This week brought the news that the UK’s two leading broadcasters plan to launch a joint domestic SVOD product later this year, having agreed a joint vision for the service.The BBC and ITV plan to produce a formal legal agreement for the service, which they say will be open to other partners.The pair said the new service – which will leverage the expertise they have built up with their North American niche SVOD offering of the same name – will house the biggest collection of British content available on any streaming service and will provide new commissions for British production companies.The service will have to pass muster with regulators, but the concept gives a kind of shape to the vision promoted by Ofcom CEO Sharon White last November when she called for the UK’s PSBs to bring their on-demand services together to create a ‘Brit Player’.Assuming regulators are favourable – and it is worth noting that White’s call was short on specifics and on the kind of business model that would be acceptable – will BritBox work?The vision outlined so far leaves much still to be pinned down. Speaking after ITV’s results were announced, CEO Carolyn McCall said that BritBox is “our exciting new SVOD proposition”, but did not give details on the pricing or very much on the content mix, although she did emphasise that original content will be part of that mix alongside older content that is no longer available via BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub.McCall said that ITV’s net investment in BritBox will be up to £25 million in 2019, rising to around £40 million in 2020 and declining thereafter.If this seems somewhat light in view of the financial black hole that other SVOD investors are willing to tumble down in search of scale, ITV’s CFO Chris Kennedy clarified, during the company’s earnings call, that these numbers referred to the net impact on ITV’s own bottom line, with revenue from the service offsetting that over time. However, that would seem to imply either some pretty big revenue expectations or some pretty modest expenditure expectations.McCall said that ITV would be “disciplined” in its approach to investing in the platform and made the point that the project hopes to attract other partners who will also be expected to pony up some additional cash. Nevertheless, the service that seems to be envisaged is clearly not going to compete head on with Netflix.McCall also made it clear that ITV – and any additional commercial partners – would be responsible for the original content element of the service, rather than the BBC, which cannot produce licence-fee funded content specifically for a pay platform. (Much of the press and public reaction to news of the plan shows the challenges the BBC faced in making the case for any of its licence-fee funded content being on a pay platform at any time, despite the point that BritBox will have to pay for content produced by the pubcaster down the line in the same way as other commercial providers – with the money in this case reinvested in BBC free-to-view content.)How this will play in the relationship between the pair and the appeal of the service to its target audience remains to be seen. It is not clear, given the modest investment commitment, how much or what kind of original content will find its way to BritBox. Originals are the key selling point for any SVOD service with ambitions to more than a very niche offering aimed primarily at squeezing some more money out of underutilised assets. How far the BBC and ITV share the same vision of the service, and the way to realise that vision, is not yet clear.In the earnings call, McCall cited ITV research that showed 43% of all online homes are interested in subscribing to a new SVOD service which features British content, rising to over 50% of homes with an existing Netflix subscription (who would be willing to add something like BritBox on top).That figure of 43% coincidently is exactly the proportion of UK homes that have access to an existing SVOD service in the UK, according to data published recently by BARB.According to BARB, the number of homes with at least one of Netflix, Amazon or Now TV grew by 5.7% on Q3 to reach 12.3 million at the end of last year, with 660,000 additional homes taking at least one SVOD service compared to the previous quarter. Netflix and Amazon made gains of 6.2% and 7.6% respectively compared to Q3, while Now TV dropped 3%. While every Q4 has shown growth, Q4 2018 was the lowest since 2014.Four and three apparently having some kind of occult significance for UK SVOD, BARB also reported that the number of homes with two or more services stood at 4.3 million at the end of the period.Will BritBox’s appeal expand that 4.3 million to the full 43% of homes with a current SVOD offering (in other words, 100% of the current SVOD universe) or are there other homes out there that have remained immune to the appeal of Netflix, Amazon Prime and Now TV in the hope that a service offering archive content that has been previously aired on free TV will turn up?Of course BritBox does not need to win over 43% of UK online homes to be labelled a success. But a service that will most likely be priced at a significant discount to Netflix will have to win over a pretty significant number of adherents if it’s going to top up ITV’s £65 million for this year and next and feed back into the kind of original production that would give it momentum.If elements of the BritBox announcement feel rushed and lacking in specifics, with only two of the UK’s PSBs currently on board, that is probably because the pair know that time is not on their side. BARB’s figures already indicate a flattening out in SVOD growth, with consumers perhaps beginning to baulk at spending ever greater sums on services they have a limited amount of time to use. That is not to say BritBox is doomed, but it is going to have its work cut out.
