Media General to acquire LIN Media in deal worth about 16B in

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Mar 21, 2014 7:50 am MDT Media General to acquire LIN Media in deal worth about $1.6B in cash and stock RICHMOND, Va. – Media General is buying fellow TV broadcaster LIN Media in a deal worth about $1.6 billion in cash and stock.The combined company would own and operate or service a combined 74 stations across 46 markets.The companies say the deal is worth about $27.82 per share and represents an 87 per cent premium over LIN’s Thursday closing stock price. The companies say LIN shareholders will own about 36 per cent of the combined company.The deal also includes about $968 million in debt.LIN Media LLC shares are up 31 per cent in premarket trading, while Media General Inc. shares are up 13 per cent.Under the agreement, LIN shareholders can receive either $27.82 in cash or 1.5762 shares of stock in the combined company for each of their LIN shares. read more

23 genius signs from the StandUpToTrump protests

first_img Here’s how cartoonists reacted to Trump’s controversial travel ban.  10. SIGN GAME HELLA STRONG #StandUpToTrump pic.twitter.com/kuj4IfihCi— N. (@ItsJustNorah) January 30, 2017 #StandUpToTrump pic.twitter.com/GSjN0KBuiN— Momentum (@PeoplesMomentum) January 30, 2017 18. Trump  Demonstrators in Glasgow Credit:PA 19. ‘Duck off’ – Cardiff Credit:Barcroft  Thousands of activists marched in cities across the UK against Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban and they brought some rather genius protest signs along with them.Protesters gathered outside Downing Street in London, while similar protests also took place in cities including Edinburgh, Cardiff, Manchester and Birmingham. 3. Trump protests  21. muslim travel ban  StandUpToTrump: Trump UK protest marches funny signs  4. 12. Trump protests uk  13. Manchester Credit:Barcroft  London Credit:Reuters  CardiffCredit:Barcroft  trump portests london  Alternate reality  Glasgow Credit:PA 8. 5. Cardiff Credit:Barcroft  9. Trump protests  London  London Credit:Reuters  trump  Hard to disagree with this sign spotted near Downing Street tonight. #StandUpToTrump pic.twitter.com/gDEGnywKcn— Greenpeace UK (@GreenpeaceUK) January 30, 2017 11.center_img Demonstration against Trump in Cardiff Credit:Barcroft  20. 16. 6. Cardiff Credit:Barcroft  Outside Downing Street Credit:Barcroft  Best sign #wasteman #StandUpToTrump pic.twitter.com/TBeFbqMz6l— Fay Schopen (@fayschopen) January 30, 2017 Fave sign so far. WE SHALL OVERCOMB. #Wales #Cardiff #MuslimBan #StandUpToTrump pic.twitter.com/R2kVPTCN2W— I Loves The ‘Diff (@ILovesTheDiff) January 30, 2017 Alternative reality Credit:Barcroft  14. LondonCredit:Barcroft  15. trump demo  London Credit:AFP / Getty  23.  Cardiff  “Dump Trump”, “Never again”, “Dogs against Trump” and “Trump can bugger off” were just some of the slogans on display at the march.#StandUpToTrump has also been one of the most popular hashtags on Twitter after more than 1.5 million people signed a petition calling for Trump’s state visit to the UK to be scrapped. 17. Just some of the best signs I’ve seen on twitter from #StandUpToTrump pic.twitter.com/ZzU9uMLJCA— Savannah. (@savybc) January 30, 2017 Dear Queen … Credit:Getty  7. trump protests uk  2. My sign for tonight’s demo #MuslimBanprotest #StandUpToTrump pic.twitter.com/yCtutxdByy— Natasha Bright (@tashbright) January 30, 2017 Ed Miliband (jokingly) channels his inner-Donald Trump when predicting a crowd size for #StandUpToTrump protest in London… pic.twitter.com/zgAsQswB8g— Richard Wheeler (@richard_kaputt) January 30, 2017 23 genius signs from the #StandUpToTrump protest marches1. Trump is a bludclart / wasteman#StandUpToTrump #MuslimBanprotest pic.twitter.com/G1lUCrwtnj— Coco Khan (@cocobyname) January 30, 2017 LondonCredit:Barcroft  London Trump protests  22. Trump protests  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Mincom announces winners of 2010 Innovation Excellence in Asset Management awards at

