On Monday, November 2, 2015, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) raised more than 3.3 million at its 14th annual An Enduring Vision benefit gala to support HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and awareness programs across the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean.American Airlines, Robert K. Kraft, The Lauder Foundation- Leonard & Judy Lauder Fund, Mylan, Pablo and Nathalie Salame, Sands Bethlehem, and Wells Fargo served as the Presenting Sponsors of the benefit. The star-studded evening was held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.As part of the evening’s program, EJAF Founder Elton John and Chairman David Furnish presented Enduring Vision awards to three outstanding Foundation supporters – M. Michele Burns, Robert J. Coury, and Tracey Emin.M. Michele Burns is an internationally recognized corporate and philanthropic leader, played an integral part in EJAF’s inception, and has served as an Executive Board Member from the very beginning. Robert J. Coury, Executive Chairman of Mylan, continues to be a visionary in leading the company into areas where it can make a difference, such as improving global health and helping to end the AIDS epidemic. Tracey Emin is one of the most renowned and respected living artists today and is also a fierce humanitarian and tireless advocate for human rights causes.CNN anchor Anderson Cooper emceed the gala dinner for an eighth time. Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, spoke eloquently about the Foundation’s achievements and the role of philanthropy in ending the AIDS epidemic. KC and the Sunshine Band took the stage for a rollicking performance of disco classics. And guest auctioneer Alexander Gilkes of Paddle 8 conducted a live auction featuring such one-of-a-kind items as a neon work of art by honoree, Tracey Emin, a 1999 print of Elton John by photographer David LaChapelle, the opportunity to create bespoke champagne with HATT et SÖNER, a group of unique archival pigment prints by Joel Meyerowitz and fine jewelry by Lily Gabriella.“I cannot begin to express how incredibly grateful I am to all of the amazing donors and friends who support and attend An Enduring Vision year after year,” said Elton. “Their generosity helps to make our lifesaving work possible and brings us closer to achieving our vision of a world without AIDS.”Through the impeccable credibility and reputation attained based on more than two decades of extensive work, EJAF has emerged as a significant leader in the field of AIDS. The Foundation advances public dialogue on critical and controversial issues related to the epidemic and challenges misguided policies and attitudes that block progress in HIV prevention. Proceeds from An Enduring Vision will help support these efforts, as well as EJAF’s grant-making initiatives across the U.S., the Caribbean, and the Americas.
LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May’s parliamentary allies are warning they could remove support from her minority government if she does not alter her Brexit deal with the European Union.Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party struck a deal last year to back May’s Conservatives on major legislation. But the Protestant, pro-U.K. party opposes the Brexit deal’s plans for keeping the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland open after Brexit.In a warning to May, DUP lawmakers abstained late Monday during several votes on finance bill, and voted against the government on one amendment.DUP lawmaker Sammy Wilson said the votes were “designed to send a political message to the government.”Writing in Tuesday’s Belfast Telegraph, May said the deal “puts Northern Ireland in a fantastic position for the future.”The Associated Press
Toronto – Safely insulated in his office building while last Wednesday’s terrorist attack occurred, Muddassar Ahmed decided he needed to do something to support the city he loves. Only hours later Muslims United For London was launched and a fundraiser was born.Wednesday began much like any other day for London’s Muddassar Ahmed. He never imagined that by the end of that day he would be spearheading an effort to raise financial support for the victims of London’s worst terrorist attack in years.Muddassar AhmedAccording to a report in the Independent, he had been at work only about ten minutes that morning before his attention was drawn to a commotion outside his office window. Nothing prepared him for the sight he witnessed. “I was shocked to see the injuries and the loss of life outside my window,” he said. A man later identified as Khalid Masood had propelled his rented vehicle into crowds of pedestrians as they made their way across Westminster Bridge, injuring more than 50 people and ultimately killing three. After crashing the vehicle into a gate, he started approaching Parliament