A major movie due to be filmed at Co Derry studios has the potential to develop hundreds of jobs across the north west.The founder of Shackelton Studios in Ballykelly has said that work on two major movies will start before Christmas.One of the movies has a budget of £65m and and will employ up to 1000 people on site. “There is massive potential to develop employment and goods and services.“You will have the big stars in Derry as well in the bars and hotels.“Even the film that we have in at the moment, 60% of it’s employed base is local.”MAJOR JOBS BOOST FOR NORTH WEST OVER £65 MILLION MOVIE SHOOT was last modified: September 15th, 2015 by John2John2 Tags: However, the cast list is being kept a closely guarded secret.Shackleton studios are based at the former Shackleton army base in Ballykelly.Jo Gilbert from the company has said that the films have the potential to create jobs across the North West.She said today: “”One of the films is British and the other is American. ShareTweet ballykellyJO GILBERTSHACKLETON STUDIOS
“This year we have even more to offer visitors keen to experience one of the biggest cultural events here in the city.“As well as the traditional Spring Carnival Parade which is a draw for thousands each year we have a full programme of family friendly activities to keep everyone entertained.“It will be a real treat for our international visitors as well as the local people who always turn out in their thousands to enjoy the festivities each year.”The traditional St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Derry kick off with the annual Spring Carnival Parade on March 17, bringing hundreds of performers from across local communities together for a vibrant display of music and dance which will weave its way through Derry’s city centre. Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Councillor Elisha McCallion, said she was looking forward to welcoming visitors for the annual celebration. ShareTweet There will be live music and street animation in and around the Guildhall Square Festival Marquee throughout St Patrick’s Day, as well as a full programme of shows and arts activities in the Guildhall, Tower Museum and the Craft Village. Or why not join the Little Folk for some fun and games in the Pixie’s Paradise in the Peace Garden?St Patrick’s Day gets off to a running start in Strabane with a special 5k fun run beginning at 11.30am. Entries are now being taken at Melvin Sports Complex costing £5.Festivities in Strabane Town Centre include the traditional St Patrick’s Day parade which follows the usual route from 2pm.There will be live music as well as plenty of street entertainment including a Petting Farm, circus antics, balloon modelling, face painting and plenty of craic agus ceol.On Saturday and Sunday March 19th and 20th, the Legenderry Food Festival will celebrate the very best Irish cuisine as local chefs take to the hobs in the festival marquee to rustle up some stunning signature dishes.Food lovers flock to the event annually to sample the very best produce from the North West with action filled cook offs, demos and a few celebrity guests dropping in.This year the event is a highlight in Tourism NI’s Year of Food and Drink programme, shining the spotlight on the region’s flourishing food tourism industry.While all things Irish are on the menu over the weekend, the festival also has a strong multi-cultural flavour with the Ubuntu Global Festival taking place on March 19th, celebrating global cultures within our local communities.A whole host of other events will be held across the district throughout the festival, so for more information on the full programme go to www.derrystrabane.com/StPatricks.COUNCIL ANNOUNCES FULL WEEKEND OF ST PATRICK’S FESTIVITIES was last modified: February 29th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: PLAN for a full weekend of St Patrick’s festivities across Derry and Strabane have just been revealed by Derry City and Strabane District Council, with a packed programme of family friendly events bringing music and magic to the streets.This year the festival theme is the Land of the Little People, and there will certainly be plenty to keep your little people entertained over the course of the weekend at locations across the district. COUNCIL ANNOUNCES FULL WEEKEND OF ST PATRICK’S FESTIVITIESMAYOR ELISHA MCCALLION
“This may be due to children’s routines being often disrupted by changes in sleeping habits during the school holidays.“The changes in the weather and exposure to new coughs and colds when they return to school, leaves them more at risk of asthma attacks.“I would appeal to parents to heed the RCN call that children with asthma should be reminded to use their inhalers regularly before returning to school.”Appeal for child Asthma sufferers to use inhalers before return to school was last modified: August 23rd, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet SINN Féin Health spokesperson Patricia Logue has urged parents who have children suffering from Asthma to ensure that they are using their inhalers regularly before returning to school.The Derry councillor made her call following a warning from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) that there is a rise in the number of hospital admissions in September each year from children suffering from Asthma.Councillor Logue said: “The RCN has said that there is a rise in the number of Asthma-related hospital admissions among school age children during the month of September each year. Appeal for child Asthma sufferers to use inhalers before return to schoolASTHMAChildrenCouncillorhealthPatricia LogueROYAL COLLEGE OF NURSINGSchoolseptemberSinn Fein
Twitter Home Sports News Sports WVU Women Cruise in WNIT Opener Mail Google+ Previous PostWest Virginia To Receive $14.6 Million From Feds To Fight Opioid Addiction Linkedin Facebook Morgantown, WV (video courtesy WDTV) – Check out highlights from West Virginia’s 83-43 win over Rider in the first round of the 2019 Women’s National Invitation Tournament!Naomi Davenport (23 points, 15 rebounds) and Kari Niblack (20 points, 13 rebounds) both recorded double-doubles for the Mountaineers, while Tynice Martin also contributed 23 points. Stella Johnson was Rider’s leading scorer with 18.West Virginia will host the second-round matchup Sunday against the winner of Old Dominion-Villanova; that game is Friday evening. Pinterest Matt Digby Matt Digby is the Sports Director at WOAY-TV. He joined the station in January 2015 – right in the middle of Big Atlantic Classic Week. Read More Tumblr Next PostEducation Forum, Legislators Come to Beckley High School SportsSports NewsWVU WVU Women Cruise in WNIT Opener By Matt DigbyMar 22, 2019, 00:10 am 621 0
Dear Reader, There’s a clear pattern in gold mining, with producers being forced to go after lower-grade deposits. You could call this Peak Gold. We have a look at the trend and its implications below. First, I want to let all of you who have been writing with questions about our Hard Assets Alliance bullion service know that we’ve set up an email hotline specifically to answer these questions: HAAquestions@caseyresearch.com. We’d actually like to encourage everyone to send in questions, especially those who’ve had a look at the Hard Assets Alliance but aren’t sure if it meets their needs; we’d like to hear about concerns and improve upon the service to better meet clients’ needs. I also want to mention that there are new Casey phyles starting up—one in Bangkok and one in Mallorca (its coordinator travels and is willing to coordinate meetings throughout Spain). Email inquiries should be directed to email@example.com. Now, on to the main event—I hope you find it as informative as I did. Sincerely, Silver Stocks (SIL) 15.82 12.63 19.72 Gold 1,377.20 1,290.40 1,617.10 Oil 107.33 105.69 95.89 TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange) 12,736.92 12,516.89 12,032.58 Gold Producers (GDX) 29.79 25.65 45.65 Louis James Senior Metals Investment Strategist Casey Research Copper 3.34 3.19 3.38 Gold Junior Stocks (GDXJ) 48.85 39.18 82.24 Silver 23.26 19.94 28.21 One Year Ago Rock & Stock Stats Last One Month Ago TSX Venture 940.23 910.84 1,221.25
