Media General was an American media company based in Richmond, Virginia. The company's origins can be traced back to 1887 when Richmond attorney Joseph Bryan acquired The Richmond Daily Times, which became The Richmond Times-Dispatch. Joseph Bryan's son, John Stewart Bryan succeeded his father as owner and publisher of the Times-Dispatch, which merged with The Richmond News Leader in 1940 to form Richmond Newspapers, Inc. After John Stewart Bryan's death in 1944, his son, D. Tennant Bryan led the company into a period of expansion into television, changing the company's name to Media General in 1969. Media General, Inc. began trading on the American Stock Exchange in 1970. In 1990, J. Stewart Bryan III, great-grandson of Joseph Bryan, became chairman and chief executive officer of Media General; the fourth-generation Bryan oversaw the company's expansion into digital media and the sale of Media General's newspaper division to Berkshire Hathaway in 2012. J. Stewart Bryan III remained chairman of Media General until his death on January 23, 2016.
In 2013 and 2014, Media General expanded through mergers with Young Broadcasting and LIN Media. After the latter merger, LIN Media CEO Vincent L. Sadusky became Chief Executive Officer of Media General while former Young Broadcasting CEO Deborah A. McDermott led station operations as Chief Operating Officer. Long-time Media General CFO James F. Woodward remained as Chief Financial Officer until the company's dissolution in 2017. On January 11, 2017, the FCC approved the sale of Media General to Nexstar Broadcasting Group for $4.6 billion. The conglomeration of newspapers was founded in 1940 when owners of Richmond, Virginia's two newspapers, the Times-Dispatch and News Leader, merged them to form Richmond Newspapers, Inc. In 1969, as the company's media properties grew and diversified, it was renamed Media General. In 1982 the company acquired The William B. Tanner Company, a commercial radio jingle production company headquartered in Memphis, it was divested in 1988. In 1996, Media General acquired Park Acquisitions, the holding company for Park Communications owned by the media entrepreneur Roy H. Park.
In 1999, Media General bought Spartanburg-based Spartan Communications, which increased Media General's station portfolio from 14 to 27. Four NBC-owned stations in smaller markets that were put up for sale on January 9, 2006. On April 6, NBC Universal and Media General announced that the latter would purchase the four NBC O&O's as part of a $600 million four-station deal between the two companies. On August 2, 2006, Media General announced that it would sell WIAT and KIMT to New Vision Television for $35 million. On October 29, 2007, Media General announced that the company was exploring the sale of WCWJ, KALB-TV, WMBB, WTVQ, WNEG-TV. On March 14, 2008, the company reached an agreement to sell WMBB to Hoak Media; the deal was closed on July 16. On June 25, 2008, Media General announced the sale of WNEG-TV to the University of Georgia. On January 28, 2009, Nexstar Broadcasting Group announced that it had reached an agreement to purchase WCWJ; the deal was finalized on May 1, 2009. On November 12, 2013 held Young Broadcasting acquired a controlling interest in Media General through a reverse merger.
Following the merger, the new company was owned 67.5 percent by Young shareholders and 32.5 percent by Media General shareholders. The combined company owned 30 stations, and continued to operate as Media General. Headquarters would remain in Richmond, however, for the first time in over a century, the Bryan Family would not have a controlling interest in the company. On March 21, 2014, Media General and LIN Media announced; the deal, worth an estimated $1.6 billion, would create an entity of 71 stations with a combined reach of 24% of U. S. television households. 45 Media General staff members were laid off. In order to comply with FCC ownership rules as well as planned changes to rules regarding same-market television stations which would prohibit future joint sales agreements, some of the stations would be sold to several other companies in five markets where both groups own stations. On August 20, 2014, Media General and LIN Media announced several sales. Media General sold WJAR, WLUK, WCWF to the Sinclair Broadcast Group in exchange for Sinclair's KXRM, KXTU, WTTA.
