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January 16, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
The long-awaited expansion of baseball's instant replay system has become a reality.  Major League Baseball announced Thursday that owners voted unanimously to subject most calls to instant replay, starting this year, after securing approval from unions representing players and umpires.  For the first time, teams will be allowed to show disputed or controversial plays on stadium video boards -- and not just the plays selected for review....
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2014 | By Joe Flint
HBO has cut a deal to sell reruns of many of its hit shows to Amazon.com Inc.'s Prime Instant Video platform. Among the programs  that will be made available on Amazon's Prime Instant Video streaming service are "The Sopranos," "Six Feet Under," "The Wire," "Girls" and "Veep. " The agreement also covers HBO's miniseries including "Band of Brothers" and original movies such as "Game Change. " As part of the pact, HBO's online streaming service HBO Go will also be available on Amazon's new Fire TV settop box the end of the year.
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SPORTS
September 22, 1990
What's wrong with instant replay? Communication, right? Mini-mikes don't work. Red flags won't work. What's wrong with simply flashing "review" on the multi-million dollar scoreboard so everyone knows what's going on. That would include the fans, the TV announcers and, of all people, the referee. After review, start a two-minute clock, then flash either "play stands" or "overruled," followed by a brief explanation, e.g. one foot out of bounds, knee down, etc. Ingenious. W.C. COHEN Encinitas
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2014 | By August Brown
Last May, the Dutch dance music label Spinnin' Records quietly uploaded part of a new track to its social media accounts. "Animals (Teaser)" was an instrumental number, full of evil sing-songy synth riffs and stuttering drums. Early speculation pegged the song as a new single from established dance stars like GTA or Hardwell. But the actual artist was Dutch producer Martin Garrix, 17, and "Animals" became the breakout single of the electronic dance music circuit last year. Today the "Animals" official YouTube video has more than 200 million views.
BUSINESS
September 6, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Starbucks Corp., the world's largest coffeehouse operator, will expand its Via Ready Brew instant coffees to all stores in the U.S. and Canada starting Sept. 29. The instant blends were introduced in March in Seattle, Chicago and London as part of an effort to get a piece of the $21-billion soluble coffee market, the company said. The coffees are available in two varieties -- bold and medium -- and are sold in packs of three servings for $2.95 or 12 for $9.95. Instant coffee accounts for about 40% of all cups made globally, according to Starbucks.
NEWS
September 30, 1997
Transformation can take place in an instant--from seer to seen, from matter to nothingness, from strangers to family. Don't blink.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2007 | Charles McNulty, Times Staff Writer
"An earthquake is not an instant. In an instant everything falls apart, everything is lost. Destinies change, intertwine, disintegrate, all in an instant. But the earthquake continues days later."
BUSINESS
February 18, 1990
Flanigan and all other critics of the public schools must remember that schools are a reflection of society. As long as we seek instant gratification and instant wealth, there will be a problem with education. Generations laughed at the Protestant work ethic, and now we have a generation that values neither work nor ethics. When this changes, education will improve. IRENE WILLINGHAM Sun Valley
BUSINESS
October 7, 2001
I see where the cost of crude that is used to make gasoline is at a very low price right now ["Energy Chief Says Gas Supply Stable, May Boost Oil Reserve," Sept. 28]. How come the "instant overnight" price at the pump does not come down [overnight]? When the price of crude goes up a bit, the "instant overnight" phenom of a higher price kicks in in a nanosecond. What am I missing here? Ray P. Keesler La Crescenta
BUSINESS
July 13, 1987
A federal court jury in Boston ordered Polaroid to pay $9.75 to investors for each share of its stock they bought during six weeks in 1979, saying it had failed to disclose adverse financial information about its Polavision instant movie camera. The jury said damages must be paid to all investors who purchased Polaroid common stock between Jan. 11 and Feb. 22, 1979, and held that stock until the end of that period or longer.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Amazon.com Inc. has officially entered the Internet video streaming set-top box market. Dubbed Fire TV, the Seattle online retailer's new $99 offering features a small remote control, voice search capability, online gaming and video applications including Netflix, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, Showtime and YouTube. Notably, HBO Go is not yet on Fire TV, but an Amazon spokesman said the company is working with the pay-TV network to make it available. To be sure, Amazon Fire TV users would still need a pay-TV subscription to HBO to access HBO Go. The long-anticipated device is also the latest platform for Amazon's own Netflix rival Prime Instant Video, which the company hopes will attract people to its $99-a-year Prime service that gives subscribers free two-day shipping and access to its on-demand streaming library as well as original shows.  ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Amazon has been making deals with programmers to get more content for its service.