first_imgMincom, widely covered in the upcoming November issue’s software focus, yesterday announced the winners of the 2010 Innovation & Excellence in Asset Management Americas Award.  Top honours were presented to executives from winning companies attending Mincom’s inaugural Asset Intensive Industry Summit Americas in San Diego, the first event of its kind designed to address the common challenges among all asset-intensive organizations in overcoming barriers to business optimisation and achieving best practices in work and asset management. The 2010 Innovation & Excellence in Asset Management Awards recognised leaders in asset-intensive industries for their successful deployment of innovative business solutions and management practices. Two mining companies were honoured.Category: Lead the Way – Arch Coal, America’s second-largest coal producer, is standardising its nationwide mining operations on the newly launched Mincom Ellipse 8, which Mincom claims is “the industry’s most modern and complete Enterprise Asset Management solution designed expressly for industries with asset-intensive operating environments.”Through its adoption of Mincom’s next-generation suite of mobile-enabled enterprise applications, Arch Coal can further boost its return on assets and workforce performance.  And with Mincom’s open standards approach, Arch Coal is also now integrating the best-in-breed EAM functionality of Mincom Ellipse 8 with its choice of back-office ERP systems.Category: Vision Award – Cliffs Natural Resources standardised its worldwide mining operations on Mincom’s integrated solutions to support critical functions such as asset and work management, and inventory optimisation. Cliffs also has a comprehensive vision for enterprise asset management, which incorporates empowering field workers to optimise productivity and asset performance. Therefore, the company recently initiated an innovative field-enablement project using Mincom Mobility, a suite of fully integrated mobile applications that automates field force operations using mobile devices such as laptops, tablets and PDAs. With Mincom’s mobile workforce management solutions, Cliffs’ field personnel can ensure they perform the right job, with the right resources, no matter where they are. To determine winners of the 2010 Innovation & Excellence in Asset Management Awards, Mincom invited individuals, groups and businesses in the mining, public infrastructure, transit and utility sectors to submit nominations for consideration. Winning submissions were chosen based on the development, delivery and deployment of best-in-class business practices and solution implementations.The event’s Asia Pacific award winners will be announced on November 2 from the Asset Intensive Industry Summit APAC on the Gold Coast of Australia.last_img read more

Outotec Pure Jarosite process employed at MetMex

first_imgOutotec has agreed with Peñoles Group to provide zinc production related technologies to the Met-Mex Peñoles’ zinc production facility in Torreon, Mexico. The contract, valued at approximately €24 million, has been booked in Outotec’s first quarter order intake. Outotec’s scope of delivery includes proprietary Pure Jarosite process, feed pre-treatment system for the roasting process, mercury removal process and OTOVENT™ quench scrubber for off-gas treatment. Outotec will also deliver installation, commissioning and start-up supervision services for the new processes. The equipment will be delivered and taken into operation in 2018.With Outotec’s solution Met Mex Peñoles will be able to treat finer zinc concentrates, improve the efficiency and capacity of its roasting process and reduce the gaseous emissions of the operations. The silver, zinc and lead recovery at the calcine leaching plant will be improved significantly by the newly commercialised Outotec’s Pure Jarosite process. In 2015, Outotec delivered atmospheric direct leaching process and the OKTOP® reactor plant for the same project and this order complements the previous one.“We have partnered with the Peñoles Group for decades and are again proudly supporting their efforts to improve resource efficiency with our technologies. This addition to their zinc process will maximise valuable metals recovery while reducing environmental impact of the operations”, says Kalle Härkki, head of Outotec Metals, Energy & Water business unit.last_img read more

