Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service Act: Proposed reform aims to allow unconstitutional surveillance practices to continue

first_imgNews Surveillance cameras outside Germany’s BND (photo: John MacDougall / AFP) RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum News December 28, 2020 Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service Act: Proposed reform aims to allow unconstitutional surveillance practices to continue GermanyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsProtecting sources Internet Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Germany calls on the Bundestag to comprehensively revise the draft Federal Intelligence Service (BND) Act, which was passed by the Federal Cabinet on 16 December. Its provisions fail to guarantee sufficient protection for the confidential communications of foreign media workers and their sources against digital surveillance by the BND. The German government must create a legal basis for the BND’s strategic surveillance of foreign telecommunications that is in conformity with the German constitution. Unfiltered transfer of traffic dataIn its position paper on the draft bill, RSF criticizes in particular the BND’s continued unrestricted powers to evaluate and pass on metadata, which accounts for the bulk of the data collected by the agency. Telecommunications metadata include information such as the time or duration of a communication or the subject lines of emails. This data can easily be traced back to individual persons and for example provide extensive insights into the contact networks of media workers. Yet the draft does not provide for any protection for media workers or their sources in this regard. It even allows the transfer of unfiltered data sets to other intelligence services, whose use of the data may not comply with the rule of law.In other areas, too, unclear guidelines, insufficiently monitored discretionary powers and hitherto unregulated powers to hack foreign servers and devices create possibilities for monitoring the confidential communications of media workers and accessing confidential files that have been saved for investigative purposes.Problematic definition of journalismAnother problematic aspect is that the proposed law ultimately seeks to leave the decision of who counts as a journalist and is therefore entitled to special protection against surveillance largely in the hands of the BND. The basis for the decision is to be set out in detail in a secret manual (Dienstvorschrift); it is precisely this practice of regulating central requirements in secret, which the Federal Constitutional Court had explicitly criticized in its ruling. An overly narrow interpretation of the term “journalism” would also have potentially fatal consequences for citizen journalists in countries that are at war, or for oppositional media workers in dictatorships, which deny them media status. Such politically motivated repression in other countries must not lead to a further weakening of the basic rights of those affected by leaving them exposed to surveillance by German authorities. In a worst-case scenario, this could lead to information gathered through BND surveillance being passed on to intelligence agencies in repressive states that could use this information to persecute journalists there.RSF therefore makes the case that, also in the BND Act, the special protection against surveillance afforded to journalists under constitutional law should not be contingent on content-related criteria or affiliation with a recognized media outlet, but should be based on clear criteria for the process of creating trustworthy journalistic content. For example, the Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI) Standard, initiated by RSF, could serve as an indication for such criteria. Constitutional Court ruling criticizes insufficient protection of press freedom In May 2020, the BND Act, which came into force in 2017, was declared unconstitutional by Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court, among other things due to insufficient provisions for the protection of freedom of the press. RSF was a complainant in the proceedings. RSF Germany has sharply criticized the first draft for a revised version of the BND Act produced by the Federal Chancellery. Although it places a few additional restrictions on the BND’s surveillance activities, the Federal Chancellery’s draft fails to meet the Constitutional Court’s requirement that a democratic relationship be established between justified security interests and freedom of the press.RSF calls for the amended version of the BND Act to give special priority to the protection of confidential communications and impose clear restrictions concerning measures that encroach on journalists’ confidentiality rights. In addition to clearly defining the individual cases in which intrusions into confidential relationships can be deemed justifiable, the amended law must above all provide for more effective oversight mechanisms.Lacking protection and oversightAlthough the Federal Chancellery’s draft recognizes the fundamental need for restrictions on the surveillance of persons working in professions that enjoy special confidentiality protection, the draft provides for overly broad situations, in which this protection may be waived. Moreover, the provisions regarding the hacking of foreign servers and networks, an activity in which the BND has engaged for years without a legal basis, do not exempt these professional groups or their contacts from this type of surveillance. For these reasons, effective and independent oversight of all procedures – from the assignment of special confidentiality protection to the proper handling of collected data – is all the more important.”The draft law still testifies to the desire for the BND’s mass surveillance of global Internet traffic to continue as far as possible. If enacted into law in its current version, the BND Act would leave the intelligence service with unchanged extensive powers to gather information on the sources and research of media workers. This carries unacceptable risks for journalists’ sources all over the world,” said the Executive Director of RSF Germany, Christian Mihr. “The BND Act must finally establish clear and transparent provisions and effective oversight mechanisms to protect press freedom. Any surveillance of the confidential communications of journalists should only be permitted as a last resort in narrowly defined individual cases.”Germany ranks 11th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Related documents Position Paper on the Draft Amending the Federal Intelligence Service Act (BND-G)PDF – 601.86 KB Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News News GermanyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsProtecting sources Internet German BND Act: A missed opportunity for press freedom Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU March 30, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Germany May 31, 2021 Find out more to go further Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

