Video: Colin Cowherd Says Alabama Is The “Wal-Mart Of College Football”

first_imgColin Cowherd discussing something on his show.YouTube/Colin CowherdColin Cowherd has moved on from his weekly trolling of Iowa to find a new target. This week, Cowherd is apparently taking a few shots at Alabama. The FOX Sports radio host isn’t a fan of how “bland” the program has been during the Nick Saban era.Cowherd called Alabama the “Wal-Mart of college football” when discussing the team’s lack of quarterback success at the next level. He also doesn’t think that Saban’s excessive use of Derrick Henry will benefit the running back in the future.Where @ColinCowherd perfectly compares Alabama to Walmart. #RollbackTide #HerdHere— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) December 15, 2015Obviously, it’s hard to argue with how much success Saban’s had in Tuscaloosa. We imagine that he doesn’t really care whether he’s winning with enough style points.last_img read more

NCEL to Host Leadership Development Webinar January 7

first_img Addressing a JIS ‘Think Tank’ today (January 3), Principal Director of NCEL, Dr. Taneisha Ingleton, said the College has taken on a new approach to leadership and planning, and that is the Blue Ocean perspective. The National College for Educational Leadership (NCEL), in partnership with the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), will host a leadership development webinar focusing on the Blue Ocean Strategy.The webinar will be held on Monday, January 7 at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters, under the theme ‘Achieving Sustained Organisational Success: the Blue Ocean Perspective’.Addressing a JIS ‘Think Tank’ today (January 3), Principal Director of NCEL, Dr. Taneisha Ingleton, said the College has taken on a new approach to leadership and planning, and that is the Blue Ocean perspective.The Blue Ocean Strategy is a management and leadership paradigm that focuses on how to eliminate competition by focusing on uncontested market space and make competition irrelevant.Meanwhile, President of the CMU, Professor Fritz Pinnock, who will be the main presenter at the webinar, will also lead a panel discussion as part of the webinar. Members of the panel will include Principal of the UWI, Professor Dale Webber; President of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU), Dr. Lincoln Edwards; Labour Market Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Fernando Yittzack Pavon; and Chief Executive Officer of the Wisynco Group Limited, William Mahfood.Professor Pinnock said the Blue Economy Strategy has been practised at the CMU over the last 12 years, and this has helped the institution in its transition and transformation, moving student enrolment from 278 to over 6,000; the staff complement from 38 to over 900; and a budget of under $40 million a year to $2.5 billion.Dr. Ingleton said the webinar will be an exciting discussion involving powerful individuals who would have used the Blue Ocean Strategy in their own spaces and will put forward how the education system can do better with this emerging perspective.The NCEL Head noted that all principals and teachers across the education system will be exposed to the webinar, which is scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. She explained that while there will be a seated audience of over 180 persons, the event will be streamed live on platforms such as YouTube and Facebook, targeting the more than 1,000 principals and 26,000 teachers within the education system.Webinars are staple development intervention strategies that are hosted quarterly by the College for educational leadership.“We are moving away from leadership development in closed spaces where we can only accommodate a few persons. The aim is to get more persons exposed to leadership development intervention, and the webinar is the approach the NCEL is using,” Dr. Ingleton said. The webinar will be held on Monday, January 7 at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters, under the theme ‘Achieving Sustained Organisational Success: the Blue Ocean Perspective’. Story Highlights The National College for Educational Leadership (NCEL), in partnership with the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), will host a leadership development webinar focusing on the Blue Ocean Strategy.last_img read more

