November 21, 2020
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first_imgMany of Comcast Ventures’ best performing investments through the years have been strategic in nature, including CTI Towers, which Melody Investment Advisors acquired earlier this month, said the people. It has become increasingly difficult to compete for targets as more funds, such as SoftBank‘s Vision Fund, General Atlantic and Insight Venture Partners, raise tens of billions of dollars for startups. The last two years have both been record setting in terms of venture dollars invested in U.S. companies, according to The National Venture Capital Association.Refocusing Comcast Ventures on companies that support broadband distribution and streaming video could help Comcast stay ahead of trends while being more disciplined on investments the company understands best.Disclosure: Comcast is the owner of NBCUniversal, parent company of CNBC.WATCH: Venture capitalist Bob Davis weighs in on Big Tech regulation and the future of VC Amy Banse, the head of funds for Comcast Ventures, announced her retirement in September. Dave Zilberman, a 15-year Comcast Ventures veteran, said this week he was leaving for Norwest Venture Partners .When Banse announced her departure, Comcast said CFO Michael Cavanaugh would take over leadership of Comcast Ventures. In the past two months, Cavanaugh and former Comcast CFO Michael Angelakis, who now runs the private investment firm Atairos with capital from Comcast, reviewed the fund’s strategy and decided it’s a better fit within Schwartz’s business development unit, one of the people said.Schwartz was one of the founding partners of Comcast Ventures more than 20 years ago. He will decide if Comcast is better served acquiring companies or making seed, venture or later-stage investments. Comcast will continue to support the existing Comcast Ventures portfolio.- Advertisement – Comcast Ventures, the corporate venture capital firm, is folding into Comcast‘s business development division and shifting its strategy to focus only on strategic investments.Partners were informed of the change this week, according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be named because the discussions were private. While Comcast Ventures will continue to operate under Comcast chief business development officer Sam Schwartz, it will no longer invest in a broad array of companies, instead focusing only on startups that can support Comcast initiatives. That change, combined with the fund’s decreased independence from Comcast, will likely lead to a number of partner defections, the people said.“Comcast Ventures has been a valuable innovation pipeline, providing insight into adjacent industries and investment opportunities” a spokesperson told CNBC. “We are aligning our approach to venture investing more closely with our business units and repositioning Comcast Ventures under the strategic business development team at Comcast Cable.  Our business development teams across the company continue to invest in new technology and businesses, which we believe will yield more strategic opportunities and benefits for Comcast and the companies in which we invest.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Brian Roberts, Chairman and CEO of ComcastDavid A. Grogan | CNBC – Advertisement –last_img read more

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first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Dirty RiceA Louisiana favorite, our version of this spicy dish uses whole-grain Wehani rice. Long-grain brown rice also works.Traditionally made with chicken liver, which gives it a “dirty” color, we use healthy lean chicken sausage instead.Recipe Nutrition:Per serving: 291 calories; 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 2 g mono unsaturated fat); 33 mg cholesterol; 48 g carbohydrates; 13 g protein; 5 g fiber; 632 mg sodium; 318 mg potassium Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (90% daily value), Vitamin A (20% dv).Ingredients:1 1/2 cups Wehani or long-grain brown rice (see Note) Wehani (Lundberg)3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth1 tablespoon peanut oil or canola oil10 ounces cooked chicken andouille or other spicy chicken sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion1 1/4 cups chopped celery1 cup chopped green bell pepper1 cup chopped red bell pepper2 cloves garlic, minced2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper1/4 teaspoon salt Share Food & DiningLifestyle Dirty Rice. by: – July 18, 2011 32 Views   no discussions Share Directions:Bring rice and broth to a boil in a large saucepan. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer at the lowest bubble until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender, about 50 minutes (see Test Kitchen Note). Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes.While the rice is standing, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring, until it begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Add onion, celery, green and red bell pepper and garlic and cook, stirring, until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes more. Stir in thyme, cayenne to taste and salt. Stir the sausage mixture into the rice and serve.Note: Developed by Lundberg Family Farms, Wehani is russet-colored, long-grain rice with a pronounced nutty flavor. Unlike other long-grain rice, the grain splits while cooking. Use for pilafs, casseroles or rice salad. Use Bhutanese Red Rice as a substitute; adjust cooking time accordingly. Test Kitchen Note: Perfectly cooked rice is not simple. In fact, it’s something that we struggle with occasionally in the Test Kitchen. To have the most success cooking whole-grain rice, we recommend using a pan with a tight-fitting lid, cooking on your coolest (or simmer) burner and making sure the rice is simmering at the “lowest bubble.” While testing the recipes that use less than 1 cup of dry rice, we found that the cooking time varied greatly depending on what stove we used. Although whole-grain rice usually requires 50 minutes of cooking, we found smaller volumes of rice were sometimes done in as little as 30 minutes (and burned at 50 minutes). So, when cooking a small batch of rice, start checking it after 30 minutes to make sure it doesn’t burn.Recipe source: EatingWell.comlast_img read more

