News Article | May 8, 2017
In the days since former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell, the internet has been awash with bombshell reports regarding the former NFL star. Almost every day has brought a new revelation about Hernandez’s life and death. A look back shows everything we know about Hernandez’s charges, his life in prison and his suicide. Jun. 26, 2013: Hernandez was charged with the murder of former semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Attorneys said he drove Lloyd to an industrial park in Massachusetts where he shot him six times. Jun. 26, 2013: The New England Patriots released Hernandez less than two hours after he was arrested and charged for Lloyd's murder. May 15, 2014: Hernandez was formally indicted in the double homicide of Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado in 2012. Apr. 15, 2015: Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Apr. 17, 2015: Reports emerged that Hernandez was placed on suicide watch following his conviction. Apr. 14, 2017: Hernandez was acquitted of the 2012 double murder of Abreu and Furtado. Apr. 19, 2015: Hernandez was found hanged in his prison cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Massachusetts in the early morning and pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Apr. 21, 2017: Newsweek published a report in which it alleged that Hernandez was involved in a gay relationship while in prison and left the man with which he was intimate a note. Hernandez’s lawyer, Jose Baez, denied such reports and called them “malicious leaks.” Apr. 21, 2017: Massachusetts officials confirmed Hernandez's brain would be released to an academic center to determine whether he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Apr. 23, 2017: Reports emerged of three suicide notes left behind by Hernandez: one to his fiancée, one to his daughter and one to the man Hernandez was said to have been in a relationship with while in prison. Subsequent reports said the third letter was not to someone in prison, but to his lawyer. Watch TMZ on Yahoo View, available on iOS and Android. Apr. 25, 2017: Lawyers for Hernandez filed a motion in court to dismiss his murder conviction using a legal rule known as "abatement." Because Hernandez's appeal was still in process when he died, he could be posthumously declared innocent. Apr. 27, 2017: The man whom Hernandez was reported to have been in a relationship with while in prison, Kyle Kennedy, made a statement. “I miss my friend,” he said. “I would ask the media to respect the privacy of my family. This is a private matter that doesn’t concern them.” May 4, 2017: An investigative report released by Massachusetts State Police revealed that Hernandez had jammed his door with cardboard to prevent it from opening and had spilled shampoo across the floor to make it slippery. Prison officers found him hanging naked from a bed sheet tied around window bars, with a fresh cut on his middle finger and “John 3:16” written on his forehead and prison walls. The report officially closed with an investigation that ruled his death a suicide. May 5, 2017: Prosecutors released one of the suicide notes found in Hernandez’s cell, addressed to his fiancée Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez. A death report revealed Hernandez was linked to the Bloods street gang and was disciplined for having gang paraphernalia while in prison.
News Article | May 11, 2017
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alternate Health Corp (CSE:AHG) (OTC:AHGIF) announced today that its Continuing Medical Education (CME) program for doctors on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and Cannabis has been approved and accepted by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) in partnership with the American Medical Association (AMA). Through the course, doctors learn the latest techniques and breakthroughs in CTE research and simultaneously fulfill their CME requirements. “We are extremely excited to add this CTE protocol to Alternate Health’s existing library of medical cannabis accredited courses,” says Dr. Jamison Feramisco, CEO of Alternate Health Corp. “Through our partnership with the University of Louisville, we have created an educational series that instructs doctors how to use cannabis as an emerging treatment for CTE and other medical disorders.” In order to demonstrate the quality and comprehensive nature of this program, Alternate Health has included an introductory video (https://vimeo.com/216875569) of the Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and Cannabis Course, and will commence sales of the online course on its website (www.alternatemedical.com) and at events across the United States and Canada. CTE is a progressive degenerative disorder found in people who have suffered brain trauma through repeated concussions, micro-concussions or blows to the head. The disorder gained recognition through high-profile cases in athletes, like NFL players or boxers, who have suffered recurrent injuries throughout their careers. Signs of CTE usually begin to show 8-10 years later, with symptoms ranging from dizziness and memory loss to vertigo and dementia. Launched through Alternate Health’s subsidiary, Alternate Medical Media, the CTE and Cannabis course is the first CME of its kind recognized by the AMA. The course builds on Alternate Medical Media’s previously AMA-approved course on The Endocannabinoid System and Cannabidiol (CBD) and continues to strengthen the company’s research and education assets. “We will continue to publish high quality educational programs for physicians and those in the cannabis industry who wish to know the science behind the body’s endocannabinoid system,” says Dr. Feramisco. “Alternate Health’s CME courses are set to lead the discussion on how to use cannabis in treating a wide range of ailments.” These CME programs will be available to doctors, scientists and the public online at www.AlternateMedical.com and offer full accreditation and certificate level courses on medical distribution, deployment and the delivery of CBD and THC. Alternate