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WWE Monday Night RAW Results - New Champions Crowned, Bron Breakker in Action, Omos, More

Welcome to our WrestlingINC.com Live WWE RAW Viewing Party. Tonight's show comes from the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, OH. (Author: Gardener)

WWE- WWE RAW tonight opens on USA Network with a recap of Saturday's WWE Live Event at Madison Square Garden and how WWE Champion Brock Lesnar battled WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos until he got Paul Heyman cornered and was attacked from behind by Reigns. Triple Threat for the RAW Tag Team Titles: Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens vs. We head straight to the ring and Kevin Owens comes out first followed by Seth Rollins. They walk to the ring together as the announcers cheer tonight's show. Rollins takes the microphone and looks forward to tonight. Owens isn't thrilled about having to wrestle at WrestleMania 38 in Texas, but at least he'll be with his best friend. Rollins brings us a video package of events leading up to this match. Owens continues on how they and their dynamic are undeniable, just like Dallas sucks, Shorty G and Otis suck, so does RK-Bro. The music stops and out come RAW Tag Team Champions Alpha Academy - Otis and Chad Gable. Gable takes the mic and continues that last week's win was a stroke of luck for Owens and Rollins. Gable says they're going to end this shit tonight and then waltz onto the biggest stage of them all to defend their titles. We see RK-Bro backstage with Kevin Patrick asking for any last words before they leave. Riddle begins to rant when Randy Orton is hyped. Orton just wants them to win because of how hard they've worked and how far they've come. RK-Bro walks to the ring while their music plays. Orton and Riddle enter the ring as the pyro goes off. Back from the break and Riddle, Rollins and Gable begin as the bell tolls. Rollins superkicks Gable to the ground. Rollins and Riddle are getting to work now. Owens comes in and they double down on Team Riddle. Owens with a senton and some trash talking to Otis. Riddle parries Owens, but Owens blocks a kick and drops it with a DDT for a 2 count. Owens now smacks Riddle against the ropes. Riddle elbows Owens, but Gable pulls Riddle down for a big overhead suplex. Gable fights back, but Owens blocks a suplex attempt. They get tangled and Owens hits an enziguri kick. Owens goes to second rope for a big springboard elbow drop. Owens pushes Gable into the corner. Rollins returns to Gable for Double Team Offense. Gable blocks a suplex, Rollins rams him into the turnbuckles and then takes a shot in the neck. Rollins parries both of them and hits them both with a springboard crossbody. Owens comes in and throws Otis off the apron, Rollins does the same to Orton. Owens and Rollins now unload Gable and then throw him to the ground. Rollins and Owens play in front of the crowd, then Rollins leads the ropes to Riddle and Gable for a suicide jump. Rollins rolls Gable back and Owens nails a Swanton Bomb on him for a close two count. Back from break and Riddle kicks Rollins. Otis comes in and knocks them both down, then flattens Owens as he runs in. Otis throws Rollins to the ground over the top rope. Otis poses as fans. Otis whips Riddle hard in the corner and he goes down. Orton rallies for a day, but Otis squirts Riddle in the center of the ring and cuts the pin short. Gable switches back and tries to pin Riddle for a close 2 count. Gable now works on Riddle's leg as fans rallies for RK-Bro. Otis comes back to punish Riddle even more. Riddle comes to the apron, but Otis throws him back to the ground and then quickly stops Riddle from tagging Orton. Otis knocks Riddle down again and taunts Orton even more to boos. He reaches for the Vader Bomb, but Riddle moves out of the way. Gable and Orton come in at the same time for a big bang. Orton unloads and hits the powerslam, then one on Rollins while attacking. Orton sets Owens off the apron. He wants the draping DDT to Gable, but Rollins comes over. Orton with a double draped DDT to Rollins and Gable now. Orton is now cheered as the fans cheer him on. Orton drops and prepares to RKO. Gable blocked the RKO and knocked Orton down in the leg. Orton kicks Gable to the ground. Rollins goes for the stomp on Orton, but Orton drops it with the RKO. Orton covers for Rollins, but Owens pulls Orton down and breaks his pin just in time. Orton takes Owens and Gable down at ringside. Otis attacks, but Orton blocks him. Orton tries to slam Otis onto the table but he fights back. Riddle joins Orton to help and they both now slam Otis onto the commentary table. Back from break and Riddle is rocked by Gable. Riddle counters and rolls Gable for 2. Riddle ducks under Gable and kicks him to the ground. Riddle goes upstairs for a Floating Bro and hits him. Owens breaks Riddle's pin just in time. Owens nails a senton to Gable with Riddle on his back. Orton walks in and dumps on Owens. They exchange strikes in the middle of the ring. Orton with the backbreaker on Owens. Orton covers Owens for a quick pin attempt. Otis runs in and powerslams Orton. Otis catches Riddle in mid-air and slams him. He positions Riddle in the corner and pins the Vader Bomb as Gable comes in to hit a moonsault. Riddle exits just in time. Otis sends Rollins in the corner but hits the ring post as Rollins moves. Gable goes upstairs but Rollins cuts him off and puts him in the crotch. Rollins hacks Gable while he's upstairs. Rollins climbs up, but Gable fights back and headbutts him to the mat. Rollins runs back, but Gable still resists. Gable escapes and drops Rollins face first into the turnbuckle. Gable climbs back up but Owens parries. Owens and Rollins climb up for the double superplex, but Otis comes over and slams them both to the mat, superplexing Gable as well. Riddle crawls in and tries to pin Gable, but he and others recover from the corner. Riddle and Gable go down and continue fighting. Rollins and Orton also go down and fight while Otis and Owens fight