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Sign up here. The author is solely responsible for the content above, and it is used here by permission. Back to Gallery Deal! Fare war to Hawaii erupts. Read More. Now Playing:. United is putting its PetSafe program on suspension after three pets were placed on incorrect flight and one pet died last week. Promoted as a competition to find the most effective martial arts for real unarmed combat, competitors from different fighting styles were pitted against one another in contests with few rules.
Individual fighters incorporated multiple martial arts into their style. MMA promoters were pressured to adopt additional rules to increase competitors' safety, to comply with sport regulations and to broaden mainstream acceptance of the sport. Following these changes, the sport has seen increased popularity with a pay-per-view business that rivals boxing and professional wrestling. In Ancient Greece , there was a sport called pankration , which featured a combination of grappling and striking skills similar to those found in modern MMA.
Pankration was formed by a combination of the established wrestling and boxing traditions and, in Olympic terms, first featured in the 33rd Olympiad in BC. All strikes and holds were allowed with the exception of gouging, which were banned; the fighters, called pankratiasts, fought until someone could not continue or signaled submission by raising their index finger.
According to E. Norman Gardiner,'No branch of athletics was more popular than the pankration. In Ancient China , combat sport appeared in the form of Leitai , a no-holds-barred mixed combat sport that combined Chinese martial arts and wrestling. There is evidence of similar mixed combat sports in Ancient Egypt and Japan; the midth century saw the prominence of the new sport savate in the combat sports circle. French savate fighters wanted to test their techniques against the traditional combat styles of its time. In , a contest was held in France between French savateurs and English bare-knuckle boxers in which French fighter Rambaud alias la Resistance fought English fighter Dickinson and won using his kicks.
However, the English team still won the four other match-ups during the contest. Contests occurred in the late 19th to midth century between French Savateurs and other combat styles. Examples include a fight between French savateur George Dubois and a judo practitioner Re-nierand which resulted in the latter winning by submission, as well as the publicized fight between French savateur and professional boxer Jacques Cayron and a young Japanese karateka named Mochizuki Hiroo which ended when Cayron knocked Hiroo out with a hook.
No-holds-barred fighting took place in the late s when wrestlers representing style of Catch wrestling and many others met in tournaments and music-hall challenge matches throughout Europe. In the USA, the first major encounter between a boxer and a wrestler in modern times took place in when John L. Sullivan heavyweight world boxing champion, entered the ring with his trainer, wrestling champion William Muldoon , was slammed to the mat in two minutes; the next publicized encounter occurred in the late s when future heavyweight boxing champion Bob Fitzsimmons took on European wrestling champion Ernest Roeber.
In September , Frank "Paddy" Slavin , a contender for Sullivan's boxing title, knocked out future world wrestling champion Frank Gotch in Dawson City , Canada ; the judo-practitioner Ren-nierand, who gained fame after defeating George Dubois, would fight again in another similar contest, which he lost to Ukrainian Catch wrestler Ivan Poddubny.
Another early example of mixed martial arts was Bartitsu , which Edward William Barton-Wright founded i. The daily merged with the Advertiser on June 7, , to form the Honolulu Star-Advertiser , after Black Press's attempts to find a buyer fell through; the Honolulu Star-Bulletin traces its roots to the Feb. Robertson and Company. Wallace Rider Farrington , who became territorial governor of Hawaii , was the editor of the newspaper from and the president and publisher from until his death, his son Joseph Rider Farrington succeeded him and served as president and publisher until his own death in From it was owned by a local group of investors led by Elizabeth P.
Farrington and operated under a joint operating agreement with the Honolulu Advertiser that allowed the two papers to use the same printing facilities and sales personnel while maintaining separate competitive editorial staffs and providing Honolulu with two distinct editorial "voices. The terms of the joint operating agreement did not allow one company to own both newspapers, so in , Gannett sold the Honolulu Star-Bulletin to Liberty Newspapers so that it could purchase the Honolulu Advertiser; the Honolulu Star-Bulletin's circulation was allowed to decline thereafter and staffing reduced.
On September 16, , Liberty Newspapers announced that it planned to close the Honolulu Star-Bulletin the following month; the decision was met with fierce resistance in the community and lawsuits were filed against Liberty and Gannett by the state and by concerned citizens' groups. The shutdown was postponed with an injunction by a federal district judge two weeks before the scheduled date of closure.
