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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

According to several reports, Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) has approached Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NYSE: FOXA) about buying many of its assets. Comcast owns NBCUniversal, and the deal would give Comcast two major movie studios and several cable properties. There are further rumors Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) may have interest in the same assets.

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) announced it will build a semi truck with a range of as much as 500 miles.

Meredith Cope. (NYSE: MDP) has made an official offer to buy Time Inc. (NYSE: TIME) for between $17 and $20 per share. Part of Meredith’s bid will be backed by the billionaire Koch brothers.

The widely debated Keystone XL pipeline has developed a leak. According to Reuters:

TransCanada Corp shut part of its Keystone oil pipeline system after a 5,000-barrel leak in South Dakota, the company said on Thursday, four days before neighboring Nebraska was set to decide on the company’s long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.

Opponents of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline seized on the spill, saying it highlighted the risks posed by the XL project – which has become a symbol for environmentalists of fossil-fuel pollution and global warming.

The head of Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) diversity program is leaving. According to Fortune:

Apple’s diversity chief is leaving the company after holding the job for only six months.

Denise Young Smith, a 20-year Apple veteran was most recently the company’s vice president of diversity and inclusion, is stepping down, Apple confirmed. TechCrunch first reported on Denise Young Smith’s upcoming departure.

She will be replaced by Christie Smith, a longtime Deloitte human resources executive. Unlike her predecessor, Christie Smith will not directly report to CEO Tim Cook, but rather to Deirdre O’Brien, who is Apple’s human resources chief.

Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS), beaten down by the move to book sales online, may go private. According to the New York Post:

An activist investor has proposed to take Barnes & Noble private in a deal that would value the bookseller at $650 million.

Sandell Asset Management’s surprise move, reported by the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, comes nearly four months after the hedge fund made an impassioned plea for the company to go private, arguing that public markets were not fully appreciating the bookseller.

A Short Briefing Of The Triple Jump History

The athletic triple jump is known as the most athletically event in track and field. A person will start running down the runway and as if by magic makes a long jump that sometimes looks as though they are flying through the air and landing in the sandpit. The triple jump history made its mark thousands of years ago when it was first introduced in the Tailteann games which took place in Scotland in 1829 BCE.

Among the ancient Irish and Greeks this event gained a lot of popularity. It was during its time in ancient Greece that this hop, step and jump became quite an sport attraction. The athlete would prepare with 3 long jumps and then one long jump right onto a sandpit.

During the year of 1896 this jump was put into the modern Olympics and it adopted a technique of only 2 hops and one long jump. The hop, hop and jump would be a practiced routine that would stay as a method used during that time period.

A more modern version of this athletic event made its way to the Olympics and was known as hop, step and jump. This newer technique would redefine the event as an athlete would jump and land down on the leg he or she took off from. This technique would stay as part of the athletes performance of this jump well into the present time.

Towards the end of the inaugural Olympics was when the first medal for this event was earned back in 1896. It was performed by using the two hops and one jump routine, but right after that the modern version came along and would stay as the commonly used method in this sporting event.

It is quite necessary for an athlete to know the knowledge and skills towards this event which makes this such a specialized event when in competition. In regard to track and field this has become one of popular and anticipated competitive sports events in the history of this jump and shall remain that way far into the future of athletic track and field competition.