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The Starmer-Savile swab is indeed a swab

You don't have to be a Labor loyalist to say that Starmer wasn't lenient on sex crimes - but neither is it a rumor of sinister, far-right origins: it has emerged from the mainstream media, despite their current contrived outrage, explains SOLOMON HUGHES (Author: Gardener)

LaborFRENCH AUTHOR George Perec wrote the novel A Void, which does not contain a single letter "e" in any of its 290 pages. I bring up A Void now because the extended absurdity of writing a novel without the letter 'e' reminds me of a bizarre void in British journalism. A Void is quite impressive and fun to read, but it's also kind of annoying because all the characters keep saying things like, "One thing I can't pinpoint is missing from our linguistics" - and your mind keeps saying, " Yes! Boris Johnson was in a corner and as a Tory in a corner he spat out venom the way snakes and Tories do: Boris' venom was the smear that Starmer, when he was Director of Public Prosecutions, "spent most of his time swabbing journalists prosecuting and failure to prosecute Jimmy Savile. As many in the press have noted, this "Starmer: Friend of Sex Offenders" conspiracy theory is loved by the far right. But there was also a strong feeling in the media that this smut somehow came from the “darker corners of the internet”. It was "Trumpian" because it was like Donald Trump toying with outlandish QAnon conspiracy theories. As the Guardian said: "Up until Johnson's attack on Prime Minister's Questions just over a week ago, the false claims about Starmer ... had had relatively limited dissemination among far-right groups on the lightly regulated social network Telegram." They even had an expert, who substantiated this claim, who reported: "Adam Hadley, CEO of Tech Against Terrorism, said he was wondering 'how Number Ten's team got it in the first place' because, as he said, it was 'quite a problem.' Niche conspiracy theory being propagated by far-right conspiracy theorists and extremists on Telegram.'” But there's no reason to fish in Telegram, a largely unmoderated messaging app often favored by the far-right. Express columnist Ross Clark wrote an early hit article about Starmer in 2020, repeating all of these arguments. Clark's column, which can still be found on the Express website, is about 'Why Sir Keir Starmer would be a total disaster for Labour'. Repeating Johnson's attack, Clark says there must be "rejoicing" in Downing Street that Labor have elected a "soaking wet London Liberal as their leader," especially since "under his leadership the CPS failed to indict serial rapist John Worboys for 75 of his alleged crimes... It was also Sir Keir Starmer's CPS who, despite evidence of his offence, failed to prosecute Sir Jimmy Savile. Clark tested Tory attacking lines for either the next election or if the party runs into trouble - which turns out to be right now. Worboys - the very dangerous "Black Cab rapist" - and Savile are likely to return in rumor and slander as an election approaches. These lines of attack were developed back in 2018 by right-wing defamation website Guido Fawkes, which dubbed the "Litany of Errors" as DPP. Guido Fawkes should be seen as a disreputable far-right side but is taken very seriously by both the media and the Tory party. The Guido Fawkes website also developed some of the totally false or misleading smear stories about Jeremy Corbyn that were later picked up by the national media, the Tory party and the Labor right. The completely false story that Corbyn had a Stasi file from his motorcycle tour of the German Democratic Republic (he had no files and hadn't traveled through East Germany) or the bizarre story that Corbyn was somehow anti-Semitic for attending a Jewish ceremony with the radical Jewish group Jewdas (the smear was based on concealing Jewdas as a Jewish group), both by Guido Fawkes. Guido Fawkes' sordid dossier on Starmer also highlighted slanders about Starmer's DPP, which decided "not to prosecute John Worboys on 75 counts of sexual assault" and "failed to build a case against Jimmy Savile and was forced to quit." apologize after being damned by a report of the failures. ” Guido Fawkes has been pushing the Worboys story hard for some time. Incidentally, I understand why a small number of leftists are so angry at Starmer's quick, seedy about-face from soft leftist promises to very rightist positions that they are tempted to support the Starmer-Savile argument to some extent. But Starmer-Savile is a smear on two interconnected levels. First, Starmer was not directly involved in the decision not to prosecute Savile. Second, Starmer ran the DPP in more or less conventional ways, and all mainstream organizations, including the DPP and the BBC, found Savile difficult to prosecute because of their bias against the rich and powerful and against women, especially those with less money or social position. Starmer didn't make the DPP that way and made some small efforts to improve it. But the smear isn't that the establishment is biased against those in power, it's that because Starmer is a "liberal London lawyer" he went out of his way to protect Savile because "do-gooders" are soft on sex crimes and Perverse: It's a smear that always goes to the right. The dirt does not come “from the dark corners of the internet” but directly from the national media. Second, any admission of this would lead to questions about the most absurd and egregious slander and lies we have seen in the Corbyn-centric media for some time. So instead of facing the truth, the media becomes a bit like Count Dracula, who is acutely aware of other people's every move but is so dark at heart that he can't see himself in the mirror.

