John Schnatter, who founded the Papa John’s pizza chain in the 1980s, is leaving the chief executive seat.
He’ll stay on with the company as its chairman, the company said Thursday in a press release. Replacing him is Steve Ritchie, the current chief operating officer. The change will take effect on January 1, the company said. There was no reason given for the change in leadership.
The shakeup comes after a string of public relations debacles and slumping sales.
It looks like a string of giant hamster wheels, but the world’s steepest funicular railway is being hailed for its revolutionary design.
The cabins on the 52 million-Swiss franc ($52.6 million) funicular in the Swiss alpine resort of Stoos resemble rotating drums that keep passengers level as the gradient changes.
The 1,720-meter track will run from the valley floor near Schwyz to car-free Stoos, which sits on a lofty plateau beneath the Fronalpstock mountain at 1,300 meters (4,300 feet) near Lake Lucerne.
The track, which travels through the mountainside for part of its journey, rises 743 meters along gradients as steep as 110%.
Reuniting soldiers with dogs they left behind
Staff Sgt. Edwin Caba served in Afghanistan for nearly three years. Like his fellow soldiers, he longed for a sense of normalcy during his tours.
“We’d spend hours not sleeping, and rushing to eat meals, and staying on guard,” said Caba, 26.
When a litter of puppies was born on the base where Caba served, the animals provided just the relief he needed.
“You walk in, and the dogs are wagging their tails, jumping on your legs and so excited to see you,” Caba said. “You forget that you’re halfway across the world, in a desert, with hostile things going on.”
The soldiers began feeding, bathing and caring for the puppies, and Caba bonded with one in particular.
Broadcasting Legend Dick Enberg Dies at Age 82
Sports broadcasting legend Dick Enberg died Thursday at the age of 82.
According to Bryce Miller of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Enberg’s wife, Barbara, said he died Thursday morning in La Jolla, California, from what she thought was a heart attack.
The sportscaster was a familiar voice in the field for decades, providing play-by-play for the likes of NBC, ESPN and CBS while covering a number of sports.
Fox Sports San Diego provided a video tribute on its YouTube page at the time of Enberg’s retirement in 2016 that helped capture his impact in the sports world:
In the world of forensic pathology, there’s a morbid truism: Bodies are evidence, and you need a body in order to fully examine a death.
Thousands of people have died since the storm on September 20, according to the Puerto Rican government. Many, if not most, of those bodies have been buried or cremated. That fact will severely limit the US territory’s efforts to re-analyze deaths, experts told CNN.
“At this point, the bodies have been buried, and there is no way to do a thorough investigation of each individual case,” said Eric Klinenberg, director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University and author of a book about deaths following a Chicago heat wave.