Hearst Television acquired WVTM and WJCL, Meredith Corporation acquired WALA. On October 6, the two companies' shareholders approved the deal, the FCC approved the deal on December 12; the merger was completed on December 19. A condition of the deal requires Media General to end the joint sales agreements it has with stations in Youngstown, Dayton and Topeka, due to tighter scrutiny such deals are getting by the FCC. Media General received a two-year waiver in those markets to end the JSAs. On July 14, 2015, Media General pulled its stations off of Mediacom cable systems across the United States due to a carriage dispute over retransmission consent fees; this carriage dispute saw Media General stations disappear from Mediacom lineups in 14 television markets across the United States and three of the Fox affiliates owned by Media General were lost to Mediacom subscribers in Hampton Roads, Terre Haute and Topeka, Kansas just before the start of the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. On July 30, 2015, Mediacom and Media General reached a new agreement, thereby restoring Media General owned stations to Mediacom subscribers in the affected areas.
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Cobham & Stoke d'Abernon railway station is in the village of Stoke d'Abernon in Surrey and serves the nearby town of Cobham. It is 18 miles 63 chains down the line from London Waterloo; the station, all trains serving it, are operated by South Western Railway. It is on the New Guildford Line, is served by trains between Waterloo and Guildford. South Western Railway operate the services on the line providing 4 trains every hour during off-peak periods, two in each direction. Northbound trains to London Waterloo call at all stations to Surbiton run fast to Wimbledon and calling at all stations after that apart from Queenstown Road. Southbound trains run to stop at all stations on the way. Train times and station information for Cobham & Stoke d'Abernon railway station from National Rail
Daniel Puder is an American social entrepreneur, retired professional wrestler and retired mixed martial artist. As a mixed martial artist, Puder trained at the American Kickboxing Academy, in San Jose, California, he is undefeated in MMA competition, holding a record of zero losses. As a professional wrestler, he trained at Ohio Valley Wrestling, he is best known for having won the WWE's $1,000,000 Tough Enough, the fourth Tough Enough competition. He has worked for Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling. Puder was born on October 9, 1981 in Cupertino and was raised by his parents and Wanda Puder. Puder started amateur wrestling. In high school at Monta Vista High School, in Cupertino, California, he finished first place in his weight division in the California Interscholastic Federation Central Coast Section, in amateur wrestling, while wrestling with a broken hand. At the age of 16, he began training in professional wrestling. Puder entered the fourth Tough Enough competition, conducted as part of WWE SmackDown between October and December 2004.
The prize was announced as a $1,000,000 professional wrestling contract, however, it was in reality a four-year contract at $250,000 a year, with the option to terminate the contract after the first year. On November 4, 2004, episode of SmackDown!, taped in St. Louis, during an unscripted segment of Tough Enough, Kurt Angle, a former American amateur wrestler and 1996 Olympic gold medalist, challenged the finalists through a squat thrust competition. Chris Nawrocki won the prize of a shoot match against Angle. Angle took Nawrocki down with a guillotine choke, but Nawrocki manages to make it to the ropes, forcing Angle to break the hold. Angle takes Nawrocki down with a double leg takedown, breaking his ribs. Angle locks another guillotine choke on Nawrocki. After Angle defeated Nawrocki, Angle challenged the other finalists. Puder accepted Angle's challenge. Angle and Puder wrestled for position, with Angle taking Puder down, however, in the process, Puder locked Angle in a kimura lock. With Puder on his back and Angle's arm locked in the kimura, Angle attempted a pin, one of two referees in the ring, Jim Korderas counted three to end the bout, despite the fact that Puder's shoulders were not down on the mat, bridging up at two.
