Ducati Multistrada 1200S gets you lots of attention wherever you take it

first_imgFour motorcycles – a sports bike, tourer, commuter and an enduro, all in one. That’s a tall claim. But when you list the level of electronics Ducati has packed into this bike, it could even be a space ship if it wanted to. It’s got cornering ABS (the future of ABS, basically), traction control, wheelie control, ride modes, semi-active suspension, cruise control, Bluetooth and adaptive LED lighting.The cherries on top are the inertia measurement unit (IMU) and Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT) that tie it all together. Before I explain what either do, let’s go into the styling.It turns heads, is what it does. There is no other ADV in the market that has quite the same flair. Period. It’s definitely Ducati and I see a hint of Panigale in the front. At least till you get to the beak. Which gives it character and a lot of it, at that. The tall tank falls into the scooped seat and then ends in a high rear. Viewed in profile, there’s an organic S-shaped line front to back, through the body work.Ducati Link app makes the Multistrada the first connected bike. It records lean angles, speeds reached and tracks your ride, all shareable online.And right in the middle of that S-shaped curve is where you park yourself, seated 825mm off the ground. This is about the same as on a KTM RC390, so if you can reach the ground on that, you can dream of riding this Ducati to Leh.advertisementThe narrow seat helps though I still felt like I was piloting a very tall motorcycle. That apprehension vanishes once you get moving though. The Multi feels very easy to steer but I did find out the hard way that U-turns do need careful footwork to manage all that weight.5-inch colour screen, on a bike! The star of the package is the variable valve timing, DVT, that’s been used on this 1198cc L-twin. Like Honda’s VTEC, it makes sure that the engine is optimized for both low and high speed running. Ducati’s without it are said to suffer from a jerky bottom end but the DVT works behind the scenes (see box) and had me wondering how such a large capacity motor could be so smooth at low revs.Roll on the throttle to overtake and the engine responds obediently, the torque on offer gently putting you 40kmph faster than you were a few seconds prior. As the revs rise, accompanied by a gruff growl, the engine switches character.Above 6,000rpm, it’s a different bike. Things get frantic, fast. Before you know it you’re at the limiter, shifting up and consistently pulling towards 200kmph. And this is in Touring mode, with a dulled throttle response.Lovely 1198cc gets aluminium protection. In Sport, shifting up against the limiter at 10,000rpm will loft the front. It even shook its head shifting into fourth. At truly unbelievable speeds. But that’s before Ducati Wheelie Control restored my faith in electronics and my decision to relieve my bladder at the previous stop.The ride modes offer preset levels of ABS, traction control, wheelie control, suspension settings and power delivery. So, while Touring and Sport give you the madness of a full 160bhp, Sport is more wet-your-pants and Touring is more ‘where did the last 10km go?’ Additionally, Urban and Enduro curb power output to 100bhp. With less power and a less sharp throttle, you can afford to wring out the throttle to get around traffic without getting in any trouble.Switchgear is ultra quality.The same behaviour in Touring had the rear spin up and step out. I was preparing for a big moment but traction control cut power for an instant, just enough for the tyres to hook up. The Pirelli Scorpion 2s were specially developed to offer more durability, wet weather grip and grip over poor surfaces.Switches on the left for adjusting ride modes and setting cruise control The problem is, they’re not developed for the kind of riding 160bhp can inspire. Especially in Sport, with the suspension at its stiffer settings, the Multistrada can attack corners but I wasn’t able to build the confidence to do so. The big Brembo monoblocs at the front are a different story though. Plenty of times, a firm pull on the lever dropped extra speed, extra fast for tight corners.I sampled what I imagine was cornering ABS at work, because one of those corners tightened mid-turn, I grabbed brake and didn’t grab a face full of tarmac.advertisementAbove 6,000rpm, its a different bike.Of course, all this is possible because of the multi-axis gyroscope IMU that processes lean angles, roll and pitch rates and vertical and horizontal acceleration and feeds it to the cornering ABS, wheelie control and traction control modules. It’s also at the heart of Ducati’s semi-active Skyhook Evo suspension.Before you know it youre at the limiter, shifting up and consistently pulling towards 200kmph.Ducati explains it as a virtual hook just above the motorcycle, which keeps the motorcycle level over bumps. I can definitely see the visualization, the bike has spectacular ride quality.VerdictThis motorcycle has so many facets to it, it deserves as many verdicts. As a sports bike, the 160bhp motor will get your heart rate up every time you wring the throttle. Though to me, it felt top-heavy for hard cornering and I couldn’t build confidence in the bike.As a tourer, wind protection is stellar, as is ride quality and its range with a 20-litre tank and 20kmpl efficiency. In an urban setting, DVT makes it smooth for a big bike even at low speeds and it can be very easy to ride in the right mode.It’ll also get you lots of attention wherever you take it, it is a Ducati after all.last_img read more

Mertesacker: Arsenal just wasted the ball

first_imgPremier League Mertesacker laments Arsenal collapse: ‘We just wasted the ball’ Dejan Kalinic Last updated 2 years ago 08:54 10/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) PerMertesacker - Cropped Getty Images Premier League Arsenal Watford v Arsenal Watford The Gunners captain said his side should have been woken up by Watford’s equaliser in Saturday’s surprise result Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker was unhappy with his team’s failure to respond to Watford’s equaliser in their shock 2-1 loss.Mertesacker had given the visitors to Vicarage Road a first-half lead with a header in the Premier League on Saturday.Southampton 5/1 to beat Newcastle 1-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. But Troy Deeney levelled from the penalty spot in the 71st minute before Tom Cleverley scored a dramatic late winner.While Mertesacker was unsure about the penalty, given against Hector Bellerin for a foul on Richarlison, he lamented Arsenal’s inability to respond.”I’m not sure, I cannot tell [if it was a penalty]. Honestly, it’s so quick these actions, it’s difficult to judge and the referee made that decision,” the German defender told Arsenal’s website.”I think for us it was kind of a wake-up call, but it wasn’t loud enough.”1,400 days after his last @premierleague goal, @mertesacker celebrates giving us the lead in #WFCvAFC pic.twitter.com/VKHCxaUOA9— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 14, 2017The loss was Arsenal’s third in eight Premier League games and left them sixth in the table.Mertesacker said his team were wasteful in possession against Watford.”I think that’s what we lacked, especially in the second half. You know when we got the ball we missed a chance, but we missed as well to play, we missed it completely,” he said.”That’s what we did really well in the first half, where we regained possession, kept possession, that was really good.”In the second half we just wasted the ball and that’s obviously not enough.”If you just protect and you have no chances on the break and you miss one chance to kill the game, then it’s difficult in the Premier League to win any game.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

