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Former ADA, Cooking Vinyl, Essential Execs Launch Curve Royalty Systems

Former executives of ADA, Cooking Vinyl and Essential are launching a new music accounting platform, Curve Royalty Systems. The UK-based platform’s first clients include Hospital Records and publishing division Songs in the Key of Knife, together with Sky TV, Cooking Vinyl Group and The Music Royalty Co. The company was co-founded by Richard Leach, former digital sales and strategy director at distributor ADA; Tom Allen, former digital distribution manager at Essential and founder of digita...
Tags: Music, UK, Ada, Bush, Bruce Houghton, Leach, Tom Allen, Richard Leach, Hospital Records, ADA Cooking Vinyl, Sky TV Cooking Vinyl Group, The Music Royalty Co, Metable, Ray Bush, Music Royalty Co, Cooking Vinyl and Essential Commenting


Investor Sandy Chin Makes Sense Of Market Volatility

Sandy Chin is a seasoned investor who lives and works in New York City. A resident of the city for longer than two decades, she has learned Wall Street well enough to found her own hedge fund, Tidal Bore Capital, three years ago. Chin is also deeply involved in philanthropic endeavors, most of which are carried out throughout New York City, such as running a book drive for an elementary school last summer. An expert in consumer staples, Sandy Chin is prepared to provide substantial benefits to ...
Tags: Startups, Mexico, New York City, Investing, Earth, United States, House Of Representatives, Bill, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump, Others, Trump, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chin, Sandy, Republic of China


USC football mailbag: Have the Trojans’ practices changed?

Spring football practice is officially in swing at USC. The Trojans held their first workout Tuesday and were to return to Howard Jones Field on Thursday afternoon. There is no shortage of storylines, from Clay Helton recasting himself as a disciplinarian, to intrigue surrounding new offensive coordinator Graham Harrell and a possible quarterback competition. The next month should be interesting. If you’d like to ask a question for a future mailbag, send them along to [email protected] or by Twi...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Palmer, Carson Palmer, College sports, Ncaa, Graham, Houston, Jackson, Notre Dame, Usc, Barkley, Mike, Texas Tech, Cal


Five storylines for USC football entering spring practice

Clay Helton kept his chin up. It was during a news conference last month at USC’s McKay Center when Helton spoke to reporters about the series of offseason drama surrounding the Trojans’ program. The winter months included coaching staff changes, high-profile transfers and defected recruits. The fallout came after the Trojans finished 5-7 last fall, their first losing season in nearly two decades. “I don’t care where I’ve been in 25 years, you’re going to have coaching changes, you’re going to h...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Washington State, Sears, Usc, Ucla, Burns, Carr, North Texas, Greg Johnson, Daniels, Mike Leach, Trojans


Graham Harrell tasked with reviving USC offense with some ‘Air Raid’ flair

The North Texas football team had lost 11 times in 12 tries in 2015, marred by a futile offense that had trouble scoring points. The only school the Mean Green beat just recently started a football program. The following January, returning members of the shabby squad assembled in a meeting room to greet an LDN-L-USC HARRELL-0304overhauled coaching staff. A clean-shaven 30-year-old, who might’ve otherwise been mistaken for a new graduate transfer, entered. Graham Harrell wasn’t far removed from h...
Tags: Europe, Texas, Navy, Sports, NFL, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Green, Soccer, Dallas Cowboys, Wisconsin, Finland, Dallas, Green Bay Packers, College sports


Whicker: New offensive boss Graham Harrell hopes to bring USC up to speed

LOS ANGELES — Graham Harrell talks fast, thinks fast, moves up fast. The offense he brings to USC is based on little analysis, at least after the ball is snapped, and zero paralysis. Call it a spread, the Air Raid, the Run and Shoot or the Clay-Mation if you like. The Trojans will arrive in the 2010s this fall, which puts them 40 years ahead of much of their fanbase. Harrell quarterbacked the Air Raid at Texas Tech for three years (2006-08) and produced numbers not previously seen. He still hold...
Tags: Texas, Washington, Oregon, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arkansas, Green Bay Packers, College sports, Ncaa, Oklahoma, West Coast, Washington State, Usc, Ucla


