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first_imgDale Earnhardt Jr. says his family is “truly blessed” that nobody was seriously injured when his plane crash-landed last week in Tennessee.The retired NASCAR driver, now a television analyst, issued a statement Monday on social media praising the “quick response of my pilots, local law enforcement, emergency personnel and hospital staff.” He thanked people for their phone calls, messages of support and prayers.FILE – In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks at his daughter, Isla, and his wife Amy on pit row prior to an Xfinity Series NASCAR auto race at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Va. Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were in a plane crash landing Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, near Bristol Motor Speedway. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)Investigators say the plane carrying Earnhardt and his family bounced multiple times during a crash-landing Thursday in Elizabethton and veered off the runway before ending up on a highway. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause.A member of the National Transportation Safety Board looks at the wreckage of a plane that Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and daughter and two pilots and a dog were on when it crash landed Thursday at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, Tenn., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the crash near Bristol Motor Speedway. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)Earnhardt was with wife Amy, 15-month-old daughter Isla, two pilots and the family dog. He was to have been part of NBC’s broadcast team for Saturday night’s Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.Earnhardt says he and his wife appreciate the privacy extended to them as they process what happened.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgU.S. SENATOR JOHN THUNE WAS BACK HOME IN SOUTH DAKOTA THURSDAY AND MADE TWO STOPS IN NORTH SIOUX CITY:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/THUNE1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………TO THE AREA. :14THE REPUBLICAN SENATOR IS AWARE THAT SEVERAL DEMOCRATIC SENATORS ARE CAMPAIGNING FOR PRESIDENT IN IOWA, BUT VOTING TO BLOCK FLOOD DISASTER AID TO THE TRI-STATE AREA:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/THUNE2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….DESPERATELY NEEDED. :17SENATOR THUNE SAYS HE SPENT HIS EASTER WEEKEND READING THROUGH THE MUELLER (MULLER) REPORT AND OFFERED HIS PERSPECTIVE ON IT:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/THUNE3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………..EVERYDAY LIVES. :18BUT THUNE ALSO REALIZES THAT DEMOCRATS, ESPECIALLY IN THE U.S. HOUSE, CAN’T SEEM TO LET IT GO:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/THUNE4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………GOOD FOR THEM. :28THUNE ALSO PARTICIPATED IN AN ECONOMIC ROUND TABLE WITH NORTH SIOUX CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS AND BUSINESS LEADERS AT THEIR CITY HALL.Photo providedlast_img read more

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: POLB The US Federal Maritime Commission has launched the first phase of investigation into port demurrage, detention, and free time practices.As part of the probe, FMC Commissioner Rebecca Dye has ordered ocean common carriers to provide information and documents explaining those practices. A similar effort with respect to container terminals at major US ports is also underway.Carriers have been directed to provide detailed information about their detention and demurrage practices, especially regarding circumstances where shippers are not able to retrieve cargo.“The ultimate resolution of this investigation will have the potential to affect every ocean common carrier calling the United States. It is vital that the information we gather is representative of business and operational practices, as well as market conditions, nationally,” said Commissioner Dye.Commissioner Dye emphasized that it is critical that shippers, dray truck companies, and other affected parties who can document specific allegations and provide supporting materials of unreasonable port detention and demurrage practices and fees step forward and cooperate with the investigation.