Recommended Links • Larry Fink doesn’t think U.S. stocks should be rallying either… Fink is the chairman and CEO of BlackRock. That makes him one of the most powerful people in the world. Like us, Fink isn’t “buying” this stock rally. CNBC reported yesterday: “I don’t think we have enough evidence to justify these levels in the equity market at this moment,” Fink said Thursday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” According to Fink, stocks are rallying for the wrong reasons: He said the recent rally has been supported by institutional investors covering shorts, or bets that stocks would fall, and not individual investors feeling bullish. “Since Brexit, we’ve seen ETF flows almost at record levels … $18 billion of inflows,” Fink said. “However, in the mutual fund area, we’re continuing to see outflows.” What that tells you is retail investors are pulling out, he said. “You’re seeing institutions who were short going into Brexit … all now rushing in to recalibrate their portfolios.” In other words, this rally could fizzle out any day. • We recommend you invest with great caution right now… If you still own stocks, consider selling your weakest positions. Get rid of your most expensive stocks. Only hang on to companies that you know can make money in a long economic downturn. We also encourage you to own gold. As we said earlier, it’s real money. It’s preserved wealth for centuries because it possesses a unique set of attributes: It’s durable, easy to transport, and easily divisible. You can take a gold coin anywhere in the world and folks will instantly recognize its value. We recommend most folks to hold 10% to 15% of their wealth in gold. Once you own enough gold, consider putting money into silver. It could deliver even bigger gains than gold in the years to come. To learn why, watch this short video presentation. It explains why the biggest threat to your wealth right now isn’t an economic recession, a stock market crash, or even a global banking crisis. It’s something much bigger and far more dangerous. The good news is that you can protect yourself from this coming crisis. Watch this free video to learn how. • REMINDER: Our friends at Bonner & Partners are holding a special training series… If you’ve been reading the Dispatch, you know part of our job is to share exciting opportunities with you when we hear about them. Today, we invite you to take part in a special training series hosted by Jeff Brown, editor of Exponential Tech Investor. If you haven’t heard of Jeff, he’s an aerospace engineer, tech insider, and angel investor. His advisory, Exponential Tech Investor, focuses on young technology companies with big upside. For example, Jeff recommended an IT security company in October that’s already up 72%. Another one of Jeff’s picks has jumped 38% since February. And one is up 178% in less than a month. In Jeff’s training series, he reveals his secret to making money in technology stocks. He also talks about a HUGE opportunity taking shape in the technology space. Click here to sign up for Jeff’s training series. It’s 100% free and will take up less than 15 minutes of your time. Click here to register. Chart of the Day Silver stocks just hit a new three-year high. Today’s chart shows the performance of iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners ETF (SLVP), which tracks large silver miners. As regular readers know, silver stocks are leveraged to the price of silver. It doesn’t take a big jump by silver for them to skyrocket. This year, silver’s 45% jump caused SLVP to soar 171%. It’s now trading at its highest level since April 2013. If you think gold and silver are headed much higher like we do, you could put some of your money into gold and silver stocks. According to Doug Casey, these stocks could enter a “super bubble” in the coming years. Keep in mind, these are some of the most volatile stocks on the planet. Many gold and silver stocks can swing 5% or more in a day. If you can stomach that kind of volatility, you could see huge returns in gold and silver stocks over the next few years. Regards, Justin Spittler Delray Beach, Florida July 15, 2016 We want to hear from you. If you have a question or comment, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We read every email that comes in, and we’ll publish comments, questions, and answers that we think other readers will find useful. Silver is sending us an important warning. Yesterday, the price of silver closed at $20.30, its highest price since July 2014. Silver is now up 45% this year. That’s nearly eight times better than the S&P 500’s 5.9% return. And it’s almost double gold’s 25% gain this year. If you’ve been reading the Dispatch, you know silver is rallying for the same reason gold’s taken off. Investors are worried about the economy and financial system. Like gold, silver is real money. It’s also a safe haven asset that investors buy when they’re nervous. Unlike gold, silver is an industrial metal. It goes into everything from batteries to solar panels. Because of this, it’s more sensitive to economic slowdowns. That’s why many folks think of silver as gold’s more volatile cousin. Lately, silver has been acting more like a precious metal than an industrial metal. It’s soaring because the global economy is in serious trouble. Today, we’ll explain why silver is likely headed much higher. And we’ll show you the best way to profit from rising silver prices. • Silver has been in a bear market for the better part of the last five years… From April 2011 to December 2015, the price of silver plummeted 72%. This 56-month downturn was the longest silver bear market on record. As brutal as this bear market was, we knew it wouldn’t go on forever. That’s because silver, like other commodities, is cyclical. It experiences booms and busts. As you just saw, the losses in commodity bear markets can be huge. But the gains in commodity bull markets can be even bigger. During its 2008–2011 bull market, silver soared an incredible 441%. That’s why we watch commodities so closely. Every few years, they give you the chance to make huge gains in a short period of time. • On December 18, Casey Research founder Doug Casey said silver wouldn’t get much cheaper… Doug told Kitco, one of the world’s biggest precious metals retailers, that gold and silver were near a bottom: My opinion is if it’s not the bottom, it’s close enough to the bottom. So, I have to be an aggressive buyer of both gold and silver at this point. Doug’s call was dead on. Silver bottomed at $13.70 an ounce on December 17. That same day, gold bottomed at $1,051 an ounce. In other words, Doug was one day off from perfectly calling the bottom in gold and silver. • The price of silver has soared 49% since December… But it could head much higher in the coming years. Remember, silver soared 441% during its last bull market. Silver is “cheap” too. It’s trading 58% below its 2011 high, even after this year’s monster rally. It’s also never been more important to own “real money.” That’s because it looks like the world is on the cusp of a major financial crisis. Doug explains: Right now, we are exiting the eye of the giant financial hurricane that we entered in 2007, and we’re going into its trailing edge. It’s going to be much more severe, different, and longer lasting than what we saw in 2008 and 2009. As longtime readers know, the last financial crisis caused the S&P 500 to plunge 57%. It sparked America’s worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. And it allowed the government to launch a series of radical “stimulus” measures, none which actually helped the economy. • BlackRock (BLK) sees tough times ahead too… BlackRock is the world’s biggest asset manager. It oversees $4.6 trillion. That’s more than the annual economic output of Japan, the world’s third-biggest economy. BlackRock manages more money than Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), and Bank of America (BAC). This makes it one of the world’s most important financial institutions…and one that probably understands the global economy better than almost any other company on the planet. Like us, BlackRock’s chief investment strategist, Richard Turnill, thinks the next few years could be very difficult. CNBC reported on Monday: “This feels more and more like we’re in an environment of low returns and high volatility for some time,” Richard Turnill said on “Squawk Box.” “The period of political [Brexit] uncertainty ahead of us isn’t going to last for weeks or quarters, but potentially for years,” he said. • According to BlackRock, the “Brexit” made the global economy more unstable… If you’ve been reading the Dispatch, you know Great Britain voted to leave the European Union (EU) on June 23. The Brexit, as folks are calling it, shook financial markets from Tokyo to New York. It erased more than $3 trillion from the global stock market in two days. Then, stocks started to rally. By this Tuesday, global stocks fully “recovered” from the Brexit bloodbath. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average even hit new all-time highs this week. Many investors took this as proof that the worst was over. We, on the other hand, reminded readers to not lose sight of the big picture. We explained that stocks were rallying because they’re the least bad place to put your money right now. We encouraged you to not “get sucked back into the stock market.” [FREE VIDEO] The Three Laws of Hypergrowth Stocks… Tech investing expert Jeff Brown has worked in “big tech” for 25 years… He’s seen from the “inside” how small companies grow into billion-dollar industry-dominators. Jeff says most uber-successful companies have these three things in common… Click here to learn more… — – Could This Tiny Startup Make You Rich? It owns a radical new technology experts are calling the fastest growing trend since the invention of the internet. Get the details now.
