Insane Championship Wrestling
Insane Championship Wrestling is a Scottish wrestling promotion based in Glasgow, founded by Mark Dallas in 2006. The promotion mixes elements of traditional Sports Entertainment with Hardcore wrestling, thus attendances at events are restricted to those aged over 18-years-old; some performers incorporate zany gimmicks and play up Scottish stereotypes such as references to Irn-Bru. The company began expanding across the UK, it was featured in a Vice Magazine documentary in 2012 and BBC documentary in 2014; the promotion was named UK Promotion of the Year by Fighting Spirit Magazine in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2018. ICW aired on cable television station MyChannel across Europe. ICW records and releases the majority of their shows on limited edition DVD as well as producing series of their own YouTube show, ICW Worldwide. In 2015, ICW launched their On Demand service, which has become the company's primary source of distribution of content. Mark Dallas founded the promotion while living with his girlfriend in Glasgow's Red Road Flats in 2006.
After attending wrestling training to learn the business from the inside, he ran his first shows at Maryhill Community Centre. Drew Galloway was crowned the company's inaugural Heavyweight Champion on 15 October 2006 after defeating Darkside and Allan Grogan in a three-way match at ICW: Fear & Loathing. Galloway held the title until 22 July 2007. After an 2-year hiatus, ICW returned on 9 May 2009 with ICW: Fear & Loathing, after another brief hiatus, the company began running shows every other month beginning with ICW: Payback on 28 February 2010. On 5 June 2010, ICW: Menace 2 Society, a new ICW Heavyweight Champion was crowned for the first time in over three years as BT Gunn won the vacant title in a 4-way match against Wolfgang, Liam Thomson and Johnny Moss; the event kicked off a tournament for a secondary title, the ICW Zero-G Championship. Another title change occurred on 4 September 2010 at ICW: Dazed and Confused when moments after defeating Red Lightning, BT Gunn was challenged by James Scott who won the match and joined the villainous Gold Label faction.
ICW: Fear & Loathing 3 signaled ICW's first venture into Glasgow City Center with the event taking place at Apollo 23 nightclub on 21 November 2010. The finals of the Zero-G Championship Tournament took place with Noam Dar defeating Andy Wild and Rob Cage in a four-way elimination match; the Zero-G Championship was dropped by Dar to Lionheart at ICW: Summerbam on 14 August 2011 before winning the title back at ICW: Fear & Loathing 4 on 23 November. 2012 saw the introduction of a new event on 22 January, Square Go!. This event was headlined by an over-the-top-rope battle royal granting the winner a shot at the ICW Heavyweight Championship at a time of their choosing. ICW's next event, ICW: Smells like Teen Spirit, took place in Glasgow; the beginning of the year saw ICW gain TV exposure through MyChannel, although their tenure on the station was short-lived as they were removed from programming after one of their shows was shown at an inappropriate time. During the summer, the ICW Tag Team Championship was introduced and, after a series of elimination matches, STI defeated The Bucky Boys for the titles at ICW: Hadouken!.
After the airing of an in-house mockumentary and his prominent role in the Vice documentary, Grado became prominent in the promotion of ICW. At the 2nd Annual Square Go!, Mikey Whiplash secured his opportunity at the Heavyweight Championship while ICW ventured out of Glasgow for the first time with a show at Studio 24 in Edinburgh. In Edinburgh at ICW: Tramspotting, qualifying matches would begin for the new ICW Fierce Females Championship; the Tag Team Championship changed hands for the first time with STI losing their titles to The Bucky Boys in a ladder match at ICW: Get To Da Choppa. At ICW: Reservoir Dogs, ICW announced that they were being filmed as the subject of a BBC documentary. On 7 February 2015, the ICW Heavyweight Championship was renamed the ICW World Heavyweight Championship following title defenses in England and the United States by Drew Galloway. On 27 February 2016, ICW had their first show in Ireland named The Big Elbowski, where Big Damo defeated Chris Renfrew for the ICW World Heavyweight Championship.