in the ring. Riddle and Gable return to the ring and get down to business. Riddle drops Gable and goes upstairs as we see there were risky moves during the break. Rollins stops Riddle on top and double kicks while he's now upside down. Rollins covers for a close 2 count at Riddle. Rollins looks up at the WrestleMania 38 sign, then waits for Riddle to recover. Riddle blocks a discus elbow and puts him in a triangle submission. Rollins tries to power out, but Riddle trips him in the submission. Gable flies in and breaks it. Orton comes in but Gable nails a German on him. Gable blocks Rollins and hits a German at him, then a German at Riddle. Gable now stands up for boos. Gable to Riddle with another tall German. Gable climbs up and flies for a moonsault, but Riddle moves and Orton catches him with a huge RKO on the way down. Owens superkicks Orton. Owens and Rollins stun Otis with super kicks and then double kick him out of the ring. Rollins with a buckle bomb to gable. Owens immediately follows Gable with the stunner. Rollins with a stomp to gable. Riddle runs in, knocks Rollins down before he can pin Gable down, and steals the pin from Gable for the title win. Winners and New RAW Tag Team Champions: Randy Orton and Riddle - After the match, RK-Bro stands upright in the center of the ring with the titles while the music plays. Owens and Rollins are shocked as Alpha Academy rumbles over their departure. Orton and Riddle pose in the corners and look up at the WrestleMania 38 sign. A stunned Rollins walks away from the ring and Owens sits against the steel ring steps looking even more shocked. Kevin Patrick now interviews RK-Bro in the middle of the ring and asks what the win means. Riddle says that means they're going to WrestleMania. Orton says he's been doing this for over 20 years now and he's never had as much fun as he does now with his partner Riddle, and he means it with all his heart. Orton says he's never said the F-word in 20 years, but he'll say it now - Riddle is his friend. Orton says he has no other friends here besides Riddle and they go to WrestleMania. The music resumes and Orton celebrates with Riddle as the fans cheer. - Our Progressive-sponsored replay shows us how Reggie and WWE 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke defeated Tamina Snuka and Akira Tozawa last week and both teams ended up kissing. We go back to the ring and out comes WWE 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke with Reggie. Back from the break and we'll see what happened in tonight's opening game. A devastated Kevin Owens sits backstage. We get a backstage video from earlier of Dana asking Reggie for a lucky kiss. He handed her one and watched her head to the ring. Akira Tozawa asked her for a kiss of happiness and she hesitated but grabbed him and kissed him big. Tamina and Tozawa are now going to the ring. The bell rings and Snuka dominates at the start. Dana flips him over and hits the handspring elbow in the corner. Tamina comes right back and runs over Dana with ease. Reggie cheers for Dana from the ring but Tamina stares at him and then launches a Boston crab in the middle of the ring. - After the match, Dana stands up and walks out with Reggie. Tozawa takes the microphone and says that Dana cheated. He says the real winner of the fight is the love of his life, Tamina. - Kevin Patrick approaches a stunned Seth Rollins backstage and solicits comments on what happened, but he has nothing to say. Rollins just stares straight ahead, seething with anger. - We go back to the ring and out comes The Miz for a special Cleveland Homecoming party. Miz gathers his hometown crowd as he enters the ring and we return to the commercial. Back from break and the announcer hype Miz and Logan Paul vs. Miz now picks up the mic and announces he's home. Fans sing to Miz and he says that's what respect sounds like. Fans chant "Miz is great!" and he says no, Cleveland is great. Miz talks about feuding with The Mysterios and how the challenge was taken on RAW. Miz goes on and gives Paul a great introduction and he comes out. He goes on to say he has nothing but respect for his city because Cleveland made him the man he is today. They talk more about The Mysterios and ask fans if they want to see a father-son loser duo or two pop icons. Miz says there's someone else who shares her point of view, and he was born and raised in Cleveland. The music hits and out of the WWE Hall of Fame comes Jerry Lawler wearing a Cleveland Browns NFL jersey. Discussing his history in Cleveland as a child, Lawler says it's good to hear Miz talk about Cleveland and he's excited to be here for the homecoming. Lawler says he's checking out the Miz booth under the WrestleMania 38 sign, so how about WrestleMania in Cleveland? Paul says it's a great idea but Miz asks, really? He loves Cleveland but doesn't see it as a WrestleMania city. Fans are now booing Miz and he wants to know why. Miz says the city can't even handle the WrestleMania pyro. He continues to take heat from the crowd now, saying Cleveland will never host a Super Bowl or WrestleMania. Miz says it's time he and Paul go and focus on beating The Mysterios at WrestleMania because the winners are leaving Cleveland. They pass Lawler and exit the ring as the boos continue. - We see recent events in the feud between Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode vs. WWE NXT Champion Bron Breakker and Tommaso Ciampa. Ciampa and Breakker are now backstage with Kevin Patrick. Breakker says he's recording everything for his RAW debut, but he's excited. Bringing up the NXT Roadblock Main Event, where Breakker defends against Ciampa and Ziggler, Patrick reveals that tonight there will be a tag match first where Breakker and Ciampa team up. Breakker dismisses the idea of ​​home field advantage, saying it's a dream come true as he's so grateful to be here at RAW, representing NXT and getting his hands on The Dirty Dawgs. Ciampa says Ziggler won't be able to get their hands on the NXT title and they put The Dirty Dawgs down once and will do so again tonight