Dera office-bearers face sedition, conspiracy cases

first_imgThe Haryana police have filed fresh cases of sedition and criminal conspiracy against senior office-bearers of the Dera Sacha Sauda for allegedly threatening a journalist and orchestrating the August 25 violence in Panchkula and Sirsa.Director-General of Police B.S. Sandhu ducked questions whether the Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was named as an accused in the fresh cases.Mr. Sandhu said Honeypreet Singh, an adopted daughter of Singh, was present in the Panchkula courtroom when the verdict was announced, in her capacity as an attendant and as “physician” as Singh was unwell. He said Ms. Singh had taken the permission of the court. He dodged questions how Ms. Singh was present in the private helicopter arranged by the Haryana administration to ferry the Dera chief to the Rohtak jail. “After the verdict was announced, he was in the custody of prison officials,” Mr. Sandhu said. The chopper was arranged by the Haryana police.Viral videoA video showing the rape convict walk out of the courtroom flanked by Ms. Singh and senior officials of the Haryana government has gone viral. The video showed Ms. Singh giving directions to officials.In one photograph, Ms. Singh is seen sitting across the Dera chief in a chopper just before he was to be flown to Rohtak. In the photograph, the Dera chief is seen eating chocolate.last_img read more

Union College Enjoys NCAA Hockey Title

first_imgSCHENECTADY, N.Y. — After tiny Union College toppled the heavyweights of hockey for the national title, its President, Stephen Ainlay, couldn’t resist a little cheerleading.“How about them Dutchmen!?” Ainlay shouted to a room full of accepted students, who promptly broke out in a thunderous roar.There have been a lot of hoarse voices on campus since Union (enrollment 2,200) thumped Minnesota (enrollment 48,000) 7-4 on April 12 for its first NCAA title. Garnet-and-black-clad students and fans who watched the game spilled into the streets to celebrate, thousands joyously mobbed the team when it came home and the mayor of Schenectady is planning a parade on April 17.At a school that has always emphasized academics (it doesn’t offer athletic scholarships), there’s a feeling that the rafter-rattling victories over Boston College and Minnesota in the semi-final and final championships known as the Frozen Four will give it a greater profile nationally and draw more interest from prospective students.“When we played in the Frozen Four they had to put ‘New York’ next to it,” said Adam Appelbaum, a freshman from Boston. “We’re getting time with these big-time schools that have 50,000 kids — playing them and beating them!”Union, a cloistered campus of manicured lawns and stately buildings about 145 miles north of New York City, was founded in 1795 and has always been known more for its history (former President Chester Arthur was an 1848 graduate) than its hockey.The Dutchmen made the jump to Division I from Division III for hockey during the 1991-92 season, and they initially served as a whipping boy for the major college powers, going 3-21-1 in that first year.The team still plays in a cozy arena that seats 2,200, but it improved enough to make it to the Frozen Four two years ago. Winning it all this past weekend in a Philadelphia arena packed with more than 18,000 fans took it to a new level.“That feeling in that arena — it was literally shaking with chants around Union,” Ainlay said. “That’s the feeling a lot of people have. So it will translate undoubtedly into admissions behavior. It will translate into giving behavior. It’s a very important thing for this school.”Ainlay said he was particularly proud the players won while maintaining the school’s high academic standards. In an era where the term “student athlete” is regularly derided as meaningless or deceptive, he said, “I hope this team redeems that phrase.”Robert A. Baade, a Lake Forest College economics professor who has extensively studied college sports, said Union’s big win may result in more giving but he was less convinced it would create a big bump in applications.“Students aren’t going to make a decision on attending a small school based on how accomplished their hockey team is,” Baade said.Still, for Lexington, Mass., high school student Jordan Herbert, who was among the accepted students Ainlay addressed, the hockey win is an added bonus.“If someone asks you where you’re going to college and you say, ‘Union,’ and they know that name, it’s a small thing,” he said, “but it’s definitely a little bit better.”(MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Giannis on Greek Traditions in ESPN SportsCenter Ad (Video)

first_imgThe latest tongue-in-cheek ad for ESPN’s SportsCenter stars Giannis Antetokounmpo, flexing his comedy muscles and setting the record straight about the Greek tradition of smashing plates.SportsCenter’s Stan Verrett, Neil Everett, and Stephen A. Smith try to make Giannis feel at home with an “Opa!” and a smashed plate. With a straight face, Giannis explains “nobody actually does that in Greece.”<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>TweetPinShare102102 Shareslast_img

