According to documents released as part of criminal proceedings (pdf) against Singer, McGlashan, and a host of other parents, coaches, and test administrators, the private equity exec found it all “totally hilarious.”,On phone calls tapped by the Feds, McGlashan and Singer hatched a plan to make the kid look like an elite football kicker in his application, which would give him a 90% chance of admission, Singer claimed.,Damningly, when Augstin Huneeus, Jr., a parent whose daughter attended the same school as McGlashan’s son caught wind about the financier using Singer’s services, he called him on it.,Parents of means send their kids to private schools to make sure they are well-positioned for admission to certain colleges.,He sees how the rules of wealth at work all the time: there’s the unethical, but increasingly common, like parents who write their children’s college essay, or pay tutors or online companies to do it.

And at this stage in James' career, with three championships, eight consecutive NBA Finals appearances to his name and an equally burgeoning business and political profile off the court, James is a transcendent star.,Johnson said the Lakers didn't want to make the team like the Cleveland Cavaliers all over again for James.,James was just starting to find his footing with this new cast in Los Angeles.,Since his return from injury, the Lakers have a defensive rating of 109.6 when James is on the floor in four wins; the Lakers have a defensive rating of 113.1 when James is on the floor in the eight losses.,Most of the roster wasn't going to be back next year anyway, given the team's insistence on signing players to only one-year contracts to preserve salary-cap space for a second star this summer.

It’s been called the ‘everything bubble’… and it could soon lead to the ‘everything bust’…

Stefan Gleason read more

According to co-founder of BenchOn, Tim Walmsley, “Investors are searching for a team that has the commitment, resilience, and ability to execute a business model.”,In the highly competitive startup industry, it is now more important than ever to make your business stand out and in this week’s Let’s Talk we asked several business leaders for their tips on ‘how to get investors to sit-up and listen’.,Whilst investors at different stages will look for different things, a business model that enables an in-demand product to be distributed within a sizeable market and supported by strong key metrics will always get their attention.,By understanding why you exist, and listening to the facts and trends of your customers, consumers, you can translate this into a clear opportunity for your business provides the solution that investors can more easily understand and appreciate.,Investors are searching for a team that has the commitment, resilience, and ability to execute a business model.

This edition, from Feb. 18, has been made available in archived form …

USC and UCLA: ‘Glory Daze’ read more

Since fall 2018, University students have been collaborating with the town of Princeton on a Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.,The Climate Action Plan (CAP) was initiated as part of the town Council’s 2017 goals and objectives.,At the time, Sustainable Princeton and the Committee were seeking assistance to quantify the impacts of proposed actions, so seeing an opportunity for student involvement, he reached out to former student Will Atkinson ’18.,Symington and Larson serve as advisors on the CAPERS team, acting as liaisons between the students and the Committee.,“We hope that this is not the only instance where we can collaborate with students,” Symington said of the future of the CAP and the town’s partnership with the CAPERS team.

[Watch live: Super Bowl LIII on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET]

The 71-year-old Kroenke didn’t just bring the Rams back to L.A. from St. Louis in 2016.,“The Rams certainly needed a new stadium and Los Angeles is a big enough market to attract private funding.,And what would they have said about dropping $5 billion (believed to be the biggest private, current development project in the world) on a stadium to move a football team to Los Angeles?,Both the Raiders and the San Diego Chargers also wanted to move to Los Angeles, but neither ownership group – even when they paired together – could present the stadium plan that Kroenke could.,(AP) Kroenke felt a corner was turned earlier this season when a game against Kansas City had to be rescheduled from Mexico City and on seven days notice, which included a period of devastating wildfires and a mass shooting, 77,000 fans showed up to support local charities. read more

The future is taking shape in the concrete pillars and sloped canopy roof of a transformative new stadium that will serve as home to the Super Bowl-bound Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers when the world’s most expensive sports complex opens in 2020.,[Rams-Patriots Super Bowl guide] Moreover, after decades in which taxpayers shouldered much of the cost of new sports arenas, the privately funded stadium is being closely watched as a potential new model for first-rate NFL venues built without public subsidies.,It is the vision of Rams owner E. Stanley Kroenke, a Missouri-born billionaire developer and sports mogul, who took to heart NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s insistence that any new stadium built for pro football’s return to Los Angeles must be iconic and serve as home to two teams.,(Allison Zaucha/For The Washington Post) NFL's most expensive stadium Though the Kroenke organization won’t confirm the cost or provide details of its privately funded financing plan, NFL owners in March agreed to raise their debt waiver to accommodate the Los Angeles project.,[Sally Jenkins: Gifting Daniel Snyder any money or land for a new Redskins stadium would be absolute madness] Just a decade ago, it seemed the Dallas Cowboys had set a spending mark that wouldn’t be topped when they opened ATT Stadium at a cost of $1.3 billion, with the city of Arlington helping team owner Jerry Jones finance the project with tax hikes and bonds.

Today, we'll be discussing the Company's preliminary and unaudited results for 2018, as well as our rolling four quarter outlook for '19 and discussing certain operating changes since our last conference call.,On the call today from management, besides myself, is Mel Payne, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Ben Brink, Chief Financial Officer.,The financial results discussed are preliminary and unaudited and these results are subject to change upon the completion of the Company's Form 10-k for the period ended December 31st, 2018, including the effects of any subsequent events and audit by the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2018 consolidated financial statements.,Our 2019 results will benefit first and foremost from: improved operating performance versus 2018; a reduction of overhead and non-cash stock compensation expenses of approximately $6 million, $4 million of which will be lower overhead expenses; full year results from acquisitions we made in the third quarter; and a lower share count due to the common stock and convertible note repurchases we executed during the fourth quarter.,The repurchase activity in the fourth quarter capped off a busy 2018 in regards to our capital structure in which we repurchased 95% of the convertible notes that were outstanding, which in effect reduced potential future dilution from the notes by 3.4 million shares, along with a net issuance of 1.7 million shares of common stock after our open market repurchases in the quarter.

Thousands of people took to the streets of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and other cities across California on Saturday for the third-annual Women's March.,Women, men and children carrying homemade signs filled Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles before marching for about a mile to a rally in front of City Hall.,The original march in 2017, held the day after President Donald Trump's inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people to Washington and dozens of other cities.,In Los Angeles, some women said they were marching for the third straight year and wanted to show continued support for the movement.,"It's important that women and those who believe in women's rights should right now, more than ever, show support of the mission which is about equity for all people," Los Angeles Democratic Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo said.