Sunday pay slash

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Productivity Commission’s recommendation to cut double-time pay on Sundays could see many retail and hospitality workers lose as much as half their income.Sunday penalty rates that aren’t included as overtime or shift work could be set at Saturday rates for hospitality, entertainment, retail, restaurants and cafes.The proposal has been slammed by the ACTU, Greens and Labor, saying the measure is a wage cut for the lowest paid workers in the country.Neos Kosmos spoke to some of those at the sharp end of the issue. Sia Psicharis, a Melbourne beauty salon owner, believes that such decisions work best when three important factors are considered at once: staff, business and clients. “We pay workers double, but we can’t charge the client twice, leaving no room for the business to absorb such a cost, especially with the rise of online discounting service coupons.”“We’re better off not doing treatments on Sunday because we simply can’t afford it,” she adds.Sofia Karambetsos, who manages a nut shop, agrees with the pay being on one level throughout the whole week except for public holidays. “We have worked Sundays all our business life and we pay a flat rate, which is above award rates,” she tells Neos Kosmos.“It has become the norm to work on Sunday within the hospitality industry. It’s part of the Australian culture.”However, barista Andreas Andriakopoulos disagrees with the proposal. For him, living in a progressive society means the state has to take good care of its weakest citizens. “Employees who have to work on Sundays spend this day away from their families, which is why I think the existing penalties should not be abolished.”Meanwhile, the commission suggests making temporary changes to the minimum wage and rewards to be reviewed only when necessary rather than every four years.“I spent five years without a raise at a previous job, whilst assuming more and more responsibilities,” says Roula Pappas, who now works as a store manager.“There are many cafes and clothing store owners who won’t go that extra mile to reward their hard-working employees if they are not compelled to by the law.”For students like Yolantha Crayes, who are only permitted to work 20 hours a week, penalty rates are a big help. “My family doesn’t have the means to support me and I rely on weekend pay rates to pay my bills,” she says.The report also proposes amending unfair dismissal laws, ensuring employees can receive compensation only where there is no evidence of underperformance or misconduct.Petra Katrakis, recently-arrived from Greece, is bemused by the many cases of migrant exploitation she has come across during her two years in Australia.“I’ve seen bosses promising to hire desperate people, give them some cash in hand the first week, stall their payments and fire them within a month.“People wanting to avoid compensation and giving raises could easily claim an employee isn’t reliable,” she adds.The Productivity Commission has also recommended allocating more resources for the Fair Work Ombudsman to investigate employers suspected of underpaying migrant workers.Kitchen worker Mario Petrou says it’s about time. “Do you know how many migrants like myself are being paid $6 an hour just because ‘this is what we’d get back where we came from’?”Productivity Commission Chair Peter Harris last addressed the committee on Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) on 14 August. His draft recommendations are still out for consultation.last_img read more

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Adelaide Festival Centre welcomes Acropolis Sculptures for the first time

first_imgThe Foundation for Hellenic Studies has secured a first-time exhibition of 15 replica sculptures of the Parthenon, with the support of the South Australian government, as part of the annual Adelaide Festival of Arts, which opened its doors to the public last month. The life-size replicas will be presented in an official opening at the Adelaide Festival Centre next Thursday 31 March, including sculptures such as Poseidon’s bust, a two-metre-tall Caryatid and examples of elements from the Parthenon’s frieze and metopes.“Adelaide Festival Centre is acknowledged as a national leader in multicultural engagement, presenting a number of ongoing programs and hosting visual arts exhibitions that celebrate and enable the community to learn from other cultures. “We are delighted to host this exhibition and welcome the Greek community and all South Australians to enjoy these exceptional works while they are in Adelaide,” said Douglas Gaultier, CEO and artistic director of the Adelaide Festival Centre.The exhibition, titled ‘The Sculptures of The Acropolis – A Retrospective’, will remain ‘in residence’ at the Adelaide Festival Centre for 100 days,so visitors can view the majestic forms of ancient Greece, that were used to symbolise democracy, equality and community.“Australians have long held a fascination for the Parthenon Sculptures,” said Treasurer of South Australia Tom Koutsantonis. “This is a tremendous opportunity to see them [the sculptures] in the heart of South Australia’s cultural space and understand why it is such a tragedy that the originals are spread all around the world.” The Foundation for Hellenic Studies – a not-for-profit organisation – launched a #ReturnTheMarbles campaign in 2013 and has since accumulated more than 73,000 followers on social media.This overwhelming support from all around the globe spurred the approach to the Greek government, which resulted in the idea for this initiative.“Extraordinary exhibitions such as this give visitors the opportunity to reflect on culture, history and the role of art in forming identity – Hellenic identity in this instance,” said foundation chairman Greg Crafter.In honour and support of this initiative, the Greek Archdiocese of South Australia has also announced that the commemoration events and wreath-laying ceremony for Greek Independence Day will be held at the Cross of Sacrifice, Pennington Gardens at 12.30 pm on Sunday 3 April, followed by the annual school parade, which is scheduled to conclude at the terrace of the Adelaide Festival Centre. Guests can then attend the exhibition. Entry to the exhibition is free of charge. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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YouTube déclare Internet Explorer 6 obsolète

first_imgYouTube déclare Internet Explorer 6 obsolèteÉtats-Unis – YouTube invite ses utilisateurs à actualiser leur navigateur Web. Internet Explorer 6 ne correspond pas aux nouvelles fonctionnalités de la plus célèbre des plates-formes de vidéos en ligne.YouTube invite ses utilisateurs à abandonner Internet Explorer 6. Certains navigateurs obsolètes peuvent en effet les empêcher de profiter des dernières fonctionnalités intégrées. Désormais, un internaute qui tente de regarder une vidéo avec un outil précédant les versions d’IE 7, Firefox 3, Chrome 4 ou Safari 3 devra actualiser son navigateur pour bénéficier d’une qualité optimale. Avec d’anciennes versions de ces outils, les concepteurs de sites sont obligés de niveler par le bas les performances de leurs pages et ainsi, freiner leur évolution. L’internaute est de plus en plus sollicité, avec notamment la suite bureautique de Google et l’écran de choix de navigateurs Internet de Microsoft. Le 25 février 2010 à 11:14 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Sommet de Cancun les ministres sont arrivés au Mexique

first_imgSommet de Cancun : les ministres sont arrivés au MexiqueLa ministre française de l’Ecologie et du Développement durable, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, est arrivée à Cancun, au Mexique, aujourd’hui pour participer à la conférence de l’Onu. Au total, 190 ministres de l’environnement étaient attendus pour la deuxième semaine de réunion.Le gouvernement français a dépêché à Cancun la ministre de l’Ecologie et du Développement durable Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, pour participer à la deuxième semaine de réunion sur le climat. Pour le moment, les engagements pris “ne sont pas à la hauteur”, estime le ministère. L’objectif fixé lors de la réunion de Copenhague, il y a un an, visait à limiter l’augmentation de la température mondiale à deux degrés.À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?La ministre a prévu dans son emploi du temps, en parallèle de son intervention en séance plénière de la conférence d’aujourd’hui, de rencontrer le Premier ministre kenyan, le vice-ministre parlementaire en charge des Affaires étrangères du Japon ainsi que le ministre de l’Environnement de l’Inde.”L’enjeu de ces négociations est de poser les fondations d’une coopération multilatérale efficace pour faire avancer concrètement la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique”, a souligné le ministère.Le 8 décembre 2010 à 17:09 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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La flore intestinale responsable de maladies cardiaques

first_imgLa flore intestinale responsable de maladies cardiaques?Une nouvelle étude publiée cette semaine dans Nature met en évidence un lien entre la capacité de la flore intestinale à métaboliser la lécithine, et la sensibilité aux maladies cardiaques.Rapportée par Science et Avenir, la nouvelle étude révèle une potentielle influence de la lécithine sur la sensibilité aux maladies cardiovasculaires. La lécithine, naturellement produite par le foie est métabolisée par la flore intestinale autrement appelée microbiote. Elle se retrouve couramment dans de nombreux aliments comme la viande, l’œuf ou encore les suppléments alimentaires.Selon les chercheurs de la clinique Cleveland, de grandes concentrations de trois métabolites de la lécithine, à savoir la bétaïne, la triméthylamine N-oxyde et la choline, entraînerait un risque plus important de maladies cardiovasculaires chez l’Homme. Pour parvenir à ce résultat, les chercheurs ont mis au point plusieurs expériences. Le principal auteur de l’étude, Stanley Hazen explique : “Quand deux personnes ont un même régime alimentaire, mais qu’une seule développe une maladie cardiaque, nous estimons actuellement que cette maladie cardiaque apparaît en raison de leurs différences génétiques, mais nos recherches montrent que ce n’est seulement qu’une partie de l’équation. En fait, les différences de métabolisme du microbiote d’une personne à l’autre semblent avoir un effet important dans la génèse d’une maladie cardiaque.” À lire aussiObésité : la flore intestinale jouerait bien un rôle dans le surpoidsPlus inquiétant encore, l’étude a mis en avant le rôle de la choline, qui une fois métabolisée par les bactéries du tube digestif, aurait un rôle important dans la formation de la plaque d’athérome, qui peut alors entraîner des accidents cardiaques. Or, M. Hazen explique : “Nous avons vu une énorme augmentation de l’addition de choline dans les multivitamines – même dans celles qui sont commercialisées à nos enfants”.Pour l’heure, cette recherche fait l’objet d’une véritable sensibilisation qui devrait pousser les autorités sanitaires à développer des contrôles du taux de lécithine dans les aliments afin de s’assurer que ces taux ne présentent aucun risque pour la santé des consommateurs. Le 13 avril 2011 à 09:03 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Le climat à découvert un livre pour les climatosceptiques

