Senate Budget Committee Releases Budget Resolution to Enable Tax Reform

first_imgThe Senate Budget Committee on September 29 unveiled its fiscal year 2018 budget resolution (BR). The Republican BR will serve as the legislative vehicle to pass tax reform legislation with only a simple majority.Budget ResolutionAccording to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the FY 2018 BR will serve as the first step toward tax reform. “This budget is especially important because it will allow us to get to work on our pro-growth, pro-family, pro-jobs tax reform plan,” McConnell said in a September 29 statement. “Without it, Democrats will continue to play partisan politics and obstruct our efforts to get our economy flourishing and growing at its full potential.”Although the White House and GOP congressional leaders continue to say that they are open to bipartisan tax reform, the BR will allow Republicans to approve tax reform legislation through the reconciliation process with no Democratic support. Under the resolution, a draft tax reform bill must be submitted to the Budget Committee no later than November 13.Democratic Response“This is at least a $1.5 trillion-dollar giveaway in tax cuts for the rich that reeks of Republican hypocrisy and flies in the face of fiscal responsibility,” Senate Finance Committee (SFC) ranking member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said in a September 29 statement. “It is a giant step in the opposite direction of developing real tax reform that is long-term, bipartisan and is at least as progressive as current law,” he added.The BR’s reconciliation instructions would allow the SFC to reduce revenues and increase the deficit by $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years for comprehensive tax reform. However, according to Senate Budget Committee Chair Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., the BR will provide an on-budget surplus of $197 billion in 2027 due to “fiscal cuts and economic growth.”Dynamic ScoringThe BR also renews the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation’s authority to use dynamic scoring and instructs that the particular scoring method, which considers budgetary effects of macroeconomic variables, be used while evaluating legislation. More generally, the dynamic scoring allows for the impact of economic growth to be considered in the CBO and JCT’s final cost estimate.The BR is scheduled to be considered in committee during the week of October 2. A floor vote is expected sometime in early October.By Jessica Jeane, Wolters Kluwer News StaffText of the FY2018 Senate Budget ResolutionTitle by Title Summary – FY 2018 Budget ResolutionLogin to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

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De Zerbi: ‘Sassuolo not crafty enough’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Sassuolo coach Roberto De Zerbi explained some of his decisions after a stoppage-time 2-1 defeat to Lazio. “The second half was one of our best this season.” The Neroverdi were seemingly heading for a creditable draw until Lazio’s Felipe Caicedo scored the winner in stoppage time.  “We tried to play and create scoring opportunities, but to get into those positions, you need to get away from your marker. And to me we were missing this in the first half, but in the second half I liked our play, perhaps one of our better halves this season in terms of quality,” said De Zerbi in his press conference. Midfielder Manuel Locatelli was tasked with man-marking Lazio’s Lucas Leiva, but once Locatelli was taken off, the former Liverpool man exerted more control. “Locatelli was tired. To put [Alfred] Duncan or [Mehdi] Bourabia out on the wing would’ve been a mistake, as it would’ve freed up [Jordan] Lukaku and [Manuel] Lazzari. The changes I made were the one that best fit the characteristics of the players available. “Lazio scored a very shrewd goal. We are not a crafty side, but we have other qualities.” De Zerbi at 40 was the youngest coach in Serie A until he was overtaken by Thiago Motta, so is he pleased to see more young coaches in the league? “I’m a bit sorry,” he laughed. “I never agree when making the distinction between young and old, in general, and not just in football. I want to be ranked as good, not young or old.” Sassuolo travel to Turin to face Juventus next weekend.last_img read more

Delhi Daredevils knock Mumbai Indians out of IPL with 11-run win

first_imgDelhi Daredevils’ Rishabh Pant in action Wooden spooners Delhi Daredevils knocked defending champions Mumbai Indians out of the Indian Premier League after the trio of Sandeep Lamichhane, Amit Mishra and Harshal Patel starred with three wickets apiece for a 11-run win in their last league match here today. Set a target of 175, Mumbai Indians crumbled against quality leg-spin bowling by Sandeep (3/36), Amit Mishra (3/19) and medium pace of Patel (3/28).The visitors lost three wickets — Evin Lewis (48), Kieron Pollard (7) and Krunal Pandya (4) — in five balls at the Feroz Shah Kotla.Hardik Pandya (27) and skipper Rohit Sharma (13) added 43 runs before they were sent back as Mumbai slipped to 122 for seven in 14.5 overs. Ben Cutting tried his hand with a 19-ball 37 before MI were dismissed for 163 in 19.3 overs.Mumbai’s ouster makes the final league match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab interesting as the latter will not only have to win the contest but also better the net run rate of Rajasthan Royals (-0.250).Earlier, Rishab Pant (64) continued his purple patch, hitting his fifth half-century of the season, to guide Delhi to a competitive score.The 20-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman shared a 64-run fourth wicket stand off 47 balls with Vijay Shankar (43 not out) to lay the foundation.Lamichhane then rocked Mumbai’s chase early, removing the in-form Suryakumar Yadav (4) cheaply.However, Evin Lewis (48) exploded in the fourth over, hitting Patel for two fours and a six. He treated Glenn Maxwell with equal disdain, clearing the ropes twice, as MI zoomed to 50 for one in five overs.Ishan Kishan (5) was then caught at long-on off Amit Mishra. The leg-spinner was unlucky not to have the wicket of Kirton Pollard who was dropped by Prithvi Shaw off his bowling. The West Indian got another respite when an airborne Abhishek Sharma failed to held on to a catch off Liam Plunkett. Mishra then dismissed Lewis with a googly, which the opener failed to read and was stumped by Pant. Mumbai were reduced to 74 for four when Maxwell and trent Boult combined to pull off a sensational catch at the boundary line off Lamichhane’s bowling. Krunal Pandya was next to go when his weak drive found the hands of substitute Rahul Tewatia at short cover, as Mumbai were looking down the barrel at 79 for five in 9.4 overs. Once Hardik (27) and skipper Rohit Sharma (13) were sent back, Cutting hit some lusty blows before Patel took two wickets in the final over to earn the win for DD. Prithvi Shaw (12) and Maxwell (22) gave a good start to Delhi before a silly run-out cost the former his wicket in the fourth over. It was a poor judgment by Shaw as he stepped out of the crease and was found short of wicket at the non-striker’s end by a direct throw from Hardik. Maxwell, who slammed four boundaries and looked in good touch till then, was cleaned up by Bumrah in the next over to bring two new batsmen onto the crease. Pant, who has been in ominous form this season, didn’t waste any time as he slammed two fours and a six to help Delhi cross the 50-mark after the powerplay ended with 46 for two. A lot was expected from skipper Shreyas Iyer, but he made the mistake of hitting a Markande delivery straight to Krunal at deep midwicket, as Delhi slipped to 75 for three in 9 overs. New man Vijay Shankar hit the second ball he faced for a boundary, before blasting Ben Cutting for a six over long-on, as Delhi brought up the 100 in the 13th over. Pant and Shankar kept Delhi the scoreboard ticking as they picked up the ones, the twos and the occasional boundaries. The duo completed a fifty-run fourth-wicket partnership off 37 balls as Delhi reached 120 for three in 15 overs. Pant scored his fifty off 34 balls in the 15th over and survived an LBW verdict after winning a video referral. Pant sent Hardik sailing over deep midwicket for a maximum with a one-handed shot but he holed out soon after at long. The 17-year-old Abhishek Sharma (15) then joined Shankar and the duo added 35 off 19 balls. Krunal (1/11), Jasprit Bumrah (1/29) and Mayank Markande (1/21) took a wicket each for MI. COMMENT Published on May 20, 2018 × Delhi Daredevils’ Rishabh Pant in actioncenter_img cricket SHARE SHARE EMAIL SHARE IPL 2018 COMMENTSlast_img read more

