Month: September 2019

first_imgMobiles : 791.000 changements d’opérateurs en un trimestre L’Arcep indique qu’au premier trimestre 2011, 791.000 utilisateurs de téléphones portables ont changé d’opérateur tout en conservant leur numéro. Ce chiffre record s’expliquerait par la hausse de la TVA qui a autorisé les résiliations de contrat.    L’Observatoire des mobiles de l’Autorité de régulation des télécoms a indiqué qu’avec plus de 64% de hausse en un an, la possibilité de garder son numéro de téléphone portable tout en changeant d’opérateur (la portabilité) avait atteint son plus haut niveau historique. En effet, avec la hausse au premier janvier de la TVA ramenant de 5,5% à 19,6% des offres triple-play et forfaits mobiles qui proposent des services de télévision, de nombreuses résiliations ont été enregistrées.  À lire aussiOwnFone, le téléphone simplifié au maximumL’Arcep ajoute que les opérateurs qui n’utilisent pas leurs propres réseaux (MVNO) ont vu exploser leurs chiffres de vente au premier trimestre. Si 542.000 clients ont résilié leur contrat, 566.000 cartes SIM se sont vendues chez les MVNO. L’organisme précise que “ces derniers atteignent désormais presque 10% de part de marché”.  L’AFP rapporte également un communiqué de l’Association française des utilisateurs des télécommunications (Afutt) qui explique que “la naïveté des utilisateurs des télécommunications et de l’internet a ses limites”. L’association affirme avoir enregistré “un accroissement très net de plaintes (de 240% sur les mobiles et de 225% sur l’internet) lors de l’annonce de l’augmentation de la TVA et des comportements désordonnés des opérateurs à cette occasion”. L’Afutt précise que “ces plaintes concernent les changements affectant les contrats des utilisateurs, y compris les problèmes survenus à l’occasion des demandes de résiliation”.  D’un autre côté, le marché général continue de progresser avec 459.000 cartes SIM et un total de 65,5 millions de lignes soit plus de 100% de taux de pénétration. Pour ce qui est des clés 3G, 60% de croissance ont été enregistrés soit une augmentation de 275.000 détenteurs. Au total, 5,6 millions d’utilisateurs en sont équipés (8,6% du total).  Le 6 mai 2011 à 20:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_imgConcours Lépine : un inventeur récompensé pour la seconde foisPour la première fois en 110 ans, le concours Lépine vient d’être remporté pour la deuxième fois par un inventeur, André Boniface, un ingénieur retraité qui avait déjà été récompensé en 1999.En 1999, André Boniface remportait le concours Lépine en présentant une foreuse (terrestre) à marteau oscillant. Pour la deuxième fois, cet ingénieur à la retraite de 77 ans vient de remporter la plus haute récompense du concours, le prix du président de la République.   À lire aussiCette invention imaginée par un enfant de 10 ans pourrait sauver de nombreuses viesCette fois, c’est grâce à son dispositif de pompage des hydrocarbures en milieu marin profond qu’il a gagné ce titre. Conçue après la marée noire de l’an dernier dans le Golfe du Mexique, cette invention avait germé dans son esprit il y a plusieurs années déjà, a-t-il expliqué à l’AFP. La catastrophe de la plateforme DeepWater Horizon l’avait poussé à poursuivre son idée jusqu’au bout.  Concrètement, le mécanisme consiste, à partir d’une plateforme pétrolière en mer surmontée d’une structure métallique, “à capter à la source” le pétrole grâce à un tuyau relié à un compresseur, à la différence des pompes utilisées aujourd’hui. Au bout du tube, double, se trouvent des capteurs qui règlent la propulsion de l’air envoyé. Cet air va propulser vers la surface le mélange eau-pétrole dans la seconde colonne du tube.  Selon André Boniface, son invention permet “d’extraire de gros débits de mélange eau-hydrocarbures quelle que soit la profondeur de captage”. De plus, il s’agirait “d’une installation facile rapide et peu coûteuse en énergie”, a-t-il confié.Le 9 mai 2011 à 15:00 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_imgUn guide sur l'”annonce d’un dommage associé aux soins”Après avoir constaté qu’environ un millier de personnes hospitalisées en France étaient victimes d’un “événement indésirable grave” – erreur médicale, mauvais diagnostic, ou encore problème thérapeutique-, la Haute Autorité de Santé (Has) tente de remédier en partie au problème en publiant un guide. Celui-ci a pour vocation d’informer les patients des règles et des recours dont ils peuvent bénéficier lors de ce types d’incidents.En France, ce sont chaque année entre 300.000 et 400.000 personnes qui, hospitalisées ou ayant eu recours à un médecin libéral, ont été victimes de dommages liés à une erreur médicale. Des chiffres conséquents qui ont poussé Claude Rambaud, présidente de l’association le Lien, à se placer du côté des victimes en tentant de les informer sur les droits dont ils bénéficient. C’est ainsi qu’a été rédigé un guide faisant état des règles liés à l'”annonce d’un dommage associé aux soins”. Pourquoi ce guide ? Claude Rambaud souligne : “Très rares sont les patients qui ont eu droit à une annonce”, à savoir une véritable explication, claire et explicite des différentes procédures médicales dont ils avait fait l’objet. Pourtant, le professionnel de santé a “une obligation morale d’annoncer un incident” à son patient. C’est pourquoi il est essentiel pour elle que le patient soit informé de ses droits.Le cas le plus cité est celui de la femme enceinte, en salle de travail, à qui l’on ne donne aucune explication quant à la procédure adoptée et qu’on conduit d’urgence en salle d’opération pour une hystérectomie. Au final, et en règle générale, la patiente obtient pour seule explication que les médecins ont fait leur travail. Si la patiente souhaitait avoir de plus amples informations, elle les obtiendrait auprès de la Commission régionale de conciliation et d’indemnisation (CRCI). Encore faut-il connaitre l’existence de cette commission. À lire aussiCes instruments médicaux de l’ancienne époque vont vous effrayerC’est en partie pour cette raison que la Has a rédigé le guide. Celui-ci explique que l’annonce faite par le personnel soignant doit être réalisée “au plus tôt”, de préférence dans les 24 heures suivant le dommage. L’annonce doit être claire, précise et comprise du patient. Aussi tout “jargon médical” est proscrit. Si une erreur a été commise, le médecin doit “présenter des excuses” sans être contraint, comme le précise le guide, de reconnaître sa responsabilité dans l’erreur. En effet, il est dit que seul un juge est habilité à le déterminer.Le guide sera prochainement disponible sur le site de la Has (lien non disponible), qui se charge aussi de sensibiliser les différents ministères concernés sur la nécessité d’une formation en matière d'”annonce d’un dommage associé aux soins”.Le 14 mai 2011 à 10:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_imgLe Steelcase Walkstation: un poste de travail… à la fois tapis de courseVous avez généralement de bonnes résolutions lorsqu’une nouvelle année débute. Arrêter de fumer par exemple… Et si l’idée de faire un régime vous venait, nous avons trouvé encore mieux que la salle de sport : le Steelcase Walkstation.Pour perdre du poids, le régime est insuffisant et le sport est ce qu’il y a de mieux. Mais beaucoup de personne accuse un emploi du temps serré pour s’y adonner. Qu’à cela ne tienne, la société Steelcase a trouvé la solution : un tapis de course deux-en-un. Comme son