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first_imgAs the world continues to run from pillar to post  in search of solution to the covid19 pandemic, Formula One and University College London have invented a breathing device. The device which took only four days to produce means patients do not need intensive care beds and could leave the hospitals in a couple of days. Mercedes engineers teamed up with UCL to work on the device Dubbed the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), about 100 are currently going into clinical trials at a North London Hospital and could be deplored sooner than later considering the pressure the virus is mounting on the entire world with many getting infected by the minute and other battling for survival. The equipment which pushes air and oxygen into a mask to inflate a patient’s lungs is an alternative treatment for people too frail to undergo invasive ventilation procedures.Advertisement It has already been signed off as safe for medical use by the MHRA safety watchdog and should complete its clinical trial to prove it helps patients at University College London Hospital by the end of this week. The technique has been widely used in Italy, where ventilators are in short supply. Ventilator ‘rationing’ has also begun at one London hospital; with bosses ruling that only patients with a ‘reasonable chance of survival’ should be allowed them.   Healthcare Data Company predicts 1.6million Britons already have the virus Read AlsoICF President tests positive for coronavirus Public Health England introduced stricter guidelines for NHS frontline workers saying anyone within 3ft of a coronavirus patient should have goggles, mask, apron and gloves after complaints doctors and nurses aren’t protected FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On EarthLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldSuper Recognizable Outfits That Actors Wore In The Famous MoviesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become Iconiccenter_img Loading… last_img read more

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first_imgVersailles, Ind. — Triple A estimates 39.3 million Americans will be traveling this weekend, the highest number since 2005.During the traditional start of the summer season, the Indiana State Police say they’ll increase patrols through the holiday weekend. The patrols will target those who are not properly restrained, impaired and aggressive motorists.Because of the increased traffic volume, troopers offer the following tips:Obey all speed limits and always use your turn signals.Never drink and drive-If celebrating make sure to have a designated driver.Make sure everyone is buckled up and children are properly restrained in child seats.Always watch for and expect slowed or stopped traffic ahead, especially when approaching construction zones.When stopped in traffic be watchful of traffic approaching from behind and be ready to take evasive action if it appears traffic is approaching too fast to stop.If you’re planning to travel a long distance, make sure you are well rested.   A fatigued driver is as dangerous as an impaired driver.Avoid tailgating.  Remember the two-second rule, and always increase following distance in construction zones.Leave early, expecting heavy traffic, and give yourself extra time to reach your destination.Remember to ALWAYS SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER for emergency, utility and highway service vehicles.For more summer travel safety tips please visit http://www.in.gov/isp/2968.htmlast_img read more

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first_imgSchalke winger, Rabbi Matondo, who has been linked with Manchester United, has a €60million in his contract applying to English clubs. That clause reportedly applies to all English clubs except City, who – as per their own buy-back clause in the deal – can sign Matondo for €46.5million. The newspaper adds that United still believe they can sign Matondo for a lower fee and have not yet cooled their interest in the youngster. The Wales international started his career in Cardiff’s youth ranks before moving to City and then Schalke. read also:Dortmund to accept reduced fees for Chelsea target Sancho The 19-year-old has started eight Bundesliga games this season and played in the second half of his side’s 4-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund last weekend. In other news, Bayern Munich could battle United for Sancho in the upcoming transfer window after the emergence of an enquiry from the German club before football across Europe was shut down. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly earmarked a winger as a top priority for the upcoming transfer window, with Jadon Sancho widely believed to be his top target. Previous reports suggested that former Cardiff and Manchester City prospect Matondo is being eyed as a cheaper, back-up option if a move for the Borussia Dortmund star fails. It was claimed that Matondo would be brought in as a “low-risk” buy, similar to the approach that saw Daniel James arrive at Old Trafford from Swansea last summer. However, the Manchester Evening News claims that Matondo had a €60million release clause inserted into the contract that took him to the Bundesliga from Manchester City last January.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TVlast_img read more

