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But there may be a call for this bauble to shine more brightly. The amount of money USA secures in fees from cable, satellite and telecom distributors is significantly less than some rivals, and NBCU CEO Steve Burke has made gaining parity a priority in days ahead. In 2013, USA secures 71 cents per subscriber per month, according to SNL Kagan, but rival TNT is able to get $1.24, while sports-oriented ESPN notches a whopping $5.54. The addition of Modern Family has the potential to make a broad-skewing network even wider in scope, McCumber suggested. USA executives see only an 8% overlap between the networks audience and viewers of Modern Family on ABC. Approximately 12 million viewers of Modern Family between the ages of 18 and 49 watch Modern Family but dont watch USA in prime time, he said. Theres a real, real play here for us. USA, after all, is set to launch original comedies of its own, diversifying its program mix. Among the new entries are Sirens, focused on the antics of Chicago ambulance workers and Playing House, a female buddy comedy. The network is maintaining its ties to hour-long dramas, said McCumber, which often come with comic overtones. So certain are USAs operators of Modern Familys draw that they are putting it on most weeknights for long stretches of time much in the same way Time Warner-owned rival TBS has employed The Big Bang Theory to draw audiences during prime time to create a potential viewer base not only for 11 p.m. talk show Conan but an ongoing slate of original comedies. Modern Family will air five nights a week: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Colbert to USA TODAY: ‘I enjoy your circles’ Olivia Barker, USA TODAY 8:21 a.m. EDT September 23, 2013 Has the Emmy winner finally come around to the newspaper’s new(ish) logo? Stephen Colbert backstage at the Emmys, where he let slip his appreciation of a certain newspaper’s new(ish) logo. (Photo: Dan Steinberg, Invision/AP) SHARE 31 CONNECT 26 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE He likes us! Right now, he likes us! “Oh, USA TODAY? I enjoy your circles,” Stephen Colbert told USA TODAY’s Marco della Cava backstage, fresh off his show’s dual Emmy win. For years, Colbert has poked gentle, hilarious fun at “The” USA TODAY. When the paper unveiled its new circle logo last fall, the ribbing ratcheted up to a riotous level. Colbert claimed USA TODAY could now only report news that’s “circular in nature … whether it be about planets, tractor tires, the Wheel of Fortune, pizza, bagels, pizza bagels or Cee Lo Green’s head.” But under no circumstances could the paper report on a calamity of any other geometric nature.

USA and Sub-Saharan Africa will see increased trade growth, says DHL

Barker wrote off today to poor positioning on the start line and poor performance on the first downwind legs. Interestingly, ORACLE TEAM USA gained a total of 75 seconds on the first downwind leg in each race and Emirates Team New Zealand gained 37 seconds on the upwind legs. Yes, were fast enough to win this, said Barker. With that we have to sail well. We let ourselves down today on both first downwinds. It was hard where we started in both races. We were behind at Mark 1 both times and gave up too much distance on the downwinds. The boys worked hard and made gains upwind, but it was never quite enough to put pressure on ORACLE TEAM USA. ORACLE TEAM USAs Ainslie also spoke of the difficulty on the racecourse, with the wind puffy and patchy. But when the wind strength increased in the second race, the crew unleashed ORACLE TEAM USA and it began foiling upwind a mode where the boat looks its best. Foiling upwind is a decision between me, Tom and Jimmy a bit, and its got to do with wind pressure, said Ainslie. If we see that we have good pressure and a good shift were happy to go in that mode. Today a bit in the second race we had good pressure and were happy to go fast the way we were going. Its important to do it at the right time.

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Key markets driving this growth are Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, Mauritius and South Africa. The express company has seen a similar picture appearing between the US and various African trade lanes, with larger, more developed economies like South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana and Angola boasting strong double digit growth on both inbound and outbound volumes. However, according to their shipment figures, it is the smaller, rising economies that are seeing a major boom, with Somalia, Mayotte, Guinea-Bissau and South Sudan seeing meteoric increases in imports from the U.S., and Comoros, Eritrea, South Sudan and Liberia enjoying significant demand for exports to the States. The USA and Africa have historically enjoyed favourable trade conditions based on the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) of 2000, says Ian Clough, CEO for DHL Express USA. We are confident that, when this legislation is reviewed , there will be further benefits for both U.S. and African businesses looking to build cross-border business opportunities. According to statistics released at the AGOA Forum in Addis Ababa last month, U.S. total trade with sub-Saharan Africa (exports plus imports) has grown more than 250 percent , to $72.3 billion in 2012 from $28.2 billion in 2001, the first full year of AGOA trade. There is no doubt that there is commitment to trade growth from the respective governments, and these figures will continue to rise, concludes Brewer. It is now the role of the private sector and the thousands of SMEs looking for opportunities to take advantage of this growth, and build success on this lucrative trade lane. Distributed by the African Press Organization on behalf of Deutsche Post DHL. Media Contact: Lee Nelson. Senior Manager Marketing & Communications, Sub-Saharan Africa DHL Express lee.nelson@dhl.com DHL The Logistics company for the world DHL ( ) is the global market leader in the logistics industry and The Logistics company for the world. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 285,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education. DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL.