Recap of Hulk Hogan on ABCs Good Morning America

first_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Twitter Facebook Now Playing Up Next The Bella Twins to appear on ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud” airing August 18 Hulk Hogan Will Host WWE’s ‘Crown Jewel’ Event In Saudi Arabia Hulk Hogan Says He’s Headed To WWE’s Crown Jewel Event Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestcenter_img Hulk Hogan To Return To WWE At Crown Jewel Now Playing Up Next Twitterverse Responds To Hulk Hogan Hosting WWE’s ‘Crown Jewel’ Hulk Hogan WhatsApp Hulk Hogan Is Back With WWE Google+ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson talks about missing wrestling, his childhood, Hobbs and Shaw WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan appeared Monday morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America” in an interview that was taped this past Thursday (8/27) to tell his side of the story of the leaked racial rant by Radar-Online and the National Enquirer that Hogan made as part of a sex tape with the ex-wife of Bubba the Love Sponge, Heather Clem, that is currently part of an ongoning $100 million lawsuit with Gawker.com.Hogan noted that this has hit him the hardest out of all the things he has been through. Hogan said when the sex tape was recorded that had that racial rant, he was at the lowest point of his life and was suicidal. He was mad at his daughter Brooke and her then-boyfriend and had no idea he was being taped. Hogan said he is not a racist, he is embarassed by what he said and that it was wrong. Hogan said people need to understand that you inherit things by where you grow up and “where I grew up in Tampa”, all his friends would greet each other, black and white, saying that word (the N word), it was thrown around like it was nothing. Hogan said that it is fair to say he inherited a racial bias over time, due to the environment he grew up in. All his friends, black and white, would say that word on a daily basis and would greet each other with that in the morning, it was part of the culture he grew up in. Hogan asked for forgiveness from his fans, saying he’s not the Hulk Hogan character you have seen for years, I’m Terry Bollea, I’m just a normal man.Hogan brought up WWE distancing themselves from him adding, “My entire career, it was like it never happened.” Hogan began breaking down in tears when talking about his daughter, Brooke, defending him when the racial rants were leaked. Hogan said that if anyone should have disowned him, it should have been her, she should have been the one to throw me out the trash, but instead she showed me more love than anybody. Hogan said his daughter was so supportive, even though she was the “direction of his attack.” Hogan said he was mad at her when he made the rant, not her then-boyfriend. Hogan said his daughter told him, “I don’t need to forgive you, because I’m not mad at you.”The interview closed with Hogan saying that just because a person makes a mistake, you don’t throw them away. If everybody at their lowest point was judged on one thing they said and all of a sudden, their entire career was wiped out because of something from 10, 20 years ago, it’d be a sad world, people get better everyday, they get better. Hogan said that he is working to raise awareness of the impact hateful language can have, but would still give his right arm to be involved in pro wrestling again. However, it remains to be seen if WWE will allow that according to Hogan.The interviewer mentioned Hogan’s ongoing lawsuit with Gawker, but made it like that Hogan was removed from the WWE Hall of Fame and WWE removed him completely from their history when in reality, Hogan is still in the WWE Hall of Fame and his matches are still included on the WWE Network. Finally, the interviewer brought up that Hogan will be appearing on “Nightline” on Monday night to again tell his side of the story, taped last Thursday.This ended the segment.You can view video of the segment with Hogan below.ABC Latest News | Latest News VideosRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipHulk Hogan Will Host WWE’s ‘Crown Jewel’ Event In Saudi ArabiaVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:28/Current Time 0:09Loaded: 100.00%0:10Remaining Time -0:19 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 Netflix announces season three of GLOW set to premiere Friday, August 9last_img read more

