Big Ten announces football schedules for 2013 2014 seasons

The Big Ten released football schedules for its 12 teams for the 2013 and 2014 seasons on Wednesday. Here is what stood out from Ohio State’s schedules: – The OSU-Michigan rivalry will not be going anywhere in the 2013 and 2014 seasons. The matchup will be the final conference game before the Big Ten Championship games, which are set for Dec. 7, 2013, and Dec. 6, 2014. – OSU will not be facing Nebraska, the newest school to join the Big Ten, in 2013 or 2014. The Buckeyes and Cornhuskers will, however, meet on Oct. 6 this season. Michigan State also will not be on the schedule for the Buckeyes in 2013 or 2014. – OSU will not be taking on Minnesota for a span of four years between 2011 and 2014, unless the teams meet in the conference championship. – OSU and Wisconsin will face off in the Buckeyes’ Big Ten opener in 2013. The rivalry matchup is scheduled for Sept. 28. – OSU’s first Big Ten game in 2014 will be against Purdue on Oct. 4. read more


Ohio State womens soccer goes winless on weekend roadtrip

OSU then-sophomore midfielder Michela Paradiso (9) approaches a defender during a game against Pittsburgh Aug. 28, 2013 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won 2-0Credit: Lantern file photoThe Ohio State women’s soccer team ended its weekend road trip with a double overtime draw against Minnesota and a loss to No. 13 Wisconsin.The Buckeyes traveled to Minneapolis on Sunday to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers for their second game in three days.Minnesota got on the scoreboard early in the 11th minute when senior forward Olivia Schultz scored off an assist from junior defender Haley Helverson.The Buckeyes tied the game up in the 33rd minute after sophomore midfielder Alexis Degler drilled a shot off of a Minnesota defender inside the right post after a corner kick by freshman midfielder Nikki Walts. Junior midfielder Michela Paradiso came close to giving OSU the lead late in the first half but her shot from 10 yards sailed over the crossbar.The game remained tied heading into the half with OSU holding an 8-5 lead in shots, 2-1 on goal.Senior midfielder Ellyn Gruber gave the Buckeyes a chance after gathering a loose ball but her shot from 12 yards was deflected by Minnesota sophomore goalkeeper Tarah Hobbs. Degler tried to give the team the lead in the 74th minute but missed a shot from 10 yards in the box.In the final minutes of regulation, Minnesota sophomore defender Ashley Pafko had a wide open shot from eight yards away but redshirt-freshman goalkeeper Megan Geldernick made a leaping save to send the game into overtime.The Buckeyes posted a 14-13 lead in shots during regulation while the Golden Gophers held a 6-4 advantage in shots on goal.The Buckeyes got a few chances early in overtime but were unable to find the back of the net in the first 10 minutes. The game went to a second overtime with neither team finding a way to score.OSU tallied a season-high 23 shots to Minnesota’s 17 with a 10-6 advantage in shots on goal to give the Buckeyes their first tie of the season.On Friday, the Buckeyes traveled to face No. 13 Wisconsin.The first half featured a lot of back-and-forth action between the teams. The game remained scoreless until the 44th minute when Wisconsin sophomore midfielder Rose Lavelle lofted a free kick past Geldernick to give the Badgers a 1-0 lead heading into halftime.Through the first half, the Badgers held an 8-3 lead in shots and a 3-1 lead in shots on goal.In the second half, the Badgers capped the scoring during the 65th minute when senior forward Cara Walls nailed a strike just under the crossbar.OSU didn’t respond for the rest of the game, taking the shutout loss.The Buckeyes fell to 5-7-1 overall and 2-4-1 in the Big Ten. The team’s next matchup is set for 7 p.m. Saturday against Maryland at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more