X-BLADES 2007 NATIONAL 18S PLATES AND SHIELDS AWARDED

first_imgThe Sunshine Coast girls’ team fought back from a 3-2 half-time deficit to claim the X-Blades 2007 18 Years and Under National Championships Shield today.The Queensland girls had to fight off determined competition from NSWCIS but were too good in the end, running out 6-4 winners. Sunshine Coast captain Karen Freeman said she was proud of her young team. “Most of our girls are about 14 or 15 and they learnt a lot so that was good. It was a really hard game. [NSWCIS] played really well, it was a nice hard physical game,” Freeman said. TouchWest were crowned champions in the Plate division after disposing of Northern Territory 7-5 in the grand final. The accolade will be confidence boosting for one of Touch Football’s emerging regions. TouchWest coach Angela Doyle said all the girls were thrilled after the victory. “It’s been a pretty tough week for the girls, not winning anything in the round games. So to come out in the Plate series and take that is a good bonus for us,” she said. Doyle said Western Australia’s effort in bringing both a boys and a girls team to the Championships was an achievement in itself.  “We haven’t been able to get two teams here for a while so getting a boys and a girls team here is a huge success for TouchWest. We just wanted to do as good as we could this year and we’ll keep building for the next couple of years. “Doyle said the securing the Plate would inspire the team to return bigger and better in 2008. She identified three players in the team’s leadership group for special mention. “Our captains and vice-captains, Sharon Wong, Jenaya Quan and Claire French, have really stepped up. They are definitely the senior players. We’ve got a lot of new young players and they led really, really well.” In the boys division it was local heroes Northern Eagles that took out the Shield final. Eagles accounted for South Queensland Sharks 4-2 in a thrilling final.The Eagles handled the conditions best as the skies opened for the first time in the tournament. Eagles coach David Scholes said Shaye Moran, Malcom Webster and Luke White were the standout performers in his team. “I was pleased with the boys. We didn’t do any preparation for the game. They just came here cold and they went well,” he said. Sydney Scorpions took out the boys’ Plate final with a 10-6 win over Northern Territory.  Scorpions coach David Nolan said the Plate was a good reward for his young side who tried hard but struggled at times in the tournament. “We’ve got a group of guys that range from 14s to 18s. 15 or 16 is the average age so its very much a building tournament for us. For them to get exposure to an elite level of Touch and shows our potential for coming years,” Nolan said.  Nolan credited much of his team’s victory to captain and line-attacking specialist Sam Brisby. “Sam Brisby was our MVP for the tournament and again he stepped up when we needed him to step up. He’s just a fantastic kid, individually brilliant and also a fantastic leader,” Nolan said. Well done to all the teams that competed in a very successful 2007 National 18 Years and Under Championships.last_img read more

Body Science Backs TFA

first_imgTFA is proud to announce its most recent sponsor, Body Science. This new deal will benefit all levels of the sport and all participants. The high quality range of products includes compression garments which are extremely popular in the touch football community to assist with performance and recovery. Compression garments, together with some of the other Body Science products, will be on display and available for sale at the 2008 X-Blades NTL in Coffs Harbour. Pay them a visit, or click on www.bodyscience.com.au to find out more.last_img

Kirk Herbstreit Says Michigan State Has A “0% Chance” To Beat Michigan Saturday

first_imgKirk Herbstreit on the set of College GameDayESPN.ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit isn’t high on Michigan State Saturday afternoon.The Michigan State Spartans certainly aren’t as good as they were in 2015, and the Michigan Wolverines appear to be a national title contender. But anything can happen in college football, right? Apparently not.ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit, when asked live on College GameDay, gave Michigan State a “zero percent” chance of beating Michigan on Saturday afternoon. Yikes.What % chance does Michigan State have against Michigan today? Kirk Herbstreit: “Zero.”— Josh Slagter (@JoshSlagter) October 29, 2016Kirk Herbstreit just gave Michigan State a “zero percent” chance of winning. Welp, get ready for a nail biter.— Garrett Fishaw (@MGoFish) October 29, 2016We’re pretty sure that the Spartans already had plenty of locker room material, but if not, this should do it. We’ll see if MSU can make Herbstreit eat his words.last_img

BJP wins 41 out of 60 seats in Arunachal

first_imgItanagar: The BJP has won 41 seats in the 60-member Arunachal Pradesh Assembly after results of all the constituencies were announced, an election official said Saturday. Assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh were held for 57 seats as three BJP candidates were earlier declared elected unopposed.The Janata Dal (United) won seven seats, the National People’s Party (NPP) five, the Congress four, the People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) one and Independents two. Counting of votes on Friday for Daporijo, Dumporijo and Raga constituencies in Upper Subansiri district was delayed, the official said. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twistAmong the prominent BJP winners are Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who won from the Mukto seat, bordering China, for third time in a row. Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein won from the Chowkham constituency. In the Daporijo seat, the result of which was announced early this morning, BJP candidate Taniky Soki won the seat defeating his nearest Congress rival Togam Tamim. BJP candidate Rode Bui bagged the Dumporijo seat defeating his nearest NPP rival Paknga Bage while NPP’s Tarin Dakpe won the Raga seat, the official said. Counting of votes on Friday for Daporijo, Dumporijo and Raga constituencies in Upper Subansiri district was delayed as the counting officials went away from the counting centre without handing over the results for which counting could not be continued as per the guidelines. See P4last_img read more

Ahead of Maha polls another NCP MLA set to join Shiv Sena

first_imgMumbai: Maharashtra NCP MLA Dileep Sopal on Monday announced he will soon join the Shiv Sena and contest the forthcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls. Sopal, who represents Barshi Assembly constituency in Solapur district, served as a state Cabinet minister in the previous Congress-NCP coalition government. Addressing a gathering in Solapur on Monday, he said, “I will join the Shiv Sena in the coming days and contest the state elections.” Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ A close aide of Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray also confirmed that Sopal will be joining the saffron party. Last month, NCP MLA Pandurang Barora, who represented Shahapur Assembly seat in Palghar district, joined the Shiv Sena, which is an ally of the ruling BJP at the Centre and in Maharashtra. On Sunday, rumours were doing the rounds that NCP’s former minister and heavyweight leader from Konkan region, Bhaskar Jadhav, may join the Sena. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K The speculation gained ground after Jadhav, a former Shiv Sainik and sitting MLA from Guhagar constituency in Ratnagiri district, visited Thackeray’s residence ‘Matoshree’ in Bandra here and held a closed door meeting. However, Jadhav later said, “These are just rumours. I will remain with the NCP.” On Saturday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis virtually extended an invitation to NCP’s Satara MP and Maratha royal Udayanraje Bhosale to join the BJP. Bhosale on Friday lavished praise on the chief minister for carrying out development works in Satara. The MP had also accused the previous Congress-NCP government of creating “obstacles” in the progress of his constituency. Bhosale, who is the descendant of Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, is one of the NCP’s four MPs from Maharashtra. Recently, his cousin and NCP’s Satara MLA Shivendrasinh Bhosale deserted the Sharad pawar-led party and joined the BJP along with other legislators like Sandip Naik and Vaibhav Pichad. The state Assembly polls are due in September-October.last_img read more

