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Video as a powerful tool in promotion: Watch the phenomenal announcement video of the 53rd Vinkovci Autumns

first_imgDirector: Marko ZeljkovićCameramen: Marko Zeljković, Ivica Vranjić, Ivan Jajčević and Igor Ivanović.Audio background: Pure Magic by Zac Nelson (Discovery) – Licensed via Artlist.ioProduction: Six Nine Studio”Come and have us under the lamp in Vinkovci! At the 53rd Vinkovci Autumn”- invite the organizers, which will be held from 7 to 16 September 2018. See the entire program of events within the 53rd Vinkovci Autumns at official website This year’s Vinkovci Autumns are being held for the 53rd time, from September 07 to 16, 2018.The Vinkovci Autumn event has been successfully preserving and nurturing Croatian traditional culture and heritage for 53 years, and this prestigious and well-known folklore, tourist, economic and cultural event attracts around 150 visitors every year.Quality video as a powerful tool in promotion At today’s press conference, the announcement video of the 53rd Vinkovci Autumns was shown. The video is different from the previous ones, when the staff always followed everything that the event offers in the Slavonian style, and it is short, clear and very powerful. So powerful that I personally shivered when I looked at him.In today’s digital world where everything is online, as well as on social media, quality and professional photos as well as videos are imperative. Unfortunately, we can still see various photos or videos taken with a mobile phone or a bad production, which is certainly not in line with today’s weather and trends. Yes, quality production costs money, but investing in marketing, branding and quality production is not a cost, but an investment.As every picture and video must tell a story and encourage desire and action, so this video plays on emotions and ultimately invites everyone to experience the Vinkovci Autumns in a simple, efficient and powerful way. However, how it is about my Vinkovci and how I participated in the organization of Vinkovci Autumns for years, I may be subjective, judge for yourself, but one thing is for sure – video proves once again that quality video is a powerful tool in promotion.VIDEO: 53. Vinkovci autumn announcement videolast_img read more

COVID-19: Business owners file class-action lawsuit against Jokowi, Terawan for negligence

first_imgA group of small and medium business owners have filed a class-action lawsuit against President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto for what they perceive to be the government’s negligence in handling the COVID-19 pandemic, which has taken a toll on their livelihoods.The lawsuit was filed by group representative Enggal Pamukty at the Central Jakarta District Court.“It’s true that I submitted a lawsuit against President Jokowi for [the government’s] fatal negligence in handling COVID-19,” Enggal said on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com. He said the government had failed to take the necessary precautions in the early stages of the viral outbreak as it had allocated its resources to promoting tourism instead.Read also: Turf war undermines COVID-19 fight in Indonesia“If only the central government had been serious in mitigating the COVID-19 situation from the start, fellow business owners and I would have still been able to make a living,” Enggal said. “[The situation] has deprived us of income, yet the government has yet to provide support.”The six plaintiffs demanded financial compensation of Rp 12 billion (US$710,757) for material losses and Rp 10 million for immaterial losses.Jokowi’s response to the current health emergency has previously been met with criticism among the public. A recent report compiled by Staqo Analytics showed that, from March 23 to 30, “around 59 percent of coverage and discussions on online media and news sites using the keyword ‘Jokowi’ received negative responses from the public”.The President has repeatedly rejected the idea of imposing a lockdown on Jakarta, the epicenter of Indonesia’s COVID-19 epidemic, despite mounting calls from scientists and public health experts ahead of the approaching Idul Fitri holiday.As of Wednesday, Indonesia had reported a total of 1,677 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 157 deaths. (rfa)Topics :last_img read more