Leach to teach WSU class on war and football

Washington State head coach Mike Leach will teach a five-class seminar at the university's Pullman campus this spring titled "Insurgent Warfare and Football Strategies."
Tags: Football, Washington State, Pullman, Mike Leach, WSU, Leach


Mike Leach drops motivational "Sasquatch" quote on Twitter (Video)

Washington State football coach Mike Leach is an interesting character. He has been known for some quirky behavior, such as stealing the attention of a 2017 Holiday Bowl press conference by blowing on his hot coffee.You would expect an interesting coach to have an interesting Twitter account, and Leach certainly as one. Case in point, here is a motivational quote that Leach dropped on Twitter last night:"Believe in yourself. Even if no one else will."Great quote, and many people have said th...
Tags: Facebook, Sport, Washington State, Sasquatch, Mike Leach, Leach, Michael James


Washington State extends Leach through 2023

After guiding Washington State to a school-record 11 wins in 2018, coach Mike Leach has signed a one-year extension that will keep him under contract through the 2023 season.
Tags: Football, Washington State, Mike Leach, Leach


Reports: USC to hire North Texas’ Graham Harrell as offensive coordinator

USC was set to hire North Texas assistant Graham Harrell as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, according to multiple media reports published late Monday. Harrell, the offensive coordinator at North Texas for the past three seasons, had accepted an offer to join the Trojans and was in the process of signing a contract on Monday night, the local Denton Record-Chronicle of Texas reported, citing an unnamed source. He interviewed for the vacancy Sunday. A USC spokesman said there was ...
Tags: Texas, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Top Stories, Arizona Cardinals, College sports, Ncaa, Washington State, North Carolina, Usc, Ucla, Texas Tech, North Texas, Mike Leach


USC reportedly interviews North Texas’ Graham Harrell for offensive coordinator role

USC could turn toward another former Texas Tech quarterback to fill its offensive coordinator vacancy. North Texas offensive coordinator Graham Harrell interviewed with Trojans coach Clay Helton on Sunday, according to multiple reports. Harrell, 33, could replace Kliff Kingsbury, who was initially tapped for the coordinator role but left to become the head coach for the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals nearly three weeks ago, ending a stint that lasted only 34 days. ESPN reported that a deal had not yet ...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, College sports, Ncaa, Espn, Houston, Washington State, Usc, Martin, Texas Tech, Boise State


Art and Fear (the Ceramics Lesson)

A plug for an old fave, Bayles' and Orland's Art & Fear. The famous anecdote from Art & Fear about the ceramics class: The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on its quality. His procedure was simple: on the final day of class he would bring in his bathroom scales and weigh the work of the "quantity"...
Tags: Photography, Japan, England, Minnesota, America, Chicago, David, Korea, Bob, Michael Johnston, Eugene, Michael C Johnston, John W, Steven Pressfield, MacKenzie, Leach


Game film, drawing plays and U.S. policy in Yemen: A first look at what Mike Leach could teach at WSU

There are still details to be nailed down, but there is plenty of interest in the course that would be taught by Leach and former state senator Michael Baumgartner.
Tags: News, Sports, Yemen, Cougar Football, Cougars, Mike Leach, WSU, Leach


The Self-Domestication of Humans

In an essay adapted from his forthcoming book, The Goodness Paradox: The Strange Relationship Between Virtue and Violence in Human Evolution, anthropologist Richard Wrangham says that before humans domesticated dogs, cows, and pigs, we domesticated ourselves. No other mammal has the brainpower to organize capital punishment. When language became sufficiently sophisticated, our ancestors’ ability to conspire led not only to a more peaceful species but also to a new kind of hierarchy. No longer w...
Tags: Google, WSJ, Jason Kottke, Leach, Richard Wrangham, Wrangham


