By Georgia Wells The Wall Street Journal Maureen Farrell Sun., Dec. 23, 2018 SANTA MONICA, CALIF.—Earlier this year, Snap Inc. chief Evan Spiegel was pressing his team to launch a redesign of the company’s Snapchat app. The executives and designers repeatedly responded with an urgent message: We need more time. Mr. Spiegel had unexpectedly dropped the redesign plan on them in late 2017. After a visit to China, he decided the messaging app needed an overhaul inspired by trends he saw there. It was a quintessential Spiegel decree, say people familiar with the episode—a gut decision without seeking input from most of his team, presented as a done deal. He set a punishing timeline and dismissed concerns among senior executives and key designers that the new look wasn’t testing well, say some of the people. He rejected his team’s pleas for more time. It was a debacle. When the redesign made its debut in February, users widely panned it. … [Read more...] about Evan Spiegel’s imperious style made Snapchat a success—until users fled
Police are currently searching for 32-year-old Kelly Marie Evans, also known as Kelly Marie Hughes from Leigh. It is believed Kelly could be in the Salford or Leigh area.Kelly is described as white, around 5ft 2in tall, of slim build and with dark brown shoulder length hair and blue eyes.Police are concerned about Kelly as she is eight months pregnant and needs urgent medical attention.Anyone who has any information that could help police find Kelly is asked to get in touch as soon as possible on 0161 856 7224 , alternatively call 101. Trains stopped between Wigan and Bolton … [Read more...] about Have you seen missing pregnant woman Kelly Evans?
Paul Egan and Keith Matheny Detroit Free Press Published 1:14 PM EST Dec 20, 2018 LANSING — Wayne County Executive Warren Evans has written Gov. Rick Snyder, asking him not to make Wayne County a dumping ground for radioactive waste. Evans urged Snyder to veto Senate Bill 1196, which would increase up to tenfold the level of radioactive waste that could be disposed of at a facility in VanBuren Township. "Michigan's most populous county — 1.7 million residents — does not want its communities used as a dumping ground for hazardous waste that has the potential to damage our quality of life," Evans said in the Wednesday letter to Snyder. "As we have seen with other attempts to loosen environmental safeguards, these changes almost consistently result in harm for our poorest and most vulnerable communities." The letter from Evans follows an earlier letter sent to Snyder by more than 80 Department of Environmental Quality employees, urging the governor to veto another … [Read more...] about Evans to Snyder: Don’t make Wayne county radioactive dump
For six years, Erie County officials have been looking for ways to help local farmers develop new markets. On Wednesday, that effort took a major step forward with the Erie County Industrial Development Agency agreeing to use $1.2 million in grant funding to acquire 240 acres of land at the site of the former Angola airport to create an agribusiness industrial park. The project, which has been in the works for several years, has been slow to take shape, partly because of prolonged negotiations to acquire the land. But now that deals have been reached to acquire the site from a pair of property owners for $980,000, the project is ready to move forward. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said the agribusiness park is a "key project" for the region because it will create a site with established infrastructure that could be quickly developed by companies looking to establish operations near Western New York farmers in the Southtowns. "This will be a very desirable site," Poloncarz said. … [Read more...] about 240-acre agribusiness park in Evans gets funding from Erie County
I sat down with Ty Evans, his father Todd and Palmer Ridge football coach Tom Pulford for an exclusive interview on Ty's football commitment to NC State. Here are the extras you didn't get to read in Monday's breaking news story.Q: You have had a wild recruiting journey. Do you have any regrets about your experience, and what advice would you give another athlete hoping to be recruited?Ty Evans: I have some regrets, just committing so early because a lot of things can happen and a lot of things do happen. Any advice that I would give any recruit, my message would be, don’t worry about stars. Don’t worry about hype on social media. Don’t worry about how many offers you have or how many offers the next dude has, because it’s your life and only one school has to be interested. Opportunities are seldom perfect but you have to make the best out of every single one of them.If you go out and ball out on Friday nights, someone is going to notice, someone is going to see … [Read more...] about Smith blog: Here’s the highlights from my interview with Ty Evans that couldn’t fit in a breaking news story