Wait ’til you see Warriors’ ticket prices for Oracle finale

first_imgA close-up look at history comes at a historic price as some premium tickets for the Warriors’ last game at Oracle on Thursday night are selling for as much as $56,500 apiece on the secondary market.Don’t scoff. There are people pulling the trigger on those prices.JUST IN: A pair of floor seats was just purchased on the @warriors website for game 6 of the NBA Finals in Oakland on Thursday for $106,066.26. pic.twitter.com/DDqsi4QVCK— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 11, 2019 I …last_img

Wordstream Acquired for $150 Million by Gannett

first_imgToday Wordstream was acquired for $150 million by Gannett. This was confirmed by it’s founder Larry Kim via Linkedin. Kim started Wordstream when he was in his 20’s and grew it till around a year or so ago when he exited to start Mobile Monkey.Here is a little more information about Wordstream being acquired by Gannett. The purchase was for $130 million cash, net of cash acquired, plus $20 million earn-out in 2019 and 2020 based on revenue targets. Meaning this deal is more like $130 million plus some aggressive goals to have a higher earnout over the coming years.Gannett has entered into an agreement to acquire @WordStream, which will expand our digital marketing services with its self-service platform and complement @ReachLocal as part of USA TODAY NETWORK Marketing Solutions. Welcome to the family, WordStream! https://t.co/Xvcv0hudmM— Gannett (@Gannett) May 10, 2018This acquisition is a good win for Gannett that will lend a hand to it’s existing digital marketing services ReachLocal and SweetIQ.Robert Dickey, president and chief executive officer of Gannett, says:”WordStream’s technology, extensive data and analytics capabilities together with an experienced executive team will bring tremendous value to Gannett’s expanding digital marketing services business.”The McLean, Va.-based company Gannett recently reported a year-to-year revenue decline of 7.2 percent for the first quarter at properties it owned both this year and last. It operated at a small net loss of $400,000, essentially break-even on revenues of $723 million. Last year, the company reported a net loss of $2.08 million, or 2 cents per share, in the same period.Gannett stock is up nearly 2% or over $11.64 for the day.In the first year, WordStream is forecasted to contribute approximately $55 million in digital marketing services revenue and approximately $16 million of Adjusted EBITDA.Wordstream has 279 employees and had $32.6 Million in revenue in 2016.WordStream will continue to be headquartered in Boston, MA. Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Tags:#gannett#money#wordstream Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Related Posts Harver is on the Way to Reinvent High-Volume Hi… 4 Painless Ways to Pay off Small Business Loans… Venture Capital Is Just One Funding Option, Rem… Pyze Announces $4.6 Million Funding Round for A…last_img read more

Gurugram protests for right to clean air

first_imgMostly dressed in blacks and wearing masks, several hundred people from all walks of life, including students, activists, doctors, corporate employees, auto-rickshaw drivers and security guards, assembled at Leisure Valley Park in Sector 29 here on Sunday morning to hold a massive demonstration seeking their right to clean air.The two-hour-long protest – seemingly one of the biggest in the Millennium City so far against the air pollution — was jointly organised by several private and government schools, corporate houses, non-government organisations and hospitals. Some of the major organisations involved in the protest were Heritage Xperiential Learning School, Shri Ram School, Scottish High International School, Marumal Senior Secondary School Gurugram, Gurgaon Moms, I Am Gurgaon, Why Waste Your Waste, Garbage Free India, Nagarro, Make My Trip, Genpact, IBM and Bata.Nagarro CEO Manas Fuloria said: “Nagarro employs 5,000 people in Gurugram and the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) companies employ may be 100 times this number here and form the main engine of the economy. And on behalf of NASSCOM, Haryana I can state that we are suffering greatly on account of this air pollution. Our people are unwell, they are frustrated, they are leaving for other cities and countries. And our international clients are nervous. They are cancelling their trips to India.”Mr. Fuloria along with several other protesters also held a token hunger-strike at the venue. The protesters carried placards pleading with the government to grow forests and sought the right to live and breathe clean air.Pawan Tayla of Art of Living said that it was heartwarming to see the citizens of Gurugram from all walks of life voicing their rallying cry for clean air and breath. A few among the protesters, including activists, doctors and even common citizens, addressed the gathering on the causes, implications and the possible solutions for the rising levels of air pollution. The schools arranged buses to help the children and their parents reach the protest venue.The air quality has been mostly in the “severe” category in the city for more than 20 days since Diwali forcing the government to twice declare holidays in schools besides imposing several restrictions on vehicles movement and factories in the National Capital Region to keep it under check.Associate Director Nagarro Sarika Panda Bhatt said the air quality in the city was bad all through the year expect a few weeks during monsoon. She said the citizens’ movement for clean air would not stop with this demonstration and the masses would continue with their protests to mount pressure on the government.Ruchika Sethi, who runs Why Waste Your Waste campaign, lamented that the cause of clean air was large enough but the number of volunteers were not large enough to galvanise the administration and the civil society to take effective action.Dr. Parul Sharma Director-Ophthalmology, Max Hopsitals, said air pollution was a national health emergency and the alarming air quality affected all organs of the body.Another protester, Rashmi Lal, who took part in the protest along with her seven-year-old son, said the message was loud and clear for the government to take action but the citizens too do their bit for the cause.Megha Jha, one of the protesters, said she was traumatised by the extreme problem of air pollution affecting her family. “Kids are forced to stay at home, they are really unhappy celebrating pollution holidays. We cannot go out for open air dining. Basically this problem has turned us all into prisoners,” said Ms. Jha, a mother of two.last_img read more