– • China’s economy is growing at its slowest pace since 1990… Many analysts think the PBOC weakened the yuan again to stimulate the economy. You see, China’s economy revolves around exports. And a weaker yuan makes China more competitive. The Chinese yuan has now fallen 3.2% against the U.S. dollar this year. But it could be headed even lower over the next 12 months. Reuters reported on Monday: On Oct. 6, a Reuters poll of more than 70 foreign exchanges strategists showed they expected the yuan to fall another 3 percent by next September. In other words, the Chinese government is prepared to do what every other central bank does these days: stimulate its economy at the first sign of trouble. • Meanwhile, the U.S. dollar hit a 10-week high today… It’s now up 5.4% since May…but that’s only because the Federal Reserve is doing less damage right now than other central banks. For one, it’s not “printing” money anymore. It’s also talking about raising interest rates. But Louis James, editor of International Speculator, doesn’t think you should put much stock in what the Fed says. Louis wrote in this month’s issue of Casey Resource Investor: Despite much flapping of lips, the Fed has once again failed to follow through on its threats to raise interest rates. First it was going to be four rate hikes this year. Then it was two. So far, it’s been zero. They tell us all is well and getting better, but their inaction says they’re lying. If the U.S. economy runs into serious problems like we expect, the Fed will do what central banks always do: keep the easy money flowing. That’s because central bankers all use the same blueprint. Louis explains: The Fed and central bankers around the world are following established economic doctrine and preferring policies they know, rather than trying anything different. Negative interest rates are a pretty extreme form of their usual tinkering with interest rates, but still a form of the same woefully inadequate method. Like other central banks, the Fed will eventually go too far with its monetary experiment. • REMINDER: Casey Research founder Doug Casey will be in New Orleans later this month… Doug will be presenting at the New Orleans Investment Conference from October 26–29. If you’ve never heard of this conference, it’s one of the most highly regarded investment events in the world, and this year is expected to be the best one yet. Along with Doug, you’ll get to hear from some of the most respected names in the business, including P.J. O’Rourke, James Grant, James Altucher, Dennis Gartman, Rick Rule, and dozens more. You’ll also hear from our own Louis James and Crisis Investing Editor Nick Giambruno. And as a Casey subscriber, you’ll have access to an exclusive event where you and other subscribers will have the opportunity to take part in a Q&A session with Doug, Louis, and Nick. Keep in mind, space is limited. If you’re interested in attending this year’s event, we recommend you sign up soon. You can learn more by clicking here. Chart of the Day The currency market looks like it’s “pricing in” a Hillary win. Today’s chart shows the value of the Mexican peso versus the U.S. dollar this year. You can see the Mexican peso’s performance since the start of the year. It hit an all-time low on September 26, which happened to be the same day of the first U.S. presidential debate. Now, if you’ve been following the U.S. presidential race, you’re probably not surprised the Mexican peso tanked. After all, one of Donald Trump’s main agendas is to “build a wall” along the U.S.-Mexico border. However, you can see the Mexican peso has surged 5% since the first presidential debate. This tells us Trump’s chances of becoming the next president are deteriorating by the day…at least according to the currency market. The world’s biggest financial market is acting erratic. We’re not talking about the global stock market, or even the bond market. We’re talking about the global currency market. The currency market is where paper money trades hands. It’s much bigger and more important than the global stock market. Yet the average investor almost never hears about it. That’s because major currencies rarely move more than a fraction of a percent in a day. When they do make big moves, they ripple across stock, bond, and even real estate markets. Paper currencies are the backbone of the global financial system, after all. Today, we’re going to look at some recent big moves by major currencies. As you’ll see, we could see a lot more moves like this in the months ahead. • The British pound nosedived 1.4% on Friday… It was the pound’s biggest one-day decline in three months…but it could have been much worse. At 7 a.m., Hong Kong time, the pound plunged 6% in two minutes. You almost never see a paper currency move that much and that quickly. Many media outlets blamed the “flash crash” on high-frequency traders (HFTs). As you may know, HFTs are computers that trade according to algorithms. Occasionally, they’ll move billions of dollars at once. They can turn a routine selloff into a full-blown bloodbath. The market normally “corrects” these moves. But the pound still ended Friday down big. This isn’t the first time the pound has crashed this year, either. • The pound plunged 8.1% on June 24… As you may remember, Great Britain voted to leave the European Union (EU) on that day. The unprecedented decision, known as “Brexit,” triggered the pound’s worst day in decades. It also knocked more than $3 trillion from the global stock market in two days. Days later, many analysts said the worst was over. The consensus was that Britain’s economy and financial system would experience a “soft landing.” We warned that Brexit was just “a taste of what’s to come.” You can see in the chart below that the pound is now down 19% since Brexit. It’s trading at its lowest level against the U.S. dollar in more than three decades. The next big bankruptcy When Britain left the EU in July, markets around the world plunged… Here in the USA, the Dow crashed 871 points in just two days. Now, another major European country is voting to leave the EU. If it leaves (and it surely will), markets could plummet again… Only this time, it’ll be much, much worse. Click here to learn more. Obama’s New Law Gives $42.4 Billion Back to Taxpayers… On December 18, 2015, President Obama quietly signed a bill that gives 119 million eligible Americans the chance to collect on “consumer rebate checks” that could go anywhere from $1,230 to $12,900 for some people. There are no income requirements to collect. Full details here… — • Dispatch readers know exactly why the pound never rebounded… Days after Brexit, the Bank of England (BoE) rolled out a giant “stimulus” package. It dropped its key interest rate from 0.5% to 0.25%. And it expanded its quantitative easing (QE) program. That’s when a central bank creates money and pumps it into the financial system. It’s basically another term for money printing. As we’ve said many times before, these measures never actually help the economy. All they do is inflate financial asset prices and weaken paper currencies. The pound isn’t the only major currency that’s tanked recently… • The yuan, China’s currency, hit a six-year low on Monday… But unlike the pound, traders didn’t drive the yuan lower. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) did. You see, the yuan doesn’t trade freely like most other major currencies. Instead, it’s loosely “fixed” to the value of the U.S. dollar. The PBOC sets a price point and the yuan can trade within 2% of that midpoint. Last August, the PBOC shocked the global financial markets by devaluing the yuan three times. The unexpected devaluation triggered a global stock market selloff that erased 11% from the S&P 500 in just six days. On Monday, the PBOC devalued its currency again. It lowered the yuan’s midpoint 0.3% from 6.7008 against the U.S. dollar to 6.6778. That’s the currency’s lowest fix since September 2010. The latest devaluation didn’t catch the global financial markets by surprise this time. But that doesn’t make Monday’s devaluation any less important. 