AJ Styles vs Sami Zayn Usos defend Tag Titles on first Smackdown

first_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Videos Articles Pinterest WhatsApp January 2, 2018 at 6:22 pm WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Nikki Bella Videos Articles Nick Noel The finish of Zayn and AJ is pretty obvious some crap with Shane coming out again to sell the story of his feud with Bryan and Owens/Zayn even though it makes no sense and only total WWE sheep want to see Shane wrestle again.Usos vs. Gabel and Bengamine is going to be boring as we got LAX Lite and Team no Chrisma. January 2, 2018 at 3:13 pm Now Playing Up Next Facebookcenter_img Videos Articles WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Now Playing Up Next Drew Mcintyre Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey 8/29 NXT Live Results: Orlando, Florida (Velveteen Dream takes on Roderick Strong) 2 COMMENTS John Oliver Takes On The WWE Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Al79 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) WWE Smackdown Live takes place tonight in Orlando, Florida.Tonight will be the first episode of 2018.Advertised for the show is WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Sami Zayn in a non-title match. Plus, The Usos defend the Smackdown Tag Team Championships against Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable and the continuation of the United States Title tournament.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of Smackdown tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-DownVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Shane wrestling pretty much led to my decision to stop my 9.99/mo. charge back in November. I may restart it before the Rumble just for the two rumbles, but I can’t stand the Shane or the Strowman storyline. Comments are closed.last_img read more

11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte Live

first_imgFacebook Charlotte Flair Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Twitter WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Videos Articles Videos Articles Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) WWE returns live tonight with Clash of Champions live from Charlotte, North Carolina airing on the WWE Network.The event will feature 11 matches, with a Kickoff Show beginning at 6:00 p.m. Eastern/5:00 Central and the main show starting at 7:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 Central.Scheduled for tonight’s card is Seth Rollins defending his WWE Universal Championship against Braun Strowman, as well as Rollins and Strowman defending their RAW Tag Team Championships against Dolph Ziggler and Bobby Roode.Also scheduled is Kofi Kingston taking on Randy Orton with the WWE Championship on the line, and Roman Reigns against Erick Rowan in a No Disqualification match.Here is the scheduled card for tonight in Charlotte:WWE Universal ChampionshipSeth Rollins (c) vs. Braun StrowmanWWE ChampionshipKofi Kingston (c) vs. Randy OrtonWWE United States ChampionshipAJ Styles (c) vs. Cedric AlexanderWWE Intercontinental ChampionshipShinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. The MizRAW Women’s ChampionshipBecky Lynch (c) vs. Sasha BanksSmackdown Women’s ChampionshipBayley (c) vs. Charlotte FlairRAW Tag Team ChampionshipsSeth Rollins and Braun Strowman (c’s) vs. Dolph Ziggler and Robert RoodeSmackdown Tag Team ChampionshipsThe New Day (c’s) vs. The RevivalWWE Women’s Tag Team ChampionshipsAlexa Bliss and Nikki Cross (c’s) vs. Fire and Desire (Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville)No Disqualification MatchRoman Reigns vs. Erick RowanWWE Cruiserweight ChampionshipDrew Gulak (c) vs. Humberto Carrillo vs. Lince DoradoWrestleview.com will have full coverage of WWE Clash of Champions tonight starting at 7:00 p.m Eastern (6:00 CT) with live thoughts on Twitter via @wrestleview.Live Post-Show TonightWrestleview Live will also return tonight on YouTube immediately following the PPV. Be sure to subscribe to our channel! Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:08Loaded: 100.00%0:08Remaining Time -0:26 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 Videos Articles Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Google+ WhatsApplast_img read more

Dems force 1week delay on panel vote on Supreme Court pick

first_imgWASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Monday forced a one-week delay in a committee vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, who remains on track for confirmation with solid Republican backing.Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, announced that, as expected, Democrats have requested a postponement. The committee vote on Judge Neil Gorsuch now will be held April 3.At least 15 Democrats and independents, led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, have announced their opposition to the Denver-based appeals court judge, arguing that Gorsuch has ruled too often against workers and in favor of corporations.Several Democrats have expressed frustration with the lack of answers Gorsuch gave during two lengthy days of questioning at his confirmation hearing last week. They also expressed concerns that he wouldn’t be an independent voice from Trump, who nominated him in January.But the nominee is supported by all Republican senators, and the GOP has a 52-48 majority. Republicans praised Gorsuch’s testimony, saying he showed humility and a deep understanding of legal precedent and separation of powers.last_img read more