a month agoReal Madrid president Florentino not thinking about Mourinho – yet

first_imgReal Madrid president Florentino not thinking about Mourinho – yetby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid president Florentino Perez retains confidence in coach Zinedine Zidane.Despite last night’s Champions League humbling at PSG and an indifferent start to the season, Zidane can still count on the support of Florentino.Mundo Deportivo says, however, that will change if results don’t go their way against Sevilla and Atletico Madrid in their upcoming games.With Jose Mourinho still a free agent, a readymade replacement is available to Florentino.However, for the moment, there is no discussion inside the club to bring back the Portuguese. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

a month agoWolves watching Real Madrid playmaker Odegaard at Real Sociedad

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves watching Real Madrid playmaker Odegaard at Real Sociedadby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves are watching Real Madrid playmaker Martin Odegaard during his loan with Real Sociedad.The ambitious Molineux club has sent spies to Spain to run the rule over the former Norwegian wonderkid after a string of stellar performances in La Liga.Odegaard has been loaned from the Bernabeu to Real Sociedad this term and has caught the eye since the start of the season.According to sources in Spain, it is understood that Madrid’s bosses may listen to offers for the 20-year-old – who could cost up to £20m, says the Mirror.And Wolves would look to make a move in the New Year if given the green light from the Spanish capital. last_img read more

Improving business jet market could offset CSeries duty overhang says analyst

first_imgMONTREAL – A recovering business jet market could help Bombardier Inc. to offset the overhang from Boeing’s petition against its CSeries commercial jet, an industry analyst said Wednesday ahead of a second round of duties being slapped on exports to the U.S.“We are pleased with the encouraging signs seen so far, as business jets represent a key driver of Bombardier’s profitability,” Benoit Poirier of Desjardins Capital Markets wrote in a report.He pointed to a webinar conducted Tuesday by analytics and online aerospace trade publication Flightglobal that pointed to improving fundamentals in the business jet market.Poirier said the session indicated that pre-owned aircraft prices are stabilizing and that used plane sales increased 10 per cent in the first half of 2017, pushing inventories back to the level prior to the downturn and flight activity is increasing in the U.S. and Europe.That mirrors data from a JetNet Summit last month which showed that sentiment has improved over the past year but remains below 2014-2015, said analyst Seth Seifman of J.P. Morgan.He said trends in aircraft use and sale of used planes is offset by price weakness.After peaking at 1,136 industry new business jet deliveries in 2008, they dropped to 660 in 2013. Seifman expects them to fall to a low of 630 this year before picking up slightly in 2018.Demand for business jets is normally closely tied to U.S. corporate profits, but not so much since the recession because of excess supply of new planes, the stigma of flying private, low confidence and focus on cost-cutting.Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) is a global leader in business jets, selling Learjets, Challenger and Global aircraft around the world. It is also developing a long-range Global 7000 that is expected to enter service in about a year.Business jets are expected to generate about 35 per cent of Bombardier’s revenues in 2020, up from about 30 per cent in 2017, and about half of the company’s consolidated adjusted EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes).“We remain confident in the company’s ability to further strengthen its leading position in the business jet segment as market conditions continue to improve,” Poirier added.Soon after joining Bombardier in 2015, CEO Alain Bellemare presented the company’s five-year turnaround plan.The Montreal-based company said it expects overall revenues will grow five to six per cent annually to exceed US$25 billion by 2020 with earnings more than doubling to seven to eight per cent.The forecast was delivered long before Boeing filed a petition against the CSeries last April. The Chicago-based company argued that Bombardier sold the jets to U.S.-based Delta Airlines at an unfairly low price with help from government subsidies in Canada.Bombardier has denied the charge but was slapped by the U.S. Department of Commerce with preliminary countervailing duties of 220 per cent. It is expected to announce large preliminary anti-dumping duties on Thursday.A final decision on export duties will depend on a ruling in December by the department or the U.S. International Trade Commission early next year on alleged harm to Boeing.last_img read more