first_imgLe climat à découvert : un livre pour les climato-sceptiquesLes climatologues français ont rédigé un ouvrage collectif visant à répondre à la vague climato-sceptique qui a accompagné et suivi le sommet de Copenhague, à la fin de l’année 2009. Dans un souci de transparence, ils présentent un ouvrage baptisé Le climat à découvert, dans lequel ils dévoilent les coulisses de leurs recherches.Les climatologues tentent de répondre à toutes les questions que l’on peut se poser sur leurs recherches, dans un ouvrage collectif baptisé Le climat à découvert. Dans ce livre ils entendent faire taire les critiques émanant des climato-sceptiques, ceux qui à l’instar de Claude Allègre, remettent en question le lien scientifiquement admis entre le réchauffement de la planète et les émissions de gaz à effet de serre (GES). “Au moment du sommet de Copenhague, et dans les mois qui ont suivi, on a subi une attaque frontale climato-sceptique assez violente. L’ensemble de la communauté a été atteinte dans sa chair”, rappelleCatherine Jeandel, directrice de recherche au CNRS ayant co-dirigé avec Rémy Mosseri l’ouvrage collectif, et dont les propos sont rapportés par 20 minutes. “On n’est pas dans la polémique, on a travaillé avec les auteurs pour qu’ils décrivent les choses le plus factuellement possible, de façon la plus transparente possible”, explique-t-elle.À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?Dans Le climat à découvert, géologues, atmosphériciens, océanographes, géographes, palynologues, glaciologues et géologues expliquent le fonctionnement du climat et détaillent la façon dont ils mènent leurs recherches, les outils qu’ils utilisent pour évaluer et prédire les changements climatiques. Tous “s’accordent sur le fait qu’une augmentation du CO2 dans l’atmosphère induit un réchauffement global du climat”, soulignela physicienne Sandrine Bony en évoquant les simulations réalisées au moyen de modèles informatiques. Toutefois, certaines données varient selon ces modèles, comme “l’amplitude du réchauffement global, la réponse des nuages, la position précise des changements régionaux de précipitation et la réponse des moussons, la modification du nombre et de l’intensité des tempêtes”, souligne-t-elle.Les chercheurs admettent les nombreuses incertitudes qui planent sur leurs recherches, et assurent qu’elles sont les moteurs qui les poussent à sans cesse améliorer leurs méthodes. Publié par les éditions CNRS, Le climat à découvert, un ouvrage de 288 pages, sort ce jeudi 26 mai en librairies.Le 26 mai 2011 à 18:40 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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De moins en moins de séropositifs en Afrique du Sud

first_imgDe moins en moins de séropositifs en Afrique du SudLe gouvernement sud-africain estime à 5,38 millions le nombre de personnes séropositives dans le pays. Le nombre de morts du sida commencerait enfin à baisser a indiqué le vice-président Kgalema Motlanthe.Selon le vice-président d’Afrique du Sud, Kgalema Motlanthe, le nombre de morts du sida dans le pays commence enfin à baisser. Le gouvernement estime à 5,38 millions le nombre de séropositifs sur 50 millions d’habitants. “Cela se traduit par un taux de prévalence du HIV de 10,6 % pour la population totale, et de 16,6 % pour le groupe d’âge de 15 à 29 ans”, a détaillé M. Motlanthe devant le Conseil national des provinces.En ce qui concerne les femmes enceintes, moins de 30% de celles qui ont été testées se sont avérées séropositives, un chiffre en baisse constante, et le taux de transmission de la mère à l’enfant a baissé de 10 à 3,5% sur les trois dernières années. On constate également que les jeunes se convertissent progressivement au préservatif, “ce qui a conduit à une légère baisse [du nombre] des nouvelles infections”. Toutefois, “le taux de nouvelles infections continue à dépasser nos efforts de prévention, c’est pourquoi des programmes de prévention auront la priorité dans le nouveau plan stratégique national qui est mis au point pour 2012-2016″, a expliqué le vice-président sans donner de chiffres plus détaillés. Cette intervention a eu lieu quelques semaines après la fin d’une vaste campagne de dépistage qui a concerné près de 14 millions de personnes. Deux millions d’entre elles ont été testées positives.Une mortalité enfin en baisse À lire aussiSIDA : 10 symptômes qui doivent alerter”Un important point à noter est que le nombre de morts liés au sida commence à baisser lentement, grâce à l’intensification des traitements aux antirétroviraux”, a souligné M. Motlanthe. En effet, le pays dispose désormais du plus important programme du monde en la matière, avec plus de 1,3 million de personnes traitées. De plus, le gouvernement a annoncé début août que la distribution d’antirétroviraux serait étendue à tous les malades dont le taux de lymphocytes CD4 passerait en dessous des 350 cellules par microlitre, contre 200 jusqu’à présent.TV5monde rappelle que la ministre de la Santé sud-africaine, jusqu’en 2008, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, avait nié jusqu’en 2002 que le VIH était à l’origine du sida. Surnommée “Dr Betterave”, elle estimait qu’une alimentation saine à base de légumes, de betteraves, d’ail, de citron et d’huile d’olive suffisait à combattre la maladie. L’actuel président Jacob Zuma avait quant à lui affirmé qu’il s’était simplement douché pour se protéger du sida après avoir eu des rapports sexuels non protégés avec une femme séropositive, lors d’un procès pour viol, il y a cinq ans, au terme duquel il a été acquitté.L’Afrique du Sud reste le pays le plus touché au monde en valeur absolue même si le taux d’incidence est beaucoup plus élevé dans des pays comme le Swaziland, le Botswana et le Lesotho voisins.Le 26 août 2011 à 15:03 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Sumatra le bilan du séisme rehaussé à 10 morts

first_imgSumatra : le bilan du séisme rehaussé à 10 mortsAlors que le dernier bilan faisait état de cinq morts, les autorités ont annoncé que dix personnes étaient décédées suite au séisme survenu au large de Sumatra en Indonésie. Huit des décès sont dus à une crise cardiaque.Bien qu’aucun dégât majeur n’ait été rapporté, le bilan du séisme de magnitude 8,6 survenu le 11 avril dernier s’est alourdi ce week-end. Alors que les autorités faisaient état de cinq morts, ce sont désormais dix victimes qui sont à déplorer, dont huit seraient décédées des suites d’une crise cardiaque. Elles ont été recensées dans la province d’Aceh sur l’île indonésienne de Sumatra au large de laquelle s’est déclenchée la secousse. L’origine des deux autres morts restent cependant inconnues. Malgré la force du séisme, celui-ci s’est avéré beaucoup moins dévastateur que celui survenu en décembre 2004 dans la même région, notamment parce que son épicentre était bien plus éloigné. Néanmoins, les autorités ont déclaré que cette secousse avait permis de tester les procédures mises en place justement après cette catastrophe et d’identifier les points à améliorer. Contrairement à ce qui s’était passé il y a huit ans, les sirènes d’alarme ont retenti et les autorités ont procédé aux évacuations de millions de personnes vivant sur les rivages de l’océan Indien.En effet, en 2004, les communautés avaient été prises de court par l’arrivée d’une vague découlant du séisme. En Thaïlande, au plus fort de la saison touristique, le mur d’eau s’était abattu sur des stations balnéaires surpeuplées. Le tsunami avait ainsi fait 230.000 morts, dont 170.000 dans la seule région du nord de l’Indonésie. Si le système d’alerte s’est révélé plus au point cette fois-ci, les spécialistes estiment toutefois que les mesures sont loin d’être optimales : si une vague avait déferlé, la situation aurait pu de nouveau tourner au drame.Un système d’alerte à perfectionner Dans la province indonésienne d’Aceh, les routes ont rapidement été congestionnées, bloquant l’évacuation des populations, et des coupures du réseau d’alimentation électrique ont réduit au silence les sirènes d’alarme. En outre, il a fallu également une demi-heure entre le séisme et le déclenchement des alertes. “L’idéal, c’est d’alerter les populations d’un risque de tsunami dans un délai de cinq à dix minutes après un tremblement de terre. Mais le réseau électrique a été totalement coupé et les opérateurs ont eu peur de basculer sur le réseau de secours parce que nous avons vu des câbles qui se balançaient dangereusement dans les rues”, a expliqué Armia, un responsable de l’agence de gestion des crises.”Le message est simple : dans des circonstances aussi critiques que cela, il est impossible d’évacuer tout le monde à temps”, note Keith Loveard, analyste risque pour la société Concord Consulting basée à Djakarta. “Le système d’alerte au tsunami a fonctionné jusqu’à un certain point. Mais si la prise de conscience s’est améliorée, renforcée par le précédent de 2004, il y a encore des choses à améliorer par le biais de l’éducation de la population et de campagnes gouvernementales”, a t-il également estimé cité par l’AFP. Les spécialistes estiment notamment que les infrastructures routières sont inadaptées à une évacuation massive.Relayer l’alerte le plus vite possible À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Intervenu la semaine dernière, le Système d’alerte au tsunami de l’océan Indien, qui repose sur un réseau de stations sismographiques et de capteurs océaniques immergés, a été inauguré en juin 2006. Lorsqu’un tremblement de terre est enregistré, les données sont d’abord adressées au Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre de Hawaï et à l’Agence météorologique du Japon, qui se coordonnent avec les autres centres nationaux de la région. Un délai de quinze à vingt minutes peut être alors nécessaire pour analyser les données et lancer une alerte au tsunami. Une fois l’alerte émise, les autorités peuvent user de plusieurs moyens pour relayer l’information : radio, télévision, sms, sirènes, et même les haut-parleurs des mosquées. Certains pays ont en revanche leur propre système d’alerte. C’est le cas notamment du Sri Lanka dont le système est centralisé depuis Colombo, la capitale, où il suffit de presser un bouton pour que 75 tours de relais soient activées à travers le pays. Mercredi, trois millions de personnes ont ainsi été évacuées du littoral vers l’intérieur des terres en 20 minutes.La Thaïlande s’est dotée elle d’un Centre national d’alerte aux catastrophes installé à Bangkok. Ajouté à cela, des procédures d’évacuation, indiquant les routes à prendre et des points de rassemblement, ont été mises au point.Le 16 avril 2012 à 14:18 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Love Live Sunshine midseason review

