First 30 minutes of WWE Evolution will be telecasted on Twitter for the world…

first_imgAdvertisement 34wkp5NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs37r9Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Edn( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 96Would you ever consider trying this?😱o9xsCan your students do this? 🌚bboduRoller skating! Powered by Firework Advertisement WWE have partnered up with Twitter for the first ever all women’s PPV Evolution this Sunday on October 28. The social media powerhouse will simulcast the first 30 minutes of the show on the WWE, Twitter Live and Twitter Sports handle, airing live from Uniondale, NY at 7 p.m. Eastern (4:30 am IST).Similarly, Evolution will be available as always on the WWE Network while Indian viewers can watch the event live on Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 3 in English and Hindi commentary respectively.Advertisement Furthermore, WWE will also be live streaming seven-hours of content from the past on their Twitter, Facebook and YouTube page on Saturday afternoon from 3 p.m. Eastern (12:30 a.m. IST) onwards. Historic championship matches, episodes from WWE Network specials such as WWE 24 and Ride Along is in store for the fans to binge watch non-stop.As per the PPV, seven matches have been lined up for this groundbreaking event. The Women’s Championships from RAW, SmackDown and NXT are all being defended in singles competition while Toni Storm will clash against Io Shirai in the finals of the Mae Young Classic.Advertisement Over 50 female superstars are set to take part this Sunday night with Hall of Famers and legends all making their return for one night only. Meanwhile, Alexa Bliss has been ruled out due to injury but The Goddess will be present ringside to support her friends Mickie James and Alicia Fox as they battle Lita and Trish Stratus in tag team action. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Houdini-like Leafs pull out another win to lead Kootenay Conference Final

first_img“We just found a way to kill of those penalties,” Karran explained, after Nelson was outshot 17-2 in the second.“That allowed us to battle back in the third and get those two goals.”Kimberley coach Derek Stuart didn’t think not scoring with the two-man advantage was a turning point in the game.“It would definitely have been nice to score on that 5-on-3,” Stuart said. “But we just have to tighten up our discipline and we’ll be all right.”Kimberley thought they took control of the game, scoring the go-ahead goal less than three minutes into the third following an end-to-end rush by defenceman Mason Palaga.Palaga raced over the Nelson blucline before taking a shot Williams mishandled leaving a juicy rebound for Kimberley forward Nicholas Ketola to drill into the net.However, the game turned back into Nelson’s favour when Matt Davies was whistled a tripping penalty in the neutral zone.Leafs tied the game on the power play — the third time in the game — when Ryan Cooper ripped a shot past Campbell.Then Nelson got the winner eight seconds later when Jaiden LaPorte somehow managed to get the puck past Campbell.Nelson then turned the game over to Williams, who was unbeatable in the final 17 minutes of the game secure the win.(Josh) has just been tremendous for us,” Karran said. “He made some amazing saves and his play really helped us tonight win this game.”As for Kimberley, which has held a shot advantage in all three games — including a 40-26 margin in Game three?“Just play hard again tomorrow, and minus the selfish penalties,” Stuart explained.“We shot ourselves in the foot with the penalties we took. We have to be more disciplined and that to me was the difference in the game.”GAME NOTES: Before the game, Leafs honoured its “Best Fan” during an on-ice ceremony. Neveah Mullin was presented with a Leaf jersey as well as a Team Photo by assistant captain Zach Morey. Mullin then dropped the puck in the ceremonial faceoff. . . .Fans in the north end of the ice tried unsuccessfully all night to start the Wave around the arena . . . Nelson was once again minus a core group of regulars as Jackson Zimmermann, Ethan Beattie and David Sanchez all did not play. The trio were joined by Leaf captain Sawyer Hunt, who was sitting out the first of a two-game suspension for match penalty during the first period of Saturday’s Game two in Kimberley. . . . Kimberley has outshot Nelson by a 113-75 during the first three games of the series. . . .Someone at the game went home a few dollars richer after claiming the 50-50 prize of $675. . . .The game attracted 843 fans. . . . In the Okanagan Shuswap Conference Final, Osoyoos and Revelstoke are tied 1-1 with Game three Tuesday in the South Okanagan. The Houdini-like Nelson Leafs pulled another rabbit out of their hat Monday night at the NDCC Arena to grab a 2-1 lead in the Kootenay Conference Final.Two goals in eight seconds, combined with stellar netminding from Game Star Josh Williams, sparked the Leafs to a thrilling 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Playoff victory over the Kimberley Dynamiters.Nelson now leads the best-of-seven series with Game four Tuesday back at the NDCC Arena.“We just wanted this game,” said Leaf forward Jack Karran from outside the boisterous home dressing room.Twice Nelson held one-goal leads to start the game.Logan Wullum tipped in a Dash Thompson shot with Nelson on the power play to open the scoring midway through the first period.Chase Gedney tied the game up for Kimberley, also on the power play. Gedney’s shot found the top corner with Williams scrambling to get into position after losing his goal stick behind the Nelson net.However, before the period ended, Justin Podgorenko’s shot went off the glove of Kimberley goalie Cody Campbell to regain the lead for Nelson in the final seconds of the period.In the second, Kimberley took the play to Nelson as the speed of the Nitros forced numerous turnovers by the Leafs to allow the visitors to tie the game.James Farmer evened the score at 2-2 when the Kimberley forward got past Leaf’s Thompson before picking the top corner behind Williams.Then came the penalty parade to the box for Nelson.Thompson started trip to the box, crosschecking Farmer after he scored the game-tying marker.Nelson managed to kill off that penalty, as well as a period of time playing two men short when Keenan Crossman and Podgorenko were penalized.last_img read more