“We expect concerned parties to participate robustly in this investigation. Their cooperation is essential,” said Commissioner Dye.An interim report of findings and recommendations is due no later than September 2, 2018. A final report will be issued to the Commission for consideration, discussion, and vote no later than December 2, 2018.last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON — The Wall Street Journal reports U.S. prosecutors are investigating whether Chinese tech giant Huawei stole trade secrets from U.S. companies.The newspaper says investigators are looking into whether the company stole technology behind a robotic device that T-Mobile used to test smartphones.The Journal report Wednesday cites several people familiar with the matter who are not identified by name.They told the newspaper the investigation was prompted in part by lawsuits against Huawei. In one of those cases, a Seattle jury ruled that Huawei misappropriated the robotic technology from T-Mobile’s lab in Washington state.The Justice Department declined to comment.Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada last month. The U.S. is seeking to extradite her to face charges she misled banks about the company’s business dealings in Iran.The Associated Presslast_img read more

31 August 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today paid tribute to the accomplishments of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), co-recipient of last year’s Nobel Peace Prize, as he marked its 20th anniversary. “Anniversaries are an opportunity to look forward by taking stock of the past,” he said in an address to the body’s 29th session in Geneva which runs until 4 September. “In the case of the IPCC, we have many milestones to celebrate.”Mr. Ban hailed the Panel’s numerous achievements, such as its groundbreaking Second Assessment Report in 1995 that provided the foundation for the Kyoto Protocol, the legally binding regime for reducing greenhouse gas emissions whose first-round commitments end in 2012.“Most recently, last year’s Fourth Assessment Report put to rest any lingering doubts on climate change – it established that climate change is real, it is happening, and that human activity is the primary driver of this phenomenon,” he said.The Secretary-General credited the study with elevating the issue to the “highest levels of political and public consciousness” and for leading to the breakthrough climate talks last December in Bali, where global leaders agreed on a road map to address the issue.The IPCC’s “rigorous scientific tradition” and relating science to public policy are some of the keys to its success, he noted.Mr. Ban underscored the need to keep up the momentum towards reaching agreement on a successor pact to the Kyoto Protocol, talks on which are scheduled to conclude late next year at a summit in Copenhagen, Denmark.The latest round of these negotiations in Accra, Ghana, wrapped up this week.“It is crucial that this new agreement measures up to your Panel’s scientific findings,” he told the IPCC. “That is why I look to you to constantly make the scientific case for action on the road to Copenhagen, and indeed beyond.”Speaking to reporters later in the day, the Secretary-General stressed that climate change is a global crisis which requires a concerted response through global partnerships. “We have the technology, we have the financing, we have the resources, we have the scientific findings, what is largely lacking is political will to address this issue,” he stated.The Panel was established in 1988 by the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to help the world better understand the phenomenon of climate change.Mr. Ban arrived in Geneva from Turin, Italy, where he hosted a two-day retreat for the Organization’s senior managers.Tomorrow he is scheduled to attend a memorial ceremony for the 19 August 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad, and meet with survivors and the families of victims.He is also expected to witness the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Iraq and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on science and technology cooperation.Later in the day the Secretary-General travels to Spain, where he will speak at Exposition Zaragoza 2008 about the importance of water for social, economic and political security and meet Foreign Minister Miguel Ángel Moratinos. He then visits Madrid for talks with Prime Minister José Luis Zapatero. read more

