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Oakland Raiders reach injury settlement with WR Griff Whalen

Oakland Raiders reach injury settlement with WR Griff Whalen

Sports
The Oakland Raiders reached an injury settlement with wide receiver Griff Whalen, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Thursday. The move came three days after Oakland placed Whalen on injured reserve due to turf toe. The newspaper, citing a source, reported that the Raiders reached a four-week injury settlement. If Whalen does not sign with another club, he will be eligible to re-sign with Oakland in Week 7. Whalen signed with the Raiders in March after spending last season with the Baltimore Ravens. In 14 games with the Ravens, including two starts, Whalen had only four receptions for 23 yards. An undrafted free agent out of Stanford, Whalen initially signed with the Indianapolis Colts in 2012 and spent his first season on injured reserve. The 28-year-old Whalen had his best seas...
California, SoCalGas, reach Aliso Canyon gas leak settlement

California, SoCalGas, reach Aliso Canyon gas leak settlement

Business
Aug. 9 (UPI) -- State and city officials in California unveiled details of a $ 195 million settlement with a gas company to help mitigate the effects of a major 2015 gas leak. A gas facility at Aliso Canyon, near Los Angeles, leaked methane from late October 2015 to early 2016 following a blowout. Residents in the area were forced to relocate to temporary housing while state, federal and the Southern California Gas Co. worked to control the leak. The faulty well at the Aliso Canyon storage facility was permanently sealed with cement and taken out of service in mid-February 2016. SoCalGas, city and state officials said they reached a settlement that addresses the impact of what Los Angeles officials said was the largest gas leak in U.S. history. "When my office filed our lawsuit against So...
Buffalo Bills release C Eric Wood with injury settlement

Buffalo Bills release C Eric Wood with injury settlement

Sports
The Buffalo Bills are releasing veteran center Eric Wood. The team has reached an injury settlement with Wood, multiple media outlets reported Thursday. The 32-year-old Wood announced in January that he was retiring due to a neck injury that was revealed in a season-ending physical. Wood did not formally retire in January because the team was trying to work through salary-cap issues. According to the Buffalo News, if the Bills placed Wood on the reserve/retired list before June 1, his cap number would jump from its current $ 8.625 million to $ 10.39 million. A first-round pick of Buffalo (No. 28 overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft, Wood spent his entire nine-year career with the franchise, earning Pro Bowl honors in 2015. Wood started all 16 regular-season games in 2017 as well as an AFC...
DNA sheds light on settlement of Pacific

DNA sheds light on settlement of Pacific

Science
A study of ancient DNA has shed light on the epic journeys that led to the settlement of the Pacific by humans.The region was one of the last on Earth to be permanently settled by humans who used canoes to traverse hundreds of miles of open ocean.Two different studies tracked changes over time in the genetic make-up of people inhabiting Vanuatu - regarded as a gateway to the rest of the Pacific.The work appears in Nature Ecology & Evolution and Current Biology.Prof David Reich, from Harvard Medical School, said the region had a "tremendous" range of human diversity, adding that Vanuatu itself had an "extraordinary diversity of languages" in a relatively small area. The number of languages spoken in the tiny island state is thought to number more than 130, though several are endangered ...
RCom says in settlement talks, CDB counsel denies move

RCom says in settlement talks, CDB counsel denies move

Finance
MUMBAI: Reliance Communications (RCom) on Wednesday insisted it was negotiating a settlement with China Development Bank, one of its largest creditors, even as the Chinese government banker sought to club its insolvency petition against the Anil Ambani-led company with other petitions seeking the same. “We have received an email from petitioner…we are in talks and may not have to go through all this,” Navroz Seervai, a senior counsel representing RCom, told the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). Senior counsel Darius Khambata, who represented China Development Bank (CDB), however, told the tribunal that his client has given no “such instruction” on any discussion between the two firms. CDB is looking to recover $ 1.78 billion, or about Rs 11,460 crore, of dues the debt-laden telecom