Getting that ‘GLOW’: Women around the world step into the ring

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists El Alto, Bolivia – Dec. 8, 2013: Cholita wrestlers during a wrestling fight in the city of El Alto, Bolivia. The Fighting Cholitas are a group of female wrestlers. INQUIRER.net stock photoFrom the freestyle wrestling of Bolivia’s indigenous female wrestlers to the inclusive arena of Britain’s EVE league, there’s never been as much interest in women’s wrestling. Could it be that the hit Netflix series “GLOW”, which is back for a third season, might just have a lot to do with it?The Guardian tracked the trend, putting the spotlight on EVE, the “riot grrls of wrestling,” who tout themselves as “Punk, Feminist, Empowered. Women Superheros Come To Life!” delighting audiences up and down the British Isles with their highly theatrical show (all the while supporting a number of charities and causes).ADVERTISEMENT DENR suspends entrance fee collection to Bohol’s man-made forest Robredo: Gilas Pilipinas needs Filipinos’ support TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogon ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off on Targaryens may premiere in 2022 Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deal View comments “For many women there is an attraction to a way of life not bound to…preserving life years, of carefully guarding every cell from the inevitable …” she told the British daily. JBRELATED STORIES:MMA fighter Jorge Kanella gets penalty for stabbing toe in opponent’s buttBoxing, wrestling, MMA generate $97M in New York in 2 yearsADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ Elsewhere, 19-year-old Malaysian pro-wrestler Nor Diana, aka Phoenix, demonstrates that the same feeling of empowerment is what motivates the young hijab-wearing pro wrestler to hit the ring.Likewise, the proud wearing of traditional garb in an otherwise spandex-wrapped world has been an integral part of some South American cultures, as reported on by The Washington Post and National Geographic. From Mexico to Bolivia, cholitas luchadoras have been taking on the mantle of a male-dominated sport (in petticoats, no less), putting on a show just about as colorful as anything the WWF has ever put on at the height of the neon 1980s.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsCloser to the home (and aesthetic) of GLOW, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) featured its first-ever women’s main event during last April’s Wrestlemania, indicating that the success of GLOW might just have opened the notoriously macho American market to a mainstreaming of women’s wrestling.The Guardian provides another interpretation of the phenomenon, courtesy of University of Iowa Professor Kerry Howley (author of the 2014 bestselling tome “Thrown”). According to Howley, women’s adherence to wrestling presents an alternative to the American zeitgeist’s obsessive adherence to wellness dictates. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted LATEST STORIES With the rise of e-commerce, is it also the end for our beloved CD-R King? Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Encana to buy Newfield Exploration in allstock deal plans to raise dividend

first_imgCALGARY – Encana Corp. has signed a deal to acquire Newfield Exploration Co. in an all-stock offer it said was worth about US$5.5 billion.Under the deal announced Thursday, Newfield shareholders will receive 2.6719 Encana shares for each share of Newfield common stock.Encana will also assume US$2.2 billion of Newfield debt.“This strategic combination advances our strategy and is immediately accretive to our five-year plan,” Encana chief executive Doug Suttles said in a statement.Newfield shares closed at US$20.20 on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, while Encana shares closed at C$13.44 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.The deal requires the support of a two-thirds majority vote of Newfield shareholders and a majority vote by Encana shareholders.Lee Boothby, Newfield’s chairman, president and CEO, said it is the best path forward for the company.“The combination of the two companies provides our investors with the very attributes that should be differentiated in today’s energy sector—operational scale, proven execution in development of large, liquids-rich onshore resource plays, a peer-leading cost structure and an exceptionally strong balance sheet,” Boothby said in a statement.Once the deal is completed, Encana shareholders will own approximately 63.5 per cent of the combined company and Newfield shareholders will own about 36.5 per cent.Two directors from the Newfield board will join the Encana board upon closing.Encana also said it plans to raise its dividend by 25 per cent and increase its share buyback program to US$1.5 billion once the deal closes.News of the acquisition came as Encana, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, reported a profit of US$39 million or four cents per share for the quarter ended Sept. 30.The result compared with a profit of US$294 million or 30 cents per share in the same quarter last year.Revenue totalled US$1.26 billion, up from US$861 million.Production in the quarter totalled 378,200 barrels of oil equivalent per day, up from 284,000 in the third quarter of 2017.Companies in this story: (TSX:ECA)last_img read more

Fort St John Petroleum Association hosts 10th Annual Oilmens Family Camp Weekend

first_imgThe Oilman of the Year award went to Art Jarvis, with Dave Marshall receiving the Ivor Miller Award.Oilmen’s President Dustin Stirling and Local MP Bob Zimmer were in attendance to congratulate and thank the oilmen for their continued support and involvement in the oil and gas industry. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Petroleum Association held their 10th Annual Oilmen’s Family Camp over the weekend at Peace Island Park in Taylor.This event was an opportunity for the entire family to enjoy a weekend of camping, boating, barbeques and even a duck race.On Saturday, the Oilmen held an awards ceremony where they honoured two of their members for their ongoing involvement and support in the oil and gas industry.last_img read more