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Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens fight their way to the title match

WWE Raw scores, grades as Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens battle it out in a huge title match, Logan Paul attacks Rey Mysterio and more. (Author: Gardener)

Seth RollinsWWE Superstars Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens earned a shot at the Raw Tag Team Championships after a great Monday night Main Event. This week's show ended with the duo enjoying a massive win over Randy Orton and Riddle as they will now join RK-Bro themselves in a triple threat with challengers Alpha Academy for the gold. Earlier in the night, KO and the Visionary played up their chance, noting that if they win the titles in two weeks, they could defend them at WrestleMania 38 - or even face SmackDown Champions The Usos. In a nice move, Owens kept firing in Dallas, Texas amid rumors of a huge dream match with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. They'll face tough challengers, however, with Alpha Academy gaining some momentum in the opening match of the night as Chad Gable and Otis defeat The Street Profits together. All four men did a good job while Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins continue to make an exciting duo, but it's true that Alpha Academy took the win here. They've already earned a title fight against RK-Bro after a string of recent academic challenges, but they won't get a direct tag match against Owens and Rollins has been included in the fight. The latter pair did so in a fantastic main event against Riddle and Orton, each contributing to an exciting fight that ended with a turnbuckle bomb, stunner, and stomp in quick succession being enough to knock out the Original Bro for a three count. The show began with newly-crowned WWE Champion Brock Lesnar coming out to celebrate his big win at Elimination Chamber over the weekend, in which he dominated AJ Styles, Riddle, Seth Rollins and Austin Theory to victory after Bobby Lashley mid was removed in the match to injuries. The Beast was quickly interrupted by Paul Heyman, who set up Roman Reigns ahead of the pair's title-versus-title match at WrestleMania 38 while revealing that Lesnar would be defending his title at the Garden next month. Tommaso Ciampa later teamed with a returning Finn Balor to defeat the Dirty Dawgs, continuing Ciampa's NXT 2.0 feud with Dolph Ziggler. It was a great match and it's wonderful to see the former NXT champ getting some attention on the red mark while he and the Raw veteran remain at odds. On this week's episode of Miz TV, the host railed against Rey Mysterio and his win at Elimination Chamber, which came after his son Dominik got involved. After some back-and-forth with the father/son duo at the mic, Miz teased his new tag team partner - brilliantly calling him "dashy" and a member of a struggling family, in reference to Cody Rhodes - before rolling out Logan Paul. with the villains beating the fan favorites to stand tall with a massive match set for WrestleMania 38. In a similarly short - but very hilarious - match, Damian Priest beat Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match before issuing an open challenge for his United State Championship, which Finn Balor planned to accept for next week. The champion stayed on commenting as Belair defeated Doudrop in another strong match between the two, showing off her incredible strength with the K. Edge came out to give WrestleMania an open challenge and adroitly recalled his memories of The Show of Shows as referring to AJ Styles, Cody Rhodes and Damian Priest when he challenged someone to step up. The Phenomenal One has made no secret of his desire to take on the Rated R superstar, and the idea of ​​Styles and Edge clashing is a dream match for fans.

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CaratLane, India's leading omnichannel jewelry brand, continues its growth momentum into the holiday season

Read more about CaratLane, India's leading omnichannel jewelry brand, continues its growth momentum this holiday season on Business Standard. MUMBAI (Maharashtra) [India], Feb. 14 (ANI/BusinessWire India) -- CaratLane, India's leading omnichannel direct-to-consumer jewelry brand, posted 447 Cr. Rs best quarterly sales ever. (Author: Gardener)

