WWE sources indicate that Luis Ignascio Urive Alvirde, the original Sin Cara, was sent home from Tuesday’s SmackDown taping in Calgary, Alberta, Canada after meeting with company officials. He left the Scotiabank Saddledome before the event’s conclusion.
NEW YORK — Sprint Nextel will start selling the next version of the Apple iPhone in mid-October, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal that cited unnamed sources.
Sprint, the third U.S. operator to become a cellphone distributor for Apple, would be the only iPhone provider offering unlimited use data services for a flat monthly fee if it sticks with its current wireless data offerings.
Verizon Wireless and AT&T will also start selling the device — dubbed the iPhone 5 — in mid-October, according to the story. Sprint, AT&T and Verizon declined comment and an Apple spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.
A mid-October launch for the next iPhone agrees with Verizon’s expectation, announced in July, that it would have a new iPhone in the fall.
AT&T Inc and Verizon Wireless already sell the iPhone 4 but these companies have eliminated flat-fee data plans and instead charge more for customers who use more data services.
Sprint shares closed 10.1 percent higher on Tuesday. An iPhone with unlimited data services is expected to help Sprint, which has been losing subscribers to its rivals, to start reporting net customer additions again, one analyst said.
“Combined with the company’s marketing focus on its unlimited plan, iPhone would drive a rebound in subscriber growth,” said Mizuho analyst Michael Nelson who said it could help Sprint exceed his expectation for fourth-quarter net subscriber additions of about 190,000.
Since Verizon and Sprint use the same network technology, analysts have long speculated that it made sense for Apple to widen its distribution to Sprint. While Sprint executives have previously said they would like to sell the iPhone, they have never confirmed they were in talks with Apple to do so.
If Sprint gets the iPhone in October, No. 4 U.S. service T-Mobile USA will be the only national U.S. operator without rights to sell the device. But T-Mobile USA, a unit of Deutsche Telekom, is seeking regulatory approval for its plan to be bought by AT&T for $39 billion.
Asked about iPhone, T-Mobile USA spokesman Tom Harlin said that “ultimately that’s Apple’s decision.” Harlin also said: “We’re still focused on Android as our number one priority.”
Smartphones based on Google’s Android operating system outsold the iPhone in the second quarter of this year.
One problem that money-losing Sprint would face when selling the iPhone is the higher costs associated as operators tend to pay Apple higher subsidies for the device than for other phones.
“If they were to receive the iPhone I would expect their handset subsidies would increase and it would have a near-term negative impact to margins,” Nelson said.
This could be a tough sell for some investors, especially those who pushed its shares down 20 percent when it reported quarterly results on July 28 as many were skeptical it could meet its profit target for the year.
“Some investors would welcome subscriber growth and others would worry about the increased cost,” said Nelson. “The bulls would argue it’s well worth the cost because it would be accretive to long term margins.”
Verizon Wireless — a venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone Group Plc — started selling iPhones in February, ending AT&T’s three years of exclusive U.S. rights for the the device.
CUFFING SEASON (noun) - Period of time in which a man secures a woman’s services for companionship, sexual favors & most importantly to stack paper.
Terms & Conditions
1. Duration - The season begins September 12, 2011(The Monday after Labor Day) & ends May 18, 2011(10 days before Memorial Day). These bookend dates give you sufficient time to acquire a prime free agent to begin your cuff before the start of the NFL season. It also allows you to let them down easy as their contract comes to a close.
2. Who - Choosing who to cuff is essential to your happiness in this season. Try to select a woman with a birthday between June & September & is gainfully employed. Research has found that black women are the best option to acquire because they are so desperate for attention after being ignored all Jump Off season aka summertime that they’ll do any & everything to satisfy you. Understand by cuffing a black woman you are more than likely acquiring a past & most certainly future scorned woman, tread lightly. Dominicans & the ever so popular “Other” are a distant second. Why? Well it is a known fact that cuffing season also masks as breeding season and who gets pregnant faster than Dominican women? Matter fact, if she’s a Dominican without a child you can rest assure her box is wretched and cease all cuffing negations at once. However, Dominicans are amazing to cuff because they will treat you like a king but always try to extend their contract with performance. It’s feast or fathom with them. “Other” is in play here for the simple fact they are known to be the best looking women on the planet BUT they usually are not good for much else. So when interviewing an “Other” candidate please check her resume’ for domestic history.