In April , Liberty Newspapers offered the Honolulu Star-Bulletin for sale; the action once again threatened the closure of the publication, but in November of that year, Canadian publishing magnate David Black announced his intent to purchase the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. When the purchase was finalized in , the joint operating agreement came to an end and Black moved the paper's administration and editorial offices to new headquarters in Restaurant Row near Honolulu Harbor ; the newspaper was printed in Kaneohe , on the presses of the Star-Bulletin's sister publication, MidWeek.
On February 8, , The Star-Bulletin made the conversion from a broadsheet to a tabloid format in an effort to retain its readership base though the move resulted in the layoff of 17 editorial staffers; this was done to save costs. However, the format did not help as it continued to lose both readership. At the same time, Gannett was looking into selling the Advertiser as the company decided that it did not fit in with Gannett's long-term strategy.
This move would lead to Black Press pursuing a deal that would result in buying the Advertiser, a more profitable paper with a daily circulation of , though the Star-Bulletin itself was losing money and had a daily circulation of 37, If no buyer came forward by March 29, , Black Press would start making preparations to operate both papers through a transitional management team and combine the two dailies into one.
On March 30, , three parties came forward with offers to buy the Star-Bulletin, but a month on April 27, , the bids were rejected because their bid for the Star-Bulletin was below the minimum, liquidation price, resulting in Black Press cancelling any sale and proceeding with transition plans, which came on the same day that they were approved to take over the Advertiser by the Department of Justice.
On May 3, , a new company set by Black Press, HA Management, took over the operations of Advertiser while overseeing the Star-Bulletin during a to day transition period, in which both papers merged into one daily, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser. The merger took place on June 7, ; the Star-Bulletin published its final issue as a tabloid on June 6, before returning to a broadsheet paper under the merger. February 1, Henry Martyn Whitney , who had founded the Pacific Commercial Advertiser in , began placing a "Daily Bulletin" in the window of James Robertson's Honolulu waterfront stationery store.
Robertson hired him as editor. March 28, Two months after Queen Liliuokalani was overthrown, businessman Joseph Ballard Atherton founded the Hawaiian Star as a mouthpiece for the provisional government. While Farrington edited the Advertiser, it was purchased by Lorrin Thurston. Disagreeing with Advertiser policies, Farrington became editor of the competing Daily Bulletin.
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Riley Allen b. Before it was purchased by Charter Communications on May 18, , it was ranked the second largest cable company in the United States by revenue behind only Comcast , operating in 29 states, its corporate headquarters were located in the Time Warner Center in Midtown Manhattan, New York City , with other corporate offices in Stamford, Connecticut. That company spun off the cable operations in March as part of a larger restructuring.
From to , Time Warner Cable was an independent company, continuing to use the Time Warner name under license from its former parent. The purchase was completed on May 18, Time Warner Cable was formed in by the merger of Time Inc. Time Warner retained Time Warner Cable as a subsidiary until March , when it was spun out as an independent company.
Non-Time Warner shareholders received 0. This move made Time Warner Cable the largest cable operator in the United States owned by a single class of shareholders. In June , Time Warner Cable unveiled a concept known as "TV Everywhere"—a means of allowing multi-platform access to live and on-demand content from television channels, tied to a user's television subscription, it was first reported in October that Time Warner Cable was exploring a sale of the company to Charter Communications. However, on November 22, , reports surfaced that Comcast expressed interest in acquiring Time Warner Cable.
Both companies were said to be placing bids for the company. Charter reiterated its interest in purchasing Time Warner Cable and increased its bid on January 14, The proposed merger was met with prominent opposition from various groups, showing concerns that the sheer size of the combined company would reduce competition and would give Comcast an unprecedented level of control over the United States' internet and television industries, increased leverage in the distribution of NBCUniversal content, hamper over-the-top services, lead to higher prices for its services.
In April , it was reported that the U. Department of Justice was preparing to file an antitrust lawsuit against the companies in a bid to halt the merger because the merged company would have controlled 57 percent of the nation's broadband capacity. On April 24, , Comcast announced that it had called off the merger. The acquisition was completed on May 18, The Time Warner Cable brand was phased out in favor of Spectrum, the brand used by Charter since to market its s.