IndiaYou are here: Home » Partner Content » Press Releases ANI » News Sponsored Content is a "paid" distribution agreement for press releases. Purely a commercial arrangement, brands and advertisers pay to be featured and publish this content. The Business Standard editorial/content team did not contribute to the writing/editing of this article. CaratLane, India's leading omni-channel jewelry brand, continues its growth momentum into the festive season. Revenue growth will be driven by improving marketing efficiencies, leveraging omni-channel distribution network and strong product launches. Improving consumer sentiment, lifting of Covid lockdown measures and greater consumer intent to spend due to robust savings due to a lack of options in other categories such as travel and food were just some of the external tailwinds. The company continued to attract clients throughout its biggest season of the year, with an emphasis on new collection launches and new category additions. CaratLane's digital platforms were a key driver, allowing customers to discover great products online and then helping them find the best buying channel for themselves (online, CL Live, Try at Home or stores). Tier 2 cities are fast becoming a strong market for CaratLane. Existing customers in these cities also keep returning to CaratLane due to the lack of other options for everyday jewelry. Two important customer segments for CaratLane are self-buyers and gift buyers. Giving gifts is also a big reason for existing customers to shop more often. During the quarter, CL Live saw strong growth of 85 percent, while the TAH channel posted 35 percent growth. With a new warehouse, delivery times for US customers have been reduced to 3 days. Mithun Sacheti, Founder and Managing Director of CaratLane commented: “Strong brand strength, superior product mix, low customer acquisition costs and efficient operations, together with operational leverage, resulted in an EBIT margin of 7.5 percent in Q3 22. We are Proud that over the last 12 years we have painstakingly built this profitable growing brand, a rarity among all B2C startups Q4 FY22, Mithun added: “Despite the impact of wave 3 of Covid, we have a fairly positive outlook for Q4 FY22. However, with the easing of restrictions across the country, we ended January on a good note and with the arrival of 2 key selling periods in the quarter, Valentine's Day in February and Women's Day in March, we remain bullish.” This story is provided by BusinessWire India. Business Standard has endeavored to provide timely information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have broader political and economic implications for the country and the world. Even during these trying times resulting from Covid-19, we remain committed to keeping you informed and informed with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on timely and relevant issues. As we fight the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more so that we can continue to bring you higher quality content. Our subscription model has had an encouraging response from many of you who have subscribed to our online content. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practice the journalism we are dedicated to. Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard. MUMBAI (Maharashtra) [India], Feb. 14 (ANI/BusinessWire India) -- CaratLane, India's leading omnichannel direct-to-consumer jewelry brand, posted 447 Cr. Rs best quarterly sales ever. MUMBAI (Maharashtra) [India], Feb. 14 (ANI/BusinessWire India) -- CaratLane, India's leading omnichannel direct-to-consumer jewelry brand, posted 447 Cr. Rs best quarterly sales ever. on the back of strong growth momentum seen around the holiday season. on the back of strong growth momentum seen around the holiday season. CaratLane also recorded the highest EBIT margin of 8 percent in the quarter. CaratLane also recorded the highest EBIT margin of 8 percent in the quarter. Revenue growth will be driven by improving marketing efficiencies, leveraging omnichannel distribution network and strong product launches. Improving consumer sentiment, the lifting of Covid lockdown measures, and greater consumer intent to spend on robust savings from a lack of options in other categories such as travel and food were just a few of the external tailwinds. The company continued to attract customers throughout the biggest season of the year, with a focus on launching new collections and adding new categories. CaratLane's digital platforms were a key driver, allowing customers to discover great products online and then helping the customer find the best buying channel for themselves (online, CL Live, Try at Home or Stores). Tier 2 cities are fast becoming a strong market for CaratLane. From increased browsing to higher intent users and conversions, these markets have become a focus for the brand. From increased browsing to higher intent users and conversions, these markets have become a focus for the brand. In these cities, too, existing customers keep coming back to CaratLane because there is a lack of other options for everyday jewelry. Two important customer segments for CaratLane are self-buyers and gift buyers. While both of these segments saw strong growth during the quarter, the holiday and wedding season played a big role in driving more customers to choose gifts. While both of these segments saw strong growth during the quarter, the holiday and wedding season played a big role in driving more customers to choose gifts. Giving presents is also an important reason for existing customers to shop more often. During the quarter, CL Live saw strong growth of 85 percent, while the TAH channel posted 35 percent growth. The company added 6 new stores during the quarter for a net increase of 7,851 sqm. The Company added 6 new stores during the quarter for a net increase of 7,851 sqm as part of the overall strategy to capitalize on the major opportunity in small format stores in underpenetrated and underserved markets across India in cities big and small. as part of the overall strategy to capitalize on the major opportunity in small format stores in underpenetrated and underserved markets across India in cities big and small. Existing stores continued to see strong traction with 56 percent like-to-like growth for the quarter. Existing stores continued to see strong traction with 56 percent like-to-like growth for the quarter. CaratLane's new US website went live in Q3. CaratLane's new US website went live in Q3. With a new warehouse, delivery times for US customers have been reduced to 3 days. Mithun Sacheti, Founder and Managing Director of CaratLane commented: “Strong brand strength, superior product mix, low customer acquisition costs and efficient operations combined with operational leverage resulted in an EBIT margin of 7.5 percent in Q3 22 We are Proud that over the last 12 years we have painstakingly built this profitable growing brand, a rarity among all B2C startups." On the FY22 fourth quarter outlook, Mithun added: "Despite the impact of Covid wave 3 We have a fairly positive outlook for the fourth quarter of fiscal 22. The varying levels of lockdown restrictions in different cities have impacted us in January, particularly in our stores and businesses, especially over weekends which would otherwise be very busy for us.The varying levels of lockdown restrictions in different cities have in January on impacted us, particularly in our stores and even more so on weekends that would otherwise be busy for us Restrictions across the country we ended January on a positive note and the quarter ahead with two key selling periods, Valentine's Day in February and Women's Day in March , we remain optimistic." This story is provided by BusinessWire India. ANI is in no way responsible for the content of this article. ANI is in no way responsible for the content of this article. (ANI/BusinessWire India) (ANI/BusinessWire India)