British scientists may have solved the mystery of the yeti with DNA

first_imgThe Himalaya Mountains have long been the backdrop for stories of the Yeti, a large ape-like creature that is said to inhabit the upper slopes of the range. Many supposed sighting of the yeti have been reported over the generations, but no definitive proof has ever been provided for its existence. However, a new genetic study of supposed yeti remains conducted at University of Oxford may have solved the mystery once and for all.Professor Bryan Sykes conducted DNA analysis on a sample of hairs taken from a possible yeti carcass from the western Himalayan region of Ladakh, and another from Bhutan. The genetic profiles were compared to a database of other animals in search of a match, and he found a nearly perfect one. That in and of itself is not unusual — fraudsters often try to pass off an orangutan or large goat carcass for a yeti, but the nature of this match is surprising. According to the DNA, both hair samples belong to a species of ancient polar bear from Norway that lived over 40,000 years ago.The bear species identified by the DNA is from a time when the brown bear and polar bear were separating. Sykes believes the creature known as the yeti could be a descendant of this animal — a hybrid of ancient bears. If true, the scale would be about right, and large bears can rear up on their hind legs, appearing bipedal from a distance.The recent discovery of the hair in such widely separated areas suggests the creature is still alive, according to Sykes. Many parts of the Himalayas are extremely isolated, so it isn’t impossible a large mammal has been living there in secret. It wouldn’t even be the first time an ancient animal was found to still be alive. A class of fish known as Coelacanth were believed to have died out in the Cretaceous, but were rediscovered in the 20th century.The research done by Sykes has been submitted for publication in an unnamed journal, so until other scientists have verified the findings, this should be treated as unconfirmed. Though, the possibility that an ancient species of bear still lives in the Himalayas is, in some ways, more interesting than solving the mystery of the yeti.last_img read more

485 million Powerball jackpot is 5th largest in US history

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa — The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $485 million, making Wednesday night’s drawing the fifth largest prize in U.S. history.It’s been more than two months since someone won the Powerball jackpot, so the prize has been gradually growing from its $40 million starting point.The last time Powerball grew nearly so large was February 2014.Because of strong sales, lottery officials Tuesday raised the estimated jackpot from $450 million to $485 million.Lottery officials are quick to point out that the game is for fun and a chance to dream. They note the chance of winning a Powerball jackpot is about 1 in 175 million.Powerball revenue has been down slightly during a drought of jackpots, but officials say this big prize has caused sales to surge.last_img read more

Megaworld insists POGO exposure small and manageable as license moratorium sees share

first_img RelatedPosts Load More 181 Chinese nationals arrested in dispute over POGO accreditation status Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August “While we are the biggest lessor of office spaces in the Philippines, the (online casino) issue won’t affect both our office and residential businesses because our exposure remains small and manageable,” the company’s Chief Strategy Officer, Andrew Tan, told Bloomberg.Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR announced last week that it had placed a moratorium on accepting new POGO license applications while it addresses a variety of concerns over the scheme. It is believed those concerns relate to an earlier statement released by the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines regarding the proposed transfer of Chinese workers employed by POGOs to self-contained hubs and warning against the illegal inducement of Chinese citizens to gamble either online or in Philippines land-based casinos.There are an estimated 135,000 Chinese workers currently employed in the Philippines by 58 license POGOs.As reported by IAG, POGOs were recently credited with driving a 27% increase in office rentals in Metro Manila in the three months to 31 March 2019 with Megaworld one of the major beneficiaries.Online casino operators now account for 12% of the Megaworld’s total rental gross leasable area and will contribute 8% of total leasing income and EBITDA in 2020, up from 7% of leasable area and 5% of rental income in 2018. However, Tan said such growth was incidental to the company’s broader interests.“We are quite comfortable with this exposure and we don’t see ourselves increasing the percentage contribution of POGO to our business in the next two years,” he said. Philippines office leasing giant Megaworld is adamant that a Chinese crackdown on the country’s Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) won’t hurt its bottom line, even if the market thinks otherwise.According to Bloomberg, Megaworld shares have fallen 22% so far in August, wiping off almost Php43 billion (US$822 million) in market value due to concerns over the impact the crackdown might have on residential sales and office rentals. Philippines rejects China’s call to ban online gamblinglast_img read more

Welcome to the strange awkward future of video games

first_imgCES is a place where video games are literally tossed in the back. In the early ’90s, the games industry collectively told CES to go screw itself after being relegated to a tent at the arse-end of the show. You had to walk past the porn vendors to get to the games area.Fast-forward to 2019 and not much has changed. You’re highly unlikely to see Sony or Microsoft showcase a game, let alone announce a new console or product. But if you look closely, you might get a peek into the future of interactive entertainment . 17:56 CES 2019 Tags CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Post a comment CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 15 Photos “It was kind of a weird launch,” said CEO Jensen Huang, in an absolutely scintillating burn. “Maybe they thought of it this morning.”Man, take it easy, Huang.While it’s weird to watch Mum and Dad argue in public, it’s also a sign of the times. The tech behind the hardware is heating up, and competition is a good thing. In the end it isn’t just the desktop PCs and the niche subset of players who spend thousands on souped-up rigs who’ll benefit. The tech being worked on today will help plebs like myself when it filters down to the chipsets being built into the next generation of consoles.And that next generation is coming.People are already talking about next-gen consolesPhil Spencer was on-stage at CES 2019, bringing his signature brand of laid-back banter to a show that tends to ignore consoles. He was there to talk up the Xbox One X and the partnership with AMD that made the console possible. The subtext: next-generation consoles are coming and streaming tech will almost certainly be at the heart of it.AMD showed off Assassin’s Creed Odyssey running seamlessly on Google’s “Project Stream.” The game was running at 1080p resolution and was extremely smooth. Video game streaming is absolutely a matter of “when,” not “if.”And, of course, there are reports of Amazon working on its own video game streaming tech. So you can bet your bottom dollar that the Amazon-versus-Google narrative is about to spill into the video game realm over the next decade.  Can’t wait.Laptops are big (but convenient)I mean this headline says it all: Boutique PC gaming companies think big at CES 2019. Laptops were back in a big way, with a lot being announced over the course of the show.Kinda like a Switch, right? But in laptop form. CNET Two laptops jumped out at me as being part of a broader trend.First, Alienware announced the m17, which is a 17-inch gaming laptop that’s designed to be incredibly thin and light.Second, Asus announced the ROG Mothership.Both seem tied to the idea that laptops can be big, powerful machines that are viable as desktops for PC gaming while acknowledging convenience is increasingly becoming a factor.The ROG Mothership is modular, taking its cues from devices like the Microsoft Surface. Its keyboard is detachable and the display can sit at different angles. It’s designed to save space and — above all — be convenient.It got me thinking a lot about the Nintendo Switch and the ways in which that device has transformed our ideas of what types of games can be played where. Previously, I considered gaming on the move to be the domain of short-burst play, but I’m increasingly playing big, meaty video games on the move thanks to the Switch. Devices like the ROG Mothership and the m17 could potentially do the same thing in the laptop space.Nostalgia is slowing, for nowimg-4437This was awesome, I promise. Dan Ackerman/CNET Prior to the show I expected to see CES 2019’s gaming space dominated by retro products, NES Classic imitators and the like. That didn’t play out as I expected.In fact, compared to last year there was a marked decrease in retro gaming. Are consumers tired of the nostalgia kick? I don’t think so, but there is a sense that execution is key. Nintendo has done a great job pushing its older back catalogue in authentic ways, but Sony dropped the ball with the PlayStation Classic. Maybe it’s all in the execution.Games are fighting for the public spaceA low-key trend playing out at CES 2019 was the number of companies trying to create video game experiences that live in public spaces. Many are trying to figure out what the arcade or tabletop game of the future looks like.polycadeThe Polycade is going to cost around $3,000. Mark Serrels/CNET In one corner was the Polycade, a high-end console of sorts that lives inside a futuristic arcade cabinet. This is a beautiful, modern-looking, if expensive, piece of tech. It allows people in bars and public spaces to play a multitude of old and new games. I spent some time playing Dead Cells, my favorite game of 2018, on the Polycade. But there was much to choose from.On the tabletop side, the modern Pong table, which started life as a Kickstarter project, was way, way cooler than it had any right to be. It was tactile, rewarding and just super pretty to look at. It was legitimately one of my favorite things at CES this year.VR is confusing and splinteredOn the plus side, HTC announced the Vive Pro Eye with eye tracking, an innovation that truly pushes VR forward in meaningful ways. The ability to navigate menus and play video games using your eyes will no doubt make VR more accessible to a broader audience.Anyone with a VR headset knows the drill. When you get someone to try VR for the first time there’s that awkward period where they have no idea how to move in and out of menus and select games. Eye-tracking helps a lot with that and I’m excited to see these minor steps forward.Still, VR feels like a dream gathering dust. Its presence at CES 2019 was small and what was at the show felt confusing and splintered. There were massive arcade experiences, which are good and we’re going to see a lot of theme parks integrate VR and AR into their attractions. But on the home side, it was a garbled mess of peripherals that are clunky at best and nausea-inducing at worst.There were Cyber Shoes, which strap onto your feet like snowboard bindings and have you roller skating on the spot to move forward. There’s the 3dRudder, which is already available on PC, but now coming to PSVR. That’s like a board that allows your feet to dictate movement in 3D space. I wanted to throw up within a minute.I’m hopeful for VR, but I definitely feel like it’s a tech in need of a hibernation period. Let’s come back in five years or so and see what’s possible. Review • Xbox One X review: Is it worthy of the hype? $369 Mentioned Above Microsoft Xbox One X Share your voice CES 2019: The tech changing the way we play video games See all the best laptops of CES 2019center_img Now playing: Watch this: See it 40 Photos See It Microsoft Xbox One X $319 Amazon 0 It’s terrifying, it’s expensive, and, in the case of VR, it makes absolutely zero sense.Here are some of the trends we spotted.Graphics card wars are backAMD announced Radeon 7, its 7-nanometer GPU. It’s already making waves.Mainly, it has inspired the CEOs of Nvidia and AMD to sling shit at each other in public spaces. Man, take it easy, Huang.  See all the best laptops from CES 2019 Preview • Xbox One X coming November 7 for $499: Everything we know Gaming Culture Asus HTC Microsoft Nvidia Sony Nintendolast_img read more

