John Cena to host American Grit reality show on FOX

first_img Now Playing Up Next Jimmy Fallon Google+ WhatsApp Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar John Cena Not In Royal Rumble Due To Injury Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced Twitter Now Playing Up Next Pinterest John Cena Courtesy of WWE.com:John Cena and Fox team up for ‘American Grit’WWE Superstar John Cena is joining forces with Fox and Leftfield Pictures for a brand-new and unique 10-episode reality competition. “American Grit’ will split 16 of the country’s toughest men and women into four teams as they work together to face a variety of military-grade and survival-themed challenges.Cena has recruited an elite group of mentors from the nation’s most exclusive military units that will push these civilians beyond their limits. These mentors, known as “The Cadre,” include Rorke Denver, Noah Galloway, Tawanda “Tee” Hanible and Nick “The Reaper” Irving. These real-life heroes represent diverse backgrounds and top branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and will impart their first-hand knowledge and experiences to enable their teams to leave no one behind.At the end of each episode, teams will have to overcome “The Circus” – a punishing, endurance-based obstacle course designed to break the weakest competitors. It is the ultimate test of strength, stamina, the human spirit and teamwork, because one team has the chance to win a $1 million dollar prize.“The U.S Military is the epitome of resolve and dedication, which is why I am so excited to be a part of ‘American Grit’,” said Cena. “This show will not only be a challenging and fierce competition, but it will give viewers a glimpse into the perseverance and training of the men and women of the Armed Forces.”WWE and Cena have been longtime supporters of the United States Armed Forces. WWE’s mission for the military is to support the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces both at home and abroad through programs that boost morale for soldiers on the field, offer free entertainment for active military at home, and provide workforce assistance for veterans.“‘American Grit’ is a bold, aspirational competition series that aligns with the spirit of the Fox unscripted brand,” said David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “The team at Leftfield and the incredible John Cena have created a series built on the pillars of determination, dedication and strength that we know will resonate with our audience. John is not only a phenomenal athlete but a motivational force, who inspires fans around the world, and we are thrilled he is leading the charge.”“We are excited to be working with Fox and John Cena on a show that highlights the American spirit of competition, which is epitomized by Cena,” said executive producer and CEO, Leftfield Entertainment, Brent Montgomery. “With John as their inspiration, our contestants will show viewers what happens when you swing for the fences with focus, commitment and teamwork.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJohn Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need HimVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining 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 Now Playing Up Next Facebook WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27last_img
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830 WWE Smackdown Live Preview Daniel Bryan responds to The Miz Tag

first_img Pinterest Now Playing Up Next CM Punk & AJ Lee Join Horror Movie How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch Videos Articles Facebook Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Maryse Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Smackdown Live takes place tonight in Dallas, Texas. Scheduled for the show is Smackdown Live GM Daniel Bryan responding to Intercontinental Champion The Miz’s tirade against Bryan that closed last week’s Talking Smack on WWE Network, plus the continuation of the tournament to crown the first Smackdown Tag Team Champions. Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of Smackdown Live tonight beginning at 8PM ET. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWhy WWE’s The Miz Won’t Stop Talking About His Newborn DaughterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:49/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 19.58%0:02Remaining Time -0:47 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 Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Twitter Videos Articles WhatsApp Smackdown Live Preview: Daniel Bryan still wants an apology, King of the Ring Quarterfinals Google+ The Miz WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 WWE Smackdown Results – 9/3/19 (King of the Ring Quarterfinals, Daniel Bryan apology) Why WWE’s The Miz Won’t Stop Talking About His Newborn Daughterlast_img read more