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Edge returns to WWE Raw and releases Open Challenge for WrestleMania 38

The Hall of Famer gives the gauntlet to someone who levels up, "lives forever" and fights them. (Author: Gardener)

WWE RawThe Hall of Famer gives the gauntlet to someone who levels up, "lives forever" and fights them. The Hall of Famer gives the gauntlet to someone who levels up, "lives forever" and fights them. Edge returned to Raw Monday night for the first time since Royal Rumble, and presented WrestleMania 38 with an unusual challenge. Edge said he needed WrestleMania, but Mania needed him too. Edge then challenged the dressing room, urging someone - anyone - to come forward and fight him at Mania. The rumor mill has brought up AJ Styles and Austin Theory as potential opponents for Edge. Both would be interesting for different reasons as AJ/Edge would be sort of a fantasy booking and Theory would be the proverbial climber challenging a legend. But then there's Edge's choice of words, which says that whoever fights him "will live forever." That catchphrase has been used by Damian Priest for quite a while, and coincidentally, the US Champion ran a Monday night promo specifically asking for "champion-caliber" opponents because it's WrestleMania season. These two promos, combined with a brief backstage encounter between Edge and Priest a while back, could show where things are headed. Both men issued open challenges on Monday night so it may only be a matter of time before one accepts the other's offer.

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In Search of Italy' acquired by BBC from CNN - Global Bulletin

British broadcaster BBC has acquired Primetime Emmy-winning series Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy from CNN. (Author: Gardener)

CNNThe BBC has acquired the Primetime Emmy-winning series 'Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy' from CNN. The six-part series follows Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as he journeys through Italy to uncover the secrets and delights of the country's regional cuisine. In each episode, Tucci visits a different region or city of Italy and shows viewers how the diversity of Italian cuisine offers a gateway through which to gain insight into Italy's history and culture. The show, produced by CNN and London-based film and television production company RAW, has already been renewed for a second season and will be available on BBC Two and streamer iPlayer from February 27th. Tucci said, "It's been a dream of mine for many years to do this show and it's a great pleasure to do it with CNN and RAW. Jo Lapping, Head of Factual Acquisition, BBC, added: "We are delighted to take viewers on an unforgettable journey through a country known for its incredible food with the amazing Stanley Tucci - it's a brilliantly entertaining and delicious experience viewers we know will enjoy it.” Meanwhile, filming has begun in Belfast on BBC One's six-part drama 'Blue Lights', directed by Declan Lawn and Adam Patterson, authors of 'The Salisbury Poisonings'. The series follows three rookie cops working in Belfast and chances are at least one of them won't last. It is directed by Gilles Bannier ('Trigger Point') and produced by Two Cities Television and produced with support from Northern Ireland Screen as part of their continued partnership with the BBC. Yeon Sang-ho, the South Korean director behind the Train to Busan films and Netflix hit series Hellbound, has signed a deal with Korean game company Smilegate to develop content from Yeon's intellectual property. Other properties can be developed as games, films, series or webcomics. Smilegate, which has been in business for twenty years, produces games for mobile and PC. The distributor All3Media International has besides NRK (Norway), Sýn hf (Iceland), DPG Media (Belgium), Canal Plus Polska (Poland), RTV Slovenija (Slovenia) and Eesti Rahvusringhääling (Estonia). Produced by Caravan and Quicksilver Media for Channel 4, UK and Arte, France, and directed by Colette Camden ("Imagine"), the film explores the origins and growth of the anti-vaccination movement and its impact on the global effort to fight COVID -19 Pandemic. The documentary, which recently won the Association for International Broadcasting award for Investigative Documentary TV and Video, was previously sold to HBO Max for Latin America. Breaking Through The Lens, a non-profit organization focused on measurable actions to provide access to funding for women and non-binary directors in the industry, has now opened submissions for qualified filmmakers to submit feature film projects in need of funding with Ten to ten will be selected and given the opportunity and platform to apply to film investors, distributors and sales agents in Cannes and Toronto. The program is open to female and non-binary directors from around the world with a late-stage feature film project in development. Mandatory fields are a finished screenplay, a producer with feature film experience and a financing plan. WarnerMedia International has appointed Nermin Eroğlu as Executive Producer, working on the development and production of HBO Max originals commissioned and produced in Turkey, reporting to Mia Edde, Executive Director Turkish Content, WarnerMedia International, who is responsible for all in the Turkey commissioned and produced originals is HBO Max. Antony Root, executive vice president and head of original production at WarnerMedia, leads the pan-EMEA original programming team, which commissions and produces originals. Before joining HBO Max, Eroğlu was a producer at Ay Yapim production company and Deputy General Manager, Drama at Kanal D between 2017 and 2019. Indian actor Chandan Roy Sanyal (Busan 2021 selection “Deep6”) makes his writing debut , Director and producer of the psychological comic thriller Suzie Q. Produced by Vibrant Media, Sanjay Kumar Pal, Sanyal and Abhijeet Singh Baghel, co-produced by Krranti Shaanbag, directed and co-written by Sanyal, and with script and dialogue by Juhi Shekhar, the film is slated for release soon.