G. Bradford Jones Elected as Caltech Trustee

first_img Community News 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty People G. Bradford Jones Elected as Caltech Trustee By JESSICA STOLLER-CONRAD Published on Friday, March 28, 2014 | 11:27 am More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday G. Bradford Jones, a founding partner of venture capital firm Redpoint Ventures, has been named a trustee of Caltech.Focusing on technology opportunities in Southern California, Jones has managed successful investments in biotechnology, communications, Internet commerce, Internet infrastructure, medical devices, semiconductors, software, and wireless technology. Before founding Redpoint, Jones was a general partner with Brentwood Venture Capital, a firm he joined in 1981.Jones has served on the board of 10 public companies funded by Brentwood and Redpoint, and he is currently a board member of and a number of private companies. He has received the Los Angeles Venture Association’s first Lifetime Achievement Award and been honored with the Supporter of Entrepreneurship Award by the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program.The recipient of both an AB in chemistry, summa cum laude, and an AM in physics from Harvard University, Jones also holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and a JD from the Stanford Law School, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Caltech. The Board is led by David L. Lee, chair, and vice chair Ronald K. Linde, and is currently composed of 42 trustees, 19 senior trustees, 23 life members, and one honorary life member.center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Top employer award for Limerick engineering group

first_imgH&MV Engineering, which has its headquarters in Limerick, has been named employer of the year at the tenth annual Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards in Dublin.Sponsored by IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland, and supported by the Department of Education and Skills, the CPD Employer of the Year Award is the premium award for employers of professional engineers and technicians.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The award recognises the successful accomplishment of an organisation’s strategic vision through the use of suitable continuing professional development initiatives. Abbeyfeale brothers Nick and Jack Cotter who won the Siemens ‘Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Award’ in October for their initiative, Cotter Crate, were also recognised at the event and formally presented with their award.ESB Chief Executive Pat O’Doherty said that this year’s awards highlighted the outstanding and diverse achievements of engineers across Ireland who have demonstrated exceptional engineering skills through their work. “Building a progressive, sustainable Ireland is of paramount importance and with engineers a critical part of making this a reality, now more than ever we must ensure Ireland has a ready supply of skilled engineers to safeguard our society’s future development. We are proud sponsors of the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards now for many years and it is events like this that inspire and encourage further innovation in the area,” he said. BusinessNewsTop employer award for Limerick engineering groupBy Alan Jacques – November 29, 2019 2510 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Limerick on Covid watch list Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Linkedin TAGSawardbusinessengineeringLimerick City and CountyNews TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!center_img Previous articleSean is back in memory lane for latest Christmas offeringNext articleAlmost 100 march the streets of Limerick at Fridays For Future Alan Jacques Twitter Facebook Advertisement Print Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge WhatsApp Emaillast_img read more

Payoneer to Become Publicly Traded Company Through Combination With FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corporation

