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Live Nation Q2 Revenue Up 29% to $2.8 Billion

“Year-to-date, revenue was up 15% to $978.3 million, operating income was up 20% to $98.3 million, and AOI was up 13% $191.8 million” writes Ed Christman for billboard.com. The company’s sponsorship and advertising similarly saw steep growth, with revenue up 31% to 124 million, operating income up 19% to $70.4 million, and AOI up 21%  to $77.1 million.Live Nation today announced its second quarter earnings which saw its revenues grow 29% to $2.8 billion  for the period ending June 30, 2017, up from $2.2 billion in the corresponding year earlier…

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Concussion law only as good as its enforcement | Editorial

“The Lystedt law has prompted wholesale changes to medical care and training on concussion prevention” writes The Seattle Times for seattletimes.com. Mike Colbrese, director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, notes the gains since the law passed, from changes in tackling techniques to proper helmet fittings.That adds financial incentive for the adults running sports programs, from Pop Warner football to elite high school soccer, to follow the law.Washington state led the nation in enacting the first law mandating concussion education and prevention for high-school athletes.The law is only as good…

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Primary complicates GOP Sen. Heller’s Nevada re-election bid

“Dean Heller, dozens of mostly Democratic protesters rallied outside his Reno office to denounce his latest position on health care” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Tarkanian’s campaign makes good on conservatives’ threats to challenge incumbents they blame for hurting their yearslong quest to dismantle the 2010 health care law.Brian Sandoval in criticizing the impact Trump’s health care cuts would have on Medicaid. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Pot use holds 3X blood pressure death risk…

“The results showed marijuana users had a 3.42-times higher risk of death from hypertension than non-users, and a 1.04 greater risk for each year of use” writes Kate Kelland for reuters.com. In 2005–2006, they were asked if they had ever used marijuana.FILE PHOTO – Marijuana plants are seen in an indoor marijuana plantation of a marijuana smokers club in the outskirts of Montevideo, Uruguay July 16, 2017.Picture taken July 16, 2017 LONDON (Reuters) – People who smoke marijuana have a three times greater risk of dying from hypertension, or high…

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HOMELAND: 23% of all federal prisoners illegals…

“When we do, and when all criminal aliens are deported instead of released, then the proportion of non-citizens in federal prison will go down.”” writes Paul Bedard for washingtonexaminer.com. Nearly one-quarter of all federal inmates are illegal immigrants and virtually all are in deportation proceedings or already face removal orders, according to a new Homeland Security report.She also said that the numbers show that illegal immigrants with criminal records need to go.They are all in some type of deportation proceeding: According to experts the percentage of prisoners who are illegal…

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The Latest: Allyson Felix wins 14th career medal at worlds

“LONDON (AP) The Latest from the world championships (all times local): Despite her disappointing third-place finish, Allyson Felix won bronze in the 400 meters to give her a 14th career medal at the world championships” reports foxsports.com. Phyllis Francis of the United States upset the favorites to win the 400 meters at the world championships. Source: foxsports.com Share This:

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