Dave Meltzer and Dave Scherer gave these following comments: On December 12, 2004, Puder competed in his first WWE pay-per-view event, defeating Mike Mizanin in a Dixie Dog Fight. Puder was announced as the winner on December 14, 2004. On January 30, 2005, Puder competed in his second WWE pay-per-view event, being entered in the Royal Rumble match. Puder, was shortly eliminated after being chopped by Chris Benoit, Hardcore Holly, Eddie Guerrero. Puder was eliminated by Holly. In January 2005, Puder participated in Ohio Valley Wrestling. In September 2005, Puder was released by WWE as a cost-cutting move. Puder was given the option of signing a development contract with WWE and transferring to its Deep South Wrestling development camp with less pay, but Puder declined the offer. Puder gave this comment. Sports ran an interview with Puder. In the interview, Puder mentioned his stay in Ohio Valley Wrestling. Puder said: In December 2007, Puder signed with Ring of Honor. On December 29, 2007, at the Manhattan Center, in New York City, Puder made his debut in ROH, at Rising Above, attacking Claudio Castagnoli and aligning himself with Sweet and Sour Inc. led by Larry Sweeney.
On December 30, 2007, at Final Battle 2007, Puder helped Sweeney defeat Castagnoli. In January 2008, Puder would appear on two more shows, due to budget cuts, Puder was released. On June 19, 2010, Puder made his debut for New Japan Pro Wrestling at Dominion 6.19, losing to former three–time IWGP Heavyweight Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. On October 11, 2010, it was announced that Puder would team with Nakamura in the 2010 G1 Tag League, which would take place over eleven shows in October and November. In their first match in the tournament on October 22, Puder and Nakamura were defeated by Hiroshi Tanahashi and TAJIRI. On October 25 Puder picked up his first victory in New Japan, defeating Tomoaki Honma via submission in a singles match. After two wins and three losses in the group stage of the G1 Tag League and Nakamura finished fourth in their block and did not advance to the semifinals. While training at the American Kickboxing Academy, in San Jose, Puder sought the tutelage of Javier Mendez, Bob Cook, Frank Shamrock, Brian Johnston and Danny Chaid.
On September 6, 2003, at the X-1 promotion, Puder defeated Jay McCown by unanimous decision. On March 10, 2006, at Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Gracie, at the HP Pavilion at San Jose, in San Jose, Puder made his return to MMA, defeating Jesse Fujarczyk by submission due to a rear naked choke. Three months on June 9, 2006, at Strikeforce: Revenge, at the HP Pavilion at San Jose, in San Jose, Puder defeated Tom Tuggle by submission due to an armbar in only twenty-eight seconds. To end the year, on December 8 at Strikeforce: Triple Threat in San Jose, Puder defeated Mike Cook by submission due to a rear naked choke. On February 18, 2007, at BodogFight Series III in Costa Rica, Puder defeated Michael Alden by knockout in forty-five seconds. Several months on September 29, 2007, at Strikeforce: Playboy Mansion, at The Playboy Mansion, in Los Angeles, Puder defeated Richard Dalton by unanimous decision. On May 16, 2009, at Call to Arms I, at the Citizens Business Bank Arena, in Ontario
Tinker to Evers to Chance is a compilation album of songs by Game Theory, released in 1990. The liner notes describe the included tracks as songs which "reached national obscurity, as opposed to local obscurity." Band leader Scott Miller went on to form The Loud Family. The album's ironic title refers to Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, Frank Chance, who played baseball for the 1910 Chicago Cubs, who were immortalized in the poem "Baseball's Sad Lexicon." According to Miller, their famous double play was "a case in baseball where someone didn't get a hit, so it was an appropriate title for our greatest hits."The cover image adds Miller's visual puns on the "evocative" names of the three players, featuring a piece from a Tinkertoy set, a pocket watch, a die. Three songs were recorded in April 1989 for this compilation: A cover of "Beach State Rocking" by Miller's first band Alternate Learning and re-recordings of "Bad Year At UCLA" and "Sleeping Through Heaven" from Blaze of Glory; these songs were recorded by the lineup of Scott Miller, Michael Quercio, Nancy Becker and Jozef Becker, were the final Game Theory recordings before the band disbanded in early 1991.
