Nivard rules out debt default | Daily FT

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Daily Financial Times

Central Bank Governor Nivard Cabraal Says CBSL and Treasury officials not sleeping, but aware of debt challenge and busy on ways to boost reserves to repay debt Says debt restructuring has been an on-going exercise, cites swaps as one example Rescheduling of some bilateral and multilateral debt on the cardsCriticises some business leaders and “internet economists” for calling for non-paymentChides rating agencies for downgrade and insists they will be disappointed by their actionWants those calling for default and rating agencies held accountableWarns default would be disastrous and will lead … Read More “Nivard rules out debt default | Daily FT”

Alabama’s Marc Votteler to become general manager for Marshall, Charles Huff

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Football Scoop

By John Brice Votteler helped the Tide to the 2020 national title in a key personnel role Alabama’s Marc Votteler, considered one of the top up-and-coming personnel talents in college football, is headed for a new role at a different program with a familiar face. View the original article to see embedded media. Multiple sources confirm to FootballScoop that Votteler is going to be general manager of Charles Huff’s Marshall Thundering Herd football program. The move also was reported by 247Sports. It’s a reunion of sorts for the two who previously worked together at Alabama, where they were par… Read More “Alabama’s Marc Votteler to become general manager for Marshall, Charles Huff”

NJ Transit gets $1.6B in aid as ridership drops during omicron surge, feds say

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NJ.com

NJ Transit will receive $1.6 billion in federal coronavirus transit aid, which comes as the agency reports a sudden drop in ridership due to the statewide surge of positive tests for the omicron variant of COVID-19. U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez, D-N.J., confirmed the amount coming from the American Rescue Plan, designed to prevent service cuts and transit worker layoffs due to revenue losses from coronavirus-related ridership declines. NJ Transit officials said that money is needed after ridership fell sharply in l… Read More “NJ Transit gets $1.6B in aid as ridership drops during omicron surge, feds say”

RCN Chicago rebranding as Astound Broadband, joining co-owned regional cable providers under national banner

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Chicago Tribune

There’s a new name in Chicago cable. RCN, a cable and internet provider available to about 1 million homes in Chicago and the suburbs, is rebranding as Astound Broadband, joining co-owned regional services such as Grande, Wave and Digital West under the new national banner. The announcement Wednesday gives New Jersey-based Astound, the sixth largest cable operator in the U.S., more marketing heft as it competes against industry giants like Comcast and AT&T, with a focus on growing its broadband customer base. Customers will see the new name on everything from bills to repair trucks. “Even our … Read More “RCN Chicago rebranding as Astound Broadband, joining co-owned regional cable providers under national banner”

Support for Trump in Michigan dips, creating crunch for GOP, poll finds

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The Detroit News

LANSING, Mich. — Only 31% of likely Michigan voters now say they have favorable views of former President Donald Trump, nearly a year after he left office, but Republicans continue to heavily support him, according to a Detroit News-WDIV poll. The numbers reveal the crossroads facing GOP candidates in the battleground state, where Trump’s endorsement could help in the August primary election but cause problems in the November general election. Republicans who focus too heavily on Trump will create risks for themselves based on the survey’s results, said Richard Czuba, founder of the Lansing-ba… Read More “Support for Trump in Michigan dips, creating crunch for GOP, poll finds”

Israel Facebook Law’s main target is Palestinians

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Al-Araby

Facebook has been through the wringer the past few years for its tone-deaf approach to everything fromdata privacy to its role in inciting genocide in Myanmar. Thus, it will not be welcome news to Mark Zuckerberg that Israel’s justice minister, Gideon Saar, is proposing a piece of draconian legislation, popularly named the “Facebook Law.” It would enforce widespread censorship of online content. Leading digital rights advocate Tehilla Schwartz Altschuler of the Israel Democracy Institute says such a provision “does not exist in any other democracy in the World.” Touted by supporters as a law t… Read More “Israel Facebook Law’s main target is Palestinians”

Arcensus has appointed Prof. Dr. Arndt Rolfs as New CEO

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ACN Newswire

Hoboken, NJ, Rostock & Berlin, Germany, Jan 12, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – Arcensus, a commercial-stage digital healthcare and diagnostics company that empowers people to take control of their health is pleased to announce that our Founder, Prof. Dr. Arndt Rolfs, a multi-entrepreneur in biotech and former CEO of several innovative biotech companies, including Nasdaq-listed company CENTOGENE, has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Arcensus GmbH. Prof. Rolfs has succeeded the role from Mr. Michael Schlenk and assumed the responsibilities of CEO on January 01, 2022. We are very gratefu… Read More “Arcensus has appointed Prof. Dr. Arndt Rolfs as New CEO”

How LG’s expertise is shaking up the interior of the new Mercedes EQS

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Relaxnews

One year after its CES presentation, the MBUX Hyperscreen is now available as an option on the Mercedes EQS, the German automaker’s 100% electric sedan. Produced in collaboration with LG, this futuristic dashboard is a first concrete example of what the interior design of tomorrow’s electric vehicles might look like. Inside the Mercedes EQS, the MBUX Hyperscreen really doesn’t go unnoticed. This all-new, high-end, optional infotainment system spans the entire width of the dashboard. It actually consists of three screens, one LCD screen for instrument display and two OLED screens for infotainme… Read More “How LG’s expertise is shaking up the interior of the new Mercedes EQS”

Jamie Lynn Spears Dragged For Crying ‘Crocodile Tears’ & Accusing Sister Britney Of Not Taking Advantage Of Her ‘Help’ In Freeing Singer From Conservatorship

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Radar Online

Jamie Lynn Spears made it clear when she stopped by Good Morning America to promote her upcoming book that she believes “everyone has a voice, and it should be heard.” Careful what you wish for, Jamie. The internet took the sentiment and ran with it, dragging Britney’s Spears’ younger sister for “fake” crying, seemingly using the pop star’s name “for promotion and her own self gain,” and claiming she did everything she could to “help” free her sister from an allegedly abusive 13-plus-year conservatorship under the control of their father, Jamie Spears. Speaking to ABC News Nightline co-anchor … Read More “Jamie Lynn Spears Dragged For Crying ‘Crocodile Tears’ & Accusing Sister Britney Of Not Taking Advantage Of Her ‘Help’ In Freeing Singer From Conservatorship”

JD Sports lifts outlook as shoppers splash out on sportswear

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Reuters UK

By Muhammed Husain and Yadarisa Shabong (Reuters) -JD Sports Fashion raised its annual profit forecast for the second time in four months on Wednesday as shoppers splashed out on sportswear during the holidays and U.S. consumers spent their stimulus cheques on the latest trends. Britain’s biggest sportswear retailer, which has expanded in the United States during the pandemic with the purchase of streetwear retailer DTLR Villa and Shoe Palace, shrugged off supply chain disruptions and new COVID-19 restrictions. “JD Sports has scored a Christmas cracker on a shopping pitch full of obstacles,” s… Read More “JD Sports lifts outlook as shoppers splash out on sportswear”