Ex-UFC champ Ronda Rousey poised to join the WWE at ‘Wrestlemania 34’ —report

first_imgRousey will reportedly team up with her “Four Horsewomen” comrades, composed of former mixed martial artists Shayna Baszler,  Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir.The group has reportedly started training for wrestling at a school in California, run by WWE superstar Brian Kendrick.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSeveral big-name personalities have been known to dabble in both the UFC and the WWE—perhaps none bigger than former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, who has gone back and forth to both companies on two separate occasions.Phil Brooks (known as CM Punk) also made his octagon debut at UFC 203 last year. MOST READ Ronda Rousey celebrates her victory over Cat Zingano in their UFC women’s bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 184 event at Staples Center on February 28, 2015, in Los Angeles, California.  Harry How/Getty Images/AFPAfter multiple reports that Ronda Rousey was seen training in the WWE Performance Center circulated earlier this week, it appears that the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion is indeed making a shift to professional wrestling.A longtime wrestling fan, the 30-year-old former Olympian will reportedly be pitted in a 4-on-4 women’s tag team match at WrestleMania 34 next April in New Orleans, according to  the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson #KicksStalker: Bryant announces new signature sneaker ‘Kobe 360’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Meanwhile, UFC President Dana White expressed his belief that Rousey’s career as a professional mixed martial artist is over.As of this writing, the WWE has yet to confirm the match-up.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORIES:UFC president believes Ronda Rousey will announce retirement soonLOOK: UFC fighters Ronda Rousey, Travis Browne share photos from their weddingADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

GPF donates to Lance Corporal after fire guts home

first_imgTwo days after a fire destroyed her home, Police Lance Corporal Khemwantie Persaud is trying to pick up the pieces and rebuild with her family, as she contemplates their next move.The Lance Corporal was not at home when a fire of unknown origin ripped through her one-storey concrete building located at Lot 33 Anna Catherina South, West Coast Demerara (WCD) on Sunday.The flames, which threatened neighbouring buildings, was brought under control by firefighters, but nothing was salvaged from the burning building.However, ranks in Persaud’s Division were not planning to let their colleague face the aftermath alone. According to Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Police Commander Simon McBean, ranks of the Division are doing their best to offer more than moral support.He added that together with others within the Guyana Police Force (GPF), they will be pooling funds and necessary supplies, to assist Lance Corporal Persaud in starting afresh.“We from the divisional level are working to see how we can and will assist the Police rank whose home went up in flames. We from my division will see what we can do to help her get back on her feet. Also, we are talking with authorities of the GPF to see how the Force itself will be able to help her outside of providing moral support,” Commander McBean noted.The Commander posited that Persaud would receive the Force’s full support; she is the second member of the GPF whose home was gutted by fire in 2019.Back in April, the home of G Division (Essequibo Coast-Essequibo Islands) Commander, Crystal Robinson was destroyed by an early-morning fire.The Lot 154 Back Street, Stewartville, WCD home was engulfed by intense flames which prevented firefighters from saving household items and three vehicles that belonged to the Commander.last_img read more

Watch: Barcelona legend scores wonderful free kick on Al Sadd debut

first_img1 Xavi’s Barcelona career may be over, but his enduring qualities are still evident after he curled home a beautiful free kick on his Al Sadd debut on Sunday.The Spanish maestro – the most decorated player in the Catalan club’s history – opted for a new challenge this summer by moving to Qatar, and it appears he has settled rather well.Xavi, 35, showcased his class to equalise for his new employers, giving the Al Nassr goalkeeper no chance from 25 yards.Here is the video of Xavi’s strike: Xavi center_img https://twitter.com/deon989/status/627907846655508481//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jslast_img

Watersports at Guantanamo to tapping Russian mafia: Secret NSA files published

first_imgIn-house newsletters from the clandestine National Security Agency have been released by an online news site – part of the mountain of documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.The Intercept, whose founding editors were the first to publish documents leaked by Snowden, released the first batch of nine years’ worth of the newsletters, which offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the NSA’s work.Russian crime bossAn article in the May 2003 newsletter describes how NSA spent “many months” obtaining the phone number of a Russian organised crime figure so his calls could be intercepted.The US State Department asked NSA for information on the boss of the Tambov crime network in Russia – a figure known only as “Mr Kumarin” –  and whether he had any ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The man later was convicted of fraud and money laundering and sentenced to 14 years behind bars.Water sports at GuantanamoIn a Dec 2003 newsletter, an NSA liaison officer recounts a temporary duty assignment at Guantanamo Bay. It was serious business, but in their off hours, NSA liaisons at scenic Guantanamo Bay could visit the “Tiki Bar,” or enjoy water sports, such as sailing and snorkeling.”Learn how to operate a boat in a weekend,” the liaison wrote. “Become a certified open-water scuba diver within weeks. … The local dive shop has all the gear and tips to ensure a perfect outing.”Prisoner renditionIn a more taxing assignment, the newsletter reports on a rendition where six Algerians, linked to a plan to bomb the US Embassy in Sarajevo, were moved from Bosnia to Guantanamo in early 2002. The US rendition program involved secretly sending foreign captives to other countries that have more lax practices for the humane treatment of detainees.advertisementA Bosnian judge ordered the Algerians released for lack of evidence, but the US persuaded the Bosnian government to turn them over to US custody.One of the Algerians, Lakhdar Boumediene, went on to file a lawsuit that led to a landmark decision in June 2008 that Guantnamo detainees had the right to challenge their detention in federal court.The Iraq filesOther tales came from NSA’s work in Iraq. NSA staffers worked to research the locations for weapons of mass destruction material, although claims about Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s alleged WMDs proved to be false.NSA also provided timely intelligence support, including a “summary of contacts” that helped efforts to capture a top Baathist official in May 2003. Aziz Sajih Al-Numan, accused of torture and murder in Iraq, was the king of diamonds in the US Central Command’s deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqis. The newsletter boasted: “Al-Numan was caught within 25 hours after the Army contacted NSA to request support.”last_img read more