at RAW. Ciampa and Breakker go to the ring. Tommaso Ciampa and NXT Champion Bron Breakker We go back to the ring and out comes The Dirty Dawgs - Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode. You go to the ring and we go back to commercials. Back from the break and the announcers congratulate Gable Steveson on becoming the seventh three-time B1G champion in history. We go back to the ring and out comes Tommaso Ciampa and then NXT Champion Bron Breakker. The announcers send us a video packet showing Breakker's dominance. The bell will now ring and Breakker will start with Roode. Roode and Breakker get to work, trading holds and counters. Breakker with a long vertical suplex that keeps Roode in the air and eventually drops him in the middle of the ring. Breakker holds Roode and Ciampa tags to take over. Ciampa maintains control and clotheslines Roode for a two count. Ciampa grounds Roode with a chinlock in the center of the ring. Roode puts Ciampa in the corner, but Ciampa blocks both opponents and throws Ziggler off the apron. Ziggler gets back on the apron but Ciampa knocks him back down. Ciampa turns to a big spinebuster from Roode. Ziggler comes in and goes for Breakker, but he jumps off the apron to avoid him. Breakker helps Ciampa to safety and they regroup at ringside as we return to the promo. Back off the break, Ziggler controls Ciampa for a 2 count. Roode comes in and works on Ciampa. Roode knees back but Ciampa hangs on. Roode talks some trash to Breakker, then in Ciampa's face. Out of nowhere, Ciampa hits Roode in the face with a large knee and they both go down. Breakker waits for the day and he gets it, just like Ziggler. Breakker drops Ziggler and knocks Roode off the apron. Bron with a huge overhead throw at Ziggler, then clotheslined Roode as he came in. Bron grabs Ziggler but he gets kicked. Ziggler jumps over him, but Bron grabs him out of the air and slams him. Bron is now stalking Ziggler but runs into a knee. Bron comes right back out of the corner with a clothesline. Bron is a little groggy from the knee now, but he stays in the match. Bron pushes Ziggler high above him, but Roode runs in. Bron knocks Ziggler down and swings at Roode, but Roode jumps back down to the ground. In the end, Ziggler sends Roode to the ring post and hits a zig zag, but Ciampa saves just in time for the pin. Ciampa knocks Roode down with a big knee to send him to the ground. Ziggler gets up and tries a superkick, but Bron catches it. Bron pushes Ziggler up again and then powerslams him down to win the pin in the center of the ring. - After the match, Ciampa brings in the NXT title belt and presents it to Breakker as they stand tall together. Ziggler crawls around with the mic and congratulates Bron for getting one over on "The Dirty Dawgs." Ziggler liked how Bron and Ciampa worked together as a team but reminds her that tomorrow there is a triple threat for the title and if Bron is watching Ciampa, Ziggler will strike and become the NXT Champion, then her world will collapse around her and Ziggler will be there in all his glory, with another trophy for his case. Ziggler drops the mic and leaves with Roode as the music starts, telling the "kids" he'll see them tomorrow. Omos asks how many victims he needs to dominate for a WrestleMania match. Omos says he's not waiting for his WrestleMania moment, he's taking it, even if he has to punish every single Superstar until there's none left. Omos goes to the ring. We go back to the ring and out comes Omos. Omos marches to the ring and we go back to the commercial. Back from break and the announcers talk about what happened to Bobby Lashley in the WWE Elimination Chamber. We go back to the ring and Apollo Crews waits while Commander Azeez stands guard at the ring. Omos glares at Crews, then points out and warns Azeez that he's next. Crews attacks with a dropkick and discharges, but Omos runs him over with a single big boot. Omos handles Crews to hold him down and knees him in the middle of his back while Crews screams. Omos finally lets go and stares at Azeez again. Crews is down on the apron trying to recover from knee to back when Omos picks him up and hits him with a forearm, knocking him out of the ring. Omos follows and rolls Crews back inside. Omos steps back over the top rope and throws Crews into the corner. Omos attacks the Splash but Crews moves and then nails a kick to the head. Crews comes off the second rope with an ax handle, but Omos rocks it and nails the big choke bomb for the easy pin to win. – After the game, Omos stands tall as we head to a replay. The referee checks crews as Omos makes his exit. Omos stops as Azeez comes in to check on crews. Omos is now staring at Azeez. They face each other in the center of the ring as the fans start cheering. Azeez doesn't flinch and stares Omos up and down. Omos just laughs at Azeez and then makes his exit. - Coming soon, WWE Hall of Famer Edge explains his actions over the past week. – Back from break and we see WWE Hall of Famer Edge snapped at AJ Styles last week. We head back to the ring and Edge is already being met with loud boos. Edge slowly walks to the ring as the boos drown out his subject. Edge says last week's attack was for AJ to help him. Edge goes on to say that he helped AJ last week, but AJ actually helped him too. Edge says he fell in love with this new version of himself. Edge says he's finally in control of this ring, in control of everything that's going to happen in this industry. The boos continue and Edge looks out, now staring straight at the camera. Edge drops the mic and the boos get louder. – We come back after about 20 seconds and the announcers respond to Edge. They also show us what happened in tonight's opening match as RK-Bro won the RAW Tag Team Titles. - Kevin Patrick is backstage with Kevin Owens to comment on what happened in the opener. Owens says we don't see him as desperate as Seth Rollins did tonight because the feeling he had when he realized they weren't going to WrestleMania he never wants to feel again, and he'll never have to