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Court authorizes interim funding for Haggen grocery



A number of Vons and Albertsons stores throughout the valley were converted into Haggen grocery stores in June.

Friday, Sept. 11, 2015|8:03 a.m.

PORTLAND, Ore.– Grocery chain Haggen has been given the right to obtain as much as $215 million, 2 days after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

The Oregonian reports that files filed in the united state District bankruptcy court in Delaware on Thursday reveal the court will permit the Bellingham, Washington-based Haggen to make use of the obtained funds to operate its 164 shop through its Oct. 5 bankruptcy hearing.

According to court documents, the struggling grocer owes its lenders more than $55 million.

Previously this year, Haggen purchased 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores, broadening from 18 shops in Oregon and Washington into brand-new markets in California, Nevada and Arizona.

McGregor knocks out Mendes, wins UFC interim title

What the very first title battle on the UFC 189 card on Saturday night at MGM Grand supplied in primitive, bloody violence, the second eclipsed with pure drama.

After Robbie Lawler completed a brutal slugfest with a straight left to the nose of Rory MacDonald to maintain the welterweight title, Conor McGregor was entrusted a challenging act to follow. The polarizing Irish super star didn’t disappoint.

He won the interim featherweight title in the primary event by knocking out Chad Mendes with three seconds continuing to be in a second round that Mendes had controlled.

McGregor lost the first round after Mendes discarded him twice with takedowns and was on his back almost the entire second round.

He got to his feet with less than 30 seconds continuing to be and handled to drop Mendes with a left hand against the cage. He followed with rights till referee Herb Dean stopped the fight with three seconds left in the round.

“No one can take that left-handed shot. It’s as simple as that,” McGregor said. “It breaks everybody and he broke.”

The sold-out crowd, numerous of whom had taken a trip from Ireland, emerged in festivity after withstanding the very first tense minutes of McGregor’s career.

“I’m absolutely surprised by the support,” he said. “I cannot put into words how appreciative I am.”

Mendes was dissatisfied after letting the third title shot of his career slip through his hands, however chose not to blame the abbreviated training camp after stepping in for champ Jose Aldo on less than three weeks’ notice.

“That person’s challenging,” Mendes said of McGregor. “He talks, however he backs it up.”

Lawler showed a similar quality in keeping his title. He lagged 3-1 on all 3 scorecards getting in the final round only to obtain the knockout he required.

Lawler drew first blood during the 2nd round with numerous power punches to MacDonald’s face, however MacDonald rallied and was on the verge of completing the battle when the bell sounded to end the 3rd.

The fourth round started likewise with MacDonald damageding Lawler. The champ showed resolve in righting the ship and making it through the assault.

As the fourth round ended, both competitors stared at the swollen bloody face of his opponent, choosing not to retreat to the corner for numerous seconds.

It had not been long into the last round before Lawler ended the bloodbath, landing a straight left to the bridge of MacDonald’s nose that made him go back and cover up, ending the fight.

“That was the build-up of a beatdown. That wasn’t one punch. I’m the champ. I’m here to stay,” Lawler said. “No matter what occurs I keep coming and I try to knock individuals out.”

Jeremy Stephens emerged triumphant with a knockout of Dennis Bermudez in a back-and-forth thriller that left both competitors damageded and bloodied.

After two wild rounds, Bermudez shot for a takedown early in the third only to capture a knee from Stephens that right away dropped him. Numerous big follow-up shots on the ground were enough to end the fight.

“It was a remarkable fight. I trained difficult and I had a terrific mentality entering,” stated Stephens, a featherweight who missed out on the 146-pound limit by more than 3 pounds Friday. “Dennis is an excellent opponent, I certainly couldn’t have actually done that myself. We were 2 warriors going at it and I won the battle.”

Welterweight Gunnar Nelson recuperated from the very first loss of his profession with a first-round submission of Brandon Thatch.

Nelson, a grappling specialist, was thought to be at a downside on the feet. He knocked Thatch down, nevertheless with a left hook, straight ideal combination and immediately dove in to secure leading position.

Less than a minute later, McGregor’s training partner and fellow homeowner of the training compound in Environment-friendly Valley for the last several months, secured a fight-ending rear naked choke.

“I’m generally very confident when it gets to the ground that it’s going to be a surface,” Nelson stated. “It wasn’t much different this time.”