Neymar set for Barcelona return after PSG agrees to transfer

first_imgParis: Neymar is reportedly set to complete a transfer from Paris Saint-Germain to Barcelona after a summer of incessant speculation. According to Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Sport Italia, the Brazilian will return to the Camp Nou two years on from joining PSG from the Blaugrana for a world-record transfer fee. “An agreement was reached between clubs and between Barcelona and the player,” Di Marzio said. “In the coming hours the parties will sign on the dotted line and make official Neymar’s return to the Camp Nou—his first home in Europe before becoming the most expensive player in history.” Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhIn 2017, PSG stunned the football world by pulling off the transfer of Neymar after paying the Brazil star’s £198 million buyout clause. While Neymar has excelled when on the field for PSG, his time at the club has been far from straightforward. Injuries have prevented him from playing a part in the latter stages of both his seasons in Paris. There’s also been constant speculation about a move back to La Liga, with Real Madrid the team most strongly linked during Neymar’s first season at PSG. Following the 2018-19 campaign, rumours regarding Barcelona coming back in for their former player intensified. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterNow, Neymar appears set to move back to the Catalan giants, with whom he won the UEFA Champions League, two La Liga titles and three Copas del Rey. He’ll be part of a high-class group of attacking players, with Antoine Griezmann arriving already this summer to join Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez up top. Barca fans and neutrals around the world will be excited see Neymar link up with Messi and Suarez again, as the trio were sensational in unison during their time together at the Camp Nou. Given the manner in which he left the Blaugrana, Neymar may take some time to win over the Barcelona supporters should the switch go through. However, if he can reach the world-class heights he did in his first spell at the club, he will likely be forgiven. It will be interesting to see how manager Ernesto Valverde fits all of the attacking talent Barcelona boast into the same side. Given the effort that’s gone in to bringing back Neymar, he will surely be guaranteed a starting spot in his preferred berth on the left flank.last_img read more

Canadas new wave of cinema

first_img Facebook “I loved it,” Mann says. “And what was shocking to me,” he laughs, “was I knew none of the actors or the director or the crew!”It’s not that Mann is out of touch, mind you; he probably sees more Canadian movies than I do. But it’s becoming very difficult to keep up with the wealth and breadth of filmmaking talent exploding out of English Canada, and Toronto in particular.There’s a new wave happening, and we’re smack in the middle of it. Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment CANADIAN FILM NOW & THEN: A 35-YEAR RETROSPECTIVE IN 29 COVERS at Brookfield Place (181 Bay), from Monday (April 10) to April 23.When Ron Mann isn’t making movies, he’s releasing them. The Toronto documentarian – one of the very first Canadian filmmakers to be featured on NOW’s cover, all the way back in November 1982 – co-founded the distribution company Films We Like a few years back,focusing largely on documentaries and independent art cinema. Its latest release, I Called Him Morgan, opens Friday (April 7) at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.Earlier this year, Films We Like acquired Daniel Warth‘s new feature, Dim The Fluorescents. The arch drama, which won the narrative feature grand jury prize at Slamdance in January, charts the travails of two Toronto actors (Claire Armstrong and Naomi Skwarna) who tackle corporate training sketches as though they were performing Strindberg or Ibsen. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

China to ease one-child policy

first_imgChina will relax its one-child policy, state media said Friday, in a major policy shift announced days after the conclusion of a meeting of top Communist Party leaders.The change to the family planning law will let couples have two children if one of them is an only child, state news agency Xinhua reported, citing a “key decision” made by leaders at this week’s gathering, known as the Third Plenum.last_img

Financial market highlights on Thursday SPTSX 1561825 up 859 points

Highlights at the close Thursday at world financial market trading.Stocks:S&P/TSX Composite Index — 15,618.25, up 8.59 pointsDow — 22,381.20, up 40.49 pointsS&P 500– 2,510.06, up 3.02 points (record high)Nasdaq — 6,453.45, up 0.19 of a pointCurrencies:Cdn — 80.32 cents US, down 0.25 of a centPound — C$1.6728, up 0.97 of a centEuro — C$1.4672, up 0.95 of a centEuro — US$1.1785, up 0.41 of a centOil futures:US$51.56, down 58 cents(November contract)Gold futures:US$1,288.70 per oz., up 90 cents(December contract)Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman:$21.803 per oz., up nine cents$700.97 per kg., up $2.90

Ban urges global community to help Syria end cataclysmic conflict

In a statement released by his spokesperson’s office this afternoon, the Secretary-General lamented the lack of movement by global actors towards resolving the four year-long civil war in which more than 200,000 Syrians have been killed and millions more displaced. “The suffering of the Syrian people continues to plumb new depths,” Mr. Ban declared. “Civilians face a barrage of barrel bombs and other horrendous violations of human rights such as torture and prolonged detention of tens of thousands. There must be no impunity for such inhumanity.”To that point, the UN chief warned that the growing “patchwork” of Syrian and non-State actors had placed the country’s millenary history “under assault” and opened a wound in the volatile Middle East. “Syria is on the brink of falling apart,” he added, “putting at even further risk what is already the most unstable region in the world.” In its latest situation report, OCHA warned that some 12 million people in the Middle Eastern country today remain in need of humanitarian assistance – a twelve-fold increase since 2011. The figures include 5.6 million children. Meanwhile, 7.6 million people have been displaced by the conflict and another 4.8 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in hard to reach and besieged locations.The humanitarian impact of the crisis is only further compounded by the grim human toll which, as of today, counts 220,000 people killed and over one million injured since hostilities began.“The international community, and in particular the Security Council, cannot afford to waste any further time in ending the cycle of violence,” Mr. Ban continued. “The human cost of further delay should be unacceptable to all – strategically, politically, and morally.” “I appeal in the strongest possible terms to the international community to join together with my Special Envoy to genuinely work for the implementation of the Geneva Communiqué before further irreparable damage is done to Syria, its people and the region,” he added. The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy, Staffan de Mistura, is currently engaging in a series of consultations with the parties to the conflict in this country and within the framework of the Geneva consultations. Most recently, he met with leaders of the Syrian tribes and discussed perspectives for a political solution to the Syrian conflict. The Geneva Communiqué was adopted after the first international meeting on the issue on 30 June 2012, and since endorsed by the UN Security Council.The document lays out key steps in a process to end the violence. Among others, it calls for the establishment of a transitional governing body, with full executive powers and made up by members of the present Government and the opposition and other groups, as part of agreed principles and guidelines for a Syrian-led political transition. read more

