One More Blow for Reed

first_imgAfter pulling RBI off the block this week, London-based publisher Reed Elsevier received more bad news from an investor’s ratings service.Moody’s Thursday lowered its outlook for Reed from “stable” to “negative.” In its statement, Moody’s said it was concerned that without proceeds from a sale of RBI, the company might need to increase the amount of debt it will need to raise to refinance loans associated with its February acquisition of data provider ChoicePoint.As of last month, Reed was expected to extend the March 2009 deadline for refinancing half of the $4.17 billion loan it used to buy ChoicePoint. The company, of course, had planned to pay off a portion of the debt with proceeds from selling RBI. Meanwhile, Moody’s maintained Reed’s senior unsecured credit rating at “Baa1,” an investment grade level ranking, but said the company needs to take steps like manage discretionary expenses and conduct assets sales to maintain its rating.Not surprising, but this further illustrates the bumpy road ahead for Reed and RBI.last_img read more

POLICE LOG for October 25 Woman Arrested On Warrant Crash Sends 2

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, October 25, 2018:Melinda N. Rhone (54, Medford) was arrested on a warrant. She was initially pulled over and given a written warnings for speeding on 93 North, between Exits 38 and 39. (2:45am)Police conducted a school bus evacuation drill at the North Intermediate. (8:46am)Police conducted an ALICE drill at the Boutwell Early Childhood Center. (10:05am)Animal Control Officer rescued injured owl with possible broken wing on Kelley Road and brought to Tufts Veterinary Hospital. (1:11pm)Police and Fire responded to an oven fire on Pouliot Place. (1:53pm)A caller reported an 80-year-old patient walked out of Woodbriar facility. Police responded. Situation checked OK. Daughter had signed her father out and staff was with him the entire time. (5:29pm)Police notified DPW that the street sign for Fletcher Lane is missing. (6:07pm)A 2-vehicle crash occurred at Main Street and Lake Street. Entrapment. 2 occupants sustained injuries and were transported to hospital. Both vehicles towed. (7:06pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 4: Lowell Man Arrested On Warrant; Bad Crash In Front Of Rocco’s; Syringe FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 2: Vehicle Damages Roadway; Police Called Over Suspicious BehaviorIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 24: Tractor Trailer Involved In Hit & Run; Billerica Man Issued Summons; Driver Hurt In CrashIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 Maisie Williams on Arya Starks

first_imgReutersGame of Thrones season 8 episode 2 “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” aired earlier today and we finally got to see Arya Stark’s transformation from a girl to a Lady. Maisie Williams recently discussed the surprise intimate scene her character shares with Gendry.Following article has Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 spoilers:In the recently released episode of Game of Thrones, everyone is pretty tensed as Night King is only a couple of hours away from coming to Winterfell. On one hand, our knights are spending the night getting hammered or singing the songs of Dead Kings, Arya Stark chose to do one thing which she has never done before.Arya is seen showing her archery skills when she is approached by Gendry. Arya first enquires Gendry why Melisandre took him in the first place. Gendry tells her that he is Robert Baratheon’s illegitimate son and she wanted her blood for the same. Arya then asks him about the number of women he has slept with in the past. Gendry replies with a single digit number and we know that those girls were presented to him by Tyrion Lannister.Within seconds, Arya and Gendry find themselves kissing each other passionately and undressing each other. It was for the very first time in Game of Thrones where Maisie Williams had to do such a scene.As per Entertainment Weekly, it was Sophie Turner who first told Maisie Williams about the sex scene. Sophie called Maisie and asked her to check out that scene.”Sophie said, ‘Whatever you do, you have to skip to this episode, this scene first.’ So I just read that and it was practically all I knew about the entire season,” recalled Maisie Williams. Arya Stark in the official trailerYouTube/HBOHowever, Maisie first thought that this scene may not happen because, in the past, they were given fake scripts just to avoid the leaks and spoilers. As per the young actress, she thought the sex scene between Arya and Gendry was a prank.When it comes to showing nudity, this was the first time when Maisie Williams had to strip in front of the camera. As per the actress, Game of Thrones showrunners let her decide how much she wanted to show on the screen.”So I kept myself pretty private. I don’t think it’s important for Arya to flash. This beat isn’t really about that. And everybody else has already done it on the show, so… “The sex with Gendry meant a true deal for Arya Stark. It was a human experience for her and it was the most important thing she could have asked for on the battle-eve night.Maisie Williams will return as Arya Stark for Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3.last_img read more

Sports Monday Astros Win Weekend Series In Boston Rockets Make A Coaching

first_img Listen Michael Dwyer/APCarlos Correa and George Springer celebrate after defeating the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Xcenter_img 00:00 /07:45 While the Astros’ second ten-game winning streak of the season came to an end Sunday, the team did take two out of three from the defending champion Boston Red Sox over the weekend in a rematch of last year’s ALCS.The Astros have looked dominate as of late, despite dealing with some injuries. George Springer left Sunday’s game with stiffness in his back. And Jose Altuve remains out with a hamstring injury. The team begins a ten-game home stand tonight with the Chicago White Sox.Meanwhile, the Rockets are reportedly discussing a contract extension for head coach Mike D’Antoni and have parted ways with assistant coach Jeff Bzdelik.Plus, June Jones was named as the new head coach for Houston’s new XFL team, which begins play in 2020. And the Dynamo got two goals in two minutes to beat D.C. United Saturday.In the audio above, Jeff Balke discusses those and other Houston sports stories. He writes for Houstonia and Houston Press. Sharelast_img read more