CBS controlling shareholder fires back over board vote

first_imgDOVER, Del. – CBS Corp.’s controlling shareholder fired back Tuesday over a board attempt to dilute the shareholder’s stock voting power, the latest move in an escalating legal battle for control of the media company.In complaint filed in Delaware’s Chancery Court, National Amusements Inc. argues that a CBS board vote to approve a dividend that would drastically reduce NAI’s voting stake in CBS was invalid. NAI claims the vote violated CBS’s bylaws and corporate charter, and that CBS board members violated their fiduciary duties to stockholders. It also argues that the vote was based on recommendations of a special board committee that had exceeded its authority.“It is undisputed that the director defendants’ actions are unprecedented under Delaware law,” NAI attorneys wrote.The filing comes after CBS asked a Chancery Court judge last week to declare that the board vote was “effective and permissible.”“Today’s reactive complaint from NAI was not unexpected,” CBS said in a statement. “The amended complaint filed last week by CBS and its special committee details the ways in which NAI misused its power to the detriment of CBS shareholders, and was submitted after careful deliberation.”The legal dispute centres on a special dividend approved by the CBS board that would decrease NAI’s voting stake in CBS from roughly 80 per cent to about 20 per cent.The board vote came only after NAI, led by the daughter of billionaire media mogul Sumner Redstone, submitted documents to CBS decreeing that any dividend must be approved by a “supermajority” of its 14-member board, a threshold that was not met.CBS contends that NAI’s purported bylaw amendments are invalid and, under federal securities law, were not effective at the time of the board meeting.CBS, led by CEO and Chairman Les Moonves, is pushing back against pressure by National Amusements to merge with Viacom, which also is controlled by NAI. National Amusements argues that CBS’s actions are based on unsubstantiated claims that NAI was interfering with company management, and purported threats of a forced merger based on unsourced media reports and conjecture.“The only cogent, but manifestly improper, explanation for the director defendants’ unprecedented action is that Leslie “Les” Moonves, CBS’s long-time CEO, has tired of having to deal with a stockholder with voting control,” NAI attorneys wrote.“Mr. Moonves apparently gave the director defendants an ultimatum: Either you remove NAI’s voting control, or I resign,” they added. “This ultimatum came against the backdrop of a $180 million “golden parachute” in Mr. Moonves’s employment agreement that had been adopted without discussion or approval of the full board, with the intended purpose of entrenching Mr. Moonves in his position as CEO.”The CBS board vote came after the company unsuccessfully sought a restraining order in conjunction with a May 14 lawsuit alleging that NAI was breaching its fiduciary duties to CBS and other shareholders and trying to undermine the authority of its management and board of directors.CBS and Viacom were once part of the same company, known as Viacom, but were split in 2005 into separate entities, both controlled by Sumner Redstone. Shari Redstone has been pushing to reunite the companies under one corporate umbrella, but a CBS special board committee concluded that a merger would not be in the company’s best interest.In refusing to grant CBS a restraining order, Chancellor Andre Bouchard — who called the dividend proposal an “extraordinary measure” — noted that the company could still file a court challenge if NAI takes actions inconsistent with its fiduciary obligations to the company and to other shareholders.last_img read more

Netflix named The Associated Press Entertainer of the Year

first_imgNEW YORK — Netflix has been named Entertainer of the Year by The Associated Press.The streaming service started 2018 with almost 118 million subscribers and went on to win its first feature-film Oscar. It briefly surpassed Disney as the most valuable U.S. media company and lured the likes of superstar show runners Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy, not to mention Barack and Michelle Obama.Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos says the company is ‘humbled’ by the honour.Netflix topped other candidates including Donald Glover, Ariana Grande, Bradley Cooper and Michelle Obama, among others.___For more on the biggest moments of 2018, visit: Kennedy, The Associated Presslast_img

City of Fort St John councillors to be sworn in on Monday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John will be holding their inaugural council meeting on Monday.To start the meeting, there will be the Mayor and Councillors’ Oath of Office which will be conducted by The Honourable Brian Daley, Provincial Court Judge.Two new councillors,  Becky Grimsrud and Tony Zabinsky will be among the six councillors to be sworn in. The night will also include the introduction of the 2018-2022 members of city council, the Mayor’s inaugural address, and farewell statements from outgoing council members.The city of Fort St. John inaugural council meeting is on Monday, November 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.For a full schedule of the inaugural meeting, you can visit