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By WVUA 23 Reporter Michael JordanTHE CHOSEN CAFEWhere: 353 Bear Creek Road, TuscaloosaWhen: 5-8 p.m. Wednesday-FridayWhat: Cafe-style Southern cookingClick for moreThere’s a fairly new and unique restaurant in the Tuscaloosa area; it’s owner says she opened it because she was called to do so. And who are we to doubt her?The Chosen Cafe is the brainchild of Micky Kover, who said it came to her when she was uncertain what she should do with her life.“Two weeks before, I had a friend come to me and said let’s just buy this place,” Kover said. “It used to be called Sarabella’s, and I can do my cakes and you can do your catering and I was like, no, I had no desire.”But on Dec. 23, 2016, Kover said the Lord reached out.“He said, ‘I want you to open a cafe.’ ” she said. “And I said OK, and in my mind I’m thinking downtown Northport. He said no, Sarabella’s, because of all the rooms. I used to eat here with my parents and my girls and I didn’t remember all these rooms the lord was telling me about.”Now, seeing what you want and getting what you want are two different things, and there was a small detail the lord neglected to mention: money. But that, too, was handled.“It ended up I only needed the amount that I had saved to purchase or put down on a car,” she said. “And so that’s how I was able to purchase.”So with hundreds of prayers, love, item donations and hours of labor from friends and family, Kover’s vision became reality. Including all those rooms God requested: the praise room, the armor of God room, the tree of life room, the angel room, the manger room, the prayer room, the cross room.But the rooms and food aren’t the only special things about the Chosen Cafe. It also houses a donation bin so anyone can donate goods or foods for those in need.“It’s an outdoor pantry open 24/7,” Kover said. “Anybody can put whatever the need may be that you have extra to carry on with someone else.”And for those who want to increase their knowledge about the Lord, there’s a place for that, too.“There’s an outdoor library that looks like a church and it says ‘this is my story’ across the front to let everybody know this is all about the Lord,” she said.Kover needed help keeping the cafe running, and though her parents and children were happy to help, there’s someone else she’s found indispensable: Jennifer Hall.“It wasn’t until she actually put some things together that I was able to see what God had given her,” Hall said. “And all I knew is that I wanted to be a part of it.”And while Kover wants those who visit to leave with a full stomach, she also wants them leaving with something else.“I want them to know God better,” Kover said. I want them to feel his love. His peace.”If you have someone you’d like us to feature in our Spirit of Alabama reports, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)10/23/2018 2:09:57 PM (GMT -5:00) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The largest music festival in Alabama’s most populous city has announced that this summer’s event was its last, as weather issues had plagued the two days of shows.The Sloss Music & Arts Festival says in a Facebook post that it has decided to end the event. News outlets report the festival created in 2015 operated smoothly during its first three years at the historic Sloss Furnaces site. But, severe weather caused 2018’s mid-July weekend fest to shut down for prolonged periods and prompted complaints from attendees. Lightning delays had thousands huddling for shelter and they were encouraged to leave when the pauses were extended.Arcade Fire, Chris Stapleton, Vic Mensa and other headliners took the stage both nights after weather delays, but 11 acts on the lineup couldn’t perform.
A hunter with bow and arrow, in a steamy sub-Saharan savanna, stalks a big, exotic animal. After killing and butchering it, he and his hunt-mates bring it back to their families and celebrate.This enduring scenario is probably what many of us have stuck in our heads about how early humans lived. It’s an image with drama and danger. And it happens to coincide with Western ideas about the division of labor and the nuclear family that were prevalent in the 1960s when this so-called “Man the Hunter” theory first emerged.A newer body of research and theory, much of it created by women, has conjured a very different scenario. It probably looks a little more like a quirky indie film than a Hollywood blockbuster. The star of this new film? Grandma.Kristen Hawkes is an anthropologist at the University of Utah. She tries to figure out our past by studying modern hunter-gatherers like the Hadza, who likely have lived in the area that is now northern Tanzania for thousands of years. Groups like this are about as close as we can get to seeing how our early human ancestors might have lived.Over many extended field visits, Hawkes and her colleagues kept track of how much food a wide sample of Hadza community members were bringing home. She says that when they tracked the success rates of individual men, “they almost always failed to get a big animal.” They found that the average hunter went out pretty much every day and was successful on exactly 3.4 percent of those excursions. That meant that, in this society at least, the hunting hypothesis seemed way off the mark. If people here were depending on wild meat to survive, they would starve.So if dad wasn’t bringing home the bacon, who was? After spending a lot of time with the women on their daily foraging trips, the researchers were surprised to discover that the women, both young and old, were providing the majority of calories to their families and group-mates.Mostly, they were digging tubers, which are deeply buried and hard to extract. The success of a mother at gathering these tubers correlated with the growth of her child. But something else surprising happened once mom had a second baby: That original relationship went away and a new correlation emerged with the amount of food their grandmother was gathering.She describes this finding as “mind-blowing.” In this foraging society, it turns out, grandmothers were more important to child survival than fathers. Mom and grandma were keeping the kids fed. Not Man the Hunter.This finding led Hawkes to completely re-evaluate what she thought she knew about human evolution. Grandmothers were crucial in this environment to childhood survival. So maybe it wasn’t an accident that humans are the only great ape species in which women live so long past reproductive age. If having a helpful grandmother increased a kid’s chances of survival, natural selection may well have started selecting for older and older women. (This endowment would have passed also to human men.)Sarah Hrdy is a primatologist at U.C. Davis who also studies connections between child-rearing and human evolution. She has spent a lot of time thinking and writing about a related topic. She says, “An ape that produced such costly, costly slow-maturing offspring as we have could not have evolved unless mothers had a lot of help.” First among these helpers, she thinks, would have been grandma – likely joined eventually by many other new helpers, who could have included fathers, aunts, uncles and siblings.If young kids were being fed by people besides mom, she thinks that over evolutionary time, this could have led humans to develop the deep social orientation that characterizes our species – to care so much about the thoughts and intentions of other people. She says, “People often try to explain