They have been a nonfactor in the Super Bowl for almost two decades and have not won a playoff game in five years, and yet the value of the Dallas Cowboys franchise continues to rise.Valued at $3.2 billion, owner Jerry Jones’ Cowboys are atop Forbes magazine’s rankings of NFL teams by a healthy margin for an eighth consecutive season, having risen in value by $900 million to become the only NFL team worth more than $3 billion.Despite last having won a championship in 1996, the Cowboys are second in value only to soccer’s Real Madrid ($3.4 billion) among all global sports franchises.Dallas has the NFL’s highest revenue ($560 million) and operating income ($246 million), and this season becomes the first NFL team to have partnerships with a worldwide luxury watch and cruise line.The New England Patriots ($2.6 billion), the Washington Redskins ($2.4 billion), the New York Giants ($2.1 billion) and the Houston Texans ($1.85 billion) round out the top five. The entire NFC East is ranked among the seven most valuable teams, with the Philadelphia Eagles coming in seventh ($1.75 billion).Forbes says the average NFL franchise is now worth an all-time high of $1.43 billion, which is 23 percent more than a year ago and is the biggest year-over-year increase since 1999.It is more than the mean valuation of the world’s top 20 soccer teams ($1.05 billion), Major League Baseball teams ($811 million) and NBA teams ($634 million).Only seven football teams are worth less than $1 billion: the San Diego Chargers ($995 million), Cincinnati Bengals ($990 million), Oakland Raiders ($970 million), Jacksonville Jaguars ($965 million), Detroit Lions ($960 million), Buffalo Bills ($935 million) and the St. Louis Rams ($930 million).The value of the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks rose to $1.33 billion, which ranked 15th.Other teams in the top 10 include the New York Jets (No. 6, $1.8 billion), Chicago Bears (No. 8, $1.7 billion), San Francisco 49ers (No. 9, $1.6 billion) and the Baltimore Ravens (No. 10, $1.5 billion).
San Diego gas prices hit highest point since August 2015 April 20, 2018 Posted: April 20, 2018 Looks like OPEC is at it again. With record amounts of Oil all over the place, including the fully loaded ships at sea, Oil prices are artificially Very High! No good and will not be accepted!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2018 Updated: 6:28 PM KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose 1.2 cents today to $3.592, its highest amount since Aug. 25, 2015.The average price has increased nine of the past 10 days, rising 4.2 cents, including one-tenth of a cent on Thursday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.The average price is 2.5 cents more than one week ago, 14.8 cents higher than one month ago and 56.6 cents greater than one year ago. It has risen 47 cents since the start of the year.“While local gas prices are definitely higher than in the last two years, the increase between the lowest and highest price points so far for the year is less than the typical price increase between Jan. 1 and mid-April of 70 cents or more,” said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.President Trump weighed in on the high oil prices on Twitter Friday:
Posted: June 21, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter San Diego City Council fails to pass code changes to permit process for charter schools 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council failed to pass amendments to the city’s land use code which would have helped charter schools to increase their maximum enrollment.Charter school parents will rally and speak at the San Diego City Council meeting as the Council is set to vote on amendments to the city’s land use code, which would help charter schools meet student waitlist needs and make them more economically viable. The proposed amendments would allow charter public schools in commercial zones to increase the maximum enrollment from 300 to 600 students by obtaining a neighborhood use permit. They would also remove the onerous conditional use permit requirement for schools with more than 300 students in the residential multiple-unit zone (those with apartment buildings or condos).In studioeAccording to Councilmember Scott Sherman the measure would have done the following:• Specifically, the amendments in front of the San Diego City Council would allow schools in commercial zones to increase the maximum enrollment from 300 to 600 students by obtaining a neighborhood use permit.• They would also remove the onerous conditional use permit requirement for schools with more than 300 students in the residential multiple-unit zone, or those with apartment buildings and condos.• Charters wouldn’t grow unless there was demand. By not allowing schools to expand their individual capacities, the city is denying a school of choice to the thousands of families whom they serve.• The amendments would also give charters more independence and thus ease the need to use district facilities.• Better facilities equal better education. The city has the opportunity to give students educational choices by making simple changes to the land use code. Updated: 10:05 AM KUSI Newsroom, Lauren Phinney, KUSI Newsroom, Lauren Phinney June 21, 2018
IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:06/0:59Loaded: 0%0:06Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:53?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … India’s first bitcoin ATM launched in Bangalore Close Troubles for Bengaluru-based crypto exchange platform, Unocoin, continue to mount as the startup now faces a shrinking workforce and cash reserve. The well-funded startup, which was once the leading Bitcoin exchange platform in India, has hit several obstacles on the lines of funding and legal regulations.According to a report by the Economic Times, Unocoin has laid off half of its workforce in order to preserve cash. From over 100 people in February last year, the downsizing has now left only 14 employees as of last week. Adding to the escalating problems for the crypto trading platform, talks to raise another round of funding hit a wall.The Indian regulations on crypto trading haven’t been easy on Unocoin. Last year, the Reserve Bank of India prohibited Indian banks from crypto-related dealings. Even though the industry is fighting hard against RBI’s decision, prolonged Supreme Court proceedings have forced startups to either move out of the country or wrap up operations. Unocoin is a bitcoin trading platform in IndiaPR handoutBy the looks of it, Unocoin seems to be heading in the same direction, but the company founder did not hint at taking the business out of India. Instead, Unocoin is awaiting the Supreme Court’s verdict on crypto-trading, which is likely to happen in July.”We did ask people to leave last week, but our operations will continue for the foreseeable future. We have some amount of reserves to push through for the next couple of months and will wait for the Supreme Court’s verdict,” Sathvik Vishwanath, CEO of Unocoin, told ET. We’ve reached out to him for a comment and we’ll update more on Unocoin’s future plans soon. Bitcoin startup in India lays off 50 percent workforceReutersUnocoin, which started in 2013, was heavily funded and raised $1.5 million from various VCs, including Blume Ventures and Bitcoin Capital. But Unocoin defied RBI’s ban and installed an ATM-like machine to exchange cash for bitcoins. The stunt did not go too well as the founders Harish BV and Vishwanath were arrested by local police for installing a Bitcoin kiosk without proper permissions from the authorities.That’s not it, at the time of arrest the founders were already facing multiple charges on the counts of computer-related charges, conning, and forgery.
Plainclothes men who claimed themselves to be members of law enforcement wielding arms apparently to create a reign of terror while arresting opposition activists on the National Press Club premises on Tuesday. Photo: Sazid Hossain/Prothom AloA human chain had formed in front of the National Press Club at noon today, Tuesday, demanding the release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia. The party’s secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and other central leaders were present at the programme.There were a number of journalists, a few BNP leaders and others within the club premises.A number of outsiders entered the press club premises in plainclothes and suddenly grabbed Shafiul Bari Babu, president of the BNP-affiliated Shwecchashebok Dal.Read more: Shafiul Bari Babu detainedThere was confusion at the outset, but the situation took a turn when some persons hurled bike helmets at the plainclothesmen.The plainclothesmen immediately drew out firearms. Brandishing their weapons, they shouted out that they were members of the police. They chased the few persons who were within the press club premises. Gradually the chaos subsided, but the police did not release Shafiul Bari. He was taken from there to the police’s Detective Branch (DB) office on Mintoo Road.Plainclothes men detained BNP’s Jatiyatabadi Swechchhasebak Dal president Shafiul Bari Babu at the National Press Club area in Dhaka on Tuesday: Photo: Sazid Hossain/Prothom AloDhaka Metropolitan Police’s public relations and media division deputy commissioner Masudur Rahman told Prothom Alo that Shafiul Bari had been picked up at the press club and brought to the DB office on Mintoo Road.Newsmen who had been on the spot said they initially didn’t understand who the armed persons were. They thought it was some kind of sabotage. But then the armed men revealed their identity by shouting out, “We are the police, we are the police!”Eyewitnesses said that many persons rushed out of the club premises, chased by the police. Many moved away from the BNP gathering outside too.