On 5 November 2017, on a Road to Fear and Loathing X tour show in Cardiff, Triple H and WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne made a special guest appearance. On 12 September 2018, the ICW Women's Championship was renamed the ICW Women's World Championship, after then-champion Viper defended the title in a number of countries around the globe; the promotion books most of its events in Glasgow with occasional events in Edinburgh. As the company grows, it has expanded to the rest of the UK, having held events in London and Newcastle with shows in Liverpool and Birmingham booked in the future as part of a working relationship with O2 Academy venues. ICW runs Studio 24 in Edinburgh as well as ABC Glasgow; as Fear & Loathing got bigger, ICW went on to host events at SEC Centre, in 2016 held the biggest event in European wrestling history in Glasgow’s SSE Hydro with over 6000 attendees. Fear & Loathing would be held at the SSE Hydro in the two years following, featuring the likes of Rey Mysterio, Rob Van Dam, Noam Dar & James Storm.
In July 2018 after a recent fire that caused damage to O2 ABC Glasgow, ICW had to reschedule their 2 day summer event Shugs Hoose Party 5 to Glasgow’s O2 Academy for the first time ever. In February 2019, ICW announced the first ever'King Of Hawners' tournament, taking place on the 26th & 27th May, with 8 trios teams competing in the inaugural t
Foster and Partners
Foster + Partners is a British international studio for architecture and integrated design, with headquarters in London. The practice is led by its founder and chairman, Norman Foster, has constructed many high-profile glass-and-steel buildings. Established by Norman Foster as Foster Associates in 1967 shortly after leaving Team 4, the firm was renamed Sir Norman Foster and Partners Ltd in 1992 and shortened to Foster & Partners Ltd in 1999 to more reflect the influence of the other lead architects. In 2007 the private equity company 3i took a stake in the practice; this was bought back by the practice in June 2014 to become wholly owned by the 140 partners. Major projects, by year of completion and ordered by type, are: More London, London, UK Duisburg Inner Harbour, Germany Trafalgar Square Redevelopment, London, UK Quartermile, Scotland Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, UAE West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong Thames Hub, UK Central Square, Cardiff, UK Amaravati, India The Tulip,London,UK Millau Viaduct, the highest road bridge in the world Western Årsta Bridge, Årstabroarna, Sweden Millennium Bridge in London Reichstag building redevelopment in Berlin London City Hall New Supreme Court Building, Singapore Palace of Peace and Reconciliation in Astana, Kazakhstan Buenos Aires City Hall, Buenos Aires, Argentina Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK Clyde Auditorium, part of the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre complex, Glasgow Sackler Galleries, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK Carré d'Art, Nîmes, France American Air Museum, Imperial War Museum Duxford, UK – Stirling Prize Redevelopment of the Queen Elizabeth II Great Court of the British Museum The Sage Gateshead, England The Zénith, Zénith de Saint-Étienne, Saint-Étienne, France The Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian Institution, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.
C. Winspear Opera House, Dallas Art of the Americas Wing, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center, Kazakhstan Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York City Extension to Lenbachhaus art museum, Munich The SSE Hydro, Scotland Kings Norton Library, Cranfield University, UK Faculty of Law, Cambridge, UK Faculty of Management, The Robert Gordon University, UK Imperial College School of Medicine, Sir Alexander Flemming Building, London, UK Center for Clinical Science Research, Stanford University Stanford, California, USA British Library of Political and Economic Science, London School of Economics, London, UK Imperial College London, Flowers Building London, UK Faculty of Social Studies, University of Oxford, UK James H. Clark Center, California, USA Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Perak, Malaysia Tanaka Business School, as of 2008 renamed the Imperial College Business School, London Free University of Berlin Berlin, Germany Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Canada Library, California State University Channel Islands, California, USA Yale School of Management, new campus, New Haven, USA Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE China Resources University, Shenzhen Wembley Stadium reconstruction Lusail Iconic Stadium, Qatar Stansted Airport, UK Metro Bilbao, Spain – Line 2 Hong Kong International Airport, Chek Lap Kok in Hong Kong Canary Wharf Underground Station, London, UK Expo MRT Station, Singapore Dresden Central Station Redevelopment, Germany Beijing Capital International Airport London Heathrow Airport East Terminal Spaceport America, New Mexico Four railway stations for the Haramain High Speed Rail Project, Saudi Arabia Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, Hong Kong New Mexico City International Airport Slussen, re-development and masterplan of a major transportation hub in central Stockholm Queen Alia International Airport, Jordan Thames Hub, UK Thames Hub Airport, UK Ocean Terminal extension, Hong Kong York University station – TYSSE, Ontario/Toronto, Fred.