Toronto Raptors can fill void in quiet playoffs for Canadian sports teams

Kawhi Leonard’s buzzer-beating series winner on Sunday gave the Toronto Raptors a prime spot on sports radio and television highlight shows across the continent that night and the following day.The second-round victory over Philadelphia also gave the Raptors another chance to broaden their national footprint and fill the domestic sporting spotlight void created by the elimination of Canadian teams from the NHL post-season.“I think so much of it depends now on what they do with the opportunity,” said Tom Mayenknecht, a Vancouver-based marketing communications executive and sport business commentator. “It is an iconic, franchise-defining moment, there’s no question about that, win or lose in this round. But the afterglow of the buzzer-beater from Game 7 would be so much stronger if they’re able to parlay it into a berth in the NBA Finals.”That will be a tall order for Canada’s lone NBA team, now just four wins away from its first appearance in the league’s championship.The top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks await in the Eastern Conference final. The best-of-seven series opener is set for Wednesday night at Fiserv Forum.The Raptors have been playoff regulars in recent years but this will be just their second conference final since making their NBA debut in 1995. The Cleveland Cavaliers beat Toronto in six games in the 2016 East final and swept the Raptors in the second round the last two years.LeBron James had been Toronto’s Kryptonite before moving west to join the Los Angeles Lakers. Now the Raptors have another imposing superstar standing in their way in Giannis Antetokounmpo.Las Vegas is pegging the second-seeded Raptors as underdogs for the third-round series. Toronto is a +240 pick (bet $100 to win $240) while Milwaukee is at -280 (bet $280 to win $100), according to Caesar’s Palace Sportsbook.The Raptors have been winners on the domestic ratings front. A record average audience of 2.2 million viewers watched last Sunday’s game with a peak of 3.8 million at the final buzzer, Sportsnet said in a release.A regional breakdown of the numbers wasn’t immediately available. TSN and Sportsnet will share broadcasting duties again for the conference final.“I think the Raptors have done very well at moving that needle ever so slightly every year over the last 25 years and this (season) is another step towards that,” said McMaster University marketing professor Marvin Ryder.The Toronto-Milwaukee series and Golden State-Portland meeting in the West final are not exactly dream market matchups for the NBA.But in this country, the Raptors are continuing to make strides for a variety of reasons. The team is a consistent contender, the younger generation loves the sport, the “We The North” campaign has been a success, and training camps and pre-season games have been spread out across Canada.Ryder expects the team to make its biggest gains in urban centres.“This is where we have those relatively new Canadians and there’s two universal sports around the world – basketball and soccer – and it can speak to them,” Ryder said from Hamilton. “I’m not sure it’s going to move the needle in rural Saskatchewan or in northern Ontario.“But I would think there would be a chunk of people in (cities like) Vancouver, in Calgary and in Montreal, who would gravitate towards this given their personal heritage and their personal story. Soccer gravitates a little more but basketball is getting there.”The 2018-19 campaign was the most-watched NBA regular season ever in Canada as viewership rose 29 per cent year over year on Sportsnet and TSN, according to NBA Canada.The Leonard shot also created a buzz moment that got the attention of casual fans and even folks who don’t follow sports. Photos went viral and video clips of the play generated millions of views.The team is also getting more attention because there is minimal interest in Major League Baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays at the moment given they are struggling through a rebuild.This appears to be a prime moment for the Raptors to grab the buck by the horns, so to speak, and truly get the nation’s attention.“I know it sounds like a high order but for the Raptors to truly become a national brand, they would ultimately need to win an NBA championship,” Mayenknecht said. “They can start to gain a lot of traction nationally by making the NBA Finals and all the exposure that comes with that on both sides of the border and around the world.“But in order to go from being a strong regional brand and obviously a brand that has permeated southern Ontario with their excellence these past six post-seasons under the (president) Masai Ujiri (GM) Bobby Webster leadership, they really need to win to re-engineer the fan landscape.”Toronto is starving for a title in one of the “Big Four” North American leagues.The NHL’s Maple Leafs haven’t won a Stanley Cup since 1967 and the Blue Jays’ last title came read more

Womens champion vs sexist dinosaur BBC tees up campaigner Eilidh Barbour as

first_imgIn 2015, the BBC was forced to apologise for a comment Alliss made during The Open. Zach Johnson was lining up a putt, and when the camera alighted on Johnson’s wife, Kim Barclay, Allis said: “She’s probably thinking, ‘If this goes in I get a new kitchen.’”Viewers complained in their droves on social media, branding him a sexist. One wrote: “Who said the dinosaurs died out millions of years ago?”Barbour joins a team that includes Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the PGA Championship in May.She has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. She is passing the baton to Barbour, 34, a fellow Scot with whom she has a special link. Aged 14, Barbour wrote to Irvine and asked how she could get into sports broadcasting.“I remember watching Grandstand when it was massive and it must have been one of the first times Hazel Irvine ever presented it,” Barbour has recalled. “I suddenly thought, ‘Oh, girls can do that job.’”Hopefully, Alliss will agree. The veteran commentator caused outrage last year when he said the fight for women’s rights in golf had “buggered up the game for a lot of people”.He insisted that Muirfield, the Scottish club, was right to bar female members and described the controversy as “bull—”. “The clubhouse is full of bloody women. They love going there for nothing,” he said, adding that women should marry members instead of trying to become them. She is also a golfer. “I don’t like shopping and other stuff that my mum likes, so golf is our thing that we do together,” she has said.Welcoming her replacement, Irvine said: “I am delighted that a fellow Scot, Eilidh Barbour, will be given this chance. Eilidh wrote to me when she was a teenager asking for advice about how to get into broadcasting. Happily I wrote back.“We’ve worked together often since. She is a lovely, unaffected person and an extremely capable broadcasters. Over the last few weeks I have been working with her to help prepare Eilidh for her new role. I’m sure that she will enjoy it as much as I have.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Eilidh Barbour One is a “sexist dinosaur” who believes that the fight for gender equality in golf has “buggered up the game”.The other has fronted a campaign to get women into the sport and is a rising star at the BBC. How Peter Alliss and Eilidh Barbour will get on remains to be seen, but they are to be colleagues after Barbour was named as successor to Hazel Irvine as the face of the BBC’s golf coverage.Irvine is stepping down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight years as the corporation’s lead anchor for the sport.This year’s Masters from Augusta will be her last golfing event, although she will remain as the face of snooker and continue to host major events such as the Olympics. She explained that she wanted “to re-align my on-air commitments around the changing needs of my family”.center_img Hazel Irvine Hazel Irvine is standing down as the face of the BBC’s golf coverage The clubhouse is full of bloody women. They love going there for nothingPeter Alliss on Muirfield Alliss asked: “What’s wrong with men-only areas? You have men’s lavatories and ladies’.” He has also referred to women’s equality campaigners as “bra-burning merchants”.last_img read more