Yemenis Ahmed Abdallah and son Hezam, 11, who were among those stranded in Djibouti when President Trump ordered his travel ban, arrive to Los Angeles International Airport. Photo: AFPA US court on Thursday unanimously refused to reinstate Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, dealing the new president and his controversial law-and-order agenda a major defeat.The San Francisco federal appeals court’s ruling on Trump’s executive order—issued on January 27 with no prior warning and suspended by a lower court a week later—capped a turbulent first three weeks of his presidency.A defiant Trump quickly pledged to battle on, tweeting within minutes of the decision: “SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!”“It’s a political decision,” he told reporters later.The Justice Department had asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to restore the measure on an emergency basis, but the three-judge panel instead maintained the suspension ordered by a federal judge in Seattle.“We hold that the government has not shown a likelihood of success on the merits of its appeal, nor has it shown that failure to enter a stay would cause irreparable injury,” the judges ruled.Trump’s decree summarily denied entry to all refugees for 120 days, and travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. Refugees from Syria were blocked indefinitely.The new Republican administration argued the ban was needed to prevent Islamic State and Al-Qaeda fighters from reaching US soil, but it prompted travel chaos and was roundly rejected by immigration advocacy groups.Critics say the measure targeted Muslims in violation of US law.Now, the case could end up in the Supreme Court.Court’s logicThe San Francisco court said aspects of the public interest favored both sides, highlighting the “massive attention” the case had drawn.“On the one hand, the public has a powerful interest in national security and in the ability of an elected president to enact policies,” the ruling said.“And on the other, the public also has an interest in free flow of travel, in avoiding separation of families, and in freedom from discrimination.”While acknowledging that the Seattle judge’s ruling “may have been overbroad in some respects,” the panel said it was not their “role to try, in effect, to rewrite the executive order.”“The government has pointed to no evidence that any alien from any of the countries named in the order has perpetrated a terrorist attack in the United States,” the court said.Civil rights campaigners and state officials applauded the decision, vowing to fight on until the executive order is permanently scrapped. For now, it means travelers with valid visas can continue to enter the country.Washington Governor Jay Inslee, whose administration sued for the measure to be blocked, hailed a victory for his state and the country, arguing that the ruling showed “no one is above the law, not even the president.”Human Rights Watch senior researcher Grace Meng called the decision “an important declaration of judicial independence, which is crucial for checking harmful overreach by the president.”Trump had blasted the original suspension in a series of fiery tweets and public statements.Republican lawmakers jumped to Trump’s defense, with Senator Tom Cotton calling the ruling “misguided,” while Democrats hailed it.“Pres Trump ought to see the writing on the wall, abandon proposal, roll up his sleeves & come up w/ a real, bipartisan plan to keep us safe,” Senate Democratic minority leader Chuck Schumer tweeted.Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, a former chairman of the Judiciary Committee, called on Trump to withdraw the executive order.“If the president were serious about bringing our country together and keeping us safe, he would rescind this arbitrary and discriminatory order and recall what makes our country great,” he said.Trump’s election rival Hillary Clinton tweeted simply: “3-0.”‘New era of justice’Ahead of the ruling, and with tensions high between the executive and the judiciary, Trump defended his hardline policies, declaring a “new era of justice” in America as he swore in Attorney General Jeff Sessions.“We face the menace of rising crime and the threat of deadly terror,” he said, doubling down on his dystopian vision of America.“A new era of justice begins and it begins right now.”Trump’s tough talk belies a political and legislative agenda that has been beset by missteps and legal challenges.Even his own Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, described the president’s comments about the judiciary as “disheartening” and “demoralizing.”Despite experts’ criticism of Trump’s message, it appears to be resonating among his supporters.The billionaire won the election last November with 46 percent of the popular vote, and the RealClearPolitics average of polls shows his job approval at about the same level, with the split largely along Republican-Democratic lines.His administration has 14 days to file a petition for reconsideration of Thursday’s ruling, either by the same panel or “en banc”—meaning by every judge on the court.Another option would be to ask the Supreme Court to review the case, although some analysts have argued that that path poses the possibility of an embarrassing defeat, given the unanimity of the San Francisco panel, which included a Republican-appointed judge.