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Australia in control at Lord’s after brief England revival

first_imgBy Ed OsmondAustralia repelled a brief England fightback led by Alastair Cook and Ben Stokes to remain firmly in control of the second Ashes Test on the third day at Lord’s on Saturday.Captain Cook made 96 and Stokes 87 to lift the hosts to 312 before the touring side, having decided not to enforce the follow-on, reached the close on 108 for no wicket, a huge lead of 362 runs with two days remaining.Cook and Stokes came together with England reeling at 30 for four on Friday evening and they resumed on 85 for four in bright sunshine at the home of cricket.Stokes crunched Mitchell Johnson to the extra cover boundary for his eighth four to bring up his fifty.Cook followed him to the milestone by clipping spinner Nathan Lyon through mid-wicket, the captain needing 142 deliveries to get to his half-century in another courageous innings for his side.Stokes, closing in on his third Test hundred, chopped a ball from Mitchell Marsh on to his stumps that kept a touch low, ending a fluent fifth-wicket partnership of 145.The powerful 24-year-old left-hander struck 13 fours and a six in another excellent innings in his burgeoning career.England took lunch on 181 for five and Jos Buttler was out for 13 soon after the interval, nicking Lyon through to wicketkeeper Peter Nevill.Moeen Ali played positively, lifting Lyon for a straight six, while Cook accumulated in his usual patient manner, although he was badly dropped on 63 by Steve Smith at square leg off Johnson.The England captain, who hit 13 fours, was in sight of his 28th Test century when he was undone by another skidding delivery from Marsh which he dragged back on to his stumps.Moeen, on 39, was trapped lbw by Josh Hazlewood and the tall paceman bowled Mark Wood for four before Stuart Broad (21) edged Johnson to first slip to end the innings.England finished 254 runs behind their opponents but at least they had a small foothold in the game following two days of complete Australian dominance.Australia captain Michael Clarke opted to give his bowlers a rest and openers Chris Rogers and David Warner batted calmly through to stumps.Warner, spilled by Adam Lyth at gully before he had scored, peppered the ropes with 10 fours in his unbeaten 60 and Rogers will resume on 44 not out.Clarke must decide when to declare on Sunday before attempting to bowl England out to level the series at 1-1.England won the first Test in Cardiff by 169 runs.last_img read more

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Williams passes Kanepi test

first_imgNEW YORK (AP): Serena Williams’ yells of “Come on!” were crescendoing right along with the tension in a fourth-round US Open match that began as a rout and suddenly became riveting. When she ripped a backhand winner to claim the third set’s opening game yesterday, Williams let out her loudest shout of the day, leaning forward and rocking both arms. This turned into a test, and she passed it. Williams reached the quarter-finals at Flushing Meadows for a 10th consecutive appearance she was not there last year because she gave birth to her daughter during the tournament by picking her level up after a lull and using 18 aces to beat Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-0, 4-6, 6-3. “It wasn’t an easy match at all. She obviously knows how to play,” Williams said. “I was just happy to get through it.” Big-hitting match This was filled with big hitting by both women, along with all manner of shifts in momentum and quality of play. In the 18-minute shutout of the first set, Kanepi was tight, and Williams was pretty much perfect, grabbing 24 of 30 points. But after compiling 14 winners and only two unforced errors in that set, Williams began making mistakes, less and less comfortable as Kanepi grew increasingly so. Kanepi is ranked only 44th, but she has been a top-20 player in the past and has made it to Grand Slam quarter-finals half a dozen times. Sure, that’s nothing compared to Williams’ 23 major titles, but it’s something. Plus, it’s worth remembering this: Kanepi eliminated No. 1 Simona Halep on Day 1 of this tournament. In a blink, Williams had a match on her hands. Kanepi was matching Williams’ power with booming groundstrokes of her own. She was getting better reads on Williams’ serves. And the 36-year-old American began making more and more mistakes. When Williams shanked a backhand return of a 103 mph serve, the match was a little more than an hour old, and it was all tied at a set apiece. That was the first set she had lost against Kanepi of the 10 they had played to that point and the first set Williams had lost at the 2018 US Open, including a 6-1, 6-2 victory over her older sister Venus on Friday night.last_img read more