Families get surprise reunion of a lifetime thanks to Supermacs

first_imgKelly said that who she felt most for over the years was her late mother, who missed her son although he and Shirley made sure she was kept up to date with their lives.“We’re going to meet all their Irish uncles and aunts, he can bring them around and show them everywhere that he has told them stories about,” she said of her nephews.The Quann familyAmanda Quann was also gobsmacked after her win. “At the end of the show they appeared – it was a real shock,” she said. She had entered the competition on behalf of her mother so they could go visit Gareth, her brother.Before they knew it, they were on the show – and were being told they had won a trip to Boston to visit Gareth and his family.Amanda Quann and familyThey sat in the audience, when: “Just at the end [Ryan Tubridy] turned around and looked at me and I though oh my God, something is going on here. It was all a bit of a blur. The next thing [Gareth] appeared with his wife and daughter Sadhbh.”The Quann family had never met Sadhbh (2), and Amanda’s young daughters can’t wait to meet their cousin. “I can’t believe it all happened. I really don’t know what to do with myself,” Amanda told TheJournal.ie.It has been 15 years since Gareth left for America, and he has only been home once in that time. His wife is expecting another child, so his parents and four siblings thought it would be a few years before they saw him in person again.This year, they will all get to have Christmas dinner together.Both families say they are really grateful to Supermac’s and the Late Late Show for the opportunity to see their family members this Christmas.“It’s a dream come true,” said Amanda Quann.The Quann familyAll pics: Andres PopovaRead: Watch the heartwarming moment a Dublin family are reunited for Christmas> TWO FAMILIES GOT the surprise of a lifetime last night when they were reunited with their loved ones on television.Thanks to Supermac’s Bring Them Home campaign and the Late Late Show, the two families were the winners of a competition that saw their relations being flown out for the surprise reunion.One of the winners was Leena Kelly, who was “still in shock” the day after she was reunited with her brother Michael Murphy and his two sons, Patrick and Calum.Lena Kelly shows the shock on her face as she is reunited with her brother Michael Murphy. Picture Andres PovedaThe other was Amanda Quann, whose brother Gareth Quann, who lives in Boston and was last in Ireland four years ago, his first visit home in 15 years. His young daughter had never met the rest of his family.(RTÉ/YouTube)In a twist, both families were told they were being considered as winners of the competition. Kelly was told that she hadn’t won, and was given the chance to send a Christmas wish to her brother.But just minutes later, she was invited to give that message to him face to face, when he and family appeared on stage.The Quanns, meanwhile, were told that they had won a trip to Boston to see Gareth and his family.They sat in the audience of the Late Late Show during the special taping, and were surprised at the end to see Michael and family waiting there to meet them.Kelly and Quann were still on a high after their wonderful surprises.Kelly, from Enniscorthy in Wexford, said that “it was amazing what Supermac’s had done to create the surprise” – the family stayed in a hotel in Limerick for a number of days to ensure they weren’t spotted, and the boys weren’t allowed to tell their friends.She had entered the competition to go visit them.“The outcome is just so much better because everyone gets to see them as opposed to just us,” she said. Her brother and family had made a number of attempts to come home, but things never worked out.Then, last year, her sister-in-law Shirley sadly passed away. Though she had never met her, Shirley had kept in touch with the family on an almost daily basis, letting them know how the boys were doing.Gareth first went to Australia in 1987, and has been home twice in 26 years. His family are delighted to have him and his sons home. “I thought I’d go for it but I thought I’d never win a competition,” said his delighted sister.Even better, Patrick and Calum will celebrate their birthdays during their stay.I felt unbelievable – the three of them were standing there. I believe my face was a picture! I couldn’t believe it. I was giving him a big hug. He was just so thrilled to be there, the boys were just shell-shocked.last_img read more