House on foot. When he was confronted by a pair of unformed officers, he lashed out with the knife he was carrying, fatally wounding PC Keith Palmer. Moving closer to his target, he was confronted once more only this time the officers were armed. Masood was finally stopped and died from his gunshot wounds.Sequestered in his office building for four hours, Ahmed could only look on in horror and helplessness. It was then he decided he had to do something productive and the idea of fundraising came to his mind.Muslims United For London was born later that same day and donations began almost immediately. Ahmed shares his inspiration on the fundraiser’s website. “I reflected on what it means to be a born-and-bred Londoner and found myself proud of how security and medical services responded.”Though the idea was born from a Muslim Londoner’s desire to do something “proactive” to show his support for the victims and their families, Ahmed encouraged people from all faith groups to donate and show support and solidarity. He also acknowledges that, although money hardly replaces the lives lost and irrevocably shattered, he believes it was important to show unity and compassion in such a terrible time. “While no amount of money will bring back the lives lost or take away from the pain the victims and their families are going through, we hope to lessen their burden in some way.”The goal for Muslims United For London was to raise $30,000. With the total collected already reaching $34,500, it seems Ahmed’s message has struck a chord. For Muddassar Ahmed, the issue is a simple one, “… doing something proactive is part of the solution.”
BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary’s prime minister says low birth rates and falling population figures must be boosted by economic incentives to families, not immigration.Prime Minister Viktor Orban also said Thursday at a conference on demography that he believes a turn in low birth rates may be achieved when having children will be economically more beneficial to families than not having them.Orban also said that the strengthening of Christianity in Europe was a precondition for the success of Hungary’s demographic efforts.Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis spoke about their countries’ demographic challenges and praised Orban’s family policy measures. They include tax breaks for families with more than one child, the construction of more nurseries and a life-long income tax exemption for women with at least four children.The Associated Press
The conference, organized by the UN Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Task Force and the Boston-based Wireless Internet Institute, will bring representatives of developing countries together with leaders from information technology (IT) enterprises and international institutions to explore broadband wireless potential for supporting development.The ICT’s Task Force Vice-Chairman Talal Abu-Ghazaleh is scheduled to deliver welcoming remarks from UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Pat Gelsinger, Chief Technology Officer, Intel Corporation, will be the keynote speaker.The morning session will include a debate on wireless Internet deployment scenarios, presentations of case studies and panels on “Technology Primer and Roadmap” and “Regulatory Landscape and Trends.” In the afternoon, brainstorming workshops involving field practitioners, regulators, IT vendors and international development specialists will suggest policies to accelerate the adoption of wireless Internet broadband connectivity.Participants are expected to examine the development impact of wireless technology developments, as well as practical deployment issues, including spectrum policies, local regulations, the role of incumbent telecom operators, and alternative business models to support both the deployment and operations of wireless infrastructure networks.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted May 7, 2012 12:31 pm MDT ISKUT, B.C. – Members of a remote B.C. First Nation vow to examine every option to fight construction approval granted to a huge copper and gold mine in the northwestern corner of the province.The Tahltan First Nation says the Red Chris mine, 20 kilometres outside the village of Iskut, about 300 kilometres due east of Juneau, Alaska, has the potential to turn a pristine valley into a tailings pond.On Friday, the province announced a subsidiary of Imperial Metals (TSX:III) would be allowed to develop the mine, which has an estimated output of 30,000 tonnes per day.Tahltan Central Council President Annita McPhee says the First Nation is still waiting for answers to environmental, cultural, and rights and title concerns raised by construction of the open pit operation.She points to a 2010 Supreme Court of Canada ruling that found the Federal government side-stepped a duty to prepare an environmental assessment, although the Red Chris Development Corporation says the latest permit comes with a pledge to form a committee to review and address environmental concerns.Estimated cost of the development is set at $444 million, with the mine expected to create 250 full-time jobs over its anticipated 28-year lifespan. (CFTK) Tahltan say Red Chris mine permit undermines trust in the B.C. government