the fact that humans are so good at cooperating by saying, well, we needed to cooperate in order to succeed at big game hunting, or so that men in one group could bond with other men to go wipe out the neighboring group. What that doesn’t do is explain why these traits emerge so early.”She’s talking about babies and the advanced social traits that we can see even before they begin walking – like pointing, sharing and paying attention to social cues like smiling and frowning. From the standpoint of a human baby, this caregiving situation is very different than for any other species of great ape child. Baby chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans and gorillas are all cared for exclusively by mom. And these primate moms are extremely protective of their babies — sometimes not even letting another ape touch the baby for months after birth.For human babies though, other human adults are usually present right at, or shortly after, birth — first helping the mother and then later helping and feeding the baby. We are the only great ape species that does this. Human babies, Hrdy argues, have an incentive to care about what other people are doing and thinking and feeling in a way that other apes don’t. Knowing who might help and who might hurt, and learning how to appeal to the former, might be the difference between eating well or going hungry – maybe even the difference between life and death in some cases.Michael Tomasello is a developmental psychologist at Duke University and the Max Planck Institute. After a career of comparing cognitive differences between babies and apes, he has found that other apes don’t show anywhere near the level of interest in the sharing and cooperative behaviors that emerge so early in humans: “Humans as individuals aren’t that much cleverer than other apes. It’s the fact that we can put our heads together with others and communicate and collaborate and learn from others and teach others. Human children are adapted for cooperation and shared intentionality in ways that apes aren’t.”Tomasello originally assumed that the pro-social traits seen in human babies were preparing kids for skills they’d need as adults, in line with the Man the Hunter hypothesis. Now he thinks that Hrdy’s proposal – that human babies are so socially oriented as a result of shared child care and feeding – is a more compelling theory. The traits appear so early in a human’s life that it makes better sense that they were adapted to early childhood situations rather than adult hunting behaviors.It’s this ability to “put our heads together,” as Tomasello puts it, that may have allowed humans to survive, thrive and spread across the globe. While the men were out hunting, grandmothers and babies were building the foundation of our species’ success – sharing food, cooperating on more and more complex levels and developing new social relationships. In a nutshell, humanity’s success may all be dependent on the unique way our ancestors raised their kids. Thanks, Grandma. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
The latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo comes just a week after the last outbreak there was declared over. Making things worse for Congolese health officials, this new cluster of Ebola cases is in the volatile North Kivu province, where heavily armed militants have driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. The Congolese health ministry made the announcement this week, stating that at least 26 people have fallen ill with what appears to be hemorrhagic fever near the town of Beni and 20 have died. Laboratory tests have confirmed that four of the patients were infected with Ebola.North Kivu is a lawless, mineral-rich area in the northeast of the country, close to the border with Uganda.The previous outbreak in Equateur province was 1,500 miles away in the northwest of the DRC near the Congo River.”This new cluster is occurring in an environment which is very different from where we were operating in the northwest,” says Dr. Peter Salama, head of emergencies for the World Health Organization, in a statement. “This is an active conflict zone. The major barrier will be safely accessing the affected population.”Over the last decade armed groups in North Kivu have massacred civilians and each other while vying for control of the province’s deposits of gold, diamond and coltan, an ore used in cellphones and other electronics..Michelle Gayer, director of emergency health for the International Rescue Committee, oversaw a team of clinicians, nurses and sanitation engineers from IRC sent to help with the Equateur outbreak. She’s now planning to send some of those same staff to work on the North Kivu flare-up, which she says will be far more complex than the last one.”This is an area where there’s been a lot of population displacement because of conflict,” she says. “Routes may be cut off. We may not be able to get supplies into certain places. We may not be able to travel at certain times of the day or evening. And just in general the security of our staff is definitely a problem.”Gayer knows this region well. Her aid agency already works with 61 health clinics spread across the province. “In these sorts of zones where people don’t want to go, it’s always going to be harder even just to hire a car,” she says. “So that will delay things and will make it more expensive. We just need to be prepared for that.” Nearly a million people in North Kivu have been forced from their homes by the violence. Gayer says that general living conditions for many of the displaced are poor, making it even harder to mount an Ebola response.”Don’t be surprised if there’s a cholera outbreak in the middle of this as well because the risk factors are there,” she says. “It [North Kivu] has been in this humanitarian situation for so long the health status of people is much worse. Vaccination coverage is less. There are nutritional problems. The water and sanitation is worse. So it’s not just the security. It’s everything.”But she adds that the good thing is that the DRC and international health agencies are gaining experience with this disease. The Equateur outbreak, which was declared officially over on July 24, was controlled fairly quickly and only 36 people died. The West African outbreak that raged in 2014 and 2015 sickened nearly 30,000 people and claimed more than 11,000 lives. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
Fresh waves of grief have hit the communities of Parkland, Fla., and Newtown, Conn., after recent news of more deaths.On Monday, the father of a girl who was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting died by apparent suicide, and last week, two students who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting took their own lives.It’s impossible to know the exact reason these people decided to take their lives, but their heartbreaking deaths have sparked conversation about how to support people after unthinkable tragedies, especially over the long term.It took Sherrie Lawson a long time to stop having daily panic attacks.Lawson, now 45, was inside the Washington Navy Yard when a gunman shot 12 people dead and injured three others on Sept. 16, 2013. She escaped by scaling an 8-foot brick wall. She knew three of the victims personally.”In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, I was in shock. I was confused,” she told NPR’s Scott Simon. “It took a lot of time to process what was going on. But after about a month or so, my symptoms actually became worse.”She wasn’t sleeping. She was having nightmares almost daily, as well as panic attacks. It was hard for her to focus. On normal visits to the grocery store, Lawson found herself constantly scanning her surroundings for possible danger and checking for escape exits.”Going into