(Natacha Pisarenko / Associated Press / September 28, 2013) By Diane Pucin October 1, 2013, 11:52 a.m. For those clamoring for more rugby on television, your wish has been granted. USA Rugby has announced a broadcasting partnership with FOX Sports for the upcoming mens Eagles match against the New Zealand Maori All Blacks Nov. 9 at PPL Park in Philadelphia. The inaugural Black and Blue Match, presented by USA Rugby and New Zealand Rugby Union sponsor AIG, will kick off at 4 p.m. PST Nov. 9, with the broadcast to be aired on FOX Sports 1 Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. USA Rugby is very excited about FOX Sports 1 airing the match from Philadelphia, USA Rugby Chief Commercial Officer Jon Persch said. FOX Sports 1 offers USA Rugby the greatest number of viewers with the new channel being offered in 90 million homes.” FOX Sports 1 is the newest national 24-hour multi-sport channel, launched Aug. 17 in more than 90 million homes across the U.S., the largest sports network launch in television history. With nearly 5,000 hours of live events, news and original programming annually, FOX Sports includes college football and basketball, MLB, NASCAR, NFL , soccer, boxing and UFC .
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Their service facilities are generally oriented along the South, but extend up into Pennsylvania and Illinois, and also move freight in and out of Mexico through their terminal in Laredo, Texas. (click to enlarge) The current CEO, John M. Simone, came on board in February 2013 with the expectation that he would use his logistics experience to improve the bottom line of the company. He had been CEO of LinkAmerica, but also had experience with Ryder Systems, UPS, and Greatwide Logistics. Since coming on board base revenue has increased 7.7%, asset productivity has increased 2.8%, and unseated tractors has fallen 50%. In the last quarter alone, cash flow from operations rose from $3167 in 1Q13 to $15,669 in 2Q13. While much of this may be attributed to the improving economy, and not necessarily his arrival, it still came under his watch. Prior to the announcement by KNX to buy outstanding shares at $9, the company was selling for $5-6. At $9 per share, the company has a market cap of just under $95 million, but owns $337 million in assets and stockholder equity of $105 million. They have been operating with a net loss for the past two years, but are showing increases in operations, and just brought in a new CEO that the company believes will help to turn around business. (click to enlarge) KNX Overview KNX is a provider of multiple truckload transportation services, which involve the movement of full trailer or container loads of freight from origin to destination for a single customer. The company operates “primarily in high-density, predictable freight lanes in select geographic regions, and attempt to develop and expand the customer base around each of the service centers by providing multiple truckload services for each customer.” While the company does operate nationwide, the majority of its hubs are along the west coast and northeast. There is some overlap between the locations of USAK service centers, which could be consolidated where necessary in order to be more efficient. (click to enlarge) The company is currently trading in the $16.50s, and has a market cap of $1.33 billion.
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EDT October 4, 2013 Mike Tyson said he was disappointed that USA Boxing didn’t contact him first before sending out a letter blaming him for “undermining” the U.S. Olympic boxing team. (Photo: Jason Merritt, Getty Images) Story Highlights Charles Butler, in his letter that was released to the media, said, young boxers are foregoing Olympic hopes Tyson, who just missed making the 1984 U.S. Olympic team, defended his signing of a 152-pound prospect Tyson finished his letter with an offer of help to USA Boxing SHARE 110 CONNECT 50 TWEET 23 COMMENTEMAILMORE Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson responded Thursday, two days after USA Boxing accused him of “undermining” the Olympic team because he signed a top boxing prospect to a professional contract. The New York Post obtained a copy of Tyson’s letter to USA Boxing, which it said was faxed to USA Boxing President Charles Butler late Thursday night. In the letter, Tyson, whose fledgling promotional company is called Iron Mike Productions, wrote that he was “most disappointed that you and USA Boxing could not afford me the courtesy and respect, not only as a former heavyweight champion, but a former amateur champion, to contact me first instead of taking advantage of my name and company for publicity. “Your organization never attempted to contact me directly to discuss this matter. Had you done so, perhaps you would have a better understanding of my love for amateur boxing and my commitment to protect fighters by giving them the best possible opportunities this business can offer.” OPEN LETTER: Tyson’s response to USA Boxing Butler, in his letter addressed to Tyson that was released to the media, said, “These young boxers are foregoing their Olympic hopes and the hopes of our nation in exchange for a professional boxing contract now. You are offering these athletes pennies on the dollar of what they could be worth with an Olympic medal, or even potentially just being an Olympian.” Tyson, a former amateur heavyweight champion who just missed making the 1984 U.S. Olympic team, defended his signing of 152-pound prospect Erickson Lubin on Tuesday, the day he turned 18. “No one knows better than I the pitfalls of amateur and professional boxing,” Tyson wrote. “This is precisely why I am compelled to make Iron Mike Productions a transparent company. Our priority is the well-being of our fighters and to produce the most exciting fights we can and in the process uplift the sport of boxing.” According to The Post, Tyson added, “I love my country and I love the liberties living in a democracy affords. These young fighters have worked diligently and deserve the right to pursue the best path they deem fit for themselves. Unfortunately, many of them can’t wait around for a very slim shot at Olympic glory.” Tyson said USA Boxing’s poor record of producing medalists in the last several Olympics might have something to do with young boxers deciding to forgo Olympic training for a pro career.
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If prosecutors do not challenge the finding, he will be involuntarily committed to a state psychiatric hospital. By Shayna Jacobs / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, October 4, 2013, 2:11 AM Paul Zimmerman/WireImage Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady was allegedly confronted at her Manhattan apartment in August. A homeless nut accused of stalking Miss USA 2013 at her swanky Manhattan apartment has been found unfit for trial by court doctors. Lanre Orimabogunje, 28, allegedly accosted stunner Erin Brady on Aug. 5. I’ve been tracking you since you were born … I have GPS. You wear an invisible crown, he allegedly told her before trying to touch her head. RELATED: MISS USAS STALKER ARRESTED AT BROOKLYN HOMELESS SHELTER Orimabogunje was arrested at a Brooklyn shelter after the creepy encounter. Prosecutors asked for an adjournment Thursday to decide whether theyll challenge the fitness finding. If there is no challenge, or if prosecutors bring one and lose, Orimabogunje will be involuntarily committed to a state psychiatric hospital. He was charged with stalking, harassment and trespassing and would face up to a year in jail on the top count.