Survivor Series: Brand supremacy goes to Raw

first_imgBraun Strowman stands tall for Team Raw to end Survivor Series. Photo by WWE.comOn a night where superstars from Raw and SmackDown clashed for brand supremacy, it was the red brand which came out on top winning the interpromotional duels, 4-3.But in the end, only Braun Strowman stood tall at the center of the ring after Team Raw topped Team SmackDown in the traditional 5-on-5 main event match at Survivor Series Sunday (Monday Manila time) in Houston.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Asuka was the sole survivor in the women’s traditional 5-on-5 match to lead Team Raw to victory.The Empress of Tomorrow bucked a 1-on-2 disadvantage as she made Tamina tap out to a flying cross armbar before submitting Natalya with the Asuka Lock.Team SmackDown suffered early casualties as team captain Becky Lynch, Money In The Bank holder Carmella, and Naomi all bowed out early, while Team Raw lost Bayley, Nia Jax, Alicia Fox, and Sasha Banks earlier in the match.In the champion-versus-champion duel, Universal Champion Brock Lesnar fended off a gallant stand from WWE Champion AJ Styles and a sore right ankle, scoring the pinfall after hitting an F-5.SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair also submitted Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss with the Figure Eight to reign supreme in the women’s duel.United States Champion Baron Corbin silenced Intercontinental Champion The Miz, catching him on his third corner dropkick attempt and turning it to an End of Days.SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos showed that they are the better team, topping Raw Tag Team Champions The Bar after Jey Uso connected with a splash on Sheamus.The Shield also proved to be the better trio, topping The New Day in their six-man tag team match to open the show as the Hounds of Justice put Kofi Kingston in its signature triple powerbomb from the top turnbuckle.In the kickoff show, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore retained his title after pulled challenger Kalisto to an exposed turnbuckle before connecting with the JawdonZo.Owens and Zayn also trumped Breezango in a tag team match after the Prizefighter hit a Pop-up Powerbomb on Fandango, while Elias beat Matt Hardy with a Drift Away to open the night. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Martin Truex Jr. caps career season with first NASCAR title It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Strowman didn’t hide his confusion after the victory that even after Triple H celebrated the win, he threatened the executive, “If you ever try to cross me again, you will never play this game again.” The Monster Among Men then nailed the Cerebral Assassin with a pair of Running Powerslams before leaving the ring.It was an action-packed main event that lived up to the hype as the stars delivered for their own shows.Shinsuke Nakamura and Bobby Roode had their chance to mount their offense, but Strowman quickly eliminated the two SmackDown stars. John Cena nailed two Attitude Adjustments on Samoa Joe to take a member out of the red crew, but the 16-time world champion was the next to go after Angle connected with two Angle Slams and Finn Balor dropped the Coup de Grace.The blue side tried on its earnest to recover from the deficit, with Randy Orton taking out Balor with an RKO. But just when the Apex Predator was about to tag McMahon, the unruly duo of Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn distracted the SmackDown commissioner, allowing Strowman to also eliminate Orton with another Running Powerslam to set up the 3-to-1 lead for Team Raw and the crazy finish.The main event wasn’t alone in backing up the hype as the pay-per-view delivered on its promise.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Strowman decimated fellow survivor Triple H after the red team topped the blue side in a confusing ending to what was billed as an all-star clash.Team Raw was poised to finish the match with three survivors as Raw team captain Kurt Angle had SmackDown team captain Shane McMahon locked into the Ankle Lock.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneTriple H, however, interjected himself in the fray and turned on Angle, hitting a Pedigree and allowing McMahon to score the elimination.Puzzled looks were abound after the incident as the WWE COO looked like he would side with his brother-in-law, but Triple H then nailed another Pedigree to score the winning pinfall for his team. 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Mo Ibrahim in dialogue with SA youth