Health Corp is a technology-focused healthcare company driving innovation in complementary medicine, clinical research and medical cannabis. Based on a portfolio of clinical laboratories, research studies and medical software, Alternate Health invests in research, testing and production for the medicinal and therapeutic use of Cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids. Leveraging the company’s assets in exclusive patents and partnerships, Alternate Health positions itself to be the global authority on the science, manufacturing and administration of medical cannabis. Neither the CSE nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the CSE) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Statements included in this announcement, including statements concerning our plans, intentions and expectations, which are not historical in nature are intended to be, and are hereby identified as “forward-looking statements”. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words including “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “expects” and similar expressions. The Company cautions readers that forward-looking statements, including without limitation those relating to the Company’s future operations, business prospects and financing plans, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward looking statements.
News Article | May 12, 2017
ISTANBUL & STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WWE (NYSE: WWE) and Saran Media today announced a new multi-year agreement to televise WWE’s flagship programs Raw and SmackDown in Turkey on S-Sport beginning tomorrow. Every Saturday at midnight, S-Sport will televise a two-hour edition of Raw followed by a one-hour edition of SmackDown at 2 a.m., both in Turkish. Fans will be able to follow their favorite WWE Superstars, including Roman Reigns™, AJ Styles™, Seth Rollins™, Kevin Owens™, Alexa Bliss™, Charlotte Flair™, Dean Ambrose™, and Shinsuke Nakamura™ among many others. S-Sport subscribers can also watch episodes they missed through video on demand and S-Sport’s 7-Day Catch-Up feature. “We are proud to work with Saran Media to televise WWE’s premier programs Raw and SmackDown to our passionate fans in Turkey,” said Ed Wells, WWE Executive Vice President, International. “This new multi-year agreement shows the increasing global growth of WWE, while also giving us the opportunity to connect with local fans by delivering WWE content via a first-class platform.” “Turks love sports in all forms, and WWE is a very popular brand in particular, especially for the Turkish youth,” said Selim Usta, General Manager of Saran Media. WWE will be in good company with S-Sport’s other premier programming including the English Premier League, NBA, Formula 1, ATP 500 and Moto GP.” WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 20 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo. Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/ Saran Media is a participation of Saran Holding Group which employs over 3,000 personnel in a broad range of sectors including media, broadcasting, energy, tourism, CRM services, online gaming, aviation and defense. Trademarks: All WWE programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans, wrestling moves, trademarks, logos and copyrights are the exclusive property of WWE and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks relating to: WWE Network; major distribution agreements; our need to continue to develop creative and entertaining programs and events; a decline in the popularity of our brand of sports entertainment; the continued importance of key performers and the services of Vincent K. McMahon; possible adverse changes in the regulatory atmosphere and related private sector initiatives; the highly competitive, rapidly changing and increasingly fragmented nature of the markets in which we operate and greater financial resources or marketplace presence of many of our competitors; uncertainties associated with international markets; our difficulty or inability to promote and conduct our live events and/or other businesses if we do not comply with applicable regulations; our dependence on our intellectual property rights, our need to protect those rights, and the risks of our infringement of others’ intellectual property rights; the complexity of our rights agreements across distribution mechanisms and geographical areas; potential substantial liability in the event of accidents or injuries occurring during our physically demanding events including, without limitation, claims relating to CTE; large public events as well as travel to and from such events; our feature film business; our expansion into new or complementary businesses and/or strategic investments; our computer systems and online operations; a possible decline in general economic conditions and disruption in financial markets; our accounts receivable; our revolving credit facility; litigation; our potential failure to meet market expectations for our financial performance, which could adversely affect our stock; Vincent K. McMahon exercising control over our affairs, and his interests may conflict with the holders of our Class A common stock; a substantial number of shares which are eligible for sale by the McMahons and the sale, or the perception of possible sales, of those shares could lower our stock price; and the relatively small public “float” of our Class A common stock. In addition, our dividend is dependent on a number of factors, including, among other things, our liquidity and cash flow, strategic plan (including alternative uses of capital), our financial results and condition, contractual and legal restrictions on the payment of dividends (including under our revolving credit facility), general economic and competitive conditions and such other factors as our Board of Directors may consider relevant. Forward-looking statements made by the Company speak only as of the date made, are subject to change without any obligation on the part of the Company to update or revise them, and undue reliance should not be placed on these statements.
