Usa Truck Presents 30% Upside As The Target Of A Takeover

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These strategic hires and promotions are part of LeoVince USAs recent growth. There will be a specific focus on knowledge of each brand and product distributed by LeoVince USA. RICHMOND, CA October 4, 2013 ( Motor Sports Newswire ) LeoVince USA has been undergoing strategic new hires and promotions to facilitate the companys growth and expansion. Six staff members have been promoted and four new staff members have joined the LeoVince USA team. Tim Calhoun, the longtime Executive Vice President of LeoVince USA, is now the companys CEO and President. The expanded role reflects LeoVince USAs new ownership, Geared Up Powersports, which is owned by Calhoun. Meanwhile, Ginger Calhoun has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Operations, moving up from her role as Product Information Manager. Victoria Hill has stepped up to Logistics and Distribution Associate after her tenure as a Product Support Specialist. Tawnye Moore will enhance LeoVince USAs marketing platform as a Marketing Assistant, a promotion from Administrative Assistant. The LeoVince USA sales team has benefitted from two promotions, as well. Veteran US Race Manager David Christensen is stepping into the dual role of Race and Sales Manager. Meanwhile, National Sales Manager Erik Grouell will be taking on the task of eCommerce Sales Manager. The four new hires at LeoVince USA reflect the companys growing strategic distribution partnerships, with emphasis on a high level of knowledge of each brand and product distributed by LeoVince USA.

USA Network Holding Anti-Bullying Commercial Contest (Exclusive)

3, 2013, 8:12 PM EST By Jethro Nededog TheWrap As part of its efforts surrounding National Bullying Prevention Month, USA Network in association with R&R Partners Foundation’s Flip the Script is holding the “Unite Against Bullying Commercial Challenge,” in which one winning idea will be produced and aired by the cable network. Pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen will announce the contest during Thursday’s #UniteLive: The Concert to Rock Out Bullying to an audience of thousands of students in Las Vegas. “We were so thrilled that Carly Rae Jepsen signed on to headline #UniteLIVE: the Concert to Rock Out Bullying,” USA Network’s senior vice president of public affairs, Toby Graff, told TheWrap . “She’s genuinely passionate about the cause of stopping bullying and she has a huge following among the exact audience of young people we’re trying to reach to spread the message and help prevent bullying.” Also read: ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Aaron Paul Raises Nearly $1.8 Million for Anti-Bullying Charity Jepsen will also appear in an original Public Service Announcement (PSA) calling for student entries to the competition that will air on USA Network. Starting Thursday, students between the ages of 13 to 18-years-old can enter the commercial contest by submitting a short written essay or video . The winner will receive an iPad and trip to Los Angeles to see the commercial filmed. Two runner-ups will also receive iPads. The contest ends on Nov. 20. “We’re excited to get creative ideas on how to stop and prevent bullying from kids across the country,” Graff said. “They understand the issue and they know how to speak to their peers in a way that can really resonate. The Unite Against Bullying Commercial Challenge will give them a chance to express themselves, make a real difference and win a cool prize of seeing their idea made into a real TV ad.” Also read: USA Welcomes ‘Modern Family’ Fans With Multi-Platform Offerings USA Network, R&R Partners Foundations Flip the Script and Cox Communications presented Thursday’s #UniteLive: The Concert to Rock Out Bullying. Nolan Gould (Modern Family), Sheamus (WWE), James Roday (Psych), and Mehcad Brooks (Necessary Roughness) made appearances. The concert and contest are part of USA Network’s initiative called “Characters Unite,” which aims to combat discrimination and intolerance.

Chivas USA aim to “throw records out the window,” spoil LA Galaxy’s playoff push

Get the Investing Ideas newsletter USA Truck Presents 30% Upside As The Target Of A Takeover Oct 4 2013, 11:13 by: MTF Investing | about: KNX , includes: CGI , USAK BOOKMARKED / READ LATER Added to your bookmarks on the Seeking Alpha homepage Remove Bookmark Bookmark Save this article to continue reading from your iPad Get the app USA Truck Inc. ( USAK ) rose 50% this past month on attempts by Knight Transportation ( KNX ) to take over the company by buying outstanding shares for $9.00 per share. This wasn’t the first attempt by another trucking company to acquire the assets this Southern based company owns. Back in October 2011, USA Truck turned down a proposal for merger talks from Celadon Group Inc. ( CGI ). While this little company attempts to fight off this hostile takeover, investors should be excited for the value potential this will create. USAK Overview USAK is headquartered in Van Buren, Arkansas, operating dry van truckload carriers, transporting general commodities via Truckload and Dedicated Freight service offerings. Their service facilities are generally oriented along the South, but extend up into Pennsylvania and Illinois, and also move freight in and out of Mexico through their terminal in Laredo, Texas. (click to enlarge) The current CEO, John M. Simone, came on board in February 2013 with the expectation that he would use his logistics experience to improve the bottom line of the company. He had been CEO of LinkAmerica, but also had experience with Ryder Systems, UPS, and Greatwide Logistics. Since coming on board base revenue has increased 7.7%, asset productivity has increased 2.8%, and unseated tractors has fallen 50%. In the last quarter alone, cash flow from operations rose from $3167 in 1Q13 to $15,669 in 2Q13.

LeoVince USA Announces New Hires and Promotions as Company Expands

Representatives of Colorado Springs, Colo.-based USA Triathlon said Oct. 1 they look forward to another event in Milwaukee. aMilwaukee proved to be an excellent host in 2013 and the support from the city, as well as key organizations and individuals, helped make the event memorable for nationas top amateur triathletes,a said Rob Urbach , USA Triathlonas CEO. An Olympic-distance race scheduled for Aug. 9, 2014 consists of a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike race and 10-kilometer run. A sprint race on Aug. 10, 2014 is comprised of a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike race and 5-kilometer run. Both races will include the nationas top age-group fields and qualify members for Team USA, a select group of amateur triathletes who will represent the U.S. at the 2015 International Triathlon Union World Championships in Chicago. Athletes who have qualified for Olympic-Distance Nationals between July 10 and Sept. 15 will receive an email during the week of Sept. 30 with registration instructions. Additional qualifying emails will be sent as athletes qualify through Aug. 2, 2014.

USA Triathlon prepares for return to Milwaukee

USA Triathlon’s Age Group National Championships is returning to Milwaukee in August 2014.

The playoffs may no longer be a possibility for last-place Chivas USA, but that doesnt mean the Rojiblancos wont play an important role in the Western Conference race. They can put a big dent into the playoff hopes of the LA Galaxy on Sunday afternoon in the third leg of the SuperClasico at the StubHub Center (5 pm ET, UniMas). A win for the Goats would give them a season split against their rivals for the first time since 2007. Its one of those things where you throw the records out the window because usually it will be a close game, defender Bobby Burling told Anytime you get together with a familiar opponent, its going to be hectic at times. Maybe there will be some cards here or there. You just never know what to expect, but weve got to treat it like another game. READ: Five stops on Chivas USA’s quest for a new stadium | THE WORD The Rojiblancos have beaten the Galaxy only once in the last six seasons. Head coach Jose Luis Guero Real knows a surprise win Sunday would generate some much-needed momentum heading into 2014 and also complicate their rivals’ postseason chase, though thats not the main focus. For us, the most important thing is showing well and competing to win, Real told Were not thinking about anything extra, but simply just doing things well. We want to make our fans happy with a good showing. Were not thinking about [the Galaxy] not making the playoffs. That doesnt matter.