Who will stand up for those dead

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Water Diviner is a hit film that I instantly wanted to watch, both as a historian of the twentieth century and as a relatively recent Australian citizen. The year 1919 in Anatolia was a pivotal time in the restructuring of the Middle East after the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Gallipoli campaign was the foundry where the Anzac spirit was forged. It was also the midpoint for one of the first state-sponsored destructions of a group of people based on race and religion in the century. The facts are that in 1914 the collective Christian population of Anatolia was 20 to 25 per cent of the total. In 1923 this stood at 3 percent. A shade under 3 million people had been murdered and one-and-a-half million uprooted from their homes and land and sent into exile. On its opening this film soared at the box office in Australia and Turkey. The story of this Aussie father’s incredible love for his three sons and his determination to bring his missing boys home from the battlefield of Lone Pine has a universal appeal. Added to this is the theme of reconciliation between Turkey and the Anzacs, symbolised in our yearly dawn service in Gallipoli and Kemal Ataturk’s address to the mothers of fallen foreign soldiers written in the 1930s. In Turkey the film opened at an incredible 600 cinemas and Russell Crowe, as leading man and director, received a standing ovation at the premiere in Istanbul. One of the film’s writers, Andrew Anastasios blogged: “The Turkish government, meanwhile, is considering decorating Crowe for his recent film The Water Diviner, which is set four years after the Gallipoli campaign in World War I and follows the journey of an Australian farmer who travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons (Hurriyet Daily News).” Plans are afoot for Russell Crowe to attend the Dawn Service at Canakkale/Gallipoli this year to mark the ANZAC centenary.Many people are familiar, in passing, with the murder of Armenians in 1915 – the ‘Year of the Islamic Sword’. Debate in the last hundred years has been over the numbers of dead, the way they were killed, the intent of those that did and whether it can be counted as genocide – a term that was coined in 1943 by the Polish lawyer, Raphael Lemkin, with the Armenian experience in mind. Basic facts are that in 1915 up to 1.5 million Armenians had been killed in an operation directed by the three highest officials of the Ottoman Empire, known as the Three Pashas. “Without a loss of a single Turkish soldier I’ve slaughtered the Armenians,” said Enver Pasha.At the end of the First World War the Pashas were overthrown and went into exile. In their absence, in 1919, they were tried for their crimes against the Armenians and sentenced to death. This was not carried out officially but all were dead within three years, with Enver dying fighting the Soviets when he turned on them and Talaat and Jemal gunned down by Armenians as part of their ‘Operation Nemesis’.Another organiser was Dr Mehmed Resid, known as the Butcher of Diyarbakit. On receipt of a three-word telegram from Talat in 1914 which told him to ‘Burn – Destroy – Kill’, he set about the Armenians, Greeks, Nestorians and Yezidis. Some other local governors opposed the policy, so the good doctor arranged their assassination. Resid chose to shoot himself in 1919 after escaping prison. He had been asked how he could have acted that way as a doctor and said: “Being a doctor could not cause me to forget my nationality! Reshid is a doctor. But he was born as a Turk … Either the Armenians were to eliminate the Turks, or the Turks were to eliminate the Armenians. I did not hesitate when I was confronted with this dilemma. My Turkishness prevailed over my profession. I figured, instead of wiping us out, we will wipe them out … On the question of how I, as a doctor, could have murdered, I can answer as follows: the Armenians had become hazardous microbes in the body of this country. Well, isn’t it a doctor’s duty to kill microbes?”Not all Ottoman officials took part; Pasha Vehib was asked to gather people for deportation as part of his duties as the general commanding an army corps. When he found out that the deportees had been massacred by the Special Operations group at their destination he arrested those responsible, who were then executed. After the fall of the Pashas Vehib was part of the Military Tribunal that gathered evidence against them and prosecuted them and several hundred officials. For both of these actions he was himself condemned under Ataturk and had to go into exile for the next 21 years. Another person who gave testimony in the short space between the Pashas and Ataturk’s nationalist government was Reşid Akif Paşa, who addressed the Ottoman parliament by saying: “The deportation order was issued through official channels by the minister of the interior and sent to the provinces. Following this order the [CUP] Central Committee circulated its own ominous order to all parties to allow the gangs to carry out their wretched task. Thus the gangs were in the field, ready for their atrocious slaughter.”The president of the parliament, Ahmet Riza, protested against the theft of properties and their sale by the government, adding, “let’s face it, we Turks savagely killed off the Armenians”. Abdulmecid II, the last Caliph, is quoted: “I refer to those awful massacres. They are the greatest stain that has ever disgraced our nation and race. They were entirely the work of Talat and Enver. I heard some days before they began that they were intended. I went to Istanbul and insisted on seeing Enver. I asked him if it was true that they intended to recommence the massacres which had been our shame and disgrace under Abdul Hamid. The only reply I could get from him was: ‘It is decided. It is the program.’ “When Dr Reshid had been asked how he thought history would consider him, he replied: “Let other nations write about me whatever history they want, I couldn’t care less.” Unfortunately, since that brief period of individual and collective admission a juggernaut of denial has taken its place. Taner Akcam, a Turkish historian who tunnelled out of jail and lives in Germany states: “Denial of the Armenian genocide has developed over the decades to become a complex and far-reaching machine that rivals the Nazi Germany propaganda ministry. This machine runs on academic dishonesty, fabricated information, political pressure, intimidation and threats, all funded or supported directly or indirectly by the Turkish state. It has become a huge industry””In 1985 full-page adverts appeared in US newspapers to highlight a letter questioning the Armenian genocide. The letter was signed by 69 academics, whose studies are funded by the Turkish government and other Turkish agencies, such as the Ankara Chamber of Commerce. One faculty, the Institute of Turkish Studies, is jointly funded by the Turkish government and the US defence companies who sell to them.One of these academics features in a story that perhaps tells us a great deal about the inner workings of Turkish officialdom in denying the undeniable. After all, Ataturk himself called the genocide, “a shameful act”. Robert Jay Liston wrote about the Armenian Genocide in a book about psychology. As had happened many times before to others, Liston received a letter from the Turkish ambassador to Washington setting out a number of points where his scholarship was at fault and where evidence could be doubted. The only change from standard procedure was that he had included a second document detailing point by point how to rebut anyone writing about what that document referred to as “our problem”. This document was prepared by Heath W. Lowry, a US historian who has benefited from Turkish funding. The incident has provoked a great deal of debate on historical revisionism and the morals of a scholar for hire.What is potentially more interesting is the ambassador’s unconscious act in including that document in the envelope. Was there an underlying desire to put an end to the denial, which was grating his conscience? Perhaps his repressed feelings mirrored Mehmet Ali Bey, Turkey’s Otto Schindler, who said “it is impossible to hide and conceal this policy”. In psychoanalysis the unconscious is a place of repressed memory, painful emotions and socially unacceptable ideas.So where does Russell Crowe’s film The Water Diviner come into this issue? Well, Turkey’s collective unconscious contains a shame that not only includes the stain of Armenian blood but that of Assyrians and Greeks as well. In the film the Greeks are the baddies and we are meant to be uplifted when the Joshua Connor character cracks a snarling Greek combatant with a cricket bat.The Greeks were equally badly treated in Turkey between 1914 and 1923 by the program – first by the Pashas and then by Ataturk. In 1923 the shattered remnants of the Greeks were taken to Greece and Turks sent to Turkey in exchange. The only ones to stay were the remaining Pontian Greek fighters on the Black Sea, who were unwilling to give up their homeland and stayed to die in the last ditch.So when the ‘Satan’s Army’ of Greeks in the film were dressed in black with crossed bandoliers they matched the surviving pictures of the Pontian freedom fighters, who rose up but were unable to defend the 350,000 of their people murdered. They certainly did not look like the regular soldiers from Greece who invaded the east of Anatolia and committed atrocities during their later retreat and who wore khaki green uniforms. They certainly were not the civilians in that area who committed massacres of Turks in retaliation for treatment received over the preceding five years. No, Tess Schofield, the production’s costume designer, had Pontians in action ambushing Turkish veterans and massacring civilians. Russell Crowe as director had them equipped with machine guns and artillery, which is a stretch of the imagination.The result is a series of strong impressions; that the Greeks had invaded, when the Pontians had been there for close to 3,000 years; that the town in the later scenes was far inland and a few poorly armed peasants and dervishes were the only opposition, when the Pontians faced an overwhelming force of Nationalist military led by one of Ataturk’s closest allies; that the churches in the town had been unoccupied for so long that their murals needed repainting, when they would have been in continuous use up to that point. The town in question is Kayaköy in the south of Anatolia, far from the Pontians, and it has its own story to tell and it is not, as the film would have us think, one of Greeks who “terrorise the people and burn the towns”.The scriptwriter’s blog tells us that the production team were looking for “a Roman theatre, a hilltop Turkish village, a ruined church and a fortress wall. Miraculously, production found them all within striking distance of Fethiye, in the abandoned village of Kayaköy and ancient ruins of Tlos … this abandoned Greek village that inspired Louis de Bernières’ novel Birds Without Wings. During the forced population exchanges between Greece and Turkey in the 1920s, the Greeks of Kayaköy, or Livissi as it was known then, were relocated and the town never resettled. Hundreds of forlorn homes slowly crumble into the hillside”.It is certainly true that the Greeks were resettled, at least those who were left alive. The Greek army never made it to Livissi, where the 6,500 Greek inhabitants of 1914 were reduced to hundreds by 1923, when they were marched to boats and shaken down for any surviving valuables on the dock. Three death marches into the interior had killed the weak, old, children and babies. Torture and murder at their inland destination had accounted for many more. Some had not even made it out of town, murdered in prison, raped, cut to pieces and left for the dogs to eat. So, perhaps not the best choice of location. However, it would have been convenient for the director to get back to his yacht anchored offshore quite easily after a day’s filming.The Water Diviner is a clear attempt to select a period of time at the birth of modern Turkey and paint the enemy as a scoundrel; for Turkey to get on the front foot in denying this other genocide that foreign parliaments are starting to recognise. As one of Turkey’s favourite US historians, Justin A. McCarthy, told the Grand Assembly in 2005: “The question of who began the killing must be understood, because it is seldom justifiable to be the aggressor, but it is always justifiable to defend yourself. If those who defend themselves go beyond defence and exact revenge, as always happens in a war, they should be identified and criticised. But who should be most blamed are those who began the wars, those who committed the first evil deeds, and those who caused the bloodshed.”If a film is made that suggests that the Greeks were invaders and not actually a tenth of the population of Anatolia before the First World War; if that film portrays them as the perpetrators rather than the victims to the tune of a million dead civilians and propagates beliefs that feed genocide denial, then those who made it should be held to account.Instead, reviewers hold up The Water Diviner as an object lesson to other Australian filmmakers, as it made more money in five days than any other Aussie movie of 2014. The film has taken $14 million in the first month and won an award for the costume design but does nothing to extend our understanding of the times in which it was set. Rather, it seeks to deliberately confuse the audience and smear the memory of the dead, to “kill them twice” as Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prizewinner, pointed out. Who will stand up for those dead and who will speak out and be heard above the ringing of the cash registers?* Hamish Campbell holds a degree in history and political science from Keele University in the United Kingdom. Hamish specialised in revolutionary movements, civil conflict and Islamic history and has gone on to research the twentieth century’s untold history.last_img read more