Oscar the King Charles Spaniel has won a “slimmer of the year” award after managing to shed over a stone.The porky pooch weighed in at 3st 6lb (22kg), which is 80 per cent more than his ideal weight, and was at risk of serious health problems and a shortened life span.He ate too many leftovers, and joined his owner in eating Sunday roasts.After walking left him out of breath, his Wolverhampton owner, June Lawrence, decided to put him on a diet. Oscar looks like a different dogCredit:PA/PDSA PDSA vet Paul Manktelow said on Good Morning Britain that the biggest weight-risks for dogs are over-eating and leftovers.This leaves many dangerously overweight. For a dog, he explained, a packet of crisps is the equivalent of two steak pies.A tin of tuna is the same as 35 chicken nuggets; a slice of toast is the same of a bag of chips, and three pieces of cheese is equivalent to two cheese burgers. “People don’t recognise him because he’s changed so much, in looks and personality.”Mrs Lawrence admitted she spoiled the spaniel and gave him too much food after her husband’s death last year.She is also disabled, so unable to give him much exercise.”As he piled on the pounds, he wanted to exercise even less and it became a vicious cycle,” Ms Allen said.”He couldn’t even jump on the sofa, he was that big.” Because of this diet and hydrotherapy lessons, he has become PDSA vets’ slimmer of the year at a healthy 2st 1lb.Mrs Lawrence’s daughter, Karen Allen, said: “He is a completely different dog now – like a puppy again. Tune in now to see Oscar the spaniel’s remarkable weight loss story! Oscar was morbidly obese, but is now @PDSA_HQ Pet Fit Club Champ 2016! pic.twitter.com/gZ8l1PBCXt— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) November 24, 2016 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.
← Previous Story Nenad Puljezevic extend contract with TSV Hannover-Burgdorf! Next Story → Raul Entrerrios in F.C Barcelona! Czech Republic national team player and in last two season left back of TBV Lemgo, Daniel Kubes (32) signed two-years contract with best team of the World, THW Kiel. A very usefull in defense, Kubes will help his new teammates to extend domination in Bundesliga and Champions League until 2012.In his Bundes career, Kubes played for TuS N-Lübbecke, HSG Nordhor and Lemgo (two seasons in all teams) and before that in Swedish, Drott Halmstad (2001-2004). His first club was Dukla Prague.
Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27 WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership stays over 2 million, WWE stays No. 1 on Tuesday Google+ WhatsApp WWE Smackdown Live Ratings for December 4 are in.This week’s episode from Austin drew an average of 1.95 million viewers on Tuesday night according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.This is down from last week’s show that averaged 2.26 million viewers. WWE came in at No. 3 for the night on cable in the 18-49 demographics, down from No. 1.It is the first time since November of 2016 that overall viewers averaged below two million for the live show on a Tuesday night.Demographic Ratings for Smackdown LiveSmackdown Live, headlined by AJ Styles vs. The Miz, averaged a 0.66 rating among adults 18-49. This is a drop from last week’s 0.81 rating. Twitter Pinterest Facebook WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Football
$999 $999 Read the Rylo camera preview Read the AirPods review Tags Sarah Tew/CNET Rylo $999 I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $299 at Amazon HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Turo The Cheapskate See it $520 at HP Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). null Angela Lang/CNET DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Read DJI Osmo Action preview Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Mobile Tech Industry Mobile Apps What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Chris Monroe/CNET Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. See It $210 at Best Buy Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $59 at eBay Read Google Home Hub review Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Share your voice 0 See It Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $6 at Tidal TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. See at Amazon $999 Boost Mobile Sarah Tew/CNET Share your voice Apple iPhone XS Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $60 at Best