UN Independent Expert Catarina de Albuquerque issued a statement in Geneva – on the eve of World Toilet Day tomorrow – saying that the scale of the crisis is enormous, with an estimated 2.5 billion people lacking access to decent sanitation.“There is compelling evidence that sanitation brings the single greatest return on investment of any development intervention – roughly $9 for every $1 spent,” Ms. de Albuquerque said. “Yet it remains the most neglected and most off-track of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets.”The MDGs are a series of targets agreed upon by world leaders for reducing social and economic ills, all by 2015, and they include the goal of halving the proportion of people without safe drinking water and basic sanitation.But Ms. de Albuquerque, who is the Independent Expert on the issue of human rights obligations attached to access to safe drinking water and sanitation, said the question of sanitation has been treated as “a taboo topic” for too long.“Investing in sanitation will not only lead to the enjoyment of human rights, but will also contribute to improved development outcomes and overall living standards.”The Independent Expert noted that poor sanitation leads to devastating consequences. An estimated 5,000 children die from diarrhoea every day, and treating diseases related to diarrhoea costs an average of 12 per cent of national health budgets in sub-Saharan African countries. Lack of toilets in schools increases the number of student absences, and worker productivity also suffers through widespread disease and illness. More basically, being forced to defecate in public is an affront to human dignity.“Infant deaths, lost work days and missed school are estimated to have an economic cost of around $38 billion per year,” according to Ms. de Albuquerque, who added that sanitation is considered by many to be the most important medical advance since 1840 – superior to antibiotics, vaccines and anaesthesia.Independent Experts such as Ms. de Albuquerque serve in an independent and unpaid capacity and report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The Portuguese lawyer took up her post on 1 November. 18 November 2008Boosting the standard of sanitation in poor countries worldwide is a matter of basic human dignity, and yet 40 per cent of the global population still does not have access to toilets, a United Nations rights expert said today, calling for donor investment to be stepped up to save lives and reduce the spread of diseases. read more

OTTAWA — Newly released documents show CN Rail argued against an emergency provision — implemented after the Lac-Megantic disaster — requiring that trains loaded with dangerous goods such as crude oil never be left unattended.Transport Minister Lisa Raitt issued the emergency directive last July 23 to address key safety deficiencies exposed by the fiery derailment that claimed 47 lives in the small Quebec town.The measures dictated that at least two crew members work trains carrying hazardous goods, adding that no such train could be left unattended on a main track.A July 9 memo obtained by Greenpeace Canada under the Access to Information Act shows CN Rail objected to having a crew member present round-the-clock, saying ensuring full compliance with the rule would be “nearly impossible.”Transport Canada quietly approved final safety rules, drafted by the railway industry, on Boxing Day just as the emergency directive was set to expire.The latest rules drop the requirement that a train with hazardous cargo be continuously attended, but insist if it is left on its own that precise braking instructions be followed and the cab be secured to prevent unauthorized entry. read more

The Sri Lanka navy assisted the Sri Lanka Coast Guard to arrest twelve Indian fishermen along with two fishing trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan waters North-West of Thalaimannar.The navy said that the arrested fishermen were brought to Thalaimannar and handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (Thalaimannar) for onward action. (Colombo Gazette)

They were teenagers who tricked the internet with fake news headlines, creating a website with hoax articles that earned them thousands of dollars.They have since shut it down and are now focusing their talents on something more legit.These St. Catharines tech whizzes hit click bait gold and turned a huge profit creating fake news articles while still in high school.One of the teenagers behind the website, Yaman Abuibaid says, “We had $900 in our account within the first day which is crazy. It was an article titled Justin Trudeau bans Donald Trump from entering Canada.They launched their website, Hot Global News-Dot-Com in 2014 and it went viral. Earning thousands of dollars a month from ad revenue, mostly through Facebook.They shut down the website in 2016 after backlash online for creating fake headlines, although they did have a disclaimer labelling the content as satire.Re-thinking their online strategy, they took their skills, their passion for web development and what they learned with Hot Global News-Dot-Com to now help other businesses. Managing social media and building websites.They say at first it all seemed harmless, writing these articles that gained thousands of ad clicks. Before they shut it down they had posted around 40 fake articles and their website had 10-thousand visitors read more