Audi to Hike Car Price from May in India

first_imgGerman Luxury car maker Audi will increase the price of its cars in India from May, owing to the currency flux and the higher input cost, said the company.”While Audi has exhibited stellar sales performance in 2013 and in the first quarter of 2014, the overall market scenario has remained challenging with the constant fluctuation in forex rate; thus resulting in a rise in input and operational costs. To address this, we have rationalized prices, but have ensured that the impact is as minimal as possible. Additionally, we continue to offer our customers innovative finance solutions from Audi Finance which will make their purchase more attractive.” Carwale quoted Audi India head Joe King.The company also said that the quantum of the hike would be three percent. The price hike will take the Audi A4 to ₹33.96 lakh from the current ₹32.81 lakh and the Audi R8 model will cost more by ₹5 lakh.Audi India which currently sells A4, A6, A8 in the passenger car segment (S6 and S4 in the performance versions of these sedans), Q3, Q5 and Q7 in the SUV segment and R8, V8 and R8 Spyder in the sports car category has posted highest ever monthly sales in March by selling 2,740 as against 1,104 in the corresponding month last year.Audi India is also planning to expand its dealer networks to 40 in India by the end of 2014. Audi opened new showrooms in cities like Mumbai South, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar, Delhi Central, Karnal and Vadodara last year.In March, Audi launched Q3 S Edition at ₹24.37 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), which is about ₹62,000 cheaper than earlier. The Q3 S, the cheapest offering of Audi in the domestic market comes with 2.0-litre diesel motor, which can churn out a power of 140bhp and offers a fuel efficiency of 17.71kmpl. The car offers features like rear parking sensors, cruise control, driver information system, six airbags, electronic stabilisation system and electromechanical parking brake.(Ed: AJ)last_img read more