because he did it an epiphany. Patrick asks if Owens would like to share and he says no not yet, he still has some details to iron out but he has a plan and he will share it tonight. WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Carmella and Queen Zelina Vega vs. We head back to the ring for a non-title match and Liv Morgan comes out first. Rhea Ripley is next out and they head to the ring together. If Morgan and Ripley win here, they will be added to the WWE Women's Tag Team Titles match at WrestleMania 38. Back from break, we watch The Bloodline defeat WWE Champion Brock Lesnar last Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. The announcers are applauding what is now being touted as the greatest match of all time on WrestleMania Sunday. We go back to the ring and WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Carmella and Queen Zelina Vega are already out. The bell rings and Liv goes off with Carmella to get started. Carmella, wearing her face mask, corners Liv and works her over. Liv flips it and drops Carmella while Ripley tags in with the basement dropkick. Ripley with big knees to Carmella now. Vega comes in, ducks a clothesline from Ripley and knocks Liv off the apron. Ripley with a long vertical suplex on Vega, but Carmella parried with a deflection. Ripley pulls Vega back and tries a sideslam, but Vega turns it into a big Tornado DDT, knocking Ripley down. Vega now distracts the referee, allowing Carmella to run and kick Ripley's head into the steel ring steps. Carmella talks some rubbish as we return to commercials. Back off the break and Vega grounds Ripley with a submission. Vega maintains control and corners Ripley face first into the turnbuckles. Carmella switches back and machines Ripley for a 2 count while Liv makes the save just in time. Carmella ground Ripley now. Ripley fights back, wanting to offend, but Carmella punches her in the hair. Ripley drops Carmella out of nowhere with a big kick in the face. Ripley and Carmella are now crawling for tags. Vega exits just in time while Graves takes care of Carmella at ringside, according to Saxton. Vega tries to tag but Carmella is busy with Graves. Liv drops Vega to her knees. Ripley tags in and hits the Riptide to win the pin and earn the WrestleMania 38 spot against the champions and their other challengers, Naomi and Sasha Banks. - After the match, Liv and Ripley celebrate while Carmella and Vega simmer. Sunday's WrestleMania match will now be Vega and Carmella vs. We go back to the ring and out comes new WWE United States Champion Finn Balor for a pop. Balor enters the ring and poses on the turnbuckles while the crowd sings along with him. Back from the break and the announcer hype surrounding Vader's induction into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2022. We head back to the ring and Balor awaits his opponent. The music starts and Austin Theory comes out, stopping and taking a selfie on his way to the ring. The announcers hype Theory vs. We see WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon appear on The Pat McAfee Show to offer McAfee a spot on the card, and we see Theory confront McAfee on SmackDown to announce their match. The bell rings and Finn dumps Theory in the corner. Theory fights and drops Balor with one shoulder. Theory stomps on Balor, putting him face first into the turnbuckle. Theory with a double stomp for a 2 count. Balor now justifies the theory. The theory ends with Balor being sent into the apron and then placing him on his shoulders. Balor stands up and slams a slingblade on the ground. Back off the break, Theory drops Balor and then nails the big rolling dropkick for a 2 count. The theory grounds Balor and now shows some frustration. Balor blocks a roll up and stomps away when the referee warns him. Theory rolls onto the apron but Balor hangs on. Balor goes for a suplex, but Theory blocks him and drops Balor, then throws himself in with an apron stomp. Theory drops Balor with a quick Fisherman's Buster for another tight 2-count. Theory points to the WrestleMania 38 sign and gets back to work on Balor, but Balor ducks a shot. Theory with a big neckbreaker in his knee for another tight 2 count. Theory rails about WrestleMania and bets on The ATL, but Balor counters and dumps him. Balor with the corner drop kick. – After the bell, the referee tries to restore order, but Priest enters the ring and pursues Balor, who grabs his throat. Priest drops Balor with Razor's Edge as the boos get louder. Priest's music plays as he exits the ring and looks up at Balor and then at the WrestleMania 38 sign. Theory re-enters the ring and takes a selfie, then grabs Balor for The ATL in the center of the ring. An aggressive Theory reunites with Balor and snaps a few more selfies before disappearing as the music plays. - We see Bianca Belair whipping RAW Women's Champion Becky Lynch with her hair last week. She says she doesn't need her hair to win, she and Becky are WrestleMania main eventers and should be out there to rip it up, but Becky got what she asked for. Belair goes on to state that she will exit WrestleMania as the RAW Women's Champion. - We go back to the ring and out comes Kevin Owens to make his big announcement. Back from the break and Owens is in the ring. He says it's official - he doesn't have a match at WrestleMania 38, and that's fine because he thinks he knows how to get there, but it will depend on the answer to that challenge. He photographs WWE Hall of Famers JBL, Booker T and Shawn Michaels. Owens then brings up another WWE Hall of Famer, takes shots and predicts that this guy will drink beer like the redneck he is. He takes more shots as the fans boo and brings up how bad this guy's knees were. Owens says nothing would make him happier than beating this guy to death in his home state, giving him a stunner the world would talk about for years, and then pouring a glass of milk over his lifeless body. The crowd bangs as Owens slams the mic on the floor. RAW goes off the air. Photo: Becky Lynch says she's injured and won't be on RAW tonight