first_imgJohannesburg, 18 August 2013 –Active citizenship and building social cohesion was the topic of discussion at a youth dialogue with Dr Mo Ibrahim, at Johannesburg’s Maboneng Precinct on Sunday, 18 August. Brand South Africa and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, as part of the Nelson Mandela Lecture Dialogue Series, hosted a youth discussion around active citizenship. Dr Ibrahim together with youth leaders Luvuyo Mandela, Zengeziwe Msimang, Neliswa Fente and Thulani Madondo made up the panel.Speaking at Maboneng Precinct, Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said, “Our role is to build South Africa’s reputation and to contribute to its competitiveness. However, we understand that to do so, we need all South Africans to play their part. The youth’s involvement in this dialogue is integral to ‘playing your part’. We hope that as the youth of our country, as people who will be leading the National Development Plan, that that you will be able to come up with actionable insights. We need to help push that vision forward because as we always say, what is required is not more policies, but rather action and implementation.”The discussion explored how young people can actively contribute towards the future of South Africa, through the implementation of the National Development Plan. The panel and audience members shared ideas as to how, by playing their part, they could contribute towards making South African a country of vision into reality.The following major points were raised during the discussion:• Shared values upon which societies are built on. The point was made that there needs to be a restoration of a common set of values and principles for shared existence and coexistence as Africans. • Active citizenship. It is the responsibility of each citizen to be a custodian and vanguard of our shared values and above all, respect each other’s roles. • Government accountability. Leaders must be accountable to citizens and there must be transparency in government.• Respect for human rights and dignity. Dignity is essential for the growth and development of Africans. Xenophobia should not be tolerated on any grounds throughout the African continent.• Basic access to education and economic resources. Without a basic education, young people cannot build their futures. It was stated that a lack of education creates a divide in society and a divide among all people.Dr Ibrahim said, “We can only have social cohesion when all sectors of society feel that they have justice, feel that they have a stake in their society, they have a role to play, they are respected and they have dignity.” About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness abroad. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.Enquiries: Nadia Samie-JacobsPublic Relations DomesticTel: +27 11 712 5007 Mobile: +27 (0)72 777 9399Email: [email protected] www.brandsouthafrica.comEndslast_img read more

Economic impact of avian influenza

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Since December 2014, the USDA has confirmed several cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in the Pacific, Central, and Mississippi flyways (or migratory bird paths). The disease has been found in wild birds, as well as in a few backyard and commercial poultry flocks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers the risk to people from these HPAI H5 infections to be low. No human cases of these HPAI H5 viruses have been detected in the United States, Canada, or internationally.Nearly 170 Influenza findings have been reported since December, a majority of which have been turkeys and most recently layers. The HPAI H5N2 virus strain has been confirmed in several states along three of the four North American Flyways: Pacific, Central and Mississippi. The latest findings can be found at http://go.osu.edu/AIupdate.The novel HPAI H5N1 virus is not the same virus as the H5N1 virus found in Asia, Europe and Africa that has caused some human illness. This HPAI H5N1 strain is a new mixed-origin virus that combines the H5 genes from the Asian HPAI H5N1 virus with N genes from native North American avian influenza viruses found in wild birds.Allison Sandve, University of Minnesota Extension, recently reported losses in poultry production and related businesses due to avian influenza are estimated at $309.9 million in Greater Minnesota, according to a newly released emergency economic impact analysis from University of Minnesota Extension.Using economic modeling, analysts determined that for every million dollars in direct losses, the estimated ripple effect leads to $1.8 million in overall economic losses, including $450,000 in wages. Ripple effect losses stem from factors including reduced wage-earner and business-to-business spending.The Extension analysis put losses of poultry production — both turkeys and egg-laying chickens — at $113 million as of May 11.“These projections represent where we stand as of May 11,” said Brigid Tuck, Extension senior analyst, who led the study. “If the virus affects more farms, as we have seen since May 11, the impact levels will rise. If barns stay empty for another cycle of poultry production, these numbers could potentially double”Producers are no longer thinking about “if” this will hit Ohio, but “when.” We hope the disease will miss us this spring but it has been predicted that the level of risk will be high each fall and spring for the next couple years as waterfowl migrate back and forth through our state.The value of poultry sales in Ohio from the last census is $946,592,000. If we would experience a 50% loss of production in Ohio, I would estimate a ripple effect would be $1 billion in overall economic losses, including $815,000 in wages.Think about the effect on the demand for corn and soybean meal. If we would lose half of our poultry for a 6-month period, you would reduce corn demand by 27 million bushels — the equivalent of 9% of our state corn production and soybeans would be about a 5 million-bushel reduction.For those with commercial poultry operations much planning and execution is necessary at this time including advanced biosecurity and disaster planning.last_img read more

MP3tunes Makes An Offer to Lala Customers

first_imgThe speculation about Apple launching its own streaming service in place of Lala is fueling the competition for online music services. Apple acquired Lala last year. The popular service sold songs for 10 cents. The songs streamed in web browsers. Music could not be downloaded for the low priced tracks. Update: Higher priced tracks could be downloaded.On May 31, Apple will shut the service down. The streams will no longer be available. Apple will give iTunes credits to Lala customers.MP3tunes is one of the most interesting alternatives to Lala. Michael Robertson is the company’s founder. He is also the founder of MP3.com, a company he started in the 1990s and later sold. During its time, MP3.com was the largest online music site in the world.MP3tunes has a promotion underway for Lala customers. Lala customers that wish to switch to MP3tunes may do so for 10 cents, the cost of single track on Lala. For the price of that song, uses get 50 GB of free storage space for their music. The service would normally cost $39.95.MP3tunes offers an API, which may give the service its biggest edge. They have figured out how to get the music you store to play on any number of devices including:The iPhone, Android and a variety of mobile devicesConsoles such as the Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii,the TiVo.The Clarion MiND for playing in a car.Web apps including Google DesktopUnlike Lala, users may keep their music in an online locker but they may also download it. Other services share similar models.For example, Canonical launched a music service earlier this year that allows people to buy music, sync it to their own device and upload it to a cloud service. MP3tunes offer a similar service. Michael Robertson:“About a year ago I wrote, “Your music will be controlled by Lala and will eventually vanish, because no company lasts forever.” I can’t promise MP3tunes will last forever – all companies will eventually go away. But I can do the next best thing. Each MP3tunes customer gets a software program called LockerSync which you can use to download your entire library anytime you like. It’s the ultimate insurance policy so that you’ll never be dependent on MP3tunes or any other company for your media.” A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market alex williams Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… What will the Apple service look like? The labels are wary of Apple. Deals will be much more expensive. And we hardly expect an API. And we wonder if that may be Apple’s achilles heal. Without an API, Apple will have to rely on its own devices to deliver music. And that’s a potentially limiting approach. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#news last_img read more

