In some ways this is to the good. Certainly, the Democrat skewing room at the Dolby Theatre will feel that way, but it also true, in a sense, in the culture at large. With so much of consequence happening in the country, this is a moment that feels urgently in need of substance.

Those were sold to Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. And a group of institutional investors in August.Assuming BlackBerry holds onto US$400 million of cash an amount that matches its enterprise security software peers in terms of cash as a percentage of revenue (at 40 per cent) BlackBerry would have as much as US$1.6 billion for potential acquisitions.believe that BlackBerry may make acquisitions of companies to strengthen its business in three areas, said Paul Treiber, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets in Toronto.They include enterprise software and cybersecurity, embedded automotive software, and telematics.businesses may add complementary technology, help consolidate market share, or strengthen distribution, Treiber added.In enterprise software and services, which is expected to generate US$432 million of revenue in fiscal 2018 and accounts for 46 per cent of BlackBerry total revenue, the analyst highlighted several potential acquisition candidates.Enterprise mobility management vendor Mobileiron Inc., which secures data on mobile devices, applications and in cloud storage, is the only publicly listed company on the list. However, Treiber believes many other security solutions firms would be of interest to BlackBerry.

The report included statements from 11 former teammates who testified against Armstrong, including that he pressured them to take banned drugs.”I was sickened by what I read in the USADA report,” McQuaid said, singling out the testimony of former teammate David Zabriskie.”The story he told of how he was coerced and to some extent forced into doping is just mind boggling.”Armstrong denies doping, saying he passed hundreds of drug tests. But he chose not to fight USADA in one of the agency’s arbitration hearings, arguing the process was biased against him. USADA’s report, released earlier this month, was aimed at showing why the agency ordered the sanctions against him.”At the moment Lance Armstrong hasn’t admitted to anything, yet all the evidence is there in this report that he doped,” McQuaid said.Former Armstrong team director Johan Bruyneel is also facing doping charges, but he is challenging the USADA case in arbitration.On Sunday, Armstrong greeted about 4,300 cyclists at his Livestrong charity’s fundraiser bike ride in Texas, telling the crowd he’s faced a “very difficult” few weeks.”I’ve been better, but I’ve also been worse,” Armstrong, a cancer survivor, told the crowd.While drug use allegations have followed the 41 year old Armstrong throughout much of his career, the USADA report has badly damaged his reputation.Longtime sponsors Nike, Trek Bicycles and Anheuser Busch have dropped him, as have other companies, and Armstrong also stepped down last week as chairman of Livestrong, the cancer awareness charity he founded 15 years ago after surviving testicular cancer which spread to his lungs and brain.Armstrong’s astonishing return from life threatening illness to the summit of cycling offered an inspirational story that transcended the sport.However, his downfall has ended “one of the most sordid chapters in sports history,” USADA said in its 200 page report published two weeks ago.Armstrong has consistently argued that the USADA system was rigged against him, calling the agency’s effort a “witch hunt” which pressured witnesses into cooperating.”It is for Mr.