Smiths Group secures £176m buy-in with Canada Life

first_imgThe transaction was “well-timed to capture strong pricing opportunities”, Aon added.Dominic Grimley, risk settlement adviser at Aon, said: “This transaction followed a period of careful market monitoring, where we waited for the right opportunities to emerge. All parties involved have considerable market experience and this encouraged a swift conclusion once pricing was accessible.”Smiths Group’s pension funds had £3.8bn in combined assets at the end of 2018, according to the company’s annual report. FTSE 100-listed engineering company Smiths Group has struck a £176m bulk annuity deal with insurer Canada Life.The transaction covered more than 2,000 pensioners and dependents, according to a statement from the company.Smiths Group said roughly £800m of the Smiths Industries Pension Scheme’s liabilities had now been insured, and £1.6bn across two schemes.The latest deal forms part of a long-term de-risking plan for the company. Consultancy group Aon, adviser to the pension schemes, said the series of buy-in deals formed “one of the market’s longest-established programmes of phased de-risking”.last_img read more

Insane Brisbane houses on the market right now

first_imgWhoa!Marble floors, classical columns, high ceilings and expansive living spaces feature throughout the house, which also has a billiards room, 1200-bottle underground wine cellar, a commercial-sized kitchen with a cool room, and an electric heated swimming pool. The master suite occupies almost half the upper floor and incorporates two separate dressing rooms, a kitchenette, a gymnasium and a palatial bathroom with emerald green marble. And that turret!There is also 60m of river frontage and the property has its own private rainforest. The Emerald City!A huge balcony off the master bedroom overlooks the walled grounds of the estate which include a private orchard, an al fresco gazebo with full kitchen facilities, a resort-style pool and garaging for 12 vehicles. This would look right at home in MalibuSituated on 26ha of hinterland, this Asian inspired, Dion Seminara-designed masterpiece has one of the best infinity pools we have ever seen. Brisbane designer home costs year’s private school fees to rent a month It has incredible river views!The Victorian style mansion is spread over three storeys and includes two fully self contained guest quarters, multiple living areas leading out on to its timber decks, surrounded by ornate aluminium powder-coated cast decorative panels. On the entry level of the house, a formal dining room which houses one of three fireplaces, a circular kitchen with granite counter tops and designer appliances and finishes, a family room with its own deck and atrium, a library, and there is a statement timber staircase. Star Brisbane builder’s forever home sells for dream price First up is 303 Archer Street at Chandler, a landmark property offering a “privileged lifestyle”.Owned by Domenico Casagrande and his wife Lucia, the five bedroom, architect-designed, iconic mansion sits on 2.5 acres of manicured grounds. Bigger than your apartment, right? And has a pool with a helluva view!The entertaining terrace also has a barbecue, teppanyaki grill and a wood fired pizza oven. RELATED: Take a look inside Brisbane’s $18m trophy home at Kangaroo Point This house sold for over $18 millionIt was bought by Chinese buyers and has 71m of uninterrupted city and river views and spans three storeys, with 1445sq m of internal living space. Sure, why not!More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoIt is listed with Queensland Sotheby’s International realty agents Joseph Lordi and Tyson Clarke.Also on the market is 50 Dauphin Terrace at Highgate Hill — a sprawling 3923sq m riverfront estate that could be straight out of Downton Abbey.center_img Just one of the verandasThere is also provision for a temperature controlled 2000 bottle wine cellar, piped music throughout, a five-storey viewing tower with a roof dome which opens up to the night sky, manicured gardens, a 23m gas-heated swimming pool, a garden shed, boathouse, two workshops and an area suitable for use as a gym or a man cave. 303 Archer Street, Chandler is decadent and luxurious.They would not look out of place in the French Bordeaux, on an English estate or on the hilltops overlooking Hollywood. Adorned with luxurious features, they have million-dollar inclusions more commonly seen in luxurious mega mansions owned by aristocrats and A-list celebrities. It is not as old as it looks!The master bedroom opens out on to a veranda and has a luxurious marble ensuite with spa bath. Other features include Carrara marble tiles, ornate ceilings and cornices, and polished timber features that were sourced and recycled from the old Bretts Wharf. And the pool cleans itself!It is owned by two Brisbane doctors and is listed for sale by negotiation with Ray White New Farm agents Christine Rudolph and Matt Lancashire.At Jolly’s Lookout, 948 Mount Nebo Road is back on the market with Sotheby’s agent Joseph Lordi. To infinity … and beyond!It has uninterrupted views across the valley, and comes with a separate pavilion housing a sauna, spa bath and a bathroom.Features include four king sized bedrooms, four bathrooms, walls of glass to maximise the views, and 140-year-old teak floors.The most expensive house ever sold in Brisbane is also on the market with Place New Farm agents Heath Williams and Judy Goodger.The sprawling clifftop house at 1 Leopard Street sold for a whopping $18,488,888 back in January 2017, smashing the Brisbane price record for a single sale. Well la di da!Beyond the remote-controlled entry gates, tiled driveways lead to a porte cochere and a stunning water feature. The foyer opens into a central domed gallery with a massive Swarovski crystal chandelier soaring over above the ornate double staircase. Inside a Palazzo Versace condo Thor’s haven Australia’s most expensive town Nope, it is not in France. This one is at Chandler.But these luxurious — and palatial — pads are right here in Brisbane. MORE PLUSH PADS: Ellen DeGeneres buys Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine’s $64.7 million Beverly Hills mansion NarekeBut the mansion, known as Nareke , has a secret. Despite its old world charm, the impressive property was actually built in 1996, and was constructed on a site which once hosted General Douglas MacArthur’s home during the Pacific campaign. Helloooooo city views!There is an infinity pool with spa that runs along the length of the cliff that is framed by glass balustrades to ensure uninterrupted views of the river below.last_img read more