Jumpin Heights set to expand to Goa and Lonavla

first_imgGoa site to open in March; work at Lonavla on Jumpin Heights of Rishikesh, a popular adventure sports company, is set to expand to Goa and Lonavla. The company has conducted over 75,000 bungee jumps since 2010. Apart from bungee jumping, it also offers giant swing and flying fox.Work in progress“We are planning to launch operations in Goa by March with only bungee jumping. Work is in progress at Lonavla, which will have all the three activities,” said Manoj Kumar, co-founder and Executive Director, Jumpin Heights. In 2007, ex-armyman Rahul Nigam conceptualised the idea and approached Manoj Kumar, who was serving in the Indian army then, to join him in the project.Since then, there is no looking back.“The entire process took almost three years and it became operational in May 2010. The idea was to come up with a dedicated zone for adventure seekers. “Earlier, activities like bungee jumping were happening in a temporary set-up and was mostly being done through crane and that to for a period of one-two months,” Kumar said.Safety measuresActivities like these, where there is no scope for even a minor error, need a lot of attention to safety and security standards.“Be it ropes, chords or the rubbers that we use, all of them are certified products. For example, the chord we use has the limit of 650 jumps but we discard it after 450 jumps. Most of the equipment we use are tested on a daily basis to ensure the safety of adventure seekers,” he said. sport adventure SHARE January 14, 2019 × SHARE SHARE EMAILcenter_img The Jumpin Heights has conducted over 75,000 bungee jumps since 2010. Apart from bungee jumping, it also offers giant swing and flying fox The Jumpin Heights has conducted over 75,000 bungee jumps since 2010. Apart from bungee jumping, it also offers giant swing and flying fox COMMENT Published on COMMENTSlast_img read more

AB de Villiers suffers back injury ahead of Indian Premier League 2017

first_imgIn what could be a major blow for the Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the Indian Premier League season 10, the franchise’s star batsman AB de Viliers has suffered a back injury.De Villiers was supposed to play for The Titans against the Warriors in the final of the Momentum One-Day Cup. However, the South African was ruled out of the match with a back injury. The extent of de Villiers’ injury was not yet known.About to get underway in Centurion. The big team news from either team is that AB de Villiers misses out due to a back injury #MODC pic.twitter.com/XoUaWCvhrg- Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) March 31, 2017If de Villiers fails to recover in time, it could be a big jolt for the Royal Challengers as they have already lost batsman Lokesh Rahul for the entire tournament and there was still no clarity on captain Virat Kohli’s fitness.Rahul has been ruled out of this year’s IPL with a shoulder injury. Rahul had sustained the injury in the first Test in Pune but he continued to play through the Border-Gavaskar series.According to reports, Rahul will travel to London to get a surgery done on his left shoulder.Meanwhile, RCB are yet to get a clear picture on Kohli’s shoulder injury.Kohli injured his right shoulder during the third Test of the recently-concluded four-match series between India and Australia. The Indian captain had to sit out of the fourth Test in Dharamsala, which the hosts won by eight wickets, after he failed to recover from the injury. India won the series 2-1.advertisementRCB coach and former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori had on Thursday said de Villiers will captain the side if Kohli misses out of the initial matches.RCB will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 5 in the opening match of the season.last_img read more