Kin of Mycheal Lynch doubt official report to sue county

first_imgHe’d been told that his son had slipped and fallen in the Clark County Jail. He was told that he was in the intensive care unit, but would be all right. But the second Kim Lynch walked into the hospital room, he knew Mycheal was brain dead.“First your gut’s taken out of you,” the 64-year-old Vancouver man said. “You’re just empty, you’re mad, you’re hurt.”Next came the questions. One rose to the top: What happened?The events that led up to the death of 32-year-old Mycheal Lynch were the subject of a police investigation and a review by prosecutors. The custody officers involved in the jail struggle that left Lynch dead were cleared of any wrongdoing and followed all county policies, officials said.But Lynch’s family believes something went wrong and they’re determined to hold those responsible accountable. They said they want lasting change at the jail so that no one else has to experience their pain.And while the past 2 1/2 years have been mired with anger over Lynch’s death, family members have also been riddled with guilt — because they were the ones who called 911 to have him sent to jail, which they thought was the safest place for him.Life of sun and shadowsWhile Mycheal Lynch enjoyed playing video games and tinkering with his car, his biggest interest was his family.last_img read more

US moves to strip citizenship from two war criminals

first_imgSALEM, Ore. — Federal authorities on Wednesday began legal proceedings to strip U.S. citizenship from two Bosnians, including one living in Oregon, for war crimes including executing civilians during that country’s civil war in the 1990s.The move by the U.S. Justice Department comes years after Rasema Handanovic and Edin Dzeko were extradited and later convicted by courts in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2011. After serving her sentence, Handanovic returned to Beaverton, Ore., according to a statement from the Justice department, while Dzeko has not yet been released by Bosnian authorities.The department filed denaturalization lawsuits against the pair in federal courts in Oregon and the District of Columbia Wednesday. It wasn’t immediately clear if Handanovic has an attorney in Oregon, and information about an attorney for Dzeko was not immediately available.Members of the same military unit during the civil war in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1990’s, the pair were convicted of executing civilians and unarmed soldiers during a massacre in the tiny mountain village of Trusina.The larger conflict between Bosnia’s three main groups — Muslims, Serbs and Croats — lasted from 1992 until 1995, killed 260,000 people and displaced forced 1.8 million more to flee. Muslims and Croats were allied against the Serbs at the start of the war, but they became enemies when Croat forces sought to capture territory held by the Bosnian army.last_img read more

Money flows furiously in 3rd District race

first_imgA last-minute look at contributions flooding into the 3rd Congressional District shows the race isn’t slowing down.Candidates must file a pre-general election report spanning Oct. 1-17. Those filings with the Federal Election Commission were available Friday.In that time, contributions to Democratic challenger Carolyn Long outpaced those to Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, three times over.Long brought in an additional $685,267 in contributions, bringing her election cycle total to $2,919,736.Meanwhile Herrera Beutler took in another $209,521 in contributions, putting her total at $2,241,466.In the last quarterly report, Long reported $1.2 million more in contributions than Herrera Beutler.In the last two weeks, Herrera Beutler spent $551,492, just $200,000 less than she spent last quarter.Long, however, spent more in the last two weeks than she did all of last quarter. Her expenses totaled $1,148,261, compared with more than $734,000 between July and October.Looking at Herrera Beutler’s last election, in 2016, when she easily beat Democrat Jim Moeller, both fundraising and spending are up. At this point in time in 2016, the Southwest Washington representative had amassed $1,268,047 in contributions and spent $1,153,590. She ended the reporting period in 2016 with more than $800,000 cash on hand.This election cycle, both candidates are spending more of what they have. Herrera Beutler has about $454,000 left in the coffers compared with Long’s $700,000.The ad buys from independent committees targeting the race are also picking up. On Friday, the National Republican Congressional Committee released an $800,000 ad buy targeting Long. The ad comes just a day after a $500,000 ad by Winning for Women was released in support of Herrera Beutler.last_img read more

Wilshere determined to keep Arsenal momentum

first_imgAhead of their Thursday clash with CSKA Moscow in the quarter-final stage of the Europa League, Wilshere stated it is very important for them to keep their momentum and take it with themselves to the first leg with the Russian giants.The Gunners struggled for pretty much the whole game, but it was their January signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, who just returned from injury, that led their team to the eventual 3-0 win. The duo was able to net all three goals in the last 15 minutes of the game.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“It’s a big game,” Wilshere said, according to the Daily Mail. “We needed that 90 minutes out of the way. We needed to get the three points, move on and keep the momentum going.”“We’ve won a few in a row and wanted to keep that going. Now we’ve got a big one on Thursday and we’re ready for that. Sometimes it’s like that after an international break, it takes 45 minutes to blow the cobwebs off,” the Gunner went on to add.last_img read more