News Article | May 9, 2017
The mikeroweWORKS Foundation has contributed $50,000 to the SkillsUSA Travel Scholarship Program for students competing in the world’s largest showcase of career and technical education (CTE), the 2017 National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky. This year’s scholarship program was enhanced through a generous grant of $50,000 from the Charles Koch Foundation and Koch Industries, bringing the total to $100,000 to support CTE students. This is the seventh consecutive year that the mikeroweWORKS Foundation has offered travel scholarships to SkillsUSA members who compete and place first in their state’s SkillsUSA Championships but face a financial challenge to travel and compete at the national event. Any SkillsUSA 2017 national competitor who meets the criteria can apply. The mikeroweWORKS Foundation focuses on students working toward careers in manufacturing, construction, automotive technology and other STEM-related occupations. The 2017 scholarship fund will assist up to 100 students. Since 2011, the mikeroweWORKS Foundation has provided travel scholarships to nearly 400 SkillsUSA students, representing an investment of more than $365,000 in America’s future skilled workforce. “The skills gap is not only real, it’s a reflection of what we value,” said Mike Rowe. “To close the gap, we need to change the way the country feels about work. My foundation supports SkillsUSA because it celebrates the kind of skills that are actually in demand. Through excellence and competition, SkillsUSA encourages real-world training, and in the process, lays the foundation for thousands of careers in the skilled trades. SkillsUSA works.” “This is an amazing sponsorship from the mikeroweWORKS Foundation and its partners. We sincerely thank the Charles Koch Foundation and Koch Industries for supporting America’s future skilled workforce and these deserving students,” said SkillsUSA’s executive director, Tim Lawrence. “Our students are so grateful for the support they receive and deserve every opportunity to showcase their skills. SkillsUSA is a talent pipeline and a verified skills gap solution. Every year 100,000 SkillsUSA students complete their technical program, job-ready on Day One.” The annual SkillsUSA Championships take place this June 19-23. An expected 6,000 competitors will test in 100 leadership and hands-on occupational skills contests, the majority of which are STEM-focused. Events include Humanoid Robotics, Automated Manufacturing Technology, Carpentry, Graphic Communications, Mobile Electronics Installation, Information Technology Services and Medical Assisting. Competitions are planned and run by industry to its standards for entry-level workers. The mikeroweWORKS Foundation focuses on students who are ready to work hard but face financial challenges to attend the national event. Scholarships are based on a written application that includes financial need and SkillsUSA involvement. Applicants must also provide a recommendation from a SkillsUSA member instructor or state association director. About SkillsUSA SkillsUSA is a vital solution to the growing U.S. skills gap. This nonprofit partnership of students, instructors and industry ensures America has the skilled workforce it needs to stay competitive. Founded in 1965 and endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education, the association serves more than 335,000 member students and instructors each year in middle schools, high schools and colleges. This diverse talent pipeline covers 130 trade, technical and skilled service occupations, the majority STEM-related. More than 600 corporations, trade associations, businesses and labor unions actively support SkillsUSA at the national level. SkillsUSA programs are integrated into career and technical education through a framework of personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. Local, state and national championships, designed and judged by industry, set relevant standards for career and technical education and provide needed recognition to its students. SkillsUSA also offers technical skill assessments and other workplace credentials. For more information, go to: http://www.SkillsUSA.org. About the mikeroweWORKS Foundation The mikeroweWORKS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that works hard to debunk myths about the skilled trades and help close the skills gap. As CEO of the Foundation, Mike Rowe speaks regularly about the country’s dysfunctional relationship with work and challenges the persistent belief that a four-year degree is automatically the best path for the most people. Through its scholarship programs, including the Work Ethic Scholarship Program and the SkillsUSA Travel Scholarships, the Foundation provides financial assistance to people getting trained for skilled jobs that are in demand. The Foundation has granted, or facilitated