by The Associated Press Posted Jun 25, 2015 6:02 am MDT Last Updated Jun 25, 2015 at 9:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Marriott, Universal Music Group form partnership for concerts, events with top acts FILE – In this May 22, 2015 file photo, Singer Jessie J performs on ABC’s “Good Morning America” at SummerStage in Central Park in New York. Marriott is getting into the music business. The chain said Thursday, June 25, 2015, it is linking up with Universal Music Group in a partnership in which some of the music conglomerate’s top stars will perform at Marriott hotels, as well as other branding opportunities. The partnership kicks off next week as Jessie J performs at the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Marriott is getting into the music business, so to speak.The chain said Thursday it is linking up with Universal Music Group in a partnership in which some of the music conglomerate’s top stars will perform at Marriott hotels, as well as other branding opportunities.It’s the latest move as various hotel chains join with music stars to lure guests with special concerts and events with top acts for its rewards members.Marriott is going one step further with what it calls a “first-of-its-kind” partnership with Universal, whose acts range from Kanye West, U2, Taylor Swift and Sam Smith, to hold concerts, offer music downloads, video series, concert tickets and other incentives. Marriott is also offering members special VIP opportunities without requiring them to cash in their points.The partnership kicks off next week as Jessie J performs at the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel.___Online:http://www.marriott.com read more

Junior guard Sam Thompson takes a shot during a game against Penn State Jan. 29 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 71-70.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThad Matta just needed somebody to hug.After Wisconsin sophomore forward Sam Dekker’s last-second heave clanged off the rim Saturday at the Kohl Center, signaling a victory for Ohio State, the jubilation on the Buckeye sideline was clear.The man Matta grabbed was the team’s video coordinator, Jake Diebler, and OSU’s coach said Monday it was because Diebler was the closest guy to him.“He was the first guy I could find,” Matta said with a laugh. “Because I had the line on Dekker’s shot, and I thought it was off to the right and I’ll be honest, I’ve seen what these guys have done. I’ve seen what the staff has done to get us ready to play that game and it was obvious with the ending the other night (against Penn State Wednesday), there was a sense of excitement, a sense of relief.”The sense of relief Matta felt after the 59-58 victory over the Badgers percolated throughout the rest of the team, but senior guard Aaron Craft said it’s not the time to sit back and be satisfied, especially with the Buckeyes set to visit No. 17 Iowa (17-5, 6-3) Tuesday at 7 p.m.“We got a big win the other day, and we don’t want to rest on that either,” Craft said Monday. “Our biggest focus right now is to find a way to be better than Iowa. Everything else will really take care of itself the more we go on.”The Hawkeyes came to Columbus and handed the Buckeyes (17-5, 4-5) their first home loss of the season Jan. 12, a 84-74 outcome where OSU struggled against Iowa’s zone defense.OSU committed 17 turnovers in that loss, something Craft said cannot happen Tuesday.“We just can’t turn the ball over. That’s what cost us the game the first time,” Craft said. “We had the lead, and turned the ball over quite a few times down the stretch … When they’re at their best, they’re getting buckets in transition, getting fouled, getting to the free throw line. That’s what we can’t do if we want to be in it at the end of the game.”Junior forward Sam Thompson, who got his first start of the season in the win against Wisconsin in place of junior guard Shannon Scott, agreed and said in order to figure out the zone, the team just needs a different mindset.