Nokia lance un chargeur de téléphone pour vélo découvrez les images

first_imgNokia lance un chargeur de téléphone pour vélo, découvrez les imagesFinlande – Nokia veut conjuguer sport et économie d’énergie. Le fabricant de mobiles commercialise un système permettant de recharger la batterie de son téléphone grâce à son vélo. Explications.Le système de la dynamo a beau être vieux comme le monde, il permet encore de mettre au point de nouvelles inventions. La preuve. Nokia utilise ce procédé pour lancer son nouveau kit de chargement. En roulant au moins à 6 km/h, le cycliste alimente en énergie le téléphone qui aura été préalablement branché grâce à un connecteur de la firme.À lire aussiPourquoi dit-on “allô” quand on répond au téléphone ? En moyenne, un personne roulant pendant une bonne dizaine de minutes à une vitesse de croisière pourra téléphoner pendant une demi-heure. Le Nokia Bicycle Charger Kit devrait être lancé dès la fin de l’année en France au prix de 15 euros.Voir les images : https://www.maxisciences.com/nokia/nokia-bicycle-charger-kit-rechargez-votre-telephone-en-pedalant_art7651.html Le 4 juin 2010 à 11:19 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

B2G lOS mobile de Mozilla se montre en images

first_imgB2G : l’OS mobile de Mozilla se montre en imagesBoot to Gecko, ou B2G, est le système d’exploitation mobile actuellement développé par Mozilla. Quelques visuels sont disponibles sur GitHub, et une première démo est promise pour le Mobile Word Congress, à la fin du mois.B2G a été dévoilé cet été. Il s’agit d’un OS entièrement basé sur des technologies Web, comme le HTML, le cs et le JavaScript. “Chez Mozilla nous pensons que le web peut détrôner le développement d’applications propriétaires”. Une approche qui lui donnera toute la puissance et la souplesse de l’open source, ainsi qu’une compatibilité extrême. Brendan Eich, le directeur des systèmes d’information chez Mozilla, a annoncé dans un tweet que davantage d’informations seraient disponibles lors du Mobile Word Congress. Des partenariats seront notamment révélés, peut-être avec des constructeurs ou des opérateurs téléphoniques, ce qui en dira plus sur l’avenir du système, qui aura fort à faire pour s’incruster dans le marché des mobiles. À ce petit jeu, WebOS a échoué, BlackberryOS cherche désespérément son second souffle et Windows Phone s’est taillé une niche ridiculement petite par rapport à la puissance de Microsoft. Des partenaires seraient donc bienvenus.Le code Source de B2G est déjà disponible sur le répertoire open source de GitHub (lien non disponible). Il suffira de télécharger l’ensemble des fichiers au format zip (45,8 Mo) puis d’ouvrir homescreen.html avec le navigateur Firefox (ne fonctionne pas sous Chrome). Le 19 février 2012 à 09:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