Buy Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) $155 at Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Amazon Google has added sound events to Live Transcribe. Google Google has added sound events to its Live Transcribe app, which it said will help the hearing impaired become more immersed in the audio world.Live Transcribe will now transcribe not only speech, but also sounds like dogs barking, door-knocks, applause, laughter, music, whistling and passing cars, thanks to an update of Google’s machine learning and speech recognition technology.The app was launched in February alongside Sound Amplifier, with both aimed at making it easier for the hearing impaired to communicate.Live Transcribe generates captions on the screen by capturing speech through a smartphone’s mic.”Technology is about inclusion and empowering people of all abilities,” Eve Andersson, who runs Google’s machine learning fairness and accessibility engineering team, said in January.The app will also now allow users to copy and save transcripts, which will be stored locally on an Android phone for three days, Google said Thursday in a blog post announcing the changes.Another accessibility addition is an increase in the size of the audio visualization indicator.The updates will be rolled out in June.Google on Wednesday also announced Translatotron, an “experimental new system” that it says will translate speech directly into speech, removing the need for any text.This will mean faster translation speed and less compounding errors, according to Google. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Sprint Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Sarah Tew/CNET Tags See at Turo The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Google,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See It Comment Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Best Buy 1
Sunny Leone.Sunny Leone Social Media AccountSunny Leone is on the receiving end over her comment on Mumbai rains. A section of netizens has harshly reacted to her casual tweet when the commercial capital of India is witnessing one of the heaviest monsoon spells in recent years.”Is it Raining?? Didn’t notice #SunnyLeone #MumbaiRains [sic],” Sunny Leone tweeted. People are upset with her post as they feel that the actress is ignorant and being insensitive towards the current situation in Mumbai.Netizens are using harsh language to condemn her post. However, many might not have noticed that there is an emoji with face with stuck-out tongue and winking eye, which might mean that she is just teasing people. At least 16 people have been killed in the heavy rains in Mumbai for five consecutive days. Train, bus and other transport service have also been hit. A collage of select-few comments criticizing Sunny Leone.PR HandoutThe Maharashtra government has declared a holiday due to the unprecedented rain. “In the light of IMD’s prediction, we had declared a holiday in schools and colleges last night and for offices in the morning. The police department and disaster Management under BMC are alert and helping people. Barring a few places, overall traffic has been under control,” Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is closely monitoring the situation, said.Coming back to Sunny Leone, the actress, who started her career in Bollywood with Jism 2, has a couple of interesting movies in her hands. She is doing special songs in Hindi flick Arjun Patiala and Malayalam film Madhura Raja and playing the female lead in films like Veeramadevi (Tamil), Helen (multilingual) and Koka Kola (Telugu).
Kolkata: Dengue has claimed its fourth victim in the city where a woman from North Kolkata died of the disease on Wednesday.The incident took place after an 11-year-old boy died of the same disease at a private hospital in Kolkata on early Tuesday morning. It was learnt that the victim, Krishna Hazra, a housewife was suffering from fever for the past few days. A resident of Muraripukur area in Manicktala, Hazra was admitted to a local nursing home in North Kolkata four days ago. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHer condition later deteriorated in the hospital. The doctors at the hospital decided to keep the patient at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for a few days.However, the patient died on late Tuesday night.The death certificate issued by the private hospital says the victim died due to multi-organ failure after she caught dengue. The state Health department is yet to confirm the reason of her death. It may be mentioned that Aarush Dutta (11), a resident of Peary Mohan Sur Lane in North Kolkata, died of dengue at a private hospital at Anandapur on Tuesday. He had been suffering from high fever for the past few days. One Narayan Shrestha (10), a resident of Duttabad road died of dengue at a private hospital on EM Bypass on 30 August.