‘I quit Man Utd straight after the treble and Sir Alex kept wanting me back’

first_imgWhat would you give Sir Alex Ferguson barely 24 hours on from winning the treble with Manchester United thanks to that glorious Ole Gunnar Solskjaer clincher in the Champions League final? There is one man who handed the legendary manager a letter of resignation.“I went in on the Friday after getting back from Barcelona on the Thursday, and we were signing Mark Bosnich so I went in early to do Bozza’s medical and I pulled the gaffer aside.“I told him ‘Gaffer, you’d better read this letter’. So he started to read it and he was like ‘You want to leave? Your contract might be up at the end of the month but you know you’ll get another one!’” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! But Dave Fevre’s mind was made up. Having been United’s senior physiotherapist for five years he had agreed to join Brian Kidd at recently-relegated Blackburn Rovers once the 1998-99 campaign was over and he wasn’t about to go back on his word.“Kiddo had asked ‘What are you doing at the end of the season?’ I’d told him I was staying at United but he said there was a job coming up there,” Fevre tells Goal . “I wasn’t sure because Blackburn were struggling, but I lived there and my two youngest kids had just been diagnosed type-one diabetic so my priority was to the kids.“I said to Kiddo ‘If United win the treble, I’ll come’ because everything was done at United, Carrington was ready to open in the October so I’d done all my work there and I felt as though I’d ticked that box.”Sir Alex wasn’t one to accept a loss without a fight though.“I told him I needed to be nearer home and that Carrington was also going to be a nightmare to travel to for me. So he offered to relocate my whole family, but we had good schools already for the kids with teachers who understood diabetes. He offered to employ a district nurse, he offered to keep me on part-time, but none of it worked for me and none of it worked for Man United.“He told me to think about it, but I’d been thinking about it for weeks! I went off and did Bozza’s medical and came back and he asked me if I’d reconsidered. When I said no he just shook my hand and there was a look that suggested he knew all the thought I’d put into it.”Sir Alex Ferguson Dave Fevre Manchester UnitedDave FevreFerguson still didn’t give up there though. When Kidd was sacked the following October after Blackburn’s poor start to the next season, the legendary manager saw his chance to pounce.“Within an hour of Kiddo getting sacked, the gaffer phoned me. He said ‘Your job’s still here, you know!’ I told him ‘You know me, I’m a loyal person, I’ve signed a three-year contract and I will stay for the three years, whatever.’“Later that season I went to see United play Arsenal, and the gaffer pulled me aside. He knew Blackburn weren’t going to make the play-offs and said again ‘Your job’s still here, you know!’ But I told him ‘Gaffer, it’s a great honour you’ve offered me but I am going to stay for the three years.’ My dad had always brought me up to respect contracts.”You can understand Ferguson wanting to get Fevre back on board. Upon arriving at the club in 1994 the former Wigan and Great Britain rugby league physio had revolutionised the whole department at United’s training base.“I remember going round the training ground at The Cliff and the gaffer saying ‘What do you think of the training ground?’ I said ‘Can I be brutally honest? It’s not for me!’“He said they’d just spent £15,000 on five pieces of kit, but I looked at them and there was a leg extension machine, a pec deck and a couple of other things. But I said ‘Mark Hughes doesn’t play football like that; he doesn’t pull people towards him, he pushes them away, and all those machines there are pulling things towards you. They only do one thing.’“So I told him I wanted to revamp it and he asked how much I’d need. I told him a couple of grand would do it, so I went in and put in boxing gloves, pads and various other things. It was stuff we’d used in rugby league for years.”Bulent Korkmaz Mark Hughes Galatasaray Manhester United UCL 1994Dave Fevre Sir Alex Ferguson Manchester UnitedAnd as United prepared for their move to their state-of-the-art Carrington facility in 1999, it was Fevre on whom Ferguson lent for much of the planning work. One of its features would be a medical department still considered an industry leader. Not that Fevre got to see the finished product…“The gaffer let me do it all. I’d travelled up to Aberdeen to see their water facilities, I went to different places to see pitch surfaces and side departments, and then they opened it in the October after I’d left!“I got a phone call asking if I was coming for the opening and I said no. It would have been like having a Porsche on my drive and not having the keys to drive it, why would I come and look at something that I’d enjoyed putting together but would never be working there?”Fevre beams whenever he speaks about Ferguson, and clearly loves the way he worked. The manager always took his word when it came to making a judgement on a player’s fitness and he was never once subjected to Fergie’s famed ‘hairdryer’ treatment.“Anything you brought to the table, it was not a problem. The gaffer was brilliant that way. Even when I left he was brilliant. If you worked hard for him he was very respectful, he was top drawer.“I never had any run-ins with him, we never had any issues with players. People would ask if it was hard when I had to make a decision on a player, but I never had any manager put pressure on me, they left it to me.“I never got the hairdryer. I did see it! I was lucky that people like Norman Davies, the late kit man, and Kiddo looked after you.“I remember us losing 3-2 at Ipswich one day, they’d had three shots all game and we’d had 22. As soon as I walked in Kiddo grabbed me and said ‘Get in the loo here’ and I knew it was going to go off. It was great having someone like Kiddo there who would help you through all that.”Chris Kiwomya Andrei Kanchelskis Ipswich Town Manchester UnitedDave Fevre Sir Alex Ferguson Manchester UnitedAfter five years under Ferguson at United, Fevre would go on to spend 17 years under 16 different managers at Ewood Park in what was a turbulent time in the club’s history.These days he does freelance work, including lectures on physiotherapy and sports medicine. He has also finally got to see the Carrington training ground to which he dedicated so much.“I never went until six months ago when I was working for the FA teaching on a trauma course. Wow, what a place! It’s great to see where it is.”Does he have any regrets about quitting within hours of the treble? Far from it, insists Fevre.“People say to me now ‘I can’t believe you left United’ but the best thing I ever did was leave United because I learnt from 16 other managers on top of Fergie, whereas if I’d stayed at United I would probably have learnt from him and Moyesie.“But working with 16 who all had strengths and negatives, I learnt how to deal with different managers in different ways. You learn some good things and some bad things, but it’s building that big picture of how you see yourself and how to get on with them as coaches. I wouldn’t swap it.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Google may launch Pixel smartwatch alongside Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL later this year