Hockey World Cup 2018 Schedule and Time Table

first_imgThe 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup 2018 will start from November 28 to December 16 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.The 16 participating teams have been divided into four groups of four. India have been placed in group C along with Belgium, Canada, and South Africa.Manpreet Singh will captain the Indian side, with Chinglensana Singh Kangujam being his second-in-command and Harendra Singh as the coach of Indian hockey team.All the matches of the tournament will be played at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.Hockey World Cup 2018: FULL COVERAGE | POINTS TABLE | SQADSHere is the full schedule of fixtures for all the 16 teams for the tournament:Group Stage -November 28, 201817:00 PM Belgium VS Canada (Pool C)19:00 PM India VS South Africa (Pool C)November 29, 201817:00 PM Argentina VS Spain (Pool A)19:00 PM New Zealand VS France (Pool A)November 30, 201817:00 PM Australia VS Ireland (Pool B)19:00 PM England VS China (Pool B)December 1, 201817:00 PM Netherlands VS Malaysia (Pool D)19:00 PM Germany VS Pakistan (Pool D)December 2, 201817:00 PM Canada VS South Africa (Pool B)19:00 PM India VS Belgium (Pool B)December 3, 201817:00 PM Spain VS France (Pool A)19:00 PM New Zealand VS Argentina (Pool A)December 4, 201817:00 PM England VS Australia (Pool C)19:00 PM Ireland VS China (Pool C)December 5, 201817:00 PM Germany VS Netherlands (Pool D)19:00 PM Malaysia VS Pakistan (Pool D)December 6, 201817:00 PM Spain VS New Zealand (Pool A)19:00 PM Argentina VS France (Pool A)December 7, 201817:00 PM Australia VS China (Pool B)19:00 PM Ireland VS England (Pool B)December 8, 201817:00 PM Belgium VS South Africa (Pool C)19:00 PM Canada VS India (Pool C)advertisementDecember 9, 201817:00 PM Malaysia VS Germany (Pool D)19:00 PM Netherlands VS Pakistan (Pool D)Cross-Over -December 10, 201816:45 PM 2nd Pool A VS 3rd Pool B (25)19:00 PM 2nd Pool B VS 3rd Pool A (26)December 11, 201816:45 PM 2nd Pool C VS 3rd Pool B (27)19:00 PM 2nd Pool B VS 3rd Pool A (28)Quarter-finals Stage -December 12, 201816:45 PM 1st Pool A VS Winner 26 (29)19:00 PM 1st Pool B VS Winner 25 (30)December 13, 201816:45 PM 1st Pool C VS Winner 28 (31)19:00 PM 1st Pool D VS Winner 27 (32)Semi-finals Stage -December 15, 201816:00 PM Winner 29 VS Winner 32 (33)18:39 PM Winner 30 VS Winner 31 (34)Finals -December 16, 201816:30 PM Bronze Medal match Loser 33 VS Loser 3419:00 PM Gold Medal Match Winner 33 VS Winner 34last_img read more



Film Production Announced

first_img Quick facts: Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) announced a newly approved production through the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund today, Oct. 4. Lunenburg Nova Scotia where the Land Meets the Sea, a documentary produced by Lunenburg Films Inc., has been approved for a funding commitment of $72,385 based on eligible Nova Scotia expenditure of $233,500. To read an interview about Lunenburg Nova Scotia Where the Land Meets the Sea, go to As funding commitments are approved details will be available on the NSBI website at the fund applies to eligible costs such as labour, goods or services purchased from a Nova Scotia-based supplier when an application is approved, NSBI issues a commitment letter which can be used for bank financing. When the applicant enters the official incentive agreement, the agreement can also be used for the financing process once a production is approved for a funding commitment, the funds are placed in reserve when the production is complete the applicant submits a final claim to NSBI for processing and disbursement all applications and claims are processed and approved by NSBI To learn more about the application process, eligible costs and guidelines, go to Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund at -30-last_img read more

Maha 1 killed 20 injured as bank building roof collapses

first_imgSolapur: A person was killed and 20 injured after the roof of a bank building in the district collapsed on Wednesday, officials said. The roof of the building which houses Bank of Maharashtra’s branch at Karmala collapsed at around 11.30 am, officials said. Wile some bank officials managed to come outside, a few staff members and bank customers were trapped under the debris and got injured,” a police officer said.last_img