first_img Twitter Pinterest Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp NEW YORK & PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Payoneer Inc. (“Payoneer”), the global payment and commerce-enabling platform which powers growth for millions of digital businesses worldwide, and FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: FTOCU ) (“FTOC”), a special purpose acquisition company, today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement and plan of reorganization (the “Reorganization”). Upon closing of the reorganization, the newly created holding company will be renamed Payoneer Global Inc. and the combined company (the “Company”) will operate as Payoneer, a U.S. publicly listed entity. The Company is expected to have an implied estimated enterprise value of approximately $3.3 billion at closing, based on current assumptions. Payoneer’s management team will continue to lead the Company. Payoneer has been backed by investments from TCV, Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE), Viola Ventures, Wellington Management, Nyca Partners, Temasek and more. Payoneer’s mission is to democratize access to financial services and drive growth for digital businesses of all sizes from around the world. Payoneer was founded on the basis that technology and the internet were transforming commerce and making it possible for anyone anywhere to build and grow a digital business. Over the past 15 years, Payoneer has built a broad ecosystem that connects marketplaces, sellers, freelancers, gig workers, manufacturers, banks, suppliers, buyers and more into an integrated global platform. Payoneer’s secure, regulated platform offers a global, multi-currency account to businesses of any size around the world, enabling them to pay and get paid globally as easily as they do locally. Building upon its meaningful brand, recognized and trusted by businesses all over the world, Payoneer has expanded its services to empower businesses to grow globally. Payoneer services include: Marketplace Payments; B2B Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable; Merchant Services; Working Capital; and Risk and Compliance Services. “Technology is transforming commerce globally, bringing down borders and making it possible for entrepreneurs from all over the world to build a digital business,” said Scott Galit, Chief Executive Officer of Payoneer. “This new way of doing business requires a global financial platform built for the digital age. Payoneer’s purpose-built platform provides global connectivity with localized capabilities, layered on top of a robust and scalable compliance, risk and regulatory infrastructure. We are incredibly excited about the opportunity ahead and believe that our leading global platform, brand, product suite, and network create significant and sustainable competitive advantages, and that our multi-pronged growth strategy will deliver strong growth for years to come. We are thrilled to partner with Betsy Cohen and the FTOC team and are confident that we will benefit from their significant industry expertise as we embark on our journey as a public company.” Betsy Z. Cohen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp., said, “Payoneer is at the forefront of the rapid, global shift to digital commerce across all sectors. Its innovative and unique high-tech, high-touch platform positions Payoneer at the epicenter of some of the most powerful and enduring trends driving global commerce today. Its proven ability to facilitate the overall growth of e-commerce through capabilities such as B2B payment digitization, global risk and compliance infrastructure, and the enablement for SMBs to rapidly grow and scale sets Payoneer apart. I couldn’t be more excited about this transaction which will allow this talented team to accelerate their growth strategy and continue to democratize access to global commerce.” Reorganization Summary The Reorganization reflects an implied enterprise value at closing of approximately $3.3 billion, representing a 7.6x multiple of 2021 expected revenue of $432 million. The cash component of the purchase price to be paid to the equity holders of Payoneer is expected to be funded by FTOC’s cash in trust (minus any redemptions by FTOC’s existing public stockholders), as well as by a $300 million private placement. The balance of the consideration payable to the existing Payoneer equity holders will consist of shares of common stock of the Company. Following the Reorganization, the Company is expected to have up to $563 million in cash, offering significant capital flexibility for continued organic and inorganic growth. Existing Payoneer equity holders have the potential to receive an earnout of additional shares of common stock if certain stock price targets are met as set forth in the reorganization agreement, and they will remain the largest investors by rolling over significant equity into the Company. The Reorganization has been unanimously approved by the boards of both Payoneer and FTOC. The transaction is expected to close during the first half of 2021, subject to approval by the stockholders of FTOC, the effectiveness of a registration statement to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in connection with the transaction, the completion of any required regulatory procedures, including any required approvals under applicable money transmitter laws, and other customary closing conditions. Additional information about the transaction, including a copy of the reorganization agreement, will be provided in a Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed by FTOC with the SEC and available at In addition, Payoneer Global Inc. intends to file a registration statement on Form S-4 with the SEC, which will include a proxy statement/consent solicitation statement/prospectus, and will file other documents regarding the proposed transaction with the SEC. Advisors Financial Technology Partners is serving as exclusive financial and capital markets advisor to Payoneer. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP is serving as legal counsel to Payoneer and Paul Hastings is serving as regulatory counsel to Payoneer. PwC is serving as Payoneer’s auditors. Citi and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC are serving as financial and capital markets advisors to FTOC, Cantor Fitzgerald is serving as capital markets advisor to FTOC, and Morgan Lewis is serving as legal counsel to FTOC. Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Citi are serving as placement agents on the PIPE. Webcast Information A webcast presentation hosted by FTOC and Payoneer can be found at the following link: About FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp. FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp. is a blank-check company led by Betsy Z. Cohen as Chairman of the Board and Ryan M. Gilbert as President and Chief Executive Officer formed for the purpose of acquiring or merging with one or more technology and financial services technology companies. About Payoneer Payoneer’s mission is to empower businesses to go beyond – beyond borders, limits and expectations. In today’s digital world, Payoneer enables any business, of any size, from anywhere to access new economic opportunities by making it possible to transact as easily globally as they do locally. Payoneer’s digital platform streamlines global commerce for millions of small businesses, marketplaces and enterprises from 190+ countries and territories. Leveraging its robust technology, compliance, operations and banking infrastructure, Payoneer delivers a suite of services that includes cross-border payments, working capital, tax solutions, risk management and payment orchestration for merchants. Powering growth for customers ranging from aspiring entrepreneurs in emerging markets to the world’s leading digital brands like Airbnb, Amazon, Google, Upwork and Walmart, Payoneer makes global commerce easy and secure. Founded in 2005, Payoneer is profitable and has a team based all around the world. Payoneer – one world, one platform, endless opportunity. Important Information and Where to Find It In connection with the proposed Reorganization between Payoneer and FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp., Payoneer Global Inc. intends to file with the SEC a preliminary proxy statement / prospectus and will mail a definitive proxy statement / prospectus and other relevant documentation to FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp. stockholders. This document does not contain all the information that should be considered concerning the proposed Reorganization. It is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision or any other decision in respect of the proposed Reorganization. FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp. stockholders and other interested persons are advised to read, when available, the preliminary proxy statement / prospectus and any amendments thereto, and the definitive proxy statement / prospectus in connection with the solicitation of proxies for the extraordinary general meeting to be held to approve the transactions contemplated by the proposed Reorganization because these materials will contain important information about Payoneer, FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp. and the proposed transactions. The definitive proxy statement / prospectus will be mailed to FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp. stockholders as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed Reorganization when it becomes available. Stockholders will also be able to obtain a copy of the preliminary proxy statement / prospectus and the definitive proxy statement / prospectus once they are available, without charge, at the SEC’s website at or by directing a request to: FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp., 2929 Arch Street, Suite 1703, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104. Participants in the Solicitation Payoneer and FTOC, and their respective directors and executive officers, may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies with respect to the potential transaction described in this press release under the rules of the SEC. Information about the directors and executive officers of FTOC is set forth in FTOC’s Prospectus dated August 25, 2020 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 26, 2020. Information regarding other persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of the stockholders in connection with the potential transaction and a description of their interests will be set forth in the proxy statement/consent solicitation statement/prospectus when it is filed with the SEC. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above. Non-Solicitation This press release is not a proxy statement or solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the potential transaction and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities of FTOC or Payoneer, nor shall there be any sale of any such securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Forward-Looking Statements This press release includes, and oral statements made from time to time by representatives of FTOC and Payoneer may be considered, “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally relate to future events or FTOC’s, Payoneer’s or the Company’s future financial or operating performance. For example, projections of future Volume, Revenue, Transaction Profit, and Operating Income are forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “will,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “predict,” “potential” or “continue,” or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by FTOC and its management, and Payoneer and its management, as the case may be, are inherently uncertain. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: (1) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the Reorganization; (2) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against FTOC, Payoneer, the combined Company or others following the announcement of the Reorganization and any definitive agreements with respect thereto; (3) the inability to complete the Reorganization due to the failure to obtain approval of the shareholders of FTOC, to obtain financing to complete the Reorganization or to satisfy other conditions to closing; (4) changes to the proposed structure of the Reorganization that may be required or appropriate as a result of applicable laws or regulations or as a condition to obtaining regulatory approval of the Reorganization; (5) the ability to meet applicable listing standards following the consummation of the Reorganization; (6) the risk that the Reorganization disrupts current plans and operations of Payoneer as a result of the announcement and consummation of the Reorganization; (7) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the Reorganization, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, the ability of the combined company to grow and manage growth profitably, maintain relationships with customers and suppliers and retain its management and key employees; (8) costs related to the Reorganization; (9) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (10) the possibility that Payoneer or the combined Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business and/or competitive factors; (11) Payoneer’s estimates of its financial performance; and (12) other risks and uncertainties set forth in the section entitled “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in FTOC’s Prospectus dated August 25, 2020 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 26, 2020, the section entitled “Risk Factors” in FTOC’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2020, as well as any further risks and uncertainties to be contained in the proxy statement filed after the date hereof. Nothing in this press release should be regarded as a representation by any person that the forward-looking statements set forth herein will be achieved or that any of the contemplated results of such forward-looking statements will be achieved. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Neither FTOC nor Payoneer nor the Company undertakes any duty to update these forward-looking statements. View source version on CONTACT: Investor and Media: Jed Hamilton [email protected]  KEYWORD: PENNSYLVANIA NEW YORK UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE FINANCE NETWORKS BANKING SOURCE: Payoneer Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 08:01 AM Previous articleIntegrative Health Centers Raises Growth Capital from FCA Venture Partners and Martin VenturesNext articleCCC Information Services Inc. and Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. Announce Business Combination, Creating Publicly Listed Leader Accelerating the Digital Transformation of the P&C Insurance Economy Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Payoneer to Become Publicly Traded Company Through Combination With FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corporation By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 TAGS  Twitterlast_img read more