first_imgIn Japan, the word “idol” means so much more than a young starlet singing and dancing her way into the public’s hearts. An idol group is something of a variety pack, offering performers whose personalities and look are each unique, yet together are able to form a cohesive musical group. Think Backstreet Boys, but with high school girls instead.In the anime series Love Live! School Idol Festival, high school girls band together to form the idol group μ’s (pronounced “muse”) in order to save their school which is about to close due to low attendance. The original series first aired in 2013, launching a media blitz of advertising, tie in merchandise, CDs, and even live concerts featuring the voice actress that sold out entire sports stadiums. The popularity of the franchise was unprecedented among its genre. This is the first series that took the “idol” formula and made it successful by focusing on the struggles and friendship of the girls in the story.This year, the school idol tradition continues, with a new group of girls in a new setting in Love Live! Sunshine!! This new season focuses on a school located in the seaside neighborhood of Uchiura in Numazu City in Japan (yes, it’s a real place you can visit!). Unlike the idols’ location in the first story, this school is in a sleepy little town far removed from Tokyo.Now at episode 7, we are about halfway through the first season of the school idol group Aquors’ journey. Here are our thoughts so far.Close to the original, but with improvementsSunshine is very careful to keep the formula of the original series intact. You’d think an anime about becoming a school idol would be hard to relate to, but the writing in the series instead focuses on each girl’s individual struggles and how they use friendship to overcome them. The heart of the show is the same, catering to previous Love Live fans, and adds even more characterization of the girls than the original.Some things are a little too on the nose from the first season, however.Protagonist Chika seems to be a re-skin of Honoka, the lead of μ’s in the original series. Chika has similar short, orange hair, and the same obsession with becoming a school idol, although her adoration focuses on Honoka’s group (yes, this series happens in the same world as the original). Chika even has a t-shirt that has the first letter of her name on it.Honoka’s says ho (left) and Chika’s says chi (right).Obviously, it’s safer for the show writers if they don’t stray too far off the successful formula of their original story. However, when it comes to the other characters, I have to admit they are doing an amazing job of characterizing each one and making them memorable without falling into (too many) of the tropes we are used to.Stand out characterYohane aka Yoshiko is an awesome standout character in the ensemble. She’s a normal girl concerned with there being nothing particularly special about her. She often pretends she is possessed by a fallen angel, transforming into a hilarious Gothic Lolita girl who preaches about the underworld. Her arc isn’t particularly moving, but she is great comic relief in the series.Best episodeThe prize for “BFF4LIFE” definitely goes to Hanamaru and Ruby. Episode 4, Two Girls’ Feelings beat all of my emotions out of my heart. Book fanatic Hanamaru is always worried about her only friend Ruby, knowing that she’s too scared to say or do what she really wants to in life. Hanamaru encourages Ruby to join Aquors when she shows some interest in it. Ruby is hesitant to do so unless Hamamaru joins her, so both the girls decide to try it out for a week.There’s a very sweet scene where the group is hiking up a hill and Hanamaru reveals that the only passion in life she’s ever had was for her friend’s sake. She wanted Ruby to be able to be herself, and for her passions to “reach every corner of the world and let it shine into the blue sky. That was my dream.” It’s a bittersweet admission, as Ruby continues to hike the mountain to join the other school idols at the top while Hanamaru quietly turns around and returns to the library by herself.Hanamaru says, “And so my story ends here because my dream has come true. I’m returning to the world of books. I’m fine by myself.” Perhaps Hanamaru is taking the phrase “If you love something, set it free” a bit too literally, but her self-sacrificing act is incredibly moving: accepting being alone because as long as her best friend is happy, she is satisfied. Of course, the girls come and find Hanamaru and convince her to join the idol group after all. But damn, those moments of her almost giving up her friendship with Ruby and accepting a life of isolation: I was crying like a wee babe.The series is full of heartfelt gestures of friendship like this, making it a great feel-good anime for anyone who doesn’t have a stone cold heart. The strong characterization of the girls themselves and their connections with each other are the real heart and soul of this series.Where the series is headingBy episode 7, the girls are taken out of their hometown setting and travel to Tokyo to perform. In a huge nod to the original series, the girls treat the trip like a μ’s pilgrimage, scoping out μ’s merchandise in Akihabara and visiting the same stairs and shrine that they know the μ’s girls visited frequently in the past. They also meet their first would-be rivals in this episode, the team Saint Snow.All that sweet, sweet waifu merchandise.It seems from here that the series will become more about the group’s struggles entering the nationwide idol competition called Love Live. Aquors only has 6 members so far, so we’re excited to see how the other 3 girls join the group.Dia, Mari, and Kanan still have yet to join Aquors as of episode 7.The 3rd years are hinted at having tried and failed at being a school idol group before, hence their hesitation at letting the Aquors group become a club in the initial episodes. Although we pretty much know that they will join in the end (I mean they’re all together in the opening and ending credits so they have to, right?), it’s always fun anticipating how it’s going to happen.VerdictIt’s going to be full of drama and tears however it goes down, and we can’t wait. Love Live! Sunshine!! is a must-see for any fan of the original series, and anyone who loves stories of gal pal friendship and overcoming adversity.You can watch Love Live! Sunshine!! on simulcast streaming at Funimation.last_img read more

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Woody Harrelson Has Officially Joined the Han Solo Spinoff Film

first_img Dear Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars, Let Directors DirectMy Complicated Relationship with Gender and Star Wars The Han Solo prequel film already has a large cast of talented actors, but another big name has been added, thus solidifying our need to see it just for the actors alone.Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller confirmed that Woody Harrelson has been cast in an unknown role in the so far untitled spinoff, according to Starwars.com.“We couldn’t be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody,” said the film’s directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. “His ability to find both humor and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique. He is also very good at ping pong.”Can we visit the set? That sounds fun.It’s been rumored for around a week that Harrelson was going to be joining the film after sources confirmed he was going to be playing Han Solo’s mentor, although this hasn’t been confirmed.Variety reported that executives had been meeting with actors for several weeks and “wanted this role to go to an actor with considerable clout.” Harrelson definitely has that clout, including in mentor roles (he was Katniss Everdeen’s mentor in The Hunger Games franchise and played a guidance counselor in The Edge of Seventeen).It’s unlikely that Harrelson will be playing an Expanded Universe character, so expect somebody new to be joining the Star Wars canon.Harrelson will be joining Alden Ehrenreich, who will be playing the young smuggler, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, and Emilia Clarke in an unknown role. It’ll be the second film in the Star Wars franchise that doesn’t take place in the main Skywalker adventure after the release of Rogue One. The film will follow the adventures of the nerf-herder before we meet him in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.The film is expected to hit theaters on May 25, 2018. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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From Game of Thrones to Dark Souls The Best Onion Knights

