Jeffrey Immelt Retiring As General Electric CEO
Jeffrey R. Immelt is set to retire at the end of the year as the chariman and chief executive of General Electric, according to reports. John Flannery will take over as the CEO of GE on August 1 of this year and chairman when Immelt retires.
Immelt took over at General Electric upon the retirment of Jack Welch in 2001. Welch reigned over GE as the chairman and chief executive from 1981-2001. Six years prior to Immelt’s ascension to the top spot, Welch announced that he would leave the company in December of 2000.
Adam Hartung, writing for Forbes in 2015, said “Mr. Immelt’s tenure has been noteworthy for its complete lack of vision.”
Bachelor In Paradise Suspends Production
ABC has halted production on the upcoming season of Bachelor In Paradise. The network was in the middle of filming the fourth season of the Bachelor spin-off. “Allegations of misconduct” had recently hit the show. A blogger had posted a rumor that the misconduct being investiaged involved Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson.
John Oliver Revisits Brexit On Last Week Tonight
John Oliver took the opportunity on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight to revisit the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, otherwise known as “Brexit.” The segment is named “Brexit II.”
John Oliver on Brexit
Pittsburgh Penguins Win Stanley Cup
The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Nashville Predators 2-0 last night to win the 2017 Stanley Cup. The Penguins became the first team since the Detroit Red Wings in the late 90s to win back-to-back Stanley Cups. Sidney Crosby was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The game was scoreless with under two minutes to go in the game when Pittsburgh’s Patric Hornqvist took advantage of a fortunate bounce off the end boards to bank the puck off Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne. The Penguins would add an empty net goaln with 14 seconds to go in the game.
Saint Louis FC Falls To Bethlehem Steel FC
Saint Louis FC fell 2-1 to Bethlehem Steel FC Sunday at Toyota Stadium at World Wide Technology Soccer Park. An own goal by the opponent had STLFC up 1-0 in the third minute of the match and the home team controlled the match for much of the first half. Bethlehem Steel FC got goals from Seku Conneh in the 56th minute to draw the teams even and the eventual winner from James Chambers in the 74th minute.
Saint Louis FC (which is not known as St Louis FC, despite what the Google search analytics say) is back in action on Wednesday at WWT Soccer Park in Fenton. They will take on the Chicago Fire of Major League soccer in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S Open Cup. Tickets for Wednesday’s match can be purchased at the gate or in advance at SaintLouisFC.com
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