Harley Davidson launches BSVI emission norm compliant bike in India at Rs

first_imgNew Delhi: American cult bike maker Harley Davidson on Tuesday launched its first BS-VI emission norm compliant bike, Street 750, in India priced at Rs 5.47 lakh. The company which has completed 10 years of operations in India, has also launched a limited edition of the same model with India-inspired graphics with only 300 units going on sale. In tune with India pushing for adoption of electric vehicles, Harley-Davidson Motor Company also showcased its electric motorcycle LiveWire here, which will be taken for a four-city tour. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal “As the first manufacturers of electric motorcycle in the premium segment, we are ecstatic to bring the LiveWire for showcase in the country. We will continue to invest in products and experiences to build more riders for Harley-Davidson in line with our More Roads plan,” Harley-Davidson India Managing Director Sajeev Rajasekharan told reporters here. The company, however, hasn’t shared plans for launching the electric bike commercially in India. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost Commenting on the new Street 750, he said Harley-Davidson is the first company among big premium bike makers in India to offer BS-VI compliant model, much ahead of the implementation of the new norm in April 2020. The bike is powered by a 750 cc liquid cooled engine and comes equipped with anti-lock braking system (ABS). In its 10-year journey in India, the company has sold around 24,000 motorcycles. The company sells 17 models in India out of which 11 are locally assembled at its facility at Bawal in Haryana while two are completely manufactured and four are fully imported models.last_img read more

Quebec Court of Appeal rejects class action against LotoQuebec by ticket buyer

first_imgMONTREAL — Quebec’s Court of Appeal has ruled that a woman who claimed Loto-Quebec misled her on her chances of winning a jackpot cannot launch a class action against the provincial Crown corporation.The decision announced today upholds a previous Quebec Superior Court judgment that also rejected the request.The lead plaintiff, Martha Karras, said she had been buying 6/49 lottery tickets for 20 years, and Lotto Max tickets since 2012.She claimed Loto-Quebec never informed her of the real chances of winning, either on its tickets, promotional materials or website. She said wouldn’t have bought the tickets had she known the odds were so slim.Karras sought to file a class action on behalf of anyone who has bought a lottery ticket in Quebec since July 2013, asking that Loto-Quebec be forced to pay back the profits it generated, as well as $150 million in punitive damages.Superior Court Justice Pierre Nollet originally rejected the request on the grounds that it had no chance of success because the allegations were too vague or were contradicted by evidence — including the fact the odds were printed on the back of tickets and in promotional material produced for the court.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Man battles for life after electrocution

first_imgGurugram: On duty to rectify a defective transformer, a professional from Dakshin Haryana Bijili Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) got electrocuted due to the electric shock from the transformer.The incident occurred in the Jamalpur Chowk. Such was the intensity of the shock that the man laid lifeless on the electric wires that further worsened his condition. He was admitted to the hospital where his situation is said to be in a critical state. An official complaint has been registered with the Gurugram police to ascertain the reasons behind the Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesaccident. “The entire incident occurred all of a sudden when the man was trying to rectify the defunct transformer. It seems that there was carelessness n not putting the current off.” “Due to the intensity of the current, the man was lying lifeless on the wires, till he was taken back to the hospital,” said Chandu Ram. On Wednesday n a tragic incident two workers who were serving the air conditioner died due to the sudden blast of the air conditioner. The incident also resulted in the homeowner sustaining injuries. The accident occurred in Sector-92 SARE homes at around 3:30 pm. The two had gone to service the window AC. The deceased have been identified as Seeta Ram (25) and Mahesh (26). The two used to work for an online services portal.last_img read more