FAI gives backing to Delaney

first_imgThe Football Association of Ireland has handed chief executive John Delaney a vote of confidence in the wake of controversy surrounding him singing an Irish republican ballad. President Tony Fitzgerald said the FAI is “happy to bring the matter to a close” after Delaney apologised. Delaney found himself in hot water after a video surfaced online of him singing ‘Joe McDonnell’, a song about a provisional IRA member who died in prison in 1981. “I am not somebody who supports violence at all. ”When you sing a song like that, you don’t believe in every word that is in the song. I sing a large number of songs, maybe five or six different ones. It’s normally done in a private way when there is a sing-song. It’s a typically Irish thing we do. We sing songs amongst our group and you expect it to be kept to the group. ”In fact over a large number of years I have been working closely on cross-border initiatives in football to break down barriers. I am just not a violent person. My grandfather fought in the Civil War and he also fought in the War of Independence. I have always said I have a nationalist background. ”Unfortunately, on occasions people use camera phones in a sly way and try to tape it – people who are not in your company – and they try to make it something bigger than it is. ”What I will say is that if the song offends anybody, of course I’m sorry. It is not in my nature to want to offend people. It was something I have sung or had sang in my presence in the past.” Delaney went on to say that the Ireland team have often joined in singing of similar songs going back to Jack Charlton’s time in charge, such as ‘Sean South from Garryowen’ which is about another IRA member. He added: ”I’ll give you an example. ‘Sean South from Garryowen’ has been sung on the Irish team bus for years, from the Jack Charlton era, right up to the current era. ”If people want to tape these things in what I would call a sly way, and then try to make them public, it is wrong. But I do accept that if I have upset anybody here, I’m sorry. ”Many of us have a nationalist background but are non-violent and sing songs but don’t believe in all of the lyrics.” Press Association But Fitzgerald backed Delaney to see out his recently-extended contract that now runs until 2020, effectively scotching any talk of the CEO departing his post. “Following recent coverage of the cyber bullying of his partner Emma and the fact that John has publicly apologised if he offended anyone for singing the nationalist song in question, we are happy to bring the matter to a close,” said Fitzgerald in an FAI statement. “The Board is more than pleased with the way John Delaney is running the Association. He has done an enormous amount for Irish football. In the past year alone the winning of EURO 2020 bid for Dublin adds to a number of very important developments he has helped oversee during his tenure. “We recently awarded him a contract extension to 2020 and he is fully deserving of that.” The timing of the video of Delaney’s singing proved highly embarrassing to the FAI, with the Republic of Ireland taking on England in Dublin in June. England boss Roy Hodgson was also forced to apologise after fans sang ‘No Surrender’ during their match against Scotland at Celtic Park. Delaney apologised on Tuesday, but also defended himself against the heaviest criticism he had received. Delaney told RTE 2fm: ”First of all, ‘Joe McDonnell’ is a song that has been sung in my presence and I have chipped in on a number of occasions in the past. last_img read more

McShane hails Phelan’s impact

first_img The club’s longest-serving player appeared to be heading for a January exit after being sent to train with the Under-21s by Bruce for undisclosed disciplinary reasons, but relations have thawed and McShane has ousted Curtis Davies from the side. He admits he expected to leave and is delighted to be back in favour. “Football, it’s mad, it’s a crazy game sometimes,” he said. “I thought I’d played my last game for Hull. I was prepared to leave in the transfer window. “But I didn’t want to go, no way, it felt wrong to think about going, and now it’s great to be back playing, especially in a couple of good games with some big results.” The flipside of Hull’s renewed optimism is starkly evident at Villa, who dropped into the bottom three after finding no response to goals from Nikica Jelavic and full debutant Dame N’Doye. Villa are winless in 10 league outings and have scored just once in their last eight. They turned in a timid display at the KC Stadium and were warned by boss Paul Lambert afterwards that they were now playing for their top-flight careers. Right-back Alan Hutton is hoping that descending into the drop zone can jolt the squad to life. “It’s very difficult to take, Hull was a big game for us so to be beaten 2-0 is hard,” the Scot told Press Association Sport. “You’re always aware of the table and maybe slipping into the bottom three is the kick in the backside we need. “We have been playing well but not getting results and we need to change that quickly. “We all know we have to do our bit to get the goals, it’s a team game and we’ll take that on the chin as a team. “There’s pressure on every game now because we need to get going.” Press Association Phelan began work as Steve Bruce’s right-hand man just a week ago but his arrival has coincided with an immediate upturn in form for the Tigers. Having spent the majority of his coaching career hunting silverware alongside Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, Hull’s relegation battle represented unfamiliar territory for Phelan. But he has thrown himself into the task and the initial results, a surprise 1-1 draw at Manchester City at the weekend followed by Tuesday’s crucial 2-0 win over Aston Villa, have helped Hull climb out of the bottom three. And Phelan’s early impact has not gone unnoticed among the players. “Mike’s been really good already, we’ve just been saying in the dressing room he’s going to win the first assistant manager of the month!” defender Paul McShane told Press Association Sport. “He’s done very well, the sessions we’ve had with him have been really good. “He’s brought something new and different to the group and training has been intense. “It’s been tough but the lads are really putting it all in during training and that’s showing out on the pitch. “It’s been a great few days because if we didn’t back up what we did at City it would have been a waste. But we’ve built on that result and got the three points at home.” McShane’s return to action has been another common theme in Hull’s last two performances. Hull’s players have an ointed newly-arrived Mike Phelan as the Barclays Premier League’s first “assistant manager of the month”. last_img read more