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Fancied red lions shoot for second straight win

first_imgView comments Powered by fantastic freshmen, La Salle looks poised for a special season after dethroning UP Read Next Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Far Eastern has lost key players in Prince Orizu, Richard Escoto, Arvin Tolentino and Jasper Parker.In other matches, Colegio de San Benildo battle Marist in the first of the three 11-Under division games starting 8 a.m.San Beda takes on Don Bosco at 9 a.m., while La Salle Greenhills locks horns with Xavier at 10 a.m.In the lone high school match, the Perpetual Help Junior Altas go up against La Salle Greenhills at 5:45 p.m.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s bookscenter_img Mapua had a debut to forget as the Cardinals were blown off the floor by Centro Escolar University, 84-65, in a fight-marred match on Monday.Donald Tankoua scored a game high 24 points and had 11 rebounds in leading the Red past a UP team that has been beefed up by the acquisition of Ricci Rivero and Kobe Paras.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAdamson, Letran and Lyceum, playing without CJ Perez for the first time, are the other squads shooting for win No. 2.The Falcons and the Pirates, powers in their respective leagues, part ways in the 2 p.m. contest. Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN MOST READ The Pirates dispatched of pesky College of St. Benilde, 78-69, while Adamson will be coming into the game fresh from an 89-65 annihilation of Emilio Aguinaldo College.The Pirates still retain the core, which went to back-to-back NCAA Finals and are still formidable even after Perez joined the PBA late last year as the No. 2 pick in the Draft.Adamson looked impressive with their new additions in former Arellano Junior Chief Aaron Fermin and former Baby Falcons stars AP Manlapaz.In the third seniors game, Letran faces debuting Far Eastern University in the 4 p.m. match.The Knights gave first year head coach Bonnie Tan a victory in his return to the tournament after a 78-67 win over rebuilding Jose Rizal University.ADVERTISEMENT NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu San Beda, with its solid core one of the favorites in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup, shoots for its second straight win along with three other sides as action resumes on Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Coming off an impressive 75-66 victory over retooled University of the Philippines in the inaugurals, the Red Lions, the three-time defending NCAA champions, slug it out with Mapua in the 11 a.m. contest and are again tipped as the favorites.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Rey Nambatac repays coach’s trust with clutch performance for Rain or Shine

first_imgSons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nambatac had his hands all over the Elasto Painters’ 11-0 run that closed the game out, including a game-winning triple with 2.3 seconds left put them closer to a semifinals berth.“During that time all I was thinking to myself was give myself the confidence because Blackwater was up in the last two minutes but we didn’t give up,” said Nambatac in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I took my confidence from my teammates because they never gave up so I also needed to work hard because I know it will produce good things for me and that was the game-winning shot.”Nambatac’s first clutch play of the game was his assist to Carl Montgomery with 1:27 left  that closed the gap for Rain or Shine, 80-75, before he followed it up with a steal-to-layup conversion just 13 seconds later to cut the Elite’s lead to three, 80-77. Rey Nambatac was all over the Elastopainters’ game winning run. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Rain or Shine was adamant that its first game in the quarterfinals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup against Blackwater wouldn’t end in futility.Down a sizeable margin in the final minute and a half, the Elasto Painters fought back with all their might and in the middle of it all was Rey Nambatac who willed his team to an 83-80 Game 1 win.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division Benefits of township living Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Beau Belga tips his hat to Rey Nambatac, Elasto Painters for clutch showing Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Rain or Shine Caloy Garcia then called a timeout with 47 seconds left, settiing up Nambatac to dictate the possession and the 25-year-old guard delivered as he dished out to Gabe Norwood for the three that tied the game, 80-all, with 38.6 seconds remaining.Just like a storybook ending, Nambatac sealed the deal with that gorgeous triple from the left wing over the defense of Roi Sumang.“Before I shot the three, I looked at the clock and saw that it was winding down and Sumang tried to close out that allowed me to fake and create space to shoot,” said Nambatac who had 13 points, six rebounds, and two steals.“I know that even though it was far away I had the confidence that coach Caloy gave me. He’s given me the free will to do what I want on the floor and I want to repay his and my teammates’ trust.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted View commentslast_img read more

