Petco is once again a publicly traded company
San Diego-based Petco has returned to public ownership, selling itself as a pet health and wellness company positioned to eat up even more of an industry it says is valued at $97 billion. Thursday morning, the company, which is headquartered in Rancho Bernardo and employs 26,000 people, listed its common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "WOOF." The initial public offering was comprised of 48 million shares priced at $18 apiece, with Petco expected to pocket $816.5 million in proceeds after fees and other costs. In honor of the occasion, Petco CEO Ron Coughlin an...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Lady Gaga to perform National Anthem at Biden inauguration
Joe Biden has gone gaga for Gaga. The New York-born Lady Gaga will perform the National Anthem at the president-elect’s inauguration next week, the inaugural committee reported Thursday. Gaga, born Stefani Germanotta, campaigned for Biden during the general election, hitting the trail for him the night before the election at a drive-thru rally in Pittsburgh. They also teamed up in 2017 for a PSA about sexual assault. Jennifer Lopez will also perform during Wednesday’s ceremony, while Andrea Hall, a career firefighter from Fulton County, Georgia, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and Amanda Go...
New York Daily News
Georgia Tech takes care of business against Delaware State
Georgia Tech got the sort of win it really needed Sunday night. The Yellow Jackets took an early lead and continued to build on it in a 97-69 win over Delaware State at McCamish Pavilion. In its first blowout win of the season, coach Josh Pastner was able to rest his starters and give his backup big men needed playing time as the ACC season quickly approaches. It was the team’s scoring high for a regulation game. Tech improved to 4-3, its first time above .500 this season. Point guard Jose Alvarado tied his career scoring high with 29 points on 11-for-14 shooting, including 4-for-5 from 3-poin...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
First trans state legislators elected in Delaware, Vermont
Washington (AFP) - Democratic candidates in the US states of Delaware and Vermont made history Tuesday when they became the first openly transgender legislators in their states.Sarah McBride, 30, became Delaware's first trans senator, taking 86 percent of the vote in the state's first Senate district. She is also the first openly trans state senator in the United States and the highest-ranking trans official in the country."We did it. We won the general election. Thank you, thank you, thank you," she tweeted Tuesday night."I hope tonight shows an LGBTQ kid that our democracy is big enough for ...