Under I grew up watching videos of Leo Messi

first_imgAS Roma’s Cengiz Under has spoken of the sensation he felt playing against his childhood hero Lionel Messi, after their shock win against BarcelonaThe Giallorossi produced one of the biggest and surprising comebacks in the history of the Champions League on Tuesday night, where they overcame a 4-1 deficit from the first leg to defeat Barcelona 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico and progress to their first semi-final appearance since the 1983/84 season.Under was on the bench for the decisive encounter, but came on for Patrick Schick in the 73rd minute and played a critical role by assisting Kostas Manoles nine minutes later for the decisive goal.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.In an interview with Sporx, the Turkey international was still getting over the sensation of having played against Messi and revealed his delight with the win.“I grew up watching videos of Leo Messi,” said Under, according to Football-Italia.“That’s how it was since I was 10. Playing on the pitch with him was indescribable, and obviously I’m delighted with this win.”last_img read more

Barca boss wants to win Champions League and La Liga

first_imgBarcelona boss Ernesto Valverde was asked about Valladolid, the state of their pitch and the controversial plan for the Blaugrana’s trip to Girona on January 27 being played in the US and this is what he says:“The newly-promoted teams play with enthusiasm early on. They still have the joy of promotion on their minds and channel it on to the field,” he said as quoted by Football Espana.“They’re a dangerous team, so we must take that into account. It’s not normal to relay the pitch four days before a match, although Camp Nou isn’t at its best either.“The players are an important part of the show. They have a voice and something to say. They only want to be heard.”Finally, does Valverde believe Real Madrid are weakened by Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit?David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“It’s a similar situation to ours with Neymar, which gave us the strength to grow. I see them in the same way,” he concluded.“I want to win the Champions League like everyone else, as well as La Liga. It’s normal to get excited.”Barca squad for Valladolid: Ter Stegen, Ezkieta; Semedo, Sergi Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Coutinho, Arthur, Arturo Vidal; Messi, Suarez, Dembele, Malcom, Munirlast_img read more

Napoli are Juventus biggest title rival – Ventura

first_imgFormer Italy national team coach Giampiero Ventura believes that Napoli are the closest title rival to Juventus in the Serie A this season, with Inter Milan and AC Milan still rebuilding their squad.Juventus have been dominant in Italy, having won the league title for the past seven years in a row and needed 95 points to finish above Napoli last season.According to Football Italia, former Italian coach Giampiero Ventura has been paying close attention to the title race in Serie A this season and has given his opinion.“There’s been a lot of talk about the anti-Juventus, but it’s still the Napoli that got 91 points,” Ventura said on Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.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.“[Carlo] Ancelotti is not only a great Coach but an intelligent person, he’s not throwing away the work of his predecessor [Maurizio Sarri], then week-by-week he’ll put in something of his own.“Inter have made great signings but, as happened with Milan last year, that doesn’t guarantee you results.“No-one imagined they’d take one point from two games.”last_img read more

Beckham names new MLS team Inter Miami

first_imgDavid Beckham has named his Major League Soccer (MLS) team “Inter Miami”The former England captain announced plans for an MLS franchise in Miami back in January.The official name of the football team will be “Club Internacional de Futbol Miami”.The aim of the name is to celebrate “a truly global location that welcomes and embraces all cultures and communities” that references Miami’s international, diverse, inclusive, creative and ambitious spirit”.“This is such a proud day for myself and for the entire team,” said Beckham, according to RTE.“It’s an honour to announce the new name and crest to our fans.“We are taking another important step in establishing our club and today marks an important moment in the history of Club Internacional de Futbol Miami.”Opinion: De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 13, 2019 We never thought we would see anything remotely like it, but now we can say that De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham.Nobody…The club’s motto is: “Libertas, Unitas, Fortuna”Miami MLS managing owner Jorge Mas said: “Our city and our fans draw their strength from the dreams of a global population that calls Miami home.“It is only fitting that our name pays tribute to the inclusiveness that makes us who we are.”Fellow Miami MLS owner and chairman Marcelo Claure added: “We are extremely excited to offer the team’s identity to Miami and the world.“This team will thrive on the principles of solidarity, passion, innovation, tenacity and inclusivity and embodies all of them in every aspect of our daily work – on and off the field.”Inter Miami are expected to compete in the MLS in 2020.last_img read more

