HHG Corporation, d/b/a Extreme Championship Wrestling, is a defunct professional wrestling promotion, founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1992 by Tod Gordon. In 1993, New York and businessman Paul Heyman took over the creative end of the promotion from Eddie Gilbert and rechristened the promotion from Eastern Championship Wrestling to "Extreme" Championship Wrestling; the promotion showcased various international styles of professional wrestling, ranging from lucha libre to puroresu and hardcore wrestling. Heyman's creative direction created new stars, established the "third" big brand in the United States, competing with the billionaire-backed World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling promotions. HHG closed ECW in 2001 when it was unable to secure a new national television contract, World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. purchased the assets of the company from bankruptcy in January 2003. After purchasing the assets of ECW, WWE relaunched the Extreme Championship Wrestling franchise as a third brand with their existing Raw and SmackDown brands.
It debuted on June 13, 2006 on Sci Fi in the United States and ran for close to four years until it aired its final episode on February 16, 2010 on the rebranded Syfy. ECW had its origins in 1989 under the banner Tri-State Wrestling Alliance owned by Joel Goodhart. ECW would, in fact, continue to use the former Tri-State Heavyweight championship belt to represent its own Championship, although the ECW title was not considered a continuation of that title. In 1992, Goodhart sold his share of the company to his partner, Tod Gordon, who renamed the promotion Eastern Championship Wrestling; when Eastern Championship Wrestling was founded, it wasn't a member of the National Wrestling Alliance. At the time, "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert, the lead booker of Eastern Championship Wrestling, had managed to secure television time on SportsChannel Philadelphia starting in March 1993. Gilbert, after a falling out with Tod Gordon, was replaced in September 1993 by then-28 year old Scarsdale, New York native and businessman Paul Heyman.
Heyman, known on television as Paul E. Dangerously, had just been fired by World Championship Wrestling and was looking for a new challenge. In 1994, Jim Crockett's non-compete agreement with Ted Turner, who purchased World Championship Wrestling from Crockett in November 1988, was up and he decided to start promoting with the NWA again. Crockett went to Tod Gordon and asked him to hold a tournament for the NWA's top prize, the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, in ECW's home area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 27, 1994. NWA President Dennis Coralluzzo alleged that Crockett and Gordon were going to try to monopolize the title and stated Crockett did not have the NWA board's approval, which resulted in Coralluzzo overseeing the tournament. Gordon took offense at Coralluzzo for his power plays and began contemplating a plan to secede ECW from the NWA through a controversial and public manner that would attract attention to ECW and insult the NWA organization. Gordon planned to have Shane Douglas, scheduled to face 2 Cold Scorpio in the tournament finals on August 30, 1994, throw down the NWA World Heavyweight Championship belt upon winning as an act of defiance.
Tod Gordon and Paul Heyman planned the idea of throwing down the NWA World Heavyweight Championship belt. Heyman persuaded Douglas by noting that the negative would only be that NWA traditionalists would just see them as traitors to tradition. Adding to Douglas' decision was the animosity between Douglas and NWA President Dennis Coralluzzo, who at the time publicly criticized Douglas and told NWA affiliated bookers not to book Douglas for shows. Coralluzzo had the tendency to no-show events. Douglas decided to go through with Gordon and Heyman's plan, inspired by his father's motto of "doing right by the people that do right by you." After looking up and saying, "This is it tonight, Dad," Douglas threw down the NWA World Heavyweight Championship belt, stating that he did not want to be champion of a "dead promotion" that "died seven years ago." He raised the Eastern Championship Wrestling title belt and declared it to be a World Heavyweight Championship — calling it the only real world title left in professional wrestling.
When recalling this event years Paul Heyman stated the following in a 1998 chat: Coralluzzo was interviewed after the event and declared that Douglas would be the world champion of the NWA "whether he likes it or not", calling Douglas' actions a "disgrace" and said he would move to have Douglas stripped of both the NWA World Heavyweight Championship and the Eastern Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Championship, calling him "undeserving" of both titles. Gordon made the following announcement on the next edition of NWA-ECW programming: The promotion showcased many different styles of professional wrestling, including hardcore wrestling matches as well as lucha libre and Japanese wrestling styles; the bulk of ECW's shows remained at the ECW Arena, a former warehouse secluded under a section of Interstate 95. Seating comprised simple folding chairs and four sets of portable bleachers, with the unconventional scene reflective of the gritty style of the promotion itself. Shows were broadcast on a Philadelphia local cable sports station on Tuesday evenings.