nom l’indique, il vous fera donc courir (3,2 kilomètres par heure de vitesse maximale) mais pas seulement. Vous pourrez également travailler dessus grâce à sa tablette de travail réglable et munie d’un clavier. À lire aussiLe premier programme informatique a été créé en 1842 par une femme !Après avoir chaussé ses baskets, il suffit donc de monter dessus pour commencer son jogging tout en tapotant sur son clavier et en jetant de temps en temps un coup d’oeil à la console intégrée qui suit l’évolution des efforts. Ainsi, vous saurez si vous êtes parvenu à brûler tous les excès des fêtes du foie gras, à la dinde aux marrons en passant par la bûche. Cependant, travailler et faire du sport en même temps coûtent cher : 4.400 dollars. Alors convaincu ? Nous pas vraiment mais vous pouvez toujours aller visiter le site (lien non disponible) du Steelcase Walkstation.Le 1 janvier 2012 à 14:01 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgGaz et pétrole de schiste : un enjeu majeur pour les géants de l’énergie aux Etats-UnisLes plus grands groupes internationaux se ruent aux Etats-Unis pour exploiter le pétrole et le gaz de schiste. Qu’il s’agisse du français Total, du chinois Sinopec ou du fonds américain KKR, dans un contexte de raréfaction des gisements d’hydrocarbures traditionnels, tous se tournent vers ces  exploitations dites non-conventionnelles qui sont de véritables mines d’or.Depuis quelques mois les transactions concernant l’achat de projet pour exploiter le gaz de schiste s’accélèrent aux Etats-Unis. Les risques environnementaux n’arrêtent pas les compagnies et si l’exploitation des gisements de schiste est interdite en France, rien n’empêche d’aller forer en Amérique du Nord. Le numéro un mondial du pétrole ExxonMobil avait, dès 2009, déboursé la somme record de 41 milliards de dollars pour son compatriote XTO Energy, pionnier du pétrole et gaz “non conventionnels”.Mardi, deux opérations majeures supplémentaires ont eu lieu. Sinopec (acheté par les Chinois) a racheté un tiers de cinq des projets de Devon Energy pour un montant de 2,5 milliards de dollars (dont 1,6 milliard de dollars en remboursements de coûts d’exploration et forage). De son côté, Total s’est associé aux groupes d’hydrocarbures gazier Chesapeake Energy et EnerVest en prenant une participation de 25 % dans leurs gisements de gaz de schiste dans l’Ohio (dans l’est des Etats-Unis) pour 2,3 milliards de dollars. Déjà fin novembre, le fonds d’investissement KKR avait racheté l’américain Samson pour 7,2 milliards de dollars. “Les Etats-Unis disposent d’une avance technologique dans l’exploitation du pétrole et du gaz non conventionnels”, souligne Mark Hanson, analyste chez Morningstar, pour expliquer cet engouement.Ainsi, la Chine, qui possède des réserves colossales de gaz de schiste, cherche à développer ce secteur et l’acquisition de Sinopec peut lui permettre d’acquérir un savoir-faire qu’elle ne possède pas encore. “Ce sont des entreprises relativement petites qui ont été à l’avant-garde de l’investissement dans ces nouvelles ressources, pas les géants mondiaux”, remarque M. Hanson. Il en va de même pour Total qui souhaite également acquérir une meilleure expertise technologique et qui avait déjà racheté en 2010 et pour 2,25 milliards de dollars une part de Chesapeake, spécialiste des hydrocarbures non conventionnels. “Nous avons beaucoup appris de Chesapeake”, déclarait ainsi en novembre John Bannerman, directeur des activités aux Etats-Unis de Total.Des gaz qui “se vendent au prix fort” À lire aussiQuand des Américains assistent à la naissance d’un bébé phoque sur une plagePar ailleurs, le groupe chinois PetroChina International a annoncé mardi qu’il avait parachevé l’achat du projet de sables bitumineux de MacKay River, au Canada, une transaction d’une valeur de 672 millions de dollars. PetroChina devient donc la première société chinoise à détenir la totalité d’un projet d’exploitation de sables bitumineux canadiens, rapporte TV5monde.La roche de schiste contient aussi beaucoup de gaz tels que le propane et le butane “qui sont facilement compressibles et peuvent donc être liquéfiés. Ils se vendent au prix fort” par rapport à un gaz naturel comme le méthane, explique M. Hanson. Le pétrole est également très recherché et son exploitation est moins coûteuse et moins risquée, en apparence, à celle des gisements offshore.Le 4 janvier 2012 à 15:32 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgGoogle autorisé à racheter Motorola par l’Union EuropéenneGoogle est autorisé à racheter Motorola Mobility, comme annoncé cet été. La commission européenne et le département de la Justice des Etats-Unis ont validé tous deux cette acquisition.Le géant Google est désormais officiellement propriétaire de Motorola Mobility. Le moteur de recherche avait annoncé son acquisition durant l’été 2011 pour un montant total de 12,5 milliards d’euros mais celle-ci devait faire l’objet d’une validation par les instances américaines et européennes. Selon Reuters, le département de la Justice des Etats-Unis et la Commission européenne ont rendu un avis favorable à ce rachat de la branche mobilité de Motorola par Google.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Nous avons approuvé l’acquisition car après mûre réflexion, cette transaction ne soulève pas en elle-même de problème de concurrence”, a déclaré le commissaire européen à la Concurrence Joaquin Almunia. Mais ce dernier soulève tout de même les risques d’abus de Google par rapport à l’impressionnant portefeuille de brevets que celui-ci acquiert avec Motorola Mobility : “Cette décision n’implique absolument pas que nous ne soyons pas préoccupés par la possibilité qu’une fois Google propriétaire du portefeuille de brevets, il ne puisse abuser de ces brevets, reliant certains d’entre eux à ses équipements Android. C’est notre inquiétude. Il est possible que nous devions ouvrir des dossiers ultérieurement; ce n’est pas suffisant pour bloquer la fusion mais nous serons vigilants.”Reste les autorités chinoises qui doivent selon toute vraisemblance se prononcer sur la question aux alentours du 20 mars prochain. Google, avec Motorola dans ses rangs, devient propriétaire de 15.000 brevets tournant autour des techniques de télécommunications et de 7.500 demandes en attente de validation. Un argument de poids dans la guerre que se livrent les géants du secteur depuis un an, déposant plainte sur plainte pour protéger leur propriété intellectuelle. Google pourra désormais protéger son système Android mais également les constructeurs qui l’utilisent dans de nombreux produits, Samsung en tête.Le 14 février 2012 à 16:40 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgGreenpeace lance une campagne pour “sauver l’Arctique”Hier, à Rio+20, Greenpeace a lancé une nouvelle campagne pour sauver l’Arctique. L’ONG, soutenus par de nombreuses personnalités, souhaite en faire un sanctuaire vierge de forages pétroliers et de pêche industrielle.Greenpeace a lancé hier, à l’occasion du sommet Rio+20, une campagne destinée à sauver l’Arctique. “Actuellement, explique l’organisation, l’énorme espace autour des pôles nous appartient à tous, parce que la loi internationale le définit comme la haute mer”. Mais comme la température monte et que la glace fond, les Etats riverains de l’Arctique avancent des revendications territoriales sur le fond de la mer, “pour ouvrir la porte aux géants du pétrole”, rapporte l’AFP.