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    VF Corporation announces new programs to advance racial equity

    VF Corporation announced its implementing new programs and actions to advance racial equity within the company and beyond. The CARE program aims to combat further opportunity gaps that Black and Brown Americans struggle with, such as access to education, economic equity, and environmental justice. VF’s latest set of commitments aligns with its inclusion, diversity, equity, and action (IDEA) strategy. The commitment’s core focus is to benefit VF’s employees, communities, consumers, and society, said the corporation. Some of the commitments include: fix any outstanding pay gaps between employees by 2024 while additionally have 50 percent diverse candidates (defined as women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and individuals with disabilities) when hiring or promoting candidates,…

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    Jim Ross Discusses RVD Leaving WWE, Lilian In Playboy

    Source: JRsBarBQ.com Jim Ross has updated his blog. As always, its full of interesting industry news and speculation – below are the hilights: In JR’s latest blog entry, he speaks on Big Show dropping weight, RVD’s post-wwe status, Lilian/Playboy rumors and more. Below are several highlights from his blog entry: On RVD’s Post-WWE Status: “I don’t know RVD’s future plans but I wish him well no matter what he does. It wouldn’t surprise me to see Rob take some time off and allow his body to rest and to heal. Rob is a special talent and he married an Oklahoma girl so you know he ranks high on my list…

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    Portuguese GP wins race to fill final 2021 slot

    The final place on the 2021 calendar will go to the Portuguese Grand Prix, according to Autosport magazine citing “sources with good knowledge of the situation”. The FIA unveiled a 23-race season last month, but left the venue for the race now scheduled for May 2 as ‘to be confirmed’ with a possible second race at Bahrain among the options under consideration. But after weeks of uncertainty over the current coronavirus situation in the country, reports say that a deal has now been struck to bring F1 back to Portimao for a second time. Read also: FIA confirms record 23-race calendar for F1 in 2021 F1 teams will be officially…

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    IAF and ITMF, in collaboration with the ITC, unveil SCI at OECD Forum

    An initiative to accelerate reduction of audit and standard fatigue During a side session organized by the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) and the International Apparel Federation (IAF) at the OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector held online from February 1st to February 5th, the two organizations unveiled their joint initiative, the SCI or Standards Convergence Initiative. The SCI will serve as a global industry wide platform to discuss and develop a strategy as well as the tools to accelerate the reduction of audit and standard fatigue in the clothing and textile industries. The auditing conduct of standard holders, along with brands, retailers and other…

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    Spike Comes Down On TNA; New TNA Belts, TNA Mascot

    sources: Wrestling Observer Newsletter, www.f4wonline.com Spike TV came down on TNA due to several incidents of men beating up women on their programming. The breaking point was the angle two weeks ago where Ms. brooks took both a powerbomb and guitar shot from Jeff Jarrett in the same segment. This move won’t affect PPV booking, but right now there looks to be a moratorium on men beating up women on Spike TV. You can see pictures of TNA’s new belts here. It seems inevitable that at some point the new TNA mascot, Stomper The Kangaroo, which debuted at Sunday’s TNA PPV, is going to attack someone. The person in the…

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    More Details On Why Ariel Was Released

    source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter Shelly “Ariel” Martinez’s release was a bit of a surprise to most since she was on television weekly. The main reason given for her release was that the people making the decisions didn’t think she had “the right look,” which is kind of a nice way of saying that she wasn’t pretty enough in the eyes of one Vincent Kennedy McMahon. McMahon was negative on using her from the start because she didn’t have the typical model look that he likes. However, Paul Heyman sold him on her because she did a good job playing her gimmick while she was in Ohio Valley Wresling. When Heyman…

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    Details On Sabu's Final Days With WWE; His Dislike For Tommy Dreamer, More

    Source: Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter Tommy Dreamer wasn’t sad to see Sabu leave WWE, as the two have not gotten along in years. Those close to Sabu say that he had grown increasingly frustrated with many things in WWE, in particular the “new” ECW and the fact that his body can no longer do what his mind envisions. Sabu felt that the new ECW was demeaning and mishandled and never really approved of Vince McMahon’s idea for the brand. Furthermore, Sabu did not like that fact that he was unable to work the way that he wanted too in the ring due to the abuse his body has taken over…

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    WWE’s Upcoming Supplemental Draft, Mickie James, The Hardys, More

    Source: The Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter, PWInsider.com – The reason that WWE delayed their Supplemental Draft until Sunday is because if it had taken place on Wednesday as originally planned, it would not have made sense for a wrestler to be drafted to RAW, only to show up on SmackDown Friday because the show is taped on Tuesday night. Therefore, the draft will happen this Sunday, presumably for wrestlers to be able to debut on their respective brands on next week’s television. – Click here for an interview with WWE diva Mickie James done by the Richmond Times Dispatch. – The News and Observer out of North Carolina has a…

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    The Miz's Move To ECW, Dave Taylor's Future, Ashley/Survivor

    source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter The Miz was not ready to be a real star on one of the main brands, but with less competition for top stops and being young, ECW was a good place for him, hence the move. Management thinks he’s passable in the ring, but that he has great appeal to a younger audience. They are going to market him as the guy all the girls want, thinking that will make him cool to the audience. Furthermore, head writer Michael Hayes was never hot on The Miz, which might explain why he hadn’t done much of note the past few months. Regarding William Regal’s move to Raw,…

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    Batista's Incredibly Controversial Book, SVR 2008 Delayed?, Lacey Von Erich

    source: www.f4wonline.com — Those who have seen Batista’s book say it’s “insane.” It’s sure to ruffle a few feathers in the WWE locker room. Batista has said time and time again that he’s the most boring guy in the world, which sounds like it would make for a lackluster book, but as it turns out, he talks nonstop about who he hates and does not respect in the locker room in his book. This could very well be major trouble in the making since he’s hated by most of the locker room as it is. Batista also gives his thoughts on certain creative decisions WWE has made and more. He…