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WWE and GFW stars together in Nashville WWE talent on Japan trip

first_img Google+ Rey Mysterio Shares Unmasked Photo Ahead Of WWE Crown Jewel Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRey Mysterio Shares Unmasked Photo Ahead Of WWE Crown JewelVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR vince is prob not happy.. WhatsApp Facebook Johnm Were road digg. Could have had 3live Kru reunion July 20, 2017 at 1:43 am TheCyberZon Now Playing Up Next Surreal! Now Playing Up Next You Can Now Stay In A Hotel At The North Pole WWE and GFW stars together in NashvilleWith WWE in town for last night’s RAW taping in Nashville, several WWE and GFW stars met up downtown following the show last night.GFW star James Storm posted this photo with Bray Wyatt.So there where these two backwoods guys having a good time……@WWEBrayWyatt pic.twitter.com/ATnaccXgAA— James Storm (@JamesStormBrand) July 18, 2017Konnan also posted this photo with Rey Mysterio and R-Truth.Nashville, TN @reymysterio @RonKillings pic.twitter.com/QB5oRI4Rh3— Konnan (@Konnan5150) July 18, 2017WWE talent on Japan tripWWE posted this video clip looking back at the company’s recent trip to Japan. Watch every episode of Firefly Funhouse, Top 10 Greatest Kings of the Ring Now Playing Up Next Rey Mysterio Matt Hardy Says John Olivers WWE Claims Are Outdated Twitter AEW announces location and venue for week seven of their televison series on TNT Levon Hughey Tropical Storm Humberto could form in Atlantic this weekend Pinterest “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt being advertised for Title Match at Hell In A Cell PPV July 19, 2017 at 6:30 am 4 COMMENTS That’s great to see. SteelCity1981 The Bizarre Reason Japan Has Blue Instead Of Green Traffic Lights July 18, 2017 at 1:54 pm July 18, 2017 at 10:08 pm Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed.last_img read more

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Jonathan Coachman claims one aspect of LesnarCormier confrontation wasnt planned

first_img Google+ Pinterest Twitter Facebook WWE RAW Results – 8/12/19 (Night after SummerSlam, Seth Rollins, The Miz vs. Ziggler) During an appearance on Busted Open Radio on SiriusXM satellite radio, host Dave LaGreca was joined by WWE commentator Jonathan Coachman and comedian Dan Soder to discuss Brock Lesnar’s confrontation with Daniel Cormier at UFC 226 recently.Immediately following the confrontation, many in the sports media and MMA media criticized the UFC for the back-and-forth between Lesnar and Cormier, feeling that it felt too much like a scripted pro wrestling situation instead of a genuine moment.Coachman brought up speaking with a source in the UFC who was in attendance the night of the PPV and having backstage knowledge on the confrontation between the two.“I got this from a direct source. This is 100% fact, that when Brock Lesnar came into the octagon, he shoved Daniel Cormier. I said to my source, when I was talking to him, who was there and was backstage, I said, ‘Man, they had to have talked about that.’ He was so pissed because Cormier made it so WWE…that Brock was mad that Cormier did it that way, that, that shove was real. It wasn’t planned. It wasn’t talked about. Him coming in was. But the shove that everyone said was ‘so WWE’ – Brock didn’t want it that way. Brock wanted it just on that fine line.”Comedian Dan Soder, who is also a big wrestling fan, was also in studio during the segment and said it came off like Lesnar saw Cormier going for the “WWE type promo” and quickly squashed that from continuing by shoving Cormier inside the cage.You can check out the show above, with the Lesnar/Cormier talk starting at 2:45 mark.center_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Video: Seth Rollins says his victory over Brock Lesnar might be the greatest victory of his career Wrestleview Live #63: Reviewing and discussing SummerSlam 2019 from Torontolast_img read more

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Video to be released in death at county jail

first_imgA Clark County judge ruled Monday in favor of releasing jail surveillance footage used in an investigation of an inmate killed while being restrained by corrections deputies in 2015.During an evidentiary hearing Monday, Clark County Superior Court Judge Bernard Veljacic heard arguments from both sides of a public records lawsuit filed by the estate of Mycheal J. Lynch.The case centered around security camera footage from three of nine cameras that are in the jail’s medical unit, where Lynch was being held and where the altercation took place.Lynch, 32, was booked March 20, 2015, following his arrest on suspicion of intoxicated driving, reckless driving and hit-and-run against an unattended vehicle. The prosecutor’s office said Lynch had a large rash on his chest when he was admitted, and he was placed in the jail’s medical unit.A few hours after he was booked, Lynch called for help, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, and corrections staff came to his cell. When they tried moving him to another part of the jail, he resisted, and during the struggle he experienced a medical emergency, the sheriff’s office said. Lynch was taken to a hospital and died two days later.last_img read more