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Several Cody Rhodes references to WWE RAW this week

At this week's RAW, WWE made several references to Cody Rhodes to begin teasing the former Intercontinental Champion's reported return. (Author: Gardener)

WWE RAWAt this week's RAW, WWE made several references to Cody Rhodes to begin teasing the former Intercontinental Champion's reported return. During The Miz TV segment, The Miz mentioned how he found a "very dashing" tag team partner for his WrestleMania 38 match against Rey & Dominik Mysterio. "I've found a new tag partner for WrestleMania," said The Miz. "Someone I can relate to, someone I can trust, someone from a struggling family. He's very dashing! Later on in RAW, Edge essentially summoned the entire WWE dressing room for the challenge of facing him in the Showcase of Immortals. Edge would point to AJ Styles, US Champion Damian Priest, Cody Rhodes and Finn Balor. You can see the related tweets below. Cody Rhodes did not travel with the WWE Crew to last Saturday's Elimination Chamber Premium live event in Saudi Arabia. However, he was spotted in Florida over the weekend and is expected to begin filming for his upcoming WWE comeback. @EdgeRatedR is ready to create more #WrestleMania magic this year! #WWERaw https://t.co/q7DlF9OCPc The Miz trolls with this "dashing" reference #WWRAW "Someone who comes from a struggling family, a pioneer, someone who is very...FAST!" #WWERaw https:// t.co/GtlTi1DBhR The Easter Eggs I Spotted in Edge's Promo on #WWERaw - Undeniable: Cody Rhodes - Live Forever: Damian Priest [email protected] has thrown down the gauntlet for #WrestleMania. Who will stand up and accept the challenge? #WWERaw https://t.co/jLTbaf7qe4

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Frankie Bridge enjoys the family trip to Legoland with Wayne and his sons

Frankie Bridge enjoyed a fun day out with husband Wayne and their two sons (Author: Gardener)

Frankie BridgeGet exclusive celebrity tours and behind-the-scenes house tours straight to your inbox every day. Get exclusive celebrity tours and behind-the-scenes house tours straight to your inbox every day. The family of four were spotted on a day out at the amusement park, where they could be seen laughing and smiling as they explored the park's attractions. Frankie, 33, and her footballer husband Wayne, 41, share two sons - Parker, eight, and Carter, six. The family of four dressed casually for the outing, with Frankie opting for a gray tracksuit under a long, sleek gray coat. Husband Wayne wore a hoodie and black jeans with a yellow beanie, while children Parker and Carter looked gorgeous in matching green camo jackets and jeans. In one photo, the family can be seen smiling as they stroll through the park together, while in another they can be seen giggling as they try to ride a bumper car. Get the daily newsletter from OK! exclusive celebrity stories and fabulous photoshoots straight to your inbox You and your stylist in the middle of a dressing room makeover. During her time as a contestant on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here, Frankie shared how husband Wayne helped her through one of the darkest times of her life after she was hospitalized with mental health issues. Opening up to roommate Matty Lee, she shared, "I was dating Wayne [Bridge, her husband], I could function at work, but then I came home and I couldn't function. Just cry all the time. I really didn't want to live anymore." When Frankie spoke to Matty about the "tipping point," she admitted that her desire to be a mother drove her to be better. She said: "Because I was with Wayne, I still remember standing in the shower and thinking I love him, we'd talked about marriage and kids and stuff, we had a beautiful home, I had a career , which I had always wanted, but I just knew that I was basically unhappy. "My main reason for wanting to get better was because I knew I wanted kids. “So that was my main reason to want to get better. I was really lucky that Wayne put me in there and could afford to send me. It sucked, but it was great at the same time.” Last month, Frankie celebrated her 33rd birthday in style as she partied with husband Wayne in a daring jumpsuit. Sharing photos with husband Wayne and two friends, Frankie wore a floor-length black dress with a dramatic cut-out detail by House of CB that showed off her enviable figure. The star completed her look with a pair of strappy sandals, dark nail polish and wore her shoulder length hair in a face framing waves while beaming for her photos on Instagram along with family and friends. Frankie captioned the post, "A full heart...Cheer up with chills and embarrassment! For the latest updates on your favorite celebs, subscribe to OK!'s daily Celebrity Newsletter.