Urban Meyer praises Larry Johnson hire breaks down keys to Penn State

Four days before the Buckeyes are scheduled to take the field against Penn State, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer took to the Big Ten teleconference to discuss a quality coaching addition, keys to the Penn State matchup and the development of some young Buckeyes.OSU (5-1, 2-0) is set to take on the Nittany Lions (4-2, 1-2) after beating Rutgers, 56-17, last weekend.Meyer said losing Mike Vrabel to the NFL was like losing a key player. “You can’t replace him with a lesser quality coach.” He added that he “pinpointed” Larry Johnson when he first got to OSU, and brought him in after Vrabel left. “He’s done a great job for us.”Meyer said he talked to Johnson about Penn State junior defensive lineman Anthony Zettel. He said Zettel is “a great inside player, pass rusher, spins on contact. He’s an athletic guy playing inside.”He said redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall wasn’t a good practice player last season, and was lazy in the classroom. Meyer said he’s now one of the Buckeyes’ “better practice players” and added that he “does well in school.”More on Marshall: “A gentleman, a guy who represents Ohio State the right way.”Meyer on redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett: “He’s saved our bacon a few times” with his scrambling ability.He said quarterbacks need to have escapability, but don’t need to have world-class speed. “We cannot not have that kind of player again,” he said.Meyer said “everything starts” with the matchup in the trenches. He had specific praise for sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa.He said there are “a bunch” of guys on the defensive line who need to earn more playing time. “It’s time for them to start contributing more,” he said.The Buckeyes are scheduled to face-off with Penn State on Saturday in State College, Pa. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. read more



SpiceJet Cancels 1800 Flights For December 2014 Viability Turns Foggy

first_imgBeleaguered budget airline SpiceJet has cancelled over 1,800 flights for this month, raising further questions on the airline’s ability to keep flying.The Sun Group-owned airline posted the information on its website, saying that 1,861 flights have been cancelled, till December 31. Some of the flights were bound for Kathmandu, while the rest were domestic flights, reported Economic Times.The scale of cancellations comes in the midst of the aviation regulator DGCA considering a show-cause notice to the airline for contravening directives on advance bookings.The regulator had earlier this month restricted SpiceJet to limit advance bookings to a 30-day window.Simultaneously, the Airports Authority of India (AAI), which has an outstanding of around ₹200 crore, plans to put SpiceJet in cash-and-carry mode, if bank guarantees are not furnished. The move could prove disastrous for consumer and investor sentiment.The persisting stress on SpiceJet’s financials has forced the DGCA on Friday to withdraw 186 slots alloted to the airline. The regulator also asked the airline to clear pending salary dues to the employees within 10 days.The scrip was trading at 15.80, up by 0.55 or 3.61%, at 10.14 AM Tuesday. Reuterslast_img read more


Calcutta University adopts online entrance test for PG courses

first_imgKolkata: Calcutta University on Monday opted for the online entrance examination for all Post Graduation (PG) courses. “The way the admission process has been made online, Calcutta University will conduct the PG entrance examinations online likewise. The decision has been made for the sake of modernisation, transparency and saving time,” Vice Chancellor Sonali Chakravarti Banerjee said. She said that CU is the first university to introduce this modern way of conducting the entrance test. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata Starting this year, the entrance for all the 66 department teaching PG courses in the 162-year-old University and other CU affiliated colleges will now be conducted online. The students will appear for the examinations in specific examination centres allotted by the university. Talking about the final examinations of PG examinations, the VC said for the next academic year, the university will also think about conducting the examinations away from the home centre. For instance, PG students studying in a particular college will have to write their exam in a different centre in order to maintain transparency. “Calcutta University is trying to strengthen the examination system by making it fair and following a path of discipline,” Chakravarti added.last_img read more