“I think it’s just about our mindset on the offensive end against the zone. Last time we played Iowa, we didn’t do a good job of attacking that zone, we really let that zone dictate the way we played on offense,” Thompson said Monday. “We were sort of playing on our heels, moving the ball from side to side and not really looking to attack.”The Buckeyes — who dropped out of the top 25 rankings for the first time since Jan. 2010, when the latest poll was released Monday — also allowed 44 points in the paint against Iowa in the Jan. 12 loss. Fixing that issue isn’t just on one guy either, Craft said.“It’s a team defensive effort. They do a good job of setting good screens and getting guys in the paint, whether it’s tight curling or driving the ball off that,” Craft said. “They’re gonna score in the paint, that’s kind of their MO this year. They score in the paint and they get to the free throw line. So we need to find ways that we can hopefully minimize that as much as possible and not get down or not get frustrated when they do maybe go through a stretch where that happens. You have to find a way to get to the next play and move on.”It is clear OSU is going to need an entire team effort to leave Iowa City with a victory and to win back-to-back games for the first time since starting the season 15-0. Solving the riddle against Wisconsin was a start, Matta said, and continuing it won’t be easy.“That is the plan,” Matta said about getting a few wins in a row. “It’s a lot easier said than done, reeling a couple off. We went in, we won a tough game. You think about the game before that comes down to the last shot, this one comes down to the last shot. I’d love to not be in that position — it’s making me old, but it is what it is … I liked the energy that we had in huddles, down the stretch guys talking saying ‘We gotta do this, we’ve been here before.’ You hope you can build on that.” read more

first_imgThe night of the full moon on August 21 will be celebrated with free events and open access to major sites, museums and monuments throughout Greece, with open-air performances of music, theatre and even guided tours offered by the culture and sports ministry.In an announcement, Culture Minister Panos Panagiotopoulos publicly thanked the staff involved in ensuring that the “Under the Light of the Moon” programme is a success, such as archaeologists, museum curators or guards at sites and museums, as well as local authorities for their support.According to AMNA, in Attica, however, the Athens Acropolis and Sounion sites will not be open after 8:00 p.m. for safety reasons, due to risks of injury to visitors due to works being carried out on the sites. In Sounion, visitors will have free access to the hill adjacent to the Temple of Poseidon, which has a view of the temple.There will also be free access to Filopappou Hill in Athens, opposite the Acropolis, where the Athens Municipality΄s Philharmonic Orchestra will hold a concert beginning at 9:30 p.m. entitled “On Filopappou my love is hidden somewhere”.Visitors can visit the temporary exhibition “The Antikythera Wreck – The ship, the treasures, the mechanism” at the National Archaeological Museum free of charge (from 8:00-11:00 p.m.) and there will be a night of music with musicians Lina Nikolakopoulou and Argyro Kaparou in the garden of the Numismatic Museum of Athens at 9:00 p.m., sponsored by the Museum Catering Company SA.Visits to the archaeological site at Amfiareio will be accompanied by recordings of orchestral music and the singers Vasilis Lekkas and Melina Kana will be performing at the archaeological site in Elefsina.There is also a symbolic attempt to ΄bridge΄ the islands of the southern Aegean through a recital on the islands of Andros, Paros, Antiparos, Milos, Amorgos, Sifnos, Ios, Kea, Kimolos, Santorini, Syros, Ikaria and Samos of Federico Garcia Lorca΄s poem “Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias” as delivered by Andy Garcia in the 1996 film ΄Marcos Zurinaga Muerte en Granada΄ and by Greek actor Manos Katrakis in the 1971 Greek translation by Nikos Gatsos, from a play by Stavros Xarhakos, and by Notis Pergialis in the 1950s from a Greek translation of the poem by Stathis Spiliotopoulos.In addition to the events listed above, each region of the country will be hosting events at key sites, especially of music, video shows but also guided tours.Source: English.capital.gr Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgOLYMPIA — A gun rights rally at the Capitol in Olympia is expected to draw 2,500 people, including some with weapons.The Department of Enterprise Services says it issued a permit to “2nd Enforcers” for the “Firearm Freedom Rally” scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon near Tivoli Fountain.The department says organizers have worked with the Washington State Patrol to ensure that the rally is not perceived as threatening.last_img