Olsen Lines terminal, London Docklands Willis Building, UK HSBC Tower, Hong Kong Commerzbank Tower in Frankfurt, Germany Citigroup Centre, London, UK HSBC HQ, 8 Canada Square, London, UK Gherkin/30 St Mary Axe, London – Swiss Re headquarters – Stirling Prize McLaren Technology Centre, base for the McLaren Formula One team and McLaren Group Deutsche Bank Place, Australia Hearst Tower, New York City Willis Building London, UK Caja Madrid, Spain Apple Park in Cupertino, California Bloomberg London European HQ, UK – Stirling Prize 425 Park Avenue, New York, New York The Great Glashouse National Botanic Garden of Wales, Wales, UK Elephant House, Copenhagen Zoo#Foster's Elephant House, Denmark Dolder Grand restoration, Zürich, Switzerland Faustino Winery Bodegas Faustino, Castilla y Leon, Spain ME Hotel, ME by Meliá, London, UK Albion Rive
The O2 Arena
The O2 Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the centre of The O2 entertainment complex on the Greenwich Peninsula in southeast London. The arena was built under the former Millennium Dome, a large dome shaped building built to house an exhibition celebrating the turn of the third millennium; the arena, as well as the total O2 complex, is named after its primary sponsor, the telecommunications company O2. The O2 Arena has the second highest seating capacity of any indoor venue in the United Kingdom, behind the Manchester Arena, but took the crown of the world's busiest music arena from New York City's Madison Square Garden in 2008; the closest underground station to the venue is the North Greenwich station on the Jubilee line. Following the closure of the Millennium Experience at the end of 2000, the Millennium Dome was leased to Meridian Delta Ltd. in December 2001, for redevelopment as an entertainment complex. This included plans for an indoor arena. Construction of the arena started in 2003, finished in 2007.
After the interior of the dome had been cleared and before building work inside began, in December 2004, the dome was used as the main venue for the annual Crisis Open Christmas organised by the London based homelessness charity Crisis. Owing to the impossibility of using cranes inside the dome structure, the arena's roof was constructed on the ground within the dome and lifted; the arena building, which houses the arena and the arena concourse, is independent from all other buildings in the O2 and houses all the arena's facilities. The arena building itself takes up 40% of the total dome structure; the seating arrangement throughout the whole arena similar to the Manchester Arena. The ground surface can be changed between ice rink, basketball court, exhibition space, conference venue, private hire venue and concert venue; the arena was built to reduce a common problem among London music venues. On 21 July 2007, British rock band Keane played the arena as part of their Under the Iron Sea Tour, the performance was released as their Keane Live DVD.
From 2008, the O2 Arena has hosted Capital's Jingle Bell Ball, an annual minifestival held over two nights in early December. Since 2009, the arena has hosted the prestigious ATP World Tour Finals, the season ending finale of men's professional tennis, featuring the top eight players in the world. In 2015 it was announced that the tournament would extend its deal to hold the tournament until 2018; the venue has hosted the event for the second longest tenure, behind only Madison Square Garden. During the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, the venue was referred as the North Greenwich Arena due to Olympics regulations regarding corporate sponsorship of event sites. Ariana Grande was scheduled to perform on 25 and 26 May 2017 as part of her Dangerous Woman Tour, but the event was cancelled after the Manchester Arena bombing on 22 May; the event was not rescheduled. Since March 2013, the arena has hosted C2C: Country to Country, Europe's largest country music festival, which annually attracts over 20,000 fans.
