Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Colbert to USA TODAY: ‘I enjoy your circles’ Olivia Barker, USA TODAY 8:21 a.m. EDT September 23, 2013 Has the Emmy winner finally come around to the newspaper’s new(ish) logo? Stephen Colbert backstage at the Emmys, where he let slip his appreciation of a certain newspaper’s new(ish) logo. (Photo: Dan Steinberg, Invision/AP) SHARE 33 CONNECT 26 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE He likes us! Right now, he likes us! “Oh, USA TODAY? I enjoy your circles,” Stephen Colbert told USA TODAY’s Marco della Cava backstage, fresh off his show’s dual Emmy win. For years, Colbert has poked gentle, hilarious fun at “The” USA TODAY. When the paper unveiled its new circle logo last fall, the ribbing ratcheted up to a riotous level. Colbert claimed USA TODAY could now only report news that’s “circular in nature … whether it be about planets, tractor tires, the Wheel of Fortune, pizza, bagels, pizza bagels or Cee Lo Green’s head.” But under no circumstances could the paper report on a calamity of any other geometric nature.
Team USA’s rally continues
(Josh Edelson / AFP/Getty Images / September 24, 2013) By David Wharton September 24, 2013, 2:57 p.m. No matter who wins the America’s Cup,sailing fans areseeing the mostthrilling action in the history of this 162-year-old regatta. Oracle Team USAcaptured two moreraces Tuesday, evening the score at 8-8 and forcing a winner-take-all showdown on Wednesday. Emirates New Zealand had held a commanding 8-1 lead before Oracle stormed back with seven consecutive victories over the last weekon San Francisco Bay. One morewin by the American boat would cap the greatest comeback in Cup history. “What gives us confidence is that weve really improved the boat,” Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill said. “The boat is going fantastic.” On Tuesday, conditions seemed to favor Emirates with steady winds and a flood tide. The Kiwis had previously sailed faster on smooth waters. But Oracle won race No. 17 with skillful jockeying at the start line. Even when Emirates held the advantage at thebeginning of race No. 18, rounding the first mark and opening a 200-meter lead, it wasn’t enough.
Oracle Team USA wins again, forces a showdown in America’s Cup
and New Zealand suddenly is real battle. Oracle Team USA has made a surprising comeback from an 8-1 defecit, closing the gap with Emirates Team New Zealand, which remains on match point, to 8-6. Todays first race is at 1:15 p.m. PDT on San Francisco Bay and a second, if necessary, would follow at 2:15 p.m. A third race, If necessary, would be Wednesday. Every time we faced adversity, a lesser team would have dropped the ball or split apart, Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill said ( via sfgate.com ). But this team pulled itself together. A comeback would rival the 1983 finish, when Australia overcame a 3-1 deficit to beat Dennis Conner and Liberty off the coast of Newport, R.I. Admittedly, though, New Zealand is in the drivers seat. Well, it was always going to be a battle, Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker told the New York Times . We knew that, and without question theyve improved since the first week, and we feel like weve improved also. But the game is very, very close, and its going to be a case of having to battle for every point.
America’s Cup: Oracle Team USA battles Team New Zealand
REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT YACHTING) ORG XMIT: SFO07 (ROBERT GALBRAITH / Reuters photo / September 24, 2013) 6:04 p.m. CDT, September 24, 2013 SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO — Oracle Team USA won two more races against Emirates Team New Zealand to even the America’s Cup finals series on Tuesday, continuing an epic comeback in a regatta looked like a Kiwi cakewalk last week and will now be decided by a single winner-take-all showdown. The final race is scheduled for Wednesday. The stunning turnabout by the U.S. boat continued on every front in perfect sailing conditions Tuesday, with the U.S. team coming from behind to win the second race easily. New Zealand won the start for the first time in recent races, but then committed several tactical errors and Oracle stormed to a lead of nearly a minute. In the first race the reeling Kiwi team sealed it’s fate at the start, drawing a double-penalty as the two boats crossed the line and allowing Oracle to jump out to an insurmountable lead. New Zealand once led the competition 8-1, and numerous Kiwi fans in San Francisco and back home in New Zealand were ready to celebrate victory in a grueling two-year-long Cup campaign. The New Zealand government contributed about $30 million to the effort to bring the Cup back to the sailing-crazed nation. But boat improvements, superior tactics and sharper sailing by Oracle have turned its fortunes around, evidenced in the second race Tuesday when the team appeared to show more speed on every leg of the race. We’ve been doing a lot of work at night with design engineering technicians, Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill said after the first race. The boat is just going faster and faster and the boys are really starting to believe. Copyright 2013 Chicago Tribune Company, LLC HAWKEYTOWN IPAD APP Through the lens of Tribune photographers, re-live the ups and downs of the season with the FREE issue when you download our FREE Chicago Tribune iPad app here.
Horizons ETFs Management (USA) LLC Appoints Head of Sales
Mr. Fardy graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in economics. He holds the Certified Portfolio Manager (CPM) and Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designations. Horizons USA launched its first exchange traded fund (ETF) in the U.S. market in June 2013 with the Horizons S&P 500 Covered Call ETF, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol HSPX. HSPX seeks investment results that, before fees and expenses, generally correspond to the performance of the S&P 500 Stock Covered Call Index(TM), which uses an innovative covered call strategy to attempt to generate additional income from the option-eligible stocks in the S&P 500. In his new role at Horizons USA, Mr. Fardy will focus on developing retail sales channels, concentrating on Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) and National Broker-Dealer firms. “Michael has a terrific track-record in helping RIAs and brokers find the right index ETF solutions for their client portfolios,” said Howard Atkinson, Managing Director of Horizons USA and the Global Head of Sales and Marketing for MAGI’s ETF business. “We’re excited to have him join Horizons, where he will use his ETF expertise to help expand the usage of HSPX.” “We are very pleased to welcome Michael as a member of Horizons USA. To attract someone with his experience and reputation to our organization underscores the credibility we have established in our global ETF franchise,” said Taeyong Lee, President of the Global Business Unit of MAGI. Before investing you should carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other information is in the prospectus, a copy of which may be obtained by visiting the Fund’s website at www.HorizonsETFs.com/USA. Please read the prospectus carefully before you invest. Distributor: Foreside Fund Services, LLC.