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Brock Lesnar geared up to defend his title on March 5th, Logan Paul headed to WrestleMania

WrestleMania begins to coalesce, though Lesnar has a hurdle to clear first (Author: Gardener)

WrestleManiaWWE is officially on the final stretch of the Road to WrestleMania and the map is coming together fast. For Brock Lesnar, that road has at least one more speed bump after Paul Heyman revealed Lesnar will have to defend his title on March 5th. The match that Heyman hopes will ruin Lesnar's chances of a title-versus-title match against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania, against Bobby Lashley or a suitable substitute opponent. One name outside of the WWE world who has punched a ticket to WrestleMania is Logan Paul. The social media star appeared on the show as a guest of The Miz, teaming with Miz Rey and Dominik to challenge Mysterio to a tag match at the biggest event of the year. Opening the show with an in-ring promo, Lesnar walked the ring first to celebrate with fans his status as the newly crowned WWE Champion. Before Lesnar could deliver his message, he was interrupted by Paul Heyman. Heyman told Lesnar that he would not make it to his title-vs-title match against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania because he had to defend his title on March 5 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Heyman also said that Lesnar would face Bobby Lashley and if Lashley didn't clear the concussion protocol, Heyman would make sure there was another challenge coming up. Lesnar said he was already aware of his obligations and then told Heyman he would be in the building on Friday night's SmackDown to watch Heyman and Reigns. WWE in particular has been struggling to sell tickets for the upcoming show at MSG, so adding a Lesnar title match makes sense. This is likely to be the last time Lesnar appears on Raw before WrestleMania. That leaves Raw without a top champion on their show as they build into the biggest event of the year. As promised after losing to Rey Mysterio in Elimination Chamber, The Miz introduced his new tag team partner. After exchanging words with Rey and Dominik Mysterio, Miz welcomed social media star Logan Paul to the ring. Miz threw down a tag team challenge for WrestleMania before he and Paul attacked the Mysterios. The segment ended with Miz hitting Rey with a skull crushing finale and Paul doing the same to Dominik. However, they will do anything to garner a little attention, and WWE loves to put celebrities in WrestleMania matches where they can practice for a month or two and work out a carefully constructed match. Still, Paul looked awkward as he delivered his skull-crushing finale, and his whole vibe is a bit erratic. The Street Profits via pinfall when Otis pinned Montez Ford. The end came when Ford had Otis lifted up for a slam, but Otis' weight was too much, causing Otis to fall into a pin. * Defeated Finn Balor & Tommaso Ciampa. Ciampa called in Balor as an NXT veteran to support him as his rivalry with Ziggler transitioned from NXT to Raw. After the match, Priest said he would defend his title next week, but would like a Worlds-level opponent. This produced Finn Balor, who quickly accepted the challenge. * 24/7 Championship - Dana defeated Brooke. Reggie (c) to win the title. Reggie apologized for pinning Brooke to win the title last week. He then said he wanted to show Brooke how much she meant to him and allowed her to pin him, though he got kicked out twice. Brooke then kissed him as she pinned him for the three count and win the title. Doudrop via pinfall after hitting the K.O.D. Before the match, Belair cut a promo about winning a WrestleMania title shot in the Elimination Chamber. She was confronted by Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch, with Lynch staying at ringside to watch the match. * Edge has issued an open challenge for WrestleMania. Edge reviewed his WrestleMania bona fides and dropped a little hint as to who his opponent might be as he described himself as "phenomenal." He said someone has to stand up so he can let her "live forever." * Defeated Kevin Owens & Seth Rollins. RK-Bro via pinfall after Rollins hits Riddle with a stomp. The Main Event was scheduled on the condition that a win for Owens and Rollins would put them into the upcoming tag title match between RK-Bro and Raw Tag Champions Alpha Academy. Rollins and Owens said winning the tag titles is their new goal because it guaranteed them a spot at WrestleMania. Rollins and Owens did it and secured a spot in a triple threat match.