Gunfight IllustrationA suspected drug trader and a ‘robber’ were killed in separate incidents of ‘gunfight’ in Mymensingh and Khulna districts respectively early Saturday, reports UNB.In Mymensingh, a suspected drug trader was killed in ‘gunfight’ with detectives at Savar Bazar intersection area in Nandail upazila.The deceased is identified as Hazrat Ali, 45, son of Razzak Ali of the area and an accused in several drug cases.Shah Kamal Akand, officer-in-charge of district detective branch of police, said that a team of DB police conducted a drive around 1:30am.Sensing the presence of the policemen, the drug traders opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gun fight.After the gunfight, police rescued bullet-wounded Ali and took him to Mymensingh Medical College and Hospital where physicians declared him dead.Police also recovered 300 grams heroin, 200 yaba pills and three cartridges.In Khulna, an alleged robber was killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion – 6 members in Thukra area of Dumuria upazila in the district early Saturday.The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.Sub-inspector of Dumuria police station Saiful Islam said a gang of robbers swooped on a house in Thukra area around 1:30am while a Rapid Action Battalion team was passing the area.Hearing scream of the inmates the RAB team rushed to the spot and the robbers fired gunshot, forcing them to fire back that triggered gunfight, he said.After the gunfight, law enforcers recovered the body of a robber from the spot while the other gang members managed to flee, said the SI.
Kolkata: Parliamentary Affairs minister Partha Chatterjee criticised the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for issuing a statement in the Parliament on Tuesday that a terror outfit based in Bangladesh is using some madrasas in the state as hubs.Both the ruling party and Opposition protested against the statement of the Centre in the Assembly on Wednesday. Speaking on the issue, Chatterjee said that the Centre has been indulging in divisive politics and it was an attempt to malign the image of Bengal. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”If the Centre attacks a particular community in this manner, it sends a wrong signal to the society. Painting all the people belonging to a particular community with the same brush is uncalled for. It maligns the tradition and heritage of Bengal, which accommodates people irrespective their caste, creed and religion,” Chatterjee said in the House. Meanwhile, Speaker of the Assembly Biman Bandyopadhyay urged the House to submit a proposal to him in this regard. In another development during the day, Minority Affairs and Madrasa Education minister Giasuddin Molla called for a meeting to examine the educational details and backgrounds of madrasas on July 10. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe development takes place a day after the Ministry of Home Affairs stated that some madrasas in the state were preaching religious extremism and helping the terrorist organisations. According to sources, Molla will hold a meeting with his department officials, which would be more of a review meeting with the heads or representatives of all the madrasas in the state. The minister will reexamine the details of the madrasas, both government and private, as well as those heading them. He is also likely to check the background of the madrasas and the activities centering them. It may be mentioned here that the MHA, in its reply to a question in the Parliament on Tuesday, said that a terror outfit based in Bangladesh is using some madrasas in Burdwan and Murshidabad districts to radicalise and recruit local youths. The state government was also put on alert. Opposition leader in the Assembly Abdul Mannan said regarding MHA’s statement: “We condemn the statement. Many Hindus also study in madrasas. A community has been attacked. The government has given permission to the madrasas in the state. Blaming people belonging to a particular community is condemnable.” It may be mentioned here that the Khagragarh blast, which took place in Burdwan in 2014, shook the entire state and the Central agencies found the involvement of Jamaat-ul-Mujahiddeen Bangladesh (JMB) behind the blast.