the granting of, nearly $5 million in education for trade schools across the country. For more information, go to: http://www.mikeroweworks.org. About the Charles Koch Foundation Charles G. Koch has supported research and educational programs focused on improving human well-being for more than 50 years. The Charles Koch Foundation supports more than 300 universities and colleges across the country, supporting scholars and universities interested in advancing an understanding of the link between free societies and well-being. The foundation also provides students resources to further their educational opportunities and career development. For more information, visit: http://www.charleskochfoundation.org. About Koch Industries, Inc. Based in Wichita, Kansas, Koch Industries, Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America with estimated annual revenues as high as $100 billion, according to Forbes. It owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining, chemicals, and biofuels; forest and consumer products; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; process and pollution control equipment and technologies; electronics; information systems; commodity trading; minerals; energy; glass; ranching; and investments. Since 2003, Koch companies have invested more than $80 billion in acquisitions and other capital expenditures. With a presence in about 60 countries, Koch companies employ more than 120,000 people worldwide, with about 70,000 of those in the United States. From January 2009 to present, Koch companies have earned more than 1,200 awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation, and customer service. For more news and stories, visit: http://www.kochnews.com.
News Article | May 10, 2017
Scientific efforts to enhance human performance were carried on throughout the 20th century, but most people hear about this work only in the context of criticizing "steroid cheats" in their favorite sports. Testosterone is an old drug, synthesized in the 1930s by Croatian scientist Leopold Ruzicka and later deployed to considerable effect by the Soviet and East German Olympic teams. Growth hormone research began in the 1950s and was used to treat people with developmental disabilities; later, pioneering amateur steroid researcher Dan Duchaine wrote about the drug's potential for strength gains and bodily rejuvenation. Even stem cell treatments, in the form of bone marrow transplants, have been performed since the 1960s. Outside of a purely medical context, attempts to utilize these drugs have been met with intense criticism. John Hoberman's book Testosterone Dreams details many of the fallacious claims made about that sex hormone, such as its potential to eradicate impotence and male homosexuality, while also noting that until 1984, the American Academy of Sports Medicine denied that anabolic-androgenic steroids had any impact whatsoever on athletic performance. Steven Ungerleider's Faust's Gold offers a detailed look at East Germany's state-run performance enhancement, offering many reproductions of the precise drug schedules that East German athletes followed, but is deeply critical of the government doctors who oversaw the program and avowedly opposed to performance enhancement. "What is performance enhancement, exactly?" steroid-using powerlifter Mark Bell asked me when I interviewed him last year. "All exercise, all training, is a kind of performance enhancement. What makes one thing good and another thing bad?" Confusion about terminology such as "performance enhancement," as well as concerns about drug side effects and public disapprobation for the swollen, hypertrophied bodies of professional bodybuilders, have combined to consign much worthwhile research involving testosterone, growth hormone, and even stem cells to the sidelines, or, in the case of black-market personal usage of steroids, to the shadows. "We did this work on ourselves," physique athlete and trainer Douglas Alexander told Motherboard. "From Dan Duchaine's Underground Steroid Handbook to today's performance-enhancing drug forums, lifters and bodybuilders have been testing and experimenting with drugs, determining what works and what doesn't. It's part of what makes this such a close-knit community, that knowledge base." Cass Almendral, a 56-year-old business consultant who discussed his growth hormone usage in a recent New York Post feature, believes that performance enhancement and anti-aging treatments should be normalized rather than stigmatized. "I'm under a doctor's supervision and I've never been in better shape," he said. "What's dangerous, in my opinion, is selling people exercise products or diets that don't work, that make them become discouraged and depressed while chasing results they cannot achieve due to the effects of the aging process." Brian Mehling, an orthopedic surgeon and founder of Blue Horizon