The Chicago Tribune wrote in 1990 that Tinker to Evers to Chance, while displaying all of Miller's shortcomings during the band's "seven-year history of obscurity" made a "powerful case" that Game Theory had been "unjustly overlooked." Citing songs such as "the jangly, angst-ridden'24,' the lush'Regenisraen' and the soaring'Room for One More, Honey'", critic Mark Caro wrote that Miller "covers heart pains and dissatisfaction with a liveliness and playfulness missing from other literate popsters", displaying "an instinctive feel for pop hooks and textures, his ambition pays off, allowing him to hit climaxes like the acoustic guitar rush that elevates'Throwing the Election' after you'd have thought the song was over." "Beach State Rocking" – 2:56 "Bad Year at U. C. L. A." – 2:58 "Sleeping Through Heaven" – 4:06 "Something to Show" – 2:39 "Penny, Things Won't" – 5:18 "Metal and Glass Exact" – 3:37 "Shark Pretty" – 4:00 "Nine Lives to Rigel Five" – 2:49 "The Red Baron" – 3:42 "24" – 2:49 "Curse of the Frontier Land" – 3:33 "I Turned Her Away" – 3:00 "Regenisraen" – 3:29 "Erica's Word" – 3:56 "Crash into June" – 2:58 "Like a Girl Jesus" – 2:40 "We Love You and Alison" – 3:26 "The Real Sheila" - 3:35 "Together Now, Very Minor" – 3:32 "Room For One More, Honey" – 3:02 "Leilani" – 3:02 "Throwing the Election" – 4:11 Jozef Becker – drums, knee slaps Nancy Becker – keyboards, vocals Guillaume Gassuan – bass Dave Gill – drums, audio engineer Fred Juhos – bass Scott Miller – vocals and guitar Michael Quercio – bass, vocals, producer Gil Ray – guitar, drums Donnette Thayer – vocals, guitar Suzi Ziegler – vocals Shelley LaFreniere – keyboards, vocals Tinker to Evers to Chance at Discogs
Safwan Ahmedmia, better known by his stage name SuperSaf, is a British technology reviewer and Internet personality best known for his technology-based YouTube channel, SuperSaf TV, which has over 1.5 million subscribers and over 285 million total video views. SuperSaf joined YouTube on 21 August 2011 but his first video was uploaded on 16 January 2012, his primary focus was DSLR and mirrored cameras but he moved into reviewing and comparing Smartphones and other Technology. He has been featured on the BBC Asian Network, covering tech news and advice. In January 2017, he won the British Muslim Award for Services Technology. In September 2017, he worked with FitBit for the launch of their new Smartwatch the FitBit Ionic; the campaign involved an Unboxing during a Sky Dive and was nominated for the 2018 Webby Awards for the Best Influencer Endorsements category. In August 2018, he was featured in the BBC series My Asian Alter Ego talking about life as a British Asian. In September 2019, SuperSaf was featured on number 22 of The Sunday Times UK's Top 100 Influencers List.
Outside of YouTube, SuperSaf has been involved in numerous charity campaigns, appearing in the Stand Up to Cancer Live Stream in October 2018, being an ambassador for Islamic Relief for their #HonourHer campaign in April 2018 to help put an end to violence against women and girls worldwide and joining volunteers to deliver cakes as part of their #Cakes4Syria Campaign in May 2019. In September 2019, SuperSaf was one of the influencers that took part in the Alzheimer's Research UK #ShareTheOrange campaign to raise awareness about dementia. Official website Tricks N Tech SuperSaf's channel on YouTube SuperSaf on Instagram
The Loop is the 1.79-mile long circuit of elevated rail that forms the hub of the Chicago "L" system in the United States. As of 2012, the branch has served 74,651 passengers every weekday; the Loop is so named because the elevated tracks loop around a rectangle formed by Lake Street, Wabash Avenue, Van Buren Street, Wells Street. The railway loop has given its name to Chicago's downtown, known as the Loop. Numerous accounts assert that the use of this term predates the elevated rail, deriving from the multiple cable car turntables, or loops, that terminated in the district, those of two lines that shared a loop, constructed in 1882, bounded by Madison, Wabash and Lake. However, transportation historian Bruce Moffat has concluded that "The Loop" was not used as a proper noun until after Charles Yerkes' 1895–97 construction of the elevated structure. Transit began to appear in Chicago in the latter half of the 19th century as the city grew and rapid transit started to be speculated and prepared the late 1880s.