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Clayton primarily supplies Ho-hum hometowns

The calm before the storm ... (Author: Gardener)

ClaytonI've unfortunately been ill for most of the past week, rendering me useless for anything that doesn't involve drinking Gatorade and sleeping sweaty on a couch - and I can only imagine it only makes my nausea worse would have to expose me more of this season. (Do you or someone you know suffer from ECE or Extended Clayton Exposure? Ask your doctor about Loveisblindia, the cure for bad dating show programming.) But maybe I should have checked out the latest episode of "The Bachelor." , while I was sick, because this week's hometown dates were TV's salty cracker: easily digestible blandness. We begin in beautiful Virginia with our first hometown date: Susie, who wants to find out if Clayton likes being choked. No, Susie doesn't take Clayton to see Virginia's famous red room and the episode doesn't become 50 Shades of Clayton. Instead, Susie takes him to Jiu-Jitsu class because Susie is a blue belt who sees her body as a weapon. I really hope you don't do anything to upset her - say HAVE SEVERAL WOMAN SEX AT SIMULTANEOUS DURING FANTASY SUITE WEEK - and end up being bent over and murdered, Clayton! For now, though, it's all fun and games as Clayton learns a move called "shrimp," because even with Shanae gone, this show just can't get enough shrimp talk. Afterwards, the two talk about how excited she is for Clayton to meet her family - especially her father, whom she loves dearly and who sets the standard for what she expects in a partner. Because of him, she became a "savage" (there's that word again; I sense a possible theme for a "Bachelorette" season... So he's a big deal — and luckily for Clayton, Susie's dad seems to like him the whole bunch. Phew, he must not have seen this season, however, her mother seems a little less convinced - especially after she asks Clayton if he loves Susie, and he replies with a whole word salad bar, all you have to do is search for the word "no". She reports to Susie to be careful with Clayton. Be careful - and be careful Clayton, because we've seen now that she could ruin you in a second, probably even in that princess dress from those shopping sprees earlier. From Virginia we head to Denver on Gabby's hometown date - and start a nature hike with a gift for Clayton: a knife Man, these women really want Clayton to know that his life en could end anytime if he messes up. Jokes aside, it's technically for bears - not me like every spawn along the trail. Instead, they take a peaceful stroll to Proposal Rock, apparently a traditional engagement spot that definitely existed before this moment and definitely wasn't created by Bachelor producers. If I were on a long nature hike, I would LOVE to stumble upon a hot tub in the wilderness. The two dry off and head off to meet the family - or most of the family as Gabby's father is staying away as his girlfriend has been diagnosed with cancer and with COVID still flying around he is safe with her. But in his place, we get Gabby's grandpa, who's the undisputed MVP of Hometown Dates Week. He cracks loads of jokes, laughs at Gabby's "sit on your face pillow" introduction from night one, and probably has pockets full of delicious Werther's Originals. I ALSO WANT TO KNOW THIS CHARMING MAN! Someone's booking him for the seniors' "bachelor's" season, which may or may not ever exist. Anyway, he's a treat, and over the course of the visit to his hometown, he eventually becomes a fan of Clayton. However, that's not the best thing that can happen on a date for Gabby. The climax would come towards the end of the night, when she had a surprise visit from her father, who pulled up and... actually love her? You know that iconic bit where the guy pretends to be a Christmas caroler and professes his love via cue card to a very married Keira Knightley? So yes, Gabby's dad does that, tacitly professing his love for his daughter and his hope for her and Clayton via cue cards... The guy does it in Love Actually because Keira's husband is literally a wall away and he deservedly doesn't want to get slapped in the face. But her father does it because... I don't know, but it's the thought that counts, and Gabby is very moved by the thoughtful gesture — so much so that, with her family's approval, she finally said the L-word to Clayton. And Clayton, very romantic... Nothing quite like opening up emotionally just for your significant other to say, "Thank you!" Appreciated!” replies. as if you just placed a Grubhub order. I know he's trying to do the right thing and not say "love" to multiple women... Speaking of chills, we're headed to Oklahoma City next for Serene's hometown date and, most importantly, a rise to the top of something crazy experience Tower of Secrets in the city. Yes, apparently out of boredom Oklahoma City built a tall tower of climbing obstacles and dizzying zip lines. And Serene decides to take Clayton there because if there's an issue in this week's hometowns, it threatens Clayton's life. Clayton survives the climb - but his dignity less as he sweats and screams and panics with every step while Serene navigates everything with an easy calm. Anyway, on the way down from Relationship Metaphor Mountain, Clayton and Serene meet her family - namely her brother, who is nervous about her because she has fallen in love with Clayton with all her heart without considering how she could very likely get hurt in the process End. He's no longer confident after Clayton explains to him that he's not ready to say he loves Serene just yet - mostly because he doesn't tell anyone during this process until he's reached his final persona. Still, the date ends nicely for everyone, with Serene saying she's in love with him and Clayton... CAN'T SEE HOW THIS PROCESS COULD POSSIBLELY TAKE A WORSE TURN! We end Clayton's hometown of Clermont, Florida with Rachel and her poor decimated vocal cords. Yes, maybe it was yelling into Jet Engines 101 in pilot class this week, or maybe she partied too much with being home with too many sandpaper margaritas, but Rachel's voice doesn't match the day's activities. Perhaps, considering the threat of alligators, bears, and snakes on her kayaking trip down a swampy river, her vocal cords were tuned into something. NUKE IT! NUKE IT FROM ORBIT! Luckily, they survive this encounter and make it to the traditional kissing tree - from the creators of Denver-based Proposal Rock - where the two make out on the branches, in the water and on the beach. However, after not becoming a spider pig, Rachel Clayton opens up about her family - most importantly her father, who is VERY SCARY and doesn't like ANYBODY. Imagine a less friendly Bane from Batman - that's apparently Rachel's father, or at least that's what "The Bachelor" wants you to think. WILL CLAYTON SURVIVE!? I mean even if they go to the house there is a warning sign on the front door that this place is R rated. Yeah, maybe rated an R for "really disappointing" — because as it turns out, Rachel's dad is just a stiff, intense guy. Which maybe we should have seen coming, because that's ALWAYS the M.O. of this show on hometown dates. There's always a date that "The Bachelor" is trying to make REALLY intense and REALLY scary, implying that something REALLY dramatic is about to happen... Rachel's dad says something about how he once asked his daughter, "Do you want me hit? him up?" about an ex-boyfriend — aka standard dad dialogue, nothing that makes it uniquely harsh or intimidating — and asks Clayton how he's dating four women and what he knows about Rachel's dreams but is running after it's all pretty smooth He doesn't give his blessings - because honestly, who would in this situation - but their conversation isn't as confrontational, and he ends up giving Clayton a hearty slap on the arm in token of acceptance.The Cthulhu -Spider from before was far more intimidating and notable. That aside, Rachel's dad could get a lot scarier when Clayton kicks Rachel out of the show at the rose ceremony at the end of the episode. But no, Rachel gets a rose along with Susie and - to a surprise, considering the life expectancy of contestants described as "stupid" or "silly" — Gabby. That leaves Serene heartbroken on the way home — though she considers how much chaos this is apparently threatening to become should she thank her lucky stars. Perhaps the biggest moment of the rose ceremony, however, comes when Clayton explains to our weekly cameo with Jesse Palmer that he's tired of feeling like he's not being completely frank with the remaining contestants — especially since he's actually falling in love with all the women. And given that the next episode is Fantasy Suite Week - and the clips we've seen of the impending cataclysm - I think we know what "his everything" can entail. There has to be a good balance between being carefree - like throwing around the L-word - and being unloving, refusing to reciprocate the strong emotions and feelings the women offer Clayton, only to walk towards a wall of emptiness bump smiles. However, I will make a confident prediction that Clayton won't find that happy medium in the next episode!