International, a charitable foundation focused on regenerative medicine, has conducted extensive stem cell and growth hormone research. Mehling believes public misperceptions and regulatory hurdles have unduly complicated that process. "On the one hand, you have people who think of strengthening and improving the body, and what immediately comes to mind are these huge bodybuilders who are taking dangerous amounts of anabolic drugs, who are quite frankly suffering from some kind of psychosis related to body image," he said. "And then you have drug companies that are very satisfied with the profits from their cholesterol pills and antidepressants and don't want to see these symptoms alleviated, merely treated." Mehling is unsatisfied with the pace of change. "We are on the cusp of breakthroughs in multiple areas related to injury and aging, from CTE to Alzheimer's, and it is unfortunate that much of this work has to be done overseas because of the glacial pace at which the FDA moves." Almendral, for his part, sees the process of public acceptance of performance enhancement as unavoidable. "Everyone is entitled to experience a high quality of life and athletic performance. It shouldn't be something available only to wealthy people, something kept far out of reach because taking pills and feeling bad as your body weakens with age is a more 'natural' state."
News Article | May 9, 2017
If the former NFL player's 2015 murder conviction is dismissed, his estate is likely to fetch millions of dollars, according to a report. A judge is set to hear arguments Tuesday seeking the dismissal of Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction linked to the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. The hearing comes as appellate lawyers for the former New England Patriots tight end appealed to abate the 27-year-old's murder conviction after he committed suicide in his prison cell on April 19. Hernandez's lawyers made their request under a long-standing legal principle holding, which allows a conviction to be deemed void if the defendant dies with an appeal pending. However, Bristol County prosecutors, who are trying to block the appeal, have argued that dismissing his murder conviction would reward his decision to take his own life. The ex-NFL star, who was jailed for life without parole for the murder of Lloyd, was found hanging from his prison cell window April 19 at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts. His suicide came just as he was acquitted in the 2012 double murder of Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado. Below are some facts and rumors that surfaced after Hernandez's suicide death last month. 1. Officials said Hernandez used a bed sheet to hang himself in his jail cell. 2. Massachusetts Department of Corrections said after Hernandez's death that he was not considered a suicide risk. 3. Corrections Department spokesman Christopher Fallon said Hernandez tried to block his cell door by jamming various items to prevent officers from entering. 4. Autopsy results showed that he died of asphyxia by hanging and his death was ruled as a suicide. 5. Massachusetts officials announced that Hernandez’s brain would be released to an academic center to determine whether he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). 6. Three handwritten notes were found next to a Bible in Hernandez’s cell. The notes were written to his fiancée Shayanna Jenkins, his daughter Avielle and the last to his attorney Jose Baez. 7. Massachusetts State Police wrote in an investigative report last week that Hernandez smeared his cell floor with shampoo in order to make it slippery for the prison officers. 8. New Bedford Superior Court Judge Thomas F. McGuire Jr. rejected requests of saving Hernandez's tissue and fluid samples to carry out neuropathology and toxicology analysis. 9. While correction officers found K2 during a prison search, toxicology report for Hernandez revealed no traces of “K2,” or synthetic marijuana — or any other illegal drugs — in his system. 10. Hernandez was linked to the Bloods street gang and was disciplined for having gang paraphernalia while in prison, documents related to the investigation into his prison suicide revealed. 1. According to reports, the star athlete was found with a reference to a Bible passage on his forehead. Hernandez wrote “John 3:16” on his forehead in red ink. The Chicago Tribune reported that a Bible found in his cell was opened to the page that contained the verse: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” 2. Earlier, some reports claimed that Hernandez's last letter was for his gay prison lover. 3. The American football tight end wrote "Illuminati" in block letters on the wall along with an unfinished pyramid and the all-seeing eye of God, similar to the illustration on the back of the one dollar bill, according to Boston TV station WCVB.