GambleAware report suggests ‘clearer’ strategy needed on advertising

first_img Share GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Share Related Articles YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up August 21, 2020 Footstock signs Chris Kamara as new brand ambassador August 18, 2020 Submit Published in its latest interim report, GambleAware has conducted research into the impact that different forms and frequencies of gambling adverts had upon children, young people and vulnerable adults.The research, carried out by two consortia led by Ipsos MORI and the Institute for Social Marketing at the University of Stirling, found that lotteries and bookmakers are among the highest spenders for gambling advertisements. Meanwhile, sports advertisements were found to be much more dominant online, with their exposure furthered through sponsorships used within broadcasts of live events.Marc Etches, CEO of GambleAware, commented: “This is an interim report, and as such it is too early to judge the impact of exposure to gambling advertising and marketing on children, young people and vulnerable adults. “Nevertheless, the research does make important recommendations, including the need for clearer and more regular messages on gambling adverts of the risks associated with gambling, and the need to strengthen age verification processes on social media platforms.”The research confirmed that no examples of gambling adverts were placed within children’s media, including the most popular children’s websites. Researchers did find, however, that there was an array of content that contained features which might plausibly appeal directly to children and young people, including celebrity endorsement, memorable songs and catchphrases. Ian Angus from the Gambling Commission added: “We welcome the publication of this interim report which contributes towards the delivery of the recently launched National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms. “This research takes a significant step to address gaps in understanding of this issue and provides a clearer picture of the volume, tone and content of gambling advertising and sponsorship in Great Britain, and the extent to which children, young people and vulnerable adults are exposed to it.“We await the findings of the second phase report with interest. In the meantime, we are pleased to see that the report identifies clear areas for action that gambling firms can take now and we therefore expect them to redouble their efforts to address public concerns about the volume and nature of gambling advertising and sports sponsorship.”59 per cent of eSports gambling content found via Twitter was deemed as potentially appealing to children and young people, mostly attributed to the animated graphics used, in comparison to the11 per cent of gambling adverts found in the mainstream media. While the research is still ongoing, current figures suggest that young people are still exposed to online gambling adverts, with young people still able to follow and engage with betting-related accounts on Twitter. GambleAware has expressed that these findings emphasise the room to utilise existing technology which would effectively manage the content that young people and children can access.Steven Ginnis, Research Director at Ipsos MORI has said: “The research identifies the multiple touchpoints through which children, young people and vulnerable adults come in to contact with gambling marketing and advertising. This stretches from the high street to the lounge and isn’t just restricted to sports.  “The impact of this exposure will be fully explored in our second report.  Participants in the research also spoke of a wide range of themes and features that they find appealing in gambling advertising; these features are more commonplace than the use of child-friendly images or phrases, for example the use of celebrities or the use of financial offers. “This requires a more nuanced discussion of how best to mitigate against the risks of exposure, appeal and susceptibility to gambling advertising among these groups.”In the research, it was identified that participants felt there was little evidence of prominent consumer protection messages – such as age warnings or promotion of lower-risk gambling. Meanwhile, 22 per cent of mainstream media adverts were judged to contain features such as implied limited risk or inflated chances of winning; which subsequently rose to 37 per cent on Twitter.The final stages of research, which will be published later this year, the focus will shift towards the overall impact of gambling marketing and advertising strategies. StumbleUponlast_img read more