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Selon l’ONG, la campagne qui vient d’être lancée implique déjà “100 personnalités du monde entier”. Les cents premiers noms sont inscrits sur ce que Greenpeace nomme le “rouleau arctique”. Lorsque ce rouleau comptera un million de noms, l’ONG ira le ficher sur les fonds marins du Pôle nord avec un “drapeau pour l’avenir” pour marquer l’endroit. Une opération à laquelle tout le monde peut participer : quiconque peut donc inscrire son nom sur ce rouleau en se rendant sur le site dédié www.SaveTheArctic.org. Parmi les premiers participants on retrouve ainsi les acteurs Emily Blunt, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Hugh Grant, Jeremy Irons, Jude Law, Robert Redford, les hommes d’affaires Richard Branson, David de Rothschild, les réalisateurs Pedro Almodovar, Stephen Frears, les chanteurs Bryan Adams, Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox ou encore la styliste Vivienne Westwood. La campagne a été lancée le 21 juin parce que le cercle arctique connaît ce jour-là, le plus long de l’année avec 24 heures de soleil.umi Naidoo, directeur général de Greenpeace International souligne que “l’Arctique est l’objet d’attaques et a besoin qu’on agisse pour le protéger”. Pour lui, “une interdiction sur les forages offshore et la pêche non durable serait une grande victoire”, d’autant que l’exploitation pétrolière de l’Arctique pourrait “mettre en péril l’existence et la survie des peuples indigènes”, comme l’explique Rodion Sulyandziga, vice-président de Raipon (l’association des peuples indigènes du nord).Le 22 juin 2012 à 20:23 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgChez le daim, la femelle peut aussi choisir son… ou ses partenaire(s) sexuel(s)Publiée le 30 janvier dans Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, une étude britannique de longue durée met en évidence la “polyandrie” de certaines femelles chez le daim, en dépit de la réputation de ‘machisme’ des cervidés, généralement connus pour fonctionner en harems.  Chez certains cervidés, les mâles ne sont pas tout-puissants, et ces dames ont aussi leur mot à dire quand il s’agit de reproduction. Une équipe de chercheurs de l’Université Queen Mary de Londres et de l’University College de Dublin ont analysé durant 10 ans le comportement reproducteur des daims européens (Dama dama) du Phoenix Park de Dublin. Plus particulièrement, ils se sont intéressés aux femelles, traditionnellement considérées comme plutôt passives durant la période du rut chez les cervidés. Mais au cours de leur étude, les scientifiques ont pu constater que 12% de celles-ci choisissent de s’accoupler avec plusieurs mâles chaque année. “Traditionnellement, la plupart des recherches de ce type ont porté sur les stratégies d’accouplement des mâles, et le comportement des femelles pendant le rut a souvent été négligée. Jusqu’à présent, il y a eu une compréhension limitée du choix des partenaires durant ce processus, et beaucoup de gens croyaient que les biches sont contrôlées par les mâles au cours de la saison des amours”,  commence le Dr Alan McElligott, un des auteurs de l’étude.”En fait, non seulement les femelles décident avec qui elles s’accouplent, mais notre étude a montré qu’une certaine proportion choisit de s’accoupler plus d’une fois par an, et avec des mâles différents”, indique t-il. Les scientifiques ont ainsi pu mettre en évidence la polyandrie de certaines femelles ou autrement dit, le fait qu’elle s’accouple à plusieurs mâles. 5 à 20% de biches qui optent pour plusieurs mâles À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Bien que la majorité des biches ne s’accouplent qu’une fois, nous avons constaté que 5 à 20% de la population de femelles le fait avec plusieurs mâles (…). Nous croyons que la présence de femelles polyandres, chaque année, dans cette population, est une très bonne preuve de (…) stratégies différentes d’accouplement”, précise sa collègue, le Dr Elodie Briefer.Toutefois, les chercheurs ont observé que cette polyandrie se manifeste surtout chez les femelles s’étant accouplé une première fois avec un mâle âgé ou fatigué par d’autres ruts. Ils chercheurs suggèrent que c’est là un moyen pour ces biches de devenir gravides à coup sûr…Le 3 février 2013 à 09:46 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_img Guarantee 1000+ CP1/17For Pokemon that can evolve, their starting CP will dictate whether or not their final evolution will hit the coveted 1000+ mark. While each Pokemon grow at different rates, you can use PoGoToolKit to estimate their final CP.Photo Credit: @iBlali on Twitter.<><> While Pokemon Go is bringing out the inner trainer in us all, it’s safe to say it’s missing something – something at an immersion level. When it comes to embracing your inner master, cosplaying as Red can only take you so far – what you really need is a real Pokedex to measure and evaluate your next great catch. Fortunately, if you have a 3D printer, you can create the perfect accessory for your Pokemon adventures.A user by the name of “NPoole” on the popular custom electronics tinkering site SparkFun put together 3D-printer plans to create a case for your mobile device that replicates the look and feel of the in-game Pokemon encyclopedia: the Pokedex. After some light soldering and electronics work to hook up a common 2600 mAh battery to the guts of the build, your device becomes a real-life Pokemon machine, simultaneously keeping your phone charged while using the notoriously battery-draining app. Keep in mind this creation doesn’t exactly have the Nintendo Seal of Approval, so jump in and tinker at your own risk.If you’re ready to take the plunge into Pokemon stardom, download the printing files for your 3D printer from Github. “NPoole” originally designed the build to fit a Samsung Galaxy S4, but there are iPhone 6S plans available as well. For fans with other devices, you might have to sit tight for your chance to take your Pokemon Go experience to the next level.With your new gadget in hand, the next Pokestop you visit will echo with the tales of “that one kid with the real Pokedex.” Be sure to read our Pokemon Go Tips, Tricks, and Secrets to wow them even more with your Pokemon prowess.last_img read more

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first_img Finally, Ash Ketchum Is A Pokemon MasterMint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107K Stay on target Companies have been making bootleg Pokemon toys for years, and Pikachu is no exception. While Pikachu’s ridiculously unattractive oval face these days is an abomination now in some of its iterations, it doesn’t hold a candle to some of the weird and wacky versions of the electric mouse that some Pokemon fans have reported seeing.Twitter fans are reporting in by the droves with absolutely terrifying bootleg jobs featuring Pikachu, as Anime News Network reports, from spinning tops to weird Pikachu toys with creepy arms and legs. It seems like Pikachu is the star of so many awful-looking toys that you can barely count what’s out there, but a few of these toys really take the cake.Did you know Pikachu ever had a sword? Apparently so, with colorful lights, Pikachu noises, catchy music, and a Pikachu hilt. I’m not sure how I feel about it, but it’s pretty fun in addition to being totally bizarre. That’s a find from Twitter user @kojiro1069.@ROT_RAG これも一緒なぁ〜( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) pic.twitter.com/tjBtJ87H4l— kojiro (@kojiro1069) January 23, 2017And then there’s this abomination that probably wants to die. Look at its soulless eyes. It doesn’t know what love is because no one has ever given it any. I would like to take care of it, but Twitter user @723takenaka is keeping it as their child: “Hell Pikachu, it has various forms. This is my child.”地獄のピカチュウ、いろんな形態があるんだなぁうちの子はこれ。 pic.twitter.com/6AOxh2mdmV— 竹中夏海 (@723takenaka) January 21, 2017Let these weird Pikachu bootlegs serve as an important warning: Buy real, official Pokemon merchandise if you want to support the series, lest you be scared out of your wits. You never know what type of weirdness is floating around out there, nor how to combat it. Something tells me you don’t just “get rid” of these toys, and they instead haunt you forever.last_img read more