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Looking back…

first_img…in rageThe “angry young man” wave was launched back in the 1950s by John Osborne’s ground-breaking play, “Look back in Anger”. It expressed the frustration of the lower-class British post WWI generation chafing at the stifling hypocrisies and restrictions of the pre-war mores and sensibilities. For America, which was never so class-stratified but was certainly more racially divided, you’d think there would be an even more intense reaction by the post-war black generation, wouldn’t you?Well, there was the explosion in the race riots in the inner cities, the Black Liberation Movement, and the violent “Black nationalist” movement represented by Malcolm X, with the Black Power Movement even spreading beyond America’s shores. But if the truth be told, even though they let off steam, none of the Black Movements really was geared to mass violence, and they were all overshadowed by MLK’s non-violent Civil Rights Movement.But how did the Whites deal with their angst? From their position of power, they were buoyed upwards by the explosion of prosperity, occasioned by the pre-eminent status of the US state. They could just print money and have the world ship in their back-breaking-produced goods and services produced with blood, sweat and tears. But the contradictions of benefiting from a system based on both internal and external oppression had to create its own disorders.And it certainly did, with psychoses and neuroses peeping out in all sorts of destructive ways. The most prominent being the mass killings perpetrated with increasing frequency in random states. The most recent being the one two days ago in a California bar where an American war veteran opened fire into a massed group of college students, letting off some steam. When these gruesome acts are committed, the establishment is quick to point to “mental issues” of the shooter – this time Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) of the young veteran who’d served in Afghanistan.But the Western European countries, which most resemble the US in background and income, have the same range and rate of mental issues; yet, over the last 30 years, the Americans have had double the number of mass shootings that the 24 European countries combined have had!! So what’s the variable in addition to the collective repressed violent tendencies?The availability of guns is highlighted, of course. While it’s true that guns don’t kill people, and it’s the people with the guns that do; if the guns weren’t there, maybe there mightn’t be so many killings. Maybe…but your Eyewitness doesn’t think so. The same guns are available to Black Americans, and while they’re constantly blamed for gun crimes, they’re almost never mass murderers.These take a specific mindset of historic collective denial of violence.…WITH ANGER AT MONUMENT’S NEGLECTA couple of days ago, there was a very revealing news item from the Essequibo Coast. It showed the Monument to the Martyrs of 1872, at Devonshire Castle, all overrun with bush and weeds. Imagine that!! With all the talk of building monuments to the 1823 rebels, and India building one to Indian Arrival in 1838, one that was dedicated to the first rebellion, which directly led to our independence from Britain, those in power won’t even spend a couple of thousand dollars a week to clear a ten-ten space!!They’ve obviously forgotten that Berbice, Demerara and Essequibo were united as one country – “British Guiana” – only in 1831. Before that, all struggle was against the Government of the COUNTY! When, in 1872, the Indian immigrants refused to work, and five were killed at Devonshire Castle, they were protesting the planters’ not honouring the contract on their hours of work — leading to continued protests culminating in 1948 with the Enmore shootings, PPP formation and independence.How quickly the Government forgets!…AND FORGETTING UNC’S LARGESSEThe Government boycotted the GMSA’s dinner at the Pegasus with TT Opposition Leader, UNC’s Kamla Persad-Bissessar. While feting PNM’s PM Rowley, however, they praised TT for cancelling Burnham’s debt.But it was actually a UNC Govt! Ungrateful or racist?last_img read more

