Uber Board Approves Series of Corporate Reforms

Uber’s board has approved a series of corporate reforms along with a multi-billion investment from SoftBank that are designed to strengthen the company’s governance while at the same time strip power from former CEO Travis Kalanick. All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://www.wsj.com/xml/rss/3_7014.xml

King Felipe: Catalan authorities have ‘scorned’ all Spaniards with referendum

Spanish monarch uses strongly worded television address to chastise Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, for attempting to break the ‘unity of Spain’

King Felipe of Spain has accused the Catalan authorities of attempting to break “the unity of Spain” and warned that their push for independence could risk the country’s social and economic stability.

In a rare and strongly worded television address on Tuesday evening, he said the Catalan government’s behaviour had “eroded the harmony and co-existence within Catalan society itself, managing, unfortunately, to divide it”.

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Jack Eichel, Sabres Agree to 8-Year, $80M Contract Extension

The Buffalo Sabres announced on Tuesday night they signed young superstar Jack Eichel to an eight-year contract extension worth $10 million per year.

Eichel, 20, has been fantastic for the Sabres in his first two seasons, notching 48 goals and 65 assists in 142 games. His 57 points last season surpassed his rookie total by one point, albeit in 20 fewer games, as he suffered a high ankle sprain that cost him the first 21 games of the season.

He was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft behind Connor McDavid. While Eichel hasn’t been as transcendent as McDavid, who notched 30 goals and 70 assists last season alone, he’s been one of the brightest stars from a strong draft class that has also seen players like Mitch Marner and Zach Werenski post impressive seasons in 2016-17.

Eichel is the centerpiece of a young Buffalo team that appears to be at least a season or two from making a playoff run but has some young and veteran pieces in place and should show improvement this season. With a new general manager in Jason Botterill, a new head coach in Phil Housley and a slew of new players, there likely will be an adjustment period for the Sabres.

One certainty, however, is that Eichel remains the team’s most important player and a potential superstar in the NHL.

Residential Road Has Turned Into Speedway, West Hempstead Neighbors Say

WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A united plea has arisen from families who say they are living on a dangerous street.

As CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported, the West Hempstead neighbors are concerned about speeding trucks and distracted drivers.

The trucks and cars speed past the home of Pagano family on Nassau Boulevard.

“It’s a residential road and it’s 30 miles an hour, and people don’t go 30 miles an hour,” said Amanda Pagano, “and I want someone to do something about it.”

Parents of a toddler, the Paganos and their neighbors are asking for help. They say Nassau Boulevard has turned into a speedway.

“The traffic is constant, nonstop. They’re either trying to beat the light at Hempstead, or they’re trying to get on the Southern State,” said West Hempstead homeowner Salvatore Zolfo.

CBS2 witnessed cars racing away from Hempstead Turnpike, heading to the Southern State Parkway. They bolted past parks, churches, synagogues, and children.

“It can be a very dangerous situation out here,” said Stephanie Nesbitt.

Nesbitt fears her granddaughter could chase a ball into the street.

“I’ve been cut off many times,” she said.

The Paganos took photos of two recent crashes in front of their house.

“Trying to get the traffic slowed down a little bit, I mean, it doesn’t seem that much to ask for — a couple of stop signs,” said Alfred Pagano.

He said pedestrians take their lives into their own hands just trying to cross Nassau Boulevard.

“It’s a residential neighborhood, and all you are doing is setting yourself up for disaster,” said West Hempstead homeowner Bobby Bethune.

Nassau County Deputy Executive Ed Ward responded: “There is currently an open traffic study being conducted on Nassau Boulevard in West Hempstead. It was ordered in response to several safety concerns of county residents. Traffic engineers will now be monitoring the roadway.”

The study will be performed by the Nassau County Department of Public Works. Residents are asking for a swift analysis and prompt safety fix.

Nassau County said it has no timeline yet on when the road study will be complete.

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Microsoft’s new Mixed Reality Capture rig is bananas

This is next-level geeking out right here.

