The Brisbane Broncos Rugby League Football Club Ltd. referred to as the Broncos, are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the city of Brisbane, the capital of the state of Queensland. Founded in April 1988, the Broncos play in Australia's elite competition, the National Rugby League premiership, they have won six premierships, including two NSWRL titles, a Super League premiership and three NRL premierships. They have two World Club Challenges; the Broncos have achieved four minor premierships during their 29 years in multiple competitions, making them Rugby League's most successful club over the past three decades. Until 2015, Brisbane had never been defeated in a grand final, since 1991, have only failed to qualify for the finals twice, they are one of the most successful clubs in the National Rugby League since it began in 1998, winning three premierships. It is one of the most successful clubs in the history of rugby league, having won 62.5% of games played since its induction in 1988, second only to Melbourne Storm with 65.2%.
Since the club's founding, Brisbane has never received the wooden spoon. The club records the highest annual revenue of all NRL clubs – $A32.8m for the 2012 financial year – and is one of the most valuable clubs of any code in Australia, worth over $42 million. Along with financial competitiveness, the Broncos have been voted one of Australia's most popular and most watched football teams, has one of the highest average attendances of any rugby league club in the world; the club was founded in April 1988 as part of the Winfield Cup's national expansion, along with the Gold Coast-Tweed Giants, one of Queensland's first two participants in the New South Wales Rugby League premiership. The Broncos became the dominant force in the competition before playing a significant role in the Super League War of the mid-1990s continuing to compete in the newly created National Rugby League competition; the Broncos are based in the Brisbane suburb of Red Hill where their training ground and Leagues club are located, but they play their home games at Milton's Lang Park.
It is the only publicly listed sporting club on the Australian Securities Exchange, trading as Brisbane Broncos Limited. The club's current head coach is former South Sydney Rabbitohs coach, Anthony Seibold, the Dally M coach of the year for 2018. Queensland's success in the 1980s, the early years of the State of Origin series between Queensland and New South Wales, in addition to the inclusion of a combined Brisbane Rugby League team in the mid-week competition, convinced the New South Wales Rugby League to invite a Queensland-based team into the competition. After tough competition between the various syndicates for the Brisbane licence, the Queensland Rugby League chose the bid of former Brisbane Rugby League players, Barry Maranta and Paul "Porky" Morgan. At the first meeting with the NSWRL hierarchy, the newly formed Brisbane Broncos were asked to pay a $500,000 fee; the Broncos secured the services of Australian Kangaroos captain Wally Lewis and former BRL coach Wayne Bennett. The team made their debut in the NSWRL's 1988 Winfield Cup premiership against reigning premiers, the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, defeated them 44–10.
However, after this promising start they failed to make the finals. In their second season they won the 1989 Panasonic Cup; the club first tasted premiership success in 1992, again in 1993, defeating the St. George Dragons in both years at Sydney Football Stadium. In 1990, in order to increase in the Winfield Cup, Wayne Bennett controversially sacked Wally Lewis as the Broncos' captain and inserted Gene Miles into the job. Once Gene Miles retired, Wayne thought he could lessen the reliance on Wally Lewis, who he said was not a good club man or a good trainer. In 1995, the Super League War broke out. After threats of expulsion from the NSWRL, the Broncos were one of the last clubs to sign with the new league and all players followed suit. Broncos CEO John Ribot moved to take over the running of the rebel Super League, leading to a perception that the conflict was orchestrated by the club. Brisbane won the only Super League premiership in 1997, before winning the first National Rugby League trophy in the re-unified 1998 competition.1999 was disappointing for the club with a terrible early-season form hindering their attempt at a third consecutive premiership losing 8 of their first 10 matches.
Club legend Allan Langer retired mid-season as a result of the team's form. Despite the club's mid-season turnaround, which resulted in qualification for the finals after an 11-match winning streak, the team was eliminated by the Cronulla Sharks in the first week of the finals. However, the Broncos' rebounded in 2000 with their fifth premiership; the game marked the retirement of veterans Kevin Michael Hancock. Not long after the disappointment of the previous year, in 2000, the Broncos rested on the top of the ladder from round 4. Queensland Representative, Allan Langer returned to the club in 2002 for one season before retiring. 2002 was the beginning of Brisbane's "post-Origin slump", which has haunted the club in the years since. Many players represent Queensland in the State of Origin series, with 7 Broncos players on average included in the Queensland Origin team; this extra workload has caused a loss of form for the club after the series, evidenced in 200
The Ed Show is an hour-long weekday news commentary program on MSNBC that aired from 2009 to 2015. The program was hosted by Ed Schultz, who hosted the nationally syndicated radio program The Ed Schultz Show from 2004 to 2014; the show aired in a variety of timeslots. It debuted as a weeknight program on MSNBC on April 6, 2009, at 6 PM ET, It moved to 10 PM ET, filling the time slot occupied by The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell when that show took over the 8 PM ET slot after Countdown with Keith Olbermann was cancelled. In October 2011, it swapped spots with The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell. On March 13, 2013, Schultz revealed that he would be moving to a new expanded weekend lineup at the network, his last weeknight show aired on March 14, the show returned as a weekend show on May 11 at 5 PM ET. The Ed Show returned to weeknights on August 26 of the same year, taking the 5 PM ET slot held by one airing of Hardball with Chris Matthews. On July 30, 2015, MSNBC president Tim Griffin announced that the series had been cancelled in an effort to transition the network's daytime programming to more breaking news reporting and less political commentary and opinion.