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SHOPS FACING A WHITEWASH BECAUSE OF SNOW – TRADE DOWN 50%

first_imgSHOPS across Donegal have reported their Christmas takings are already down more than 50% compared to last year.Restaurants, pubs, shops and supermarkets were doing very little trade yesterday (SAT) as treacherous roads prevented people from coming into the main towns.McElhinney’s Department Store in Ballybofey was ‘slow’ when donegaldaily.com visited yesterday and similar reports came from Donegal Town. None was that more evident than in Donegal’s biggest shopping hub Letterkenny where the Main Street and outlying retail parks were distinctly lacking in any sign of Christmas cheer.Local businessman Gerard McCormick from Magees Chemists blamed the Government and the NRA for failing to provide enough salt to Donegal.“We have been let down and we have all lost out as a result. This cannot be allowed to happen ever again,” he said.Over at the Link Retail Park, many shops including TK Maxx, Next, Marks and Spencer and Argos were half empty with no queues at tills. The only thing an Argos spokesman said it had sold out of was children’s plastic sleds for the snow.But with many businesses pinning their hopes on yesterday and today as being two of the busiest of the year, the feeling was one of doom and gloom at the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce.Only last month CEO of the chamber, Toni Forrester, had said she was pleased that the Euro had got weaker against the Pound and that many people were now seeing the value of shopping in Donegal.But yesterday she said she was outraged that the National Roads Authority and the Government had let businesses down by not supplying enough salt to keep the county’s roads clear.““It’s not like they didn’t know this snow was coming – they were told about it weeks ago. “Many roads are like bottles and people are simply not able to come out and shop. It’s a disgrace and the Government and the NRA should hang their heads in shame.“Many businesses were hanging on by the tips of their fingers and this will put them over the edge. The Government forgets that for very €1,000 a shop makes, more than €200 goes back to them in VAT.“Christmas has been a disaster so far and we can’t see it getting better unless the Government does something about getting the roads back in order,” she fumed.In West Donegal roads were left treacherous after the council had been forced to spare their salt leaving many people who had planned to do their Christmas shopping unable to get into towns like Dungloe and Ardara. Some did try to drum up a little business including the Ramada hotel in Letterkenny who were offering ‘Snow Specials’ of just €25 per night.EndsSHOPS FACING A WHITEWASH BECAUSE OF SNOW – TRADE DOWN 50% was last modified: December 18th, 2010 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Amazon selling own toys, baby items

first_imgSEATTLE – Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday it had begun offering its own toys and baby items following a judge’s ruling that ended its retail partnership with Toys R Us Inc. The online retailer’s new online “store” also will include expanded inventory from partners such as Target Corp., spokeswoman Patty Smith said. In March, a New Jersey Superior Court judge found that Amazon.com breached a deal that was supposed to give Toys R Us exclusive rights to supply some toy products on Amazon.com. The ruling allowed the companies to sever their online partnership. Toys R Us has since hired GSI Commerce Inc. to provide technology and customer support for its own Web-based toy and baby products sales. Amazon.com shares fell $1.50, or 3.9 percent, to close at $37.11 Wednesday on the Nasdaq Stock Market.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Amazon.com is appealing the court decision in an effort to reinstate the online retailing deal. Smith would not comment on how that litigation might affect the newly launched toy and baby offering. In June, the Seattle-based online retailer lost a bid to have the breakup halted while it appeals the court decision. In a regulatory filing, the company said operating profits could be hurt by as much as $50 million for all of 2006, including $25 million in the second quarter ended June 30, mainly due to not receiving fees from Toys R Us. Amazon.com forged the partnership with Toys R Us in 2000 after stumbling in its own efforts to sell toys online during the 1999 holiday season. Smith said the company had learned a lot about managing toys inventory since then. “That was a long time ago,” Smith said, noting that the company already operates its own online toy stores in the United Kingdom and Germany. Smith said the new offering will give customers twice the selection it offered while partnering with Toys R Us. last_img read more

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Ex-cop, newsman arrested in abuse case

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) – A retired police sergeant and former television reporter was charged Tuesday in connection with several encounters between him and two 12-year-old boys in a cruise ship spa, authorities said. Roderick “Rod” Bernsen, 58, was arrested at the Port of Los Angeles Saturday by FBI agents investigating a complaint by the mother of one of the boys, authorities said. He faces one count of abusive sexual contact. He made his first appearance in federal court Tuesday, where his bail was set at $850,000. “He is shocked and devastated by these charges, as minor as they are,” Bernsen’s attorney, James Epstein, said about his client. ” … and I think we should let this play out in court.” While aboard the Princess cruise ship to Mexico, Bernsen met and befriended the boys after they sneaked into a spa restricted to men and women over the age of 16, according to an FBI affidavit. During an encounter in the steam room, the boys alleged that Bernsen inappropriately touched himself in front of them. They claim he later followed them to shower stalls where he inappropriately touched them, the affidavit said. The boys told their parents about the alleged encounters, which led to a heated discussion between a boy’s mother and Bernsen, the affidavit said. They reported him to the security staff, which also spoke with Bernsen about the complaints. “Bernsen stated that he spoke to the boys, but not in an inappropriate manner,” the document said. Bernsen, who lives in Colorado, was KTTV-TV’s law enforcement specialist until he left the station in 2004. His broadcasting career followed service in the Los Angeles Police Department as a sergeant and spokesman. From late last year until May, he filled in as a host on KFI-AM, Los Angeles’ most popular talk radio station. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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