first_img There’s just something about the term “Onion Knight.” Along with being disturbingly fun to say, it evokes a certain kind of image perfect for our modern love of grounded, morally murky medieval fantasy. An Onion Knight has the capacity for strength and nobility like any knight should. But the Onion Knight is also humble, knows how the dirty real world works, and can operate within it.Maybe it’s because they grew up poor. Maybe they’re just disillusioned with the hypocrisy of royal life. The Onion Knight succeeds in low places while still maintaining an inner layer of dignity. Although they’re typically found in European-inspired fantasy, the Onion Knight is America.For the longest time, I was convinced that every single Game of Thrones character was also known as “The Onion Knight.” And to be honest I still kind of believe that. But no, true Onion Knights are a rare breed. So let us honor these vegetable warriors of valor. These are the best Onion Knights.View as: One Page Slides1/71. Davos Seaworth: The only actual Onion Knight on Game of Thrones, or so they tell me, this former smuggler tends to support the more honorable rulers in Westeros, from Stannis Baratheon to Jon Snow. Perhaps to make up for his less respectable past stealing onions?2. The Onion Knight from Final Fantasy: For players who feel being a Onion Knight is the best Path for them, they can choose it as a job class in multiple Final Fantasy role-playing games. Onion Knights are tough to play at first, but they reward patience and perseverance with later access legendary equipment and fantastic stats.3. Siegmeyer of Catarina: I kind of really hate Dark Souls but this super-difficulty action-RPG series sure is one great place for an Onion Knight. Not only does Siegmeyer of Catarina have the best onion armor I’ve ever seen, his desire to quest despite being totally ill-suited for is peak onion knight. He even has a little onion knight daughter!4. Shrek: Ogres are like onions. They thrive in dirt, they smell, and they have layers. Shrek is an ogre. Shrek also battles evil monsters and tyrants in fantasy kingdoms, rescuing princesses along the way. Shrek is a knight. Math tells us that Shrek is absolutely an Onion Knight of the highest order.5. Shovel Knight: The star of the excellent retro platformer Shovel Knight may not explicitly be an Onion Knight, but he is Onion Knight-adjacent. He has a similar title that combines nobility with willingness to get down in the dirt. And out of all the rest of the game’s colorful knights, he is the most humble and honorable. 6. Chop Chop Master Onion: This literal rap scallion teaches you the art of karate and hip-hop in the OG rhythm game PaRappa the rapper. Along with being an actual onion, he shows us how the concept of Onion Knight needn’t be tethered strictly to the Western European idea of what a “knight” is.7. Bruce Onion: Another actual onion, Bruce Onion is… look, he’s a talking onion. That’s Onion Knight enough for me. Plus he’s from VeggieTales, so he probably has no problem taking up a cute little onion sword and leading the armies of the God against liberal heathens or something. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target ‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series Is Reportedly Coming to HBO‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… last_img read more

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Mario Rabbids Kingdom Battle is the Best Bootleg Mario Game

first_imgStay on target I’ve spent the past week playing the final version of Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. I still love the game’s inexplicable franchise mash-up inside an X-COM-style strategy game, but I don’t have too much more to say about its excellent tactics mechanics I didn’t already say in my lengthy preview. It’s just nice to confirm the gameplay still holds up and in fact gets deeper as you invest more hours into it. I even came around on the block-pushing puzzles since they require the same strategic positioning thinking as the turn-based combat.So instead I wanted to talk about about another aspect of this, my favorite new Nintendo Switch Game That Isn’t Zelda. This is an aspect that has only become more apparent the more I play. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, the final form of Nintendo and Ubisoft’s long-standing video game publisher corporate bromance, is the best bootleg Mario Game.Mario games are really, really weird. They’ve always been, we’ve just gotten used to it, and they always should be. But even as Mario heads off into New Donk City with its realistic human beings, there’s a familiar consistency to his weirdness that Nintendo can’t help but provide. There’s a sense that this strangeness is still canon or “on-model.” The closest the comes to breaking is when other 2nd party studios develop Mario games, like the weirdly violent Super Mario Strikers, but even there Nintendo is still a guiding hand keeping things on the rails.However, any time you see Mario and Mario-related iconography and merchandise from sources other than Nintendo, the results tend to be uncanny dreams and nightmares. Nintendo’s Mario is so specific that even a mild alteration breaks the spell and reminds us of how unsettling this cartoon but fully grown adult Italian-American hairy man and his mushroom universe is. Just check out the Twitter feed Shitty Mario to understand what I’m talking about.pic.twitter.com/VRoGeX49le— Shitty Mario (@ShittyMario) August 18, 2017Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is absolutely dripping with this bootleg Mario aesthetic. It’s totally the video equivalent of this knock-off Mario fidget spinner. And it’s not just because of the presence of the Raving Rabbids, although an uncomfortably aggressive and masculine Rabbid dressed as Mario or a selfie-obsessed smartphone Rabbid in Princess Peach drag have bootleg quotients that are off the scale.If anything the Rabbids and their contemporary slapstick sense of humor feel more like extended guest stars in Ubisoft’s attempt to make a classic comedy Mario spin-off in the vein of Super Mario RPG (a Square Enix game which itself was a bit of a bootleg Mario at the time). It’s just that the game is full of these tiny little deviations from what an internally produced Mario game would ever be.Not to spoil too much, but even from the first frame the game is on some buckwild business that feels super foreign for a Mario game. There’s this whole framing device, a voiced pre-rendered cinematic with the kind of Western AAA production value Nintendo usually avoids, about hip technological teenagers in the real-world accidentally merging the fictional Mario and Rabbids worlds or something?The Rabbids show up in their time-traveling washing machine, making this canon with other Rabbids games. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if the whole story tied into the Assassin’s Creed (and now Final Fantasy XV) universe by the end, that the whole time you’ve been reliving Mario’s genetic memories in the Animus fighting Templar Rabbids. After all, arguably the best Assassin’s Creed game starred an Italian who loved to jump.The game itself, while gorgeous despite occasional technical hiccups, also doesn’t quite look like a Nintendo Mario game. There’s a plastic, toyish quality to the visuals, almost like the old Donkey Kong Country but with much higher fidelity. It adds to the sense that this is a very shiny and lovely fake, like those Hollywood-aping 1970s grindhouse movies shot throughout pastoral Europe. The most memorable music is loving orchestral covers of classic Mario tracks, exquisite but imitations.The generic text boxes might not look as lovely. They almost seem like unfinished placeholders. But the words within them are chef’s kiss sublime in how bizarre they are in a Mario context. After you get past the initial shock of reading light cursing in a Mario game (ah, the French) you’ll begin to notice the deeper shock of how weirdly heightened and dramatic the dialogue is. Bowser Jr. threatens you with oblivion as your robot helper companion Beep-0 compares you to the Greek sex god Aphrodite. And that’s before the fully sung Italian opera boss fight.Oh, and don’t forget that this is the Mario game where all the cartoon kids mascots have guns, which is the most fever dream bootleg Mario thing of all. Just watch this trailer (with it’s bootleg AC/DC muzak) again.More cynically, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle‘s non-Nintendo status can also be seen in its business model. While Nintendo has dabbled with season passes in huge games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, extra DLC after the fact is Ubisoft’s bread and butter. So of course this game is already preparing to sell you more content going into 2018, content I’m already willing to begrudgingly purchase because I like the game so much.Ubisoft should be shocked and grateful this game has any good will at all thanks to surprisingly fantastic showings after weeks of eyebrow-raising and expectation-lowering rumors and leaks. I hope they don’t greedily squander it with typical big video game publisher BS. At preview events Nintendo reps would always stress how this is a Ubisoft game and now I get why.Regardless, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is an incredible, beautiful tactics game that’s accessible without sacrificing unique strategic depth. But it’s also a fascinating example of what happens when the zany but conservative Nintendo opens up its world-famous franchises to someone else’s interpretation. It’s like those guest animator openings on recent Simpsons episodes. We’ll be getting a proper official weird Mario on Nintendo Switch later this year with Super Mario Odyssey, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a great bootleg Mario, too.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesView as: One Page Slides1/61. Mario and the Raving Rabbids have joined forces to make a promising video game.2. Rabbid bosses put weird spins on classic Mario iconography.3. This turn-based strategy game resembles classics like X-COM.4. I’m very excited for this game.5. The surprisingly vast amount of movement and combat options really lets you plan out elaborate strategies. 6. Bizarre premise aside, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is shaping up to be a fun, deep, beautiful tactics game for Nintendo Switch.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball FormSNES Games Officially Come to Nintendo Switch last_img read more