More than 10 stray dogs killed in Gurugrams posh area

first_imgGurugram: A NGO working for animal rights has alleged that more than 10 stray dogs were murdered brutally in Gurugram’s posh residential area of Uppal South End. It claims that the merciless killing took place for two consecutive days on April 1 and April 2 where people were brazen enough to commit this act of crime in broad daylight.According to the activists, old stray dogs were specifically targetted by the rogue elements who killed them by beating them with rods. The carcasses were then put in a sack and dumped in the vacant areas. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Recently on April 1 and 2 some goons were in the society during broad daylight beating dogs they managed to catch with rods and sticks. Some of this has been caught in CCTV and some has been witnessed by some children and guards. In fact, it was some children who first informed about this to the animal lovers,” said Smita, the official from the NGO which is pursuing the case “We believe that both RWA and security agency are to blame or are the mastermind for this as there is no way goons with weapons would come into the society 2 days in a row in broad daylight unless they were authorised,” she further added. A police complaint was filed by RWA on April 3 and the law enforcement officials have begun the investigations. This is not for the first time in Gurugram when stray dogs have been targeted by the people. In May 2018, five puppies were stoned to death in DLF City E Block colony, another posh locality in the city.last_img read more

Arkos music steeped in patriotism

first_imgAfter spreading love with his romantic numbers in many Bollywood films, Arko Mukherjee recently came up with a patriotic song ‘Teri Mitti’ in Akshay Kumar’s latest release Kesari.In an exclusive interview with Millennium Post, the singer talks about the song, his tuning with Akshay and his upcoming projects: How did you come up with ‘Teri mitti’. Do you think like films, even the music industry is bending towards patriotism? Patriotism has been a relevant subject in Bollywood since a very long time now – from the time of Lata Mangeshkar singing ‘Aye mere watan ke logon’. The genre is not any new here, it has always been a subject of emotions and pride for the makers as well as the audience. It is not a sudden love for the country or patriotic fever. I believe the vibe persisting in India after the recent attacks is a bit more heavy and sadistic, and this is what gave me the motivation to come up with this song. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger After singing back to back romantic songs, how did you feel working on ‘Teri Mitti’? Generally, people associate me with romantic songs because of the popularity of ‘Nazm Nazm’, ‘Tere Sang Yaara’ etc. But, in the past, I have also done songs like ‘Paani Vala dance’ which was a club song and different situational songs in various other films. But yes, I haven’t ever done a patriotic song, so it was special to me. What were your initial expectations from this song? Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap upI don’t think any singer makes a song with expectations – of numbers, awards or anything. As a singer it is always my responsibility to do my best. That’s what I attempt to do every time; whether it’s a love song, a sad song, or a patriotic song. You have made an extended version of this song dedicated to Bhagat Singh. Tell something about it? I think Bhagat Singh was the most influential freedom fighter. His bravery and valour has inspired youth of every generation. His death anniversary was on March 23, so we decided to extend our tribute to him in the form of that song. You have collaborated with Akshay for the fourth time. Tell us something about the bond you share with him. I have always been a big fan of Akshay sir. We collaborated for ‘Meherbani’, followed by songs for Rustom, Gold and now Kesari. After working together for various projects, I think he has built trust with me, and therefore discusses everything related to songs. I am working with him on a couple of others tracks as well. What are your future plans? I have some Hindi film projects on my plate and then two Bengali films. I haven’t ever done Bengali films before, so I m excited for it. I also have an English song coming up, for which I am travelling to LA this month. It has been a dream to be an independent English music artist – to write, compose and sing in English. So, I am looking forward to this year.last_img read more