grocery stores was really difficult for me because I couldn’t see over the rows of food,” she said.This reminded her of building 197, where the Washington Navy Yard shooting took place, because building 197 was a cube farm.”It was just rows and rows of cubes and it was a maze,” she said.The similarities were enough to trigger panic attacks for Lawson. She said she’s had panic attacks the in the middle of the grocery store and in comparable environments like Target.”After probably the third month of experiencing this, I realized that I was not OK and that I needed some help. So I did seek out a doctor,” she said.Once she got professional medical help, Lawson was officially diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depressive disorder and severe anxiety. She also struggled with suicidal thoughts.”I felt like this was gonna be my life forever,” she said. “I didn’t see it getting better and I just I didn’t want to live like that.”Because of the level of stress she was experiencing, Lawson started to experience heart issues. About one year after the shooting, she suffered a mini-stroke because her right carotid artery burst spontaneously and she was hospitalized. The burst artery was attributed to her high stress levels.After that, Lawson decided to put her health first — she dropped out of work and school. At the time of the shooting, she was a doctoral candidate working on her dissertation.”I did have to come out of that program and pretty much drop all of the major responsibilities that I had had in my life at that point and focus solely on my health and just trying to get better,” she said.Her doctor entered her into a PTSD trauma intensive program, which put her in numerous types of therapy almost every day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and gave her medication to help her function. Now, more than five years after the shooting, Lawson no longer has daily panic attacks, and said she’s in a much better place. She said that eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy helped her manage her triggers. She has continued to go to various forms of therapy since the shooting. “I don’t want people to think that it’s just kind of this bleak outcome that you’re always you know going to be severely traumatized,” she said. “You do get better.”Still, it is hard for her to hear about new shootings.”They bring back the pain that you feel right after the experience that you’ve had and they can be also very triggering,” she said. “When I do hear about recent shootings and tragedies a lot of times I will begin to have nightmares again. My anxiety ramps up.”When she hears about the latest tragedies, Lawson makes sure to reach out for support. Often, she’ll ask someone to go with her if she needs to go to the grocery store, or if she thinks she’ll encounter any other triggers. She, however, said that after tragedies she tends to stay home a little more.One thing that helps Lawson, in addition to her therapy, is working with The Rebels Project, a volunteer community outreach non-profit founded by Columbine survivors that provides support to people after trauma.”Just hearing Columbine survivors talk about some things that they continue to struggle with in life was very validating for me and it helped me to feel less almost abnormal or like there was something just damaged or wrong with me because I was still struggling too,” she said.It’s important to seek help after a traumatic event, Lawson said. But she said that sometimes needing help is stigmatized. She said that some of her own friends and people in her support system didn’t understand why she was still struggling several months after the Washington Navy Yard shooting.”A couple of them, you know, questioned it. I was told by one friend that I was choosing to dwell on what happened and be depressed. … Statements like that weren’t very beneficial and I really began to isolate and just stay to myself,” she said.An important step for many survivors is to break through the stigma around mental health and around seeking therapy, Lawson said. She also said it’s important not to invalidate survivors’ experiences.”I don’t believe that people ever ‘get over it,’ ” she said. “It’s always gonna be a part of you — a part of your story, in your experience — and you learn to manage, and it does get better.” Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.
Nebraska-based Lincoln Industries has acquired two affiliated Waukesha County manufacturing businesses from receivership, potentially saving 200 jobs in the county by continuing operations.New Berlin-based Southwest Metal Finishing and Menomonee Falls-based Inventix Manufacturing filed for receivership in late 2017. The two companies combined to owe more than $19 million to First Midwest Bank and had more than $15 million in other debts and liabilities. According to federal court records, the businesses were incurring operating losses of $250,000 per week in 2018 and financing after April was uncertain.Southwest Metal Finishing specializes in premium decorative and functional chrome plating while Inventix Manufacturing provides tooling and die casting services. The companies have around 200 employees in Waukesha County and another 400 in Mexico. According to court records, Lincoln Industries hired substantially all of the employees after acquiring the firms.Marc LeBaron, Lincoln Industries chairman and chief executive officer, said while his company didn’t have an opportunity to perform its typical due diligence the businesses were thriving just three or four years ago. He said Lincoln Industries is now working to bring work back to the Wisconsin operations.Court appointed receiver Michael Polksy did not immediately respond to requests for comment.By early January a deal was in place to sell the companies to Cincinnati-based Armor Group for $21 million. After performing due diligence, Armor dropped its offer to $13 million and ultimately walked away from the deal.In total, the companies were marketed to 125 interested parties and 48 non-disclosure agreements were signed. There were a total of eight bids made and three in-person management presentations.Lincoln Industries, which describes itself as the largest privately-held metal finishing company in North America, eventually emerged in April with a $11 million offer to purchase nearly all of the companies’ assets.All three companies are suppliers to Harley-Davidson and LeBaron said the acquisition would help his company expand its capabilities and market reach while strengthening relationships with customers like Harley.“The combination of our companies will drive substantial technological and operational synergies,” LeBaron said in a statement. “While we provide more than 40 finishing processes, and significant manufacturing capabilities, the addition of aluminum die cast manufacturing and nickel chrome plating on aluminum die cast products are important additions to our offerings.”A Harley-Davidson attorney was present for Waukesha County court proceedings to approve the sale and the deal required the motorcycle maker to pay the court-appointed receiver $400,000.A Harley spokesman said the company does not comment on individual supplier relationships. LeBaron said Harley was “keenly aware” of the process and had “a vested interest in seeing something happen” to avoid having to find a new supplier.The deal also included two real estate properties – at 2790 S. 167th St. in New Berlin and N60 W16350 Kohler Lane in Menomonee Falls- that are currently home to manufacturing operations for the two companies.A third property at 2445 S. Calhoun Road in New Berlin was acquired in February by Invictus Real Estate II LLC, an affiliate of Pindel Global Precision, for $1.75 million. New Berlin-based Pindel plans to move its headquarters to the 57,000-square-foot facility.Not all disputes surrounding Southwest Metal Finishing and Inventix have been resolved. A group of five companies owed money by the companies filed an involuntary bankruptcy petition against in federal court in early May, a day after the sale closed.Those companies – Service First Staffing Inc., Willer Tool Corp., Custom Engraving Ltd., Goodrich & Associates Inc., and Temp Rite of WI, Inc. – say combined they’re owed about $88,000. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribe
5650 W. Fon du Lac Ave.Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:22 pm5650 W. Fond du Lac Ave. (Courtesy Google)Local chef and restaurateur Michael Feker wants to open a new concept on Milwaukee’s north side that would serve as a classroom for culinary arts training.Feker would open the teaching restaurant in a 2,540-square-foot city-owned building, located at 5650 W. Fond du Lac Ave., that he plans to purchase for $10,000. The city will consider the proposal at a hearing on June 12. The concept would train culinary students who are interested in careers in the food and restaurant industries. Feker said he would employ his students while training them in a variety of operational skills, including cooking, serving, catering, food responsibility, hospitality and finance. “I’m proud of all my restaurants, but at the same time, when you teach others and create flavor soldiers, you become a more powerful army,” Feker said.Feker owns Italian restaurant Il Mito in Wauwatosa and globally-inspired restaurant and catering service Zesti in Hartland. In late March, he opened 2Mesa, a Mexican restaurant on Milwaukee’s west side.Feker said the north side restaurant, which he hopes to open by year’s end, would offer globally-inspired cuisine to educate his students on international food scenes. It would be fully operated by eight to 10 students at one time, who can work and train at the restaurant for as long as they’d like, Feker said.“There’s no limit to the program,” he said. “It’s contingent on what they want to get out of it. Some students will absorb what they need to absorb in one month, three months or one year.”Feker said he has been involved with a culinary training program through the Social Development Commission, which is located in Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights neighborhood. It trains and prepares students for culinary industry jobs.“I am not concerned with the success of (the restaurant),” Feker said. “Because if one life is touched, it is already successful. This is not about me being successful, this is about me being used as an instrument to give back.”The building, which formerly housed Szechuan Chinese Restaurant, would be renovated to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere, Feker said. Students will also be involved with building improvements, which will include electrical and plumbing updates and interior cosmetic changes. Feker expects renovation costs to be $250,000, according to a land disposition report. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribe
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Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement ProMax 440 BJJ GI Lights. Out. More From Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Sale King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Midnight Mania! Trump Family In The ‘Chaos’ Corner? Apparel The Strikeforce: “Fedor vs. Henderson” event held on July 30, 2011, which aired live on the Showtime network from the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, was supposed to be the rebirth of Fedor Emelianenko.Sure, “The Last Emperor” had been defeated in back-to-back fights heading into the outskirts of “Chi-Town,” but he made a mental error against Fabricio Werdum and was just too small to hang with Brazilian “Bigfoot,” Antonio Silva.Yeah, that was it.A win over a storied veteran like Dan Henderson would affirm what most mixed martial arts (MMA) fans had been saying for years: The Stary Oskol-native, who stands just a hair under six-feet tall and weighs in the neighborhood of 225 pounds, is too small to compete in the land of giants.A place where monsters like Silva often cut weight to make the heavyweight mark.Indeed, the stage was set for Emelianenko’s second run under the Strikeforce banner, thanks to a unholy alliance with M1 Global, and few people outside of Team Quest figured Henderson, who just over a year prior was fighting at middleweight, had much of a chance.That explains his role as a +255 underdog.Apparently, security was lax at the Sears Centre that warm summer night in “The Prairie State,” as the ex-Olympian and former PRIDE FC champion had somehow managed to smuggle an “H-Bomb” into the arena, and just when it looked like he was taking the wrong turn down queer street, it detonated.Here’s how it happened.Round one gets underway with a touch of gloves and Emelianenko rushes in to grab a half-hearted low kick attempt from his foe, who looks a bit surprised at the impromptu bumrush. Live bloggers around the globe panic as both fighters go batshit and swing for the fences.First Henderson is in retreat, then it’s Fedor.”What a start to this fight!” screams longtime play-by-play man Gus Johnson, later adding that “Neither one of these fighters has ever been knocked out.” Chants of “USA! USA! USA!” erupt as the combatants clinch and trade knees against the cage.Blood can be seen trickling from the right eye of Emelianenko.Henderson hoists his rival up and over for a takedown, but Fedor sneaks a few fingers into the fence and keeps it upright, drawing a warning from referee Herb Dean. Sitting somewhere cageside, Matt Lindland shakes his head in sympathy. “Hendo” smothers the one-time WAMMA champ against the fence and uncorks intermittent knees.A few audible boos are heard as the action crawls to a stop.Henderson shoves off and cracks Fedor with a right before pedaling in reverse. They meet in the center of the Hexagon and Emelianenko adjust his shorts before recklessly running in with punches. “Hendo” covers up and circles out of danger.But only momentarily.Just as the crowd shows its love for the Russian interloper, “Dangerous Dan” gets clipped and stumbles backwards onto his keister. Fedor rushes in for his patented ground-and-pound, but his absence of disciplined positioning allows Henderson to roll out of harm’s way and sneak in from behind to take his back while still upright.Suddenly, an H-bomb explodes from underneath.Emelianenko slumps to the ground, face first, and Henderson follows up with two to the dome. Dean rushes in to call the fight and just like that, it’s all over. While questions would linger about the timing of the stoppage, the record will reflect a technical knockout win for “Hendo.”One he hopes to replicate this Saturday night (Feb. 23, 2013) at UFC 157 in Anaheim, California.That’s where Henderson will fight former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida, with the winner getting a crack at the 205-pound crown later this year. But against Jon Jones or Chael Sonnen? That’s to be decided at the UFC 159 pay-per-view in April.Until then, beware of the “H-Bomb.” Standard BJJ Gi Top Contenders for Fight of the Year MMAmania.com Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Esther Lin for Strikeforce Gordon Ryan Competition Kit Lockdown duffle bag Good Night Tee Latest From Our Partners Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Latest From MMA Warehouse There’s UFC Heavyweights, And Then There’s Shaq Fight Motion! Watch Holloway, Cyborg Do Work Via Ghost Cam Standard Ranked Rashguard More: Gloves Amanda Nunes’ Biggest Threat? Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Bizzy Was Sneaking Needles Into The Toilet For GSP Fight Accessories
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