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Cloak and Dagger Triumph Over Evil or So They Think

first_img Going into this week’s episode, I didn’t know how Cloak and Dagger was going to top last week’s emotional journey into memory. Turns out, it didn’t need to. The third-to-last provided two fast-paced superhero stories that were both thrilling and heartbreaking. It doubled down on the themes of last week’s episode, focusing once again on our memories and how they can lie to us. On the anniversary of the rig explosion, Tandy and Tyrone are remembering the good times with the people they’ve lost. Tandy remembers her dad giving her advice on working through distractions and holding herself up to dance. Tyrone remembers words of encouragement from his brother. Promises that one day, Tyrone would be bigger, stronger and even braver than him. Then, those memories give way to tragedy with both flashbacks reliving the moments they were lost forever.In the present, Ivan has made a full recovery. He doesn’t remember anything beyond the night of the explosion, but he does remember up to that point. His coworkers really did go violently insane after being exposed to the chemical. We also learn why Roxxon blamed Tandy’s father for the accident. He noticed something wrong with the rig. He figured out that Roxxon was cutting corners to save money. That the rig was dangerously unstable. He tried to warn them, but everyone ignored him. No wonder they did everything they could to take away his research after his death. No wonder they sent someone to kill Greg. They don’t want any evidence of negligence on their part. Stay on target Cloak and Dagger’s First Season Sails AwayCloak and Dagger Takes the Heroes to Their Lowest Point Knock, knock. It’s Tandy. #CloakAndDagger__________@olivia_holt pic.twitter.com/UEpA5bR0xk— Cloak & Dagger (@CloakAndDagger) July 20, 2018Tandy picks up the investigation, learning there’s a safe deposit box somewhere. She says she has a theory about where it is, and her mom gives her a key. Next, she needs to infiltrate Roxxon. Wouldn’t you know it, Tyrone’s mom is a consultant. Pretending to offer comfort on the day Tyrone’s brother died (but also mostly doing it for real,) she swipes his mom’s office ID. This episode really feels like Tandy and Tyrone are becoming superheroes. They each have a driving force, a reason to act that feels extra personal on this day. Tyrone learns from O’Reilly that Connors is coming for him. He ignores her advice to lay low, insisting he’ll catch Connors. Tandy, meanwhile, heads to the abandoned church to prepare for her infiltration. This leads to a great sequence where Tandy lays out everything she needs while Tyrone puts on her brother’s Mardi Gras Indian cloak. Every superhero story needs the moment where the hero puts on their costume for real. This scene felt like two of those in one.Tyrone breaks with superhero tradition and tells the cops what he can do. O’Reilly and her boyfriend, Officer Fuchs, are trustworthy enough for Tyrone to share his secret. I guess seeing what he can do was enough to convince them he could handle a sting operation. The scene that follows is easily the most fun moment of the episode. Tyrone torments Connors with pure psychological warfare. It’s like that scene in Batman Begins where Batman stalks the criminal henchmen at the docks for the first time. Only instead of punching and stringing up a bunch of criminals, Tyrone plays on the fear of one. He uses his power to force Connors to remember the night he killed Billy. He disappears and reappears to make Connors think he’s hallucinating… or being haunted. It’s a tense, effective scene. Particularly when Tyrone confronts Connors directly as Billy. Connors fully believes he’s talking to the boy he shot years ago. Tyrone manages to get a confession out of him while Fuchs records the whole thing.(Freeform/Alfonso Bresciani)AUBREY JOSEPHMeanwhile, Tandy breaks into Roxxon and uses her powers to shut off the electricity. She captures and interrogates the CEO of Roxxon, Peter Scarborough. Threatening him at light-daggerpoint, she lays out all the evidence she collected. He offers her money, but she insists she’s going to the press to clear her father’s good name. There are a couple of points in this episode where it hints that not everything about Tandy’s father was on the up and up. The first came in a flashback to the morning after the explosion. Young Tandy woke up on the beach next to a still-unconscious Tyrone. She swipes someone’s phone to call her mother, but no one answers. When she makes her way home, she finds her mom passed out after a cocktail of liquor and prescription pills. The problems at home, it seems, started long before the death of her father. The next hint is during this interrogation. Scarborough laughs at the idea of Tandy’s father having a good name. “Did you even know you’re father?” he says. Yeah, something’s up.See, at this point, we’re feeling pretty good about everything. By all appearances, the bad guys are defeated, and Tyrone and Tandy have fully become superheroes. But there are still two episodes in the season after this, and there are still 10 minutes left in this episode. That’s enough time for everything to go all the way wrong. And it does. That brief moment of joy and triumph makes the sudden fall even worse. First Tyrone accompanies Tandy to the memorial ceremony for her father her mother does every year. During a moment of silence, they all hold hands and Tandy and Tyrone dive into her mom’s mind. Scarborough, this is Dagger. #CloakAndDagger__________@olivia_holt pic.twitter.com/ydTaNcqaQo— Cloak & Dagger (@CloakAndDagger) July 20, 2018Inside her old house, they find a movie theater where Tandy’s mom watches an idealized version of a memory with her former husband. When the screen goes dark, Tandy cuts it open and steps behind it. Now, we see what really happened. Her dad wasn’t the good guy she knew. He was physically abusive, flying into a rage and hitting her mother over spilled coffee. This show really knows how to punch us in the gut. Disillusioned, Tandy runs away and calls Scarborough to accept his offer of cash in exchange for her evidence of negligence.As if that wasn’t a depressing enough note to leave us on, the show gives us one final scene. Detective O’Reilly returns to Fuchs’ house right after the pair displayed their affection in front of a handcuffed Connors and a bunch of cops. She calls out for him and he doesn’t answer. With the scene we just watched we know nothing good is coming our way. And of course, putting away Connors isn’t the end of everything. He certainly isn’t the only dirty cop in the NOPD, and he’s not the only one that murdered un unarmed black kid and got away with it. There’s a whole system that hid him, and O’Reilly put herself in its crosshairs. She searches the house and finds him literally fridged, in a gender reversal of an often problematic comics trope. He’s been murdered, cut up and stored in the refrigerator. There’s more going on here than just a gender-flipped comics cliche. Traditionally, this plot device is used to motivate one character at the expense of another. That’s not what’s going on here. O’Reilly didn’t need more motivation. She was on top of the world. This was a threat. A sign that she hadn’t actually accomplished anything. It removes the last bit of hope the episode might have left us with. And things are going to get worse next week.Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph (Photo via Freeform)Cloak and Dagger may have started slow, but at this point, the show has found its ideal pace. Tyrone and Tandy don’t work together like they did last episode, but their stories drive forward at such a thrilling clip that it doesn’t matter. They link up and intersect at key moments anyway. Once again, all the character work those slow early episodes did pays off big here. We feel like we know Tandy and Tyrone so well. We’re overjoyed when Tyrone helps catch Connors. We’re shocked and even hurt to discover along with Tandy who her father really was. Even though O’Reilly’s had less screen time than either of them, the last few episodes did a ton of good for her character, and her relationship with Fuchs. As a result his death landed with all the weight it needed. God, this show makes me so emotional. As the season has gone on, Cloak and Dagger showed itself to be a particularly well-crafted superhero show. I’m sad there are only two episodes left, and I need next Thursday to be here tomorrow.Oh, and one last thing. That Luke Cage callout was super cool. Partly because it acknowledges that O’Reilly has seen way weirder stuff in New York (remember, this is the MCU… Avengers happened), and also because it name-dropped one of the coolest characters. “Did I ever tell you about my friend Misty?” So… Cloak and Dagger, Luke Cage… crossover?Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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These Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC Rumors Are Irresponsibly Exciting