first_imgMARGATE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police in Margate are on the lookout for a carjacked Sedan, Friday morning.According to officials, a pair of crooks walked up to a woman and punched her in the face before taking her car.It happened near Lakeside Drive and Coconut Creek Parkway, Thursday night.The stolen car is a 2016 blue Hyundai Genesis with a tag of 006ICM.If you have any information on this carjacking, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgNETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am ‘Hamilton’ wins Best Musical Theater Album Twitter Facebook The GRAMMY winner will be awarded the Latin Recording Academy’s President’s Merit Award for his “outstanding and numerous contributions to the Latin community”Renée FabianGRAMMYs Nov 6, 2017 – 10:52 am As the esteemed creator of the smash hit musical “Hamilton,” it’s no surprise Lin-Manuel Miranda will add another accomplishment to his impressive résumé — the Latin Recording Academy’s President’s Merit Award. Email Lin-Manuel Miranda To Receive Latin Recording Academy Award News Lin-Manuel Miranda Earns President’s Merit Award lin-manuel-miranda-receive-latin-recording-academy-award Miranda will be bestowed the yearly honor at the 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards on Nov. 16 for his “outstanding and numerous contributions to the Latin community.” In particular, following the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico in September, Miranda composed the bilingual single “Almost Like Praying” with contributions from other artists, including Marc Anthony, Camila Cabello, Gloria Estefan, Luis Fonsi, and Jennifer Lopez.In a little over a week the single rose to No. 1 on the digital songs chart and debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 with more than 111,000 downloads. All proceeds from the single were donated to The Hispanic Federation’s UNIDOS Disaster Relief Fund in an effort to aid Puerto Rico’s recovery efforts.”We are honored to present Mr. Lin-Manuel Miranda with the prestigious President’s Merit Award at this year’s 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards in recognition of his artistry, vision and the masterful ways he uses his craft to empower and highlight Latin-related issues in the United States,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of the Latin Recording Academy. “Lin-Manuel’s urban and social poetry have provided strength and encouragement to every Latino motivated to get ahead. He has brought pride to our community by reminding us of the resilience and fortitude we demonstrate on a daily basis.”18th Latin GRAMMY Performers: Bad Bunny, Alejandro Sanz & MoreRead morelast_img read more

first_imgQatar Airways revealed that it is keen to pick up a 49% stake in Indigo, if offered, and sought the opening up of Indian skies to established carriers.Qatar Airways would be ‘extremely interested’ if Indigo offers a 49% stake, said its group chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker, speaking on the sidelines of unveiling of the Airbus A350-900, in Doha on Wednesday. ReutersThe gulf-based airline is the launch carrier for the new range of airplane. Noting Qatar Airways as ‘already established’, he sought the opening up of airline market, for internationally established players.He added that Qatar Airways remains keenly interested to grow in Asia’s third largest economy, to which Qatar is a long time supplier of crucial LNG, used for fuel and fertilizer purposes.Ruling out stake purchases in SpiceJet and GoAir, Al Baker maintained, Indigo is the only efficient carrier in India, but the country cannot depend on a single airline.IndiGo is owned by Rahul Bhatia of InterGlobe Enterprises holding 51.12% and Rakesh S Gangwal holding the rest through his Virginia-based company Caelum Investments.Expressing confidence in Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the pro-business, pro-economic development, pro-job policy formulation must consider aviation as a very important tool in delivering Modi’s vision for India, he said.”You cannot talk about ‘Make in India’ unless you open up the air services to India, the