Fifteen years after losing their beloved NHL franchise the Jets, Winnipeg rejoices as NHL hockey is returning to the Manitoba capital. The True North Sports and Entertainment group announced on Tuesday that they have completed a deal to purchase the Atlanta Thrashers and move them to Winnipeg in time for the 2011-12 season.
The sale is still pending NHL Board of Governors approval, which should occur on June 21 when the board meets in New York. The transfer of ownership requires 75 percent approval from the Board while relocation only needs a majority result. Both True North and the Atlanta Spirit ownership group signed off on the deal that had been in the works for several weeks. Legal teams representing the Spirit group, along with teams from True North and the National Hockey League spent Monday night and Tuesday morning completing the final details of the purchase. The franchise price is $170 million, which includes a relocation fee of $60 million. As determined by the NHL Board of Governors, the relocation fee will be distributed among the other 29 teams.
The team will play out of the MTS Centre, which opened in 2004 and has a capacity of just over 15,000 seats. With a population of 762,600, Winnipeg will be the smallest market among the 30 NHL cities. The team immediately announced a season-ticket sales campaign in which they will attempt to reach 13,000 subscribers in a drive that begins on Wednesday. A nickname for the team has not yet been selected although overwhelming sentimental support is to get the Jets name back. The Winnipeg/Manitoba Falcons or Bears have also been suggested and are the 2nd & 3rd options at the moment.
I would definitely want to get an upgrade on my BlackBerry. I love BlackBerry and on Jan 1st 2010 was when I bought my first one – a Curve 8320. Even at the time that I had bought it, it was outdated as RIM had already released 4 or 5 more later models. But I was in a crunch due to money and I could afford the 8320 but not the other models. So I opted for it and still love the phone, christened Cindy (after two curvy evergreen women – Crawford & Margolis).
So I would like to get either the BlackBerry Bold 9780 or the Torch. I love both phones and I’m hit by envy every time I see it being used by someone or see a pic/video clip of it. Everytime I see someone using especially the white Bold 9700/9780, I just drool – ok in one case it was also because the lady holding it was a total babe! But you get the picture.
A cousin of mine has the Torch and he advises me to get that one but I am not sure that I want to spend that much money on a phone. Atleast not at the current salary bracket that I am in. The only time I have bought something that costs more than what I make, is when I bought my Lenovo G550 and that was a critical purchase. But I would love to own a Torch.
Also, as stated earlier, I am also looking out for a netbook, mostly for work purposes. I would love to get an HP or Dell or any good brand that has a reliable & sleek looking netbook. It would so help me at work at the moment.
The signs of his infection having dissipated, Mathew Scott is allowed to return to active duty by Col. Young. However Chloe has a growth on her leg which is getting larger. Ginn is introduced to Eli by Camile, hoping that the former’s year spent studying Ancient Technology along with Eli’s work can yield some desirable results. Eli is stunned to hear Ginn’s theory of dialing the Stargate while Destiny is recharging in a star, thereby making it possible for the ship to get enough power to dial Earth. Ginn and Eli are to work together on this project.
Col. Young meanwhile has been drinking heavily in his quarters. He starts getting hallucinations of the blue aliens appearing in large number of ships and demanding to have Chloe handed over to them. Once he wakes up he gets the scientists to work on bringing 6 gun batteries online. Ginn & Eli seem to be developing a bond with each other, watched by Greer. After having another hallucination/dream of the aliens blowing up Destiny, Young approaches Wray for consultation. Both realize that sooner or later Chloe’s condition will force Young to get rid of her if it can’t be cured.
In the mess hall Greer says that he will make it easier for Eli to spend some alone time with Ginn and that Eli should man up and make his move. While they are alone, Eli opens up about his mother’s health situation and his feelings about being so far away from her at this time. They grow closer and Ginn kisses Eli. Meanwhile, Young has secluded himself in his quarters, believing that the ship wants him to replaced from in command and offers to step down. It takes an emotional talk down from Scott to dissuade him and Young takes back control, which reassures most of the military personnel onboard. Rush manages to get Destiny back into FTL.