How This CEO Went From 400 Different Passwords to Just One

first_img Register Now » August 28, 2014 4 min read When Heidi Ganahl founded the first Camp Bow Wow in Denver, Colorado in December of 2000, most people had never heard of doggie day care or upscale boarding. The concept took off more quickly than even she imagined, and she now has 122 franchises with 23 more locations in the pipeline across 40 states.Twenty-five employees (and their dogs) work in the Camp Bow Wow headquarters in Broomfield, Colorado along with 3,000 other employees in the franchises. Ganahl spends her days visiting franchises, managing five members of the leadership team, handling escalated issues and meeting with potential franchisees. All this with a husband, four kids and two dogs of her own. She juggles all this with the help of her smartphone and tablet. Here are three apps she can’t live without:1Password. Ganahl used to be an IT person’s nightmare. She stored all her 400 different passwords for both work and personal into a spreadsheet stored on her computer. And just in case a thief had trouble locating the information, she had helpfully titled the document “Heidi’s Passwords.” She realized the error of her ways last year when her laptop was lost for almost two weeks and panicked trying to change all of her passwords. Without the spreadsheet, she couldn’t remember them and constantly spent valuable time resetting passwords each time she forgot. After the laptop incident, an employee suggested she download 1Password, a solution which logs you into all of the sites and apps you have preprogrammed with just a tap of a single button once logged into the app. She says between not needing to reset passwords or hunt through her spreadsheet the tool saves her at least 30 minutes every day.Related: Travel Tech: 4 Gadgets for Running Your Business on the FlyMy Fitness Pal. Since Ganahl spends at least one week a month on the road for business, eating healthy and exercising regularly is a challenge. Last year nine of her friends who also travel for work formed a support group on the online platform, sharing workouts and diet successes as well as pointers for her sister travelers.  Before she joined her friends on My Fitness Pal she didn’t always fit in her daily workout and found herself eating at the same restaurants that she knew offered healthy food or grabbing less healthy options. But now, she knows that if she skips a workout she has to answer to her friends and they often share ideas for quick meals on the run. “Last week one of the group members posted about a healthy and yummy meal she had in the Chicago airport so next time I pass through on a layover, I am definitely going to eat there,” says GanahlRelated: How to Create a Super Strong Password (Infographic)Orbitz. Earlier this year Ganahl found herself stuck in Los Angeles airport due to flight delays at the same time her husband was leaving on his own out-of-town trip. If she didn’t make it home very soon, no one would be available to care for their 5 year-old and two-year old twins. Ganahl didn’t trek back to the ticket desk, but pulled up the Orbitz app and bought a cheap one-way ticket on another airline that would get her home in time. While she’s used other travel apps, she returns to Orbitz because it saves all of her frequent flier numbers and remembers that she likes to sit by the window so she can look at the landscape. Ganahl estimates that the app saves 20 percent of her time when booking tickets for herself and friends and family.  “Orbitz even remembers that I like to connect through the Minneapolis airport since it’s such a fun spot to hang out.”Related: Wake Up and Kick-Start Your Mornings With These 5 Bright Apps Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more


Artificial nose helps neurosurgeons to identify cancerous tissue during surgery

first_imgIn current clinical practice, frozen section analysis is the gold standard for intraoperative tumor identification. In that method, a small sample of the tumor is given to a pathologist during surgery.”Researcher Ilkka Haapala from Tampere University Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jun 17 2019An artificial nose developed at Tampere University, Finland, helps neurosurgeons to identify cancerous tissue during surgery and enables the more precise excision of tumors.Electrosurgical resection using devices such as an electric knife or diathermy blade is currently a widely used technique in neurosurgery. When tissue is burned, tissue molecules are dispersed in the form of surgical smoke. In the method developed by researchers at Tampere University, the surgical smoke is fed into a new type of measuring system that can identify malignant tissue and distinguish it from healthy tissue.An article on using surgical smoke to identify brain tumors was recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgery. Source:University of Tamperecenter_img Related StoriesAn active brain and body associated with reduced risk of dementiaTen-fold rise in tongue-tie surgery for newborns ‘without any real strong data’Bordeaux University Hospital uses 3D printing to improve kidney tumor removal surgeryThe pathologist undertakes a microscopic analysis of the sample and phones the operating theatre to report the results.”Our new method offers both a promising way to identify malignant tissue in real time and the ability to study several samples from different points of the tumor,” Haapala explains.”The specific advantage of the equipment is that it can be connected to the instrumentation already present in neurosurgical operating theatres,” Haapala points out.The technology is based on differential mobility spectrometry (DMS), wherein flue gas ions are fed into an electric field. The distribution of ions in the electric field is tissue-specific, and the tissue can be identified on the basis of the resulting “odor fingerprint”.The study analyzed 694 tissue samples collected from 28 brain tumors and control specimens.The equipment used was developed specifically for the study. It consists of a machine learning system, which analyses the flue gas with DMS technology, and an electric knife, which is used to produce the flue gas from the tissues.The system’s classification accuracy was 83% when all the samples were analyzed. The accuracy improved in more restricted settings. When comparing low malignancy tumors (gliomas) to control samples, the classification accuracy of the system was 94%, reaching to 97% sensitivity and 90% specificity.last_img read more