airways to India to fulfil the vision he (Modi) has,” PTI quoted Al Baker. IndiGo aircraftReutersNoting the demise of Kingfisher Airlines, with others struggling, Al Baker insisted that aviation growth in India become a priority, with the Prime Minister facilitating development.Qatar Airways seeks to leapfrog its other Gulf counterparts, who enjoy 50,000 seats a week for Abu Dhabi and 54,000 for Dubai, while Qatar Airways is entitled for only 24,000 seats a week.Picking up a stake in Indigo would boost Qatar Airways’ ability to take on the Ethiad-Jet Airways partnership. Indigo holds about 32% of the domestic market share, which would prove a boon, which Qatar Airline wants to exploit in connecting the West-flying traveller through its Doha hub.Flying the A350 XWB, Qatar Airways becomes the world’s only operator using the entire family of Airbus’ modern airliner portfolio, made of the A320, A330, A340, A350 and A380.last_img read more

first_imgXerox Corp will split into two companies, one holding its legacy printer operations and the other its business process outsourcing unit, it said on Friday, in a bid to be more nimble after years of trying to integrate the businesses.Activist investor Carl Icahn, who first revealed a stake in Xerox in November, will get three board seats on the outsourcing company. He tweeted on Friday that “the separation will greatly enhance value for Xerox Corp shareholders.”Xerox shares rose nearly 6% to $9.78.Xerox Chief Executive Officer Ursula Burns said in an interview on Friday that the strategic review had been underway before Icahn publicly revealed he had bought Xerox shares.”The reason why it was easy to get to a decision is because we do have two businesses that rotate around two different axes,” Burns said.Xerox also posted fourth-quarter results, with profit rising 42.5% and costs and expenses falling 7.3%.The company, whose shares had fallen more than 30% in the past 12 months, has tried to turn itself around by focusing on software and services as customers cut printing costs.The document technology company, which will make printers and copiers, will have annual revenue of $11 billion, while the business process outsourcing company will have $7 billion in revenue.Regarding the two companies potentially attracting interest from buyers, Burns acknowledged that Xerox’s board and executives would speak to anyone interested.”They are both strong and both large companies. But this would not be a small buy at $11 billion and $7 billion,” she said.Susquehanna Financial Group LLP analyst James Friedman said he thinks Xerox’s services business once it separates is “an easy acquisition for someone but they will try and grow it themselves.”Xerox had been trying to turn itself around, shifting focus to software and services as corporate customers cut printing costs and consumers shift to mobile devices.Burns, who took the helm in 2009, said on Friday the leadership and names of the new companies were yet to be decided.Xerox also increased its quarterly dividend 11% to 7.75 cents per share, payable on 29 April to shareholders of record on 31 March.Under Burns, Xerox took a leap into the services market in 2010 with its $6.4 billion acquisition of Affiliated Computer Services Inc.Burns said the services business has changed over the years and is not just the old ACS asset. In December 2014, it sold its informational technology outsourcing arm, previously part of ACS, to France’s Atos SE for more than $1 billion.The split, expected to be complete by the end of 2016, will deliver $2.4 billion in savings over the next three years, Xerox said.Lazard and Goldman Sachs were advisers to Xerox while Centerview Partners advised the board of directors.last_img read more

first_imgShrewsburyTuesday, Aug. 69:01 a.m. Walnut St./Tennis Dr. Suspicious person/MV.9:44 a.m. Maple Ave. Suspicious person/MV.2:33 p.m. Amherst Rd. Identity theft.5:50 p.m. Ridgeland Rd. Medical call.8:42 p.m. Arrested, Jonathan M. Bairos, 30, of 37 Liberty Dr., Shrewsbury, for unlicensed operation of MV, registration not in possession, drink alcohol from open container in MV.10:39 p.m. Maple Ave. Suspicious person/MV.11:40 p.m. Florence St. Suspicious person/MV.Wednesday, Aug. 77:39 a.m. Greenbriar Dr. Suspicious person/MV.10:01 a.m. Dartmoor Dr. Animal complaint.11:48 a.m. Boston Tpke. Identity theft.4:32 p.m. Liberty Dr. Preserve the peace.4:37 p.m. Bumblebee Cir. Larceny.9:41 p.m. Francis Ave. Road hazard – trees/wires/debris.10:04 p.m. Venus Dr. Suspicious person/MV.Thursday, Aug. 81:39 a.m. Grafton St. Suspicious person/MV.9:19 a.m. North St. Larceny.11:47 a.m. Arbor Dr. Well-being check.6:09 p.m. Yorkshire Terr. Preserve the peace.11:00 p.m. Lake St. Animal complaint.Friday, Aug. 91:05 a.m. Prospect St./Dartmoor Dr. Suspicious person/MV.6:22 a.m. Arrested, Seth S. Swimm, 28, of 15 Birch Tree St., Worcester, on warrant.9:55 a.m. Grove St. Medical call.1:22 p.m. Liberty Dr. Preserve the peace.4:04 p.m. Wadsworth Rd. Suspicious person/MV.7:39 p.m. Stoneland Rd. Suspicious person/MV.9:10 p.m. Beverly Hill Dr. Medical call.Saturday, Aug. 102:26 a.m. Edgewater Ave. Suspicious person/MV.12:19 p.m. Hartford Tpke. Suspicious person/MV.12:43 p.m. Hartford Tpke. Suspicious person/MV.3:13 p.m. Boston Tpke. Dispute.5:39 p.m. Hartford Tpke. Suspicious person/MV.5:45 p.m. Boston Tpke. Disturbance.Sunday, Aug. 1112:08 a.m. Edgemere Blvd. Disturbance.11:11 a.m. Hartford Tpke./South St. Road hazard – trees/wires/debris.1:43 p.m. Memorial Dr. Animal complaint.6:01 p.m. Spring St. Suspicious person/MV.7:47 p.m. Arrested, Josean Huerta, 30, of 889 Boston Tpke., Apt. 144, Shrewsbury, for unlicensed operation of MV, operation to endanger, speeding, unregistered vehicle, marked lanes violation, improper turn, fail to stop for police, uninsured MV/trailer, false ID following arrest, attach not assigned.9:39 p.m. Hylair Dr. Disturbance.10:44 p.m. Cherry St. Disturbance.Monday, Aug. 128:46 a.m. Blackthorn Rd./North St. Larceny.9:16 a.m. Venus Dr. Medical call.11:47 a.m. Melvin Ave. Animal complaint.12:11 p.m. Stoneland Road Way. Identity theft.2:24 p.m. Redland St. Larceny.5:04 p.m. Harrington Ave. Identity theft.6:09 p.m. Gage Ln. Suspicious person/MV.6:21 p.m. Westwood Rd. Medical call.8:34 p.m. Rolfe Ave. Medical call.Tuesday, Aug. 1312:34 a.m. Church Rd. Suspicious person/MV.5:45 a.m. Main Blvd. Medical call.9:36 a.m. Prospect St. Animal complaint.10:54 a.m. Rawson Hill Dr. Harassment.2:35 p.m. Gleason Rd. Disturbance.4:06 p.m. Boylston St. Suspicious person/MV.8:38 p.m. Hartford Tpke./South St. Road hazard – trees/wires/debris.10:54 p.m. Holman St. Disturbance.Wednesday, Aug. 1412:48 a.m. Edgewater Ave. Suspicious person/MV.3:12 a.m. Flagg Rd. Suspicious person/MV.8:14 a.m. Worthington Ave. Identity theft.10:39 a.m. Lebeaux Dr. Animal complaint.12:05 p.m. Bumblebee Cir. Animal complaint.1:50 p.m. Edgewood Rd./Lake St. Larceny.2:27 p.m. Grafton St. Threats.3:18 p.m. Wilder Rd. Well-being check.5:39 p.m. Hartford Tpke./South St. Suspicious person/MV.Thursday, Aug. 151:13 a.m. Holden St. Suspicious person/MV.3:05 a.m. Pineland Ave. Suspicious person/MV.5:18 a.m. Boston Tpke. Road hazard – trees/wires/debris.The information from the police log is obtained directly from the official records maintained at each police station in our circulation area. It contains arrests and samplings of police activity. Those arrested are innocent until proven guilty. The Community Advocate will publish news of acquittals upon notification and a copy of court-issued documentation.last_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Oct 25, 2018 5:53 am PDT Last Updated Oct 25, 2018 at 6:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ice-T arrested after failing to pay bridge toll FORT LEE, N.J. – Police have arrested Ice-T after he failed to pay a toll at the George Washington Bridge.Authorities say the actor and rapper was ticketed for theft of services Wednesday when he drove through an E-ZPass lane leading to the span connecting New Jersey and New York. The 60-year-old, whose real name is Tracy Marrow, was driving a new McLaren sports car and was also ticketed for not having license plates and registration.Ice-T reportedly forgot his electronic toll transponder and has them for his other vehicles.Ice-T tweeted “Cops went a little Extra. Coulda just wrote a ticket. In and out…Moovin.”He later tweeted a photo of himself filming scenes in Manhattan for “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” in which he plays Sgt. Odafin Tutuola.center_img FILE – In this June 11, 2012 file photo shows rapper and actor Ice-T in Atlanta. Police arrested Ice-T for failing to pay a toll at the George Washington Bridge. The actor and rapper was ticketed for theft of services on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, when he drove through E-ZPass leading to the span that connects New Jersey with New York. The 60-year-old, whose real name Tracy Marrow, was driving a new McLaren sports car and was also ticketed for not having license plates and registration. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File) last_img read more