AT&T and Cox Media Group Reach New Multi-Year Retransmission Consent Agreement

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 7, 2021 WhatsApp Pinterest Alexandria, LAAtlanta, GABinghamton, NYBoston, MACharlotte, NC WhatsApp Twitter ATLANTA & DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 7, 2021– AT&T* (NYSE: T) and Cox Media Group (“CMG”) have entered into a new multi-year retransmission consent agreement to provide CMG-owned local broadcast stations to customers of AT&T’s video platforms across the country. All CMG stations have returned to any impacted AT&T homes. The agreement includes retransmission consent for all CMG-owned stations serving 20 Nielsen markets including: This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Spokane, WASyracuse, NYTulsa, OKYakima-Tri Cities, WAYuma, AZ Medford, ORMemphis, TNOrlando, FLPittsburgh, PASeattle, WA Facebook TAGS  Facebook AT&T and Cox Media Group Reach New Multi-Year Retransmission Consent Agreement Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The parties appreciate consumers’ patience during this negotiation. *About AT&T Communications We help family, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. From the first phone call 140+ years ago to mobile video streaming, we @ATT innovate to improve lives. AT&T Communications is part of AT&T Inc. ( NYSE:T ). For more information, please visit us at About Cox Media Group Cox Media Group (CMG) is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people. CMG provides valuable local content to diverse audiences in the communities in which it serves. The company’s operations include 33 market-leading television stations in 20 markets, 54 award-winning radio stations in 10 markets and numerous multi-platform streaming video and digital platforms. Cox Media Group’s portfolio includes affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable independent stations. Additionally, Cox Media Group operates the National Advertising Platform business of CoxReps; and offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services with Local Solutions. For more information about Cox Media Group and its businesses, please visit View source version on CONTACT: Media: For CMG: Michelle Miguelez CMG Corporate Communications 470.508.3504 [email protected] For AT&T: Jim Kimberly AT&T Corporate Communications 312.961.5795 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS GEORGIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TV AND RADIO ENTERTAINMENT SOURCE: Cox Media Group Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/07/2021 12:00 PM/DISC: 02/07/2021 12:01 PM Twitter Pinterest Dayton, OHEureka, CAGreenville-Greenwood, MSIdaho Falls-Pocatello, IDJacksonville, FL Previous articleFrankfurt wins again; snowstorm nixes Bielefeld vs. BremenNext articleLeicester held 0-0 at Wolves in Premier League Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Councillor hopeful on progress for tourist facilities at Malin Head

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic An Inishowen councillor is hopeful that plans for a major tourism attraction at Malin Head can be advanced sooner rather than later.Cllr Martin Mc Dermott told Highland Radio News this afternoon that with 150,000 people visiting Malin head every year, the need for a development there has been well documented.However, the lack of facilities at present was thrown into sharp focus today when the Shaun Doherty Show received a number of complaints relating to the lack of toilets at Malin Head.Cllr Mc Dermott says that issue is being dealt with, and he expects progress in the coming weeks……..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter By admin – April 7, 2015 Facebook WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Previous articleFire service tackles mobile home fire in RossnowlaghNext articlePlayers leave Tyrone squad after relegation admin Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Homepage BannerNews Google+ Councillor hopeful on progress for tourist facilities at Malin Head WhatsApp Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