When the first rapid transit lines opened in the 1890s, they were owned independently of one another and each had terminals that were located outside of Chicago's downtown, where it was considered too expensive and politically inexpedient to build rapid transit. Charles Tyson Yerkes aggregated the competing rapid transit lines and built a loop connecting them, constructed and opened in piecemeal fashion between 1895 and 1897 completing its last connection in 1900. Upon its completion ridership on the Loop was high, such that the lines that had closed their terminals outside of downtown had to reopen them to accommodate the surplus rush-hour traffic. Combined with commuter rail in the area, this made the northwestern corner of the Loop the busiest railway junction in the world. In the latter half of the 20th century, ridership declined and the Loop was threatened with demolition in the 1970s. However, interest in historic preservation occurred in the 1980s, ridership has stabilized since; the Loop includes eight stations: Clark/Lake and State/Lake are on the northern leg.
In 2011 20,896,612 passengers entered the'L' via these stations. Five of the eight'L' lines use the Loop tracks: The Brown Line enters at Tower 18 on the northwest corner, supplemented by the Purple Line at rush hours; the Purple Line makes a full circuit clockwise around the Inner Loop, while the Brown Line makes a full circuit counterclockwise around the Outer Loop. Following the completion of a full circuit back to Tower 18, trains of these two lines return to their points of origin; the Orange Line enters at Tower 12 on the southeast corner, the Pink Line enters at Tower 18 on the northwest corner. The Green Line is the only line to use Loop trackage but not terminate on it, its trains run in both directions along the Lake and Wabash sides from Tower 18 to Tower 12, connecting the Lake Street branch and the South Side Elevated. Both of the'L' lines with 24 hour service, the Blue Line and the Red Line, run in subways through the center of the Loop, have both in-system and out-of-system transfers to Loop stations.
The Yellow Line is the only'L' line that does not connect to the Loop. Two towers exit from the Loop. Tower 12 stands at the southeastern corner. Tower 18 stands watch over the three-quarter union located at the northwestern corner, which at one time was billed as the busiest railroad interlocking in the world; the current Tower 18 was placed into service on May 19, 2010, replacing the former modern tower on that site, built in 1969. When it was incorporated as a city in 1837, Chicago was dense and walkable, so there was no need for a transit system. Things began to change as Chicago grew in the 19th century. Prior to construction of the Union Loop, Chicago's three elevated railway lines—the South Side Elevated Railroad, the Lake Street Elevated Railroad, the Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad—each had their own terminal on the edges of downtown Chicago. Charles Tyson Yerkes masterminded the linking of these railroads; the Union Loop was constructed in separate sections: the Lake Street'L' was extended along the north side in 1895.
There were 12 stations, with three stations on each side. The construction of the west-leg of the Union Loop over Wells Street required the removal of the southern platform of the Fifth/Lake station; the addition of the Northwestern Elevated Railroad caused the removal of the rest of the station as the remaining platform sat across the new road's entry point. This left two on the north leg of the loop and three on each other leg; the Loop was born in political scandal: upon completion, all the rail lines running downtown had to pay Yerkes's operation a fee, which raised fares for commuters. This lists each station beginning at the northwest corner and moving counterclockwise around the loop: south along Wells Street, east along Van Buren Street, north along Wabash Avenue, west along La