Tailback on DhakaTangail Highway

first_imgMassive tailback on Dhaka-Tangail highway witnessed in Bawar Kumarjani area in Mirzapur bypass on Sunday. Photo: Prothom AloLong tailbacks have been created at several points on Dhaka-Tangail Highway from Chandra of Gazipur to Elenga in Tangail district due to the dilapidated conditions of the highway triggered by heavy torrential rainfall of the last couple of days, reports news agency UNB.A good number of potholes and cracks have been developed at various points of the busy highway, hindering the hundreds of vehicles to move smoothly, said Gorai Highway Police Station in-charge Kalilur Rahman Patwari.As a result, severe tailbacks have been created since the morning, creating untold sufferings to the Dhaka and northern districts-bound passengers, he added.last_img read more

UPDATE Texas Set To Execute Man Who Killed His ExGirlfriend While On

first_imgPhoto via FlickrCarol Lynn Thomas Hall knew William Rayford had spent time in prison for killing his estranged wife but defended her own relationship with him, telling relatives she believed it was her Christian duty to give the parolee a second chance.The Dallas woman who ran Sunday school at her church became Rayford’s second murder victim in an attack eerily similar to his first killing.Rayford, 64, was set to die Tuesday for Hall’s 1999 slaying. He’d be the nation’s second inmate executed this year, both in Texas. Another is set for Thursday in Texas.Attorneys for Rayford were trying to halt his execution, arguing to the U.S. Supreme Court his death sentence was tainted because his lawyer, while questioning a prison expert during the punishment phase of Rayford’s trial in 2000, was deficient for introducing the subject of race and whether race is a factor in prison violence.The witness also was wrong in testifying the racial makeup of a prison “is linked to the amount of violence within that unit, and by obvious implication, that people like Mr. Rayford — a black man — are the cause of the violence,” Nadia Wood, a Dallas-based federal public defender, told the high court.Lawyers also argued in an appeal to a federal judge in Dallas that a federal court earlier improperly denied money for his appeals, that Hall’s slaying may not have qualified for a capital murder charge and that Rayford suffered brain damage from lead poisoning because he grew up near a toxic site and carries lead residue from old gunshot wounds.Prosecutors said arguments about race in the appeal mischaracterized the trial testimony, drew conclusions not supported in the trial record and did not encourage jurors to consider Rayford’s race when considering his punishment.Evidence “more than established” Rayford kidnapped Hall while trying to kill her, supporting the capital murder charge, and arguments about lead poisoning were based on a “vague, general and nebulous conclusion” by a defense expert, Jay Clendenin, an assistant Texas attorney general, said in a court filing.Evidence showed Hall, who knew Rayford since they both grew up in a Dallas housing project, had broken up with him two months earlier. He entered her home in the Oak Cliff area of south Dallas Nov. 16, 1999, using a key she didn’t know he had. Their subsequent argument turned violent. Her son, Benjamin, then 11, was hit on the head and suffered a punctured lung from the stab wound.Benjamin testified at Rayford’s trial how his mother had run from the home with Rayford in pursuit, how Rayford stabbed him in the back while he tried to protect his mom and how he watched as she was carried by Rayford toward the drainage pipe where her body eventually was found.Benjamin said he was able to find a neighbor.“I asked her, ‘could I please go to her house because a man stabbed me,’” he told jurors. “I couldn’t hardly breathe.”Evidence showed Hall, 44, was beaten, stabbed repeatedly and strangled. Her body was found 300 feet inside the drainage pipe behind her home.Police responding to a call about the attack arrested Rayford at the scene. His clothing and face was splattered with Hall’s blood. He told an officer Hall could be found “in the hole … up in the sewer, in the water.”Rayford in 1986 was convicted of murder for fatally stabbing his estranged wife, Gail Rayford, in front of their four children. She’d obtained a court order four days earlier to keep him away.Rayford was sentenced to 23 years in prison for her slaying but was released after eight years under a then Texas law that allowed release of some prisoners as the state struggled with prison crowding. He’d been on parole for five years when Hall was killed.On Thursday, John David Battaglia, 62, of Dallas, is set to die for the May 2001 shooting deaths of his 6- and 9-year-old daughters.____Attorneys for a Texas prisoner facing execution this week for killing a woman in Dallas in 1999 are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his punishment after the top Texas criminal court refused to consider their appeal.Photo via Texas Department of Criminal Justice 64-year-old William Rayford.Lawyers for 64-year-old William Rayford say his execution set for Tuesday, January 30, evening in Huntsville should be halted so the high court can review whether his trial lawyer during questioning of a witness improperly introduced race as a possible factor jurors could have considered when they decided Rayford, who is black, should die for killing his ex-girlfriend Carol Lynn Thomas Hall.The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals said Friday Rayford’s appeal was improper for procedural reasons and rejected it. Two of the court’s nine judges say they would have stopped the execution. Sharelast_img read more