Remember the Jaguar E-Type, the classic sports car from the 1960s and ’70s? It’s back with a bit of extra juice.The vehicle that’s been called “the most beautiful car ever made” was shown as an electric concept car last year. This week the British carmaker announced it’s going to make and sell the all-electric version. It will be available starting in summer 2020.The new E-Type promises to look and feel like the old-school classic, but it’ll have quicker acceleration with its battery-powered engine. It will also have a 170-mile range on its 40-kilowatt-hour rechargeable battery. For those who already have the traditional E-Type, an electric conversion will be available, and it’s fully reversible if you want to go back to the authentic vehicle.That looks a bit different.Image: jaguarThe price and full specs haven’t been announced yet, but the classic version is available for anywhere from $70,000 to more than $100,000 on Autotrader. There’s one really beat-up E-Type from more than 50 years ago going for $35,000.The electrified E-Type isn’t Jaguar’s first foray into battery-powered energy. Its I-Pace is an electric SUV (similar to Tesla’s Model X) and is roaming the streets of Phoenix as part of a partnership with autonomous car company Waymo. The classic sports car gets a zero-emission makeover.Image: jaguarBy Sasha Lekach2018-08-24 22:22:42 UTC
Sponsored Stories The conflict is a battle over the identity of Ukraine, a nation of 46 million that has divided loyalties between Russia and the West.(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 5 treatments for adult scoliosis New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has announced early presidential elections and promised to form a coalition government in a bid to defuse a deep crisis in which scores have been killed and hundreds injured.There was no immediate comment from opposition leaders, who were meeting among themselves.In a statement on his website, Yanukovych said he would start the process for early elections but gave no date. He also promised constitutional reforms trimming presidential powers, a key demand of protesters. 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments Share
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.Today is our promised Equity Shot (a short-form, single-topic episode) on the WeWork S-1. You can read Kate’s notes here, or Alex’s here as a place to start.Given that we didn’t know when the WeWork S-1 filing was going to make itself known, we put together this episode from TechCrunch’s SF HQ, Alex’s home office and Kate inside a New York Blue Bottle Coffee. We were not about to let the locational issues stop us from having fun!Where to begin! WeWork is growing like mad, but it’s hard to tell what its gross margins are. This makes its revenue quality hard to parse. (Alex tried to figure that out here, TechCrunch has even more good questions and notes here). What wasn’t hard to figure out was that WeWork — also known as The We Company — is tectonically unprofitable on operating and net bases. And that the company’s operations consume cash, while its investing activities torch the stuff.WeWork’s eclectic chief executive officer and co-founder Adam Neumann will maintain a majority of voting rights. It’s not uncommon for founder-led companies to adopt this sort of voting structure, and, considering how central Neumann is to WeWork’s identity, we weren’t the least bit surprised by this.The company’s IPO will make a lot of groups a lot of money. Mainly Benchmark, a respected venture capital fund, JP Morgan, and, of course, SoftBank, which has invested billions in WeWork and now owns more than 100 million shares.And that’s all for now. Don’t miss our episode with Dan Primack that came out yesterday. A busy week, but a good one. Chat again soon!Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Downcast and all the casts.,Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Downcast and all the casts.,Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Downcast and all the casts.,Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Downcast and all the casts.,Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Downcast and all the casts.,Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Downcast and all the casts.,Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Downcast and all the casts.,Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Downcast and all the casts.,Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Downcast and all the casts.,Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Downcast and all the casts.,Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Downcast and all the casts.,Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Downcast and all the casts.,Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Downcast and all the casts.,Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Downcast and all the casts.,Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Downcast and all the casts.,Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Downcast and all the casts.,Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Downcast and all the casts.,Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Downcast and all the casts.,Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Downcast and all the casts.,Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Downcast and all the casts.,Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Downcast and all the casts.,Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Downcast and all the casts.