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first_imgRelatedPosts Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Djokovic zooms to 10th Italian Open final Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Rafael Nadal came through his first stern examination at the US Open to move a step closer to a maiden Flushing Meadows meeting with Roger Federer. The Spanish second seed dropped a set for the first time in the tournament but still saw off 2014 champion Marin Cilic 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-2. Nadal was clearly irritated when given a time violation as he served midway through the second set, and was broken moments later. But the three-time champion quickly shrugged it off to march into the last eight, with a stunning around-the-net winner bringing up match point to the delight of an Arthur Ashe crowd which included Nadal’s friend Tiger Woods. “It’s an easy shot to describe, but difficult to make,” said Nadal. “I don’t know, I think I followed the ball good because he had a good volley and I saw it. “I ran fast to the ball and I saw at the last moment there would maybe be a small space on that side. “I think it was the only way to win that point. I hit it well, but to hit that spot you need some luck.” It is a statistical quirk that Federer and Nadal, rivals across 15 years and 40 matches, have never met at the US Open. But defending champion Novak Djokovic’s exit has opened up the possibility of a box-office final between the pair. Federer faces Grigor Dimitrov, a player he has beaten seven times out of seven, in the last eight. Nadal will take on Diego Schwartzman after sixth seed Alexander Zverev ran out of steam in his bid to reach the quarter-finals for the first time. The 22-year-old had already played 14 sets in three matches before taking on Schwartzman in round four. He took the first set but Argentinian Schwartzman hit back to win the next two. There was controversy when Zverev was given a point penalty after an audible obscenity, giving Schwartzman a 5-2 lead in the fourth. Umpire James Keothavong had earlier issued a warning when Zverev smashed a ball away, but the German claimed he had not heard it. “I mean, a code violation is fine. I didn’t even argue that,” he said. “But neither of us heard me getting a warning in the first place. “So it was like, OK, a warning is fine, it’s no problem, but why am I getting a point penalty? “He said he gave me a warning before. I didn’t hear it. Diego didn’t hear it. Most of the crowd didn’t hear it. “OK, it happened. It happened. It’s fine. I think the umpires next time should let me know about it.” Matteo Berrettini, the Italian 24th seed, roared through in straight sets against unseeded Andrey Rublev. Russian Rublev had previously beaten seeded players Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios but he found Berrettini too strong, losing 6-1 6-4 7-6 (6). He will play Frenchman Gael Monfils, who looks to be playing some of the best tennis of his flamboyant but injury-hit career this fortnight. Monfils beat Spain’s Pablo Andujar 6-1 6-2 6-2.Tags: Flushing MeadowsMarin CilicRafael NadalUS Openlast_img read more