VIDEO Christian McCaffrey sends an early message at Panthers camp by shaking

first_imgChristian McCaffrey is going to be a handful for NFL defenses in his rookie year out of Stanford. The offensive Swiss Army Knife is already showing out at Panthers camp, and today he roasted All-Pro middle linebacker Luke Kuechly out of his cleats on pass route during some drills.Watch out for McCaffrey. Serious candidate for offensive rookie of the year. Not a terrible mid-round fantasy flier in PPR leagues either.A cleaner version of what Christian McCaffrey did to Luke Kuechly earlier pic.twitter.com/glWgsh5vL7— Bill Voth (@PanthersBill) August 2, 2017last_img read more

Cancun inaugurates new terminal making it Mexicos second busiest airport

first_img Source: The Associated Press Tags: Airports, Mexico Share MEXICO CITY — The Cancun International Airport has inaugurated a new terminal projected to make it Mexico’s second busiest, with an estimated 31 million passengers per year.A government statement says the 18-gate Terminal 4 increases annual capacity by about 9 million passengers and was built for a little over 3.4 billion pesos.The building covers more than 67,000 square meters (700,000 square feet) and expands the airport’s footprint by about 37 per cent.President Enrique Pena Nieto presided over Tuesday’s inaugural ceremony at the airport for the Caribbean beach resort city. According to government figures, Cancun is the country’s No. 1 destination for international tourists and No. 2 for domestic travellers.Mexico City’s Benito Juarez is the country’s most-travelled airport, with 41.7 million passengers last year. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Cancun inaugurates new terminal, making it Mexico’s second busiest airport << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

TIME properties receive the prestigious Green Key Award

first_imgTIME Hotels management has won another environmental accolade, the Green Key Award, a voluntary eco-label that represents a commitment by businesses that their tourism establishments adhere to the strict criteria as stipulated by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).“TIME Hotels has been committed to pursuing an active strategy of initiatives, events and programmes designed to engender a pro-sustainability culture across all our properties and in the communities in which we operate. This Green Key award is a further endorsement of this commitment, and provides further motivation for us to maintain our corporate policy of putting the environment at the top of our agenda for positive change,” said Mohamed Awadalla, CEO, TIME Hotels.The audit covered 12 key areas from water conservation, waste management systems and indoor environment to green activities, staff involvement and guest awareness.No stranger to sustainable initiatives, TIME Hotels launched The Urban Garden project early this year, which can be found at TIME Oak Hotel & Suites in TECOM, Dubai. TIME Oak Hotel & Suites has also recently become a member of the Emirates Green Building Council and formed in 2006 with the goal of advancing green building principles for protecting the environment through the expertise of its members.last_img read more

Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute ri

first_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away 0 Comments   Share   Russ Grimm is a lot of things.Super Bowl champion. Hall of Famer. Cardinals assistanthead coach.But most importantly, he’s a father, a proud father.Grimm took a brief timeout from OTAs to travel back eastto watch his son, Dylan, help Loyola University win it’sfirst-ever NCAA men’s lacrosse national championship.“It’s always great when you can sit back and watch yourkids play,” he said Wednesday after returning fromFoxborough, Massachusetts where Loyola defeated Maryland,9-3. “The season they had—they weren’t even ranked in the Top20 [to begin the year]. They had a good run. They gotsome good players, good chemistry on that team.”Dylan Grimm played defense for Loyola and as a senior wasvoted a co-captain by his teammates.“It’s a good way to end your college career,” said theformer Washington Redskins All-Pro. “I got to go to fourof the games this year. It was exciting.”Two years ago, Grimm—who is entering his sixth seasonwith the Cardinals, was on the opposite sideline of hissecond eldest son, Buccaneers defensive back Cody, whenArizona hosted Tampa Bay. Then Monday, Grimm was in thestands to see Dylan win the lacrosse championship.“I mean it makes you proud,” said Grimm. “But it’s a 50-50 thing because it makes you proud that you’re seeingyour kids play at that level but then again the other partof it is means I’m getting a helluva lot older.” D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’center_img Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkelast_img read more