River Rom Restoration Plans on Display

first_imgFinal plans for the £245,000 River Rom restoration project will be displayed at a launch event in Grenfell Park this weekend, the London Borough of Havering said in its latest announcement.The restoration, part of the River Catchment Project, aims to improve the physical condition of the River Rom, reduce the risk of flooding and provide ecological benefits.The project area will include Grenfell Park and parts of the Chase Local Nature Reserve.This restoration program forms part of the Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme which aims to deliver 26 projects in five years across Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Thurrock, Brentwood and areas of south-west Essex.The London Borough of Havering said in its statement that the meeting for the final plans for this very important restoration project will take place at Grenfell Park from 10am until 2pm on Saturday, September 15.last_img read more

Cardiff snap up Cala

first_img A Cardiff statement said: “Cardiff City Football Club can confirm that Spanish defender Juan Torres Ruiz Cala has officially joined the club on a two-and-a-half-year deal.” Cala is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s seventh signing following the arrivals of Magnus Wolff Eikrem, Mats Moller Daehli, Jo Inge Berget, Fabio, Kenwyne Jones and Wilfried Zaha. The 24-year-old had his contract with Sevilla terminated last weekend, with the Spanish club confirming he was moving to Cardiff. Cala has trained with his new team-mates throughout the week and is available for selection in Saturday’s south Wales derby against Swansea. Cardiff have announced the signing of defender Juan Cala on a two-and-a-half-year contract.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