“We Ignore Harsh Criticism, But What If Others Who Are In Power Sensitive”: Bombay HC Grants Relief To Man Booked For Abusive Tweets Against CM

first_imgNews Updates”We Ignore Harsh Criticism, But What If Others Who Are In Power Sensitive”: Bombay HC Grants Relief To Man Booked For Abusive Tweets Against CM LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 Oct 2020 7:00 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Thursday heard a writ petition filed by a man booked for tweets against Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and Tourism minister Aaditya Thackeray. Court granted protection from arrest to the petitioner after briefly hearing his counsel Dr.Abhinav Chandrachud.Division bench of Justice SS Shinde and Justice MS Karnik were hearing a petition filed by Sameet Thakkar, seeking…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Thursday heard a writ petition filed by a man booked for tweets against Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and Tourism minister Aaditya Thackeray. Court granted protection from arrest to the petitioner after briefly hearing his counsel Dr.Abhinav Chandrachud.Division bench of Justice SS Shinde and Justice MS Karnik were hearing a petition filed by Sameet Thakkar, seeking to quash an FIR registered against him at VP Marg police station for obscenity and slander.Dr.Abhinav Chandrachud submitted that obscenity under Section 292 of the Indian Penal Code means only sexual obscenity or pornography. That mere abusive language does not amount to obscenity. There are great works of literature that have abusive language within them, Dr.Chandrachud said.He then quoted Justice VR Krishna Iyer’s words: “The dogs may bark but the caravan will pass”Justice Justice Karnik asked: We ignore the harsh criticism that is often levelled against us, but what if others who are in power are not able to ignore it and are more sensitive?To this, Dr.Chandrachud responded saying “Those who occupy positions of power must develop a thick skin.”Justice Shinde: “What about the dignity of the post of Chief Minister, that must be maintained”.The office of Chief Minister is such a high post that its dignity cannot be reduced by a person on the street or on twitter who abuses the Chief Minister, Dr.Chandrachud argued.Additional Public Prosecutor SR Shinde said the police had issued a notice to Thakkar under section 41-A of the Code of Criminal Procedure, but he was yet to appear before them to record his statement.Advocate Chandrachud said his client was willing to record his statement, but he did not do so fearing arrest.Finally, the court directed the APP not to arrest the accused as a notice under Section 41A had been issued, and 41A doesn’t contemplate arrest. Moreover, Court added that even if the police wish to add any cognizable offences, since the FIR invokes only bailable offences, the accused shall not be arrested until the next date of hearing.Also, another matter which was very similar to the present case also came up before the same bench. This was the case of Sunaina Holey who was also booked for her tweets against Uddhav and Aaditya Thackeray. In the previous hearing, Court had asked the petitioner to visit the concerned police station after assurance from the State that she would not be arrested.Today, the Court was informed that the Investigating Officer at Azad Maidan police station contracted COVID and was unable to record her (Holey’s) statement. So, the court directed the APP that once he recovers he should issue a fresh notice to her calling her for recording her statement, and a convenient time should be fixed for the purpose. The court also directed the APP to continue his statement that no coercive steps will be taken. Dr.Abhinav Chandrachud appeared on behalf of the petitioner in this case as well. Next Storylast_img read more