Girl hit by vehicle in medicallyinduced coma

A girl hit by a vehicle in Hagersville this weekend has been put in a medically-induced coma.In a posting on a GoFundMe page, a member of Maeve Field’s family says her life will never be the same.Maeve, 4, was the youngster run down on the sidewalk in Hagersville Saturday by an out-of-control motorist. Her father, Ian Field of Townsend, managed to extricate her from under the car and get her immediately to nearby West Haldimand General Hospital.Maeve Field was badly hurt and is undergoing treatment for life-threatening injuries at McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton.“Maeve has suffered extensive, life-threatening, devastating injuries from head to toe,” a posting on the GoFundMe page says.“She is currently in critical yet stable condition in an induced coma and has endured over 20 hours of multiple surgeries with more on the horizon.“While Maeve’s prognosis remains uncertain, her life is forever changed.”The posting says Maeve, her older brother and older sister had just purchased gardening supplies at a hardware store in Hagersville when a vehicle leaving a parking spot reversed across Main Street and climbed the sidewalk.Maeve and her brother were hit. Maeve ended up under the vehicle and was dragged a short distance. The vehicle stopped when it came to rest against a building. The incident happened Saturday around 1 p.m.Maeve’s father managed to pull the girl from under the vehicle. A passerby drove them to West Haldimand General Hospital. OPP escorted Maeve to Hamilton for further treatment.“Words cannot express how incredibly difficult the last few days have been,” parents Ian and Gloria Field say on their GoFundMe page.“Our journey started at West Haldimand General Hospital emergency, where Daddy carried Maeve in through the front doors in his own arms. The doctors and nurses worked tirelessly to keep Maeve alive and get her transported to Mac Kids. We are so grateful for their incredible response to an unimaginable walk-in crisis.”The Fields also expressed thanks to staff at McMaster Children’s Hospital for “caring for Maeve as if she were one of their own children.”“Our hearts are full of love and gratitude because family, friends and community members – many of whom we have never met – are praying for us and keeping Maeve in their thoughts. Right now, our focus is on Maeve and we are staying positive. We feel your prayers and know you are sending love and healing.“We ask for continued privacy and prayers and will provide updates on Maeve’s condition in due course.”A GoFundMe page has been set up in the Fields’ name to help with the extraordinary expenses arising from their daughter’s treatment. A goal of $50,000 has been set. Within 14 hours of posting the page, 290 people had donated or pledged $21,400. By 6 p.m., the amount raised was more than $30,000.Haldimand OPP report the driver of the vehicle was an 80-year-old Norfolk woman. Const. Rod LeClair, spokesperson for the Haldimand OPP, said Wednesday that the investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.Maeve’s 13-year-old brother also suffered serious injuries but is expected to recover.Main Street in Hagersville between Parkview Drive and King Street was closed for several hours Saturday while police read more

Hachette Book Group launching program to buy books through author Twitter feeds

by The Associated Press Posted Dec 8, 2014 11:59 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – A leading book publisher is hoping that Twitter will not only help promote books, but sell them directly.Hachette Book Group announced Monday that it has teamed with the e-commerce platform Gumroad. The deal will allow Twitter users to purchase print editions of selected works by clicking on buy buttons from within authors’ tweets.The books include Amanda Palmer’s “The Art of Asking,” former astronaut Chris Hadfield’s “You are Here” and “The Onion Magazine: The Iconic Covers That Transformed an Undeserving World.” The three Twitter feeds each have more than 1 million followers.The promotion begins Thursday. The books will be available in limited quantities and will include added features, such as a photo signed by Hadfield or notes from Palmer’s husband, Neil Gaiman. Hachette Book Group launching program to buy books through author Twitter feeds read more

Alberta regulator says Nexen can reopen utility pipelines at oilsands operation

by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 6, 2015 6:44 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 6, 2015 at 7:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – Nexen Energy is being allowed to reopen some pipelines at an Alberta oilsands operation after provincial regulators suspended the licences for them last month.The Alberta Energy Regulator says that after inspecting Nexen’s Long Lake facility and reviewing documents, it has determined that about 40 utility pipelines that carry fuel gas, natural gas and water pose a low risk to public safety and the environment.It says Nexen has demonstrated the utility lines can be operated safely and within all regulatory requirements.But the regulator says the remaining 55 pipelines affected by the order, which contain products including crude oil, natural gas, salt water, fresh water and emulsion, must stay closed until the company can demonstrate they’re safe.The regulator revoked the operating licences for the lines at Long Lake on August 28 due to what it called non-compliance surrounding pipeline maintenance and monitoring.Nexen says in a news release that the reopening of the utility pipelines means it will be able to maintain approximately 75 per cent of its Long Lake oil sands production and upgrader operations. Alberta regulator says Nexen can reopen utility pipelines at oilsands operation read more