first_imgWhile this week has mostly been about Google’s developments in software (Android P) and AI (Assistant makes phone calls now) that were announced at Google I/O 2018, we now hear of some developments in the hardware field as well. We know that Google will hold a hardware event later this year where it is expected to launch the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, but it looks like the company is also working on a brand new product as well, namely a Pixel smartwatch.On Thursday, tipster Evan Blass tweeted, based on a reliable source, that Google’s fall hardware event will not only see the launch of the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL flagship smartphones and second-generation Pixel Buds, but the company will also debut its first Pixel-branded smartwatch. This is the first time we’re hearing about a Pixel smartwatch and the tweet also confirms the existence of new Pixel Buds as well, but not much else is know about the earbuds right now.Blass’ tweet doesn’t reveal anything else about the Pixel smartwatch, but a few more details were revealed shortly after by another notable tipster Roland Quandt of WinFuture.de. Quandt claims that there will be three models, which have been codenamed Ling, Triton and Sardine. It is still unclear how the models will differ from each other with popular guesses being that they could vary in sizes, some variants could offer LTE connectivity or all three are totally different from each other. What Quandt can confirm is that the Pixel smartwatch models will be powered by the new Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform.advertisementThe platform uses a quad-core CPU which is paired to Adreno 304 GPU. One of the highlights of Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform is its power management solution. Codenamed Blackghost, the chip can reportedly run continuously and will allow smartwatches to respond to voice commands at any time. Additionally, smartwatches with this chip can also support Always-On display. Naturally, the Pixel smartwatch is expected to run Wear OS which was recently rebranded from Android Wear.News of a Pixel smartwatch isn’t too surprising considering how Google is looking to expand its Pixel portfolio every year. In addition to the Pixel phones, we already have the Pixelbook and Pixel Buds that were launched last year. With the Pixel smartwatch, Google will be entering a new market where it will take on the Apple Watch.Coming back to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, details about Google’s next flagship phones are still slim, but we can safely assume that the phones will run the recently announced Android P from day 1. At Google I/O 2018, the company announced Android P Beta availability for its current Pixel phones as well as phones from brands like Nokia, OnePlus, Sony, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and Essential.Some of the features coming to Android P include Adaptive Battery, App Actions, Gesture Navigation, and App Limit to name a few. Notably, the first developer preview back in March showed that Android P will be design supporting the notch, and with more and more Android OEMs adopting the notch, it is possible that the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL could sport that trend as well.ALSO READ: Android P: A closer look at Google’s biggest ever update to Android OSlast_img read more

Pochettino gave Aurier stern warning

first_imgSerge Aurier Aurier faces Pochettino ‘head-butt’ if he steps out of line at Tottenham Last updated 2 years ago 07:08 8/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Serge Aurier PSG Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Transfers The Tottenham boss made it clear that the 24-year-old’s negative antics would not be tolerated at the London club before signing him Mauricio Pochettino took a hard line with Serge Aurier prior to inking the somewhat troubled full back to a deal this summer, letting the former PSG player know that any mischief will not be taken kindly to at Tottenham. The 24-year-old has seen his share of troubles, having been banned by his former side for tossing homiphobic slurs at then-boss Laurent Blanc, before being convicted of of assaulting a police officer outside a club in Paris. Tottenham 11/10 to beat Everton Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing And the Argentine manager made it clear that with Spurs such antics would not be tolerated as the club looks to keep a stable dynamic moving forward. “I said to him, ‘I will kill you’, I [would] head-butt him,” Pochettino joked to Sky Sports.”I think it was good, we had a long chat. He knows very well how we are, what we expect from him and for us it’s so important, not only him, every player, how they behave here in the squad.”We need to keep the dynamic we have created. I trust him, I am confident that he can succeed here and help the team to achieve the things we want.”When you know and you meet some people, always you start to assess him from the day that you meet them and for me we start from [here] because I don’t know him before. For him I think it’s a new chapter in his life.”Tottenham landed the talented defender for £23 million on transfer deadline day, one of five signings the club made during the window.Despite the moves, Spurs have started slowly in the league, picking up four points from three matches, and face a tricky test away to Everton on Saturday.last_img read more

NASL chairman calls for Gulati’s resignation

first_imgUnited States NASL chairman – who is suing U.S. Soccer – calls for Gulati’s resignation after World Cup failure Goal 07:08 10/12/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Sunil Gullati US Soccer Philipp Schmidli United States NASL Trinidad and Tobago v United States Trinidad and Tobago WC Qualification CONCACAF NY Cosmos World Cup Rocco B. Commisso claims that the governing body should be held responsible for the failures of the national team to make the World Cup With himself and his club at the center of a lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) over anti-trust laws, New York Cosmos principal owner Rocco B. Commisso, who also servers as the chairman of the NASL’s Board of Governors, has called for the federation to undergo sweeping changes after the U.S. national team’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The USA fell to a 2-1 loss on the road against Trinidad & Tobago which, coupled with wins for both Panama and Honduras, saw Bruce Arena’s side fall short of reaching the sport’s seminal event next summer. While Arena has shouldered his share of the blame for the team’s failure, Commisso believes that the issues that lead to the USA’s elimination from World Cup contention falls at the feet of those even higher up the chain, starting with USSF president Sunil Gulati.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. “The real causes of last night’s debacle, however, weren’t actually present on the field or on the sidelines in Trinidad,” Commisso said as part of a sweeping statement issued by the Cosmos. “Instead, the result was a byproduct of larger, systemic problems within the sport in our country.”The blame must be placed squarely at the feet of U.S. Soccer’s management, led by Sunil Gulati. The first step in ensuring that American soccer consistently performs at a level that spares all of us the kind of negative emotions generated by our National Team’s failure to qualify for the World Cup is for Mr. Gulati to resign. It is his only honorable path forward. The USSF Board members and senior management personnel appointed or nominated by Mr. Gulati should follow him out the door.”While I’m disheartened by the result of the game, I’m not surprised. Going back to the first New York Cosmos Media Day after I assumed control of the club earlier this year, I have consistently expressed my dissatisfaction with the efforts put forth by the USSF.”As a passionate soccer fan and team owner, I wish that the outcome against Trinidad and Tobago had proven me wrong. Regrettably, the team’s performance along the road to the World Cup in Russia did just the opposite.”Commisso believes the changes are needed if the USA is ever to compete at the highest level of the game, claiming Gulati’s time in charge has done nothing to advance the competitive outlook for the national team. “When it comes to men’s soccer, the U.S. has never come close to achieving international prominence, as it should, given our country’s size, resources and huge pool of athletic talent,” the statement read. “We produce the best baseball, basketball and football players in the world, but in the case of soccer the reverse is true.”In the almost 12 years during which Sunil Gulati has been the USSF’s President, little or nothing has been done to enhance our prospects, despite the vast resources and power that he commands as chief executive of the sport’s governing body.”Frankly, the leadership of U.S. Soccer has failed all of its stakeholders: players, fans, sponsors and those of us who have invested in professional soccer. Getting back on track requires fundamental change in the structure and management of the sport in our country, starting with a change in the Federation’s leadership. I pledge my personal support and that of the NY Cosmos to the task of bringing about the necessary reforms.”In September, NASL filed a federal lawsuit against the USSF just two weeks after the USSF denied the NASL’s application for second-division status for 2018, which could jeopardize the league’s future. The United Soccer League has overtaken the NASL as the second division behind Major League Soccer.At the time, Commisso said that the federation left NASL with no choice but to file suit. “The NASL has taken this step to protect not just the league, but also the game, fans, and everyone with a stake in the future success of professional soccer leagues based in this country,” he said. The complaint alleges that the USSF has selectively applied and waived its divisional criteria to suppress competition from the NASL, both against MLS and against the USL. An example provided by the NASL states: “Under the USSF’s divisional criteria, there are European clubs that have successfully operated for decades that would be considered ineligible for ‘Division I’ or even ‘Division II’ status due to arbitrary requirements like stadium capacity and market size.”The complaint also alleges that the USSF sought to limit competition from the NASL to MLS and USL, and now seeks to destroy the NASL by arbitrarily revoking the Division II status for the upcoming season. According to the release, the complaint only seeks injunctive relief against the USSF’s conduct regarding its divisional designations.last_img read more