What to Expect in 2019: Retail Trends

By Rieva Lesonsky Most of us small business owners start the new year with mixed emotions. We’re hopeful and optimistic about growing our businesses, yet with anxious about all the challenges we know we’ll face. To find out what lies ahead, I’ve collected a number of tips, predictions and advice from people in the know. We’ll be exploring general consumer, financial and economic trends, as well as what to expect in the fields of marketing, technology, retail, HR and money. We also have contribu...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Business, Instagram, Youtube, Disney, US, Billie, Sales & Marketing, Walmart, Customers, United States, Victoria, Ibotta, Right Now, Justine


7 Tattoo Trends You're About To See Everywhere In 2019

Long before Dr. Woo, JonBoy, and their A-list clientele made dainty white dots and tiny crosses mainstream news, tattoos were already deeply ingrained in the fabric of history, discovered on the bodies of Egyptian mummies and an Austrian-Italian iceman now known as Ötzi. In those times, thousands of years ago, tattooing was thought to be used therapeutically, a kind of early form of acupuncture; today, it's much more popular for creating decorative body art.Still, Ötzi and his pre-Common Era co...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Hollywood, Toronto, Chicago, Brooklyn, Ariana Grande, Korea, Portland, Kendall Jenner, Seoul, Mariah, Otzi, Martinez, Chen


The future is bright for Jack Leach, England’s rising cult hero

Just two years ago, Leach was overlooked by England when an opening was on the offing in India, mainly as a result of concerns about the legality of his action. Leach has overcome adversity at every turn but, at the age of 27, will head out to the West Indies in the New Year as England’s first-choice second spinner – and not too far off topping the bill. The Taunton-born left-armer would baulk at the suggestion that he could oust Moeen Ali as England’s number one by the time next summer’s Ashes ...
Tags: England, News, India, West Indies, Moeen Ali, Taunton, Leach, Jack Leach


Why Jack Leach is not ‘better’ than Adil Rashid

Photo by Sarah Ansell We reckon this article will take you somewhere around six minutes to read. Only you can decide whether you trust us to justify that gargantuan investment of your valuable time. (You might also feel moved to make an angry comment afterwards, so maybe factor that time in too). We’d argue that what might at first look like an overlong examination of a very specific selection dilemma actually leads to far more interesting, broader questions about how teams are selected an...
Tags: England, Sex, Stuart Broad, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Jonny Bairstow, Bairstow, Colombo, Rashid, Jonny, Leach, Sam Curran, Jack Leach


Ohio tech funds to pump over $100M into blockchain startups

Ohio is set to make another play in the blockchain and cryptocurrency game as tech accelerator funds look to pump millions of dollars into blockchain startups in the state. One such fund, JumpStart, is looking to invest $100 million into early-stage startups that are developing blockchain-based technologies. A $6 million business accelerator fund, FlashStarts, has also been setup to provide seed funding to blockchain startups, local Cleveland news reports. The funding plans were announced at the...
Tags: Startups, Ohio, Cleveland, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, CLEVELAND Ohio, Leach, Hard Fork, Blockland Solutions Conference, JumpStart Ray Leach


UCLA football mailbag: How does 2018 set the Bruins up for the future?

The first year of Chip Kelly is done at UCLA. The Bruins have only three wins to show for it. The 3-9 record sounds disappointing after so much preseason hype with Kelly’s hire, but players remained optimistic after last Saturday’s season-ending loss to Stanford. Now begins the long nine-month wait to see if that optimism will be rewarded with better results next year. Thanks for all your questions for this year’s mailbags. For the last time in 2018, let’s get to the A’s to your Q’s: DM question...
Tags: Twitter, Stanford, Virginia, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Chargers, College sports, Ncaa, Baylor, Usc, Ucla, Cincinnati, Wilson


WSU coach Mike Leach says he has no interest in returning to Texas Tech: ‘I’m happy here’