UK and Irish acts as well as up-and-coming American acts perform sets several times across various pop-up stages in and around the arena, with the main stage accessible only to ticket holders. The seventh C2C was held on 8–10 March 2019. Despite being open for only 200 days per year, the venue sold over 1.2 million tickets in 2007, making it the third most popular venue in the world for concerts and family shows, narrowly behind the Manchester Arena and Madison Square Garden in New York City. As of 2018, the O2 Arena was still the busiest music arena in the world in terms of ticket sales. 2016 Pollstar International Venue of the Year 2016 Billboard Touring Awards: Top Arena 2016 The London Venue Awards: Best Music Venue 2016 The Drum UK Event Awards: Large Venue of the Year 2017 Pollstar International Venue of the Year The O2 Millennium Dome Live at the O2 Arena List of tennis stadiums by capacity Official website London 2012 Olympics profile
Finnieston is an area of Glasgow, situated on the north bank of the River Clyde between the city's West End and the city centre. Finnieston is home to the SECC and SSE Hydro, where many musical concerts, sporting events and conferences are held, it is the location of Glasgow City Heliport, home base of both the Police Scotland air support unit and the Scottish Ambulance Service "Helimed 5". The village of Finnieston was established in 1768 on the lands of Stobcross by Matthew Orr, the owner of Stobcross House. Orr named the new village "Finnieston" in honour of the Reverend John Finnie, his tutor; the area has had a significant change in land-use since deindustrialisation. Finnieston was an area of warehouses and docks — the film Deathwatch, used this aspect extensively in location shots. Today Finnieston has been promoted and built up as a modern residential and leisure area, mirroring Shoreditch in Greater London. To this end many new bars and restaurants have been established. There is modern housing, retail and arts & culture developments.
Finnieston Street is a major junction on the Clydeside Expressway, on 18 September 2006, was augmented with the addition of the Clyde Arc over the River Clyde. In 2016, Finnieston ranked first in The Times list'20 Hippest Places to Live in Britain' and The Herald claimed it the'Hippest Place in Britain'. Exhibition Centre railway station, on the Argyle Line, was known as Stobcross station. Built by the Glasgow Central Railway and opened in 1894, it was closed in 1955; when it was reopened in 1979 it was called'Finnieston' until it was given its current name in 1986. A separate Finnieston railway station of the Glasgow City and District Railway was opened in 1886 but is now disused. However, the line is still in use as part of the North Clyde Line; the Corunna Bowling Club located on A-Listed St Vincent Crescent has been a key feature of the area since 1850. The Clyde Arc over the River Clyde sits to the south of Finnieston; the SECC, where many musical concerts and important conferences are held, is located in Finnieston.
The SSE Hydro opened in 2013 next to the SECC and welcomed over 1 million visitors per year to the venue and surrounding area. In 2016 the SSE Hydro boasted the title as 8th largest venue in the world. Danny McGrain, footballer Sharleen Spiteri, recording artist and songwriter The Glasgow Harbour Tunnels
Land reclamation known as reclamation, known as land fill, is the process of creating new land from oceans, riverbeds, or lake beds. The land reclaimed is known as reclamation land fill. In a number of other jurisdictions, including parts of the United States, the term "reclamation" can refer to returning disturbed lands to an improved state. In Alberta, for example, reclamation is defined by the provincial government as "The process of reconverting disturbed land to its former or other productive uses." In Oceania it is referred to as land rehabilitation. Land reclamation can be achieved with a number of different methods; the most simple method involves filling the area with large amounts of heavy rock and/or cement filling with clay and dirt until the desired height is reached. The process is called "infilling" and the material used to fill the space is called "infill". Draining of submerged wetlands is used to reclaim land for agricultural use. Deep cement mixing is used in situations in which the material displaced by either dredging or draining may be contaminated and hence needs to be contained.