India cricket team head coach interviews: A look at the final candidates

first_imgIndia cricket team head coach interviews: A look at the final candidatesHere’s a look at the credentials of the personnel who will look to fight it out with the former India all-rounder.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiAugust 16, 2019UPDATED: August 16, 2019 12:57 IST File Photo: India’s captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri with Hardik Pandya during a practice session (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRavi Shastri is leading the race by a margin, Bharat Arun is also set to continue as the bowling coachThe support staff will also be handed contracts till the World T20, the BCCI functionary said.Ravi Shastri is favourite to retain his position as head coach, the CAC isn’t too keen on a foreign faceThe three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy, were on Friday interviewing the shortlisted candidates at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai and it has been learnt that the one selected will be at the helm till the 2021 World T20.Speaking to IANS, a board functionary confirmed the same and said that even the support staff that will be picked by chief selector M.S.K. Prasad and team will be given an identical contract.”The head coach will be at the helm of affairs till the 2021 World T20 and after that it will be a process of re-appointment or selection of a new coach as has been the trend in recent years. The support staff will also be handed contracts till the World T20 as continuity is very important considering the big ticket events that are lined up over the next couple of years,” the functionary said.While Ravi Shastri is favourite to retain his position as head coach – the CAC isn’t too keen on a foreign face – there are five other candidates who are looking to give him tough competition.A look at the credentials of the personnel who will look to fight it out with the former India all-rounder:Mike HessonThe 44-year-old, who holds the distinction of being the longest serving coach of the Black Caps, has a vast coaching experience. His first international assignment was with Kenya after the 2011 World Cup.He had signed a two-year contract but had resigned much before the completion of his tenure citing security reasons. He then replaced John Wright as the New Zealand coach in 2012.advertisementUnder his coaching, the Kiwis reached their first-ever World Cup final in 2015 where they lost to Australia. His contract was extended in 2016 until the end of the 2019 World Cup, but Hesson resigned in June 2018 in order to spend more time with his family.Hesson also served as the head coach of IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab before stepping down on August 8 this year. He is in running for the position of Pakistan’s head coach as well.Phil SimmonsThe former West Indies all-rounder has coached Zimbabwe, Ireland, West Indies and Afghanistan since his retirement in 2002.The 56-year-old was first appointed as the head coach of Zimbabwe in 2004. However, it proved to be a difficult and controversial job, not least because he inherited a team heavily weakened thanks to the mass dismissal of most of the senior players. Eventually, he was sacked in 2005.Simmons then succeeded Adrian Birrell as coach of Ireland after the 2007 World Cup. He significantly improved Ireland’s standing in world cricket as their coach. His tenure included 224 matches, making him the longest serving coach in international cricket.After the conclusion of the 2015 World Cup, he became coach of his native West Indies team and went on to lead them to a historic World T20 victory in India in 2016.Thereafter, he was the batting coach for Afghanistan and later was appointed as the head coach in 2017. In June 2019, he was named as the coach of the Brampton Wolves franchise team for the Global T20 tournament in Canada.Tom MoodyThe former Australian medium pacer has a coaching experience of more than 14 years. In 2005, Moody was appointed as head coach of Sri Lanka and he led them to the final of the 2007 World Cup before leaving the post and went home to coach Western Australia for three years.In 2017, it was announced that Moody would be appointed as the head coach of Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League for 2018.The 53-year-old’s most successful stint has come with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. He has coached the side for six seasons during which it won one title and made five play-offs.Robin SinghThe former India all-rounder, who is known for his brilliant fielding, stepped into the world of coaching with Indian U-19s before taking over as the coach of Hong Kong in 2004. He helped the team to qualify for the 2004 Asia Cup.Singh, was appointed coach of the India A cricket team in 2006, where he coached cricketers such as Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa.Between 2007 and 2009, Singh was the fielding coach of Team India.The former Indian all-rounder was the first coach of Deccan Chargers in 2008. However, after an unsuccessful season with the Hyderabad-based franchise, he led Mumbai Indians to their maiden title with the Champions League T20 in 2011 before taking over the role of the side’s batting coach.The left-handed batsman led Barbados Tridents to their only Caribbean Premier League title win in 2014. He has also helped coach the senior and junior USA cricket teams. In 2011, Singh coached the United States women’s cricket team at the World Cup Qualifier Tournament in Bangladesh.advertisementLalchand RajputThe former Indian batsman became the coach of India U-19 during the tour of England. In 2007, he was appointed as the manager of the senior Indian cricket team for the inaugural World T20 held in South Africa when the M.S. Dhoni-led side emerged as champions beating Pakistan in a nail-biting final.Thereafter, he stepped into coaching with Mumbai Indians in the inaugural season of IPL in 2008.However, his first international coaching role came with Afghanistan in 2016 where he replaced Inzamam-ul-Haq. In May 2018, he was named as the interim head coach of Zimbabwe and in August 2018, he was appointed to the role on a permanent basis.While Shastri is leading the race by a margin, Bharat Arun is also set to continue as the bowling coach. The position for batting coach will be a fight between Vikram Rathour and Praveen Amre with the former most likely to take charge. The candidates for the positions of India’s support staffs will begin on Saturday.Also Read | India head coach announcement likely at 7 PM after CAC interviews in MumbaiAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Mike HessonFollow Ravi ShastriFollow CACFollow 2021Follow Kapil DevFollow Anshuman GaekwadFollow Shantha Rangaswamylast_img read more