AEW Fyter Fest results: Jon Moxley beats Joey Janela in an extraordinarily violent unsanctioned match and furthers feud with Kenny Omega

first_imgJoin DAZN to watch 100-plus fight nights a yearAfter Moxley won a gritty showdown with Janela that featured barbed wire chairs, barbed wire boards and two bags of thumbtacks, the former Dean Ambrose was met outside the ring by a Kenny Omega V-Trigger. Omega, whom Moxley attacked when he made his first post-WWE appearance at Double or Nothing, hit Moxley with a piledriver onto the broken tables. The former IWGP heavyweight champion jumped off the top turnbuckle and connected on a double foot stomp through the tables. .@JonMoxley got a surprise tonight at #FyterFest pic.twitter.com/l6PVxGttsg— TNT Drama (@tntdrama) June 30, 2019Moxley and Omega, who will face off at All Out on Aug. 31 in Chicago, brawled into the crowd, with Omega having the advantage. Just when it appeared things had calmed down, Omega attacked Moxley on the entrance ramp to close the show. In the co-main event, Omega and The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) beat The Lucha Bros (Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix) and The Laredo Kid in an excellent six-man tag team match. Also on the show, Cody and Darby Allin went to a draw that ended up with Shawn Spears attacking Cody after the match concluded with a violent and uncalled-for chair shot to the back of the head, which left Cody bleeding profusely.Here is what happened at All Elite Wrestling’s Fyter Fest (all times Eastern):AEW Fyter Fest live updates, resultsJon Moxley wins a brutal war over Joey Janela11:05 p.m.: Couldn’t ask for a better ending to the show. Moxley and Janela put it all on the line and the former Dean Ambrose proved to the world that he’s still one of the best in wrestling. After a vicious 20-minute hardcore match, Moxley brought in a bag full of thumbtacks. Moxley hit another Paradigm Shift to weaken Janela. Moxley took Janela’s boots and socks off. With the crowd chanting “You sick f–k”, Moxley did a front spinning suplex to send Janela to the thumbtacks and screaming in agony. Moxley wasn’t done as he hit an atomic drop to send Janela feet first onto the thumbtacks and a series of tacks were ingrained in Janela’s foot. Moxley dumped another bag of tacks onto the mat and hit another Paradigm Shift for the victory.Jon Moxley came for blood in his @AEWrestling debut 🤯 #FyterFest pic.twitter.com/J1vvnA7eiP— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) June 30, 2019Wrestling fans were expecting mayhem and that is exactly what happened. We literally saw everything except the kitchen sink. If you are a fan of pure violence, this was for you.10:56 p.m.: A barbed wire board is hung from the apron to the guardrail when Moxley hits the Paradigm Shift and proceeds to dump Janela, who lands butt first onto the barbed wire. I can feel the pain from here. 10:55 p.m.: With Moxley spread out across two tables, Janela climbs about a 20-foot ladder and drops an elbow onto Moxley. WOW!”HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND JOEY?” 😵 #FyterFest pic.twitter.com/5YYV1KrtaO— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) June 30, 201910:51 p.m.: Moxley brings in a sheet full of barbed wire with the intention of putting Janela through it. Janela reversed, picked Moxley up and did a fireman’s carry through the barbed wire. What a breathtaking war and it seems like they are just getting started.10:49 p.m.: A Russian leg sweep by Janela from the ringside apron to the outside through a table. Quite amazing action so far.10:44 p.m.: In the something you never see anymore, Moxley brought out the barbed wire wrapped around the chair. He proceeded to put the chair on Janela and stomp the chair and squeeze as hard as he can. Moments later, Janela showed a ton of guts and did a hurricanrana to send Moxley on to the barbed wire chair. 10:38 p.m.: It is time for the main event of Fyter Fest as Jon Moxley battles Joey Janela in an unsanctioned match. Expect a ton of mayhem, violence and everything in between. A big time match for Moxley as it is his first televised match in the United States since he left WWE in April. He wants to prove a point and this is his opportunity to prove some things to the wrestling world.The Elite (Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks) def. The Lucha Brothers (Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix) and Laredo Kid in show stealer10:30 p.m.: The expectations were high and all six guys delivered and then some. With Matt Jackson having Fenix on the outside in position for the Meltzer Driver, Nick Jackson missed a step on the top rope and Fenix caught and executed a Spanish Fly onto Nick and Pentagon. It came down to Omega and Laredo Kid in the ring.Omega hit a vicious V-Trigger on Laredo Kid and then a Tiger Driver ’98 for a near two-fall. Sensing he had the match ripe for the taking, Omega connected another bone-shaking V-Trigger followed by a One-Winged Angel for the one, two, three. If you wanted to see high-flying action mixed in with a tad of psychology, this was it for you. Can’t wait to see all six go at it one more time.10:25 p.m.: Unbelievable sequence of events. With Omega at the top turnbuckle, Pentagon back body dropped Fenix on top of Nick Jackson. Pentagon lifted Laredo Kid into Omega to hit an inverted Spanish Fly followed by Pentagon hitting a Canadian Destroyer that had Nick Jackson hit his head.10:22 p.m.: The frantic pace we are seeing from all six guys is breathtaking. Such a joy to watch. 