In Onuaku’s absence, Jackson rattled by physical Bulldogs

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — Granted, Syracuse players cushioned their answer with the mandatory ‘Give Butler credit’ discloser each time. But they made it clear that the better team did not win Thursday night.‘Honestly, no,’ Jackson said. ‘They just had a smart game plan. Give it to their coach. Their coach had a great game plan out there.’A big part of that game plan was to go right at Jackson and outmuscle Syracuse. Next to Butler’s antagonizing man defense, this was the most surprising revelation from Syracuse’s 63-59 loss in the Sweet 16. The Bulldogs — a team fueled by quickness, not size — pounded Syracuse inside. Butler’s frontcourt, never to be mistaken for a bodybuilder lineup, bullied the outright Big East champions. Butler did dull the game’s tempo to a crawl, but that wasn’t the difference.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘We’re used to teams playing like that,’ point guard Brandon Triche said. ‘It was more of them being tougher than us, pushing us around and knocking us off our spots. That’s what guided them to a win.’The breaking point came with 2:44 left and Syracuse holding a 54-53 lead. Butler’s Matt Howard pinned Jackson against the hoop, scored and the Bulldogs never trailed again. Howard was a gnat Jackson couldn’t shake off all night.Failing to utilize his decisive size advantage, Jackson scored only four points in 35 foul-plagued minutes. At times, he was trapped by a horde of collapsing Butler defenders. Other times, he passively faded away from the rim. For the first time, Arinze Onuaku’s absence was woefully obvious. With Onuaku (quad) still sidelined, Syracuse lost its pick-your-poison tandem in the paint. Usually, one of the two drew an undersized forward and attacked. Someone benefited. Someone forced opponents to respect the Orange’s inside game.Jackson particularly has shown the rare ability to annex from the flow of a game all season. With a set of slick offensive moves, he has torched lightweights Florida (21 points, 11 rebounds), Providence (28 points, nine rebounds) and Villanova (19 points, eight rebounds). Butler seemed no different — a team stuck in small ball. But by himself all game, Jackson couldn’t anchor the middle. And overall, Butler’s aggressive play took Syracuse by surprise.‘They were definitely a physical team,’ guard Scoop Jardine said. ‘I give them credit. They played really, really together on defense.’Jackson didn’t help his cause by picking up a fourth foul with 8:08 still to play. After the junior was whistled, a fired-up Boeheim held his arms straight up in the air to illustrate exactly what Jackson should have done. Boeheim didn’t make excuses after the game. He didn’t use Onuaku’s injury as a cop-out.‘We haven’t had him,’ Boeheim said. ‘There’s nothing I’m going to say about that. We don’t make excuses.’The methodical, mop-haired Howard pestered Jackson as the game progressed, finishing with nine points and seven rebounds himself. Howard, hiding his lack of girth with a T-shirt underneath his jersey, isn’t the strongest player. But he compensated with rec-ball savvy. Howard successfully forced Jackson to stray away from the hoop where the SU forward wouldn’t overpower him. Jackson, a player that scores his points in bunches, never got going.And with only freshman DaShonte Riley behind Jackson, Syracuse had no other options. The Orange’s lack of depth was exposed at the worst possible time. When the final horn blared, Howard pumped his fist on his own end as Jackson and shocked Orange players walked past him.Jackson must now prepare for life without Onuaku. Next season, he’ll have a new running mate down low — possibly incoming freshman Fab Melo. Either way, his days with Onuaku are over. ‘I’m just mad about this right now,’ Jackson said. ‘It didn’t go our way. We got seniors, and these guys will never play again in college. This is it for them.’thdunne@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 28, 2010 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Commentslast_img read more