The program aired its final episode on July 31, 2015. The show used a multi-camera and graphics driven format not seen on other MSNBC programs; the first block of the show was fast-paced during the Op-Ed segment. Schultz did most of his segments standing, but moved to a sitting format; the graphics package, used by The Ed Show differed from others at MSNBC, with orange and black graphics. On April 11, 2011, MSNBC incorporated a new logo, a new studio, a new color scheme, using more blue than orange, a new segment at the beginning of The Ed Show which has Schultz standing while doing a monologue about a chosen subject in front of a screen that flashes graphics such as charts and archive footage. Club Ed – brought liberal comedians to provide commentary. Psycho Talk – Schultz played a clip of someone on television or radio saying something he deems reprehensible to the point of being nutty, he proceeded to analyze the statement and criticize it, concluding the segment with the words, "and, Psycho Talk."
TakEDown – was similar to Psycho Talk. Rapid Response – featured panel debates Fired Up – Schultz provided a topical editorial; the BIG Finish - was a final story rounding out the episode. In May 2009, according to Nielsen data, The Ed Show finished well behind CNN and Fox News Channel at 6 pm, averaging 500,000 total viewers and 160,000 in the 25-54 demographic numbers, which were down 13% and 35% compared with May 2008 when David Gregory was anchoring the hour. However, ratings for The Ed Show were higher in 2010 compared to 2009. Ratings were up 8% in the coveted age 25-54 demographic and up 2% overall In 2011 and 2012, The Ed Show began finishing 2nd in its timeslot, beaten in total viewers only by Fox News. In September 2014, The Ed Show finished behind both CNN and Fox News in both the 25-54 demographic and total viewers. Regular guest hosts of the show included Cenk Uygur, David Shuster, Thomas Roberts and Michael Eric Dyson. Al Sharpton, Chris Hayes and Lawrence O'Donnell guest-hosted.
On May 23, 2011 on his radio talk show, Schultz called Laura Ingraham "a right-wing slut" and a "talk slut". He apologized to her on his television show the next day, announcing that he was suspending himself from television: "What matters is... What I said was vile, not of the standards that I or any other person should adhere to. I want all of you to know tonight that I did call Laura Ingraham today and did not make contact with her, I will apologize to her, as I did in the message that I left her today. I met with management here at MSNBC, understanding the severity of the situation and what I said on the radio, how it reflected on this company, I have offered to take myself off the air for an indefinite period of time with no pay. I want to apologize to Laura Ingraham, I want to apologize to my family. On August 15, 2011 on his TV show, Schultz played a clip that purportedly showed Texas Governor Rick Perry making racist remarks at an Iowa Republican Party event. In his speech, Perry referred to the U.
S. national debt as "that big black cloud that hangs over America". Schultz showed an edited clip containing only the quoted phrase, followed it by stating, "That black cloud Perry is talking about is President Barack Obama." Schultz apologized on-air the next day
Nomuzi Mabena, professionally known as Moozlie is a rapper and television presenter. Born in Benoni, she won the MTV VJ Search for the year 2012. Friends with Bongane Ben Mthembu Who has been hustling to the be a rapper like her Maybe one day she will come back to get her friend Bongane Ben Mthembu was born in daveyton in 1999 November 21 Nomuzi was born on 22 September 1992, she grew up in a small suburb in the East Rand, Johannesburg. She was raised by her mom and dad and she has an older sister, she went to school at St Dunstan's College in Benoni. After matriculation, she enrolled at the Varsity College in Sandton for a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences, she left the college after being selected by MTV Base VJ Search in 2012 to focus on her career in entertainment. On October 20th 2012, Nomuzi won the MTV Base VJ Search, joined MTV Base as a VJ. In April 2016, Moozlie went on to join VUZU and Channel O Africa. In 2016, Nomuzi left Cashtime Life records which she had joined in 2014, she was featured on Rouge's song "Mbongo Zaka".
Nomuzi was chosen as one of the new presenters for Vuzu's flagship show, V Entertainment the same year. The show stopped airing on July 2017.. She started her own record label, Nomuzi Mabena Music the same year, under the management of SBR Projects Agency. In October 2017, she released her debut mixtape, named Versus; the mixtape was supported by 3 singles which are "Recipe", "Getting Cash" and "Bum Bum" featuring Gemini Major. As of 2018 she returned as a presenter revival for the VUZU Amp flagship show "V Entertainment" alongside Somizi Mhlongo. In 07 September 2018, she released her first debut album, "Victory"; the album is supported by its lead single, "Vatela" featuring Kid X. In early 2019, Nomuzi partnered with Volkswagen SA and Drive Dry in making an awareness campaign which deals with reducing texting and driving; the campaign was supported by a shocking and controversial video which shows Moozlie doing an Instagram live update gets into an apparent car crash. The video was released before the public became aware of the campaign which led to consternation on social media