Ohio State mens basketball announces nonconference schedule

Nov. 14NC Central Nov. 25Marshall Dec. 22UNC-Asheville Dec. 20Youngstown State Nov. 21Western Carolina OSU guard JaQuan Lyle (13) leads the offense in the Big Ten tournament against Penn State on March 10 in Indianapolis.Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State men’s basketball team has been criticized in recent years for not scheduling high-major opponents in the nonconference season. Since the 2013-14 season when OSU did not play one ranked team until conference play, coach Thad Matta and the Buckeyes have shared the court with Louisville, North Carolina, Virginia, UCONN, Memphis and Kentucky. Only one of those games (Virginia) was played in Columbus.On Tuesday, OSU announced its 2016-17 nonconference schedule, which features two familiar high-major opponents, and two other prominent programs — at Virginia, versus UConn, versus Providence and in Las Vegas against UCLA.Providence will travel to Columbus for the first time in school history when the Friars and Buckeyes meet on Nov. 17, as a part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games between Big Ten and Big East schools. This is the first meeting between the two schools since the 1990 NCAA Tournament. The Friars lost their two leading scorers from last season to the NBA: guard Kris Dunn and forward Ben Bentil.Matta’s team lost last year at home to then-No. 6 Virginia 64-58 in a closely contested game, and OSU also suffered an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the UConn Huskies in Storrs, Connecticut, 75-55. Matta and company has its chance at revenge next season.On Nov. 30, OSU will travel to Charlottesville, Virginia, to face coach Tony Bennett’s Virginia Cavaliers in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Virginia lost its two best players in ACC player of the year and defensive player of the year Malcolm Brogdon and Anthony Gill. However, three-point mastermind Logan Perentes returns with Memphis’ former leading scorer Austin Nichols, who is now eligible after sitting out a year because of the NCAA transfer rule, and four recruits in ESPN’s top 100 for 2016. OSU hosts UConn on Dec. 10 at the Schottenstein Center, completing its home-and-home series with the Huskies. Coach Kevin Ollie’s team loses three of its top four scorers but owns the ninth-ranked 2016 recruiting class, according to ESPN.In the final year of the CBS Sports Classic, OSU tips off against UCLA on Dec. 17 in Las Vegas. UCLA owns the sixth-ranked 2016 recruiting class, according to ESPN, and the Bruins return four starters.Each pivotal nonconference opponent has a roster that will undergo some change whereas the Buckeyes return its six leading scorers from last season.A young OSU team in 2015-16 couldn’t capitalize on teams inside the RPI top 50. The Buckeyes were just 2-10 in those games, including 1-8 versus the RPI top 25.Despite a poor resume, a nonconference win in Brooklyn, New York, versus then-No. 4 Kentucky held OSU’s NCAA Tournament hopes from the unfathomable. In 2016-17, a strong nonconference showing could be the Buckeyes’ best friend come next March. Nov. 17Providence Nov. 11@ Navy Dec. 3Fairleigh Dickinson Dec. 17vs. UCLA (Las Vegas) Nov. 30@ Virginia Dec. 6Florida Atlantic Dec. 10Connecticut Nov. 23Jackson State read more

Commentary Linsane in the membrane New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin lighting

Who would have thought that the sporting world’s next Cinderella story would have driven the Big Apple to Linsanity? If you haven’t heard of the New York Knicks’ point guard Jeremy Lin, chances are you’re a fashion major or just don’t care about sports. Heading into the Knicks’ game against Sacramento Wednesday, Lin has been rocking the NBA, scoring more points in his first five starts than any other player since the NBA/ABA merger in 1976, and leading the once struggling Knicks to a six-game winning streak after starting the season 8-15. During the first five games of the Lin era, the Knicks were without superstars Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire due to injury and a family death, respectfully. Out of nowhere, the Harvard graduate and undrafted second-year comes off the bench and brings life to a dormant Knicks squad, and energy to Madison Square Garden that hasn’t been seen since Patrick Ewing was lighting up the scoreboards throughout the 1990s. Born and raised just north of New York City, I’ve been an avid Knicks fan since I was young. Speaking for a number of people I’m close with back home, we haven’t been this excited about the NBA ever. Lin has brought excitement and wins to the Knicks, something that names like Anthony, Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler haven’t been able to do, at a fraction of the cost. The rumble of Linsanity has even brought tremors to Columbus, Ohio. After his 38-point performance against the Lakers on Friday night, Lin was the topic of discussion on High Street. You’ll have your critics bash his high amount of turnovers, which is common among point guards who aren’t used to playing with a new cast, but for the most part it sounds like Lin has won over Ohio State. The only positive talk you hear in Ohio about New York sports is when the Giants win the Super Bowl or the Yankees win the World Series. Here’s a new bandwagon for Ohioans to jump on, and this time it’s not just the front runners coming on board. It might not be the sexiest story to hit sports; Lin doesn’t walk around with the swagger of superstar athletes, but his energy and determination make up for that. He’s putting wins on the board. In any sport, all that matters is the ‘W.’ It probably also helps that he’s Asian, a rare ethnicity in professional basketball. Professional boxer Floyd Mayweather’s comments on Twitter about Lin’s race angered many. From his Twitter account, @FloydMayweather, Mayweather said on Feb. 13: “Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he’s Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don’t get the same praise.” Let’s be honest, anyone of any race that does what Lin has done deserves the credit they’ve received. I’m sure if a Caucasian with red hair were putting up Lin’s stats and leading the Knicks to victory, New York would have a severe case of “gingervitus.” Race aside, Lin’s performing miracles on the basketball court. And if seeing signs in Madison Square Garden that read “The Yellow Mamba” is all Knicks fans have to put up with in exchange for wins, I think we can deal with it. For now, I’m all Lin on what the Knicks are doing. It will be interesting to see if the hype and talent that Lin has made appear from thin air can last for what remains of this shortened NBA season. read more