Authentic Brands Group CEO Jamie Salter, David Simon and Brooks Brothers (Getty)Brooks Brothers has found its white knight in mall giant Simon Property Group and apparel licensing firm, Authentic Brands Group.A venture between the two companies, known as Sparc Group, has agreed to buy the retailer for $325 million, the Wall Street Journal reports. Brooks Brothers will close 75 of its 200 stores as part of the deal.Read moreBrooks Brothers files for bankruptcyBankrupt Brooks Brothers gets $305M stalking-horse bidMall owners team up with “dead-celebrity dealmaker” but can they rescue moribund retailers? Sparc submitted a $305 million stalking horse bid last month. Brooks Brothers, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in early July, had until Aug. 5 to find a higher offer.ADVERTISEMENTBrand management firm WHP Global was reportedly interested in making a bid before Sparc’s offer was finalized.Sparc has previously acquired retailers such as Aéropostale, Forever 21 and Nautica. Separately, the partners also have a long track record of scooping up troubled chains.Authentic Brands acquired Barneys last year, and Simon Property is said to be considering buying J.C. Penney.[WSJ] — Erin Hudson This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now
No Man’s Land Star Files Written by Samuel Beckett, Waiting For Godot tells the story of two wanderers who wait by a lonely tree to meet with Godot, whom they hope will change their lives forever. No Man’s Land, written by Harold Pinter, tells the story of two elderly writers who meet in a London pub and continue drinking throughout the night—until their relationships are exposed by the return of two younger men. View Comments In addition to the British knights, Waiting For Godot and No Man’s Land stars Tony winners Shuler Hensley and Billy Crudup. Godot features Stewart as Vladimir, McKellen as Estragon, Crudup as Lucky and Hensley as Pozzo. No Man’s Land features Stewart as Hirst, McKellen as Spooner, Crudup as Foster and Hensley as Briggs. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 30, 2014 Good friends (Sir) Ian McKellen and (Sir) Patrick Stewart have been making the rounds all over New York—and now you have an extra month to see them on the Great White Way! The Broadway repertory season of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot has just been extended and will now play through March 2, 2014. Directed by Sean Mathias, the plays will open on November 24 at the Cort Theatre. Patrick Stewart
SHARE Author: CNN Two South Carolina men charged after forcing alligator to drink beer Published: May 27, 2017 6:48 AM EDT Updated: May 27, 2017 8:11 AM EDT RIDGELAND, SC (CNN) Two South Carolina men each face a harassment charge after pictures surfaced on social media showing them pouring beer down the throat of an alligator, authorities said.Joseph Andrew Floyd Jr., 20, and Zachary Lloyd Brown, 21, both of Ridgeland, are accused of harassing wildlife, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources said in a news release.The incident took place on Wednesday in Jasper County, located in the coastal region in the southernmost part of the state.The men admitted to investigators that they picked up the juvenile alligator after they saw it crossing a road, forced beer down its throat and watched it swim away in a nearby pond, according to the release.Pictures posted on social media alerted officials the next day.“We started receiving a lot of e-mails and phone calls about this. People had taken screen shots from Snapchat accounts,” the agency’s spokeswoman Kyndel McConchie told CNN.In one of the six photos obtained by CNN from authorities, the alligator’s neck is being squeezed and a beer can is pressed against its snout. The text on the photo says “Gator Shotgun.”Other photos show beer being dripped into its mouth while its neck is held tightly. Another picture shows smoke being blown onto the face of the gator.Besides the state misdemeanor charge of harassing wildlife, Floyd and Brown also face a maximum fine of $300.There is federal protection in place to ensure alligators are legally harvested for international trade. But for a case like this, no federal protection applies, the Department of Natural Resources said.“Alligators are protected under state law and even federal law where they are still listed as threatened solely due to their similarity of appearance to other endangered crocodilians worldwide,” SCDNR Alligator Program Coordinator Jay Butfiloski added.The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources posted the photos on Twitter:Two men have been charged with harassment of wildlife after posting photos to social media. https://t.co/yRJr2fkLxb #SCDNR pic.twitter.com/eMOK3jl3md— SCDNR (@SCDNR) May 26, 2017 Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know.
It was party time for the double winners as Cotterill’s side shared four first-half goals with Walsall at a sold-out Ashton Gate.But City confirmed their status as runaway champions with six second-half goals without reply to rack up an unprecedented 8-2 victory, including an Aden Flint hat-trick to take the defender’s tally to 15 for the campaign.“We weren’t too sharp in the first half but we had a few words at half-time and I thought the boys were fantastic in the second half,” said the boss.“To score eight goals in a game is no mean feat. It’s fantastic because we’ve gone right to the end – right to the 93rd minute in the last game of the season.“They deserve all the plaudits they get. They’re a fantastic group and I love working with them.“I’m pleased for Steve Lansdown, Keith Dawe and the rest of the Board; and everybody at the football club, because it’s had some tough times. “From the moment we turned up to the moment the season finished, it’s been one big effort by everybody. I can’t thank everybody enough.“It’s been a truly fantastic season and now the boys can go and enjoy their summer holidays – I suppose we all can!”
European hopefuls Villareal and Real Sociedad suffered surprising defeats in their respective Spanish La Liga Matchday 3 clashes on Friday night.Villarreal dominated proceedings from start to finish but still managed to lose 1-0 at home to Catalan club Girona.Uruguay forward Christian Stuani scored the winning goal in the 54th minute.Villarreal are still searching for their first win of the season after one solitary point from the first three games of the season.The Yellow Submarines are presently languishing in 17th position on the league table.Real Sociedad also lost 2-1 at the home of Eibar despite taking a 15th minute lead through Brazilian forward Willian Jose from the penalty spot.Barcelona loanee Eric Cardona drew the hosts level on 26 minutes and that was how it stayed until added time when Charles scored to give Eibar their first win of the season and hand Sociedad their first loss of the new league season.In the other La Liga game on Friday, newly promoted side Real Valladolid recorded their second point of the season with a battling goalless draw at capital club Getafe.Related