News Article | May 15, 2017
TreanorHL's experience designing spaces that prepare students for 21st century careers and create clear pathways between high school and college was evident in a recent report from the Colorado Department of Higher Education, which signaled out several of the architectural firm's clients as having the best concurrent enrollment programs in the state. Concurrent enrollment programs refer to college courses students take while in high school. TreanorHL’s education studio has provided design services for multiple schools recognized in the CDHE report with shared high school and college curriculum components. “Designing these educational spaces involves fostering strong partnerships between school districts, 2-year colleges, 4-year colleges, and the local community—a process we’re proud to have undertaken multiple times,” said TreanorHL education principal Chad Novak. According to the report, Eagle County School District -- where TreanorHL has worked extensively--- ranks 7th in the state for the number of students participating in concurrent enrollment programs. Two Eagle County schools that TreanorHL designed, Battle Mountain High School and Eagle Valley High School, had the highest numbers of students taking college courses at Colorado Mountain College—another TreanorHL client. Both Eagle County Schools have a joint use model program with Colorado Mountain College—a curriculum feature that factored extensively into the firm’s design decisions for the schools. Battle Mountain High School, which TreanorHL planned and designed to be shared with Colorado Mountain College in 2009, boasts multiple specialty teaching areas in areas like industrial arts, culinary arts and graphic arts. The design team created a restaurant-style culinary arts kitchen for the school’s award-winning culinary program, and at night, the college uses the space to teach some of its courses, including its ‘sustainable cuisine’ class. TreanorHL also provided renovations and additions for Eagle Valley High School-- which, like Battle Mountain High School--has a concurrent enrollment program with Colorado Mountain College. TreanorHL’s 2010 addition and renovation of Eagle Valley High School centered on bridging the gap in academics, employability and technical skills, and added-- among other things-- a teaching kitchen, greenhouse and media center to the school. According to the new figures released by the CDHE, Eagle Valley High School ranks as one of Colorado’s top 10 programs in concurrent enrollment. Two of TreanorHL’s higher education clients, meanwhile, had the most popular dual enrollment programs in the state among two-year and four-year colleges. The report found that that among four-year institutions in the state, Colorado Mountain College, had the highest concurrent enrollment numbers in Colorado—with 1,139 students participating in 2015-2016. In 2012, TreanorHL completed the design of a 69,000 SF academic building for the Colorado Mountain College, Alpine Campus, in Steamboat Springs, which included classroom, lecture and lab space. Among two-year institutions, Arapahoe Community College—another client of TreanorHL-- served the highest number school students in the 2015-16 academic year with 4,403 students participating in concurrent enrollment classes. The report also found Arapahoe Community College served the most students with career and technical education (CTE) programs, with over 2,500 students participating in 2015-16. TreanorHL designed Arapahoe Community College’s University Center at Chaparral, a unique facility that distributes and tailors education to the needs of the larger community, including high school students. Founded in 1981, TreanorHL is a full-service architectural firm providing comprehensive planning, programming and architectural design services in major market sectors including K-12 and higher education. The firm is currently comprised of 150+ architects, intern architects, interior designers and support staff, and has nine offices across the nation-- including offices in Denver, Colorado Springs, Lawrence, Kansas City, St. Louis, Topeka, Atlanta, Dallas, and San Francisco.