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Amazon has separate retail websites for some countries and offers international shipping of some of its products to certain other countries. Amazon is the largest Internet company by revenue in the world and the second largest employer in the United States. In , Amazon surpassed Walmart as the most valuable retailer in the United States by market capitalization. The acquisition was interpreted by some as a direct attempt to challenge Walmart's traditional retail stores.
In , Jeff Bezos incorporated Amazon. In May , the organization went public; the company began selling music and videos in , at which time it began operations internationally by acquiring online sellers of books in United Kingdom and Germany. The following year, the organization sold video games, consumer electronics, home-improvement items, software and toys in addition to other items. In , the corporation started Amazon Web Services , which provided data on Web site popularity, Internet traffic patterns and other statistics for marketers and developers. In , the organization grew its AWS portfolio when Elastic Compute Cloud , which rents computer processing power as well as Simple Storage Service, that rents data storage via the Internet, were made available.
That same year, the company started Fulfillment by Amazon which managed the inventory of individuals and small companies selling their belongings through the company internet site. Thomas O. In , U.
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In , Toys "R" Us sued Amazon, claiming that because of a perceived lack of variety in Toys "R" Us stock, Amazon had knowingly allowed third-party sellers to offer items on the service in categories that Toys "R" Us had been granted exclusivity. In , Amazon entered into a similar agreement with Borders Group , under which Amazon would co-manage Borders. On October 18, , Amazon. In November , Amazon announced a partnership with the United States Postal Service to begin delivering orders on Sundays; the service, included in Amazon's standard shipping rates, initiated in metropolitan areas of Los Angeles and New York because of the high-volume and inability to deliver in a timely way, with plans to expand into Dallas , New Orleans and Phoenix by In June , Nike confirmed a "pilot" partnership with Amazon to sell goods directly on the platform; as of October 11, , AmazonFresh sells a range of Booths branded products for home delivery in selected areas.
In November , Amazon reached an agreement with Apple Inc. As a result of this partnership, only Apple Authorized Resellers may sell Apple products on Amazon effective January 4, Astrology Astrology is a pseudoscience that claims to divine information about human affairs and terrestrial events by studying the movements and relative positions of celestial objects. Astrology has been dated to at least the 2nd millennium BCE, has its roots in calendrical systems used to predict seasonal shifts and to interpret celestial cycles as signs of divine communications.
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Many cultures have attached importance to astronomical events, some—such as the Hindus and the Maya—developed elaborate systems for predicting terrestrial events from celestial observations. Western astrology, one of the oldest astrological systems still in use, can trace its roots to 19th—17th century BCE Mesopotamia , from which it spread to Ancient Greece , the Arab world and Central and Western Europe.
Contemporary Western astrology is associated with systems of horoscopes that purport to explain aspects of a person's personality and predict significant events in their lives based on the positions of celestial objects. Throughout most of its history, astrology was considered a scholarly tradition and was common in academic circles in close relation with astronomy , alchemy and medicine.
Following the end of the 19th century and the wide-scale adoption of the scientific method, astrology has been challenged on both theoretical and experimental grounds, has been shown to have no scientific validity or explanatory power. Astrology thus lost its academic and theoretical standing, common belief in it has declined.
Astrologia passed into meaning'star-divination' with astronomia used for the scientific term. Many cultures have attached importance to astronomical events, the Indians and Maya developed elaborate systems for predicting terrestrial events from celestial observations. In the West, astrology most consists of a system of horoscopes purporting to explain aspects of a person's personality and predict future events in their life based on the positions of the sun and other celestial objects at the time of their birth; the majority of professional astrologers rely on such systems. Astrology has been dated to at least the 2nd millennium BCE, with roots in calendrical systems used to predict seasonal shifts and to interpret celestial cycles as signs of divine communications.
A form of astrology was practised in the first dynasty of Mesopotamia. Chinese astrology was elaborated in the Zhou dynasty. You know what you have to do and how to do it. Now all you must do is apply yourself. The only reason you are not looking forward to them is because you are stuck in a negative mindset. Dispense with that and the week will be full of wonderful surprises.
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