Terrifying Crane falls on busy Seattle street killing four

first_imgSeattle (US): A construction crane fell from a building on Google’s new Seattle campus during a storm that brought wind gusts, crashing down onto one of the city’s busiest streets and killing four people. One female and three males had died by the time firefighters had arrived Saturday afternoon, Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said. Two of the dead were ironworkers who had been inside the crane while the other two were people who were inside cars, Fire Department spokesman Lance Garland said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportA 25-year-old mother and her 4-month-old daughter were in a car that was smashed by the crane on its passenger side, and both managed to escape with only minor injuries, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said, calling it a miracle. They and a 28-year-old man were taken to Harborview Medical Center. A fourth person also was injured and treated at the scene. The crane collapsed near the often-congested intersection of Mercer and Fairview Avenue just north of downtown in the South Lake Union neighborhood shortly before 3:30 pm, Scoggins said. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsThe deadly collapse is sure to bring scrutiny about the safety of the dozens of cranes that dot the city’s skyscape. With Amazon, Google and other tech companies increasing their hiring in Seattle, the city has more cranes building office towers and apartment buildings than any other in the United States. As of January, there were about 60 construction cranes in Seattle. Durkan said the city had a good track record with crane safety but that officials would conduct a review. “It’s a horrible day in Seattle when something like this happens. But it’s a time when we come together because Seattle is a city that rallies around each other,” she said.last_img read more

Yes Banks balance sheet cleanup to strain profitability in next 1218 months

first_imgNew Delhi: The balance sheet clean-up by Yes Bank will strain its profitability in the next 12-18 months as it makes provisions for stressed assets, Moody’s Investors Service said Tuesday. On April 26, the bank reported its first-ever quarterly loss since its inception in 2004 at Rs 1,506 crore in the January-March quarter. Nevertheless, the bank is profitable on a full-year basis, with a return on assets of 0.5 per cent as of March 31, 2019, as against 1.4 per cent a year ago. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra “We estimate that the bank’s overall stressed assets are about 8 per cent of its gross loans… The balance sheet clean-up will strain the bank’s profitability in the next 12-18 months as it provides for the stressed assets,” Moody’s said in a report. The March quarter loss of Yes Bank was driven by higher credit costs for non-performing loans (NPLs) and the creation of a contingent provision against a pool of identified stressed assets. “Despite near-term weakness, we expect the change in corporate behaviour under new bank leadership will be credit-positive after the de-risking is complete,” Moody’s said. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days Reacting to the result, the bank’s shares on Tuesday slumped over 30 per cent to Rs 165.30 apiece on the BSE in the early trade. The scrip ended the day at Rs 168, down 29.23 per cent on the BSE. The March quarter results of Yes Bank were announced after close of market hours on Friday. Stock markets were closed on Monday on account of polling in Mumbai. In late-January this year, the bank appointed Ravneet Gill as its managing director and chief executive officer (CEO), after the Reserve Bank of India restricted the bank’s founder and long-time managing director and CEO Rana Kapoor’s term until January 2019. In the next three financial years, the bank may slow loan growth to about 20-25 per cent annually, compared with an average loan growth of 34 per cent a year between 2013-14 and 2018-19, Moody’s said. “The bank will increase the focus on the retail segment and small- and medium-sized enterprises and reduce dependence on corporate lending,” Moody’s said. It added that a reduction in loan concentration to large corporate groups will be credit-positive, as these types of loans have lent volatility to the bank’s asset performance in the recent years. The bank’s board has approved an equity capital raising plan of up to USD 1 billion, which, once complete, will help improve loss-absorbing buffers while supporting asset growth, it added. The lender’s gross non-performing assets (NPAs) doubled to 3.22 per cent of loans as on March 31, 2019, from 1.28 per cent at the end of March quarter in 2017-18. At the end of March 2019, the bank’s tier-I equity capital ratio was 8.4 per cent, compared with 9.7 per cent at the end of March 2018.last_img read more