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Pumpkin harvest fest moves to Saturday

first_imgThe Downtown Washougal Pumpkin Harvest Festival will take place from noon to 3 p.m. today at Reflection Plaza, 1703 Main St., Washougal.Families are asked to dress up in their Halloween costumes for the event, where pumpkins will be handed to each child while there are still pumpkins available. More than 300 of the pumpkins handed out will be harvested from the city garden plot behind city hall, and the 800-900 other pumpkins handed out will be purchased thanks to a donation from Columbia River Realty.The event is free and will also feature carnival games run by student volunteers, balloon animal makers, apples, popcorn and a selfie station.last_img

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Hockinson arson suspect arrested after standoff

first_imgThe second suspect in a Christmas Eve burglary and arson in Hockinson was arrested Tuesday night following an hourslong standoff with law enforcement in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland.Daniel L. Cronin, 35, is being housed at Multnomah County Jail on two warrants for his arrest, according to the Portland Police Bureau.The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that Cronin was wanted on suspicion of committing several felony crimes including burglary, arson, theft and unlawful possession of a firearm. Portland police were also investigating Cronin in a robbery with a handgun.Cronin apparently holed himself up inside the Ridgecrest Timbers Apartments at 8940 North Columbia Blvd. in Portland. He was taken into custody thanks to a cohort of tactical units from Portland and Clark County.Nearby St. Johns residents were evacuated from their homes during the three-hour standoff. Police also asked tenants in the apartment building to stay put.last_img read more

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Everton target Yerry Mina

first_imgEverton have made an offer of around 24 million euros for Barcelona’s Yerry Mina, Goal reports.The 23-year-old defender has been a shining light for Colombia at the World Cup, thereby drawing interest from a host of clubs across Europe.Everton have offered £21 million for his services but his current club, Barcelona will only sell on their own terms.The defender who scored the only goal in their 1-0 victory over Senegal which saw Colombia qualify for the knockout stages has three goals to his name already at this tournament. His last-minute equalizer against England took the tie to extra-time but the Colombians fell short during the penalty shootout.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Everton are believed to have begun negotiations with Barcelona for the former Palmeiras defender, who struggle to cement a regular place in the team since he joined in January. With new Everton boss, Marco Silva thought to be a huge admirer of his defensive abilities.The Catalan club are hoping to send him out on loan for a paid fee or sell him whilst including the option to buy him back for a future fee. Both clubs are expected to meet again next week to continue discussions over the transfer of Mina.Everton are yet to add to their squad this summer but have seen Wayne Rooney and Ramiro Funes Mori depart on a free.last_img read more

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Guerreiro out of Portugals next game

first_imgPortugal defender Raphael Guerreiro will miss his country’s next game against Italy on Monday due to injury, according to Football Italia.The Borussia Dortmund full-back has pulled out of the Portugal squad to face Italy in the Nations League.The left-back who picked up an injury during international duty, missed his country’s 1-1 draw against World Cup runners-up Croatia on Thursday with Napoli’s Mario Rui stepping into the left-back spot for the SelecaoGuerreiro has been deemed unfit to take part in Monday evening’s match in Lisbon. He has therefore been sent home early and there is no replacement drafted in at such short notice.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….The player will be hoping his injury isn’t too serious as he returns to Germany to continue the season with Bundesliga side Dortmund who are looking to build on their decent start to the new season after picking up one win and one draw in their first two games of the season.Lucien Favre’s men are yet to win the Bundesliga trophy since the 2011-12 season and will be hoping to end Bayern’s six-year consecutive dominance or at least push the Bavarians all the way this time around. Meanwhile, Portugal will be hoping to kick off their UEFA Nations League campaign with a win.The European champions come up against Italy, who began their Nations League campaign by drawing 1-1 with Poland at the Stadio Dall’Ara in Bologna.last_img read more