Arsenal, Newcastle Clash Goes Live on GOtv

first_imgArsene Wenger knows Arsenal cannot afford another slip-up when they face Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium aiming to end a damaging run of three Premier League games without a win.Only one point separates the Gunners from Tottenham Hotspur in fourth, but in what is shaping up to be a tight battle for the Champions League places, Arsenal can ill-afford to drop more points against a struggling team.The West Ham draw was preceded by a stalemate at Southampton – both games Wenger would have expected to win – reinforcing the view that Arsenal have not yet recovered from the blow of losing to Manchester United at home.Wenger shuffled his pack for the short trip to West Ham, with both Jack Wilshere and Olivier Giroud making their first Premier League starts of the season. The match will kick off at 4pm today, and will be available on SuperSport Select 2 (Channel 32). Also today, a resurgent Atletico Madrid will seek to continue the revival when they take on Alaves in the La Liga. The match will be live at 9pm on SuperSport Select 4 (Channel 34), available to only GOtv MAX subscribers.On Sunday, it will be the turn of La Liga leaders, Barcelona, who will seek to put behind them the indifferent results they got in their last two matches, when they take on Deportivo La Coruna at the Camp Nou.The match will air live on SuperSport Select 4 at 9pm. GOtv subscribers can enjoy the best in La Liga action by getting GOtv MAX for only N3,800 monthly.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram GOtv subscribers will, this weekend, have access to the best action from the English Premier League (EPL) and La Liga on today and Sunday.Among the matches to be broadcast live is the clash between Arsenal and Newcastle, with both teams seeking redemption from the less than impressive results they had in their last matches.Arsenal was held to a scoreless draw by West Ham, while Newcastle suffered a home loss to Everton on Wednesday.last_img read more

My First Duty As West Ham New Manager, David Moyes Reveals

first_imgFormer Manchester United manager, David Moyes, has spoken of his resolve to save the floundering fortunes of London team, West Ham.Moyes was confirmed as the new manager of the club on Tuesday morning. If you missed it, please read it here.Moyes said, “I’m really looking forward to meeting the supporters, being in the stadium with them. I’m looking forward to seeing them getting right behind the team and my team also. We need the support, we need everyone with us. It’s a big job we have in hand now but I’m sure with everybody together we can get the right results between now and the end of the season.”Moyes replaces Slaven Bilic, who oversaw a difficult start to the season.The Croatian could only manage two wins from 11 Premier League matches and left on Monday with the club in the relegation zone.The Scot’s task is to establish the Hammers in mid-table. He is expected to appoint former England international Stuart Pearce as part of his coaching staff.West Ham’s Joint-Chairman David Sullivan said, “I would like to welcome David to West Ham United. This is a unique position for David Gold and myself – it is the first time in almost eight years at West Ham United that we have appointed a new manager during the season. We need somebody with experience, knowledge of the Premier League and the players in it, and we believe David is the right man to turn things around and get the best out of the players at the Club”,“He is highly regarded and respected within the game, and will bring fresh ideas, organisation and enthusiasm. He proved with Everton that he has great qualities and we feel that West Ham United is a Club that will give David the platform to display those qualities again.”RelatedWest Ham United Confirms David Moyes as the Club ManagerNovember 7, 2017In “Features”West Ham Sacks Manager Slaven Bilic and David Moyes Might Replace himNovember 6, 2017In “Features”Moyes: New Club, Same Result As Scot Starts Hammers’ Reign With DefeatNovember 19, 2017In “England”last_img read more

Schalke 04 has committed to its League of Legends team

first_imgIn a live press conference on Twitch yesterday evening Schalke 04 Esports committed to its involvement with League of Legends. There had been rumours flying around that the Bundesliga club was set to get rid of its team after a less than satisfactory season in which it failed to return to the EU LCS. After a strong regular season Schalke went down to Misfits Academy in the EU Challenger Series semifinals. Despite this the club will be sticking with League of Legends and aiming for greater success next season and achieve its initial goal of returning to the LCS. Moritz Beckers-Schwarz, Board Chairman of FC Schalke 04 Arena Management GmbH commented: “Both the players and the organization have drawn lessons from this split, and both parties are aware of what needs be done differently next split. We want to be successful in esports and preparations have begun for the next split, so that we can celebrate LCS promotion together with our fans as soon as possible.”As far as who will make up the roster for the next campaign that remains up in the air but the Royal Blues announced their intention to keep top laner Lennart ‘Smittyj’ Warkus on the books. Tim Reichert, Schalke 04 EsportsIn a fairly lengthy conference, Schalke also denied rumours claiming that the club has focused its scouting on the Korean region. Tim Reichert, Head of Esports at Schalke 04 noted: “We are seeking talent all over the globe, not explicitly Korea. The same approach also applies to star players. We don’t focus on these types of players, but will seal the deal if the right person becomes available.”It was also revealed that for the rest of 2017, the Royal Blues plan to extensively cooperate with universities and the Medicos health center, with the goal of creating individually tailored training plans and daily routines for their esports professionals.Beckers-Schwartz stated: “As a sports club, we have a general interest in knowing the circumstances that allow the players to perform at their maximum level. This also requires ongoing evaluation and adjustment of established training methods.”If you happen to be a German speaker then the full conference is available for you to enjoy here. Esports Insider says: Something of a surprise from this conference as we’d also heard the rumours that the club was set to drop its League of Legends team. This is more respectable commitment to esports from the German club which is one of those that is leading by example when it comes to how football clubs should enter and behave in the space.last_img read more