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“Slow checkout is now knee-jerk in most businesses in India”

Credit and finance for MSMEs: The culture of slow payments extends to some of the country's largest firms, with one giant notorious for squeezing every last drop out of its hapless suppliers. (Author: Gardener)

India© Provided by The Financial Express Credit and financing for MSMEs: “It costs me $25 to wire the funds,” said my cousin who lives in the US. Transfer money to another account in the same country? Here in India we only provide a UPI address similar to an email address or even a mobile number if both parties are using the same payment app. Mobile and online payments were already on the rise in India before the pandemic provided an additional boost. But to say that India is miles ahead in terms of speed and ease of payments is only part of the story. Just because we can pay quickly doesn't mean we will. This is a contradiction at the heart of India's economy, where new technology and cutting-edge unicorns intersect with old ways of doing business. When this happens, both sides of the business agreement pay a price. It's not easy to categorize the circumstances in which the slow-pay culture rears its head. A consulting firm executive described to me his recent ugly experience with a supposedly forward-thinking VC-backed startup. Months of late and partial payments on a hugely successful project culminated in a "request" to lower fees after work was largely complete. The chance of future work was presented as a carrot - as if making the same money twice was a sweet temptation! The head of counseling said politely but firmly that they would no longer be customers. This culture of slow payments extends to some of the country's largest companies, with one giant notorious for squeezing every last drop out of its hapless salespeople. It's also not uncommon for unethical managers to charge a "clearing fee" to have their payments processed. I spoke to a few business people to understand the rationale for this reluctance to pay. People act like crooks and expect the same.” Slow checkout is knee-jerk in most businesses today. Receivables are meticulously screened and debtors tracked, while vendors are not prioritized unless they repeatedly call or threaten to stop essential work. To some extent, this is an extension of a culture that responds to the loudest voices while assuming the polite and patient have less pressing needs. We'd rather haggle over everyday payments - Rs.50 here, Rs.100 there - even if the same amount of time yielded a higher return if we spent it rebalancing our investment portfolios. Loss aversion—losses weighed more heavily than gains—is deeply ingrained in the human psyche over millions of years of evolution, with Indians embodying the phenotype of this trait to perfection. We just don't like the feeling of parting with money. This does not take into account the hidden costs of slow payments. In the example of the aforementioned consulting firm, the client team they worked with on a daily basis was frustrated by this unnecessary distraction. The time wasted on payment-related considerations, the deliberate slowing down of consultants' execution, and the stress on everyone all added up to an unquantified but significant cost - far greater than the paltry sums at stake. Other hidden costs that often appear in anticipation of payment delays are provider price inflation and overbilling. It must be said that the Indian business culture with payments is not uniformly dysfunctional. It must be said that the Indian business culture with payments is not uniformly dysfunctional. Most small businesses that are built on reputation place a high value on trust. Most small businesses that are built on reputation place a high value on trust. Some companies I've dealt with pay within a few days, and when that's not possible, vendors are given a pre-warning before any overdue notices are issued. Bad cash management? In the face of a real liquidity crisis or urgent need, the accumulated goodwill generates immense flexibility from providers who prioritize the needs of a quick payer over those of others. Subscribe now to Financial Express' SME newsletter: your weekly dose of news, opinion and updates from the world of micro, small and medium-sized businesses. There are other examples of good business practice in India. Coming back to the country after many years in the US and UK I was pleasantly surprised when a contractor who was renovating our office started work with a handshake with no agreement reached. I've been surprised more than once at the honesty of taxi drivers in Mumbai (though I must add, not in Delhi) and was struck by how often small contractors don't quote a price and just accept what I see fit. But with the rise from a small owner-managed company to a larger company, a mysterious Einstein phenomenon is spreading. Part of the solution may come from business schools, where classes place an emphasis on cash management that works on paper without an adequate focus on relationships and their long-term impact on the health of the business. Paradoxically, trusting relationships are as much a part of Indian business as handling cash. Our business schools would do well to emphasize the positive in our traditions. Because when relationships are broken, you also lose the joy of doing good work for a grateful customer who is happy to pay. Enjoy paying? That's an advance that no payment technology can match. Nish Bhutani is a professor at the BITS School of Management and the founder and CEO of Indiginus.

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About problems with the assembly of housings...

By David M. In a scathing commentary in the San Francisco Chronicle, Matthew Fle (Author: Gardener)