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Ronaldos biographer believes Cristiano is desperate for affection

first_imgThe Juventus striker burst into tears after being sent-off in the last UEFA Champions League match against ValenciaCristiano Ronaldo is a footballer not afraid to show his sensitive side.He cried when he was injured during the 2016 UEFA Euro Final between Portugal and France.And just this week, he burst into tears after receiving his first red card in a UEFA Champions League match.For Ronaldo’s biographer Guillem Balague, the superstar is desperate for affection.“The reaction to the red card was fascinating because it proved how the clubs keep their champions in this wonderful bubble, a safe space where these players end up feeling like Gods on Earth,” Balague was quoted by Football Italia.“And Gods are by definition exempt from punishment. When this bubble is burst, the reaction is exaggerated and even violent. The problem is that these ‘aliens’ haven’t grown up in a normal environment. They mentally remain adolescents, because they must think of nothing other than playing football.”“Ronaldo wants to feel the devotion of everyone, for everybody to have faith in him, and recently that wasn’t happening at Real Madrid,” he added.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“This search for absolute devotion took him to Italy along with other aspects, including economic ones. Ronaldo was greeted with joy in Serie A not only by Juventus fans but by everyone in the sport.”“Now, what is it that an adolescent desperately seeks out? Affection, obviously. He didn’t have a father by his side growing up and always sought out that figure during his professional career, from Sir Alex Ferguson to agent Jorge Mendes,” he explained.“In Italy, he has found the warmth of the fans that allowed him to fill that emotional hole. He has always sought unconditional and unanimous affection. In Madrid, Florentino Perez denied him that, but he rediscovered it at Juve.”last_img read more

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Luis Enrique Rodri can surpass Busquets

first_imgThe British publication, FourFourTwo, have broadcasted the words of Spain national team head coach Luis Enrique concerning Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri.According to the former Barcelona manager, the 22-year-old hotshot has all characteristics to become a ‘new Sergio Busquets.’Although Rodri is yet to establish himself as a regular starter at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano following his summer’s arrival from Villarreal, Enrique seems to be a huge fan of the prosperous youngster.“I have already spoken about their similarities,” he told a news conference.“It’s not good to give too much praise and he is very young, but Rodri comes across as very professional and prepared mentally.“He can reach Busquets’ level and maybe surpass it. Who knows what limits he has?”Robert Moreno says he would step aside if Luis Enrique asks him Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 The Spanish national team manager, Robert Moreno, took the job after Luis Enrique stepped down because his nine-year-old daughter passed away after a bone tumor.Rodri will be better than Barcelona icon Busquets – Luis Enrique https://t.co/ohoDJdkoz2 pic.twitter.com/VRS5qnE5za— Goal Nigeria (@GoalcomNigeria) October 4, 2018Now it’s up to the Rodri to give his answer on the field, but a comparison with a figure such as Busquets can only be flattering.The highly-rated midfielder will in the Spain squad for the matches against Wales and England along with Busquets, as well as, his two Atletico companions, Saul Niguez and Koke.last_img read more

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Henry remembers Glenn Hoddle

first_imgThe former English footballer suffered a heart attack last week and it’s in serious treatment right now at the hospitalFormer Monaco footballer Glenn Hoddle fell ill last week after suffering a heart attack while working in the television studios of BT Sport.And now Monaco manager Thierry Henry talked to Sky Sports about how he admires the ex-English footballer.“Glenn Hoddle is someone I admire a lot. He wore the colors of Monaco,” Henry said in a press conference.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“I always remember that Manu [Emmanuel] Petit and Arsene [Wenger] always told me he was the most talented player they’d ever seen.”“I saw videos. I’ve often been told about his ball control, his movement, his magnificent goals, his love for the game,” he added.“I know very well what he represents in the world of football and especially for Monaco. I think the whole club has been affected by what has happened to him.”last_img read more