Hoffarth on the media: How ‘America’s Lakers’ plans to get Mohr podcast footing, locally and nationally

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBut tribal banter city to city creates a more intimate experience. Nearly two dozen NBA teams now have an official or a working alliance with a local podcast, finding it an efficient and effective way to distribute more chatter and information in this on-demand platform in an discerning media world.In the case of the Lakers, it surely doesn’t hurt that Norm Pattiz, founder of the Beverly Hills-based and download giant PodcastOne network, happens to be a 35-year courtside season-ticket holder. His company has a stake in shows aimed at sports subscribers headed up by Dan Patrick, Rich Eisen, Shaquille O’Neal, Jim Harbaugh, Chael Sonnen, Dick Enberg, Mark Schlereth and Barstool Sports’ almost-ESPN spinoff “Pardon Our Take.”Oh, there’s this program endorsed by the Clippers called “ClipCast,” already 200 episodes in, and hosted by actor, comedian and season-seat holder Chris Wylde and TV producer Mike Jaglin. Yes, it’s also in the PodcastOne stable.The absence of a Lakers-centic show was a bit obvious to Pattiz.“What has always inspired me when I’d go on road trips to games, playoffs and regular season, is seeing so many Lakers fans everywhere, representing the team colors, wildly enthusiastic,” said Pattiz, who made his mark in the media business by founding Westwood One Radio syndicated programming. “Why not a podcast not just on the Lakers, but on America’s Lakers? And talk about not just stats but have it evolve into something league-wide, to show off the beauty of podcasting.” In addition to lending time these days as the assistant varsity wrestling coach for the Crespi High of Encino, Jay Mohr had been grappling with ideas of how to do more in the sports podcast world.His “Mohr Sports” show for PodcastOne.com, a detour from his successful “Mohr Stories” series, had kept the comedian and actor engaged in the genre since his days hosting a syndicated sports-talk show that aired on KLAC-AM (570) several years ago, before and after replacing Jim Rome.Recently, into the ring stepped the Lakers. They’re pinning their new media hopes on Mohr.Whether it’s the byproduct of a vanity project or a true attempt to claim a potentially lucrative beachhead in this rebellious medium, the greater NBA has been covered best in this arena, based on reputation and rankings, with shows hosted by ESPN’s Zach Lowe (“The Lowe Post”) and Adrian Wojnarowski (“The Woj Pod“),  the acclaimed Nate Duncan (“Dunc’d On Basketball”), former Clipper J.J. Redick (“The Chronicles of Redick”), NBA players Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye (“Road Trippin’ With RJ & Channing“)  and Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt (“NBA A To Z”). After a consult with Mohr, then with Lakers controlling owner Jeanie Buss and team COO Tim Harris, and checking the fine print of the team’s media rights deals with Spectrum Sports and KSPN-AM (710), the show called “America’s Lakers Podcast With Jay Mohr,” co-hosted by his friend and NBA analytics expert Aaron Larsuel, has set sail, eight episodes in already.“It’s a way to expand the digital platform that’s talking to groups of folks who want different content,” said Harris. “Our aspiration is just to find something that gains  traction and succeeds. We don’t want to be more noise in the wind.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error * Credit to Fox Sports, the U.S. English broadcasters for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, for going all out with its 2 ½-hour live series of shows early Friday morning from its Century City studios during the reveal of the 32-team bracket — minus the U.S. men’s national team that didn’t qualify. Come June, Fox will still dedicate a robust group of reporters and analysts to cover the games airing almost daily in the 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. time slots, many on FS1. “We always have to address the elephant in the room, and every step of the way it’s going to be a little bit of reopening the scab, like today,” said Landon Donovan, a Fox studio analyst present Friday who admits he has never experienced a World Cup before without a U.S. team involved – he was 12 when he first started to understand what this was about in 1994. “The reality is, this is still the biggest spectacle on earth. We all want the U.S. to be there, and the reality is it won’t happen. But every step of the way, this hasn’t felt real. We see balls drawn, and no red, white and blue flag. It’ll always be disappointing.”