Lebanon UN officials condemn attack in Beirut suburb call for terrorists to

“He is deeply saddened at the reported high numbers of fatalities and injured, and extends his condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Lebanon. He wishes a speedy recovery to those injured, said Mr. Ban in a statement issued by his spokesperson in New York.In the statement, Mr. Ban reiterated the support of the United Nations for Lebanon’s institutions, including the Lebanese Armed Forces and security services, in their efforts to safeguard the security of Lebanon and its people.“He trusts they will not allow this despicable act to destroy the relative calm that has prevailed in the country over the past year,” the statement added, also reiterating the need for all parties to continue to work to preserve Lebanon’s stability and security, as called for by the Security Council. “The Secretary-General calls for those responsible for this terrorist act to be swiftly brought to justice,” the statement concluded. Earlier in the day, Ms. Kaag also strongly condemned “the heinous” deadly attack. “Lebanon’s unity, stability and security need to be supported and shielded at all times,” she said in statement on the attack, in which according to media reports at least 37 people were killed and more than 181 wounded by suicide bombers.“The international community stands by Lebanon,” she added, voicing profound condolences to the families of the victims, and wishing a speedy recovery to the injured.She stressed the need for those responsible for terrorist acts to be brought to justice, and expressed her strong support for the Lebanese Armed Forces and the security services. read more

AFC Councillor father in custody for death of alleged Good Hope

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSuspected thief beaten to death in Good HopeFebruary 14, 2017In “Crime”AFC Councillor, father, neighbour charged for vigilante killingFebruary 21, 2017In “Crime”Youth suspected to be bandit beaten by Parika residentsJanuary 12, 2019In “Crime” By Ramona LuthiTwo persons are now in custody regarding the death of an alleged thief yesterday afternoon at Good Hope, East Bank Essequibo. The suspected thief was tied and beaten to deathPolice “D” Division Commander told Inews that the dead man, who was identified as 22-year-old Sharessuddeen Nazamuddeen also known as “Sheriff” of Lot 117 Ruby, East Bank Essequibo, had allegedly snatched a handbag belonging to a female, who then raised an alarm. However, the Commander said it was reported that her father was the one to react to her alarm, and as such, the duo allegedly chased the man, caught him, then tied and beat Nazamuddeen to death.The suspected thief was pronounced dead at the Leonora Cottage Hospital.“That’s what was reported to us. We have a man that said he saw,” the officer related to Inews moments ago. This online publication was informed that the female involved is a member of the Alliance For Change political party. She, along with her father are presently in police custody assisting with investigations. Meanwhile, the AFC has since expressed sympathies towards the now dead man’s family and their political party member. They stated that they hope for a fair and thorough investigation into the matter. read more

Des arbres de 7000 ans découvert dans la Tamise

first_imgDes arbres de 7.000 ans découvert dans la Tamise Des archéologues ont découvert dans la Tamise la plus vieille structure en bois jamais trouvée à cet endroit. Cette structure, située à proximité immédiate du quartier général des services secrets britanniques date d’il y a 7.000 ans.      C’est dans le sud de Londres, tout près du quartier général des services secrets anglais, que des archéologues ont découvert une très vieille structure en bois, sur les berges de la Tamise, rapporte le Guardian.Les archéologues ont tout de même dû expliquer la découverte de ces piliers de bois aux services de sécurité de la police. Ces derniers étaient intervenus après avoir été avertis que des hommes se déplaçaient dans les marécages aux abords du quartier général des services secrets, le tout en plein brouillard. Un archéologue, Gustave Milne, explique que la police a finalement compris qu’ils ne risquaient pas de faire de gros dégâts avec un trépied, des instruments de mesure et une caméra portée sur l’épaule qui avait été confondue avec un lance-roquettes par les policiers. La structure découverte, en partie abîmée par l’érosion, et datée au carbone 14 s’est révélée dater de 4790 à 4490 avant JC. Les archéologues pensent qu’à cette époque, les piliers avaient été bâtis sur la terre ferme, potentiellement au point culminant d’une petite île. À lire aussiLe pharaon Toutânkhamon n’était sans doute pas celui que l’on croitGustave Milne explique au Guardian que “cette découverte est très intéressante parce que les individus vivant à la période du mésolithique étaient des chasseurs-cueilleurs nomades qui vivaient dans des campements temporaires et pas du tout susceptibles de construire de pareilles structures”. Pour le moment, les chercheurs ne disposent pas d’informations suffisantes pour déterminer si, à l’origine, ces piliers étaient alignés pour former une droite ou un cercle ni si ils supportaient une quelconque plateforme. Toutefois, le fait que le site se situe à l’endroit précis où l’Effra, une petite rivière, se jette dans la Tamise est un élément important pour les scientifiques et surtout pour les experts du musée de Londres. D’autant que divers objets comme des poteries datant de la même période que les piliers ont été retrouvés à proximité du pont Vauxhall.Et Gustave Milne de conclure, que lui et son équipe comptent en apprendre davantage si James Bond les laisse travailler.Le 6 janvier 2011 à 15:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Cannavaro wants Napoli to focus at Anfield