Designing greenways for diverse users

This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. With greenways taking root in urban areas across the country, understanding who visits – and why – can help improve trail planning and design. A new study of greenways in Atlanta and San Antonio, Texas, offers insights for urban planners, park designers, neighborhood groups and local residents. Provided by North Carolina State University Explore further Greenway users exercise on Atlanta’s Eastside Trail. Credit: North Carolina State University Could greenways reduce Chicago crime? Citation: Designing greenways for diverse users (2018, January 31) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-greenways-diverse-users.html More information: Samuel J. Keith et al. Greenway use and preferences in diverse urban communities: Implications for trail design and management, Landscape and Urban Planning (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.12.007 These linear parks have potential for conserving natural resources and improving public health. A greenway can help city dwellers enjoy the outdoors, create space for exercise and recreation, and connect neighborhoods through both physical trails and social relationships.”Greenways are often created to ‘transform’ urban neighborhoods, which can have both positive and negative consequences,” says Lincoln Larson, an assistant professor of parks, recreation and tourism management at North Carolina State University and co-author of an article about the research.”We’re interested in who’s using and benefiting from greenways. Are the demographics of the neighborhood different from those of greenway users? Do they attract people from the local area or visitors from a distance?”Larson and his co-authors surveyed users of Atlanta’s Eastside Trail and San Antonio’s Leon Creek Greenway to find out why visitors came to the greenways and how they spent their time.In both locations, about half of those surveyed said they visited more than once a week. The top reasons for coming to the greenways were exercising and escaping city life.Each trail’s unique features influenced its use. The Eastside Trail, a green space on a converted rail line near dense housing in urban Atlanta, attracted plentiful foot and bicycle traffic. Most visitors lived within 1.25 miles of the trail.Users often said that the trail allowed them to socialize with others and that it helped connect the community.In contrast, visitors at the Leon Creek Greenway in suburban San Antonio traveled farther to reach the trail, with many driving there. The primary reason for visiting was to exercise, with bicycling the most common trail activity. Users said they appreciated connecting with nature along the wide trail, which runs along a river corridor with vegetation.Both of the trails attracted a diverse group of visitors. Nearly 60 percent of the San Antonio greenway visitors were non-white, with about 42 percent Hispanic, nearly matching the area’s racial and ethnic makeup.About 32 percent of greenway users in Atlanta were non-white, including 19 percent who were African American and 5 percent who were Hispanic. Those numbers don’t quite match the demographics of the surrounding neighborhoods, where 37 percent of the population is African American.”Previous research has shown that greenway users are predominantly white, regardless of where those trails are located,” Larson says. “This study shows that greenways can appeal to other groups as well – if certain conditions are met.”The top concern was trail safety and security, particularly among women and racial and minority visitors to the trail.Older adults, who visited primarily to exercise, were most concerned about trail condition and maintenance. Few young people visited the trails in either location, with only 16 percent of groups on the trail having children with them. More than 90 percent of users were adults.”It can be difficult to balance the needs of all users, which is why it’s important to involve people from the nearby neighborhoods early in planning and throughout the design process,” Larson says. “Greenways are the fastest-growing form of urban green spaces, so we want to make sure they’re well-designed to equitably serve all residents.” read more


BMW to recall 323700 diesel cars over fire danger report

first_img The recall is to fix a faulty component that was aimed at reducing emissions from diesel engines, the daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said in its edition for Wednesday.Of the total recall, around 96.300 vehicles are in Germany, the newspaper said, claiming it had confirmation from BMW.No spokesman for the group was available for comment on the press report late Tuesday.But BMW has already recalled around 100,000 cars in South Korea over the engine fire danger, after more than 30 BMWs—mostly the 520d sedan model—caught fire this year.Earlier this month South Korea opened an investigation into an alleged delay by BMW in announcing the recall.On Monday, the German motor titan apologised at a press conference for the spate of engine fires in South Korea, and said the country was not alone.BMW blamed a faulty component called the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler that generated excessive sediment and caused engines to catch fire, and said the problem was “not Korea specific”.”A similar rate (of failure) was observed in other jurisdictions,” said Johann Ebenbichler, vice president of BMW for quality, without listing other countries where such accidents had been reported.The carmaker used the same software and hardware for its vehicles sold in Europe, he said, adding that the firm had decided to undertake the “same campaigns” there as in South Korea. Explore further © 2018 AFP Germany’s luxury automaker BMW is going to recall 23,700 diesel cars in Europe over an engine fire danger, following a similar action in South Korea, a German media newspaper reported Tuesday. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img S. Korea to launch probe into BMW over alleged delayed recall Citation: BMW to recall 323,700 diesel cars over fire danger: report (2018, August 7) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-bmw-recall-diesel-cars-danger.html BMW is to recall 323,700 diesel cars in Europe, according to the daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitunglast_img read more