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0 Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Players win games in the National Football League, coaches lose them. That’s an axiom that’s been around for a long, long time but one that I generally agree with. Even if Albert Einstein coached the game of football and crafted the most effective, diabolical, genetically superior scheme the world has ever known that made the theory of relativity look pedestrian, he would still need players to execute said scheme correctly. If players don’t execute what coaches know and believe, it remains a theory. The Cardinals are searching for their next head coach and the state is abuzz with the drama in Tempe but the most important hire has already occurred: Michael Bidwill hired Steve Keim as the Cardinals general manager. Keim has much to learn about the administration and nuance of the position, but his ability to recognize personnel has earned a reputation in NFL circles. That reputation has allowed him to interview for GM positions with five other teams over the last two years. Although Keim is only 40, and his age was a concern for many owners, it was only a matter of time before he became the GM of another NFL franchise. When was the last time the Arizona Cardinals had a front office member coveted and respected enough by other teams he would be considered for their GM position? Bob Ferguson? So as the rest of the world falls all over itself or gouges their eyes out over who the next head coach for the Arizona Cardinals will be, remember: players win games in the National Football League, coaches lose them. Give me a great GM any day over a great head coach. Top Stories Players win games. Show me a coach that consistently wins football games that has inferior players? It doesn’t happen. Players are the commodity in the National Football League, the currency of the industry. They come in all shapes and sizes with personalities that vary and souls that are difficult to measure, weigh or appraise. It takes a keen eye and years of experience watching film and reading people to be a good personnel man; it takes conviction, belief and a sturdy, confident hand to survive in the cold, dark realm of wins and losses. Scouts, front office personnel men and general managers earn their reputations and their salaries based on what they said or are saying about players when they came out of college or are making the adjustment to the pro game. As you’re watching Colin Kaepernick take snaps and make plays, Russell Wilson get outside the pocket and throw strikes, Aaron Hernandez catch passes and dismantle coverage and Arian Foster shred defensive fronts, keep in mind these players were never considered great prospects by NFL scouts, personnel men or general managers. Need I mention Tom Brady?But somebody within the organization — somebody with authority — got on the table and said, “Oh Captain! My Captain!” for each one of these players and so many like them. Whether this person was the general manager or not is of little consequence because it is the GM’s duty to make the final decision — despite who it is on the table. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo San Francisco’s GM, Trent Baalke, took Kaepernick in the second round when many scouts believed he would make a nice receiver in the league; Seattle’s John Schneider showed fortitude by drafting a QB that wasn’t even 5’11”; Bill Belichick saw something in Aaron Hernandez, an undersized tweener without a position, that made him believe he had a chance to be special; And Houston’s Rick Smith assembled a talent-laden team in near obscurity — signing undrafted free-agent players like Arian Foster.And this is why, nine out of ten times, the most important hire an NFL owner will make is the general manager. More times than not, in a gross simplification of the truth, the GM of a football team assembles the talent that will be coached by the staff. Although we all know this process is critical to the success of a franchise (“Players win games, coaches lose them.”), many general managers labor in the shadows of NFL offices. Most fans can tell you the names of every head coach in the league; yet these same fans would struggle to name even a quarter of the general managers in the league. Even most owners don’t seem to place the appropriate price tag on the value of the GM position. Coaches are often paid more than the general manager in most franchises and the GM typically gets two or three coaching hires before the owner starts questioning his ability. Only when teams start winning Super Bowls, plural, does the general manager seem to get his due. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Massive pulmonary embolism was the cause of death of a 39-year-old mother of five who died days after giving birth in Famagusta hospital, a state pathologist said on Friday, as authorities continue their investigation into the incident.State pathologist Eleni Antoniou, who carried out a post mortem on Friday morning, told the Cyprus Mail that Jenny Homata died of massive pulmonary embolism, “a cause that can arise after a surgery.” The woman had given birth by cesarean section.Antoniou said tissue samples were also collected for further testing. Homata also had thyroid problems and diabetes.Homata, who lived in Paralimni, had given birth to a girl at the Makarios state hospital in Nicosia on May 1.Her family said she suffered complications and on Wednesday she was admitted to a private clinic in Ayia Napa. Her condition worsened on Thursday and she was transferred to Famagusta general hospital where she died early in the morning.Her family reported the case to police, suspecting medical negligence at Makarios hospital.Famagusta police spokesman Andreas Constantinou said the investigation into the case continued.Police have been taking statements from the woman’s family and would then move onto the medical staff.“The investigation will go to any direction necessary,” he said.Homatas’ funeral will be held at 4.30pm on Friday at the Ayios Nicolaos church in Paralimni.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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