10:16 p.m.: The red hair of Omega is an interesting look, to say the least. He’s paying homage to Street Fighter’s Akuma. 10:12 p.m.: Amazing spot when the Lucha Bros did Swanton’s over the top rope and Laredo Kid did a moonsault from the middle rope onto the floor. They’ve only gotten started.10:07 p.m.: It is time for the co-main event of Fyter Fest as The Elite (Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks) vs. The Lucha Brothers (Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix) and Laredo Kid. Very surprised this isn’t closing the show. Expect a ton of fireworks. Cody and Darby Allin go to a time-limit draw9:59 p.m.: An unusual finish for a company who has preached wins and losses and then an unnecessary spot to end things.Allin tried to go to the top rope. Cody stopped him and executed an inverted suplex from the top rope. Delayed cover for a two count. Both guys are on the ring apron and Allin bit Cody’s left arm.Cody zips up the body, hits the disaster kick. He stupidly unzips the bag and gets a two count. Ring announcer Justin Roberts says there is a minute left in the mat.Cross Rhodes was blocked by Allin, who tried for a Stunner but is blocked and Cody finally hits a Cross Rhodes. The crowd is counting down but Cody only gets a count of two before time runs out.The crowd and Cody wanted five more minutes. It looked like it was going to happen until Shawn Spears came from behind and hit Rhodes in the back of the head with a chair. Spears had a death stare as he looked at Cody and left the ring and the arena through the crowd.MJF and SCU came out to look after Cody. I’m one who didn’t have a problem 15-20 years ago with chair shots to the head, but what we now know about CTE and concussions, the conclusion was not needed. There are different ways to do it and that wasn’t it even though Cody and Spears sold it like a million bucks.9:49 p.m.: Unique sequence in which Cody tried a vertical suplex and Allin grabbed the wrist to get out of the hold and then connected on a spinning tornado splash off the middle rope.9:44 p.m.: Great to see a female referee in a men’s match. Something you NEVER see.9:42 p.m.: Slow, methodical match now in the favor of Cody after Allin tried to kick into high gear to begin the festivities.9:35 p.m.: Coming up at Fyter Fest is Cody (with Brandi Rhodes) squaring off with Darby Allin. This is a make or break match for the 22-year-old Allin to make a lasting impression in the United States. Adam Page def. Jimmy Havoc, Jungle Boy and MJF in spot fest9:30 p.m.: Pretty good match that could have used another five to 10 minutes as they were getting into a groove and appeared to rush through the last few minutes. Havoc threw Jungle Boy onto the outside. MJF attempted another Heat Seeker but Havoc blocked it and went to the top rope to hit a double foot stomp for a near fall. MJF hits an Eye Poker to Havoc. Page threw MJF of the ring and hit a thunderous clothesline to Havoc. Page picks up Havoc for the Rite of Passage for the pin.The best match of the main card thus far. Wish they could have had a few more minutes. Jungle Boy really looked good and MJF was fantastic. Smart booking by AEW to not have Jungle Boy or MJF take the fall so they can continue to be built up. Page was the right guy to win since he’s facing Chris Jericho to crown the first AEW heavyweight champion at All Out on Aug. 31 in Chicago. 9:26 p.m.: A big reaction for when Page and MJF stood face-to-face in the middle of the ring. A future world title program if both guys continue their natural progression.9:23 p.m.: Very impactful Tower of Doom spot that ended with MJF getting kicked in the head.9:20 p.m.: The crowd firmly behind Jungle Boy, who exudes a ton of charisma in his short time in the business.9:15 p.m.: Right now at Fyter Fest, Adam Page takes on Jimmy Havoc, Jungle Boy and MJF. MJF cut a promo before the match began running the down the crowd about their love of video games. In a short amount of time, MJF has quickly become one of the best promos in wrestling.Riho def. Nyla Rose and Yuka Sakazaki9:11 p.m.: The match started out clunky but picked up in the final five minutes when Rose had Sakazaki dangling over the top rope and jumped off the top rope and halfway across the ring to land a knee onto Sakazaki’s back to a thunderous reaction from the crowd. Rose hit a huge German Suplex on Sakazaki for a close two count. The Rose hit a DVDR for another two count. Rose went to finish Riho off but the Japanese star executed a pinning combination for the victory.The match would have been served to be cut in half as it was clunky and slow paced due to Rose. 9:02 p.m.: Witnessing Rose doing a standing vertical suplex is a sight to see.8:55 p.m.: Up next at Fyter Fest is a triple threat match between Yuka Sakazaki, Riho and Nyla Rose. This is going to be interesting considering the sizable advantage in height and weight Rose has over Sakazaki and Riho.Cima beats Christopher Daniels in action-packed opener8:51 p.m.: Quite a way to begin Fyter Fest, with two friends putting on a solid affair. Cima executed perfect driver but Daniels kicked out at two. Immediately, Cima sends Daniels to the mat and went on to make his way to the top rope. He hit the Meteroa, which is double knees to the uppercut of the body for the pinfall lands.The right finish considering Cima will take on Kenny Omega at Fight for the Fallen. 