Braden Road closed due to collision

first_imgEyewitnesses tell us the Taylor Fire Department, B.C. Ambulance and the RCMP are all on scene.  Taylor Fire Rescue was dispatched to the collision before 8:30 a.m. Monday.Drivebc.ca says an alternate route around the collision is using the Semple/Mason 237 road.The next update on the status of the road will be provided at 11 a.m. UPDATE as of 11:00 a.m. – The road is open to single lane alternating traffic.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Braden road is closed due to a collision.According to Drivebc.ca, the Braden road is closed 5km west of Highway 97 due to a collision.  There is no estimate on when the road will open again.last_img read more

With MCC in place Tourism dept decides to axe etenders

first_imgKolkata: The state Tourism department has cancelled three e-tenders that were floated with an objective to boost the tourism sector in the state.The tenders were floated a few days before the announcement of Lok Sabha election dates and with the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) coming into effect, the department cancelled the tenders soon after the election dates were announced. “The Prinicipal Secretary of our department (Atri Bhattacharya) does not want any complexities that may arise with the MCC coming into effect. So, he instructed us to cancel all the three e-tenders,” a senior official of the state Tourism department said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAccording to the official, the three e-tenders that have been cancelled were for the selection of market research consultant to have a comprehensive mapping of the tourism sector, public relation and event management firm for a comprehensive publicity and promotion plan and engagement of engineering and technical consultant for developing a detailed financing model to work out cash flow statement, statement of profit and loss and balance-sheet. “After the election results are announced we plan to speed up the whole process,” the official said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayElaborating on the work of the public relation and event management firm the official said that it will be analysing market data and advice on media and communications options and also build a positive identity to assist in creating a uniform brand identity for Bengal Tourism that will resonate with the target groups both in India and abroad. The market research consultant will conduct a comprehensive study to map the movements of the tourists once they have entered the state, their average number of days of stay, average expenditure incurred and purpose of visit of each tourist during their stay in the state. The consultant will further provide feedback regarding specific preference of the tourists in terms of destination, cuisine, merchandise, grade of stay, transportation, specific feedback to overcome shortcomings in the tourism and hospitality sector in Bengal, specific observations and suggestions for domestic and international tourists to enter the state and to travel within the state in terms of transport and information. The job of the engineering and technical consultant will be social impact assessment due to the implementation of the project, especially the persons affected due to the project and requiring resettlement and rehabilitation. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wants the state to be number one in the country when it comes to the inflow of both domestic and foreign tourists.last_img read more

Celebrate Bengali New Year with Spencers

first_imgTo welcome Bengali 1426 and celebrate Poila Baisakh, Spencer’s announced its nine-day Matsyo Mahotsov at 15 Kolkata outlets on April 12, at the Quest Mall. Major attractions at the event were 27 kg Bhetki from Digha (West Bengal) and Katla (20 kg) from Nagarjun Sagar Reservoir (Telengana). Special arrangements were made to transport the big fish by refrigerated vans. The Bhetki (27 kg) arrived on the day after covering a 250 km journey in six hours. The Katla (20 kg) from Nagarjun Sagar covered 1500 kms distance in 30 hours. More than a hundred varieties of fish, the largest-ever in recent memory, will be available for Kolkata citizens from April 13-21 at 15 Spencer’s outlets everyday, between 9:30 am and 10 pm. The price begins at Rs 49 per kg (Mourala).last_img read more

Libya military police chief killed in Benghazi security

first_imgBENGHAZI – Libya’s military police chief, Colonel Mustapha al-Barghathi, was shot dead Friday in the restive eastern city of Benghazi, the security services said.Unknown assailants gunned down Barghathi outside his home, Colonel Abdullah al-Zaidi, spokesman for the security services, told AFP.He said Barghathi — a former rebel leader in the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi — died of head and chest wounds at the Mediterranean city’s Al-Jala hospital. Barghathi was the first officer in Kadhafi’s army to defect and form a rebel force in the revolt, Zaidi said.Benghazi was the cradle of the uprising that toppled Kadhafi’s regime, but has since seen a series of assassinations targeting officers in the security services.Other attacks have targeted Western interests and diplomats, and much of the violence, including the killing of US ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in an attack on the US mission last year, has been attributed to radical Islamists.The attacks have not been claimed and no arrests have apparently been made.Two years after the revolution, Libya’s new authorities have failed to establish a new army and police force, and are still struggling to rein intribal militias and groups of former rebels.last_img read more