Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 10:59 AM KUSI Newsroom February 1, 2019 First all girl troop in San Diego County in Scouts BSA 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Boy Scouts of America is now welcoming girls into their organization as separate troops. Scouts BSA offers the same programming and opportunity for girls to earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout.Friday night across the council and country, the Boy Scouts of America is launching Scouts BSA.An all-female troop provides give young women an opportunity to develop leadership skills, outdoor adventures and the opportunity to advance to the rank of Eagle Scout following the same program outline that their brother troops have followed for over a century.Troop 1667 Kick Off Meeting is TONIGHT Feb 1, 2019 at 6:30pm at St. Timothy Episcopal Church in Rancho Peñasquitos.Troop 1667 will meet weekly on Monday nights at 7:00pm at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Rancho Peñasquitos.Scouts BSA’s website says the program is not co-ed.“The leadership of the BSA determined that the best way to welcome girls and serve today’s families was to offer a unique model that builds on the proven benefits of our single-gender program, while also providing character and leadership opportunities for both boys and girls,” according to Scouts BSA website.Additional troops are forming the county beginning this month. Check the San Diego Imperial Council website at sdicbsa.org and Nationally at scouting.org/ScoutsBSA or BeAScout.org where families can learn more about joining Scouting BSA. Posted: February 1, 2019 KUSI Newsroom,
The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Wednesday (January 18) dismissed a contempt petition filed by two Cyrus Mistry family firms against Tata Sons and its directors. The two firms brought allegation of violation of NCLT directives to remove Mistry from the Tata Sons’ board. However, the bench has given Mistry family firms a liberty to file an affidavit within three days from the time Tata Sons holds an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on February 6, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported. Also read: N Chandrasekaran appointed Chairman of Tata SonsPronouncing the judgment, a division bench of the NCLT said: “The contempt petition is dismissed.”The division bench was of the view that the action of Tata Sons cannot be amounted to contempt of court. In its petition, Cyrus Investments and Sterling Investment sought the NCLT’s ruling barring Tata Sons from “convening or holding of the EGM scheduled for February 6, 2017, or any other date or from transacting any business thereat, PTI added. The two Mistry family firms had filed the contempt plea saying that the conglomerate committee “a breach.” Tata Sons on January 3 had given a special notice contesting the removal of Mistry as director of the board. On its part, Abhishek Manu Singhvi (counsel for Tata Sons) said that both —Tata Sons and its directors — did not commit any contempt of NCLT by calling for an EGM contesting Mistry’s removal. Further, he said the conglomerate was seeking Mistry’s ouster as a director since he was acting in a manner which was damaging the company and its reputation.Tata Sons had removed Mistry from the post of chairman of the $100 billion salt-to-software conglomerate last October. Since then, allegations have been flying both ways between Mistry and Ratan Tata.
Posted by Share MONTREAL — Mobile solutions leader mTrip, based in Montreal, is merging with travel platform MisterFly.Frederic de Pardieu, CEO of mTrip, says that using mTrip’s expertise in mobile solutions, MisterFly will develop personalized mobile applications that will better assist travellers throughout their purchasing and travel journey.mTrip got its start in 2009 as a B2C mobile application offering travel guides reaching over 3 million downloads, then expanded to the B2B market in 2014 with white-label solutions for the tourism and leisure industries.mTrip now develops B2C white-label and custom solutions for travel companies including travel agencies around the world, in over 10 languages. mTrip’s client list includes Alatur JTB, BCD Travel Affiliates, Collette, Exo Travel, Frequent Flyer Travel Paris, Globus family of brands, JTB, Private Travel and Radius Travel.For mTrip, the merger with MisterFly will be an opportunity to strengthen resources, create synergies, and accelerate its growth in existing and new markets, says de Pardieu. MisterFly meanwhile gains entry into the North American market.More news: Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youth“This is truly a win-win operation, in line with the DNA and shared values of our two companies. It’s an opportunity to drive more value to our customers, accelerate our growth in the European market, and strengthen our position around the world,” says mTrip’s de Pardieu. “We are truly excited to join the MisterFly Family, they grew from 15 team members in 2015 to 250 today, winning one million passengers in two years, and selling over 270 million.”mTrip will be fully merging with MisterFly, with its founders joining the executive team. Tags: Apps, MisterFly, Montreal, mTrip Travelweek Group Thursday, July 5, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >> Montreal’s mTrip merges with MisterFly
Vladimir EvtushenkovVladimir Evtushenkov, the chairman and majority owner of Russian energy to media conglomerate Sistema has been arrested and charged with money laundering related to the acquisition of Bashneft, the major energy company in the Republic of Bashkorostan.Sistema issued a statement saying that the company’s management believed the acquisition of the Bashkorostan group was legal and transparent and that it was cooperating with the investigation. It said it would use all legal means to defend its position.Under Russian law Evtushenkov could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of RUB1 million (€20,000) if convicted.Sistema’s shares lost over a third of their value on the news, while shares in telecom subsidiary MTS fell by about 8%.Sistema is Russia’s largest publicly traded diversified holding company, operating across the telecoms, technology, energy, aerospace, banking, retail, media, tourism and healthcare sectors, with reported revenues of US$8.8 billion (€6.8 billion) for the second quarter and total assets of US$45.2 billion.Sistema Mass Media, in which the holding company has a 85.7% stake, owns and manages pay TV channels provider Stream, Russian World Studios, Maxima and TsTV.Sistema also holds an effective majority stake in telecom and pay TV provider MTS, the country’s largest service provider by revenue. Stream is 55% owned by Sistema and 45% owned by MTS. Evtushenkov owns a 64.2% stake in Sistema and his personal fortune is estimated at around US$9 billion.