* Bob Miller, who will be honored with a statue outside Staples Center on Jan. 13, learned this week he will be bestowed with the L.A. Sports Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award during their Feb. 6 ceremony at the Beverly Hilton, which Fox Sports West will air at a later date. Those who want to honor the retired Kings’ play-by-play Hockey Hall of Famer may purchase tickets to the event with proceeds benefiting the Kings Care Foundation. More info: www.lakings.com/lasportsawards. Tickets may also be purchased for the Southern California Sports Broadcasters’ annual awards lunch on Jan. 22 at Lakeside Country Club, where former SCSB president Miller will be honored with the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award. More info: www.scsbnews.com and www.facebook.com/SCSBNewsWHAT CHOKES* Baseball America made a to-do this week in designating the Dodgers as its 2017 Organization of the Year. It’s a reflection of their league-best 104 regular-season wins built with a roster of homegrown players, “shrewd trade acquisitions and fruitful scouting in every area.” Yet an area profoundly lacking is an organized method of taking any responsibility for the stalled distribution of its own SportsNet LA channel, going into its fifth season of limited existence. A shrewd tactic might be forcing its partner, Comcast/Spectrum, to sell off its interest at this point to a media company that can do what it promised. That distributor could even be — gasp — a partnership with AT&T/DirecTV and its Root Sports stable of sports channels. As long as Spectrum is able to write off the business losses, what incentive does it have to restructure the business deal with AT&T/DirecTV? And what incentive does AT&T/DirecTV have in buying in, if it could benefit somehow by keeping the product injured by its lack of coming on board, making it ripe someday to buy up. Otherwise, it’s status quo for the Organization of the Year, careful not to sprain their shoulders as they continue to slap themselves on the back for how they’ve taken guardianship of this civic treasure..* The news of ESPN purging 150 more employees this week, most from studio production and digital content, is a reflection of a “decision to do less in certain instances and re-direct resources,” according to network president John Skipper, from a memo he directed toward the 8,000-some employees who are left standing in the still-profitable Disney entity. Since late 2015, ESPN has now publicly acknowledged laying off about 550 employees as it bows to shareholders involved now with all media companies — what’s the best way to merge and purge, adapt and survive. ESPN’s TV subscriber base shrinking from 100 million in 2011 to about 87 million currently, while the cost for the ESPN bundle of channels inches up into the $9 per customer range, continues to look like the business model for the U.S. Postal Service. It’s all about delivery. Add to all this a little buzz created lately by people connecting dots when when see Mohr hanging out with the team owner on occasion at games or in airports — the TMZ-type talk about how they’ve been “secretly dating” away from the arena.“Jeanie and I are dear friends – we met on my podcast last July,” said Mohr, in the process of a divorce. “She’s the kindest person I’ve ever met. I don’t know if you remember the quote she had regarding the end of her engagement to Phil (Jackson, the former Lakers coach) – her first love is the Lakers. We aren’t dating.”Lakers radio play-by-play man John Ireland, one of the show’s first guests, realizes the power of the podcast based on the fact many listen to the weekday show he co-hosts with Steve Mason via that platform rather than live when it airs from noon-3 p.m. on KSPN-AM (710).“As someone who has been in radio more than 20 years, I can tell you the landscape is changing,” said Ireland. “I like that they hired two huge Lakers fans to do this. I’ve known Jay since the ‘90s when he came to Lakers’ games and I was the sideline reporter.  He’s been to more games than a lot of sportscasters I know.  And Aaron is a walking basketball encyclopedia. He will probably tell you something you didn’t know before.“One thing about Lakers’ fans: I know from experience that they can talk about the team all day, every day. I think the fact the Lakers have partnered with Norm, who understands both radio and podcasts better than anybody, is really smart. It’s just another way to serve Lakers fans, and while it may take some time for people to find it, I think they eventually will.”MEASURING MEDIA MAYHEMWHAT SMOKES With that, Mohr was picked to head it up, and he has the freedom to go in whatever direction he chooses, says Harris. There are “by nature of the platform some wider guard rails in place” for the show, Harris adds. “Just to give Jay some structure, but also make it feel more casual and give-and-take. We know Jay as a long-time fan of the team, he’s an incredibly bright guy and he can approach this from his perspective as a comedian and entertainer.”There’s not a lot of heavy lifting in podcasting. A hot mic, a functional laptop and time for discussion will bring Mohr to his dining room table in Playa Vista or to the Staples Center media room to record shows, edit and post each Wednesday. Or, when news warrants.“I pride myself on no assumption, no gossip, no ‘what ifs’,” said Mohr, who this week was playing a guest role on the Fox TV sit-com “The Mick,” with upcoming stand-up performances at the Improv in Hollywood on the calendar. “We don’t just accept media narratives. I think there’s a responsibility that comes when you’re doing a show and realize the magnitude of the Lakers.“I don’t want to be part of the media scrum in the locker room after every game. I’m realistic and pragmatic and want to bring transparency and accountability to the team, and I do of course want them and PodcastOne to be happy with what I’m doing.”last_img read more

