick head nod to that guy and didn’t even pause, so that’s the one portion I was proud of in that moment.”Stories like these are the reason why I firmly believe some network needs to lock Leach up for a recurring story time segment some day. Ratings would be through the roof, and we’d all get to enjoy stories like this on the regular.Listen to the full interview here.Swing your sword, eh?https://t.co/LP8KR95Ow9— Matt Brown (@MattSBN) August 21, 2015 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix
Sabre Corporation has released a study in partnership with TrendWatching, global consumer trends and insights experts, which reveals the top consumer trends that will shape the hospitality industry in 2019 and beyond.“The hospitality industry is always reinventing itself, constantly adapting to the changing expectations of travellers,” said Clinton Anderson, president of Sabre Hospitality Solutions. “As a result, digital transformation has become a rising priority for hoteliers due to its ability to generate more targeted, personalized offers. Ultimately, shifts in how individuals interact with technology, brands and even space translate directly into new, untapped opportunities for hoteliers. As a trusted partner to the hospitality industry, Sabre is committed to providing hoteliers with the most innovative technology solutions that will drive revenue, and to identifying the trends that will influence consumer behaviour in the future,” he added.Trend 1VIRTUAL COMPANIONSWhile time-pressed travellers may wish to avoid other people during their stay, others will welcome companionship – even in virtual form. Travelers deeply accustomed to digital assistants, chatbots and more will look to the next evolution of artificial intelligence. They will seek out virtual personalities that have the power to entertain, educate and befriend. The presence of virtual digital assistants has grown incrementally since 2011, and shows no sign of stopping.Trend 2BREAKING BRICKSTraditional brick and mortar retailers are expanding into hospitality – building immersive brand experiences for their customers – providing an entirely new breed of competition for traditional players, while delighting loyal fans. Social media feeds have become saturated with picture-perfect travel snapshots of branded lifestyles, and as a result, consumers have ever-higher standards when shopping. Brands hold the capacity of reaching overstimulated customers by launching unique partnerships to cut through the noise, in unexpected locations.Trend 3MAGIC POINT-OF-SALEUsing their devices to summon a “magic point-of-sale,” travellers can engage with establishments, browse products, test and purchase in innovative new ways. Smart brands are using technology to gain rich data on consumer preferences and habits, and are leveraging innovative channels like these to reach them in the right place, at the right time. Globally, the augmented reality (AR) market hit USD 1.1 billion in 2018, and is expected to reach USD 7.9 billion by 2023. The maturing of virtual reality (VR) and AR revolutionizes how and where consumers shop and engage with brands.Trend 4NEW WORKFORCEThe proliferation of on-demand services and co-working environments are transforming expectations around work and travel. A growing cohort of professionals are making travel their main priority by becoming digital nomads. The explosion in gig economy and freelancing platforms indicate that consumers are embracing alternative lifestyles that don’t tie them down to a specific company, location, or even daily schedule.Download the full report HERE. 2019sabretravel trends