Peter CharisséPeter Charissé, managing director of ANGA COM, talks to Digital TV Europe about new features at this year’s event and the challenges facing service providers in the German market and internationally. What would you identify as the main highlights of ANGA COM this year?With 450 exhibitors from 36 countries we have already reached the same booking level as in the previous year. Several leading exhibitors, including Eutelsat, Huawei, and Deutsche Telekom, will significantly expand their presence.Let us look at the conference track: for the first time the CEOs of Vodafone Germany and RTL will join the opening session. One highlight of the international congress track, with 13 panels in English, will be the upgraded International Television & Broadband Summit. The speakers include Michel Azibert, CCO and deputy CEO, Eutelsat, Wilhelm Dresselhaus, spokesperson of the management board, Nokia Solutions and Networks, Bruce McClelland, president, network and cloud and global services, Arris, Xinbing Tang. CTO of Huawei fixed network product line, Dirk Wierzbitzki, EVP products and marketing, Swisscom, and Dr. Dirk Wössner, president, consumer business unit from Canada, Rogers Communications, from Canada.The international highlight of the second day will be a keynote of the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. Günther Oettinger will speak about broadband investments and connectivity in the Gigabit Society. The European Commissioner’s speech is open for all visitors and exhibitors even without a congress ticket.What key themes do you think will feature at the ANGA COM conference sessions?Several panels will focus on new TV features and OTT: Personalised TV: Recommendation Engines and NetPVR; TV goes App: Multiscreen and TV Everywhere; and New TV Advertising and Big Data. Another top-class panel deals with the competition between mobile TV and the next generation of terrestrial television – DVB-T2 – which will begin operating in Germany one week before the opening of ANGA COM.A further international highlight is the new ANGA Overseas Panel. Here, experts will give a market overview and speak about TV distribution in the Middle East, India and Africa. This panel will take place in the Speakers’ Corner which is located directly in the exhibition hall 10.1 and can be attended by all exhibition visitors and congress attendees. No additional registration is required.How significant is ANGA COM’spartnership with the ISBE and SCTE in the US and what are your goals?The globalisation of our industry has created a growing need for an exchange of technical skills across borders. The SCTE/ISBE with its high expertise is the perfect transatlantic partner for us. We highly appreciate the exchange of know-how, topics and speakers, as this will surely make our event more international than ever.What would you identify as the key priorities for the cable industry in Germany and internationally this year?We are facing more and more competition for our linear TV offerings from OTT operators. Therefore it is a big challenge to improve our cable access products with new interactive features like replay TV, multiscreen and app TV.What are the main regulatory and commercial challenges facing the cable industry currently? What solutions are emerging?The legal framework for media offerings has not kept pace with technological development. We still lack a level playing field, especially in the copyright law where there is a growing need for an extension of the licensing rules for cable television to time-shifted TV functionality. In essence, it is just a matter of adapting copyright law in line with the changing usage in the digital world. Therefore it would be enough to extend the scope of the Satellite and Cable Directive of the European Union to new TV forms. There is no reason why the usage of digital video recorders in set-top boxes is permitted but not a similar network-based service, where rights-holders and broadcasters would continuously receive a share of the usage fees.ANGA COM takes place at the Köln Messe from June 7-9. Click here for more details.