WWE TLC 2019 date, start time, matches, PPV cost, location, rumors

first_imgBefore the year ends, WWE has one more big event with the annual TLC pay-per-view, which takes place on Sunday, Dec. 15 at the Target Center in Minneapolis.Tables, ladders, and chairs along with other weapons will be in use throughout the show as the WWE puts a bow on 2019 and heads into the New Year and Road to WrestleMania. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearMost of the card has been announced with a few matches likely added on the day of the show. Until then, here’s all you need to know about WWE TLC 2019.What time is WWE TLC 2019?Date: Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019Time: 6 p.m. ET (preshow) | 7 p.m. ET (main card)Location: Target Center in MinneapolisTV channel: WWE Network (PPV)Live stream: WWE.com/livestream+WWE TLC  2019 will air live on Sunday, Dec. 15. The preshow is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. ET and the main card will begin at 7 p.m. ET.How to watch WWE TLC 2019, PPV costWWE TLC 2019 will be available for purchase on pay-per-view or via the WWE Network.The WWE Network is available at WWE.com or by downloading the app on certain smart TVs – including Samsung, LG, Sony, and Panasonic – as well as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire, Roku, Google Play, and Chromecast. You can also watch the network on your Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4 by downloading the app through its stores.It costs $9.99 per month to sign up to watch the WWE Network online.WWE TLC 2019 match card— Bray Wyatt vs. The Miz— The New Day vs. The Revival in a Ladder match for the “SmackDown” tag team championship— Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match— The Kabuki Warriors vs. Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair in a TLC match for the “Raw” women’s tag team championship— Rusev vs. Bobby Lashley in a Tables match— The Viking Raiders vs. TBD for the “Raw” tag team championship — Aleister Black vs. Buddy Murphy— Humberto Carrillo vs. Andrade (kickoff show)last_img read more