‘Pokemon Masters’ Is An All-Star Trainer Rumble

first_img While Nintendo’s mobile gaming partnership with developer DeNA has been slow and steady, the semi-independent Pokemon Company continues to release tons of Pokemon games on iOS and Android devices. If you created a game as successful as Pokemon Go, you wouldn’t stop at just one mobile game either. And a few weeks ago, in the same conference that brought us Pokemon Sleep, we heard about the next Pokemon mobile game: Pokemon Masters developed by DeNA.Now there’s a brand new, lengthy trailer telling us much more about the game. Plus, the opening of this Pokemon Masters trailer doubles as its own little anime short. Check it out!Pokemon Masters isn’t the next core Pokemon RPG. That’s Pokemon Sword and Shield. However, this game is totally playing off of your nostalgia for those early Game Boy games. As you compete for the championship on the island of Pasio, you’ll team up with and battle against various gym leaders pulled straight out of the games like Brock and Misty, the protagonist of Pokemon X and Y, and even Red and Blue from the very first titles.What this means for gameplay is that Pokemon Masters is all about team battles. Presumably you’ll have access to different Pokemon. But the trainers you travel with are synced to a single partner. So depending on the fight you’ll want to cycle out different teammates for the 3v3 rumbles. During the fight itself you’ll activate moves in real time, not just traditional Pokemon powers but special skills from the different trainers themselves.It looks pretty nice, too! While definitely still a mobile game in terms of modesty, Pokemon Masters has a nice clean 3D anime aesthetic that arguably looks better than Pokemon Sword and Shield at times. Who knows how big the Pokedex is though. We’ll find out when Pokemon Masters launches this summer.For more on Pokemon read our review of Pokemon: Detective Pikachu and watch this dark Pokemon fan film. Stay on target Mint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107KNew Trailer ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ Reveals Team Yell Punks last_img read more

Final 11/17 WWE RAW rating, number same as last week

first_imgFacebook rachel bloom Pre-game show for NJPW Wrestlekingdom 12, Okada vs. Naito full match from 2014 Twitter Now Playing Up Next Rachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy win Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Impact Ratings: Viewers see another drop on June 28 featuring Rayne vs. Blanchard main event Kim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing Makeup Google+ RuPaul plans to continue hosting Drag Race ‘indefinitely’center_img The 11/17 WWE RAW drew a final 2.75 cable rating with an average of 3.69 million viewers. The first hour drew 3.89 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.78 million viewers and the third hour drew 3.64 million viewers.This is the same number as from last week’s show that drew a 2.75 cable rating with 3.93 million viewers. So, while the viewer numbers went down from the prior week, the final cable rating ended up staying the same.Source: Prowrestling.net, TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipRachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy winVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:42/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:39 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 The Tech Behind the First FDA-Approved Birth Control App WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Alex Trebek returns to ‘Jeopardy!’ Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Network sees drop in overall subscribers since initial April figureslast_img read more

VIDEO: Behind the scenes look at John Cena in “Trainwreck”

first_img Twitter WWE has released a behind the scenes look at John Cena in “Trainwreck” out this Friday. Google+ Vin Diesel WhatsApp Two more WWE Superstars reportedly scheduled to appear at RAW Reunion show Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -1:00 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 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Facebook Charlize Theron WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Videos Articles Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE stars join “Brawlhalla” as Epic Crossovers in SummerSlam game event Elias Pokes Fun At John Cena’s Hair In WWE Performance Why Total Divas Didnt Change Their Name After WWE Rebranded John Cena Addresses WWE Future After Super Show-Down Victory Now Playing Up Next John Cena Now Playing Up Next Videos Articleslast_img read more

Final RAW of 2015 remains among the top 25 shows on cable

first_img Impact Highlights: Dreamer and Raven reunite, Homecoming hype, Kross takes out Lee Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Disney CEO Bob Iger Leaves Apple’s Board Of Directors The Tech Behind the First FDA-Approved Birth Control App Jennie Garth Impact Ratings: Viewers for the final episode on Pop TV before Homecoming PPV The final episode of WWE RAW in 2015, airing 12/28/15, remained among the top 25 shows on cable for the week ending 1/3/16 according to TVbythenumbers.RAW came in at No. 19 (hour one, 3.695 million viewers), No. 21 (hour two, 3.488 million viewers) and No. 22 (hour three, 3.425 million viewers).Source: TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipThe Tech Behind the First FDA-Approved Birth Control AppVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:42/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 41.62%0:03Remaining Time -3:39 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Tomi Lahren Apologizes After ‘Armed And Ready’ Remark Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Leigh Sales and Lisa Wilkinson deserve gold Logies. Videos Articles Facebook SPOILERS: 1/3 NXT TV tapings from Full Sail University to air on the WWE Network WhatsApp Gwen Stefani Trade hopes lift Wall Street Pinterest Google+ Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Bryan/Young joke about Talking Smack, Mae Young Classic update

first_img Videos Articles WhatsApp Daniel Bryan 2 COMMENTS I’m surprised it ever was! .@WWEDanielBryan is keeping the lights on at TOUT and dammit we’ll make a show up next week. #TalkingSmack https://t.co/SEU2yGB4rn— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) July 19, 2017Mae Young Classic updateFormer TNA star Taylor Wilde, a former Knockouts Champion, tweeted that she was under consideration to take part in WWE’s recent Mae Young Classic tournament.Wilde, who has been retired from wrestling, noted an injury during training prevented it.I was considered to partake in the Mae Young Classic. Due to an injury sustained in training, retirement is where I will stay.— TWnation (@TaylorWilde) July 18, 2017 Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Seth Rollins NJ Louch Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWrestleMania Could Be Biggest EverVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:07Loaded: 100.00%0:07Remaining Time -0:23 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 WWE Smackdown Results – 9/3/19 (King of the Ring Quarterfinals, Daniel Bryan apology) Cameron Huff WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Bryan/Young joke about Talking SmackDaniel Bryan and Renee Young joked on Twitter about Talking Smack and how they would be hosting a special edition of the show on the old TOUT app this week.As noted last week, a call was made to officially pull the show from airing on Tuesday night on the WWE Network and it will now only air after Smackdown-exclusive PPV events.Don’t worry folks, next week after #SmackdownLive, @ReneeYoungWWE and I will host a pirate version of #TalkingSmack on TOUT #fakenews— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) July 19, 2017 Videos Articles WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 WWE star Ruby Riott reveals new tattoos, Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella’s dog passes away Comments are closed.center_img July 19, 2017 at 10:47 am Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next John Oliver Takes On The WWE Roman Reigns Videos Articles Smackdown Live Preview: Daniel Bryan still wants an apology, King of the Ring Quarterfinals WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Facebook Wrestler Brie Bella Wants Another Baby Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next July 19, 2017 at 7:27 pm I’m a little bit surprised that TOUT is still a thing. Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

WWE pulls Talking Smack from Tuesday night on WWE Network

first_img WhatsApp Videos Articles Facebook Al79 Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Google+ July 14, 2017 at 3:28 pm Twitter Who the . has time to watch so much wrestling?! Videos Articles Videos Articles FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27 Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Seth Rollins July 14, 2017 at 3:23 pm Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Miz and Mrs. Season One coming to the WWE Network Friday, September 20 Now Playing Up Next WWE NXT Results – 9/11/19 (Last episode before the USA Network move, Ripley vs. Baszler) People who run wrestling websites for a living, that’s about it. I loved watching that show. 3 COMMENTS Brandon J Cesaro Kurt Angle Carl Withers Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Talking Smack, a post-Smackdown Live show that begin airing on the WWE Network last August, has officially been pulled from Tuesday night’s by the company.PWInsider.com first reported the news earlier this afternoon noting that the show, that featured Smackdown Live talents cutting promos, has now been pulled.WWE issued the following statement on Friday when asked about the cancellation, noting the show will continue to air after Smackdown Live PPV events only.“We continuously review WWE Network’s programming line-up based on a variety of factors, including viewership and subscriber research. Talking Smack and Raw Talk will air following pay-per-view events, and Tuesday will continue to feature 205 LIVE.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list July 14, 2017 at 3:04 pm Roman Reigns is in Remission Comments are closed.last_img read more

WWE reveals record revenue in Q2 2017, updated Network subscribers

first_img Now Playing Up Next WWE released updated WWE Network subscribers as part of the company’s Q2 2017 financial figures in a press release on Thursday morning.The big story was the company seeing another big growth in revenue in what was touted as the “highest quarterly revenue” in company history, while the WWE Network averaged more than 1.63 million subscribers to date.Here is a breakdown of the financial figures released on Thursday.* WWE’s live event and Network segments achieved its highest quarterly revenue to date seeing an 8% increase in overall revenue ($214.6 million).* Operating income was listed at $10.7 million with an adjusted OIBDA1 of $18.1 million.* WWE Network averaged 1.63 million subscribers, an 8% increase from last year. However, this is down from the 1.949 million subscribers reported back in April.* Based on new multi-year television agreements, “WWE programming will be broadcast live for the first time in more than 50 countries.”* Video views were up 18% (9.1 billion), while social media grew by 19% (800 million).* Global sponsorship was up 25% based on driven by new deals with KFC, Nestle, AT&T, Psyonix, Square Enix and Activision.* According to WWE, WrestleMania 33 in Orlando drew 75,245 fans and reached a “record 1.95 million global households” on the WWE Network streaming service making it the most watched WrestleMania in history.WWE’s Q3 2017 outlook:“For the third quarter 2017, the Company projects average paid subscribers to WWE Network of 1.54 million (+/- 2%). The Company also estimates third quarter 2017 Adjusted OIBDA of approximately $31 million to $35 million.2 This range represents an expected year-over-year increase from $24.5 million in the third quarter 2016 primarily due to the contractual escalation of television rights fees and continued growth of WWE Network subscribers. WWE is unable to provide a reconciliation of third quarter guidance to GAAP measures as, at this time, WWE cannot accurately determine all of the adjustments that would be required.”2017 Perspective:“WWE management continues to expect the Company to achieve another year of record revenue and has targeted Adjusted OIBDA of $100 million, which would be an all-time record (up approximately 25% from 2016 Adjusted OIBDA of $80.1 million).2   Given that the Company generated Adjusted OIBDA of $36.7 million in the first half of 2017 and projects Adjusted OIBDA of $31 million to $35 million for the third quarter, reaching the full year target indicates a range of fourth quarter results of at least $28 million to $32 million. Estimates for the third and fourth quarter 2017 represent significant year-over-year growth, which is based on sustained revenue growth and more favorable year-over-year comparisons in the Company’s fixed cost base.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipHow Far Is AT&T From Elliott’s Recommendations?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 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 Google+ Ronda Rousey states her UFC debut “felt bigger” than Wrestlemania main event July 28, 2017 at 2:53 am Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter How Far Is AT&T From Elliott’s Recommendations? Now Playing Up Next Batista talks about AEW not being legitimate competition, tripping during WrestleMania entrance WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next TheCyberZon Elliott Takes $3.2 Billion Stake in AT&T, Calls for Asset Sales Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for the Superstar Shake-up, WrestleMania 35 fallout review Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Facebook 1 COMMENT Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Pinterest Elliott Takes $3.2 Billion Stake in AT&T, Seeks Asset Sales Trump On Activist Investor Taking Stake In AT&T: CNN Is ‘Bad For The USA’ Man I just don’t get it! Overall interest in WWE is at its lowest since the lousiness of the New Generation, TV ratings are their lowest since that time as well, live attendance is down, and even network subscribers are down several hundred thousand yet they continue to make record profits. How?? Is it because the stock market is doing so well right now? Are they getting that much more money from corporate sponsorships? Is Vince in a side deal with the drug cartels? Vonnie Quinnlast_img read more

Trump taps Kavanaugh for high court

first_imgWASHINGTON — After days of frenzied lobbying and speculation, President Donald Trump decided on federal appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh for his second nominee to the Supreme Court, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation’s highest court further to the right.Trump chose Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.With customary fanfare, Trump planned to unveil his choice on prime-time TV. His final options were all young federal judges who could help remake the court for decades to come with precedent-shattering rulings on issues such as abortion, guns and health care.Top contenders had included federal appeals judges Raymond Kethledge, Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman, as well as Kavanaugh, who is currently a federal appellate judge in the District of Columbia.Relishing the guessing game beyond the White House gates, Trump had little to say about his choice before the announcement.Some conservatives have expressed concerns about Kavanaugh — a longtime judge and a former clerk for Kennedy — questioning his commitment to social issues like abortion and noting his time serving under President George W. Bush as evidence he is a more establishment choice. But his supporters have cited his experience and wide range of legal opinions.Ahead of his announcement, Trump tweeted about the stakes: “I have long heard that the most important decision a U.S. President can make is the selection of a Supreme Court Justice – Will be announced tonight at 9:00 P.M.”last_img read more

Court won’t reconsider ruling on deadly force initiative

first_imgOLYMPIA — The Washington Supreme Court says it will not reconsider a ruling from earlier this week concerning Initiative 940, which is designed to make it easier to prosecute police officers for negligent shootings.In a split decision, the court ruled Tuesday that the measure would be placed on the November ballot, while a compromise version of the legislation preferred by lawmakers, activists and police groups would not. Both measures were passed by the Legislature this year in an unprecedented maneuver which the court found impermissible.The initiative’s sponsor, De-Escalate Washington, sought reconsideration, saying only one of the justices, Barbara Madsen, wanted I-940 to go to the ballot by itself and that her opinion should not control the case. The other justices either wanted both measures to go to the ballot, or for the original initiative to stand as law without a public vote.After requesting further briefing Wednesday, the court on Thursday denied the motion for reconsideration.last_img read more

Morning Press: Pumpkin Lane; fatal crash; fresh crop of farmers; fall foliage

first_imgCan we expect more rain this week or will the sun break through? Check our local weather coverage.In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the weekend:Pomeroy Farm’s Pumpkin Lane delights, ‘telling stories’YACOLT — On an unseasonably warm October morning, the Hokanson family’s three children ooh-ed and aah-ed at the painted pumpkins scattered around the grounds at Pomeroy Farm.Gwen, 6, perched atop a hay bale in a trailer being dragged behind a tractor Saturday, where she called out the familiar characters these “Pumpkin people” are dressed to imitate.“It’s Charlie Brown! It’s Snow White! It’s a wedding!”Then, in awe, she yelled, “They’re telling stories! They’re actually telling stories!”The Hokansons joined dozens of other families at Pumpkin Lane at the historical north county farm Saturday, seeking a quiet but fun family activity.Pedestrian killed in I-5 crash ID’d as 20-year-old Ridgefield manWashington State Patrol identified the pedestrian killed in a Thursday night crash on Interstate 5 near La Center as a 20-year-old man from Ridgefield.last_img read more

Supreme Court Set to Deliver Ruling on Whether Janneh Commission Can…

first_imgBy Yankuba JallowThe Gambia Supreme Court is set to deliver a ruling on whether the Janneh Commission can be sued before a court.This came about when the Commission lead counsel, Amie Bensouda said the Commission cannot be made a party to any suit.Lawyer Ida Drammeh opposed the submission of Lawyer Amie N.D. Bensouda’s stating that the Commission should be a party.The Commission of Inquiry fondly called the Janneh Commission by many people was established by President Adama Barrow to probe into the financial dealings and assets of ex-president, Alhajie Yahya AJJ Jammeh and close associates.Lawyer Amie Bensouda, the lead Counsel for the Janneh Commission told the court that the Commission has filed a motion for the Supreme Court to strike out its name as a party in their case against Feryale Ghanem.She told the Supreme Court headed by the Chief Justice, Hassan B. Jallow that the Commission is not a party to any suit in respect of its interim orders.The panel included Justice Hassan B. Jallow, Justice GBS Janneh, Justice RC Sock, Justice CS Jallow and Justice MM Sey.Lawyer Bensouda relied on section 200 of the 1997 Constitution of the Gambia that the Commission is not a person to be sued instead an adjudicating body.“It is clear from the writ that has been filed that the plaintiff is questioning the interim decision that has been made by the Commission of Inquiry against her,” she said.She referred the court to the decisions of the Gambia Court of Appeal in the cases of Muhammed Bazzi versus the Commission of Inquiry and Fadi Mazegi versus the Commission of Inquiry. She said in those cases, it was held that the Commission of Inquiry like the High Court is not a proper party to be in a suit.“It is my submission that the Commission of Inquiry should not be a necessary party to any suit but the Attorney General by virtue of the States Proceedings Act,” she submitted.She made an application for the Supreme Court to strike out the name of the Commission as a defendant in this suit.“A tribunal (as an adjudicating body) should not be summoned to come to court to defend its decisions (orders),” she said.She said it was stated in the decision of the Court of Appeal that an aggrieved party can appeal against the interim orders of the Commission but that the Commission cannot be a proper party to any suit.On her part, Lawyer Ida Drammeh for the plaintiff said the application made by Counsel Bensouda ignores all the laws applicable to the suit.She said Section 24 of the Constitution provides that any court or other adjudicating authority established by law for the determination of any criminal trial or matter, or for the determination of the existence or extent of any civil right or obligation, shall be independent and impartial; and where proceedings are commenced for the determination or the existence of any civil right or obligation, the case shall be afforded fair hearing within a reasonable time.“It is my submission that this court like any other court does not have any choice but must afford this case and parties in this case a fair hearing. Whether the first defendant (Commission of Inquiry) is a party or not, the court should hear both parties,” she submitted.She cited rule 45 of the Supreme Court Rules that any party likely to be affected by a suit should be served and heard. She added that the Commission is likely to be affected by any decision by the court by virtue of sub rule (3) of the said Rules.“Rule 45 of the Supreme Court Rules is in accordance with section 24 of the Constitution. The Commission of Inquiry should be made a party,” she said.She said the arguments made by Counsel Bensouda relying on the decision of the Court of Appeal ignores the requirement of the rules of the Supreme Court; that a party likely to be affected by a suit should be made a defendant.“It is my submission that the Attorney General cannot be a Counsel for the Commission because of the nature of the Commission. We are not even sure whether there won’t be conflict of interest. The Commission is an independent body,” she said.She said if the Attorney General is allowed to represent the Commission then it is more likely that he is the Counsel for the Commission.She said the States Proceedings Act cap 8:01 states that the Attorney General should be a party to a case involving the State. She added that the Act defined the State as the government of the Gambia. She adduced that the Constitution as per section 230 defines the government as the executive government of The Gambia.“It is my submission that the executive government of the Gambia does not include the Commission of Inquiry. The Commission is an investigation body and it is different from the executive government of the Gambia,” she said.She contended that the Commission should be made a party to the suit.“There cannot be fair determination to this suit without the joinder and submission of the Commission,” she said.She said the Commission of Inquiry Act provides that the Commission as an entity can be sued.She said the judgment of the Court of Appeal mis-categorized the Commission of Inquiry and has no regard to the rules of the Supreme Court. She argued that the case that was before the Court of Appeal arose from an appeal.She said when dealing with the provisions of the Constitution one should be liberal rather than giving it a restrictive approach as per the case of the State versus Momodou Jobe.The Supreme Court is set to deliver ruling in this case on a date that will be communicated to the parties.The cases of Muhammed Bazzi against the Commission of Inquiry and Fadi Mazegi were only mentioned and were adjourned for hearing on dates to be communicated to the parties.last_img read more

Spurs have already found Alderweirelds perfect replacement

first_imgConsidering Toby Alderweireld is being targeted by quite a few teams now, some of which being Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, the Tottenham Hotspur are not wasting any time and have already started looking for someone to take his place.Pochettino might have even already found the perfect replacement – Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt. Rumours are going around, linking him with the Premier League side and quoting fees as high as 50 million pounds needed for the eighteen-year-old to sign with another team.Having a look at the stats, de Ligt would indeed fit quite well in the Spurs squad, according to Football Whispers.Dusan tadic, AjaxReport: Ajax are top of the league after 4-1 win George Patchias – September 15, 2019 Ajax is top of the Eredivisie after beating Heerenveen 4-1.Ajax was without standout midfielder Donny van Beek again, for the visit of Heerenveen to…He averages 3.36 aerial duels won, falling just behind Jan Vertonghen. However, when it comes to interceptions, he does better than anyone from the Spurs – 1.93 per game. The only stat De Ligt is clearly trailing is tackling – he averages 1.13 per 90 minutes, while the lowest one in Pochettino’s squad is Sanchez’s 1.47.Considering the stats, it is only a matter of time before De Ligt becomes a part of the Tottenham team.last_img read more

Excoach Liverpool can win the Premier League

first_imgFormer Liverpool manager Roy Evans feels that their early-season habit of winning when not at their best will bode wellThe Reds have won all four of their opening games of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign to sit top of the standings.Although, despite a notable 4-0 win over West Ham United in their opening match, Liverpool have struggled since then.Victory at Crystal Palace only came at the last minute, whilst wins over Brighton and Hove Albion and Leicester City came through a narrow one-goal advantage.But Evans feels that this will put Liverpool in good stead of the remainder of the campaign as the club will only improve as the season progresses.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.He told the club website: “So far this season it has been win, win, win – which is brilliant,”“We’re not playing at our very best, Jürgen has admitted that and I agree. We have not been brilliant but we’ve been a lot more compact.“To win games on the days you don’t play so well, that’s a hint of saying you have a chance to win the Premier League because when we play well, which is most of the time, we win.“And if we can add the results of the odd bad day to it, you’re going to be pretty close.”Liverpool will face Tottenham at Wembley this Saturday.last_img read more

Southgate Proud of Englands united front

first_imgEngland manager Gareth Southgate has expressed delight in his squad following the way youngster Jadon Sancho was welcomed to the team.Sancho,18, made his international debut on Friday – coming off the bench to replace Raheem Sterling in a 0-0 draw with Croatia.Southgate told Sky Sports: “Raheem after the game the other night went straight over to Jadon in the dressing room, congratulating him on his first cap.“It would be very easy for him to say, ‘actually he’s good competition for me and I’m going to just put him to one side’.“But, in training, he was passing advice onto him and that sort of embodies the spirit of the group, which is crucial if we’re going to have any success.”England ended their winless run in the Nations League with a 3-2 defeat of Spain and Southgate says England’s youthful squad have proved to themselves that they can compete with top sides.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I think, especially for young players, it’s important you have real positive experiences,” said the England manager.“You can go into a team as a youngster and suffer defeats and suffer difficult nights, and that becomes a bit of a reference for you.“So, it’s important they feel that firstly they can play against the top teams, that they can enjoy their football.“And also – because we keep talking to them about ‘this is the way we want you to play as a young England team coming through’ – to change perceptions of what England teams can do.“Because we’ve won matches like this in the past, but maybe not played quite in the same style as the team did here.“There are young ones coming through that will see that and see what we’re trying to do as well.”last_img read more