David M.In a scathing commentary in the San Francisco Chronicle, Matthew Fleischer writes: "The California Supreme Court on Thursday confirmed what most of us who live here already knew: neither a deadly pandemic that has exacerbated deep-rooted inequalities, nor the looming threat of a climate catastrophe, has managed to unseat NIMBY's vice grip on leisure and disposable income from the levers of state power." He continues, saying, "The judges codified the notion that more students on on campus are a form of pollution.” Fleischer traces this back to the environmental movement of the 1960s and early 1970s, which focused on a doomsday scenario of The Population Bomb. "'Population stabilization' was touted as a priority, which manifested itself in some good ideas (family planning and abortion rights) and some dubious ones (a de-emphasis on growth in big cities)," he argues. "In other words, for a highly sought-after migratory destination like California's coastal cities, 'not in my backyard' was seen as an environmentally friendly answer to the global problem of overpopulation. But the problem is, “Just because CEQA is an environmental law doesn't mean its effects are inherently good for the environment. And some growth -- like dense student housing close to campus and transit -- doesn't need to be extensively mitigated.” Meanwhile, veteran columnist Dan Walters sees Los Angeles' CalMatters as a microcosm of California's housing crisis. Recently HCD (Housing and Community Development) Los Angeles warned that they are not complying with state mandates to zone adequate land to meet their housing needs. The city would need to designate an additional 250,000 units and "do so in a way that provides much-needed housing for low- and middle-income families." Walters emphasizes, "Los Angeles is not the only country not meeting the quotas that the state sets every eight years - numbers that have risen sharply in the last cycle due to underperformance in previous years." Like Los Angeles are too many cities in the state have defaulted on this — including Davis. Walters notes, "However, if Los Angeles were to reduce its federal housing subsidy, it's doubtful it would have much of an impact since it appears unable to effectively spend the housing money it already has..." Five years ago, voters agreed $1.2 billion bond issuance proposal to accommodate the homeless or those at risk of homelessness. An audit by controller Ron Galperin found the city has 8,091 housing units "spread across 125 projects at various stages of development." Walters writes, "Thus, the $1.2 billion that Los Angeles voters have approved will, at best, house a small fraction of the city's estimated 41,000 homeless -- a number that is growing faster than the rate of construction." Walters writes, "The The Los Angeles experience framed in the two official documents—not enough land to live in and not enough money to make more than a small dent in the housing shortage due to high construction costs—affects other communities as well.” Indeed, he notes, “during the For example, closer to home in Yolo County on Friday, we received a news release that the county was finally finalizing its homeless count on a certain date time had completed. While the Vanguard reported in early January that the City of Davis is not compliant with the housing element, we have had no news from the city on that either. A recent letter from interfaith housing judge Davis shows how opaque this was. Ellen Kolarik notes, "Our group, like many others in Davis, took the opportunity to publicly comment on the document before it was submitted to the state Department of Housing and Community Development." She writes, "Given the city's assurances that Therefore, having completed the process and met its deadline, we were surprised and regretted to read in an article published in the Davis Vanguard on January 8, 2022 that HCD did not certify the City's housing element.” The City did HCD has not published any information on the matter on our municipal website, nor does it in any way acknowledge that our housing element has not been certified. It was only when we searched the HCD website that we found a December 8 letter that outlined the issues Davis needs to continue to address.” Completing HCD's satisfaction jeopardizes city programs that receive government funding. The city has since added a section to its Housing Element page. A revised housing element is expected to be available for public review in April or May 2022, where it will again be considered by the Planning Commission and City Council. I have real concerns that Davis is largely in the same boat as Los Angeles -- not enough land to live on and not enough money to meet the housing needs of low-income people.

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Snow makes for a messy Monday morning commute before a cooler week follows

If you must drive during your Monday morning commute, plan to leave the house a little earlier than usual to allow for extra time. Because the falling snow moves in overnight and brings chaos to the region. (Author: Gardener)

morningROCKFORD, Illinois (WIFR) -- Two first warning weather days in 36 hours. Saturday for severe weather and Monday for snow accumulations. Folks, this is textbook for this time of year in the Midwest with these rapid temperature swings. Expect temperatures on Monday to be a good 30 degrees colder than Saturday as snow accumulates and affects morning commutes. A winter weather advisory will come into effect across the region at midnight and will continue through Monday noon. It's not going to be a big storm by any means, but the warning was only issued because snow will continue to fall during the morning commute. Plan ahead and allow some extra time on the roads as this snow has no problem sticking. The snow will move in from the southwest around midnight and will spread during the night hours. Snowfall rates of 0.5 to 1″ per hour are likely at times into the early hours of the morning. The snow will ease after the commute and will be completely gone just before the lunch break across the stateline. Heavier amounts closer to 5″ are possible, especially if you get far enough west and north of Rockford into Wisconsin. Guys we're taking any snow we can get because we're still in a snow drought. We'll close the gap a bit with Monday's snow. The second half of Monday remains cloudy and significantly cooler with highs only in the low 30's. We'll start clearing our skies at night, making for two sun-kissed days on Tuesday and Wednesday. These will be the nicest days of the week. A late week system will move into the region later on Thursday, which will bring some snow again into early Friday. More importantly, this upcoming cold front will bring our temperatures down to levels a good 15-20 degrees below normal for Friday and Saturday. That means we're likely to only see highs in the upper 20's on both days.

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Finding hope in the face of global uncertainty

The war in Ukraine is fueling even more concern and concern for many who have navigated the two years of the pandemic. Jully Black offers advice to help with this week's Monday motivation to reset, be empowered and find hope for the future. (Author: Gardener)

UkraineYou are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. The war in Ukraine is fueling even more concern and concern for many who have navigated the two years of the pandemic. Jully Black offers advice to help with this week's Monday motivation to reset, be empowered and find hope for the future. Trudeau announces sanctions against more Russian officials and oligarchs Parts of Kharkiv reduced to rubble after Russian airstrikes 'Everyone is crying': Indian students ask for help escaping Ukraine Short quote: Family hoping for freedom, peace in New Brunswick Staff of an Alberta grocery chain received training on how to use naloxone kits Monday Motivation: Finding Hope Amid Global Uncertainty Monday Motivation: Finding Hope Amid Global Uncertainty Monday Motivation: Finding Hope Amid Global Uncertainty Get the family cooking with these slow cooker classics from Ukraine and Russia to hold another round of talks Ukraine and Russia to hold another round of talks Cautious optimism about the future of the pandemic in Canada Cautious optimism about the future of the pandemic in Canada Ingenious new ways to help people in conflict zones incursion rich new way to help people in conflict zones Discovery of unmarked graves in Alberta calls for Russi a-Ukraine conflict: UN says migrant crisis is Europe's fastest-growing since World War II Russia-Ukraine conflict: U.

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Shilpa Shetty's new yoga video is your dose of Monday motivation. Seen?