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Figo says Messi hasnt won the WC because his Argentina team

first_imgThe legendary Portuguese player says it is unfair to judge the Argentinean star because everything is different in his national teamLionel Messi has enjoyed a lot of success with Barcelona over the years on all the tournaments they have played.But at the national team level, he hasn’t been able to win the World Cup or any big tournament with the senior Argentina team.And for Portuguese legend Luis Figo, it is unfair to criticize him, since he doesn’t have the same support.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“The team-mates are not the same, the tactical systems are not the same, the opponents are not of the same type,” Figo told Goal.“When the quality [of the team] is lower, it becomes more difficult for a player to win a tournament like a World Cup on his own.”“He can make a difference in one or two games, but it’s hard to get to victory without having a high-level team,” he added.“I think this is the big difference: between his club and the national team, there are different situations and limits that affect his performances.”last_img read more

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Giuseppe Marotta on a new chapter in Inters history

first_imgInter Milan’s new CEO Giuseppe Marotta is keen on marking a new chapter in the club’s history.Marotta made the switch from Juve and in his first Nerazzurri interview exclusively to Inter TV, the new boss made his ambitions known.“A new chapter begins – a new journey with the same characteristics that have led me to other experiences. I will show great passion, determination and desire to take Inter as high as possible.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“I was born into football, and as soon as this opportunity arose I didn’t hesitate to take it. I met the owners and I understood their desire to gift great success to the fans. There’s a lot of confidence in the management and it’s up to us to repay them.“There are plenty of points still on offer and all of our objectives are attainable. We’ll need to start again right from Saturday’s game against Udinese. Inter must have a leading role on the European stage, it’s a club with great honours.“It’s a really strong brand, with a history made up of many trophies and great players. The fans’ love for these colours is permanent.”last_img read more

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Ivan Rakitic hopeful Barcelona will escape punishment

first_imgBarcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic hopes they will be in the draw for the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, amid the controversy over their decision to select an ineligibleB team defender Juan Brandariz “Chumi” was selected to start in last week’s 2-1 first leg defeat to Levante UD, despite being suspended for receiving a fifth booking in a second division match.This breaches the Spanish FA’s (RFEF) disciplinary code with Levante president Quico Catalan announcing his plans to complain over the matter which could expel Barcelona from the Copa del Rey.Should Catalan have his way, then Barcelona would lose the chance to win the competition for a fifth time in a row.“I really wanted to win this cup,” said Rakitic after Barcelona’s 3-0 second leg win on Thursday night, via Marca.“I’ve won it every year that I’ve been here and I don’t want to stop.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“I hope we’re in the draw.“It’s important that the right thing is done, I think the club has done the right things and all was well and normal.”On how he found out about Chumi’s suspension, Rakitic said: “I found out after I woke up from my nap. I had a lot of messages on my phone and it surprised me a little.“We didn’t talk about it too much, we were focused on the game.”Barcelona won the second leg of their last-16 tie against Levante 3-0 to book their place in the quarter-finals with a 4-2 aggregate win after Ousmane Dembele’s brace and a Lionel Messi goal at Camp Nou on Thursday night.last_img read more

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This Day In History Sewing Machine Invention Hurricane Ivan

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThis day in history in 1846 Elias Howe of Massachusetts received a patent for a little invention we know as the sewing machine and in 2004, Hurricane Ivan was wreaking havoc in several islands of the Caribbean among them Grenada, Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman Islands. It was the ninth named storm, the sixth hurricane and the fourth major hurricane of an active season which went on to become the 10th most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and causing an estimated $22.5 billion in damages; the fifth costliest hurricane ever. Sixty four people died, mainly from Grenada and Jamaica where as many as half a million people were advised to evacuate. Related Items:caribbean, Elias howe, grenada, hurricane ivan, jamaica, sewing machine Beaches Resort Turks and Caicos confirms indefinite closure in 2021 Beaches Resort does not owe TCI Gov’t; both sides want multi-million dollar dispute resolved Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Social Media on the job, what a study revealslast_img read more