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In VivaMayr, the health retreat loved by Rebel Wilson and others

Wilson's weight loss was aided by her time at VivaMayr Altaussee, a venue also frequented by Kate Moss, Elizabeth Hurley and Jourdan Dunn. (Author: Gardener)

VivaMayrA lot of headlines have been devoted to Rebel Wilson's "health year," and many of them have focused on two things — her five-and-a-half stone weight loss and VivaMayr Altaussee, the Austrian alpine health clinic she checked into to begin her efforts, a place that did, too attended by Kate Moss, Elizabeth Hurley and Jourdan Dunn. Often speaking about her health on social media, Wilson portrays her slimmer looks as an offshoot of her decision to improve her well-being, and regularly mentions the award-winning VivaMayr - which is reassuringly situated next to a scenic lake and has stunning mountain views - for having it provided her with the tools to get there. The star says she reached her target weight late last year. "It's about being healthy," she added. "I needed a tangible measurement to target." I'm among the 40% of Brits who have gained weight during the take-away-tastic pandemic. Add in a bout of pneumonia in January and I couldn't have been more excited to visit the place where Wilson is kickstarting her health overhaul to try out her weight maintenance regimen. The one- or two-week retreat is designed to help you "feel lighter and freer," and claims to be individually tailored to each guest (it's part of a range of new wellness programs at the luxury center - another that's proving popular, is a post-Covid-specific plan aimed at helping people suffering from long-term health problems). Day one and my first appointment is with Dr. Maximilian Schubert. Rather than focusing on my actual weight in numbers, the soft-spoken (and mercifully kind) Schubert refines why my energy is so low, why I cough so much, and why my sleep pattern is a mess. Doing these things alongside balanced meals would naturally balance my body, he says, after which it would start burning fat. Should I set a goal weight, I ask? “There is no one size or weight for anyone,” is his response. "It's a combination of factors and the most important thing is that you're fit to live your life." I'm nervous and worried I might struggle with the program. The routine at VivaMayr includes getting up at 7am, taking medication and supplements as prescribed by the general practitioner, eating breakfast SLOWLY (VivaMayr recommends an amazing 40-60 chews per bite), the treatments prescribed, and visiting the doctor for a check-up . Lunch is eaten S-L-O-W-L-Y before time for a walk or a swim or a lecture on everything from digestion to fascial function. Then S-L-O-W-L-Y has dinner and at 9:30 p.m. it's bedtime. Rooms are cheery (think lime green sofas with lilac touches) with bathrooms to get you into the early nights, a supply of herbal tea and water (the only drinks you're allowed to enjoy there), and plenty of space to lounge around you little energy in the first few days. "It's not just important what we do here at the clinic," he says (he's my new wise and clever friend). “You have to walk around the lake, relax and above all listen to your body. There is no such thing as a draconian diet program (I'm not hungry, I eat lots of vegetables and cold-pressed oils every day), but rather the goal of letting my body find its way through routine and a connection to nature. Over the course of a week, I shuffle from treatment to treatment, all of which focus on three things - strengthening my lungs, giving my body and cells a boost, and getting me into a better routine. At first I feel tired and sleep a little during the day, but over time and as the treatments kick in my energy increases and I look forward to walking around the lake. I'm given a nutrient cocktail via IV (I feel better right away — it's like I took a long gulp of water after feeling thirsty) and something called "bloody cupping" (as cruel as it sounds, it still feels incredible). it relieves tension around my ribs from coughing). Out of fear I'm waiting for the last day before I dare the "high-dose ozone therapy" (a pint of blood comes out, which the machine mixes with oxygen and nutrients and refills). I also have "hypoxi training" (high oxygen levels alternate with lower levels to exercise the lungs) and sit in a Salinair cabin to breathe mineralized air. It's good. After the seven days are up my mind is crystal clear and my energy levels are high (maybe that's scary). Weeks after returning home, my jeans are looser, my cheekbones more defined. Because of this, and the abundance of new information on how best to exercise and eat, I'm now taking the time to feed my body nutritious food slowly and at appropriate times of the day, rather than eating a barrage of candy bars. In the words of Rebel Wilson, "An Austrian doctor said, 'Rebel, the best way to lose unwanted body fat is simply by walking. It doesn't have to be high intensity, just moderate walking an hour a day.” Sometimes the simplest things are the nicest for your body, and your body will respond to that.” The mouth is the first place food is broken down, fueling the digestive process facilitated. It also gets digestive enzymes going, helping give your body time to register satiety. Dinner takes place at the Vivamayr between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. so that your body can digest what you have eaten. This means less indigestion and gives your body time to process the food before you lie down to sleep. Exercise throughout the day is key to relieving tension, aiding the digestive process, and ensuring we're happily tired for a restful night's sleep. My personal goal is 10,000 steps a day, along with a mix of yoga and weight-based exercises twice a week. This is helpful if you suffer from anxiety or, like me, are prone to respiratory problems. A week at VivaMayr Altaussee starts at €2,600. MORE : Best CBD Products to Add to Your Beauty and Wellness Routine and Diet