8:47 p.m.: A running Liger Bomb by Cima. Both guys bringing out the heavy artillery.8:46 p.m.: Great intensity by Daniels in hitting Angles Wings that Cima somehow kicked out of at two. 8:38 p.m.: The main card of Fyter Fest begins with Christopher Daniels facing off with Cima. Daniels, part of SCU, helped beat Cima’s Strong Hearts at Double or Nothing in May. Daniels and Cima are nearly 25-year veterans of the sport. Should be some good action between two of the better all-around talents in the wrestling business.We are jammed packed in #Daytona for #FyterFest pic.twitter.com/Xf7PNn3Z5X— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) June 30, 20198:29 p.m.: Nakazawa def. Jebailey in a slightly entertaining bout that was lacking a bit of the usual hardcore activity. We saw a bodyslam into a pool, a back bodydrop onto buttons and a thong used as a sock to mock Mick Foley’s Mr. Socko. The finish occurred when the referee was on the ground and Jebailey gave Nakazawa a low blow and went for rollup, but the referee counted late and received a two-count. Nakazawa quickly garnered a rollup of his own for the one, two, three and the victory. Can see Nakazawa becoming a star if he given the platform.8:19 p.m.: I can do without the baby oil spot by Nakazawa pouring it on Jebailey.8:17 p.m.: The final contest at “Buy-In” is Michael Nakazawa and Alex Jebailey in a hardcore match. Nakazawa is slowly becoming an interesting character.8:13 p.m.: Allie def. Bates. A below-average affair that picked up in the final two minutes. Bates hit a Pedigree and Allie kicked out. Yes, let the comments roll in on that one. Avalon attempted to toss a book to Bates, but Allie nabbed it, threw it to Bates, connects on a superkick and scores the pinfall. The finish made sense because Allie faces Brandi Rhodes at Fight for the Fallen in two weeks. 8:03 p.m.: Up next, Allie will take on Leva Bates. It was supposed to be Kylie Rae and Bates, but no word on what happened. The librarian gimmick of Bates and Avalon has some potential. Interested to see how the storyline progresses.7:55 p.m.: Best Friends def. SCU and Private Party to net an opportunity to get a first-round bye in the tag team tournament. Better than expected but something just seemed off for one reason or another. The stakes made little sense as the winner should have received the bye. All Elite Wrestling shook the wrestling world to its core with an exceptional debut outing, Double or Nothing, last month in Las Vegas.Its second event. Fyter Fest, occurred Saturday at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. While the one-hour preshow “Buy-In” felt like the third hour of WWE “Monday Night Raw” (and not in a good way), the last two matches delivered, highlighted by Jon Moxley making his AEW debut and defeating Joey Janela in a bloody, violent unsanctioned match in the main event. The Dark Order came out afterward like they did at Double or Nothing. This time though, they just surrounded the ring and stared down Barreta and Taylor. Hard to dig The Dark Order at this point. Need to see them in action sooner rather than later.7:38 p.m.: The preshow of AEW Fyter Fest, “Buy-In”, features Best Friends (Trent Barreta and Chuck Taylor) vs. SoCal Uncensored (Scorpio Sky and Frankie Kazarian) vs. Private Party (Isiah Kassidy and Marq Quen) with the winner getting a shot at a first-round bye in the AEW tag team title tournament. Best Friends wrestled at May’s Double or Nothing and beat Angelico and Jack Evans in a better than expected matchup. On the same show, SCU defeated Strong Hearts in an exciting opener. Couldn’t ask for a better opener. 7:30 p.m.: Welcome to Sporting News’ live coverage of All Elite Wrestling’s Fyter Fest. We have an exciting night of wrestling action ahead, so grab the refreshments, kick back and relax as SN takes you on the journey of AEW’s second event.AEW Fyter Fest cardKenny Omega and The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) vs. Lucha Brothers (Pentagón Jr. and Rey Fénix) and Laredo KidJon Moxley vs. Joey Janela in a non-sanctioned matchCody vs. Darby AllinAdam Page vs. Jimmy Havoc vs. Jungle Boy vs. MJFChristopher Daniels vs. CimaYuka Sakazaki vs. Riho vs. Nyla RoseBest Friends (Trent Barreta and Chuck Taylor) vs. SoCal Uncensored (Scorpio Sky and Frankie Kazarian) vs. Private Party (Isiah Kassidy and Marq Quen) (pre-show)Michael Nakazawa vs. Alex Jebailey in a hardcore match (pre-show)Allie vs. Leva Bates (with Peter Avalon) (pre-show)last_img read more