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first_img FHTAGN & Loathing #1 Is the Horror Stoner Comedy We NeededRenegade Rule Dominates eSports and Friendship for an Epic Win Stay on target I don’t want to instigate anything. But I saw a little teaser on Instagram showing off retro Jason busting through a door from the new Friday the 13th: The Game. Can we expect Waxwork releases of the soundtrack anytime soon?Kevin: Oh we’re doin’ it. It’s going to be this crazy expansive double (maybe even triple) LP thing. I mean the game is so awesome and so much fun to play. And yes, it will be more than just retro Jason’s theme. It’s going to be all the music from the game. I even want to license that Misfits song that plays in the main cabin. We’re pretty tight with Jerry Only, so we just have to reach out at some point.Now that you’re answering my fanboy questions. I gotta ask about composer Douglas Pipes. You’ve re-released both the soundtracks he did for Trick r’ Treat and Krampus, can we expect a Monster House vinyl pressing?Kevin: Yeah actually, I have the masters right now. It’s now just working out a deal with the studio at this point. But yeah the music is ready to go. Michael and Douglas are great and so professional, I love those guys. We’re going to do more work with Michael down the road. But Douglas with House of Waxwork not only contributed a song for issue number one, but he is also going to be featured in issue number two with a song called Time Capsule. It’s classic Douglas Pipes with a hint of electronic tinge to it. I told him to pull out old synthesizers and just go nuts.I absolutely love everything Kevin, Suzy and the team at Waxwork put out, and I cannot wait to continue this haunted series. I’m like a kid again! House of Waxwork Issue #1 is available right now.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Waxwork Records has been putting out quality vinyl re-releases of some of your favorite film soundtracks since 2013. Some famed selections include Creepshow, The Thing, Trick r’ Treat & Friday the 13th Parts II & III. With Waxwork co-creator Kevin Bergeron being surrounded by so many talented composers and artists, he wanted to venture into something a bit more unique, while at the same time keeping the house that Waxwork built strong including vinyl. The idea sparked to life! How about comics and graphic novels bundled with companion soundtracks on deluxe, colored vinyl? The rest was history.Waxwork has a lot of really amazing vinyl records out right now, but I see there is more on the rise than just music. I’d love to hear how Waxwork came to be.Kevin: Waxwork got started around January 2013. I had received some records for Christmas from my co-owner and partner Suzy. A lot of them were soundtracks to horror films I really enjoyed like The Shining. For a long time, I’ve been a big fan of horror film scores. I thought this was so rad and we saw new labels popping here and there putting them out. I have a history of recording and releasing music in previous bands and it felt right. But wanted to put our own spin on this and asked “How do we do it ourselves?” We wanted to figure out a way to actually acquire the master tapes to these recordings. We wanted to get in touch with the directors and composers and get the liner notes from them. Nobody else was doing that. It created the deluxe experience. For instance, it was really exciting getting The Exorcist tapes, that’s coming out soon and it is transferred from the original 1973 recordings.That’s nuts! I purchased the Mad, Mad Monster Party vinyl back when Waxwork released it. I was impressed by the design that went into it. It felt like the ultimate treatment.Kevin: A lot of those kinds of films never even received their own release commercially, and sometimes I feel that’s criminal. There sometimes have been shoddy CD releases of them, but why not track down the original masters (which we did) and release them on vinyl? Because even in 1968, that’s how you enjoyed music. It’s just a classy/intimate way of experiencing these soundtracks, and we’re really happy to keep doing it. So let’s talk about House of Waxwork. This is a gorgeous vinyl ST & comic combo. This reminds me of the old LP’s that came with tiny read along books. Only this is so much cooler!Kevin: Yeah, Waxwork Comics is our new company. It’s the publishing wing of Waxwork records. I should just probably call the company Waxwork Entertainment since we are branching out into so many different things. We used to work very closely with Jay Yuenger of White Zombie before he moved to Spain. He has mastered basically everything we have released for the first couple of years of Waxwork. He told me once that “There is no reason for the things you do in life to not be perfect.” He wasn’t sunning me, just giving me great advice. So I’ve put that effort into Waxwork from the beginning to make everything perfect.The whole thing got started when Suzy and I were on a business trip, and out of the blue I just said: “Let’s release comics!” So we’ve always wanted a publishing wing where we could release books or any kind of literature. We already had a solid background where we released vinyl. Why don’t we pair up comic books (something that we love) and marry it with something we’re experienced with, which is vinyl? So when we got back to the studio, we started developing it immediately. We’ve met so many creators in the process, and it became a big endeavor. We thought about tackling existing properties at first, but it dawned on us that we wanted to create our own universe and everything’s going to be original.I’m loving the old EC Comics feel the project gives off. I also noticed that you wrote one of the stories. How does it feel to now call yourself a comic writer?Kevin: It feels good! I really feel like the story that I wrote is strong. I have a background in writing, so I think there will be more opportunities for me to dive into more when I have time. I was also able to contribute a song as well to issue number one.last_img read more