3. Responsibilities - The most intricate of them all. She is to cook or bring over dinner at your beckoning call. Cleaning must be done at the very least once a week, including bathroom(they always think that room is an exception, not this season). During sporting events she must have snacks & drinks ready by 12 (noon) & dinner(made or ordered) by 7:15pm the exact time ‘Football in America” on NBC begins. During the actual games, if you have guest over, she must have a book to read & be in a separate room, fully clothed(socks included). NOT parading around in boy shorts & a halter top with no bra showing her supple nipples (See Nerd & Wayno’s Thirst 48) this is a thirst trap. Being that we may not have an NBA season(yes the Knicks got Melo) I ask that you download your teams schedule & she must give you sex during said teams scheduled game. By no means is she ever allowed to wear a scarf, durag or any other contraption on her head while sleeping over. Any masks, retainers or bullshit are prohibited. She is also subject to a thorough search upon entering & exiting your domicile. She may not leave with anything she didn’t come with(I had forks & socks stolen last season smh). All men are different so the rest of her responsibilities are at your discretion but the above is the prerequisite.
4. Social Interaction - The only parties she is allowed to attend are those thrown for an immediate family member, your birthday & her office holiday party. Fuck is she doing out dressed like a “slutty officer” or “slutty nurse” on Halloween? I know Thanksgiving Eve is the biggest party night of the year but she should be in a kitchen prepping for the next day. Christmas she shall be allowed out for Midnight Mass and that is it. New Years Eve? No you can count on her being right next to you on the couch drinking your favorite drink & allowing you to penetrate her by 12:07 after calling her family(immediate only). Facebook is the land of unwaranted thirst & filth so please make sure her relationship status read “Taken”. Nothing more & nothing less. Lastly, if she has a twitter the only acceptable tweets are “#GymFlow” “Mani/Pedi” “Movie night” or any variation of innocence. By no means is she ever allowed to tweet about “Him” because you sir are indeed “Him” & she’s disrespecting your handle 100% by associating you with the ever scandoulous, trifling miscreant “Him”.
5. Benefits - In the interest of fairness, she should reap benefits during this season. You are to allote 30% of your DVR space for her favorite programming but make sure the erase time is set for 2 days. By no means can she get too comfortable, let’s not get out of hand here. If her birthday unfortunately lands during the season, she is allowed to go to her favorite restaurant(at your expense) with her girlfriends(all of which you must screen). She is allowed to leave up to but never exceed four(4) pieces of her property at your domicile for a sense of comfotability. Said articles include a pair of house shoes, a toothbrush, a comb & sweater. Never is she to have any closet space nor leave any feminine products on your premises.
6. Conclusion - This is very delicate. Women are unstable creatures of habit & they conform when comfortable. So when the season comes to an end make sure you break the news in a crowded public area. Preferably you should be good about it & take her out & spend some(as little as possible) of the paper stacked on her as you release her from your roster. Severance packages may be available in the form of considering her for next years Cuffing Season.
The following are a list of guidelines to let you know whether or not your favorite artist sacrifices sick infants to Satan:
1. Black and White Videos
Anyone who films a video in black and white worships the devil. Real Christians shoot their videos on their iPhones and upload them directly to YouTube. Video editing is a tool of Satan.
2. Wealthy Celebrities
Any celebrity on the Forbes list or who makes more than $20,000 a year worships the devil. Even if they donate 60% of to charity, it doesn’t make a difference. That’s still the devil’s money. Only Satan wants you to be wealthy and prosperous. Real Christians take their asses down to the welfare.
3. Experimenting with Different Musical Styles
If your favorite artists has experimented with rock, techno, or electronic music then they worship the devil. Only Satan wants you to be open-minded and musically diverse. Jesus wants you to work with Polow Da Don for the remainder of your life.
If your favorite artist wears outfits that cannot be purchased at Citi Trendz, Basix, Wet Seal or Forever 21 then they have definitely sold their souls to the devil. Satan wants you to experiment with new fashion styles. Jesus wants you to shop at TJ Maxx.
5. Exotic Animals
If your favorite artist has exotic animals in their music videos then they are DEFINITELY devil-worshipping member of the Illuminati. The only animals in the Garden of Eden were pitbulls and rottweilers.
6. Large Army of Dancers
REAL Christians have no more than 4 dancers in their videos. Only Satan wants large groups of women and homosexuals doing the Dougie in unison.
7. Elaborate Settings with Abstract Symbols and Imagery.
Only a child of Satan tries new visual styles and incorporates abstract imagery. Jesus wants all urban music videos to be filmed in the club, the projects, a bedroom, or the WIC office parking lot with all of your cousins doing various jail poses in the background. If you are a REAL Christian the only symbols in your video should be gang signs.
8. Expensive Music Videos
Only Satan worshippers spend more than $100 for a music video. If you are a REAL Christian then your total video budget should be no more than $42, $20 worth of food stamps, and 4 loose Newports.