CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2013 |
The top candidate to build the first 29 miles of California's bullet train in the Central Valley bid just under $1 billion, below the state estimate of the cost, project officials announced Friday. The California High-Speed Rail Authority said Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons, a joint venture of U.S. firms, submitted a bid of about $985 million and was ranked first out of five competitors. The team offered the "apparent best value" based on price and technical proposals, evaluators said.
December 27, 1992
"Temples of Chance" by David Johnston, reviewed by Nick Tosches Nov. 15, sounds like a must research book as I prepare to write my own memoirs. When I was 17 I hung out with Texas underworld characters and shilled for for a San Antonio after-hours gambling joint. Although I never met the legendary Benny Binion, I'm willing to bet that both David and Nick missed his point when quoting "Better to have a little joint and a big bankroll than a big joint and a small bankroll." The "players" I knew were sexy guys, and rather than advising someone on real-estate size, Binion was much more likely to have been referring to their anatomy.
October 18, 2012 |
Creative Artists Agency and one of the top talent agencies in India, Kwan Entertainment & Marketing Solutions, have formed a joint venture to represent Bollywood talent, in a move that underscores the importance of the growing Asian market to the entertainment industry. The newly formed CAA Kwan will pursue opportunities for talent in film, television, music, commercial endorsements, sports consulting and other businesses. The company will be based in Mumbai, with offices in Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
September 24, 2012 |
Sotheby's will expand its presence in China with a new, 10-year joint venture that will see the auction house giant team up with a state-owned Chinese art company. The deal will create a new entity called Sotheby's (Beijing) Auction Co., Ltd. Sotheby's said the new company would be the first international fine-art auction house in China. The agreement is subject to approval from the Chinese government. Under the new deal, Sotheby's said it would focus on auctions and exhibitions.
August 19, 2010 |
Broadcasting giant CBS Corp. is the latest U.S. media company to enter the fast-growing Indian television market, teaming up with a company backed by one of India's wealthiest men. CBS announced Wednesday that it had structured a 50-50 joint venture with Anil Dhirubhai Ambani's Reliance Broadcast Network that initially will launch three English-language channels in India. The pay television channels, expected to go on the air in October, will target India's younger and more affluent audiences, showcasing programs that CBS owns including "NCIS," " CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and its eagerly awaited remake of " Hawaii Five-0.
August 29, 1997 |
L.L. Knickerbocker Co. said it has formed a 50-50 joint venture with Arkenol Holdings L.L.C. to use Arkenol's technology to make chemicals, biomass solids and liquid fuels to sell in some Asian markets. L.L. Knickerbocker said the joint venture will acquire licenses for Arkenol's technology to convert plant materials into ethanol and other chemicals. The joint venture, which is called Arkenol Asia, will sell the chemicals in Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, Vietnam, Laos and India.