Last Updated Oct 11, 2018 by Jonathan PfefferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail About the AuthorJonathan PfefferJonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as contributing writer at MetroMBA and contributing editor at Clear Admit, he is co-founder and lead producer of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.View more posts by Jonathan Pfeffer Let’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Chicago business schools this week.Supreme Court Justices Become Less Impartial and More Ideological When Casting the Swing Vote – Kellogg InsightsIn a new paper coauthored by Northwestern Kellogg Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences Jörg Spenkuch and Emory University’s Tom S. Clark and B. Pablo Montagnes, the trio found that “the effect of a justice’s ideology on how he or she votes essentially doubles when the vote is pivotal.”Spenkuch explains, “”Our idea of a good judge is that of an impartial umpire. But justices in some cases disregard the role of the umpire in favor of that of the politician.”“During confirmation hearings, no justice ever admits that they’re interested in making policy. There is a nontrivial number of cases that would be decided differently if justices did not vote strategically. It draws into doubt the notion of the Supreme Court as an institution where litigants come to get justice.”You can read more about the trio’s research here. Sidestepping the Pitfalls of Overconfidence with Plausible Deniability – Mendoza Ideas & NewsIn Notre Dame University Mendoza College of Business postdoctoral Research and Teaching Associate Nathan Meikle’s forthcoming Journal of Personality and Social Psychology paper, he illuminates how people in positions of power—politicians, business leaders—can successfully toe the line between confidence and arrogance.According to the article, “expressing confidence non-verbally through making eye contact, gesturing, adopting an expansive posture or speaking in a strong voice allows people to enjoy the social benefits of expressing confidence while simultaneously reducing the risk they’ll be punished for overconfidence.”The key is to leverage plausible deniability — “the ability to deny responsibility due to a lack of concrete evidence.”Meikle explains, “The plausible deniability hypothesis explains why overconfidence sometimes, but not always, is punished. For example, verifiably overconfident claims, void of plausible deniability, will face consequences. However, there are a number of ways people can create plausible deniability.”“Future claims necessarily enjoy some degree of plausible deniability because they cannot be proven wrong in the moment,” Meikle continues. “Thus, individuals boasting about future events would be expected to enjoy the benefits of expressing confidence while simultaneously sidestepping the potential costs. However, even if overconfident claims are eventually proven false, people can still create plausible deniability by undermining the messenger, such as calling it ‘fake news.’”“One strategy is to make audacious claims about future events. President Trump frequently makes bold claims, such as he alone can bring coal mining jobs back to West Virginia,” Meikle explains / Photo via DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty ImagesYou can read the full article from Mendoza Ideas & News here. “Is Overconfidence a Social Liability? The Effect of Verbal Versus Nonverbal Expressions of Confidence” is also available here.Hurricane Victims Face Long, Uncertain Road to Recovery – Gies College of Business BlogU. Illinois Gies College of Business Professor of Finance Tatyana Deryugina, who studies the financial impacts of natural disasters on families, explains that “even after the floodwaters recede … families displaced by Hurricane Florence will face months and months of financial hardship.”Deryugina explains, “If you have kids, there’s the school closures—so parents might have to figure out what to do with their children in the meantime. Even if your workplace is open, you may not be able to go back and work. Building materials will be expensive in the short-term. A lot of people rebuilding causes supply issues.”“Even if you rebuild, and it looks nice and new, people are going to remember this event. Not only are you going to face building and repair costs, but now your home is worth less than it was before”She adds, “What we’re seeing with Florence is rivers overflowing, which is worse than just having the floodwater accumulate from the heavy rain because that’s going to be longer-lasting.”“New Orleans was below sea level, so the flooding just persisted. The longer areas stay uninhabitable, the more people are going to leave and just not return. If you’re somewhere for a couple months, it becomes much easier to stay there.”You can read the full article here. RelatedJeff Sessions Learns Lessons from Notre Dame, and More – Chicago NewsLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Chicago business schools this week. Stop Flailing and Start Delivering – Kellogg Insights Of the “five common issues that impede career progress” Northwestern Kellogg clinical professor of innovation and entrepreneurship Carter Cast writes about in his new book,…July 6, 2018In “Chicago”Booth MBAs Take Home First Place Prize at the 2015 Kellogg Biotech & Healthcare Case CompetitionA team of Chicago Booth MBA students came took home a $5,000 first-place prize at the 2015 Kellogg Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition at Northwestern University. In additon to the money prize, Team Evidence– made up of Dr. Jonas de Souza, Lindsay Davis, Jason Lipes, and Barry Sandall, all of…January 30, 2015In “News”U. Chicago and Northwestern Deadlines, and More – Chicago NewsLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Chicago business schools this week. 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