News Article | February 15, 2017
« NanoSteel closes new equity round led by GM Ventures; NanoSteel AHSS in validation testing with 10+ automakers | Main | Extensive rollout for GM 9-speed transmission in China » Ballard Power Systems announced its membership in the “Fuel Cell Electric Bus Commercialization Consortium” (FCEBCC), a large-scale project for which funding has now been committed to support deployment of 20 zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric buses at two California transit agencies. Ten (10) buses are to be deployed with Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District (AC Transit) and 10 buses are to be deployed with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). The FCEBCC project is funded and sponsored by: the California Air Resources Board (CARB) through the California Climate Investments program; the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD); and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). The Center for Transportation and Environment (CTE), a non-profit member-based organization, is providing project management and oversight. Ballard will be providing 20 of its FCveloCity-HD 85-kilowatt fuel cell systems to New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America. Ballard systems will power New Flyer 40-foot Xcelsior XHE40 fuel cell buses, which are planned to be delivered and in-service with AC Transit and OCTA by the end of 2018. The buses are to be supported by advanced hydrogen fueling infrastructure provided by The Linde Group. The New Flyer Xcelsior buses, powered by Ballard, have a range of approximately 500 kilometers (311 miles), can be refueled in less than 10 minutes without the need for overnight plug-in battery recharging, can replace conventional buses without compromising operational performance, and generate zero tailpipe emissions. Ballard has powered buses for more than a cumulative 10 million kilometers (6.2 million miles) in revenue service—more than any other fuel cell company—and New Flyer has been very active in the North American fuel cell electric bus market. These efforts have contributed to improving the durability and reliability of these buses while demonstrating fuel economy 1.4x higher than diesel buses and 1.9x higher than CNG buses, according to an NREL report. This Fuel Cell Electric Bus Commercialization Consortium is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a potential cause of dementia caused by repeated blows to the head, has been found in the brains of former association football (soccer) players.
News Article | February 15, 2017
STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced that its Chief Strategy & Financial Officer, George A. Barrios, will participate in a presentation at the 19th Annual Needham Growth Conference in New York City on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. A live audio webcast will be available online at corporate.wwe.com/investors. Mr. Barrios’ remarks are expected to begin at approximately 10:40 a.m. ET. A replay of the presentation will be available after the actual event and will be available for 90 days following the conference. WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 25 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo. Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/ Trademarks: All WWE programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans, wrestling moves, trademarks, logos and copyrights are the exclusive property of WWE and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks relating to: WWE Network (including the risk that we are unable to attract, retain and renew subscribers); major distribution agreements; our need to continue to develop creative and entertaining programs and events; the possibility of a decline in the popularity of our brand of sports entertainment; the continued importance of key performers and the services of Vincent K. McMahon; possible adverse changes in the regulatory atmosphere and related private sector initiatives; the highly competitive, rapidly changing and increasingly fragmented nature of the markets in which we operate and greater financial resources or marketplace presence of many of our competitors; uncertainties associated with international markets; our difficulty or inability to promote and conduct our live events and/or other businesses if we do not comply with applicable regulations; our dependence on our intellectual property rights, our need to protect those rights, and the risks of our infringement of others’ intellectual property rights; the complexity of our rights agreements across distribution mechanisms and geographical areas; potential substantial liability in the event of accidents or injuries occurring during our physically demanding events including, without limitation, claims relating to CTE; large public events as well as travel to and from such events; our feature film business; our expansion into new or complementary businesses and/or strategic investments; our computer systems and online operations; privacy norms and regulations; a possible decline in general economic conditions and disruption in financial markets; our accounts receivable; our revolving credit facility; litigation; our potential failure to meet market expectations for our financial performance, which could adversely affect our stock; Vincent K. McMahon exercises control over our affairs, and his interests may conflict with the holders of our Class A common stock; a substantial number of shares are eligible for sale by the McMahons and the sale, or the perception of possible sales, of those shares could lower our stock price; and the relatively small public “float” of our Class A common stock. In addition, our dividend is dependent on a number of factors, including, among other things, our liquidity and historical and projected cash flow, strategic plan (including alternative uses of capital), our financial results and condition, contractual and legal restrictions on the payment of dividends (including under our revolving credit facility), general economic and competitive conditions and such other factors as our Board of Directors may consider relevant. Forward-looking statements made by the Company speak only as of the date made and are subject to change without any obligation on the part of the Company to update or revise them. Undue reliance should not be placed on these statements. For more information about risks and uncertainties associated with the Company’s business, please refer to the “ Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections of the Company’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, our annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.