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first_img Can Even Jonathan Hickman Save the X-Men?SDCC 2019: Marvel’s ‘Dawn of X’ Comics Unveil Future of X-Men Stay on target X-Men: The Animated Series on the Fox Network was the first and some would say best-animated portrayal of the Marvel Comics universe that has ever made it to the small or big screen. Instead of aping television series of the 1980s for meaningless toy money, the creators of the show adapted existing X-Men material for the series and managed to keep the comic book violence by pitting X-Men like Wolverine against robot Sentinels, whom the censors would allow to be essentially disemboweled. The series was also had an internal continuity and wasn’t afraid to do multiple-episode story arcs. By the end of the series, there was an entirely new animation team on the show, giving the last season a different feel from the previous four. That’s pretty confusing, so we’ve narrowed it down to ten storylines from X-Men that we deem essential.And – look – of course the “Phoenix Saga,” parts 1-5,  and the “Dark Phoenix Saga,” parts 1-4, were the best non-comic interpretation of that storyline, but that’s like saying “Watch the entire third season,” so we have spared you more platitudes about how the animated series managed to get right what two X-Men movies have gotten so wrong.Night of the SentinelsAfter trying and failing to boot up an X-Men animated series starring Kitty Pryde as the central role, the first story told by the new series was retooled to star Jubilee and most of the “Blue Team” from the Jim Lee run on X-Men comics. When Jubilation Lee’s parents put her name in the Mutant Registration Act, she’s attacked by Sentinels while at the mall and rescued by our core group of X-Men who let her know about the superhero team’s greater mission to protect mutants and encourage mutant and human understanding. Then, everyone has to stop the Mutant Registration Act files from being used to target Sentinels.It’s a pretty great way to get thrown into the entire story from Jubilee’s perspective without having to take a deep dive into the lore of the X-Men, and because of that it ends up being one of the essential episodes of the series. When the X-Men fight Sentinels, they go way beyond the cartoon violence that was on television at the time, which made it more fun (come on , it’s robot and laser combat!). Also, the series establishes Morph as part of the team only to have him (seemingly) killed in the second episode of the series. That set some real stakes meaning that at any time some lesser mutant could be killed off. Granted Morph returned (see below!), but that doesn’t lessen the impact of a superhero animated TV show killing off a protagonist early on just to provide real stakes for the robot laser fighting.Enter MagnetoThe third episode of the first season of the show introduces both Magneto and Sabertooth, the super villain counterparts to Professor Xavier and Wolverine. The creators of the show wanted to include Beast as part of the X-Team, but met resistance with the network, leading to the writer’s coming up with the solution of jailing the character in the premiere episodes and using him as a counter-point to the beliefs of Magneto, who emerges into the series fully formed (Professor X explains Magneto’s abbreviated backstory to Jubilee). After rejecting Magneto’s offer to break him out of prison, Beast goes on trial and – as he would go on to do frequently – quotes Shakespeare to explain the mutant condition.This episode also introduces Sabertooth as a possible ally for the mutant cause when he gets stunned after reacting to Beast’s mistreatment. Wolverine warns that Sabertooth cannot be trusted, but like everything with Wolverine, he doesn’t get into specifics about why. The answers have to wait until the next episode (“Deadly Reunions”), because the X-Men have to stop Magneto from starting a mutant/human war with some missiles. Storm manages to “short circuit” them with 1990s cartoon computer logic, and Magneto waxes poetic about how Charles chose the wrong side. A pretty solid introduction for Magneto, partially inspired by Uncanny X-Men #1, but distinctly animated series in fight/talk/fight/run structure.Slave IslandA single episode right in the middle of the season one continuity, “Slave Island” is X-Men’s most successful attempt to tackle the idea of one race enslaving another race because they think they are superior. After having been kidnapped off Genosha in the previous episode, Gambit, Storm, and Jubilee are taken to Slave Island, where mutants have explosive bomb collars that mute their powers and are forced to build a dam that powers a Sentinel factory.If you’re not into big mutant metaphors about slavery breaking everyone’s spirits, maybe fast-forward through the scenes where Jubilee manages to get out of her cell but is unable to rouse any of the other mutants to an escape attempt because they’re so hopeless. Maybe also skip the scene where claustrophobic Storm is placed in “the box” which is just a sweatbox, like, Bridge over the River Kwai style.There’s also some stuff about how the Geonosian government is corrupt and in league with Bolivar Trask who is still Sentinel crazy and in league with “Leader.” Cable helps Gambit break out and goes after Leader, which allows the X-Men to escape after teaming up with the other freed mutants to take out the dam and the factory. The Leader escapes to fight another day, and the X-Men fly off in the X-Jet.Come the ApocalypseIn an episode that very obviously inspired X-Men: Apocalypse the film adaptation (to the point where this animated Apocalypse has some of the exact same lines and the Oscar Issac version), picks up after the previous episode “The Cure” left off. Warren Worthington III, AKA Angel, is about to get the mutant cure from Doctor Adler, but after he’ strapped down, Adler reveals himself to be Mystique. See, there wasn’t a mutant cure; it’s a trap set by Apocalypse to assemble his Horsemen. Or – according to Mystique later in the episode – just fills them with hate for non-mutants.Unlike the Apocalypse in the movie, this version Apocalypse gives his Horsemen actual horses in the form of flying mechs. Angel becomes Archangel and gets his metal wings that shoot projectiles and the four of them tear up Paris to get the X-Men’s attention. Xavier sends Rogue after Doctor Adler after recognizing some of the new Horsemen as former patients. Rogue uncovers the truth as the X-Men battle the Horsemen, and the whole thing comes to a showdown at Stonehenge because…well, why not?Days of Future PastIf we’re having comic book and animated series fan real-talk here, the X-Men: The Animated Series version of “Days of Future Past” is better than the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past. The entire first season of The Animated Series is based on the threat of Sentinels and the “Days of Future Past” two-parter shows the eventual end game of that plot while doing a solid job of adapting the comic books the story originated in. Granted, in the comics it was Kitty Pryde who was sent back through time to stop the assassination of Senator Kelly, not Bishop like it is in the animated series or Wolverine like it was in the movie, but at least the T.V. show kept Mystique the villain as she was meant to be instead of having her flip-flop between Magneto and Professor X!The introduction of Bishop as a time travelling mutant but also as a strong character of color on a animated kids show about superhero fights justifies the swap for Kitty Pryde in the comics, and the addition that the Sentinels eventually turned on all humanity softened the whole mutant concentration camp stuff, but these episodes are still great outside the framing device. Bishop as a character who is constantly trying to do good but almost always ends up fighting the X-Men because he’s hot-headed gets paired off with Wolverine and Gambit for awhile, which is a perfect make-up for a mini-team filled with conflict. Also, Nimrod shows up in the 1990s for a fight