Saplletti wants an immediate reaction from Inter

first_imgInter coach Luciano Spalletti wants to have “an immediate reaction” from Inter as well as support from the fans.Inter was defeated on Friday by Serie A champions Juventus and has only won one match out of the seven matches played so far in all competition.“It’s essential that we see an immediate reaction,” Spalletti said in his Press conference ahead of the Udinese game as was quoted by Football Italia.“I must say that I think these lads deserve the support of the fans. They showed their displeasure about what happened, and the desire to immediately re-start in a match like tomorrow’s.“They know very well that this is the first step, it won’t take you to your destination but it’ll move you from where you are.”When asked about last winter when the Beneamata went on a run of one win in 10 games and the fear of a repeat?“I think it’s different. You just look at the result, I have to look at the incidents which determined the outcome and to me it seems very different.”“The players are working in the right way, we lost a game and it hurts, it created difficulties in the reaction of our fans.“That said, we went out of the competition on goal difference [away goals] in the last 10 minutes.Juventus v Atalanta BC - Serie ASerie A Season Preview 2019-20 Boro Tanchev – August 23, 2019 The 2019-20 Serie A campaign starts this weekend with the clash between Parma and defending champions Juventus.“In my opinion the team did very well, beyond a bit of a nervous reaction after going 1-0 down. We did very well and deserved to win, we created a lot of chances.“Clearly a result like this makes a big difference, but when the draw was made no-one gave us a chance of getting through and instead we were 10 minutes away.“We should have done more, but I don’t think it’s right to knock down what this team has done over the past year-and-a-half.“It seems to me, given the way our result was treated, that there’s a desire to go and demolish what we’ve created, but it remains.“You need to look at where we started. Right now we’re 14 points behind Juventus, we started 29 points behind in seventh place.“We don’t have to throw away anything we’ve done so far, we’ve built something and we need to continue the journey, that’s what we’re working on now.“I don’t see games we’ve lost, or in which we didn’t win, as meaning we have to completely upend what we’ve done.“After that it’s clear that I should be the one in the crosshairs, not the players, because the players are doing what they need to do and they’ve shown they want to work in the right direction.“We’ll be sure to examine what happened, and keep working toward our objectives.last_img read more

Parliament paused due to technical problems

first_img Related Items:HOA had to be shut down due to technical problems, hoa in poor state, house of assembly may have to be shut down for as long as three months for needed repairs Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 26, 2016 – The House of Assembly had to be shut down for about an hour on Monday as the microphones were not working; this meant another halt to country business due to the faulty system.Deputy House Speaker, Hon Josephine Connolly who is chairing the sessions in the absence of House Speaker, Hon Robert Hall explained that due to leaks at the NJS Francis Building where the House is situated, there was damage to the audio system.  It rained over the weekend in the Capital.The shabby condition of the House of Assembly is not new and a report to Magnetic Media is that the HOA will actually have to be relocated for as much as three months in order for the desperate technical upgrades to happen.last_img read more

Police respond to accident in GraceBay

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 6, 2017 – Providenciales –  Police and other emergency services yesterday were dispatched to a two motor vehicular accident in the Gracebay area of Providenciales.   Reports are that a vehicle overturned, persons are trapped and possible injuries sustained…Accident occurred at 9:36pm…#MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Premier Stiffer Penalties to Come for Persons Caught in Human Trafficking