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Elimination Chamber Fallout

Catch this week's episode of Raw, the first show following the events of Elimination Chamber. (Author: Gardener)

weekWWE Monday Night Raw returns to our lives tonight (February 21, 2022) from Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina, with all the aftermath of the Elimination Chamber event that took place just this past weekend in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia , took place . Announced for tonight, Brock Lesnar is the new WWE Champion and will challenge Roman Reigns in a WINNER TAKE ALL match at WrestleMania for the Universal Title. Bianca Belair is really starting to build while RK-Bro still owes a Raw tag team title shot. Come back here right at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog kicks off as soon as the show starts on SyFy. It will be here under this line. The show begins with a recap of Brock Lesnar's winning the WWE Championship in the Elimination Chamber. Live at the arena, Brock Lesnar performs, cheering and waving the track around. He and his cowboy hat get on the mic and he introduces himself as your new WWE Champion - He does his big intro, but Brock interrupts him midstream and leads the crowd by singing about how shitty Heyman is. Paul says he's actually not bad, and addresses the title vs. title match at WrestleMania by saying there's a roadblock on the way to that match because he's defending the title at Madison Square Garden first got to. Bobby Lashley is injured, but he will find Lesnar's best possible opponent, someone worthy of North America's most legendary arena, and he will see him at the Garden. Brock tells Paul that he will be standing in a ring next to his little tribal chief in Hershey, Pennsylvania. When asked about their unclear path to WrestleMania, KO points out that they are the best tag team on Raw and defeated RK-BRO and went to management and if they win their match tonight they will be added to the Raw- Tag title match in two weeks, and if they win, they're the champions and guaranteed a spot at WrestleMania. Street Profits are coming and we're going on break. Gable and Dawkins start, off the ropes, shoulder block, drop down, Chad rolls through and passes him off the ropes, leapfrog, arm drag, Angelo has an armbar! Ford comes in, whips to a drop down, covers you! Switch to Otis, work Montez, Double Whip, low bridge sends Dozer down! Alphas knock down Ford after a dive, Dawkins explodes on them and we go on break. Back from commercials, the Human Hamb is in control while the Alphas revamp Ford as the Heat segment continues. Switch to Dawkins, heat up, Drill Bit connects and he's trapped Gable for the spinning Stinger Splash! Otis and Angelo to the floor, brawl, rolling elbow, tag, suplex attempt, Montez lands on his feet, scoop and slam but Dozer counters with a crossbody and Chad pinches him... Alpha Academy wins via pinfall with a crossbody -Pin by Otis Dozovic via Montez Ford. He says he'll take Dolph Ziggler any day of the week and since this is a tag match he knew just the guy to call... Finn Balor rolls on . He says Raw may be his home now, but he'll never forget where he came from. Finn makes his entrance and we go on break. Ciampa and Roode start, Robert with a side headlock, off the ropes, drop down, Tom cuts him hard, headlock takeover, yanks him to the mat but Roo corners him and the Dawgz take control. Ciampa bounces back fighting Ziggler, blind switches to Balor and Finn sends in a Tope con Giro to send us into the break. Back from the commercial, Ciampa and Ziggler swap takes, switch to Roode and the Dawgz take control again. He reworks Tom, gets up and lassoes Dolph and switches Balor in! Pounding chops, sling blade, match collapses, Roode hits spinning spinebuster... Finn Balor & Tommaso Ciampa win by pinfall with a folding press by Ciampa on Robert Roode. The Miz makes his entrance and we go on break. Back from the commercial, Miz welcomes us to MizTV and accuses Rey Mysterio of using Dominik to cheat on Elimination Chamber and again complains that people cheer for Rey for things they boo him for and announces that he found a tag team partner he can trust at WrestleMania. Someone from a struggling family, a pioneer, someone who's dashing, an athlete and a celebrity - Rey says he and Miz aren't the same and he doesn't know anyone in the background who would work with him and he knows that no one that can bear him, and whoever that is outside can immediately go back to where he came from. Miz berates him for cheating even more and asks if Dominik deserved his contract or if he just got it from his daddy. Dom sits down at the mic and says it's his family, his life, and everything he knows. So if he says anything else about his dad, he swears to God he'll show him - Miz interrupts and officially proposes the day before match at WrestleMania and introduces his new tag partner... He tells Rey, none Disrespect but he has pool toys bigger than him. Dom says if that donkey is his partner, they accept and a fight ensues! Miz and Paul stand tall and then position both father and son shoulder first! Rhea Ripley makes her entrance and we go on break. ASH jaws and she throws a strong forearm, Ripley flips her, shoulder jabs, delayed vertical suplex, leads her around the ring and makes her think about it before dropping her! Nikki rolls to the ground, Rhea follows her and slams her face into the announce table, but ASH recovers and knocks her out in the ring! And so we go on break. Damian Priest enters and we go on break.

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