to just give the first episode of the two-parter some extra kick. The second episode has a couple great late twists, the most consequential being the reveal that Mystique was Rogue’s adoptive mother (and the more fun consequence being that Bishop preventing the assassination did nothing to change his future).Till Death Do Us PartThe first season of X-Men: The Animated Series did pretty well and, along with Batman: The Animated Series, began a few years with some really great animated superhero content on television. The first season of X-Men had been low-key serialized, leading to an ending for the Sentinel conflict and allowing Magneto and his Brotherhood to fade into the background as occasional foes or allies. It took one whole season to get Beast out of jail too! Season two kicks off with this two-parter that shows us the marriage between Cyclops and Jean Grey, then unexpectedly brings back Morph to torment the X-Men.Morph was a character included to be killed off in the first two-part story, but I someone told the producers Morph was “popular” and he became the tortured antagonist of the first arc of season two. I’ve never met anyone that was really into Morph/Changeling, but if you were going to do a Morph episode, positioning him so he can perform the Jean Grey and Cyclops wedding ceremony is especially hilarious. Only on a cartoon in the 1990s would a character like Cyclops care that the minister that married him to the love of his life was a shape-shifter and therefore the whole wedding meant nothing. The episode doesn’t stop to ask if Cyclops and Jean filed all the correct paperwork with the State of New York, but I’m pretty sure those two are married by the episode’s end, even with Cyclops’ bemoaning that they’re not.Anyway, Gambit also tries to kiss a sleeping Rogue – which, to be fair, is a trick Morph sets up – and in sexually assaulting his sleeping teammate gets put in a coma. Rogue is mad, but…damn, Gambit, wake your girl up for consent first, maybe you deserve to have to nap it off.Time FugitivesHaving dispatched with the Sentinel threat in “Final Decision” from season one, we can now pick up the Bishop plot-line from where we left it in “Days of Future Past.” For X-Men: The Animated Series, the time travel episodes were some of the best ones (like flashback and alternate timeline episodes, if you ask me!), and this is probably the best of the time travel episodes. This two-parter continues Bishop’s streak of having good intentions but acting wrongly on them, adds in with a whole new take on the character of Cable, and throws in Apocalypse for good measure.Bishop in the future finds out that no one remembers he prevented an assassination, but a plague is wreaking havoc on mutant and humankind in 2055 that started back in the X-Men’s time. Bishop goes back to stop it and reveals the whole plague to be a plan by Apocalypse to stoke anti-mutant sentiment then kill the entire population of Earth. The X-Men manage to stop him and blow up his underground lab, but Apocalypse gets pissed off and kills them all.Oh, right, I should have started with this whole thing is seen through a framing device of Cable, who is now a resistance fighter in 3999 (there was no mention of him being a time traveler in season one) and sees his future (where he is also fighting Apocalypse) start to change. A temporal storm that looks a lot like a hurricane starts ripping through 3999’s Terminator 2 battlefield because the human race didn’t get certain antibodies developed by the “plague” years. Millions of people in Bishop’s time needed to die for billions of people in Cable’s time to be born. It’s pretty nuts, and that’s just part one of the two-parter. Part-two develops Cable’s character even further, and it’s great.Cold ComfortCold Comfort gets a little slow with it’s twenty minutes of plot but manages to convey just how big the X-Men universe is within the show. It opens with a mutant assault on a government-owned warehouse complex by Ice Man, Bobby Drake. Professor Xavier scrambles the team on the X-Jet to intercept Bobby and stop him from doing any damage to any humans or federal property. Cyclops is a real whiny jerk leader while Wolverine questions just why everyone is so concerned about this Ice Man character. Fans of the X-Men characters will know that Ice Man was part of the original “First Class” of X-Men, so it’s fun to see flashbacks to that team here – including a human Beast! – in their old costumes.After the X-Men capture Ice Man, the story slows down a bit to explain that Bobby Drake is pissed because he and Lorna (Polaris) tried to quit the X-Men and have a normal life. Lorna kept guilting Bobby telling him they should use their powers for good, but Bobby didn’t want to re-expose himself. Finally, it looks like Lorna has gone missing and the only clue he has is the name of that compound he was attacking. After Rogue breaks Bobby out of the X-Men’s captivity, they get caught by some mysterious mutants. The A-Team of X-Men gets sent in after them only to discover the mysterious mutants are actually X-Factor: Havoc, Polaris, Multiple Man, and Strong Guy. Forge even shows up at the end to explain the misunderstanding.Although there’s not a ton of substance in the plot, the X-Factor mutants fighting the X-Men and the various exploits of Ice Man actually show off some of the show’s best animation in a single episode.One Man’s WorthThink of this episode as It’s a Wonderful Life, but about Charles Xavier. Bishop is back to correct the timeline once again, this time, he needs to stop Master Mold (last seen on our timeline in season one) who sends a time traveling mutant and Nimrod back to the 1950s to kill a pre-Professor X Xavier. It turns out they succeed, which sends a ripple through time. In an alternate future 1990, Magneto leads all the mutants we’ve come to know and love against the robots controlled by the humans in an all out-race war. Wolverine and Storm are married (!!!) which becomes the centerpiece of the show when Bishop convinces the two alt-version mutants to go back in time to save the Professor.The two-part episode doesn’t focus so much on Professor X, considering he’s the one man referenced in the title, but becomes a story about Storm and Wolverine who are in love but know that they have to erase that relationship to rely on the promise of Charles Xavier. This is all dealt with at the arch level of an animated superhero cartoon action show, but that doesn’t make it any less melancholy when the episode ends, and we see Storm and Wolverine had reverted to just being members of the X-Men as we remember them. Storm’s re-design also has her sporting her white mohawk look, which is so much cooler.Beyond Good and Evil“Beyond Good and Evil” is a four-part story that takes place in the fourth season, and even though there are a handful of episodes and a whole fifth season after it, the story was originally planned to be the series finale of the show…which is very odd. Apocalypse, Mr. Sinister and the Brotherhood of Mutants team up, which makes for an excellent line-up of villains, but the rest of the “story” gets pretty weird. With Apocalypse’s discovery of the “Axis of Time” (which exists outside of space-time), he devises a convoluted scheme to kidnap the greatest psychics in the X-Men universe to break all of creation.This would have been a weird finale because there’s virtually nothing for the most popular characters of the series to do. Bishop tries to time travel back and help the X-Men, but gets bumped out of the time stream where he spends two episodes wandering around the Mario Kart Rainbow Roadmap before rejoining the narrative. Cable shows up to add another layer of time travel to try and stop Apocalypse, and eventually the professor and Jean Grey (married again!) join the plot for the climax. There isn’t a lot for the X-Men to do in this episode that was supposed to be the last, but that doesn’t devalue “Beyond Good and Evil” as a story arc that attempted to throw all the craziness of the series into four episodes.last_img read more