RBI launches mediumterm strategy setup Utkarsh 2022

first_imgMumbai: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das on Tuesday launched Utkarsh 2022, the central banks’ medium-term strategy framework, in line with evolving macro-economic environment, said an official release. The framework has been launched to achieve excellence in the performance of RBI’s mandates and strengthening the trust of citizens and other institutions. The Reserve Bank of India said its management attaches high importance to ‘Utkarsh 2022’ and will periodically monitor its implementation and progress through a sub-committee of the Central Board. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalA formal strategic management framework was launched in April 2015 to re-articulate the core purpose, values and vision statement of the RBI so as to delineate its strategic objectives in contemporary terms to provide a framework and backdrop within and against which its policies would be formulated. In the release, the RBI said these core purposes and values still remain relevant and valid. “…however, a need has been felt to have a medium-term dynamic vision statement reflecting our responses to emerging challenges and dynamics of the economic, social and technological environment in which we operate,” it said. The strategic framework contains, the RBI’s mission, core purpose, values and vision statements, reiterating the bank’s commitment to the nation, it added.last_img read more

Full statehood to Delhi is our key demand Raghav Chadha

first_imgStarting from the issues of unauthorised colonies to the voter list deletion, AAP’s Lok Sabha candidate from South Delhi constituency Raghav Chadha talks exclusively with Sayantan Ghosh. The AAP is fighting this election with the demand of full-statehood to Delhi but in your constituency what is the major issue and what is your solution for that? The demand for full-statehood to Delhi is our key demand and it is the most important demand for the citizens. I am explaining the issue to the people of South Delhi constituency and if you can explain it properly then people will understand. I can see that people are understanding the demand. Apart from that for me the main work would be regularisation of the unauthorised colonies. In my constituency, there are many such areas and despite AAP government’s work on sewage and drinking water, these people are suffering due to non-regularisation. The BJP promised it earlier but did not work on it but I want to work on this issue. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder South Delhi has a major population of SC/ST, OBC and Muslim community. Do you think AAP will get the support of these voters? When people say that only poor people vote for AAP or Muslims vote for us and others do not; I feel all these statements are based on wrong assumptions. In the Delhi assembly election, we won 67 out of 70 seats because people from across the spectrum voted for us. The people of Delhi witnessed the development work by the AAP government in the last four years. If the Congress and BJP would have kept their promises then people from all the spectrum would have supported them but it did not happen hence I think that people will vote for us. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings You started campaign works from day one but now as the election date is not so far what is your future plan for campaigns? I believe that door to door campaign and local Padyatras are the keys for any campaign. The people of South Delhi should know who will represent them from the AAP. When I am going door to door the benefit is I am getting the sense of the demands and the issues they have in their areas. This is also helping me in making my future plans. In the coming days, we will have major rallies, public meetings and road shows. CM Arvind Kejriwal will also attain these gatherings to address the people. Despite every demand raised by the party do you think that in the end, people will vote for AAP because of CM Arvind Kejriwal or by considering the issues? It is true that CM Arvind Kejriwal has huge popularity and also goodwill of people. When we go to ask vote we know that he is there and people also believe that. I am particularly very grateful to him because he gave this responsibility and thought in this young age I would be able to take this responsibility. The popularity of CM Kejriwal and the work of the AAP both will make us win this Lok Sabha election. You were the main person who raised the issue of voter list deletion today BJP alleged that call centres are making false calls. How will you react? I have already shown the proofs of voter list deletions. The BJP has deleted these names very specifically at the areas where AAP is strong. Right now the BJP has not yet started any groundwork and they are scared of our walk. That is why these allegations are being made by the party. We have all the proofs of Voter list deletion and we have also informed the election commission about the matter hence there is no point of making false phone calls.last_img read more