Kyrgios is the bad

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hit on the idea of a vending machine for the homeless: a 24/7 pit stop where people can access free food clothing and other basic suppliesThe first vending machine launched this month in a shopping center in Nottingham stocked full of supplies like water fresh fruit energy bars chips and sandwiches as well as socks toothpaste toothbrushes and even books The machine was installed by Action Hunger a charity directed by KhaledThe initiative has been close to two years in the making Back in early 2016 he had toyed with the idea of installing stocked fridges in cities across the UK But fridges posed challenges for keeping track of supplies so he switched gears and focused his attention on vending machines instead He devoted weekends and evenings to the project all the while working toward his PhD"I speculatively approached over 50 manufacturers across England and Europe – most ignored my proposal a few politely declined and just before I was about to give up and try to raise funds to buy a machine instead [N&W Global Vending] responded to my letter and invited me to pitch the idea to them" he said "They came on board almost immediately afterwards"N&W Global Vending one of the world’s largest vending companies gave Khaled a 10000-pound or about $13000 machine for free Meanwhile Khaled reached out to the Friary a day center serving the homeless in the Nottingham area Now as a partner organization to Action Hunger the Friary gives out keycards to its patrons which are programmed to permit up to three items being dispensed per day Users have to show up at the Friary once a week to continue receiving access to the keycards The idea is users do not become dependent on the machines and are working toward a long-term plan for getting off the streets Khaled explained He wants Action Hunger’s low-cost vending machines which are restocked daily by volunteers to complement other existing services and believes continued engagement with local support services is key to ending the cycle of homelessnessKhaled hopes to expand quickly across the country as well as across Europe and the United States A machine will be installed in New York City in February followed by San Francisco Seattle and Los Angeles Action Hunger has partnered up with Rescuing Leftover Cuisine a food rescue nonprofit based in New York City and is also in talks with Tyson FoodsOver the next month Khaled and his team will monitor which products in the machine are in highest demand and which aren’t as highly sought after In the longer term they want to crunch data from the keycards to figure out whether giving someone access to free basic necessities contributes to helping them get off the street"Homelessness has become so accepted in our society that we often don’t even look at these people" Khaled said He hopes Action Hunger’s vending machines will represent a step toward a sustainable long-term solution to homelessness Even still he wishes homelessness had never become such a seemingly intractable issue in the first place"In an ideal world I would never have needed to start this charity" he said "I would love nothing more than to shutter this charity next week"Author information:Mary Hui recently graduated from Princeton University and is a reporting intern covering social issuesThere is a palpable confusion and tension among journalists in Osun State as two leading members of the profession were last week transferred from the newsroom to the classroom The duo Mr Adeyemi Aboderin and Mrs Tunrayo Ayegbayo were both employees of Osun State Broadcasting Corporation in Ibokun and Osogbo stations respectively before the transfer While Aboderin is the incumbent Chairman of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) in Osun Ayegbayo is the current Chairperson of National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) in the state However mixed reactions have trailed the transfer of journalists who have put in over two decades of service in the profession A source in one of the stations who pleaded anonymity because of the civil service rule alleged that the transfer was done in bad faith mainly to spite the individuals and create confusion among journalists in the state According to the source it is an antic of the government to silence some dissenting voices in the media which they first put to test in the state-owned station “This is a lopsided transfer to say the least no logical explanation can justify this error it is odd as it is bizzare; it is indeed a conscious affront on the media in the state “I believe that the government is test running its instrument of repression against the media as gubernatorial election in the state draws near it is pertinent for us to be vigilant and resist such antics” Meanwhile moving to justify the action of the government the Commissioner for Science and Technology in the state Mr Remi Omowaye through a social media platform explained that the development is a fallout of a “harmonisation policy” “The transfer is in line 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