All mediapersons in Sehore district are dishonest: Pragya Thakur

first_img Instead, stressing on each word, she said, “I am speaking, you listen, your praise. All the mediapersons of Sehore are dishonest.”“We have stated in the complaint that she should justify her allegation, otherwise a case should be registered against her,” said Sehore-based Raghuwar Dayal Gohiya, secretary, Bhartiya Patrakar Sangh.The journalists have threatened to boycott her if she fails to justify the allegation.In July, she had courted controversy for her remarks that her duties as a lawmaker didn’t include cleaning toilets and drains. The remarks were seen as a mockery of Mr. Modi’s pet sanitation programme Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. A group of local journalists filed a complaint with the Sehore police on Wednesday against Bhopal MP Pragya Thakur who a day earlier had alleged that all mediapersons in the district were dishonest.Ms. Thakur was in the district, part of which falls in her constituency, on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday on Tuesday.“Not even one is honest,” she said, pointing to a group of TV reporters adressing them. Then, one of her aides cautioned her: “Didi, the cameras are on.”last_img read more

Lawmakers Begin Defense Bill Negotiations

first_imgAt a press event ahead of the first official conference meeting to hash out differences between the House and Senate versions of the fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill, leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services committees on Wednesday reiterated their intention to wrap up talks by July 27, when the House begins its August recess. The lawmakers also paid tribute to Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, who is at home in Arizona fighting brain cancer. They emphasized that McCain’s presence was felt in the substance and the spirit of the annual defense policy measure even though he would not be attending the discussions.The two sides will need to settle a host of issues, including troop levels, a House plan to streamline defense support agencies by cutting duplicative activities and reorganizing others, and restrictions on Chinese telecommunications company ZTE, reported Defense News.DOD photo by Master Sgt. Ken Hammond Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Love can cure all addictions Mimi Chakraborty

first_imgTollywood actor Mimi Chakraborty who cut her teeth in acting in the television serial ‘Gaaner Opaare’ many years ago has recently completed playing the role of a hapless drug addict in the Shagufta Rafique film, Mon Jaane Na. Having studied the role in all its depth, Mimi found herself preparing hard for her part and is now looking at innovative promotions for the film.Excerpts from an interview: Tell us about your role in the film, Mon Jaane na… Also Read – Add new books to your shelfI play the character of Pari who is a shy orphaned girl married off to a taxi driver named Amir (Yash ) by the local maulvi. Soon she discovers some secrets of Amir’s life and decides to leave home. For two years she goes missing and Amir frantically looks for her everywhere and when she is finally found, she has transformed into a reckless drug addict and gone into prostitution. The story is how the couple battles this situation and overcome it. In the end, it is love which wins the day. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveTell us how you prepared for this role: Playing a drug addict was difficult. I read a lot about addiction on the internet. I talked to people who had undergone the ordeal. I have a friend who has recovered now, so I spoke to him. Shagufta gave me some clips so I looked at them but there were no acting workshops since Shagufta did not want anything to come between me and my natural self. Tell us about the director of this film? This happens to be Shagufta’s first directorial venture. One reason why I chose this film is because of it has strong content. These days, people do get into drugs and then a whole lot of problems get unleashed. These people suffer, they become social outcasts. Rehab is also not the only solution in this situation. The film rightly depicts that love and care can heal the victim permanently. You decided to do playack also in this film… There was nothing planned about it and I’m totally nervous about how the audience will respond to it. In fact, I’m more nervous about it than I was about my first film. But, of course, I love singing… Your fitness plan since you have lost weight? I had to lose weight for this film. There is no diet as such that I follow. I don’t eat anything after 8.30 pm at night, and in the morning I don’t wake up to tea or coffee, I eat fruit instead. I work out for about two hours at the gym every day but on a Sunday, I break all rules and have sweets. Your next project? I’m doing a film with Birsa Dasgupta next. It’s a rom-com.last_img read more