SPORTS
March 30, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN DIEGO - The game between the Dodgers and San Diego Padres on Sunday broke in Major League Baseball's expanded instant replay system. Well, kind of. Neither team challenged a call in the Padres' 3-1 victory. Manager Don Mattingly didn't sound particularly concerned with the implementation of the new technology, even though it wasn't available to the Dodgers until they hosted the Angels on Thursday in the opening game of the Freeway Series. The new system wasn't in effect for the Dodgers' season-opening, two-game series in Australia against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
SPORTS
March 29, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
I liked Major League Baseball's decision to dramatically expand its use of instant replay, believing it was time for a sport that is often resistant to change to embrace technology the way the NFL, NBA and NHL have. But after seeing the replay process play out - rather clumsily at times - this spring, I'm less of a fan. The new system requires too many layers of evaluation and communication, and it is sure to disrupt the flow of games. First, the manager, in what amounts to an on-field filibuster, must initiate a discussion with an umpire to give his video coordinator time to review the play to determine whether the call should be challenged.
SPORTS
March 12, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. - Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick said he will have to be more cognizant of his glove-to-hand transfer on double plays this season after umpires overturned a call involving infielder Andrew Romine in Tuesday's exhibition game against the Seattle Mariners. With the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning, Romine, playing second base, dropped the ball while trying to turn a double play. The play was initially ruled a force out, but the call was overturned after an instant-replay review, the umpires determining Romine did not have possession of the ball.
SPORTS
March 11, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. - Another day, another lengthy postgame meeting between Angels Manager Mike Scioscia and the umpires involving instant replay. Tuesday's discussion was sparked by an eighth-inning call that was overturned, the first of the numerous spring-training challenges involving the Angels that was actually changed. With the bases loaded and one out against the Seattle Mariners, Angels second baseman Andrew Romine dropped the ball while making the glove-to-hand transfer on a double-play attempt.
SPORTS
March 11, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. - Another day, another lengthy postgame meeting between Angels Manager Mike Scioscia and the umpires. The topic: once again, instant replay. The discussion Tuesday was sparked by an eighth-inning call that was overturned, the first of numerous spring-training challenges involving the Angels that was changed. With the bases loaded and one out, Angels second baseman Andrew Romine dropped the ball while making the glove-to-hand transfer on a double-play attempt. The play was initially ruled a force out. Seattle Manager Lloyd McClendon challenged, and after a 2-minute, 20-second review, umpires determined Romine did not have possession of the ball.
SPORTS
July 6, 1985
Greg Louganis said that he doesn't come across larger than life. I beg to differ with him. He was the most accessible, friendliest athlete in the USC Olympic Village last summer. He arrived just after the village opened--unlike others who shunned it or came only occasionally. He was a frequent figure on Main Street and he chatted with everyone who approached. I can't accept the fact that he wouldn't be an instant hit in films. TROOP PETRONE Altadena
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2004
What your article on TV weather forecasters failed to tell ["A Hire Reality for TV News," by Lynn Smith, Nov. 29] was what these people do for the remaining 7 hours and 54 minutes of their workday. All the weather information a viewer or presenter could possibly want is available on the Internet in an instant. Carol May Los Angeles
SPORTS
March 9, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. - The new instant-replay and home-plate collision rules were the primary topics of the Angels' annual spring-training Players' Assn. meeting Sunday morning. There has been some confusion about the rules and how they've been implemented in exhibition games, and new union chief Tony Clark acknowledged a growing concern among players about whether the rules will enhance or detract from the game. Then, a few hours later, a fifth-inning play in the Angels' 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds did nothing to ease the debate.
IMAGE
March 9, 2014 | By Ingrid Schmidt, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Flanked by giant Carrera marble planters shaped like skulls, designer Paula Thomas stands in the courtyard of the first stand-alone boutique for her upscale global fashion brand, Thomas Wylde. "I love the dark and macabre, but I try to turn that into an aesthetic that is beautiful, alluring and abstract," says the British-born, Los Angeles-based Thomas, whose label merges a streetwise, rock 'n' roll vibe with feminine sophistication. Located next to company headquarters in Culver City, the store opened on Feb. 20, simultaneously celebrating Thomas' 48th birthday and the debut of a made-in-L.A.
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