first_imgStay on target ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President‘Undertale’s’ Sans Is Basically a Brand New ‘Sma… We have a lot of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate coverage here on Geek dot com. From our review to impressions of the online mode to our ongoing breakdown of every single character in the game, every character who has ever been in a Smash Bros. game and then some. You can even watch us discuss the legacy of the Nintendo 64 original. So if you want to read Smash coverage you’re on the right website.But one thing you haven’t seen here before is coverage or wild speculation on leaks and/rumors rumors. Because so much Smash Bros. hype comes from wild new character reveals, every Smash Bros. game announcement comes with a long and fun/frustrating period of rumored new characters coming from some internet person’s uncle at Nintendo or a Dr. Seuss character. DLC makes this ordeal even longer as characters can still get announced even once the game is out. And I just don’t like highlighting stuff that’s fake at best and illegally ripped from early stolen copies at worse.I do read pretty much all of those rumors, however, just to get ahead of anything potentially newsworthy. And sometimes when you sift through that noise you find something that’s the right mix of “super exciting” and “actually plausible” that you report it just in the hopes it becomes real. These latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character rumors have me irresponsibly excited.So officially we know the next two DLC newcomers for Ultimate: the free Piranha Plant and paid Challenger Pack 1 featuring Joker from Persona 5. The Fighters Pass also grants access to four other Challenger Packs with characters chosen by Nintendo this time around. Considering Persona 5 isn’t even on the Nintendo Switch (yet), Joker being the first new challenger was quite a shock. And now this has everyone thinking the other four characters will also be third-party surprises, characters you’ll absolutely want to pay extra for.With that in mind the latest rumors absolutely fit that trend. When the game was first released dataminers searched for any files that might point to the existence of upcoming characters. In the past, those files typically came from unfinished characters who didn’t make the final cut. However, as Smash Wii U/3DS was updated it also got early data for DLC characters. You could even play as Ryu from Street Fighter before you were supposed to.According to these rumors, dataminers actually found files in Ultimate from characters referred to as “Jack” and “Packu.” We believe “Jack” corresponds with Joker because of Persona’s Jack Frost as well as the playing card motif and that “Packu” corresponds with the Japanese biting onomatopoeia for Piranha Plant or “Packun Flower.” However, there was one more name found, “Brave,” which many believe corresponds with the default name for a Dragon Quest hero. Smash Bros. has enough anime JRPG swordsmen to spare, but Dragon Quest is a huge huge huge franchise in Japan that absolutely deserves a Smash Bros. rep, especially with the acclaimed Dragon Quest XI finally making its way onto Switch in 2019.That’s the first and most backed-up part of the rumor. But if you want to dive deeper into the rabbit hole, folks now believe this data backs up an earlier claim that between now and E3 2019 we would learn about the other three DLC fighters: Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden, Steve from Minecraft, and Doomguy… from Doom. Their inclusions would promote a 30th anniversary Ninja Gaiden project, Minecraft: Dungeons, and Doom: Eternal.Again, take all of this with a grain of salt, but these character to me would perfect a character roster I believe is perfect already. Doom is a video game classic absolutely on par with Nintendo’s greats. Bayonetta and Snake being here mean that M-rated violence and gore is no excuse for cuts. Frankly, not acknowledging Doom and the Western legacy of shooters it inspired hurts Smash Bros. as a video game art history object. The same goes for Minecraft, a game that’s currently shaping the world’s youth with its blocky creative freedom. The rumor even speculates that Steve could include skins for other Microsoft properties like Banjo-Kazooie and Master Chief from Halo. Imagine, Master Chief in Smash Bros! And let’s not forget that Ninja Gaiden is a seminal work as well, as a 2D NES action game and as a bloody 3D take on the formula. Plus any game could use more playable ninjas.The great thing about big rumors like this is that all it takes is one announcement from Nintendo to blow it up entirely or raise hype to new levels. Hopefully the next Nintendo Direct ends with something like “Doomguy Rips and Tears His Way Into Battle.” Finally, Mario and Sonic can battle in Hell where they belong.Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available now. Read our review of this majestic video game pageant. And for more check out cool Switch games to play that aren’t Smash Bros., because those definitely exist.View as: One Page Slides1/761. Read Mario’s Guide2. Read Donkey Kong’s Guide3. Read Link’s Guide4. Read Samus’s Guide5. Read Dark Samus’s Guide6. Read Yoshi’s Guide7. Read Kirby’s Guide8. Read Fox’s Guide9. Read Pikachu’s Guide10. Read Luigi’s Guide11. Read Ness’s Guide12. Read Captain Falcon’s Guide13. Read Jigglypuff’s Guide14. Read Peach’s Guide15. Read Daisy’s Guide16. Read Bowser’s Guide17. Read Ice Climbers’ Guide18. Read Sheik’s Guide19. Read Zelda’s Guide20. Read Dr. Mario’s Guide21. Read Pichu’s Guide22. Read Falco’s Guide23. Read Marth’s Guide24. Read Lucina’s Guide25. Read Young Link’s Guide26. Read Ganondorf’s Guide27. Read Mewtwo’s Guide28. Read Roy’s Guide29. Read Chrom’s Guide30. Read Mr. Game and Watch’s Guide31. Read Meta Knight’s Guide32. Read Pit’s Guide33. Read Dark Pit’s Guide34. Read Zero Suit Samus’s Guide35. Read Wario’s Guide36. Read Snake’s Guide37. Read Ike’s Guide38. Read Pokemon Trainer’s Guide39. Read Diddy Kong’s Guide40. Read Lucas’s Guide41. Read Sonic’s Guide42. Read King Dedede’s Guide43. Read Olimar’s Guide44. Read Lucario’s Guide45. Read R.O.B.’s Guide46. Read Toon Link’s Guide47. Read Wolf’s Guide48. Read Villager’s Guide49. Read Mega Man’s Guide50. Read Wii Fit Trainer’s Guide51. Read Rosalina and Luma’s Guide52. Read Little Mac’s Guide53. Read Greninja’s Guide54. Read Mii Fighters’ Guide55. Read Palutena’s Guide56. Read Pac-Man’s Guide57. Read Robin’s Guide58. Read Shulk’s Guide59. Read Bowser Jr.’s Guide60. Read Duck Hunt’s Guide61. Read Ryu’s Guide62. Read Cloud’s Guide63. Read Corrin’s Guide64. Read Bayonetta’s Guide65. Read Inkling’s Guide66. Read Ridley’s Guide67. Read Simon’s Guide68. Read Richter’s Guide69. Read King K. Rool’s Guide70. Read Isabelle’s Guide71. Read Ken’s Guide72. Read Incineroar’s Guide73. Read Piranha Plant’s Guide74. Read Joker’s Guide75. Read Hero’s Guide76. Read Banjo and Kazooie’s Guidelast_img read more

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11 Fast Furious Characters That Deserve Their Own Movies

first_img The Fast & Furious franchise peels out in a new direction this week with Hobbs & Shaw, the first spin-off in the series. Stepping away from the traditional ensemble cast, the new flick focuses on the uneasy partnership between DSS agent Luke Hobbs and assassin Deckard Shaw as they hunt down a MI6 operative who has lost his marbles and is on the trail of a bioweapon that could wipe the Earth clean of humanity. While the F&F series is famous for big car action, it also has plenty of characters that could anchor their own movies. Here are our picks for 11 Fast & Furious spin-offs we’d buy tickets to see.Letty OrtizFor a testosterone-soaked series about big crashes and bigger explosions, F&F has more than its share of strong female protagonists. One who has gone through a lot is Letty Ortiz, played by Michelle Rodriguez since the first film. One of the biggest holes in her story is her amnesiac period between the fifth and seventh films, where she wound up working for Owen Shaw’s crime syndicate. That’s a great prompt for a story that could see Letty front and center in her own movie, as things she did in the past and has no memory of could come back and haunt her, forcing her to deal with her actions in a way that would hopefully involve lots of stunt driving and maybe an introspective flashback or two.Tej ParkerLudacris’s mechanic character has been a mainstay of the series since the second film, but one thing has always stuck out like a sore thumb. When we first meet Tej, he claims that he can’t race anymore because of a leg injury. That makes sense, sure, but later on in the series he drives like a maniac and does a bunch of other stuff that would seem to belie that claim. So what’s the truth? A flashback flick that took us back to before he got set up with his garage would be dope, exploring how he learned all of his l33t hacker skills and made millions of dollars in the process. Not sure who could play a young Luda but I’m sure there’s plenty of talent out there.Han Seoul-OhHan’s fridging as a method of motivating Dom to seek revenge has always been one of the most annoying things about the series. He was a character with so much potential that we barely got to see. There are plenty of unexplored moments in Han’s life, especially his early days in street racing before he met Dom Toretto. Even more interesting is the fan theory that Han from the F&F movies is the same Han from Justin Lin’s earlier Better Luck Tomorrow, which implies a whole cinematic universe about to burst wide open. Fans love the character and it seems like a no-brainer to get him back on the screen in a way outside of flashbacks and funerals.Roman PierceTyrese Gibson’s character typically serves as comic relief in the Fast & Furious universe, but we think he could anchor his own adventure that answers a commonly-asked question: what exactly does this guy do in between movies? It seems like he’s always ready to come and help out whenever Dom makes the call, but what is Roman’s private life like? We can’t imagine that he’s able to turn his faucet of a mouth off when he’s off the job, so we’d love to see a flick where Roman’s mouth ends up getting him in deep and he doesn’t have his buddies to back him up and help him out of it. It’d be a fun vehicle, no pun intended, for Tyrese’s sizable charisma.Mr. NobodyHere’s another one where a little time jump would be ideal. We first meet Kurt Russell’s Mr. Nobody in Furious 7 when he makes a deal with Dom to retrieve the God’s Eye surveillance software in exchange for a lead on Deckard Shaw. He takes a bullet in that flick but recovers for the next one, but what we really want to see is how he got to where he is – let’s set a prequel in the 1970s, have a new young actor in the role and let him take all of those classic American muscle cars to the streets in their original form. Make it half Steve McQueen, half James Bond and you’ve got a recipe for a truly kick-ass flick. Weird bit of trivia: before they cast Russell, other names on the list for Mr. Nobody were Halle Berry and Taylor Lautner. They made the right choice.Tego & RicoTego Leo and Rico Santos are two of the series’ most durable supporting characters, having shown up in numerous movies starting with Fast & Furious. Played by Puerto Rican singer/actors Tego Calderón and Don Omar, they have proven themselves to be dependable backup on multiple occasions, but they never get a shot at center stage. We’d love to see a spin-off starring these two friends as they try to step out from under Dom’s shadow and run a heist for themselves, only to find out that it’s a lot more complicated than it looks. Their chemistry could definitely carry a brisk 90 minutes.Magdalene ShawThe Shaw family have been dependable antagonists – and allies – to the F&F crew over multiple movies. But in The Fate of the Furious, we were introduced to the matriarch of the clan, the imposing Magdalene. Played by the great Dame Helen Mirren, Magdalene Shaw not only makes badass babies, but also can hold her own in a scrap. Apparently in Hobbs & Shaw she’s back both in the present day and in flashback scenes where she’s played by Stella Stocker. A solo Mama Shaw film could run with either of those women in the lead – while we’d love to learn more about her past, a Fast & Furious movie with Helen Mirren in the lead is an irresistible fantasy.Orange JuliusBear with me here, because this one’s kind of a stretch. The mainline Fast & Furious movies typically concern themselves with the winners, right? Dom and Brian and their crew are the best, the fastest, the heroes. But what about the other street racers? Case in point: Orange Julius, as played by Amaury Nolasco in 2 Fast 2 Furious. This dude obviously has a whole gimmick: he dresses in orange, his car is orange – but we see him in that flick’s opening race where he wimps out at the bridge jump and then he’s never seen again. What was this guy’s deal? Let’s get back to the street and give the runners-up a time to shine as we do a side story that gets the franchise closer to its roots.KaraBad guy henchpeople usually don’t last long in the Fast & Furious world, but one notable exception who managed to survive a run-in with Dom’s crew is the mysterious Kara, a brutal female hand-to-hand fighter played by Ronda Rousey in Furious 7. She threw down with Letty during that movie’s heist of the God’s Eye in Abu Dhabi. Sure, she didn’t get a ton of character development beyond “woman who likes to hit people in the face,” but Rousey’s recent stint in pro wrestling showed that she has some talents that haven’t been fully tapped in the UFC and with the right script and director she could handle a solid bodyguard action flick.Sean BoswellTokyo Drift is very much the black sheep of the franchise, given that it dispensed with almost the entire cast of regulars to jump across the pond to Japan (and also goof up the timeline, as it takes place after the next few movies until Fast 7). Protagonist Sean Boswell, who was sent to Japan to stay out of juvie but would up the newly crowned Drift King, has showed up in cameos but never anchored any action. We’d love to see what Sean’s life was like after the events of Tokyo Drift as he held on to his throne and contended with the Japanese underworld. Yakuza violence and street racing sounds like a can’t-miss combo.More on Geek.com:9 Things Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Should Fight Next11 Marvel Characters That Deserve Their Own Streaming Shows11 ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Who Deserve Their Own Movie Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This WeekWatch These Movies Before ‘Hustlers’ Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Viewer numbers for 416 WWE Smackdown viewers drop

