Three Things You Need to Know on August 14th

August 14, 2019

Pro-democracy demonstrations are expected to continue today in Hong Kong.  Yesterday's demonstrations caused mass cancellations at Hong Kong International Airport, where riot police clashed with protestors.  The protests began two months ago in opposition to a bill that would have allowed people arrested in Hong Kong to be extradited to mainland China to stand trial.  

Denver International Airport is moving to sever ties with the developer working on the massive Great Hall renovation.  The announcement came yesterday.  DIA officials had been at odds with Great Hall Partners over things like change orders and issues with the airport's original concrete.  The developer had also signaled delays and cost overruns for the project.  The contract termination will be effective on November 12th.  Airport officials say they will hire a new contractor to oversee the build, with a completion date well before the amended developer's projection of 2025. 

Guns N' Roses is settling a lawsuit over a beer called Guns 'N' Rose.  The band accused Colorado brewery Oskar Blues of trademark infringement for selling the beer without permission.  A court document filed Monday says both sides are working on a written settlement that would dismiss the lawsuit.  The brewer has been selling Guns 'N' Rose since 2018, and says it combines "sticky prickly pear and floral hibiscus with a subtle hop profile."