Pochettino Players welfare remains top priority

first_imgTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has reiterated he will always place the welfare of his players as number one on his list.Spurs return to action in the Carabao Cup at West Ham on Wednesday, but Pochettino is not keen on risking some of his star names in the bid to win Silverware.Pressure has been mounting on Pochettino and his squad to end their trophy drought, however, the Argentine boss is not willing to field in a full-strength squad, simply to ensure progression.“I can put out the same players (as Monday) with a risk that they become injured,” Pochettino told Sky when asked whether the Carabao Cup presented the best chance of silverware.“It is so difficult, it is not easy. We are going to assess all the players and it is less than 48 hours to compete again having had the circumstance of playing on a pitch that is so difficult to play on – it was tough and a very competitive game.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“We will see which players can repeat, some can be on the bench and some they need to rest.“I think we are in a period in the season that is different to when Christmas arrives and when it is a normal season that you can prepare yourself to compete during 10 months.“A lot of players didn’t have a pre-season, that is why it is so difficult.“My feeling is that it is going to be difficult to repeat some players. I don’t believe too many players will be ready and fresh to play.”last_img read more

Disappointed Hodgson reflects on Chelsea loss

first_imgCrystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson believes his team deserved more for their efforts in Sunday’s 3-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge.Despite posing an attacking threat to Chelsea’s shaky defense, Crystal Palace lost 3-1 at Stamford Bridge and Hodgson was felt their efforts and reward do not match.“At the start of the second half we played well and got back into the game,” Hodgson told Sky Sports.“At that moment I thought we were looking good and looked more than capable of holding onto that, but the second goal puts you on the back foot again and that was quickly followed by the third goal.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“At 3-1 you are always going to find it very difficult. Chelsea are bringing on players of incredible quality and are 3-1 up.“I was proud of the way the players kept at it and kept fighting towards the end.“I don’t think we were under the cosh by any stretch of the imagination. We were not confronted with lots of chances and opportunities, I thought we kept them at bay pretty well.“We had chances to get to 3-2 so I can’t complain bitterly about anything there, just a bit disappointed that the rewards for our efforts weren’t better.”last_img read more

Its a massive win says Brightons Dunk

first_imgThe Seagulls were able to win thanks to a goal by Shane Duffy in the dawn of the first half and another by Florin Andone at the 69th-minute markBrighton and Hove Albion beat Huddersfield 2-1 in the English Premier League and climbed 11th in the table.And for defender Lewis Dunk this victory is super important.“It’s a massive win and pushes us higher up the table. It was always going to be tough, but we showed the right mentality and reacted well after conceding an early goal,” he told the club’s website.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“They got a man sent off, which made it easier for us, but it showed last week that it’s not always easy playing ten men. It was completely different to last week as we made sure we punished them, kept the ball and made them run.”“We had to win after going down to ten men last week, and we couldn’t let this game slip. We had to get this job done and thankfully the lads popped up with the goals,” the defender added.“It’s still frustrating that we still didn’t kill the game off and it showed in the last five minutes that it’s never over. We need to make sure we kill games off in the future.”last_img read more

Tuchel is not happy with PSG transfer window business

first_imgFor the Paris Saint-Germain manager, the signing of Leandro Paredes was not good enough to have a successful January transfer window.Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel is not very happy right now.His team is in first place of the French Ligue 1 table, but his team only signed Leandro Paredes in the January transfer window.And for the manager, this is not enough to guarantee success well beyond the national competition.“If you are asking if I am happy with Leandro — yes, I am absolutely happy with his arrival,” Tuchel told ESPN.“However, if you are asking if I am completely satisfied overall — no, I am not.”“I am not angry about the transfer window,” he added.“January is always super complicated. Who wants to lose or sell a player? Nobody does.”“There were very few possibilities. It is hard to construct a team in the summer, let alone the winter, the chances are always high that you will end up disappointed in January,” he explained.“A lot of things have been written in the press [about Tuchel and Henrique’s relationship], but it is not the moment to comment on this,” Tuchel continued.“You know my wishes for this team since last summer and through this winter.”Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…“I understand that the January transfer window is not easy,” he commented.“Antero and I work closely together during transfer windows, but he has his ideas and I have mine, I do not think that over the last two days of the transfer window is the best time to buy and to integrate new players.“That said, I believe in my players. Each transfer brings a change to the dressing room that I must protect, that is my job,” Tuchel said.“Adrien’s [Rabiot] situation remains the same.”“I have not asked for him to be reinstated. The situation remains the same as it has been since November, he is suspended and I understand, as well as accept, the club’s stance there. Nothing has changed,” Tuchel concluded.🆕🛫 From Paris to LyonFirst road trip for @LParedss 😏👊 #OLPSG🔴🔵 #AllezParis pic.twitter.com/C60aPE8dxY— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) February 3, 2019last_img read more