Land dredging is another method of land reclamation. It is the removal of sediments and debris from the bottom of a body of water, it is used for maintaining reclaimed land masses as sedimentation, a natural process, fills channels and harbors naturally. Instances where the creation of new land was for the need of human activities. Notable examples include: Some of the coastlines of Saadiyat Island, in the UAE. Used for commercial purposes. Much of the coastlines of Mumbai, India, it took over 150 years to join the original Seven Islands of Bombay. These seven islands were lush, thickly wooded, dotted with 22 hills, with the Arabian Sea washing through them at high tide; the original Isle of Bombay was only 24 km long and 4 km wide from Dongri to Malabar Hill and the other six were Colaba, Old Woman's Island, Parel and Mazgaon.. Much of the coastlines of Mainland China, Hong Kong, North Korea and South Korea, it is estimated. Inland lowlands in the Yangtze valley, including the areas of important cities like Shanghai and Wuhan.
Much of the coastline of Karachi, Pakistan. The shore of Jakarta Bay. Land is reclaimed to create new housing areas and real estate properties, for the expanding city of Jakarta. So far, the largest reclamation project in the city is the creation of "Golf Island", still ongoing. A part of the Hamad International Airport in Qatar, around 36 square kilometres; the entire island of The Pearl-Qatar situated in Qatar. Haikou Bay, Hainan Province, where the west side of Haidian Island is being extended, off the coast of Haikou City, where new land for a marina is being created; the Cotai Strip in Macau, where most of the major casinos are located Nagoya Centrair Airport, Japan Incheon International Airport, Korea Beirut Central District, Lebanon The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen The shore of Manila Bay in the Philippines along Metro Manila, has attracted major developments such as the Mall of Asia Complex, Entertainment City and the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex. The city-state of Singapore, where land is in short supply, is famous for its efforts on land reclamation.
The Palm Islands, The World and hotel Burj al-Arab off Dubai in the United Arab Emirates The Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Hulhumalé Island, Maldives, it is one of the six divisions of Malé City. Giant Sea Wall Jakarta Colombo International Financial City, Sri Lanka Airport of Nice, France Large parts of the Netherlands Almost half of the microstate of Monaco Parts of Dublin, Ireland Most of Belfast Harbour and areas of Belfast, Northern Ireland Parts of Saint Petersburg, such as the Marine Facade Helsinki Barceloneta area, Barcelona, in Spain The port of Zeebrugge in Belgium The southwestern residential area in Brest, Belarus Majority of left-bank and some right-bank residential areas of Kiev were built on a reclaimed fens and floodplains of the Dnieper river. Most of Fontvieille, Monaco Parts surrounding Port Hercules in La Condamine, Monaco The airport peninsula, the industrial area of Cornigliano, the PSA container terminal and other parts of the port in Genoa, Italy The Fens in East Anglia Venice, Italy Rione Orsini, part of Borgo Santa Lucia, Naples A big part of Kavala, city in Greece Fucine Lake, ItalyWaterfront Centre, Jersey The Foreshore in Cape Town The Hassan II Mosque in Morocco is built on reclaimed land.
