George Robinson Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle Published 6:27 p.m. UTC Jul 18, 2018 What do you do when a 1,000-yard rusher arrives on your football team if you already have a 1,000-yard rusher in that same backfield? Northeast football coach Chad Watson sat down with Tyrique Freeman, his running back standout from a year ago, to talk about how Watson was going to make his backfield work after Fred Orr transferred from Rossview to Northeast last spring. It was a conversation that needed to be had by Watson and Freeman, a 6-foot, 240-pound tailback who ran for 1,098 yards last year for a team that finished 7-3 in the regular season and made the Class 5A playoffs. "I just told Tyrique what our vision was for this offense and that nothing was going to change for him in terms of the amount of carries he was going to see," Watson said. "But that's the great thing about Tyrique, and Fred. They are both selfless guys. They're willing to do whatever it takes to win." Freeman knows his … [Read more...] about How can Northeast’s Fred Orr, Tyrique Freeman coexist in same backfield?
The Denver Post's announcement that it would be laying off thirty journalists, or nearly one-third of its newsroom staff, included a March 21 deadline for employees to voluntarily join those who'd be departing. The biggest name to do so was outdoor writer Jason Blevins, whose tweet about his decision put Alden Global Capital, the hedge fund that owns the Post and is bleeding it dry, on blast."After 21 years, I'm leaving @DenverPost," Blevins wrote. "I can't work for black-souled owners like Alden's [president] Heath Freeman who reward loyalty to a vital craft by hurling shit at dedicated journalists. I'm Sad/Angry/Scared. Ready to work for anyone w common sense, decency & respect #NewsMatters."In conversation, Blevins is just as plain-spoken, but his initial focus is on the loss of others. Speaking about Kourtney Geers, the Post's director of digital news production, whose tweet about being laid off referenced her LinkedIn page, he says, "It's so sad to think about what's … [Read more...] about Departing Denver Post Writer: Owners “Hurling Sh*t at Dedicated Journalists”
By Ryan Heath ([email protected]; @politicoryan) and Daniel Lippman ([email protected]; @dlippman) Good Friday morning from Brussels where we’re still in shock and from Washington which is just now waking up to the big news. THE BREXIT EARTHQUAKE HAS ARRIVED.Story Continued Below -- The UK has voted to leave the European Union -- David Cameron will resign as prime minister (most likely taking effect in September) -- The Bank of England is vowing to do whatever it takes to stabilize swooning markets -- European populists in France and Netherlands are calling for referendums London is in shock this morning. The UK capital voted by a margin of two to one to stay in the European Union and as voting finished at 10 p.m. UK time, all signs indicated a narrow win for the status quo. As late as 3 a.m. the two camps were running at 50.01% for Leave and 49.99% for Remain, before the Leave campaign raced to a lead of more than one million votes. The vote now stands at 51.9% for Leave, … [Read more...] about Guest host: POLITICO Europe’s Ryan Heath — SPECIAL BREXIT EDITION — BREXQUAKE! Cameron resigns — TRUMP in Scotland: ‘I think it’s a great thing … It’s a fantastic thing’
A minority shareholder in Media News Group Enterprises Inc., the parent of The Denver Post, has sued the company and its owner, Alden Global Capital LLC, claiming “possible mismanagement and breaches of fiduciary duty,” and seeking access to financial books and records. Sola Ltd. and Ultra Master Ltd., known collectively as Solus, is MNG’s largest minority stockholder, according to the suit filed Monday in Delaware. Solus controls about 24 percent of MNG’s outstanding voting stock. Marshall Anstandig, a lawyer who represents MNG as general counsel, said he had no comment. Alden, a New York City-based hedge fund, is MNG’s controlling shareholder and, according to the suit, owns 50.1 percent of the company. MNG owns more than 50 daily newspapers throughout the United States. The suit claims, among other allegations, that MNG, in December 2014, invested $10 million in a fund managed by an Alden affiliate that “invests in mortgaged-backed … [Read more...] about Minority shareholder sues Denver Post parent and NY hedge fund over “breaches of fiduciary duty”
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Jon Chesto and Andy Rosen Globe Staff February 16, 2018 Digital First Media hasn’t yet made its vision for the Boston Herald public, as it goes before a bankruptcy judge Friday for approval of its $12 million purchase of the struggling tabloid.But industry experts and former employees said that if the company sticks to the playbook it uses at many of its other newspapers around the country, the Herald should brace for more cost-cutting beyond the 60 or so positions that are expected to be eliminated when the sale closes later this spring.The Denver-based newspaper group is owned by a New York investment firm, Alden Global Capital, and operates daily and weekly newspapers in California, Colorado, Massachusetts and several other states. Advertisement Alden, these people said, has firm profit targets it expects its papers to meet, and many of its … [Read more...] about Cuts probably won’t end for Boston Herald under new owner