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first_img In the deepest point of the Indian Ocean, a mysterious “gelatinous” creature was spotted for perhaps the first time ever.As part of a mission to reach the deepest parts of all five of the world’s oceans, diver Victor Vescovo from the Five Deeps Expedition was exploring the depths of the Java Trench — which, at 23,596 feet deep is believed to be the deepest point in the Indian Ocean — when he and his team saw what might be a new species of jellyfish or sea creature that resembled a balloon on a string.The Five Deeps team captured footage of the creature, from DSV Limiting Factor, the world’s deepest diving, currently operational submarine, calling it an “extraordinary gelatinous animal” which “does not resemble anything seen before.”The creature is believed to be a tunicate, particularly a stalked ascidean, also known as a sea squirt.“Amongst many other rare and unique observations, the stalked Ascidean was a really significant moment,” Alan Jamieson, the expedition’s chief scientist, said in a statement. “It is not often we see something that is so extraordinary that it leaves us speechless. At this point we are not entirely sure what species it was, but we will find out in due course.”The DSV Limiting Factor surfaces following a pioneering dive in the Indian Ocean. It is the world’s deepest diving,currently operational submarine. (Photo Credit: Five Deeps Expedition)Jamieson told CNN Travel a tunicate would normally be anchored to the seafloor using its big long tentacle. “And it’s for some reason raising its body above the sea floor so it can filter food out the water,” he said.The scientist concluded that the creature has adapted to the particular conditions inside the Java Trench. “Trenches are quite seismic — and normally tunicates would be attached to the sea floor. And, now, if it’s quite a seismic environment, you run the risk of being buried — so an adaptation to destructive environments is to raise yourself off the sea floor and in this case using this big long tentacle,” Jamieson told CNN.Aside from the mysterious sea squirt, the team also spotted creatures such as starfish and sea cucumbers and several hadal snailfish — palm-size, pinkish, tadpole-like critters with small black eyes and semitransparent bodies, through which their liver is clearly visible.Victor Vescovo is the first human to dive the depths of the Java Trench in the Indian Ocean. (Photo Credit: Five Deeps Expedition)The Five Deeps Expedition is being filmed by Atlantic Productions for a five-part Discovery Channel documentary series due to air in late 2019. It is the first oceanic journey to take a manned, commercially certified submersible vessel further and deeper than any in history.In addition to the Java Trench dive, the expedition has also successfully conducted the first detailed, sonar mapping and sample-collection mission at the deepest part of the Diamantina Fracture Zone of the Indian Ocean – an area known as the Dordrecht Deep. Before they visited the Java Trench in the Indian Ocean, the Five Deeps team also dove down to the trenches of the Atlantic Ocean and the Southern Ocean around Antarctica.The next stop on the Five Deeps Expedition is the Challenger Deep within the Mariana Trench, commonly known as the deepest ocean trench on earth. The bottom of the Mariana Trench has been reached by only two other manned submersibles: James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenger in 2012, and Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard’s bathyscaphe Trieste in 1960 — both of which only reached the bottom once.More on Geek.com:This Sea Creature Has a ‘Transient Anus’ That Only Appears When It’s NeededHeadless ‘Chicken Monster’ Spotted in Southern OceanOcean Rover Uncovers Rare Shark Nursery Off Irish Coast Extremely Rare, Two-Colored Lobster Found in MaineNew Species of Giant Flying Reptile Identified By Scientists Stay on targetlast_img read more

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first_imgFacebook AJ Styles Denies Report That He Has Re-Signed With WWE Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Pinterest WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next John Oliver Videos Articles Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jamal Khashoggi The WWE Smackdown Live Ratings are in for January 2, 2018.This week’s episode from Orlando drew 2.72 million viewers on Tuesday night on the USA Network according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.This is up from last week’s show that drew 2.66 million viewers. WWE came in at No. 2 for the night on cable in the 18-49 demographics on Tuesday night.“Curse of Oak Island” on the History Channel won the night in the 18-49 demographics.WWE Smackdown Live Ratings and DemographicsSmackdown, headlined by WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Sami Zayn, averaged a 0.82 rating. This is the same rating the show drew last week on the USA Network.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJohn Oliver Takes On The WWEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining 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 listcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Was Vince McMahon Reluctant To Let AJ Styles Join WWE? Now Playing Up Next Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud John Oliver Takes On The WWE WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Google+ WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOXlast_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WWE uploaded the following videos after last night’s episode of NXT on the WWE Network.WWE UK Title: Pete Dunne vs. Kyle O’ReillyJohnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa previewEC3 vs. Kassius Ohno Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight Google+ WhatsApplast_img read more

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first_img WhatsApp People Want Chyna Inducted Into The WWE Hall of Fame Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE SmackDown Results Are In For 2019 Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Pinterest Twitter The S&P 500 Just Had Its Best Month In 3 Years Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)center_img Scarlett Johansson would consider future political run Now Playing Up Next During RAW on Monday night, Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) were officially announced as the next inductees into the WWE Hall of Fame.As announced earlier today, the former 10-time WCW Tag Team Champions will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during WrestleMania 35 weekend on April 6.D-Generation X (Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Billy Gunn, “Road Dogg” Jesse James, X-Pac and Chyna), The Honky Tonk Man and Torrie Wilson were all announced as inductees prior.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipPeople Want Chyna Inducted Into The WWE Hall of FameVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 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 Destiny 3 May Launch 2020 Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Google+ Facebook Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