Perry earns 2014 Ms. TH&R crown

first_img Perry earns 2014 Ms. TH&R crown Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson When the first runner up in the 2014 Ms. Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center Pageant was announced Thursday night, Faye Perry covered her face in excitement.She knew at that moment she was the new Ms. Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center.“Me? I can’t believe it,” Perry said, clapping her hands. “Me?”During the interview portion of the pageant, the audience responded with applause and a few “amens,” when Perry answered the question as to what men could learn from women.Without hesitation, Perry said, “Compassion, strength and wisdom.”Perry is a native of Montgomery. She has two sons, two daughters and eight grandchildren.She said she enjoys being a resident at TH&R and especially likes playing bingo and attending the social events, church services and music programs.“Our queen was very surprised and very gracious,” said Jeanette Dawkins, TH&R activities director. “She will attend ribbon cuttings during her reign as Ms. Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center 2014. She will attend the National Nursing Home Pageant in Birmingham in July.”Dawkins said Perry will also attend the homecoming and Christmas parades in the county and other community activities when possible.First runner up in the 2014 Ms. Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center Pageant was Glenda Horn. She has two sons, one daughter and five grandchildren. She said she enjoys bingo, socials and reading.Annette Copeland was second runner up. She has two sons and six grandchildren. She lives at TH&R with her husband. The Copelands are the reigning Valentine King and Queen at TH&R.Dorothy Bullard was named third runner up in the pageant. She listed her favorite foods as frog legs and meat loaf. Where she gets frog legs, she didn’t say. Bullard enjoys the singings, church events and parties at the TH&R.Mildred Manning, Linda Schultz and Ona Myrle Davis will attend Perry as members of her honor court.Manning, who likes to be called Millie, enjoys the more active activities at the center, including ball toss, bowling and dice games. She also enjoys singing and the church services.Schultz has one son and two grandchildren. She also enjoys bowling and ball toss and adds ring toss to her favorite things to do. Church services and socials also top her list.Davis was born in Shellhorn. She likes to be called Me-Maw by her 14 grandchildren and others, too.Her favorite things to do at TH&R are bingo, church services, singing and socials.Bertha McLendon, a former Ms. TH&R was name Ms. Congeniality 2014. She is the mother of two sons and three daughters. She enjoys bingo and the social events.  Bible study and church services are among her favorite activities.Dawkins said she would like to thank everyone who came out to support the residents who participated in the pageant and all of those who had a part in making it a special night.“Everything looked wonderful,” she said. “The pageant is a lot of hard work and I would like to thank the staff of TH&R for all their help in making the residents feel special and look so beautiful.” Email the author Published 9:52 pm Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Upshaw released from jail The woman convicted in the shooting death of the father of her child was released from jail this week. Tiffany… read more Next Upcenter_img By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

PCBOE expresses concern about proposed statewide school calendar

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 8:40 pm Monday, February 17, 2020 Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell PCBOE expresses concern about proposed statewide school calendar Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Next UpBazzell expressed concerns about a proposed new calendar for Alabama schools that could mean longer summer vacation and longer school days.In other new business, the board:• Approved a request to match the ALSDE supplement given to teachers who have earned National Board Certification and other similar certifications and are employed by Pike County Schools. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… At its Monday meeting, the Pike County Board of Education approved a resolution declaring the week of February 22-19 FFA Week and acknowledge the outstanding performance of the Goshen High School FFA and the student organization’s commitment to agriculture and agribusiness.Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of Pike County Schools, congratulated the FFA members and their advisors, Jamie Rich and Cody Eiland, on jobs well done.Rich said the FFA built and delivered picnic tables for the elementary schools at Goshen, Banks and Pike County and has plans for several agricultural awareness and conservation programs in recognition of National FFA Week.center_img Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Email the author • Approved a request to offer a drivers’ education program for Pike County School System students in the summer of 2020.• Approved permission for OCAP Brundidge Head Start Center to use a bus on March 2 for annual kindergarten visit to Pike County Elementary School.In personnel action, the board:• Accepted the resignation of Crystal Davis Jensen, bus driver, effective February 7, 2020. • Accepted the recommendation of Dr. Mark Bazzell, to terminate a probationary support employee.• Approved the request to employ Thurston Lee, heath teacher at Pike County High School.•Approved the request to employ Kimberly Kersey, special education teacher at Goshen Elementary School.• Approved request to employ Barbara Seller, second grade teacher at Goshen Elementary School.• Approved catastrophic leave for Kristin Kelly, teacher at Goshen High School.• Approved volunteer status for Baylor Barnes, soccer at Goshen High School. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Ordinance banning drones over public spaces dismissed The Troy City Council is no longer considering an ordinance that would ban the flight of drones over public spaces… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