After Sports Channel Philadelphia went off the air in 1997, the show moved to WPPX-TV 61. It moved to a former independent broadcast station in Philadelphia on either Friday or Saturday night at 1 or 2 a.m. Shows were aired on the MSG Network in NYC on Friday nights at 2
Dr. Jim Walker is the founder and chief economist of Asianomics Group Limited, an economics and strategy research and consultancy company formed in late 2007 which serves the fund management industry. Prior to establishing Asianomics in December 2007 he was the chief economist at CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets, he joined CLSA in late 1991. Over the years Dr Jim achieved numerous'best economist' rankings in the Asiamoney, Institutional Investor and Greenwich surveys of fund managers. In 1995 he wrote about the prospect of Asia being forced off its de facto dollar peg “within the next two-three years”; the Asian Crisis, precipitated by the Thai baht devaluation, began in July 1997. In recent years he is best known for forecasting the US 2007 downturn and financial sector meltdown in his series of'Apocalypse' reports and for becoming more upbeat on India and Southeast Asia in his Asia Connected and World War Three strategy reports. In December 2016, for the first time in ten years, he went overweight on China and reinforced that call in his April 2017 report, China: The Bull Among Us.
He has developed an approach to analysing Asian economies based on profit and credit cycles as well as a series of'Austrian' stress indicators. Application of this approach allowed him to call early the upswing in the Indian stock market in the final quarter of 2013; the models are signaling a buy on China, Japan and Vietnam. Before coming to Asia, he worked in his native Scotland as a research fellow at the Fraser of Allander Institute for Research on the Scottish Economy, at The Royal Bank of Scotland's Edinburgh headquarters. Between 1998 and 2002 he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Glasgow, he holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree and a doctorate in economics from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Walker published Wealthy Nations, an economic newsletter, from 2016-2018. Asianomics Group website Wealthy Nations site
Southlands Methodist Church is a Victorian Methodist church near Bishopthorpe Road in York. The foundation stones were laid on 1 October 1886 by Sir W G McArthur KCMG, the Lord Mayor of York, the City Sheriff and other aldermen, it was designed by the architect Charles Bell. It was "the third great Wesleyan chapel" built within York in a short period of time when it opened as'Southlands Chapel' on 13 October 1887, it is built of white Walling Fen brick. There was accommodation for 750 persons in a large central hall with fifteen schoolrooms opening upon it. An organ was installed in 1893 at a cost of £438. In 1920 a hall was erected to provide accommodation for the Young Men's Association and other recreational activities. In 1905 the membership of Southlands was hit when the York locomotive works moved to Darlington, with the relocation of 2000 workers. Official website
Buy This Box or We'll Shoot This Dog: The Best of the National Lampoon Radio Hour was a boxed CD set of recordings from the National Lampoon Radio Hour, a spin-off from National Lampoon magazine. The boxed set of CDs was released on March 26, 1996. Performers from the Radio Hour included: John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Christopher Guest, Richard Belzer, Gilda Radner, Brian Doyle-Murray, Bill Murray, Joe Flaherty, Harold Ramis, Michael O'Donoghue; the tracks include parodies of Marlon Brando, Charles Bronson, Joni Mitchell, Clint Eastwood, Gregory Peck, James Taylor. The title and the cover illustration are taken from the award-winning cover of the January 1973 "Death" issue of National Lampoon magazine with the line, "If You Don't Buy This Magazine, We'll Kill This Dog". Amazon listing, includes complete list of tracks
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Mymensingh is a diocese located in the city of Mymensingh in the Ecclesiastical province of Dhaka in Bangladesh. Bishop Ponen Paul Kubi, CSC, DD is head of the Diocese of Mymensingh. Most of the people in this Diocese are from Garo tribal community. Bishop is a Garo tribal. A total of 76,047 Catholics and 6665 Protestant Christians live here. People live on farming, day laborer in rural area and many people live in cities as migrant workers. Female Garo are skill in beauty parlor profession. Mymensingh Diocese was part of Dhaka Archdiocese before in 1987, it was created by Pope John Paul II. Rev. Bishop Francis A Gomes was the first bishop in the Diocese of Mymensingh. In 1909, five Garo leaders made a long trip down to Dhaka to ask the Catholic Bishops to send them a priest. A year Arch Bishop sent Fr. Fleury CSC and Brother Eugene CSC to study the situation. In late 1910 and early 1911, Rev. Fr. Adolphe Francis CSC began the work in Tausalpara near Ranikhong. On 19 March 1911, Father Francis reaped the first fruits with 21 Catholic baptisms at Tausalpara.