Despite a report from the Lubbock Avalanche Journal saying Leach is “interested in returning to Tech” in the wake of Kliff Kingsbury’s firing, the Cougars coach said that's not the case.
Tags: News, Sports, Cougar Football, Cougars, Texas Tech, Mike Leach, WSU, Leach, Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Kliff Kingsbury


England seal historic series whitewash in Sri Lanka, winning final Test by 42 runs

England have sealed a historic series whitewash in Sri Lanka, winning the final Test by 42 runs despite a late scare as the hosts' tail wagged. Suranga Lakmal and Malinda Pushpakumara put up 58 for the final partnership and had England worrying but Jack Leach, securing his fourth wicket of the innings, trapped the Sri Lankan skipper Lakmal in front to spark wild celebrations. The spin duo of Moeen Ali (4/92) and Leach (4/72) shared eight wickets between them to ensure England became just th...
Tags: England, News, Sri Lanka, Moeen Ali, Galle, Leach, Jack Leach, Lakmal, Malinda Pushpakumara, Suranga Lakmal


England have great chance of victory - Leach

England have a "great chance" of victory over Sri Lanka in the second Test with "any kind of a score" in their second innings, says spinner Jack Leach.
Tags: England, Cricket, Sri Lanka, Leach


'My goal in training is to knock Leach off the No. 1 spot' - Dom Bess

Dom Bess on a rollercoaster season for England and Somerset, and the realisation that he may need to move counties to fulfil his ambition
Tags: England, Sport, Cricket, Somerset, Leach, Dom Bess


UCLA football mailbag: What has to happen for the Bruins to become playoff contenders?

In three weeks, UCLA went from one of the last winless FBS teams in the country to unexpected contenders in a crowded Pac-12 South race to the brink of its third straight losing season. It’s been a roller coaster season and there’s still a month left. Just one more loss in their last four games guarantees that the Bruins will be staying home for December, losing bowl eligibility and the accompanying 15 practices that could be beneficial for the young team. The tight rope walk starts Saturday in ...
Tags: Utah, Washington, Oregon, Uncategorized, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, College sports, College Football Playoff, Ali, Usc, Ucla, San Bernardino, Chip Kelly, Petersen


AP Top 25 Takeaways: Before 1st CFP rankings, field trimmed

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Before 1st CFP rankings, field trimmed of fringy contenders; Leach and Wazzu are Pac-12's last hope; Most surprising division leaders            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Leach, Wazzu


WSU's Leach sent fiery texts to Pac-12 officials

Washington State football coach Mike Leach questioned the Pac-12's commitment to player safety and accused the league of favoritism in a series of text messages he exchanged with officials last month, according to a Yahoo Sports report.
Tags: Football, Washington State, Mike Leach, WSU, Leach


U.C.F. Is the Best College Football Team in Florida. So, Where’s the Respect?

The College Football Playoff Committee snubbed the undefeated Knights last year. Central Florida still hasn’t lost. The next dynasty?
Tags: Florida, News, Mike, Kelly, University of Central Florida, Leach, Colleges and Universities, Football (College, College Football Playoff Committee, Chip (1963-


WSU coach Mike Leach knows what Jonathan Smith is going through at Oregon State

Leach certainly isn’t taking Oregon State lightly, even with the Cougars favored by 15 points. “We’ve got to get better this week,” Leach said. “We got a long ways to go."
Tags: News, Sports, Oregon State, Cougar Football, Cougars, Jonathan Smith, Mike Leach, WSU, Leach


Why losing the will to live can be deadly within three weeks

Losing the will to live is deadly, scientists believe, after finding people can die within three weeks simply because they have given up on life. A new review by Dr John Leach at the University of Portsmouth, is the first to widely study the condition known as ‘psychogenic death’ and define its five stages. Sometimes termed ‘give-up-itis’ it usually follows an emotional shock from which a person thinks there is no mental escape, which makes them dangerously apathetic about their own existence. I...
Tags: Science, Harvard, Jamestown, Cannon, Leach, University of Portsmouth, Walter Cannon, John Leach, RON CARDY Rex Features Psychogenic