In her Monday motivational post on Instagram, Shilpa Shetty shared a new yoga video with her fans and followers. (Author: Gardener)

MondayShilpa Shetty is one of the fittest celebs in B-Town. She swears by yoga to maintain her well-being and inspires her millions of fans to keep fit and healthy too. The fitness enthusiast kicked off her week with a yoga session. She shared a look at it and revealed how she keeps the monotony of her everyday life at bay. In the video shared by Shilpa Shetty, she was seen performing several asanas including Gatyatmak Anjaneyasana and Baddha Trikonasana. “Any routine begins to feel boring when monotony sets in. So if you ever find yourself feeling demotivated by your daily routine, make sure you keep experimenting with something new rather than quitting the habit altogether. I love practicing different combinations of asanas that focus on the mind, body and spirit. Today the flow of asanas included Gatyatmak Anjaneyasana and Baddha Trikonasana,” she wrote in the caption. She also shared the benefits of the above asanas. “This combination helps strengthen the quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings. It also opens the hip flexors, improving balance and flexibility while also helping to stretch and strengthen the ankles, knees, thighs and upper body. "Like I always say Yoga se Hi Hoga," she wrote to conclude the caption. Here are some more motivational yoga videos that Shilpa Shetty shared on her Instagram: On the work front, Shilpa Shetty is currently judging the TV reality show India's Got Talent Season 9 Starring Kirron Kher, Baadshah and Manoj Muntashir ALSO READ | Shilpa Shetty Says Yoga Helps Her Stay Positive at a Low Point in Life ALSO READ | Shilpa Shetty Shares the Benefits of Practicing Sirshasana in a new yoga post.

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Finding hope in the face of global uncertainty

The war in Ukraine is fueling even more concern and concern for many who have navigated the two years of the pandemic. Jully Black offers advice to help with this week's Monday motivation to reset, be empowered and find hope for the future. (Author: Gardener)

UkraineYou are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. The war in Ukraine is fueling even more concern and concern for many who have navigated the two years of the pandemic. Jully Black offers advice to help with this week's Monday motivation to reset, be empowered and find hope for the future. Faouzia's new track "Puppet" was inspired by Tim Burton Monday's motivation: Finding hope amid global uncertainty Monday's motivation: Finding hope amid global uncertainty Monday's motivation: Finding hope amid global uncertainty Ukraine and Russia will hold another round of talks Cautious optimism for the future of the pandemic in Canada Cautious optimism for the future of the pandemic in Canada Way to help people in conflict zones Inventive new way to help people in conflict zones Discovery of unmarked graves in Alberta fuels accountability Russia-Ukraine conflict: UN says that the refugee crisis in Europe is the fastest growing since World War II Russia-Ukraine Conflict: U. Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Lviv is becoming a hub for Ukrainians fleeing the war

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Motivational Monday: Kindness

Join us for Motivation Monday when New Orleans Saints yoga instructor Jessica Huneycutt shares the motivation behind being kind to yourself and others. (Author: Gardener)

MondayWith the Saints taking on the New York Jets in Week 14, we're offering a recipe to take your road trip tailgate to the next level. This week Theo Mitchell and our Saints Live Well crew are in the kitchen preparing New Jersey Salmon courtesy of HelloFresh.

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Working or studying outside of working hours can damage your motivation and enthusiasm for work

The traditional 9-to-5 work week has in many cases been replaced by hybrid working hours that fit your needs - but at what cost if you work too much? But working an unconventional schedule and checking in any time of the day, night or weekend is […] (Author: Gardener)

working hoursGood News Good Conversations Are You Using Your 8 Forms of Capital? From the social to the spiritual and intellectual, capital is more than money Good Gifts The heartwarming feel-good book we all need Getting in the way of your motivation and enthusiasm for work Working or studying in your “free” hours can hurt your motivation and enthusiasm at a cost if you work too much? However, according to a new Cornell study, working to an unconventional schedule and checking in any time of the day, night or weekend is not necessarily beneficial for the modern workforce. "Even if you're still working 40 hours a week, you're working during a time that you've mentally coded as free time or time that should be for a vacation - and that can make you suddenly feel that your job is less enjoyable," said Kaitlin Woolley, Cornells SC Johnson College of Business. "We felt that being able to work when we wanted could sometimes influence our attitude towards our work, too," Woolley said. So she and Laura Giurge, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences at the London School of Economics, set out to study the impact of working (or studying) outside of work hours on job satisfaction and motivation. In one study, researchers approached Cornell students studying in a campus library on President's Day. They reminded half of the participants that they were studying during a federal holiday; the other half did not receive this reminder. They then measured students' intrinsic motivation for their schoolwork and asked them how enjoyable, engaging, interesting, and fun they found their materials. Students who were reminded that the day was a public holiday reported that their work was 15% less fun. RELATED: 56% of small business owners believe remote work has made them better leaders, a survey says. They found that working on a holiday Monday was 9% less enjoyable compared to a typical Monday, even though they engaged in similar work-related activities on both days. In the third study, participants were interviewed on a Tuesday, without being reminded that it was a typical workday, then again on a Saturday. Some participants were reminded that it was Saturday, "a weekend day," while others received no reminder. Both groups reported lower job satisfaction on weekend days, although the effect was stronger in the memory group. Woolley and Giurge believe that part of this discrepancy has to do with the idea of ​​"collective free time" - having free time when friends and family are also free. "The real benefit of having a weekend or holiday off is that not only do I have time off, but so do my family and friends," Woolley told the Cornell Chronicle. "And that's why we're suggesting managers set up a 'weekend shift,' so people feel like they're working with others?" The idea of ​​"work-life balance" — setting boundaries between work and "play" times — has recently been a priority for many employers and employees. Woolley said it can be difficult for workers who feel pressured to commit to striking that balance. "Sometimes it's difficult for workers who don't hold positions of power, while I think managers have a responsibility to create that environment for their employees," she said. "I think people are becoming more aware of the importance of this and are shaping their jobs and their life choices to make it possible." Their findings were published Feb. 26 in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, entitled "Working While Non- Standard Work Time Undermines Intrinsic Motivation”. SHARE your thoughts on working after hours by posting this on social media... Quote of the Day

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