Sporadic clashes mark final phase of polling

first_imgKolkata: On the final day of the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections, which recorded 72.91 percent turnout till 5 pm in the nine parliamentary constituencies of the state on Sunday, there were stray incidents of violence in some parts of the state coupled with voting machine glitches.Till 5 pm, Mathurapur (SC) recorded the highest turnout at 78.52 percent, followed by Basirhat at 77.77 percent and Diamond Harbour at 77.40 percent. Joynagar (SC) recorded 75.81 percent turnout, Barasat 74.41 percent, Dum Dum 73.05 percent, Jadavpur 70.97 percent, Kolkata South 67.09 percent and Kolkata North recorded 61.18 percent of polling. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”Polling was absolutely peaceful. There was no report of any violence from anywhere in the nine constituencies. The incidents reported were very minor and necessary action was immediately taken,” an Election Commission official said. “There were, however, reports of EVM glitches in several polling stations. We had to send reserve EVMs to the booths, where the voting process was temporarily hampered due to technical glitches,” he added. On Sunday morning, several Electronic Voting Machines in South Kolkata and Dum Dum constituencies developed snag and had to be replaced. Trinamool Congress leaders alleged that as polling was held up for anything between half-an-hour to three hours, the new EVMs could not undergo mock tests. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayTMC chief Mamata Banerjee alleged that the Central Forces and the BJP carried out “tortures” during Sunday’s election. “Since this morning, BJP workers and the Central Forces personnel carried out unprecedented torture on the voters. I have not seen such a thing ever,” Banerjee told reporters after casting her vote. Braving the heat, voters stood patiently in queues for hours to exercise their franchise. Three Presiding Officers have been replaced for their failure to conduct the polls properly. Of these, one Presiding Officer was replaced in Baruipur while two others in Falta under Diamond Harbour constituency. Altogether, 346 arrests have taken place out of which 324 persons have been arrested under the Preventive clauses while 22 have been arrested under specific cases. Two vehicles have been damaged of which one belonged to a candidate while the other was that of a convoy.last_img read more

Amedeo Della Valle to leave Ohio State pursue professional basketball career in

Sophomore guard Amedeo Della Valle (33) attempts a lay up during a game against Iowa Jan. 12 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 84-74.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorAmedeo Della Valle’s days in the Scarlet and Gray are finished.The Ohio State sophomore guard sent a message from his personal Twitter account Saturday afternoon announcing his intentions to head back to Europe to pursue a career in professional basketball.“I wouldn’t trade this experience with anything else, B1G Champions, the run to the Elite 8, the 12-0 year, man that was special,” a screenshotted message from Della Valle’s account, @Ame_DV_33, read. “First of all mom, dad thank you for being on my side. I would like to thank not only my teammates but also the coaching staff that really helped me improve, you know without all the hard work I wouldn’t have been able to win the Mvp in the europe and compete in the B1G. To my friends THANK YOU, you guys made it special for me and will always have you for the rest of my life. I want to thank the best fans in the land. It is now time for me to begin new experiences as I decided to head back to Europe to continue to play PRO basketball.”An OSU athletic spokesman confirmed via email Della Valle’s departure to The Lantern Saturday.OSU coach Thad Matta said Della Valle informed Matta and the rest of the staff Saturday afternoon, according to an OSU press release.“Amedeo is passionate about the game of basketball and wants to return to Europe to pursue a professional career,” Matta said. “We appreciate all the work he put in to make our team better over the last two years. We wish him well.”Della Valle averaged 4.0 points per game this season off the bench, missing two of OSU’s 35 games because of a knee injury. A supposed three-point specialist from Alba, Italy, Della Valle shot just 32.4 percent (24/74) from beyond the arc this season.He averaged only 11.9 minutes per game this season for the Buckeyes (25-10, 12-9), who bowed out to Dayton in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday, 60-59.After averaging 13 points per game at the U20 Euro Championships in summer 2013, Della Valle earned Most Valuable Player honors.With his departure, including the graduation of senior guard Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr., OSU is set to have just 11 scholarship players on roster with the four players — guard D’Angelo Russell, forwards Keita Bates-Diop and Jae’Sean Tate and center David Bell — and that number could be smaller if junior forward LaQuinton Ross declares for the NBA Draft. Ross said after the Dayton loss he’d make a decision on his future “in the next few weeks.”Programs are allowed 13 scholarship players per season in college basketball.Della Valle did not immediately respond to The Lantern‘s request for comment Saturday. read more