1 Virgin Mobile USA to Offer Pre-Paid iPhone 5s, 5c Oct. 1 VIEW ALL PHOTOS IN GALLERY Looking to get your hands on Apple’s new iPhone 5s or 5c without a contract? You might want to check out Virgin Mobile USA. The Sprint-owned wireless carrier on Friday announced it will begin offering Apple’s new smartphones without a contract on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Virgin Mobile USA has not yet revealed pricing details for the new devices. The carrier will offer the flagship iPhone 5s and colorful iPhone 5c with unlimited data and messaging plans starting from $35 per month, with a $5 monthly discount possible for buyers who register for automatic payments with a credit card, debit card, or PayPal account. The cheapest plan provides 300 minutes of calling, plus unlimited texting and data. The “unlimited” data, however, throttles after 2.5GB. VIEW ALL PHOTOS IN GALLERY The company will also offer two other plans $40 per month (with discount) for 1,200 minutes and $50 per month (with discount) for unlimited calling. Virgin Mobile USA made headlines last year after becoming the second U.S. mobile phone carrier to offer the iPhone on a pay-as-you-go basis . With Virgin Mobile, you’ll pay a higher, unsubsidized up-front price for the iPhone than you will on Sprint, Verizon, or AT&T, but you won’t be locked into a lengthy contract and your monthly bill will be cheaper. Meanwhile, Apple first started taking pre-orders for the multi-colored 5c on Sept. 13, but there were no pre-orders for the 5s.
(AP) — USA Truck is disappointed Knight Transportation made public its unsolicited takeover offer of about $94.5 million and says the company is being misleading in its version of events. On Thursday, Knight Transportation Inc. disclosed it had offered $9 per share for rival trucking company USA Truck Inc. Knight Transportation put the deal’s total value at about $242 million, including approximately $147 million in USA Truck outstanding debt. Knight Transportation claimed that USA Truck had not been interested in a deal and that it would consider “modestly” raising its offer if it finds more value in USA Truck during a due diligence process. Knight Transportation also announced that it has already purchased about 8 percent of USA Truck’s outstanding stock. In its response, USA Truck said its board previously reviewed Knight Transportation’s offer and unanimously determined that it undervalues the company and is not in its shareholders’ best interests. USA Truck said it had offered to meet with Knight Transportation to talk about why it considered the bid inadequate, but that Knight Transportation turned down the offer to meet. USA Truck said Knight Transportation also said it saw no point in having further talks about a possible transaction at that time. USA Truck said that it is still open to all strategic options, including further talks with Knight Transportation. But the company added that it still feels that moving forward with its strategic plan provides superior value to its shareholders. Knight Transportation is based in Phoenix, while USA Truck is based in Van Buren, Ark. Knight Transportation’s stock fell 3 cents to $16.57.
USA Truck disappointed takeover bid made public
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –USA Cheer has appointed Karen Lew to a new position of Director of Safety. Karen Lew, MEd., ATC, LAT, is the Clinical Coordinator for the Athletic Training Program at the University of Miami and is also actively involved in a variety of athletic training related organizations and initiatives. “Karen’s background in athletic training, coupled with her strong advocacy for athlete safety, makes her a perfect fit for USA Cheer’s mission of ensuring that cheerleading remains one of the safest athletic activities for young people to participate in,” says Bill Seely, Executive Director for USA Cheer. “Karen has always taken a proactive approach to athlete safety and will be an amazing resource for our organization and the millions of cheerleaders we serve across the United States.” Lew, who has published three textbooks on Athletic Training, received her Masters of Education in Exercise Science from the University of Louisiana, Monroe. A veteran presenter, she has spoken at more than 40 national conferences. Lew serves as the Co-Chair for the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association Educators Meeting and the Athletic Trainers Association of Florida. “As someone who has worked closely with cheerleaders and coaches for more than 20 years, I have a passion for making sure that any athlete that wants to cheer can do so in a safe environment,” says Lew. “Cheerleading is a positive activity, and I share USA Cheer’s mission of serving these great athletes.” “We created the position for Karen Lew to continue the tremendous strides we have made over the last five years in cheerleading safety,” says Bill Seely, Executive Director of USA Cheer. “Karen can focus on initiatives that will help educate the cheerleading community, including parents, cheerleaders and coaches.” USA Cheer has made great strides over the last several years in significantly reducing injuries, making it one of the safest athletic activities for young people. To continue this tremendous momentum, USA Cheer, with Lew at the helm, will work closely with the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators and the U.S. All Star Federation on matters of cheer safety and will also outreach directly to cheerleaders, their coaches and parents and school administrators to ensure all cheerleaders are able to practice and perform in safe environments. She will be a major contributor to the CheerSafe.org network and will tweet via @CheerSafe. For more information, please contact Sheila Noone, firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-251-5959. About USA Cheer The USA Federation for Sport Cheering is a not-for profit organization and is the national governing body for all disciplines of cheerleading. USA Cheer has three primary objectives: help grow and develop interest and participation in Cheer throughout the United States; promote safety and safety education for cheer in the United States; and represent the United States of America in international cheer competitions.
USA Cheer Appoints First Director of Safety
It did not feel real, it was like a horror movie.” Wolf said she believes the images were taken while she was in high school. A threat to Wolf allegedly read, “Either you do one of the things listed below or I upload these pics and a lot more (I have a LOT more and those are better quality) on all your accounts for everybody to see and your dream of being a model will be transformed into a pornstar” (sic). Fears about such hacking are not misplaced. Last month, it was reported that some high-end televisions with built-in cameras could be turned on without the viewers knowing. Security cameras, lights, heating control systems and even door locks and windows are now increasingly coming with features that allow users to control them remotely. Without proper security controls, there’s little to stop hackers from invading users’ privacy, stealing personal information or spying on people. FTC cracks down on hacked video camera maker Abrahams is a computer science student. His arrest came six months after Wolf alerted authorities to the “sextortion” scheme. Authorities executed a search warrant at Abrahams’ home on June 4, at which time he “voluntarily agreed to speak” with a pair of FBI agents. Describing himself in that interview as a college freshman who was good with computers, a criminal complaint said, he admitted using malware and his expertise to “watch his victims change their clothes and … use the photographs against them.” When he admitted what he’d done, Abrahams said he had 30 to 40 “slave computers” — or other people’s electronic devices he controlled — and has had as many as 150 total, according to the complaint. Investigators also linked him to at least eight other young women, some of them, like Wolf, from Southern California. Others were from as far away as Moldova. Rutgers Freshman’s Suicide Shows Risks of Webcams Wolf said she became aware of the hack after she got a Facebook alert that someone had tried to change her password.