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Waterloo turns 200 Years old Governor to celebrate with new book

first_img Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Jun 2015 – Waterloo, the Govenor’s residence and office in Grand Turk turns 200 years old this year and to commemorate the historic building the Governor has teamed up with Dr. Carlton Mills for a publication. His Excellency Peter Beckingham said today: “The significant role that this property has played in the Turks and Caicos since 1815 must be captured and shared as an important part of the Islands’ heritage and legacy.” At least 11 pivotal events took place at Waterloo including housing British administrators and then a governor after Jamaica and The Bahamas went onto independence without the Turks and Caicos; those were in 1963 and 1973 respectively. It is home to a nine-hole golf course which still hosts tournaments and regular play; that was designed on Waterloo’s grounds in 1999. And way back in 1857, the first local owner, James Misick sold Waterloo to the British for just over a thousand British pounds; it is where the UK representative would live a more secluded lifestyle – at the time, we called that ‘king’s agent’, the President. The anniversary of Waterloo is to be marked with a reception hosted by the Governor at the house on the occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s official birthday which is this coming Monday June 15; also a public holiday. Recommended for you RBC Team off to Grand Turk with EZ Pay Related Items:governor peter, grand turk, james misick, waterloo Cruise figures forecast to drop, says Tourism Directorlast_img read more

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Increased use of technology proposed to further safeguard Jamaicas borders

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica, October 24, 2016 –   Executive Director of the National Security Policy Coordination Unit (NSPCU) in the Cabinet Office, Jacinth Byles, has recommended increased use of technology to further safeguard Jamaica’s borders.  Among the inputs being proposed are biometric identification, aerial and land-based surveillance and detection, port and shoreline security, and cargo security.She has contended that if law enforcement and other relevant State agencies collaborate on how these measures can be used to greater effect, “we can prevent new elements of crime from entering our waters.  I believe if we can stop the criminals from entering, we will be able to control the ones on land,” Mrs. Byles argued.  She was addressing the NSPCU’s fifth annual conference on border security, which was held at the National Police College of Jamaica (NPCJ), Twickenham Park, St. Catherine, on October 20 under the theme ‘Leveraging Technology for Effective Border Security’.The conference also featured a presentation by Commanding Officer for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Border Security Branch, Assistant Commissioner Assan Thompson, which detailed the correlation between security and technology.  His presentation focused on radar technology, closed-circuit television (CCTV), global positioning systems (GPS) as well as devices used to access information and the capabilities of these.Mrs. Byles said the seminar was one of the Government’s initiatives targeting strengthening of Jamaica’s border security framework and was attended by representatives of several stakeholder agencies.  They include the Ministry of Health; Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA), Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard, and Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Ministry of Health, among others.Mrs. Byles said the participants were engaged in discussion on the theme, which enabled them to propose practical solutions on how best border security can be enhanced, based on their daily operations and engagements.The conference also featured a panel discussion involving representatives of law enforcement and border security entities.  “As policymakers, the NSPCU is satisfied with the input and response from the stakeholders. We have started the discussions (which should take us) one step closer to protecting our people from human trafficking, guns, drugs, and even diseases,” she stated.Several of the participants were also taken on a tour of Jamaica’s coastline between the Kingston Harbour and Rocky Point in Clarendon, which was facilitated by the JCF’s Marine Division.last_img read more

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Teacher Suzie defended by Parents says treatment wrong by school Immigration