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first_imgSir Geoff Hurst believes West Ham’s impending move into the Olympic Stadium could help turn them into the next Manchester City. The Hammers have been one of the sleeping giants of English football since the likes of Hurst, Sir Trevor Brooking and Bobby Moore graced Upton Park in the 1960s and with a supporter base to match the likes of City and Chelsea, the 71-year-old thinks a new golden generation could be triggered. “It’s not beyond the realms of possibility if we go to the stadium and with the support we’ve got,” he told Press Association Sport. “West Ham has a huge supporter base. If you could make a comparison to another club of a similar stature and I would say Manchester City is it. “Look what has happened to them after they went to a new stadium. “If you were a foreign investor looking to buy a football club then West Ham would be a similar contender in the new stadium. “More so if you want to buy a London club rather than a team in Manchester. “It would be absolutely unbelievable. That could happen. “I think it has been great for Chelsea with (Roman) Abramovich and for Manchester City. It has been great for the game. Of course I’d be thrilled to bits if it happened to West Ham.” The Hammers appear to be on the brink of agreeing a deal to move into the £429million venue after co-chairman David Gold revealed earlier this month that discussions could conclude as early as Saturday. While any switch would not take place until 2016, Hurst believes it could entice the sort of foreign investment that has catapulted Manchester City and Chelsea into Europe’s elite. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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first_img Speaking to At The Races on the first morning he could no longer call himself a jockey he said: ” We had a very good night but I’ve just got up and haven’t got round to eating breakfast yet. I can smell it, though, and someone has done the right thing and cooked me a nice breakfast. “It was very difficult to take it all in yesterday, the crowd, the people round the parade ring, the great racing public came out in force and I was very flattered and honoured by it all. “To get a reception like that for doing something I’ve loved to do for pretty much all my life, I’m really going to miss it. “I told all the lads yesterday to enjoy it while you’re doing it because the end comes quickly. “It’s very nice to feel that I have the respect of people up and down the country. For the last 21 years I’ve ridden up and down the country pretty much full on but over the last two and a half months people have come out to give me a wonderful welcome and I’m very grateful of that. “It would be very difficult not to notice how that has developed and I’d like to thank all those people for coming out and making the last few months of my career so special and making it a little bit easier. “When I decided to retire I always thought I’d go to Sandown on the last day and say ‘thanks very much’ but having spoken to Dave (Roberts, agent), he said I was very privileged to be champion jockey for the 20th time and we kind of felt, for my own peace of mind, to do it like we did would help me come to terms with actually retiring. “We also felt it might be a good thing for racing, people probably deserved to know. Tony McCoy thanked the racing public for making the last two months of his career the most memorable of all as their appreciation helped him cope with the thought of retirement. “I thought it would die down but it never really did and those are things I’ll remember for ever. When I looked around yesterday, as difficult as it was it helped me realise I’d made the right decision. “If I’d carried on and maybe not been as good as I was a lot of these people might not have come out. It’s hard to say it but it is probably the right decision. “I feel satisfied through what has happened with my life but I’ve also said I’d love another go because I feel I could still do it better than anybody! “I never felt like I did a day’s work in my life, I’ve felt a lot of satisfaction and fulfilment and I’m very proud of what I’ve been lucky enough to achieve but so many people have helped that happen, I was just the lucky one who got on the best horse most of the time. “The owners, the trainers, the lads, the horses, I could go on all day thanking people. “There’s a lot of things I’ll miss but there’s some that I won’t, like spending a lot of time in a hospital and ringing doctors begging for help to make me better. “Obviously my wife Chanelle wanted me to retire but at the same time I knew myself it was the right time for my family, my mum and dad are in their 70s now and don’t enjoy watching me as much any more because of the dangers involved so it certainly makes their life easier. “I never thought of the dangers and when I got injured I felt I was unlucky and it wouldn’t happen again but I know the dangers and they first became apparent to me when I was at Toby Balding’s and Richard Davies died and just lately you only need to see what happened to John Thomas (McNamara) and Robbie McNamara.” Since announcing his intention to retire in February, McCoy has enjoyed a farewell tour up and down the country as well as travelling over to Ireland, with the attendance at usually mundane midweek meetings boosted by his presence. The adulation shown to him has made the 20-times champion jockey realise just how much he affected the lives of the racing fraternity but while the decision to quit seemed to some to come out of the blue, McCoy feels he owes it to his family to go out at the top. Press Associationlast_img read more

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first_imgThe Lee County Sheriff Office says they have arrested a 28-year-old man who was reportedly videotaped kicking and punching his dog.The incident occurred in the area of Hannah Ave South and 17th Street SW in Lehigh Acres.According to the report, a resident turned over a Ring.com video on Sunday, showing the suspect, Joshua Ray Schlotmann pin the dog to the ground and “deliver three closed-fisted blows” to the dog.Authorities then identified and interviewed Schlotmann before officially arresting him.Schlotmann is now facing aggravated animal cruelty and Inflict Pain/Torture/Serious Injury/Death to an Animal charges.The dog named “Thanos” has since been removed from the suspects custody and is now in the care of Lee County Domestic Animal Services.last_img

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first_img February 20, 2020 SUPER SENIORS: Tulane’s Christion Thompson, K.J. Lawson and Nic Thomas have collectively scored 50 percent of the team’s points this season, including 54 percent of all Green Wave scoring over the last five games.TERRIFIC TESHAUN: Teshaun Hightower has connected on 31.3 percent of the 99 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 4 of 10 over his last three games. He’s also converted 74.8 percent of his foul shots this season.UNBEATEN WHEN: Tulane is a perfect 6-0 when it holds an opponent to 61 points or fewer. The Green Wave are 5-15 when opponents score more than 61.COLD SPELL: Tulane has lost its last four road games, scoring 62 points, while allowing 80 per game.DID YOU KNOW: Tulane as a collective unit has made 7.8 3-pointers per game this season, which is second-most among AAC teams.___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappTulane (11-15, 3-11) vs. Central Florida (14-11, 5-8)Addition Financial Arena, Orlando, Florida; Saturday, 12 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Tulane seeks revenge on Central Florida after dropping the first matchup in New Orleans. The teams last played each other on Jan. 14, when the Knights outshot Tulane 46.9 percent to 36.2 percent and made six more 3-pointers en route to the 19-point victory. Tulane seeks revenge on UCFlast_img read more

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