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first_img Twitter Videos Articles Google+ Lindsay Lohan’s Anxiety Music Lili Reinhart is still romancing Cole Sprouse Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The RAW Ratings are in for August 26, 2019.This week’s edition, which took place in New Orleans, Louisiana, drew an average of 2.528 million viewers on Monday night according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.This is slightly down from last week’s show that averaged 2.534 million viewers.WWE came in at No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4 for the night on cable in the 18-49 demographics, which is where they placed last week.It should be noted that the MTV Video Music Awards won the night on cable, but it only averaged 1.926 million viewers. However a big demographic rating with females 18-49 put the show over all other shows on cable with a 0.91 rating.The second hour drew the strongest audience (2.686 million viewers). The third hour saw a 16% drop in viewership after numbers maintained for the first two hours.Hourly Breakdowns and Demographics for WWE RAWHour 1: 2.637 (up from 2.546 million viewers last week)Hour 2: 2.686 (up from 2.634 million viewers last week)Hour 3: 2.260 (down from 2.422 million viewers last week)This week’s RAW, headlined by a United States Championship match, averaged a 0.80 rating among adults 18-49. This is down from last week’s 0.81 rating.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipTrending: Orlando Bloom found intimate scenes with Cara Delevingne awkward, Kendall Jenner is accused of cultural appropriation, and MTV removes Michael Jackson’s name from their Vanguard AwardVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:07/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -1:01 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 Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Facebook Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsAppcenter_img Orlando Bloom Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Kendall Jenner Videos Articles Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Missy Elliott Trending: Orlando Bloom found intimate scenes with Cara Delevingne awkward, Kendall Jenner is accused of cultural appropriation, and MTV removes Michael Jackson’s name from their Vanguard Award Normani bruises knees doing splits at MTV Video Music Awards Normani Got Hurt At the 2019 MTV VMA’s Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonightlast_img read more

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first_imgNEW YORK — Retailers are dangling perks like higher pay, extra discounts and more flexible schedules to lure temporary holiday workers in a tighter labor market.They’re also more determined to lock in their workers earlier. Macy’s and Target are holding their first nationwide recruitment fairs, and others like Hhgregg Inc. are making it easier to apply for temporary holiday jobs via mobile devices.“It’s a scramble for people, and we have to get creative,” said Hari Pillai, CEO of Speed Commerce, which plans to hire about 450 workers at its warehouses and call centers this season for clients including Yankee Candle. That’s a 50 percent increase over last year. Pillai noted that he increased pay by 20 percent to 25 percent in tight labor areas like Ohio.Some companies are also widening their standards. Significantly more companies said they would be more willing to hire temporary workers with criminal backgrounds than two years ago, according to job listing site Snagajob.com.“It’s reflecting that people have changed their views on what’s good enough,” CEO Peter Harrison said.Harrison also noted that many of his retail clients, which include companies like arts and crafts retailer The Michaels Cos. and Target Corp., want to have their holiday hiring done by the end of October. In the past, it was complete by early November.last_img read more

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first_imgA Washougal man who was driving drunk when he crashed and rolled his car, critically injuring his passenger, was sentenced Thursday to 30 days on a work crew.Jesse Q. Gower, 25, pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to third-degree assault and driving while under the influence in connection with the Aug. 9, 2015 crash on Northeast Padden Parkway. He initially faced vehicular assault-DUI, but that charge was amended as part of a plea deal.Gower was driving his 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX at about 7:40 p.m. west on Padden Parkway and approaching Northeast 78th Street when he struck the back of a Ford Explorer. The Explorer was stopped at a red light, according to a probable cause affidavit.Gower was traveling 45 to 50 mph when he hit the other vehicle. There was no evidence he attempted to brake, the affidavit said.He reportedly told officers he had “passed out” before the crash, court records state.Moses Morales, then 26, was asleep in the backseat of the Subaru at the time of the crash and was not wearing a seat belt. He suffered multiple facial fractures, brain bleeding and a broken vertebra, according to court documents. Morales also had several teeth knocked out and sustained cuts to his face.Gower admitted to drinking alcohol hours before the crash, and a blood test later found he had a 0.072 blood alcohol level, court records show. However, it was estimated he actually had a blood-alcohol level of approximately 0.113 at the time of the crash, the affidavit states. In Washington, a level of 0.08 is considered evidence of drunken driving.Gower was additionally sentenced to 12 months’ community custody. He was given credit for one day in custody.last_img read more

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first_imgWilliam Rugg, 37, of Camas was arrested on suspicion of criminally negligent homicide in connection with the death of Tony Joy, 75, of Vancouver, who was struck and fatally injured by Rugg’s pickup on Southeast Stark Street in Portland on Friday. A Vancouver man was fatally injured Friday when he was struck by a pickup while crossing a street in southeast Portland, according to the Portland Police Bureau. The driver of the pickup, a Camas man, was arrested on suspicion of criminally negligent homicide.A police bulletin said the crash occurred about 5:45 p.m. when Tony Joy, 75, was crossing Southeast Stark Street at a marked and signaled crosswalk near Southeast 160th Avenue.The bulletin said Joy was struck by a 1996 Ford F-150 pickup driven by William Rugg, 37. Joy was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital but did not survive his injuries.Rugg pulled into a large parking lot after the crash and remained on the scene after the crash. The crosswalk had been recently upgraded with a rapid flashing light beacon to warn drivers that a pedestrian was crossing the street. Investigators found that the crosswalk beacon was activated and working at the time of the crash.last_img read more

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