July 7, 2013 |
Richard Nanula has resigned as chairman of Miramax and as a principal of private equity firm Colony Capital, a co-owner of the independent movie producer, in the wake of two websites recently publishing photos of a man identified as Nanula having sex with an adult film actress. The resignation of Nanula was confirmed by an executive close to Colony with direct knowledge of the matter who declined to speak publicly because of the sensitive nature of the situation. His exit comes after he had taken an abrupt leave of absence in late June.
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June 27, 2013 |
Six state correctional officers were recovering from injuries after they were attacked by an inmate Thursday at the California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo. At least one of the officers was seriously injured by the inmate, who used his fists and a plastic cup to batter the officers, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. State authorities identified the inmate as Christopher McCoy, 34, who is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for a first-degree murder conviction.
June 26, 2013 |
Miramax Chairman Richard Nanula has taken a leave of absence from the Santa Monica independent film studio and from its co-owner Colony Capital, where he is also a principal. The disclosure of Nanula's departure Wednesday came after two websites recently published photos of a man identified as Nanula having sex with an adult film actress. One of the sites has since removed the photos. A spokeswoman for Colony Capital declined to discuss the posted images or when Nanula might return.
June 21, 2013
Extensive restoration and expansion work by the owners has reinvigorated this 1920s Spanish Colonial-style house set in a wooded canyon area. A rotunda entry tower with an arched front door, carved and stenciled ceiling beams and tile wainscoting are among the home's details. Location: 5237 Alta Canyada Road, La Cañada Flintridge 91011 Asking price: $3,499,995 Year built: 1925 Architect: Arthur Kelly House size: Five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, 4,512 square feet Lot size: 17,300 square feet Features: Piano nook and fireplace in living room, formal dining room, study with fireplace, family room/library with loft and fireplace, media/playroom, lap pool, spa, views to Los Angeles and Santa Catalina Island.
June 7, 2013 |
Michael C. Hall of "Dexter" fame has bought a restored home in Los Feliz for $3.825 million. The updated 1920s Spanish Colonial and guesthouse have killer views of the surrounding hillsides and cityscape. Features include archways, beam ceilings, wrought-iron work, French doors and wood floors. There are six bedrooms, six bathrooms and more than 5,600 square feet of living space. The gated grounds contain a swimming pool. Hall, 42, has starred as the murder-minded main character on "Dexter" since 2006.
June 6, 2013 |
NAIROBI, Kenya - It was not quite a direct apology and it came at least 50 years late. But the British government's "sincere regret" for colonial abuses of Kenyans during the Mau Mau uprising of the 1950s and its agreement to pay $30 million in compensation to surviving victims was the first time Britain has admitted guilt over colonial era abuses, not just in Kenya but anywhere, according to Harvard historian Caroline Elkins. It was also a landmark admission by Britain that its empire was far more violent and sordid than the splendid lyrics of "Rule Britannia" convey, according to Elkins, who was in Nairobi for the announcement.
June 6, 2013 |
LONDON -- The British government settled a long fought legal battle over its colonial past Thursday with the announcement that it will pay compensation to Kenyans harmed by the suppression of the militant Mau Mau movement from 1952 to 1963. More than 5,000 Kenyans who have sought redress since 2009 for abuse and tortured inflicted by British forces suppressed the armed revolt were told they will be awarded more than $30 million among them. Speaking in Parliament, Foreign Secretary William Hague recalled the brutality of the period when “many thousands of Mau Mau members were killed, while the Mau Mau themselves were responsible for the deaths of more than 2,000 people, including 200 casualties among the British regiments and police.” Describing British measures of repression, he said: “Emergency regulations were introduced: political organizations were banned ... provisions for detention without trial were enacted.
May 25, 2013 |
Matt Kuchar finished a long Saturday at Colonial exhausted and still a stroke in front. "This morning feels like a day ago," Kuchar said. "It's hard to believe it's the same day. " After making a 12-foot birdie putt at the par-three 16th hole, the same place where his day began at 7:13 a.m. to finish the suspended second round, Kuchar had two nifty par-savers to finish a one-under 69 in the third round at Fort Worth. He was at 11-under 199, one ahead of Graham DeLaet , Boo Weekley , Chris Stroud and Matt Every . When the second round was suspended Friday night because of an approaching storm, Kuchar had just hit his tee shot at the 16th.
May 23, 2013 |
Colonial member Ryan Palmer shot an eight-under-par 62 on Thursday to match the first-round record at Hogan's Alley and take a one-stroke lead over John Rollins at Fort Worth. The bogey-free 62 equaled Palmer's lowest round on the PGA Tour. Palmer, the former Texas A&M player who has three PGA Tour victories, and longtime caddie James Edmondson are full dues-paying members at Colonial. Edmondson is the reigning club champion. Graham DeLaet matched Morgan Hoffmann, David Hearn and John Peterson at 64. Defending Colonial champion Zach Johnson opened with a 69. :: Jay Haas and Duffy Waldorf shared the first-round lead in the Senior PGA Championship, shooting five-under 66 at St. Louis.
May 16, 2013 |
An invasion of alien "crazy ants" is making many residents of the U.S. Gulf Coast long for the old days of pesky, biting fire ants. Like fire ants, these South American invaders seem to be fond of electrical equipment . But unlike their stinging red counterparts, the tawny crazy ants create mega-colonies, sometimes in homes, and push out local populations of ants and arthropods, a University of Texas researcher warns. Here's a bit of the behavior that earns the "crazy ant" name.