first_img WWE Smackdown Live Ratings: Viewers slightly up for 2019 Superstar Shake-up WhatsApp Google+ Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Facebook WWE 205 Live Results – 4/16/19 (Cedric Alexander battles Oney Lorcan in the main event) Last night’s 4/16 WWE Smackdown drew 2.45 million viewers. This is down from last week’s show that drew 2.63 million viewers.The show tied for second with “Vikings” drawing a 0.7 among adults 18-49.Source: Showbuzzdaily.com, TVbythenumbers.com Smackdown Highlights: Second night of the 2019 WWE Superstar Shake-up from Montreallast_img read more

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UFC 203 Live Results Mickey Gall chokes out CM Punk in the

first_imgFacebook September 10, 2016 at 11:32 pm September 10, 2016 at 11:28 pm Comments are closed. WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) September 11, 2016 at 1:31 am so not covering the show just the former wrestler that doesnt want anything to do with wrestling…… lol September 10, 2016 at 10:44 pm Moonsaves Brandon J Will CM Punk Ever Fight In The UFC Again? September 11, 2016 at 12:58 am Cameron Huff I don’t know where any of this has to do with me being a Cena fan. I didn’t even say I was one. I’m a pro wrestling fan. What you’re doing is trying to find a reason to continue this conversation. Like I said, I laugh cause I want to. Sure, Punk can kick my ass because I don’t train in MMA as a full-time job. But I can laugh when I want to. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one laughing. Again, I laugh because of the way he came across and thought he was so special. People forget that Vince allowed him to be the longest reigning WWE champ in a long time. Just being able to do that is a big deal, so just because he didn’t get to main event WrestleMania, he whined about it and left. He might say he left cause he was tired and on the road all the time, but if Vince told him he was main eventing Mania he would have stayed. He’s a hypocrite in my opinion. Again, if you love him, good for you. I’m done with this conversation. what’s so funny? Are you a MMA fighter? I bet he could kick your ass glad i didnt spend money to see that fight. he just ran right at him and got taken to the ground right after the fight started. i mean it just showed you how liitle trainning punk has when you just run at a pro mma fighter and show no regard to his takedown ability. that and the lack of punk studying gall . gall submitted two other guy prior to punk in the 1st round via rear naked choke, so what does punk do? run straight at him, gets taken to the ground and gets choked out, which is the complete opposite of what he should have done. punk didnt deserve to be in the ufc and tonight just proved that. If I’d been in Gall’s camp, I’d have had him step into the cage, kneel down, check his watch, and shout “It’s clobberin’ tiiiiiiiiiiime!” Just to stab a bit, and to take away any impact or pop if Punk himself did it. September 10, 2016 at 11:00 pm HAHAHAHAHA MY WORD IS TRUE …… CM PUNK LOST ………. I BET MY MONEY ON PUNK LOST AND I WON ….. THANK YOU PUNK FOR YOUR LOST Pinterest Steven Herrera WhatsApp WWE Smackdown Results – 9/10/19 (The Undertaker returns, Clash of Champions build) Videos Articles Johnm Joe Rogan Says Floyd Mayweather Should Fight CM Punk in MMA Debut Levon Hughey Now Playing Up Next September 11, 2016 at 1:14 am September 10, 2016 at 11:07 pm September 11, 2016 at 10:55 am TheCyberZon It’s the only wrestling related thing from the show, lol. I could be mistaken, but I think they’ve done this with Lesnar’s fights (and maybe even Lashley’s) September 11, 2016 at 2:26 am September 10, 2016 at 11:23 pm Gerald Bocook diff is lesnar made it a fight his first fight, punk just made himself look like he didn’t belong there. Twitter you didn’t miss anything lol. thats because punk didn’t actually do anything all he did was lay on the mat curled up against the cage for most of the fight. at least lesnar went out and fought those 1:30 against mir a mma vet none the less in his first ufc fight. punk didn’t. gall is fairly new to the pro mma circuit. if that was mir taken on punk instead mir would ended that fight in 30 seconds. so there is a big diff between a guy like mir and a guy like gall. diff is lesnar was a supeior amature wrestler 2 time nnca champ he didnt need much to correct his mistakes he made against mir the first fight and it showed when he dominated mir the second fight. punk on the other hand has no legit fighting or grappling background and it showed tonight. he went up against a brown belt and got destroyed. i’m sorry but you can’t expect to fight in the ufc with no legit fighting or grappling background and expect to become anything near their level anytime soon it takes many years of trainning to fight at that level which punk will never have because by the time he gets to that level he will be too old to fight in the ufc. September 11, 2016 at 2:28 am September 11, 2016 at 8:14 am September 10, 2016 at 11:30 pm NupeNDallas September 11, 2016 at 4:50 am CM Punk! CM Punk! CM Punk! NupeNDallas In his defense, he was the longest-reigning WWE Champion of the modern era, but the only time he was in the main event was when he was wrestling John Cena. To have your boss tell you you’re the top guy in the company but show the world that he thinks someone else is at every opportunity, would get under anyone’s skin. As the old adage goes, “The first time for everything is shit.” Punk will bounce back from this. September 11, 2016 at 2:08 pm I don’t understand why you are making this personal. Have you read the other comments on here? Why are you isolating my comment? All I wrote is “He just tapped out. Ha ha.” I have seen other comments on here that have gone way more in depth or some that just are laughing in general.Let me tell you something about myself before you decide to make a comment or make assumptions about me. I .ing played collegiate football and I still .ing train everyday. So no I don’t just sit on my ass all day as you may think. .ing prick. Jeffery Adam Phillips Damn it!! Well, Lesnar lost his 1st UFC fight too. Hopefully he’ll fare better next time. Now Playing Up Next Damn. That was way faster that I was hoping for. The Evolution of CM Punk videos did a really good job of making me think that Punk stood a chance. I would’ve liked to have seen this go at least to the second round.But, GG. Punk did it. He stepped into the Octagon. His career starts tonight, and since he lost, he really has nowhere to go but up! Did CM Punk Make A Secret Return To Wrestling?center_img The King of Kings SteelCity1981 September 11, 2016 at 1:40 am Makes perfect sense to me. lol NupeNDallas Another Top UFC fighter Is Calling Conor McGregor ‘Irrelevant’ Gerald Bocook Cm Punk SteelCity1981 Now Playing Up Next I’d root for any other pro wrestler that would step in the octagon and fight. Even Lesnar. But Punk comes across as a dick, he always has. He complained he wasn’t main eventing WrestleMania and so he left. So yes, I will laugh if I want. You apparently love him so that’s good for you. September 11, 2016 at 5:12 am September 11, 2016 at 2:20 am September 11, 2016 at 2:31 am Gerald Bocook September 11, 2016 at 12:34 am Absolutely. For less than two years of real training, and being so much older than his opponent, Punk did well. Hell, he did better than I could imagine doing. Props to Punk– sorry– Props to Phil Brooks, and hopefully the next time he steps into the Octagon he’ll have a vastly improved showing. CM Punk & AJ Lee Join Horror Movie Brandon J 28 COMMENTS September 11, 2016 at 12:36 am September 11, 2016 at 2:03 am September 10, 2016 at 11:38 pm Brandon J Videos Articles Yup He will bounce Back if DANA WHITE can find an easy opponent for PUNK !!!IF CM PUNK fight again Nate DIAZ , Robbie Lawler , Carlos Condit, or Tyron Woodley PUNK will be Squash Good you won’t be missed. Jeffery Adam Phillips Now Playing Up Next September 11, 2016 at 12:41 am I didn’t see Punk’s UFC debut tonight so I can’t say whether or not he fought well but he did last to 2:14 of the 1st round before submitting while Lesnar only lasted to 1:30. Lesnar does have the superior MMA background as did his opponent Frank Mir compared to Mickey Gall but my point is Lesnar got better the more experience he got and Punk will/might as well. Welp,welcome to the big leagues kid. The King of Kings He just tapped out in the first round! Ha ha! Dana White Google+ Jeremy King September 11, 2016 at 12:25 am I totally expected him to do his WWE entrance when Cult of Personality hit, just to give that extra FU. lol let me guess you area Cena fan? Punk should have main vented at wM- he was the biggest draw at the time and he was one of the few wrestlers that didn’t have his nose up Vince or Triple H’s ass. September 11, 2016 at 5:14 pm Now Playing Up Next Brandon J Eh. Brock Lesnar lost his first fight. Hahahahahhhhahahhahahahahahahahahhaahhhahahhahhahahhaha TheCyberZon Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Steven Herrera Alexander Kahrs look Brandon you are really being an idiot. You don’t train mMA so you have no room to laugh at anyone. I have all the respect for CM because he pursued his dreams and got in the cage, but idiots like you who sit on their ass and never trained MMA and don’t have the heart to get in cage wants to throw shade at Punk. When you train MMA get your ass into a real fight than you can talk crap. Until then just shut your mouth and comtinue to kiss Cena’s ass. September 11, 2016 at 1:19 am CM Punk vs. Mickey Gall is up next at UFC 203 in Cleveland.Gall came out to “Hey Mickey.” UFC President Dana White had tried to veto that.Punk walks out to “Cult of Personality.”CM Punk (0-0) vs. Mickey Gall (2-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC)Round 1: Punk misses a right and Gall shoots on Punk right away. Gall with the takedown. Gall with big shots on Punk. Gall in side control. Gall takes the back of Punk. Punk is holding the gloves of Gall to slow it down. Gall with more bombs. Gall is looking for a rear naked choke. Gall has the back of Punk and is throwing huge shots. Gall has the rear naked choke locked in. Punk is defending well. Gall going for it again. Gall gets the choke. Punk taps.Winner: Mickey Gall (first round, submission)Post fight, CM Punk has a long talk with Mickey Gall and congratulates him.Gall said tonight was a great opportunity for him adding, “I’m not going f*cking anywhere.”Joe Rogan says CM Punk is a brave man and took a big chance tonight. Punk said in life you go big or go home. He said it doesn’t mean he’s going to stop and give up. “I will be back believe it or not,” added Punk. Punk called tonight the time of his life.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWill CM Punk Ever Fight In The UFC Again?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:45/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:42 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 SteelCity1981 Gerald Bocooklast_img read more