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 25th 2017: Stiffer penalties to come for persons caught in human trafficking and in illegal trade. This as TCI needs to send a strong message as a country with laws in place to deal with illegal migrants. The message comes from Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson who is also cautioning persons caught harbouring illegal migrants of the hefty fine of $20,000 for such an offence.Her warning comes on the heels of reports circulating that a vessel with some 100 Haitians arrived on TCI shores early Thursday morning. While no official word on how many persons arrived on the boat, members of the Police Service together with the Immigration Task force apprehended several of the migrants, it is believed that a vast number remain at large. An appeal has been issued to residents of Providenciales to assist with information leading to the apprehension of others who traveled on this vessel, or any other illegal migrants within our borders.She adds that the summary conviction or term of imprisonment for the offence is four years, while persons acquiring status other than by birth convicted of the offense can face the possibility of their status in the Islands revoked, making them liable to deportation. A frustrated Premier, who is the acting Border Control Minister, says “It is a vexing experience as each time the country’s purse is taxed and monies that can be used elsewhere for our developmental needs are directed towards detention and repatriation”.The Premier in expressing understanding of the matter, as something previous governments have grappled with, she says the time had come to change the approach to the problem. As a result, she is promising to send a clear message to persons breaking the law as she intends to implement stronger penalties to come for those caught. The Premier underscored the message of the TCI as a country with laws.Premier Cartwright Robinson is currently acting Border Control Minister, as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Border Control, Sean Astwood was in The Bahamas for the opening of Parliament.#MagneticMediaNews#StifferPenalitiesForIllegalMigrantsComing#TCIACountryWithLawslast_img read more

Study Tour for Environmental Stakeholders

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, August 17, 2017 – Kingston – The Climate Change Division (CCD) of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation will be leading a study tour to the Wigton Windfarm and the Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation (C-CAM) on Friday, August 18, in an effort to sensitize environmental stakeholders to the day-to-day operations of the facilities.The tour, which is also aimed at highlighting ways in which the facilities contribute positively to the country’s climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts, will be done by representatives of the Division and the Meteorological Service of Jamaica as well as officers of the Ministry.Senior Technical Officer with responsibility for Mitigation at the CCD, Omar Alcock, said this tour, the first of several to be done throughout the year, is significant, as it fills the gap between the administrative and theoretical aspects of climate change adaptation efforts and the practical side.“So, a part of the tour is to get a visual of exactly what is happening on the ground. I am sure that, through this, persons will now become more familiar with the work taking place.   A lot of times we do presentations, go to meetings and do the administrative part of it, but this is to actually get an appreciation of what is happening,” he said in an interview with JIS News.Wigton Windfarm Ltd, the largest wind energy facility in the English-speaking Caribbean, is located in Rose Hill, Manchester, and currently comprises three plants – the 20.7-megawatt Wigton I, which began operating in 2004; Wigton II, an 18-megawatt extension facility that was commissioned in 2010; and Wigton III, the 24-megawatt expansion, commissioned in 2016.    C-CAM, located in Salt River, Clarendon, was established in 1997 to promote coastal conservation in Jamaica.The tour will feature a resource centre developed in 2015, which includes a library and teaching area for persons interested in learning about the environment, Jamaica’s endemic species and national adaptation and conservation efforts.Mr. Alcock said budgeting officers from the Ministry’s Finance Department will also be included in the tour to help foster a greater appreciation for the work being done, in order to more adequately treat with certain accounting items relating to the environment.The tour will include presentations and discussions outlining the effectiveness and achievements of the facilities and how they contribute to conservation of the environment.   This is a follow-up to a recent workshop by the CCD with budgeting officers of the ministries, departments and agencies aimed at highlighting the importance of including climate change-related matters in their budgets and clearly identifying instances where it is included.Upcoming study tours will include a visit to WRB Energy, a solar farm facility in Content, Clarendon, as well as one of the country’s hydroelectric power plants.last_img read more

CleanUp Crew Travels to Acklins Ragged Island Second Evacuation Tomorrow

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 12, 2017 – Nassau – Director of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Captain Stephen Russell said there would be a flight today, September 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. to Salina Point, Acklins.   This flight would take men from the local community to help with necessary clean-ups on the island of Acklins.Prime Minister Dr. The Rt. Hon. Hubert Minnis urged the remaining 20 residents on his visit to Ragged Island yesterday to evacuate as health conditions were deemed unfavorable.    A flight will be sent for the Ragged Island residents tomorrow, Wednesday, September 13, to bring them to New Providence.Ragged Island will receive heavy-duty tarps to help to preserve what is left of standing structures and to salvage any remaining valuables.   The Caribbean Development Bank has given $200,000 to aid in these recoveries.Also, teams from the United States Agency for International Development/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) have offered assistance in heeding NEMA’s requests for additional heavy-duty tarps, water containers, blankets, and other essentials.  NEMA will also receive assistance from the Chinese Embassy and US Northern Command.Story by: Sydnei IsaacsPress Release: BISlast_img read more