John Cena on having the reputation of burying younger talent in WWE

first_imgFacebook Nikki Bella Fires Back At Ronda Rousey June 9, 2017 at 1:30 am Pinterest WhatsApp WWE RAW Results – 8/26/19 (Sasha Banks in action, King of the Ring continues) Nikki Bella Now Playing Up Next John Cena Indeed! Barnett and J.R. have to be my favorite commentary team that are together currently. They work so well together that I actually look forward to watching things I’ve already watched in Japanese just to hear them Agreed with Ranallo. Watched the old episodes with Ranallo and I was like “doesn’t feel right” heh. June 9, 2017 at 1:33 am TheCyberZon Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next J. Drain Elbert LuGrand Jr. Comments are closed. Brie Bella TheCyberZon June 8, 2017 at 6:32 pm Google+ Nikki Bella Opens Up About Life After John Cena Split You know Cena’s bad when you look at the notorious Shovel Man and say “You know… he’s not so bad!” TheCyberZon June 8, 2017 at 9:26 am Videos Articles 17 COMMENTS aces His wrestling ability has nothing to do with burying people. Hogan was one of the biggest stars of the 80’s and 90’s, wrestle many legendary matches and practically buried every single one of his opponents even when they got over clean on him. Cena is no different. Also, you assertion that wrestlers today aren’t as good as the ones from the attitude era is ridiculous. Kenny Omega is practically a Match of the Year factory… but I guess he’s not anything because he’s not from the attitude era. Kenny who ? i only watch wwe sometimes… Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR June 7, 2017 at 8:07 pm June 10, 2017 at 5:52 am aces June 7, 2017 at 6:01 pm ppl who hate Cena really dont get wrestling..go watch his match with HBK…i urge you…he can wrestle with the best of them any day..its not his fault its PG scripted for kids…i wish he had been part of the attitude era diggs People are jealous. Every top star has had similar criticisms. Wrestling is political, no doubt but as Booker T used to say, don’t hate the player, hate the game. -Owens lost the next 2 matches, the last one by tapping out.-Cena had a tennis ball in his elbow and required surgery following his match with Bryan-He just beat AJ for the belt at the Royal Rumble-He beat Rollins on back to back nights, making him tap out when Rollins was World champion-He got his payback win against Del rio down the lineCena puts no one over because he always gets his victory back. June 9, 2017 at 12:05 am Tony Maglio of TheWrap.com is featuring an interview with WWE star John Cena promoting the return of his “American Grit” series on FOX.During the interview, Cena’s recent storyline with The Miz and Maryse (along with Nikki Bella) that culminated at WrestleMania 33 was brought up and why he was willing to do whatever to make the storyline work.“If you look at my existence in WWE, I have never asked anyone and will never ask anyone to pull any punches. I believe that it’s a ‘Strong Survive’ environment, and accept nothing less. I think people forget my [history] in WWE sometimes and the fact that I truly had to earn every inch. There is this overwhelming perception that I am protected and coddled — that couldn’t be farther from the truth.”Cena also addressed being accused of “burying younger talent” in WWE.“This is why I have the reputation of quote-unquote “burying younger talent,” because I will let them do whatever they want with me — and then after they get done, they’re not as motivated. So, it’s not that I sink their ship, it’s that they fail to operate at an elite level. And I’m on to the next person, [to] whom I say, “Hey man, bring your best punch and I’m gonna punch back” — and they don’t take that attitude beyond me.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClip’Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John CenaVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:28 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 Then there was burying Nexus. J. Drain June 8, 2017 at 7:57 pm J. Drain Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles June 8, 2017 at 7:50 pm It’s weird to see the people defending Cena conveniently forget how he buried The Nexus at SummerSlam by changing the finish of the match making it that he got over instead of the planned ending where The Nexus got over. Edge and Jericho tried to stop him from going through with it because it made no sense, but relented when they saw they just couldn’t make him see reason. If you don’t believe me, you can hear it come straight from Jericho and Edge themselves. That’s not being jealous or hating the player, that is fact. Cena has to be just as bad as Hogan in failing to acknowledge how much he has buried people instead choosing to blame them because they deserved it since they could not hang at his elite level. June 9, 2017 at 1:59 am True. But I guess Zach’s point is that he puts them over to begin with, regardless of whether he gets his win back or not Cameron Huff Twitter ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Are John Cena And Nikki Bella Finally Dunzo? That New Japan stuff on AXS TV is great isn’t it? =D Love J.R. & Barnett on commentary. Don’t miss Renallo at all. WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel June 8, 2017 at 10:53 pm J. Drain Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Agreed. The telling signs are how few times he actually puts over people cleanly and when someone does get over clean, he always collects in spades. John Cena’s the most overpushed guy in the company. Not even HHH was as pushed as John Cena and he married the boss’s daughter and buried a few wrestlers himself. Hey J., haven’t seen you here in a long time. Where you been? Videos Articles June 9, 2017 at 1:36 pm June 8, 2017 at 7:53 pm Intercontinental and Smackdown Tag Team Championship matches added to Clash of Champions June 9, 2017 at 10:35 pm Aaron David Harwood You’re not putting people over if you get the last laugh. How does that make sense? June 10, 2017 at 5:49 am Now Playing Up Next June 10, 2017 at 1:28 am diggs Maintaining radio silence, keeping an eye out, commenting when necessary and binging the hell out of New Japan on AXS lol. J. Drain J. Drain Cena is keeping it 100 here. Everyone is blinded with the fact that he is apparently the company’s puppet that they forget how he put over KO in his debut match, how he put over D Bryan, how he delivered match after match with the US Open Challenge, how he put over Rollins at Summerslam and then a returning Del Rio, how he lost twice to AJ Styles to elevate his status. As much as JBL likes to exaggerate things, he is correct in that no superstar has maintained that kind of elite status for as long as Cena has and he deserves our respect for it. Zach Steven Whitlowlast_img read more

New flood maps show Del Mar houses in danger of flooding

first_img July 15, 2019 New flood maps show Del Mar houses in danger of flooding Updated: 5:49 PM KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – New federal flood maps from FEMA show a significant increase in flood danger in Del Mar.Hundreds of multi-million dollar homes that are near sea level may be in danger of flooding. The houses along the beach are now believed to be vulnerable of high wave action as it increases due to climate change. The area begins at Dog Beach in Del Mar and goes to Powerhouse Park.This information has the potential to increase insurance costs for homeowners. The map revisions will also require some homeowners to get flood insurance.There is now a major push to build a sea wall to protect those homes that are vulnerable to flooding. Posted: July 15, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more