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Video Woken Matt Hardy arrives in WWE on Monday night during RAW

first_img That was simply delightful yaaaaaaassssss! Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR December 5, 2017 at 7:16 am Brian Farmer WhatsApp In this context, I think “woken” works better. The Broken character was always there when he signed with WWE but was dormant. In the months leading up to last night you could see it start to “wake up.”Or it’s more likely WWE wanted an original name for it, or Anthem has approved the character but still owns the naming rights. WWE 24/7 Championship changes hands multiple times at FOX Founders Day event Now Playing Up Next Twitter Roman Reigns is in Remission December 5, 2017 at 5:29 pm Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt being advertised for Title Match at Hell In A Cell PPV Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Watch every episode of Firefly Funhouse, Top 10 Greatest Kings of the Ring 3 COMMENTScenter_img Comments are closed. Matt Hardy Matt Hardy officially debuted his revamped “Woken” character – a play off his previous “Broken” character from his time in then TNA Wrestling – on RAW last night.Hardy vowed to “delete” Wyatt during the promo on Monday night, as noted in Mike Tedesco’s recap. Here is a summary of the promo.“Wyatt asks who Matt Hardy is. The universe knows, but Matt doesn’t. Matt Hardy cuts him off. Hardy says his soul has wandered through space and time. Not all who wander are lost. Wyatt cuts back onto the screen. Hardy knows nothing of what is actually real. Hardy cuts in again and says he’s studied at the Library of Alexandria and held symposiums with Plato. Wyatt says the ramblings of madman shouldn’t be listened to. Hardy cuts in and says he was dwelling in a vessel called Matthew Hardy, but he has been WOKEN! Wyatt has left him with no choice. Hardy sentences him to DELETION!”You can check out the full segment below courtesy of WWE. Austen Allen Facebook Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMatt Hardy Confirms He Has Not Retired From WWEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:45/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 6.96%0:01Remaining Time -0:44 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 Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Google+ Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Brennan Norris Matt Hardy Confirms He Has Not Retired From WWE Pinterest December 5, 2017 at 8:04 am I knew you’d come! last_img read more

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Former WWE writer wishes Vince McMahon Happy Birthday Ryder and Hawkins start

first_imgFacebook Former WWE writer David Lagana, who is now working with Billy Corgan’s NWA, posted the following and entertaining Happy Birthday tweet to Vince McMahon this week.Lagana has been actively part of the NWA’s re-branding under Corgan and previously worked for Impact Wrestling and Ring of Honor following his stint with WWE.Happy Birthday @VinceMcMahon No 52 seconds sum it up better on what it’s like being a writer there. pic.twitter.com/Y5BeO3FAyR— David Lagana (@Lagana) August 24, 2018Ryder and Hawkins start new podcastWWE stars Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins have started a new podcast called “The Major Wrestling Figure Podcast.” The podcast focuses on hobbies and collecting pro wrestling toys, something Ryder and Hawkins have been doing since childhood.“Join Matt Cardona (WWE Superstar Zack Ryder) and Brian Myers (WWE Superstar Curt Hawkins) as they talk about one of their favorite hobbies…collecting wrestling toys! Each week these two members of Mattel’s “Elite Squad” chat about the latest news, upcoming releases, toy history, vintage collecting and much more! As lifelong wrestling fans and wrestling memorabilia experts, these two have plenty to say about the world of wrestling collectables.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipIs WWE Losing Its Audience?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:29/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 43.49%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 Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Videos Articles Pinterest Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Twitter Vince Mcmahon Now Playing Up Next Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Roman Reigns is in Remission Triple H Google+ Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Post-RAW #51: Thoughts on Bayley’s surprise heel turn, Clash of Champions buildlast_img read more

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WSP Truck hits male Jeep stopped for fallen tree

first_imgOne person who stopped in a traffic lane on state Highway 503 for a downed tree north of Battle Ground was injured Saturday when he and his vehicle were struck from behind by an approaching pickup, according to the Washington State Patrol.The crash occurred at 3:19 p.m. near Milepost 15 when a 2003 Ford Ranger pickup driven by Grant W. Kaski, 16, of Battle Ground came around a corner and crashed into an unoccupied 2001 Jeep Cherokee that was stopped in the southbound traffic lane in front of a downed tree.The person injured, identified only as an unknown male, was behind the Jeep and also struck, according to the WSP. No information was available on his condition Saturday night.The crash remained under investigation late Saturday.last_img

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