BAHAMAS Environmental Activists Biminites Decry South Cat Cay Development Document Evidence

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 17, 2017 – South Cat Cay – A small plane circled slowly, flying over the blue-green waters of the northern Bahamas. It should have been a day of sightseeing, photographing an island under carefully managed development with its fragile marine resources protected as the gems that will lure those who will eventually visit, live there or leave their yachts.Instead, what they saw as they flew over South Cat Cay sent chills down their spines and cries of outrage and despair from their hearts.   The group in the plane included representatives from Save Our Home, a Bimini-based organisation, Save The Bays and Waterkeepers Bahamas.Save The Bays Chairman Joe Darville said what he saw convinced him more than ever of the urgency of creating comprehensive environmental protection legislation and placing an environmental watchdog on every project.“It takes hundreds, sometimes thousands, of years to create coral reefs and minutes with heavy equipment to destroy it,” said Darville. “We are pleading, not asking, pleading with government.   When will you listen?   When will we begin to take these gifts that God gave us seriously and stop allowing uncaring people to eviscerate them in the name of progress?   This is not progress.  This is evil.”The story below is their story, in their words.  Save Our Home wrote it at the close of their aerial and land inspection during early November, 2017. Their words have not been edited. The introduction, they said, was gleaned from previously published reports:In 2009, the Government of the Bahamas under PM (Hubert) Ingraham gave full environmental approval for the 85-acre privately owned South Cat Cay for an exclusive, high end, hospitality and marina project.   The project will comprise a 53 room five star branded boutique hotel with related amenities, 29 marina condo units, 37 residential units, a 137 slip marina, restaurants, shops and recreational facilities.     This high-end resort will also include an upmarket residential community.During the course of construction in two phases it is estimated that some 75 Bahamians will be employed, and upon completion and build out some 170 permanent jobs will be created.   In addition to the $94 million capital investment by the developers, their economic impact assessment projects over $200 million in real estate sales over the first five years, which will significantly benefit government revenues, suppliers and employment.   The developer said the project will bring considerable benefit to Biminites in the form of employment and entrepreneurial opportunities generated by proposed retail space and excursions in the marina village.   They said they plan to purchase Bimini built skiffs for bone-fishing excursions led by Bahamian guides.   A Bahamian will operate a ferry service to and from Bimini; an artist in residence program will expose Bahamian artists to new techniques; a recording space will dedicate studio time for local musicians and local cooks will be provided with classical training.   Additionally, a fund is being established for primary and secondary educational facilities in Bimini to further long-term environmental awareness. It is also proposed that a marine sanctuary will be created to the south east of South Cat Cay to complement the educational initiative.But there comes a point when you start to feel like it’s just Deja-vu, that we have heard all this before, been promised jobs for Biminites, been told the highest environmental impact studies are being adhered to, but the reality is, to those of us who live here, it’s all just “hot air” and what they think people want to hear to sell us another story of jobs, progress and investment, but at what expense is the big question?On Thursday, November 9 the Save Our Home-Bimini Environmental Activist group was invited along with members of the Save The Bays team and Waterkeepers Bahamas to fly over South Cat Cay and witness for ourselves what is really going on.   Pictures and videos never lie and there before our very eyes was proof that the development is taking place as we speak, without the relevant silt barriers in place, the kind that actually work and contain the silt that is, properly installed without gaps and without proof of the silt drifting for miles.   Memories of the same devastation at the hands of RW (Resorts World) Bimini in 2014 during the dredging of the cruise ship pier spring to mind, with the same ineffectual yellow silt curtains that within two weeks of being installed broke open, covering the ocean in drifting polystyrene and the beaches to this day, covered in yellow plastics.   The cruise ship was rendered obsolete in a year.   Meanwhile, we lost 12 main dive sites off the west coast of Bimini, smothered in silt, which suffocated the corals and partially buried the stones of Atlantis, sites that divers come from all over the world to see and that locals earn their living from in dive tours.   Marine life dwindled to a point that some species are no longer seen in these waters.In the past couple of weeks, more than one hundred Bahamians have been fired from RW, leaving people wondering if the resort is going bankrupt over rumors that they are losing in excess of $26,000 a day.   And whilst the resort here in Bimini conjures images of a sinking ship, long predicted by those of us in the know due to the size of the development being too big for the infrastructure on such a small island, the Government is meanwhile playing out the same story all over again in South Cat Cay.Large populations of turtles used to be seen on the cays around South Cat, just like they did offshore from RW Bimini.   Now the water is so muddy with silt, nothing can be seen and in Bimini an annual Power Boat Grand Prix is organized around the very reefs that are home to turtles and sharks.Bimini and South Cat Cay has a blessing and curse, a blessing that it is at the top of the Bahamas chain and so brings an abundance of tourism to these shores, but a curse that successive governments seem to cash in on in taxes from such large scale developments, none of which is seen invested back into the local communities.   As Fred Smith QC has pointed out, until we have local governance and taxes made on these islands invested back into local community developments, instead of going into the countries capital never to be seen again, the family islands will continue to deteriorate and decline.One would think, that when heads of agreement come together, that a budget could be put in place with the developers to financially cover the employment of an on-site environmental advisor to monitor the development and provide weekly reports that all is in keeping with plans laid out, providing jobs for Bahamians and protecting our shores.   Instead, developers seems to think they have carte blanche to do whatever they like while no one is watching.   Accountability seems sadly lacking throughout the Bahamas development.   At the end of the day, we are left with our natural resources ransacked and foreign developers pulling out, once the damage is already done.   New legislation is needed putting the environment first in order to save one of the most beautiful parts of the world before it’s too late.   With the Bahamas being such low lying islands and global warming and sea levels rising, it makes no sense not to put new environmental legislation at the top of the priorities list moving forward.Release: DPA NewsPhoto captions:Header:  Sand and silt from dredging and excavating on South Cat Cay can smother coral reefs and kill the life that depends on the marine habitat. Already, say representatives of three organizations that inspected the development site this week, the once plentiful sea turtles in the area are no more.1st insert: Dredging and infrastructure work is underway at South Cat Cay where a hotel and marina were approved for the 85-acre site under the former FNM government, but environmentalists want to know where is the protection for marine resources?2nd & 3rd inserts: Inadequate silt barriers allow disturbed sand and silt to float over open waters, smothering coral reefs and suffocating the life that depends upon the habitat, potentially endangering grouper, hogfish and reef species and upsetting the full eco-cycle in a fragile eco-system. The above image was taken from a small plane flying over a development underway at South Cat Cay in the northern Bahamas. Environmentalists from three groups want to know where are those who are supposed to be protecting the marine environment of The Bahamas? They fear the project will mirror the tragedies of nearby Bimini where world-famous dive sites were destroyed by a massive dredger to make way for a cruise ship dock. The cruise ship does not call on Bimini anymore and more than 150 people have been laid off from their jobs at the resort it was intended to serve. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Morrison tips McCarthy to get Ireland job

