Yet another SeaWorld CEO quits — the fourth to leave in five years
In what seems like deja vu for SeaWorld Entertainment, CEO Serge Rivera, who joined the company just five months ago, has left, citing disagreements with the board — the same reason given by his predecessor when he exited last year.Formerly an executive in the hotel and vacation ownership industry, Rivera told the board last Thursday of his plans to resign, stating that his resignation was “due to disagreements over the board’s involvement in the decision making at the company,” according to a filing Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. River’s last day as CEO and as a member of...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Florida beach once again named best beach in the US
The best beach in the U.S. once again can be found in Florida. In fact, the top 10 is filled with Sunshine State sand in the latest TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards.Siesta Beach near Sarasota reclaimed the No. 1 spot from last year’s top beach Clearwater Beach. The barrier island on the Gulf Coast is often near the top of best beach lists, including garnering titles in the annual Dr. Beach list in 2011 and again in 2017.The beach, a massive stretch that is part of a county park with ample parking and facilities, is known for its sugar-white, nearly pure quartz crystal sand that doesn’t rea...
A paranoid militia infiltrating Texas police is bent on rebellion, 'ready to rise up'
FORT WORTH, Texas — A revolution-minded, conspiracy-bent militia group named the Oath Keepers is recruiting law officers in Hood County to take up arms in what the founder predicts will be a “bloody civil war” against the U.S. government.A national director of the Las Vegas-based Oath Keepers, John D. Shirley, moved to rural Hood County in 2015 and has been appointed by county commissioners as a constable, giving him both access to confidential information and a political platform to recruit more militia members.A regional recruitment rally announced for Monday was canceled by Harbor Lakes Gol...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response, says US is 'very, very ready'
President Donald Trump on Wednesday tapped Vice President Mike Pence — who has absolutely no medical experience — to lead the U.S. response to the coronavirus amid mounting concerns that the administration isn’t doing enough to combat the burgeoning epidemic.Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump sought to downplay the severity of the rapidly spreading virus and said he appointed Pence because he’s “very good on health care,” apparently railroading Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, who has spearheaded the coronavirus task force so far.“He is really an expert in the field,...
New York Daily News
Brad Biggs: Bears remain in limbo at QB, no matter how many questions general manager Ryan Pace dodges
INDIANAPOLIS — With his hands stuffed in the pockets of his blue slacks for much of a 24-minute media session Tuesday morning, Ryan Pace dodged questions about the Bears’ quarterback plans as best he could.He sidestepped inquiries about bringing in competition for Mitch Trubisky. He ducked and eluded queries about how the club will go about it, saying at one point, “It’s the things we value in every quarterback.”Just as he did at the end of the season, Pace declined to say what the Bears will do with the fifth-year option in Trubisky’s contract for 2021.What we do know is Trubisky remains the ...
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner to step down after 11 years
LinkedIn Chief Executive Jeff Weiner said Wednesday he will step down from his position at the business and professional-services online network on June 1 and become the company’s executive chairman.Weiner, who has been with Sunnyvale-based LinkedIn since 2008, and its CEO since June 2009, said he was making the move because it was time to make the “next play” in his career. Weiner made his decision public in a post on LinkedIn.“While I’ve been thinking about the timing of this transition for some time, over the last year or so, several factors converged that led me to conclude now is the righ...
The Mercury News
Tribune Publishing CEO Tim Knight steps down in management shakeup
Tribune Publishing announced a shakeup of its leadership ranks Monday — less than three months after hedge fund Alden Global Capital became the company’s largest shareholder.Tim Knight, a longtime company executive who became CEO in January 2019, has been replaced by Terry Jimenez, Tribune Publishing’s chief financial officer. Knight will leave the company at the end of the month.Jimenez will take Knight’s seat on the board, the company said in a news release.Also, board member Philip Franklin has replaced David Dreier as nonexecutive chairman. Dreier will remain on the board.“These changes ar...
Cleveland Bishop Nelson Perez is named Philly's next archbishop
PHILADELPHIA — Pope Francis on Thursday named Cleveland Bishop Nelson Perez as the next head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, making him the first Hispanic archbishop to lead the region’s 1.3-million-member flock.Born in Miami, raised in New Jersey and ordained at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pa., Perez, 58, served as a parish priest for more than two decades in West Chester and the Olney and Lawncrest sections of Philadelphia before being elevated to the hierarchy as an auxiliary bishop in Long Island, N.Y., in 2012.He returns to the region to succeed Archbish...
The Philadelphia Inquirer