Brazilian bantamweight phenom Thomas Almeida opened the major card with a second-round knockout of Brad Pickett. Both fighters were torn down in the preliminary, however Almeida remained unbeaten by stopping Pickett with a flying knee that sent him backward and made his head bounce off the mat.

Welterweight Matt Brown recorded the only finish on the undercard with a first-round submission of Tim Means.

Both fighters found early success in the striking video game, however it was Brown who was able to capitalize after dropping Means with an elbow in the clinch.

He followed Method to the ground and locked in a guillotine choke with just 16 seconds staying in the opening round.

Mike Swick returned to the cage after more than 2 1/2 years away from competition and lost a choice to Alex Garcia in a welterweight bout. Another welterweight, John Howard, snapped Cathal Pendred’s four-fight UFC winning streak with a split-decision success.

Cody Garbrandt, a training partner of Mendes, won all three rounds of a bantamweight bout against Henry Briones.

Louis Smolka and Cody Pfister each got consentaneous decision victories.

Contact reporter Adam Hillside at [email protected]!.?.! or 702-224-5509. Follow him on Twitter: @adamhilllvrj.

Reddit interim CEO Pao resigns; Huffman regains CEO title


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Ellen Pao is shown in this Feb. 24, 2015, photo.

Friday, July 10, 2015|4:04 p.m.

New York City– Reddit said Friday that interim CEO Ellen Pao resigned from the company, and co-founder Steve Huffman is back as its CEO.

The freewheeling online conversation forum and news site, which says it had 164 million distinct visitors last month, has actually been rocked by discontent recently. The firing of a popular staffer earlier this month distressed some users, causing volunteers shutting down parts of the website, and there have actually been demonstrations over new policies intended to fight harassment.

A statement posted on Reddit by Reddit board member Sam Altman Friday stated that Pao, who became interim CEO in November, resigned from Reddit by shared arrangement and will continue to recommend the board for the rest of 2015.

Altman acknowledged that Reddit moderators should have more ideal tools and interaction from the company, however took some users to task for the nature of their comments about Pao.

He said Reddit accepts differences, however said the website should exercise compassion if it wants to be a great community and stated some of the important things Reddit users covered Pao were “sickening.”

“Differences are great. Death dangers are not, are not covered under complimentary speech, and will certainly remain to get offending users banned,” Altman wrote.

In an e-mail, Pao stated she resigned due to the fact that Reddit’s board was requesting for faster user growth than she might deliver while holding on to the website’s core values. She safeguarded Reddit’s policy modifications, stating that in spite of criticism, the brand-new policies are making the neighborhood more powerful.

“We’ve taken bold and often controversial stances, but always with the higher good of the neighborhood in mind,” she stated. “We took on the thorny issues of harassment on the site, prohibiting bugging habits without censoring concepts. Though we came under fire on lots of fronts, we did not waver, working 24/7 to attempt to keep the site harassment-free.”

In a statement posted to Reddit, Pao thanks users who were supportive, saying the positives from the site far surpassed the negatives, and she prompted Redditors to “remember the human” behind the keyboard.

This month Reddit fired Victoria Taylor, who assisted run the site’s popular “Ask Me Anything” feature, where Reddit users send concerns to celebrities and other notable individuals. President Barack Obama, for example, has responded to questions on that forum. Some volunteer moderators protested her ouster by shutting down sections of the site, consisting of Ask Me Anything.

Reddit likewise announced anti-harassment guidelines this year and in June it banned a couple of groups for breaking those rules. Reddit is known for an almost-anything goes design, however leadership stated in Might that it was dissatisfied with harassment on its site and survey data showed its users were likewise upset about the habits. The company said sorry and stated it would do a better task of communicating with moderators and users.

Early this year Reddit stated it would get rid of photos, videos or links that included explicit content if the individual in the image didn’t give permission for it to be published. That came months after hackers gotten nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence and other stars and posted them to Reddit, to name a few social media websites.

Huffman co-founded Reddit in 2005 with Alexis Ohanian. Conde Nast obtained Reddit the following year, and both Huffman and Ohanian left the business in October 2009. Ohanian returned as San Francisco-based Reddit’s executive chairman in November.

Before ending up being Reddit’s CEO, Pao had worked for a storied Silicon Valley venture capital company, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & & Byers. She lost a high-profile gender discrimination claim versus Kleiner Perkins in March that raised concerns of the gender imbalance and troubles dealt with by ladies working in Silicon Valley.