Startups tackle Indian womens toilet woes

first_imgA survey of 200-odd toilets by Action Aid last year found 70 percent of them unclean and without a water supply.Entrepreneurs abroad have also created products to help women but they are often prohibitively expensive in a country where hundreds of millions of people live on less than a dollar a day.For instance the reusable, silicone GoGirl stand-and-pee device costs $9.99 apiece in the United States, while the Shewee goes for $12.But a pack of 10 single-use, locally produced PeeBuddy funnels costs 200 rupees ($3) and a pack of two PeeSafe 75 ml sprays 350 rupees.Deep Bajaj, the brains behind PeeBuddy, came up with the idea during a road trip when he noticed women in his group were not drinking anything.”Men are so blessed, we can stand and pee almost anywhere,” Bajaj told AFP, checking a consignment for dispatch at his chock-a-block warehouse. Museum seeks to convince Indians that toilets are not dirty Explore further Founder of ‘Pee Buddy’ Deep Bajaj shows how to use a portable female urination device Prime Minister Narendra Modi says his government has made significant progress in improving access to toilets in India Such issues are set to figure highly at the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention, running from Saturday to Tuesday.The event, coinciding with Gandhi’s 150th birthday, is hosted by Modi with UN chief Antonio Guterres in attendance alongside ministers and experts.A lack of sanitation remains a burning issue for India—and much of the developing world—despite an aggressive drive by Modi’s government since he came to power in 2014.His government says it has slashed the number of people forced to defecate in the open from 550 million in 2014 to less than 150 million today.But the state of existing toilets still shocks. The capital Delhi, for example, a megacity teeming with 19 million people, has just a few hundred public washrooms. Indian toilets “are a breeding ground for infections”, gynaecologist Anshu Jindal told AFP.New businesses tackling the problem are tapping into a feminine hygiene sector forecast by Euromonitor to grow to $522 million by 2020 from $340 million now as India’s middle class swells.India’s first female urination device, the PeeBuddy, is a simple candy-green cardboard funnel laminated with water-resistant coating allowing women to keep their distance from loo seats.PeeSafe meanwhile, dispensed from a purple spray can, is a seat sanitiser.”We have sold 750,000 units in the last 18 months and we are now present in 10 other countries,” said Vikas Bagaria, founder of PeeSafe.Innovations like these have helped to “liberate” women like Malla, she says, meaning they don’t have to think twice before hitting the road. With her bladder fit to burst on a recent ride with an all-female motorbike club, Vidhi Malla chugged on her 350cc “Thunderbird” into a fancy highway eatery near New Delhi and rushed to the toilet. Citation: Startups tackle Indian women’s toilet woes (2018, September 30) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-09-startups-tackle-indian-women-toilet.html Stand-and-pee But to her disgust, if not to her surprise, the facilities stank and the seat was splattered with urine, forcing the 34-year-old to get back on her bike and wait till she got home.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will trumpet progress in improving access to toilets at a Delhi convention starting this weekend—but as Malla’s experience shows, there is still a long way to go.Some help is at hand from local startups providing ways to avoid coming into contact with or clean up filthy toilet seats, which doctors warn pose a health risk to many women.”Toilets are a huge issue. Once I caught an infection from using a loo in a big hotel,” Malla, a public relations consultant, told AFP.Malla’s friends in her bike gang recounted their own horror stories—from bins overflowing with used toilet paper to wiping the seat with the edge of their dresses.Using a dirty toilet, not drinking enough water or holding urine for a long time puts women at a greater risk of urinary tract infections, a painful complaint that half of women report having had at least once. A lack of sanitation remains a big problem in India, and doctors warn unclean toilets are a health risk for women © 2018 AFP India’s first female urination device costs 200 rupees ($3) for a pack of ten This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more