New Orleans mayor vows ‘relentless’ investigation in deadly Hard Rock Hotel collapse

first_imgTwitter/@ABC(NEW ORLEANS) — Crews were feverishly working on Sunday to stabilize the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown New Orleans a day after the building partially collapsed, killing two construction workers, leaving a third trapped in the rubble and injuring 30 others, officials said.One body has been recovered from the scene, according to New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell.New Orleans Fire Chief Tim McConnell said at a news conference near the disaster site on Sunday that search-and-rescue crews were poised to reenter the building.“Search and rescue continues to be our top priority at this time,” McConnell said.He said the search of the building that had been under construction was halted overnight after conditions were deemed too dangerous to allow first responders to enter.McConnell said a large crane was also damaged in the collapse and remained in a precarious position.He said a massive crane weighing 110 tons was trucked into the city overnight from Baton Rouge and will be used to help stabilize the building once it’s assembled.Hazardous conditions, according to the chief, prevented search teams from recovering the bodies of the two construction workers killed when the upper floors of the building suddenly gave way and pancaked on one another. He said the identities of the dead construction workers and the one who remains missing have yet to be confirmed.“This is not something you take lightly,” McConnell said of the search efforts. “Safety is the No. 1 thing. The last thing you want to do as you’re trying to rescue someone is lose someone else.”Dr. Emily Nichols, director of Emergency Medical Services in New Orleans, said of the 30 people treated for injuries, only one remained hospitalized on Sunday.Mayor Cantrell said she visited the injured worker late Saturday night at University Medical Center New Orleans. She said the worker, who is in stable condition, suffered a fractured femur and underwent surgery.“He is in the best of spirits that he can be in,” Cantrell said. “He told me that it could have been worse. He said it happened very fast. He heard noise, looked around and moved very, very quickly.”Cantrell said the investigation into the collapse will get underway once everyone believed to have been inside the building at the time of the collapse is accounted for.“After search and rescue, it will shift into a full-investigative mode and we will be relentless in those efforts moving forward,” Cantrell said.She identified Citadel Builders, based in Metairie, Louisiana, as the general contractor on the Hard Rock Hotel construction project. The 18-story, 350-room hotel near the city’s French Quarter and Theater District was scheduled to open in 2020.Brian Trascher, a spokesman for Citadel Builders, told ABC News on Sunday that the company is working closely with the city to stabilize the building.“Our team is pretty much part of the incident command. We’re working nonstop. There’s no fusing, no arguing, no pointing fingers right now,” Trascher said.Trasher said the cause of the collapse remains under investigation.According to preliminary information, all permits had been obtained to complete the building and that everything was “up to code,” Cantrell said.Trascher said the big problem on Sunday afternoon was how to secure the damaged crane that was listing from the side of the collapsed building. A top engineer for the company who operates the crane was flying in from Germany to assist local officials, he added.The collapse happened around 9:12 a.m. local time at Canal and North Rampart Streets, McConnell said.Trasher said more than 110 construction workers were on site when the collapse happened.In a statement to ABC News, Citadel Builders said that it “remains committed to the safety and well being of all first responders and SAR teams working in and around our construction site in New Orleans.While the process may not always move at the desired pace, rest assured that our team continues to work closely with Mayor Cantrell and Chief McConnell’s personnel on the scene.”“Multiple internal and external investigations are in progress, but we are still in the infancy stages as we have not yet had access to the building. This situation is being handled much like a plane crash, in that rescue/recovery are the primary functions, followed by the search for physical and technical indicators that may provide clues to the cause,” the statement continued.Citadel Builders has flown in the chief engineer for Morrow Cranes, the crane owner, as well as the head engineer of the manufacturer from Munich, Germany, to aid in the recovery effort, according to the statement.Officials said it appeared the collapse initially affected the sixth to eighth floors before damage spread throughout a large portion of the building.Dramatic video of the incident showed parts of the building crashing into the street as debris billowed into the air.Cantrell said that 10 surrounding buildings, including condominiums, were evacuated and that electricity and gas to those buildings remained turned off on Sunday. Nearby streets were closed to vehicles, according to NOLA Ready, the city’s emergency preparedness center.The mayor said debris from the collapse caused extensive damage to the roof of the historic Saenger Theater across the street, forcing the remaining performances of the musical “Wicked” to be canceled.Hard Rock International said in a statement the company had “no involvement in the construction of the project” but extended its “deepest sympathies to victims of this tragic accident and to their loved ones and friends.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more