U.S. Soccer planned to fire Juergen Klinsmann as coach and replace him with Arena in April 2016, the coach writes, months before the start of the final phase of World Cup qualifying. On the day contract details were to be ironed out, Dan Flynn, U.S. Soccer's chief executive, was rushed to the hospital for heart-transplant surgery and the negotiations never took place. … [Read more...] about After U.S. team misses qualifying for World Cup, ex-coach Bruce Arena writes about state of U.S. soccer
Nestle, the world's largest packaged-food company, owns dozens of mass-market brands, including Gerber, Perrier and Hot Pockets. This year the company sold its U.S. candy business to Ferrero for $2.8 billion as part of a move toward more healthful products. It has also doubled down on its coffee business in recent months by buying up Chameleon Cold-Brew in Austin, Texas, and taking a majority stake in Blue Bottle Coffee, an Oakland specialty chain. … [Read more...] about Nestle will pay $7 billion to sell Starbucks coffee because U.S. consumers think Nescafe is ‘boring’
By Matt Phillips and Stanley Reed, New York Times Updated 7:02 pm, Monday, May 7, 2018 Photo: Carolyn Van Houten /San Antonio Express-News Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 File photo of six pumpjacks outside of Cotulla, Texas in the Eagle Ford Shale region. Benchmark prices for U.S. oil cracked $70 a barrel for the first time since 2014 as Trump weighs new sanctions on Iran. Analysts estimate that reimposing sanctions on Iran could reduce the country’s oil sales by 300,000 to 600,000 barrels a day, or perhaps as much as 1 million barrels a day. less File photo of six pumpjacks outside of Cotulla, Texas in the Eagle Ford Shale region. Benchmark prices for U.S. oil cracked $70 a barrel for the first time since 2014 as Trump weighs new sanctions on Iran. ... more Photo: Carolyn Van Houten /San Antonio Express-News U.S. Oil … [Read more...] about U.S. Oil Prices Hit $70 a Barrel for First Time Since ’14
NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Chelsea Manning is no longer living as a transgender woman in a male military prison, serving the lengthiest sentence ever for revealing U.S. government secrets. She's free to grow out her hair, travel the world and spend time with whomever she likes.But a year since former President Barack Obama commuted Manning's 35-year sentence, America's most famous convicted leaker isn't taking an extended vacation. Far from it: The Crescent, Oklahoma, native has decided to make an unlikely bid for the U.S. Senate in her adopted state of Maryland.Manning, 30, filed to run in January and has been registered to vote in Maryland since August. She lives in North Bethesda, not far from where she stayed with an aunt while awaiting trial. Her aim is to unseat Sen. Ben Cardin, a 74-year-old Maryland Democrat who is seeking his third Senate term and previously served 10 terms in the U.S. House.Manning, who also has become an internationally recognized transgender activist, … [Read more...] about ‘Protest candidate’: Chelsea Manning talks about U.S. Senate bid
Most likely, you have been to a UNESCO World Heritage site in the United States without knowing it. Remember that Griswoldian summer vacation to the Grand Canyon? The high school field trip to Independence Hall in Philadelphia? The college tour of the University of Virginia? Congratulations! That's three in your pocket. But don't stop now. You can collect all 23, intentionally or accidentally.For more than 40 years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and its nearly 200 member states have been preserving, protecting and promoting the most valuable heritage places in the world. At last count, the organization has crowned 1,073 sites in more than 170 countries. Of those, 832 are cultural, 206 are natural and 35 are a mix of both categories. The chosen ones vary tremendously: The Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino in Mexico; the Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania; and the Engelsberg Ironworks in Sweden were all part of the class of 1993, for … [Read more...] about World-class heritage: 23 globally recognized sites are right here in the U.S.