Hands down the biggest problem all forms of VR have right now is showing someone who isn’t in the headset what is going on. Putting a 2D image on a screen that shows me what you see out of one eye doesn’t do much for me. It doesn’t give me the emotional feel, no sense that you as the player are actually in the world you are viewing. It’s a real problem, and a lot of very smart people have found clever ways to solve this in some cases with depth-sensing cameras and green screens. The results are a little mixed, and difficult to reproduce in every game, but still very cool.

Microsoft has its own solution. Originally, this solution was a way to show everyone what was happening inside of Hololens. It has been adapted for occlusive Mixed Reality headsets, and the results are ridiculously cool. Unfortunately, it’s not something any of us are ever going to be able to do on our own.

This big, complicated box of wires here has three different very important parts. At the top, you have Hololens to act as a sort of virtual camera. Wherever the Hololens is in the real world, that’s where the camera will be recording from in the virtual world. Under that you have a big DSLR camera, which is capturing a high quality video of the person in the real world. In this situation, Alex Kipman.

Jason Aldean Cancels Concerts In Wake Of Las Vegas Shooting

An appropriate decision…

As we reported, during Jason Aldean‘s set at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night, Stephen Paddock began shooting out of his Mandalay Bay suite, killing at least 59 and injuring 527.

According to TMZ, the country star is canceling scheduled tour stops this week — in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Anaheim — out of respect for the victims.

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The 40-year-old said:

“It is the right thing to do. It has been an emotional time for everyone involved this week, so we plan to take some time to mourn the ones we have lost.”

When he does return to the stage, Aldean believes it will be a heart-wrenching experience.

“Our first time back on stage will be a very tough and emotional thing for us, but we will all get through it together and honor the people we lost by doing the only thing we know how to do — play our songs for them.”

He is set to perform in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 12.

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Travis Scott Spills the Details on His Ksubi Collab

Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner are expected to have a baby, but aside from that, the rapper and Australian-based label Ksubi has a 10-piece collaborative capsule on the way with an emphasis on denim.

Recently interviewed by Vogue during a photoshoot of the forthcoming collab, Travis Scott delves into his thoughts about the offerings, the brand in general and more.

Here’s a few takeaways that we learned from the conversation.

…on Ksubi.

TS: “I’ve been wearing Ksubi since before the opportunity came to collaborate.”

…on his view of shredded/distressed jeans.

TS: “Distressed jeans are a sign you’ve been through some shit, more so than a clean jean, Like I’m down to get dirty.”

…on other pieces of the collection, such as a T-shirt with a hand-drawn rendering of his famous eagle motif and several pairs of the capsule’s distressed jeans having double pockets.

TS: “We really wanted to deconstruct shit, so I deconstructed the pockets, I just wanted to keep it Texas culture—just real simple. Ready-to-wear dope shit. I just drew on the shit. Just fucking around.”

…on the love Ksubi gets from rappers.

TS: “Certain brands cater to the culture. Sometimes clothes make it through generations of artists, and it’s just because the designer is designing to the time and the culture. That’s what I think it dope about brands [like Ksubi]: It’s dope when a brand can captivate what’s going on with kids—it’s not out of touch. With or without me.”

…on his collab with Helmut Lang and the launch of his own Hood Toyota tour merch brand.

TS: “Helmut Lang was more so fashion, my Hood Toyota shit was just merch for tour, and this is the shit that I’m like, man, when I’m dippin’ at my crib. This is what I want to slide out in, wear everyday, all day, when I’m chillin’ at the crib, when I just wanna take a shower after getting out of my pajamas, and put these on, go outside, and chill. And it’s fresh, too, [for a] party. I like to mix up levels. I didn’t want to make nothing that was too out of reach.”

The Ksubi x Travis Scott collection launches on Thursday, October 12, and you can read more of the interview directly on Vogue.

Also, in case you missed it, Travis Scott and Virgil Abloh are throwing a Halloween party in NYC.

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