Freeway project to get full funding

first_imgWHITTIER – Officials from the California Transportation Commission now plan to recommend full funding for the widening of the Santa Ana (5) Freeway between the Orange County border and the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway. Last week the Commission said it would only advise that half of the $387 million still needed for the $1.2 billion project be allocated, causing an uproar from various agencies and cities involved. But late Monday CTC staff amended their recommendations, agreeing that not fully funding the project “may be a hardship for the implementing agencies,” said Mitch Weiss, deputy director of the CTC. “After talking with the different agencies that will be affected, the Commission decided they wanted to make sure enough money was available to implement the project,” Weiss said Tuesday. The money will come from a transportation bond passed by voters in November that directed $4.7billion for highway improvements throughout California. Originally, the plans called for widening the freeway from the Orange County border in Buena Park to Bloomfield Avenue. But officials in La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs and Norwalk have been pushing for years to extend the project all the way to the 605. The plan now is to widen the I-5 Freeway from six to 10 lanes between Buena Park and the 605, with a car-pool lane on each side. Sixteen years ago those city leaders formed the I-5 Joint Powers Authority to find the funding for the extension. So far, they’ve acquired $800 million, but in order for all the work to be accomplished, they have said they need an additional $387million. Officials claim that stretch of the I-5 is one of the most congested sections of highway in the Los Angeles basin. As both a representative from the Joint Powers Authority and city manager of Santa Fe Springs, Fred Latham said now the project can finally go forward. “I’m very pleased,” Latham said. “It’s been a bit of a roller coaster ride. We were led to believe that they were going to recommend full funding a couple of months ago, then last week they said they’d only give half. Now I’m pleased again.” Much of the pre-construction work has already been completed, including the environmental impact reviews and initial designs, he said. The nine-member CTC will vote today on the recommendations. pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more