first_imgFabio Cannavaro has issued a warning to former side Napoli not to “lose their heads in any situation” at Anfield tonight.Ancelotti’s men will advance to the Last 16 of the Champions League if they avoid defeat to the Premier League leaders, and their former defender offered some advice.“They have a good team, even if Anfield is a tough place to go,” Cannavaro told Football Italia“They need to put in a great performance to win the three points. Napoli have the chance to do it, they must have the right peace of mind and not lost their heads in any situation.”Top 5 Serie A players to watch for next weekend’s activity Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Top 5 players to watch in Serie A next…“To get out (from Anfield) unscathed, players will have to not lose their heads and play every moment knowing that the match will last until 95 minutes.Inter could also reach the Last 16 tonight, with Juventus and Roma already qualified – is Italian football improving?“Looking at the league, no, because Juventus are still dominating. The teams have grown in Europe though, maybe they’re more equipped for Europe than Serie A.last_img read more

Search underway for Broward repeat robber caught on camera

first_imgOAKLAND PARK, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating a man who was caught on surveillance video robbing two Broward County businesses at gunpoint.The security footage shows the subject at the Domino’s Pizza located at 1436 E. Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach on Wednesday, just before 11 p.m. The video shows him chasing an employee around the business and into the back office where, officials said, he stole cash.Just after midnight on Friday, the same subject is seen threatening a clerk with a gun at the 7-Eleven at 600 E. Oakland Park Blvd. in Oakland Park. Investigators said he took off with cash from the register.If you recognize him, 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

Court Approves Journal Registers Reorg Plan

first_imgMeanwhile, Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal blasted the ruling, saying in a statement that it allows JRC executives to receive more than $1.3 million in “blatantly undeserved bonuses for shutting down newspapers and laying off employees.” Blumenthal said his office is reviewing the judgment to “determine whether further action is appropriate.”Seeking Debt ReliefJRC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February. The plan reduced the company’s debt by approximately $420 million, and provided for a $25 million revolving credit facility upon its emergence from credit protection.Earlier this year, JRC shut down several of its weekly newspapers in New York that were published by its published by its Taconic Press group. The company also closed a number of weeklies in Connecticut, including the Shoreline Times and Pictorial Gazette.In addition to 20 daily newspapers, JRC publishes Connecticut Magazine, which carries a monthly circulation of 84,417. It also publishes Connecticut Home & Garden, the Connecticut Bride, Litchfield County Mom and River & Shore. In the Philadelphia area, JRC publishes Bucks Co. Town & Country Living and Parents Express magazines. Yardley, Pennsylvania-based Journal Register Company—publisher of daily and weekly newspapers nationwide, as well as several magazines in Connecticut and the Philadelphia area—said Wednesday that a New York bankruptcy court approved its plan of reorganization. According to interim CEO Robert Conway, the plan’s confirmation “marks a milestone in the bankruptcy process that will allow the company to significantly reduce its debt and position itself to capitalize on future opportunities.”The court overruled objections from unsecured creditors and minority shareholders who claimed the plan disfavors certain creditors and provides for unnecessary executive bonuses. JRC said it expects to emerge from bankruptcy protection within the next few weeks as a private company, under its current management.last_img read more

Nevada County Opens Industrial Park at Hawthorne Army Depot

first_imgA rural county in western Nevada is pinning its hopes for economic growth on a newly opened industrial park inside Hawthorne Army Depot.On Tuesday, state and local leaders and Army officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Hawthorne Technology and Industrial Center, which the Mineral County Economic Development Authority is marketing to industrial users that require large amounts of space such as buffer areas. A fireworks firm is one of two companies that already have agreed to lease space at the new business park, reported KOLO TV. The other tenant is a logistics company that needs space to store thousands of rail cars. The county also is trying to attract manufacturers and companies working in the unmanned aerial vehicle industry. One selling point is the site’s access to West Coast markets.“It’s a game-changer having a more-than-16,000-acre certified economic development site,” said Shelley Hartmann, director of the Mineral County Economic Development Authority.The project takes advantage of the Armament Retooling and Manufacturing Support (ARMS) program, which encourages the commercial use of underutilized facilities owned by the Army and managed by contractor operators.“I think this will be fantastic,” said Lt. Col. Gregory Gibbons, who partnered with local officials on the project. “We do it in many other facilities throughout the Army and throughout the country,” he said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more