The Eko Atlantic in Lagos, Nigeria. Large parts of Rio de Janeiro, most notably several blocks in the new docks area, the entire Flamengo Park and the neighborhood of Urca Parts of Florianópolis. Parts of New Orleans Parts of Montevideo, Rambla Sur and several projects still going on in Montevideo's Bay. Much of the urbanized area adjacent to San Francisco Bay, including most of San Francisco's waterfront and Financial District, San Francisco International Airport, the Port of Oakland, large portions of the city of Alameda has been reclaimed from the bay. Mexico City. Parts of Panama City urban and street development are based on reclaimed land, using material extracted from Panama Canal excavations; the Chicago shoreline The Northwestern University Lakefill, part of the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois Back Bay, Massachusetts Battery Park City, Ma
Arena Birmingham is an indoor sporting and entertainment venue in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The Arena, owned by parent company, the NEC Group, is situated in central Birmingham; when it was opened in 1991, it was the largest indoor arena in the UK. The arena hosts a variety of events including business conferences and exhibitions, it has a capacity of up to 15,800 using temporary seating configurations. The NIA was opened on 4 October 1991 by the athlete Linford Christie; the arena was renamed after it underwent an extensive renovation, completed at the end of 2014. Michael Bublé opened the renovated arena on 2 December 2014; the arena is located alongside the Birmingham Canal Navigations Main Line's Old Turn Junction and opposite the National Sea Life Centre in Brindleyplace. Close to the arena is The ICC, owned by the NEC Group. In 2012 plans to refurbish and renovate the NIA were approved by Birmingham City Council; the plans included creating a showpiece entrance from the canal-side, three "sky needle" light sculptures, a new glazed facade fronting the canal and new pre-show hospitality elements.
The design was by the architecture firm Broadway Malyan and the building contract was awarded to Royal BAM Group in 2013 with an projected finishing date of Winter 2014. The £26 million redevelopment began in June 2013; the redeveloped arena was opened with a performance by singer Michael Bublé on 2 December 2014. It was renamed the "Barclaycard Arena" in November 2014 after Barclaycard won the naming rights for five years, but in May 2016 it was announced that the naming deal would end early, from September 2017 it would be named Arena Birmingham; the arena has been used for several major events in the past, including counting no less than eight constituencies in the hall for the 1992 general election. Gladiators was recorded at the arena from 1992 to 1999 1993 IBF World Championships 1995 Netball World Championships 1998 Eurovision Song Contest 1999 World Judo Championships On Saturday 2 October 1999, it played host to WWF Rebellion 1999 Between Friday 14 March to Sunday 16 March 2003, it played host to the 2003 IAAF World Indoor Championships.
Great Britain Davis Cup tennis matches BBL Cup and BBL Finals Weekend matches The British games company Games Workshop used the arena to stage their Games Day and Golden Demon events until 2003, when they moved to the larger National Exhibition Centre. 2003 IBF World Championships On 9 June 2004, Irish vocal pop band Westlife held a concert for their Turnaround Tour supporting their album Turnaround. Toy Story On Ice 2007 European Athletics Indoor Championships. Tina Turner performed as part of her Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour on 7 and 8 April 2009. Michael Flatley's Stage Show, Celtic Tiger – DVD recording 2010 European Men's Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2010 European Women's Artistic Gymnastics Championships It has played host to three BAMMA events. BAMMA 4 on Saturday 25 September 2010, BAMMA 7 on Saturday 10 September 2011 and BAMMA 9 on Saturday 24 March 2012. Between Wednesday 7 and Saturday 17 July 2010, it played host to the 2010 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship. 2011 Trampoline World Championships Total Nonstop Action Joker's Wild II pay per view taping on 2 February 2014.
Linkin Park performed here as part of the One More Light Tour on 6 July 2017. This was the band's last performance of the European leg, as the remaining show in Manchester were cancelled due to a bombing at the Manchester Arena, where the band was supposed to perform, it was the final performance of lead singer Chester Bennington before his death on 20 July 2017. Celine Dion performed as part of her Celine Dion Live 2017 tour on 27 July 2017 and 3 August 2017, her first UK tour in nine years. She is the highest grossing performer for the venue so far during 2017. 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships 2019 Grace Petrie performs, supporting Frank Turner Parent company The NEC Group owns and operates the ICC Birmingham in central Birmingham, the National Exhibition Centre and Resorts World Arena, based on The NEC site in nearby Solihull. Official website Construction of the Arena's Roof