first_img#MagneticMediaNews #TeacherSuzie Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 27, 2017 – Parents of children who once attended Tumble Totz Daycare say they are speaking out to defend the reputation of who their children lovingly call, Teacher Suzie, after the educator was reportedly fired and deported in what they believe was an unfair situation.The two, who met with Magnetic Media this week explained that Suzette Codling of Jamaica is not an abusive teacher, that their children have been unnecessarily traumatized by the December decision and they thought it was important that someone was on the record about Codling’s good work.Tumble Totz is owned by former Education Minister, Lillian Boyce and both young women asked for their identities not to be revealed, they say, for fear of victimization.  The women presented us audios of the meeting Mrs. Boyce held with eight parents in December to explain concerns of abuse, namely ear pulling, corporal punishment or spanking; parents at that meeting, the two say, were shocked at the allegation.We contacted spokesperson for the school, Hayden Boyce who explained that while these parents may not have experienced any abuse of their children, there are other accounts of harsh treatment allegedly by Codling to be considered by the institution.Tumble Totz media statement:  “This decision not to renew the work permit was taken after some very serious allegations emerged late last year, that Ms. Codling had been verbally and physically abusing young children who were in her care.  The  daycare believes that any and all allegations of abuse must be taken extremely seriously and that such actions must not be condoned under any circumstances.”These comments were given also to Jamaican media houses which have picked up the story and in at least publication, headlined it as the Turks and Caicos, again, being abusive to expatriate professionals.The parents who spoke to Magnetic Media believe the action by Immigration was allegedly instigated by Tumble Totz, but Mr. Boyce outlines a chain of events which includes Codling getting monies owed, return ticket and selecting a date to leave the TCI.   It is said that Teacher Suzie wanted to change that date, Immigration denied the change and Ms Codling was picked up on January 13th and detained.Suzette Codling has also been in touch with Magnetic Media and expresses outrage that she was locked up in a ‘rat infested’ holding center and that she was treated like a criminal; statement issued by her lawyer:  “Ms. Codling stated that she refuses to be another unheard statistic, because this has happened to other Jamaican teachers.  Ms. Codling wants to make the record clear that she has never physically nor verbally abused any child…”   Boyce says the statements made by Codling are false.  Codling says they are not false and she is taking the matter to court.The parents of the K4 and K5 aged children, said of Teacher Suzie who was serving as Vice Principal of Tumble Totz, that she was excellent with their children; they loved the fact that she is a reading specialist.   Since the decision to terminate or not to reapply for a work permit for the Jamaican teacher, six parents have pulled their children from Tumble Totz and relocated them to other schools. Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TeacherSuziecenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Jamaica pays tribute to Marcus Garvey

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, August 18, 2017 – Kingston – The Government and people of Jamaica on Thursday (August 17) honoured the life and legacy of the country’s first National Hero, the Rt. Excellent Marcus Garvey, with a floral tribute at National Heroes Park in Kingston.   The function, which included the laying of floral arrangements at Garvey’s shrine, was to commemorate the 130th anniversary of his birth.Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, who represented Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, hailed Garvey as a champion for social justice and education.   She said that for Garvey, education was a “powerful weapon” in improving the condition of people of African descent throughout the world.“He taught us that the way to achieve black power and black prosperity was through education and not bullets,” she pointed out.Ms. Grange noted that Garvey hosted educational programmes at Liberty Hall in Kingston for scores of persons who later influenced national life.The two-storey building, acquired in 1923 to serve as the centre of activities for the Kingston division of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), was the first meeting hall in Jamaica that was fully owned and operated by blacks.Minister Grange lauded the Rastafarian movement for keeping the legacy of Mr. Garvey alive.   She said the ceremony served as an opportunity to reflect on the life of a man who made it his life purpose to offer the people of the African diaspora a direction, hope and vision.“Marcus Garvey lived a life with a mission. He… inspired black people to set high goals for themselves, and would have been proud to see the achievers of today,” she said.For his part, Acting Director of Arts Development and Training at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Andrew Brodber, said Garvey was relentless in his pursuit of equal rights and self-reliance for black people.   He noted Garvey’s “unwavering crusade” to stimulate pride in his race, a cause for which he showed courage “amid incessant onslaughts”.Flowers were laid by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen; Minister Grange; Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips; Mayor of Kingston, Senator Delroy Williams; Ambassador of Argentina, His Excellency Ariel Fernandez, who represented the diplomatic corps, and President of the UNIA, Steven Golding.Marcus Garvey was born in St. Ann’s Bay, St. Ann, on August 17, 1887.   As a young man, be moved to Kingston, where he worked as a printer and got involved in social issues, participating in the first printers union strike in 1907 and later setting up the newspaper, ‘The Watchman’.Garvey travelled to Central and South America, where he observed the poor working and living conditions of black people. On his return to Jamaica he spoke out about the injustice and discrimination experienced by blacks and appealed for the colonial government to improve their plight.In 1914, Garvey started the UNIA in Jamaica, which grew into an international organisation dedicated to racial pride and economic self-sufficiency for black people worldwide.Garvey was conferred with the Order of the National Hero in 1969.last_img read more

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