The first church among the Garos was built at Tausalpara in 1912, in 1913 Rev. Fr. Francis began living there. In 1915, he moved to the Ranikhong hill; until 1918, Father Francis was always alone, tramping the Garo country from east to west, covering the 90 miles strip of territory, where in the following twenty-five years a total of six parishes were established. On Christmas Day 2003, Rev. Fr. Ponen Paul Kubi CSC was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Mymensingh and consecrated in Mymensingh on 13 February 2004. On 15 July 2006, Bishop Ponen Paul Kubi CSC, was appointed Second Bishop of Mymensingh by Pope Benedict XVI; the Installation ceremony was held in September 1, 2006. Bishops of Mymensingh Bishop Paul Ponen Kubi, C. S. C. Bishop Francis Anthony Gomes Advocate Late Promode Mankin, MP, State Minister for Ministry of Social Welfare Jewel Areng MP, Member of the Parliament, Bangladesh Sanjeeb Drong, General Secretary of Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples’ Forum, writer & Freelance Journalist Motandro Mankin, Poet & Lyricist James Jornesh Chiran, Poet & Lyricist George Nilu Ruram, Poet Ajoy A Mree, Community Local Leader Sebastian Rema, Deputy Secretary to Republic Govt of Bangladesh Raymond Areng, Vice Principal, Durgapur Degree College & Member, Central Awami League, Bangladesh Maria Chiran, Retired Head Mistress, Corpus Christi High School Arun Alfred Mree, Head Master, Pirgacha St. Paul's High School Theophil Nokrek, Director at Caritas Development Institute, Writer & PhD Research Fellow Apurbo R. Mrong, Regional Director, Caritas Mymensingh Region Dinesh Daru, Advocate at Judge Court, Mymensingh Hemonto Henry Kubi, Deputy Secretary to Republic Govt of Bangladesh Litus Lowrence Chiran, Assistant Commissioner & Executive Magistrate Christopher Himal Ritchil, Assistant Commissioner & Executive Magistrate Nikhil Mankin, Senior Reporter, The Daily Janakantho\ GCatholic.org Catholic Hierarchy
Brendan Smith is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman, playing under contract to the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. Although he is listed as a defenceman, Smith is a versatile player who plays forward. Smith was drafted 27th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award. Prior to the 2007 Draft, Smith was a member of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League's St. Michael's Buzzers. In 2007, he finished his second season with St. Michael's leading all defencemen in points with 36. Smith was selected to participate in the CJAHL All-Star Game in 2006. Smith played for Canada East at the World Junior A Challenge 2006. Smith played three seasons for the University of Wisconsin–Madison before he signed a three-year entry level contract with the Detroit Red Wings, on May 27, 2010. Smith made his NHL debut on November 2011 against the San Jose Sharks. Smith was called up on February 27, 2012, to replace Mike Commodore, traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning on the same day.
He scored his first NHL goal against Josh Harding of the Minnesota Wild at the Joe Louis Arena on March 2, 2012. Smith appeared in 34 games for Detroit during the lock-out shortened 2012–13 NHL season, he would score his first career Stanley Cup playoff goal on May 6, 2013 during game four of Detroit's Western Conference Quarter-Finals Series against the Anaheim Ducks. On July 16, 2013, the Detroit Red Wings re-signed Smith to a two-year, $2.525 million contract. On June 30, 2015, the Red Wings re-signed Smith to a two-year, $5.5 million contract. During the final year of his contract and approaching free agency in the 2016–17 season, Smith was traded to the New York Rangers in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and a second-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft on February 28, 2017. Smith provided a stability to the Rangers blueline to finish the season with 4 points in 18 games. On June 29, 2017, Smith agreed to forfeit his impending free agent status in signing to a four-year, $17.4 million contract to remain with the Rangers.
On Smith showed up to 2017 training camp out of shape, the Rangers as a team struggled. On February 8, 2018, the Rangers placed Smith on waivers due to his struggling play, assigned him to their AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack after he went unclaimed. Shortly after arriving in Hartford, Smith broke his hand in a fight with teammate Vinni Lettieri during a practice, ending his season. Smith spent most of the summer of 2018 working out, showed up to 2018 training camp in top shape, hoping to improve his play and to help out the Rangers, who announced a team rebuild shortly after Smith was waived the previous season. Under new head coach David Quinn, Smith saw improved play and fewer penalties with reduced ice time. In an effort to keep Smith in the lineup despite a crowded blue-line, Quinn dressed him as a forward several times throughout the season. Smith grew up in the Mimico neighbourhood of Etobicoke, Ontario with his parents Deidre and Lester and his two brothers and Reilly; the three all played minor hockey in Mimico with the Faustina Sports Club all played for the St. Michael's Buzzers minor juniors.
He faced his brother Reilly in the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs when his Red Wings faced Reilly's Boston Bruins. Smith and his wife Samantha gave birth to their first child, a son, in June 2018. Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database