Fulford confronts backlash explains his stance on treating

first_img“You know I can appreciate the comment, obviously i’m now running for office,  but I wrote to the electoral and integrity commissions just because my team and I wanted to obey the law and to be seen to care about being lawful, which is the truth, law must be precise and clear, that section is drafted very poorly, which is not the commission’s fault either, but their interpretation of it cannot make sense.” – Mark Fulford Fulford holds twin islands business breakfast Magnetic Media asked him about some comments he made in a media release issued to notify the children that his back to school jamboree was cancelled.  Did you usually give back to school gifts to the children of North and Middle, we wanted to know…“Over the years, I’ve always done smaller events or provided individualized assistance to young people of the Turks and Caicos, and also to my Alma Mata the Raymond Gardiner High School.  As a private citizen, I’ve made annual donations to assist in various projects to assist my school.  I also have a robust internship program here at F. Chambers, and we’ve trained and provided opportunities to many young people from North and Middle, as well as other parts of the Turks and Caicos over the years.  My contribution was made in private, i’m now vying  for public office, so these efforts take on a public life.” – Mark Fulford Mr. Fulford called the law faulty because among other things it calls an event corrupt even before it is proven to be so.“If you observe section 70, it says any person who corruptly gives or provides or corruptly influences, aside from being grammatically incorrect Deandrea, it means that  if as a part of a corrupt action or enterprise, so that means that it has to be established that an event is part of a corrupt action.   I wonder if you can see the problem there, because when I wrote to the commissioner, I laid out the event in its entirety, and I said to them that if any of the items outline as  breach in any of the stipulations of the law, then I would be open to altar the event in order for it to fall within the stipulated guidelines.  No such suggestions were offered.” – Mark Fulford Related Items:Fulford talks about his stance on treating, mark fulford, treating On popular social media thread on Facebook, Speak Your Mind TCI, there was criticism because the school bags planned for distribution to these non voting members of the community were PNP yellow.  Mark Fulford said the bags were only meant as holding bags for the goodies to be put inside and that there was no Mark Fulford message, no vote for Mark on the bags and nothing about him on the bags. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 6, 2016 – Mark Fulford, the PNP Candidate for North and Middle Caicos was among those stopped before holding a back to school event for children of his potential constituents after the Elections Office warned about ‘treating’ which is any gift given by candidates or those linked to candidates ahead or during a general election. Recommended for you Parnell defends Party Leader and calls charge by Fulford foolishness Attorney calls on UWI to honor TCI leaders The law of treating is not new and before the 2012 General Elections it was especially highlighted, we asked the PNP’s twin islands candidate why he waited until now to challenge the stipulation. last_img read more

Bahamas has 8 best resorts in Condé Nast list

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#8BahamianresortsonCondeNastlist, #CondeNastlist, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 25, 2017 – More good news for The Bahamas resorts as the top three best resorts in the Atlantic are all in The 242 according to a list released by  Condé Nast, a world travel magazine leader.   Kamaleme Cay in Andros is the number one resort, voted the best in The Bahamas, Bermuda and the Turks and Caicos Islands.Taking the second spot was French Leave Resort, in Eleuthera and third best, according to  Condé Nast travel voters is The Cove, in Eleuthera.   At No. 5 is the One&Only Ocean Club of Nassau, the Cove Atlantis is at No. 9, The Atlantis Paradise Island got the No. 13 place and right behind is The Reef Atlantis at No. 14.    Making up the total of eight Bahamas hotels on the coveted list is The Other Side at No. 19; that property is located in North Eleuthera.#MagneticMediaNews#CondeNastlist#8BahamianresortsonCondeNastlistlast_img read more