The Latest USA Gymnastics meeting called frustrating

INDIANAPOLIS — The Latest on a creditors’ meeting on USA Gymnastics’ bankruptcy filing (all times local):5:30 p.m.Three women who are suing USA Gymnastics over alleged sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar expressed frustration with its chief financial officer’s lack of answers during a meeting on the group’s bankruptcy proceedings.USA Gymnastics filed for Chapter 11 protection in December. During a Thursday creditors meeting, three Nassar accusers who are members of the creditors’ committee questioned the Indianapolis-based group’s CFO about its assets, insurance policies and its liabilities in claims filed by women who accused Nassar of abuse.Scott Shollenbarger replied that USA Gymnastics has an estimated $75 million to $150 million in liability claims, but he said he couldn’t answer many of their other questions.Tasha Schwikert, who earned bronze at the 2000 Summer Olympics, said she was “incredibly frustrated” with his lack of answers, calling the meeting “one big I-don’t-know.”___2:10 p.m.The first woman to publicly accuse sports doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse is expected to question USA Gymnastics’ chief financial officer in bankruptcy court.Attorney John Manly says Rachael Denhollander will question Scott Shollenbarger about the Indianapolis-based group’s assets and how many claims have been filed by Nassar’s victims.USA Gymnastics filed for Chapter 11 protection in December. In a bankruptcy, creditors can confront the debtor early in the process. A meeting is scheduled for Thursday in Indianapolis.Denhollander was the first woman to go public with accusations against Nassar. He was sentenced to decades in prison for possessing child pornography and molesting young women and girls.He worked for decades at USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University.___For more stories on Larry Nassar and the fallout from his years of sexual abuse of young women and girls: https://www.apnews.com/LarryNassarThe Associated Press read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Creative Sports Award Honors Moroccan Athletes

Rabat – Fatima Zahra Abou Fares and Abdennour Lafdini, among others, received awards at the 10th Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Awards on Wednesday at the Dubai World Trade Center. The organization announced the results last November.Abou Fares, a taekwondo artist, won the Arab Athlete of Distinguished Athletic Achievements award. Abou Fares was the first Arab to win a gold medal in taekwondo at a youth Olympics event when she won gold in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina.Lafdini, who tied for second place at the 2017 World Para-Taekwondo Championships in London, and Emirati Ahmed Mubarak Almutaiwei, who has won 6 gold and silver medals in international cycling tournaments, shared the Special Needs Persons award.Read also: Morocco’s Fatima Zahra Abou Fares Wins Gold Medal at Youth OlympicsEgyptian footballer Mohamed Salah, two-time African Footballer of the Year, received the Distinguished Arab Athlete award for his outstanding season with Liverpool.A total of 353 candidates competed in the 10th Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Awards, compared to 297 in 2017. read more

Annan appeals for end to fighting between government and communists in Nepal

In a statement issued by his spokesman last night, Mr. Annan said the continued conflict was having an increasingly devastating impact on the lives of ordinary people. “Civilian casualties and serious human rights violations are a routine occurrence, and the country’s economic and social development is being seriously hampered,” he added. Discounting a military solution to the conflict, he appealed to the government and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) “to take immediate steps to end the fighting and resume the peace process with the participation of all political and civil forces in the country.” Mr. Annan added that he “continues to be available to assist the search for a solution in any manner the parties consider useful.”

Persecution of civil society migration crisis top concerns of UN human rights

“Unless we change dramatically in how we think and behave as international actors – Member States, inter-governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations alike – all of us in the human rights community will be inconsequential in the face of such mounting violations,” said Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.Addressing the 47-member Council as it began its session in Geneva, he said that after a year on the job he, together with many of his colleagues at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), “feel exhausted and angry.”“Exhausted,” the High Commissioner said, “because the system is barely able to cope given the resources available to it, while human misery accelerates.”“From poverty of annihilating proportions in many conflict-ridden areas where peace remains elusive, to the denial of the civil and political rights of peoples trapped between the pincers of ruthless extremists and governments fighting them; hatred; bigotry; racism – it all seems too overwhelming,” he said.“And angry, because it seems that little that we say will change this,” he said.He began his address by pointing to “one utterly shameful example” – Syria.He lauded countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Germany, and Sweden for showing “commendable humanity and leadership when it comes to hosting refugees and migrants needing protection.” At the same time, he voiced concern for the many millions of people who are forced to leave all that they have, and all they have ever known.“And so I implore decision-makers in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific – as well as Europe – to take swift action to establish effective and principled migration governance,” he said.Another top concern the UN human rights chief raised was the persecution of civil society.“Civil society – enabled by the freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly – is a valuable partner, not a threat,” he told the Council.And he singled out countries violating human rights in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, as well as Europe, including world powers.He cited China’s detention and interrogation of more than 100 lawyers and the stigmatisation of foreign-funded NGOs in Russia, as well as the “shameless political grandstanding” of immigration and persistent discrimination against African-Americans in the United States. The High Commissioner’s address also included proposed actions to strengthen human rights mechanisms.Expressing “serious concern” about the situation in Yemen, he said that the “credible allegations of human rights violations by all parties to the conflict should be thoroughly examined by an independent and comprehensive body.”On Sri Lanka, the UN official said he will release on Wednesday the report of the comprehensive investigation of the serious violations and loss of civilian life in the last months of that country’s long civil war that his office was mandated to conduct, including his recommendations.And Eritrea, where a Commission of Inquiry’s findings suggest that crimes against humanity may have been committed, he said he hoped that a second mission before the end of the year can find areas of cooperation with the authorities to strengthen protection systems.The human rights chief also drew attention to the “the specific human rights violations faced by millions of intersex people.”“Because their bodies don’t comply with typical definitions of male or female, intersex children and adults are frequently subjected to forced sterilization and other unnecessary and irreversible surgery, and suffer discrimination in schools, workplaces and other settings,” he said, adding that his office plans to have an expert meeting to identify steps that States and others can take to end these abuses.The High Commissioner also appealed to Member States to endorse his office’s regular budget proposal for 2016-2017, amounting to $198.7 million. read more

RBLs acquisition of Scotiabank unhealthy for Guyanas financial sector says Jagdeo

Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoFormer President and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has said that Republic Bank Limited’s impending acquisition of Scotiabank’s operations in Guyana could be unhealthy for the local financial sector.“From what I’ve seen, the figures that I’ve read about is that the merge entity could control more than 50% of our total assets in the banking sector and more than 50% of total deposits. This is unhealthy and therefore I will support our regulators to uphold the law to avoid undue concentration in a single entity which puts our entire financial system at risk,” Jagdeo said during his most recent press conference. According to Jagdeo, who is also a former Finance Minister, the takeover could very well be illegal since safety measures were put in place in the Financial Institutions Act and other legislations to guard against such concentration.On Tuesday, Scotiabank announced that it has signed an agreement to sell its banking operations in Guyana and eight other Caribbean nations to Republic Financial Holdings Ltd. for an undisclosed amount.Ignacio Deschamps, Scotiabank’s group head of international banking, said in the statement that due to increasing regulatory complexity and the need for continued investment in technology to support regulatory requirements, the bank made the decision to focus its efforts on those markets with significant scale in which it can make the greatest difference for its customers.However, the Finance Ministry has since questioned why Scotiabank would want to pull out of Guyana and more so expressed its concern and regret about the bank wanting to go that route when, according to them, “Guyana’s economy is on the cusp of financial transformation with the onset of a massive new oil and gas sector raises.”Moreover, the Finance Ministry said that the agreement raises a number of issues for the banking sector in Guyana and for the public which the Finance Ministry, the Bank of Guyana and the Government of Guyana will “need to carefully consider including the over-concentration of banking services, market domination and the ‘too big to fail’ risks.State Minister, Joseph HarmonMeanwhile, State Minister Joseph Harmon this morning told reporters that Cabinet is still in discussion as to how Government will approach the matter. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedJagdeo dubs 2018 Budget most “disastrous” one ever presented to nationNovember 28, 2017In “Local News”Jordan accused of presenting ‘imaginary’ job creation, investment figures for GO-InvestDecember 5, 2016In “Business”Jagdeo slams AG for misleading Guyanese nation on FATF/CFATFNovember 25, 2016In “Local News” read more

Three gardaí injured after patrol car struck by vehicle during the night

first_imgThree gardaí injured after patrol car struck by vehicle during the night The incident happened at around 3.30am on Ramelton Road, Letterkenny. Short URL File photo Image: Mark Stedman via RollingNews.ie 15,417 Views File photo THREE GARDAÍ HAVE been injured after their patrol car was struck by another car in Donegal during the night.The incident happened at around 3.30am on Ramelton Road, Letterkenny.Three male gardaí sustained minor injuries after their parked patrol car was struck.A 17-year-old man driving the car was arrested at the scene until the Road Traffic Act and taken to Letterkenny Garda StationHe was later released without charge.The three gardaí were treated at Letterkenny University Hospital.An investigation is ongoing. Image: Mark Stedman via RollingNews.ie https://jrnl.ie/4074461 center_img Jun 16th 2018, 11:34 AM Saturday 16 Jun 2018, 11:34 AM Share2 Tweet Email By Hayley Halpin 45 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

WWE Network to launch in China during Summerslam weekend

first_img Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Twitter Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Is Postponing Family For A WWE Career Google+ Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies Now Playing Up Next 1 COMMENT Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Matthew Madden Impact Wrestling announces move to AXS TV following Bound for Glory on October 20 WWE issued the following press release on Thursday, announcing that after 3 years that the WWE Network will finally launch in the country of China on August 18, just in time for the Summerslam PPV as part of a partnership with PPTV out in China:PPTV and WWE® to Launch WWE® Network in China08/10/2017 – SHANGHAI & STAMFORD, Conn.– WWE® (NYSE: WWE) and PPTV (a Suning Sports Media company) today announced that WWE Network will be available in China for the first time beginning on Friday, August 18, launching exclusively on PPTV as a subscription video-on-demand service featuring all WWE live pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania® and the upcoming SummerSlam®.PPTV customers can download the PPTV App and watch WWE Network content via smart TVs, set-top boxes, mobile devices and tablets, as well as on www.wwe.cn,www.PPTV.com and www.Sports.PPTV.com. Fans can sign up in time to watch one of WWE’s marquee events of the year, SummerSlam®, live in Mandarin, on Monday, August 21 at 7:00 AM Beijing time.“When we began our exclusive partnership with WWE, we brought WWE’s signature programming Raw® and SmackDown® to PPTV and received a great response from WWE fans in China,” said Godfrey Zeng, Executive Vice President of Suning Sports Media, parent company of PPTV. “In April, we offered WrestleMania as a pay-per-view event, and again, our fans responded enthusiastically. We are now launching WWE Network on PPTV and presenting the entire lineup of WWE pay-per-views and other premium content to continue to better serve WWE fans in China.”“PPTV is a tremendous partner and has been key in helping us engage with WWE fans in China and further establishing our brand in this important market,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer. “With this launch, WWE Network is now available in every market, reaching more than 180 countries around the world, delivering all our premium live events and an archive of action-packed, family-friendly entertainment that has thrilled WWE audiences for years.”WWE Network on PPTV will showcase WWE’s major live events and ground-breaking original series, including NXT®and 205 Live™; reality shows, such as Total Divas;documentaries; and classic matches from WWE’s storied history. PPTV will continue to expand WWE Network’s video-on-demand library, adding more than 1,000 hours of content over the next 12 months.In addition to offering WWE Network as a subscription service, PPTV will also offer its customers premium live events such as WrestleMania®, SummerSlam®,Royal Rumble® and Survivor Series® as well as other WWE Network Specials on a pay-per-view basis.Last year, WWE announced an exclusive multi-year agreement with PPTV to deliver its flagship shows, Raw and SmackDown, live in Mandarin. In addition, WWE short-form content is available on PPTV’s digital platforms, and PPTV leverages popular digital and social platforms, including WeChat and Weibo, to share WWE content with fans throughout China. This year, WrestleMania was made available in China for the first time, via PPTV.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipFormer WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ diesVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:48/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 4.59%0:01Remaining Time -0:47 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Facebook WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 Ronda Rousey Spooked By Bat During Raw’s Opening Segment WWE and Full Sail University announce expanded partnership for NXT Television Pinterest August 10, 2017 at 12:38 pm Jerry Lawler Which means that tall Chinese guy will be the Universal Champion by the end of the show.last_img read more