The Jeff Bezos divorce 136 billion and Amazon in the middle

first_imgThe announcement by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the world’s wealthiest man, and his wife that they will divorce has captivated the imagination—how will they split his giant fortune, estimated at $136 billion? Explore further Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and wife divorcing after 25 years This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. So far, that prospect has not frayed Wall Street, with Amazon shares even up slightly on the Nasdaq on Wednesday after the announcement, only to fall back Thursday. And what will happen to the Internet retail giant—will his soon-to-be ex get a significant stake, and how would that affect his control of the company?The former MacKenzie Tuttle knew the 54-year-old Bezos before fame and wealth came calling. The couple met in 1992 when he was a hedge fund manager on Wall Street, before he became an entrepreneur who changed the way hundreds of millions of people live. They married less than a year later.She was by his side for the entire Amazon adventure, from the company’s humble beginnings in his Seattle garage in 1994 to its mammoth success today. They have four children—three sons and an adopted daughter—aged up to their late teens.As of Wednesday, when the couple formally announced they would divorce after a long separation, the 48-year-old MacKenzie, a novelist, is likely to become the richest woman in the world.According to celebrity news outlet TMZ, the Bezoses did not have a prenuptial agreement—which could mean an even split of assets. They were married in Florida in September 1993, according to documents seen by AFP. But their last place of residence would be the deciding factor in any divorce proceedings.The couple has numerous residences: in Seattle, where Amazon is based, but also in Washington DC, Texas and Beverly Hills, California.’Cherished friends’According to Randall Kessler, a founding partner at Atlanta family law firm Kessler and Solomiany, the location will not matter so much.”Some states have community property, some states have equitable division which means fair division, but even in those states, it usually comes out 50-50. That’s the starting point,” he said.Bezos, who was once Amazon’s primary stakeholder, now owns about 16 percent of the company—the bulk of his net worth.At mid-day Thursday, that stake translated to about $130 billion.Any divorce settlement would include his stock portfolio. If it were split in half, that would leave Bezos—who still runs the company—with an eight percent stake. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie, who have four children, are splitting up after 25 years of marriage Hedge fund investor Doug Kass announced that he had sold off his shares after the divorce announcement—which had an upbeat tone, with the pair saying they remained “cherished friends.”Given they appear to be on good terms, they could decide to put their shares into a trust or other legal mechanism in order to maintain the same power among Amazon’s shareholders.MacKenzie could also opt to transfer her voting rights, should she earn half the stake in a settlement, according to Margaret Ryznar, a law professor at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).’Protect the company'”Voting rights may not be that important in this case because Jeff Bezos is currently a minority shareholder anyway,” Ryznar says.”Much of his influence in Amazon comes instead from his position within the company as its founder and CEO.”For Kessler, “if they want to protect the company, they’ll find a way to give her an interest in the company that doesn’t affect the running of the company.”Of course, the couple may have a post-nuptial deal that will be revealed in the coming months.They may also end up in an acrimonious divorce, which would surely cloud the prospects of Amazon, both on Wall Street and from a public relations perspective.The National Enquirer tabloid reported Thursday that Bezos was in a relationship with the wife of powerful Hollywood talent agent Patrick Whitesell, former news anchor and entertainment reporter Lauren Sanchez.The relationship, launched eight months ago, was the final nail in the coffin of the troubled Bezos marriage, the tabloid said.”Clients come to see me all the time and they always say that this is going to be uncontested—’We’re both reasonable, we both agree that it should be fair’,” Kessler says. “The problem sometimes is that people disagree on what fair is, or on what reasonable is. Right now they agree. I hope they continue to agree, but who knows what they might disagree on.”And any disagreement would be a field day for their attorneys.”If they disagree, that’s where lawyers make money,” Kessler said.When asked about the Bezos divorce on Thursday, President Donald Trump, himself twice divorced, said: “I wish him luck. It’s going to be a beauty.” © 2019 AFP Citation: The Jeff Bezos divorce: $136 billion and Amazon in the middle (2019, January 11) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-jeff-bezos-divorce-billion-amazon.html The couple met before Amazon was created, in 1992, and married less than a year laterlast_img read more