first_imgFormer Republic of Ireland international Clinton Morrison has tipped Mick McCarthy to get the vacant national team job following Martin O’Neill’s departure.Morrison, who was handed his international debut during McCarthy’s first spell in charge of the Irish team between 1996 and 2002.The 59-year-old is currently the favorite for the job with reports suggesting he could be appointed within the next 48 hours.On Friday, Sky Sports said the former Ipswich United manager cancelled a scheduled appearance on Goals on Sunday as a result of the ongoing potential appointment.“Definitely, I think he’s a good manager,” he told Sky Sports News, as quoted by RTE.“When I first met him, he was a brilliant man manager. I went there because it was a brilliant set-up, I think he’s spot on.”Emile Heskey, LiverpoolReport: Former Liverpool striker Heskey reveals all George Patchias – September 10, 2019 Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey reveals all in his new book.In Heskey’s new book “Even Heskey Scored,” serialised in the Guardian, the player talks,…“It’s a difficult one when you do go back, but for me he’s the perfect candidate.”Morrison did say he would have liked to have seen Chris Hughton go for the job – the Brighton man ruled himself out on Thursday – but says McCarthy is just as good.“He’s a serious man and he doesn’t take any prisoners,” he said.“He can get the best out of players.”The Republic of Ireland Football Association (FAI) is hoping to make a quick appointment, with the draw for the upcoming UEFA European Championship qualifiers scheduled to take place in Dublin on 2 December.last_img read more