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Friday, December 16, 2022

If youre unclear on whether law enforcers are presenting a united front against travel-related fraud, then we have some oceanfront property to sell you.

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  • If youre unclear on whether law enforcers are presenting a united front against travel-related fraud, then we have some oceanfront property to sell you.
  • One of the scams targeted by the latest law enforcement sweep involves bogus offers to resell peoples timeshares.
  • Heres how the operators work: They call timeshare owners and claim to have people lined up ready to pay top dollar for timeshares.
  • For an upfront charge often falsely characterized as filing fees or closing costs they promise to put them together with champing-at-the-bit buyers.
  • But once the check has been cashed, those eager buyers disappear only to be replaced with endless umms and uhhs from the marketers.
  • According to the FTC, one defendant avoided consumers complaint calls simply by putting them on hold indefinitely.
  • We hope your clients dont use tactics like that, but there are other points businesses should take from this announcement.
  • If you have clients who market timeshare or travel promotions, let them know about the reservations law enforcers have expressed about misleading claims.

Press release - World Cup in Qatar: FIFA should help compensate families of dead migrant workers

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

World Cup in Qatar: FIFA should help compensate families of dead migrant workers

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  • World Cup in Qatar: FIFA should help compensate families of dead migrant workers
    - MEPs describe the corruption within FIFA as rampant, systemic and deep-rooted
    - Parliament calls on Qatar and FIFA to compensate all victims of World Cup preparations
    - FIFA has seriously damaged the image and integrity of global football
    With the 2022 FIFA World Cup having kicked off in Qatar, Parliament deplores the deaths of thousands of migrant workers ahead of the tournament.
  • MEPs highlight that the Gulf state won the FIFA World Cup bidding process amidst credible allegations of bribery and corruption.
  • They deplore the deaths of thousands of migrant workers primarily in the construction sector who helped the country prepare for the tournament, as well as all those injured.
  • Full investigations needed
    Acknowledging the important contribution of migrant workers to Qatars economy and the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Parliament urges the Qatari authorities to conduct full investigations into the deaths of migrant workers in the country and to compensate to families in cases where workers died as a result of their working conditions.

Flashscore expands from live results to news

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

PRAGUE, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- All football fans live for the upcoming World Cup. To ensure they don't miss a single piece of information, Flashscore has launched a brand new Flashscore News section. Using original content from Flashscore News' editorial staff, as well as articles from renowned global news agencies, will offer more context to every World Cup match.

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  • British fans get additional original content, and live audio commentaries, from all World Cup matches in Qatar
    PRAGUE, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- All football fans live for the upcoming World Cup.
  • To ensure they don't miss a single piece of information, Flashscore has launched a brand new Flashscore News section.
  • Using original content from Flashscore News' editorial staff, as well as articles from renowned global news agencies, will offer more context to every World Cup match.
  • The icing on the cake for those who can't watch the Qatar World Cup matches on TV, Flashscore will offer live audio commentary from every match.

PROGRESS Wrestling debuts in DUBAI with first ever Women's World Title fight

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

DUBAI, UAE, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --The UK's leading professional wrestling promotion is presenting its first show in Dubai on Saturday 10th December, and they will be showcasing the first ever Women's Wrestling World Title fight in the City.

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  • DUBAI, UAE, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --The UK's leading professional wrestling promotion is presenting its first show in Dubai on Saturday 10th December, and they will be showcasing the first ever Women's Wrestling World Title fight in the City.
  • The PROGRESS Men's World Championship, currently held by the Sovereign Lord, Spike Trivet, will be defended against former WWE star Axel Tischer, and the PROGRESS Atlas title holder, currently former WWE favourite Big Damo, will be challenged by Dan Maloney, who has previously fought Shaheen of WrestleFest DXB for the Dubai World Wrestling title belt.
  • The evening will be further enhanced by Shaheen himself who will be defending his Dubai Wrestling Championship against the up-and-coming PROGRESS talent Tate Mayfairs.
  • Sons & Daughters of the Desert will take place on Saturday 10th December at Warehouse Four, Al Quoz, Dubai.

Hyundai Motor Group Outlines Plans to Accelerate New Economy through Smart Mobility Solutions

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

The Group delivered its Smart City vision for mobility, logistics and energy to global leaders and decision-makers at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum (The Forum) in Singapore, Nov. 14-17

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  • The Group delivered its Smart City vision for mobility, logistics and energy to global leaders and decision-makers at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum (The Forum) in Singapore, Nov. 14-17
    Hyeyoung Kim, VP of the Smart City Innovation Group, delivered the Group's vision for how smart mobility and logistics can fulfill the promise of smart cities
    Marc Raibert, Executive Director of Hyundai-backed AI Institute, spoke on the benefits that smarter robots can offer humanity
    SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) presented its vision to accelerate the new economy through smart mobility solutions, such as its Smart City concept and advances in robotics and AI, at the 2022 Bloomberg New Economy Forum (The Forum) in Singapore, Nov. 14-17.
  • Hosted by Michael R. Bloomberg, the fifth annual Forum's guiding theme was 'Lighting a path through the storm.'
  • For its part in the event, the Group chose the theme 'Hyundai accelerates the new economy through its smart mobility solutions,' encapsulating its unique strengths as a smart mobility and logistics solutions provider for Smart Cities, and a pioneer of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.
  • Kim also shared the Group's progress in developing logistics solutions and highlighted how its groundbreaking technologies and services will bring greater levels of efficiency, convenience and sustainability to Smart Cities.

ManpowerGroup Talent Solutions' Total Workforce Index™ Reveals United States, Singapore, and Canada as the Top Markets for Talent

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Now in its ninth year, the Total Workforce Index analyzes more than 200 factors to evaluate workforce availability, cost efficiency, regulation, and productivity across 69 markets.

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  • Now in its ninth year, the Total Workforce Index analyzes more than 200 factors to evaluate workforce availability, cost efficiency, regulation, and productivity across 69 markets.
  • MILWAUKEE, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --The ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) Talent Solutions 2022 Total Workforce Index (TWI) reveals the U.S., Singapore, and Canada as the highest-rankinglabor markets across the globe for sourcing, hiring, and retaining talent.
  • These findings were combined with big data and expert analysis to assess the workforce engagement of 69 global markets.
  • The markets that rank highest in the Total Workforce Index are those with the highest relative performance across all four categories.

MADD and National Presenting Sponsor Waymo Kick Off Tie One On for Safety Holiday Campaign

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

"For the last five years, Waymo and MADD have worked together to encourage people to get home safely by designating a driver," said Mauricio Peña, Waymo's chief safety officer. "At Waymo, we proudly display MADD's red ribbons on our entire fleet -- from our all-electric Jaguar I-PACEs in California to our Class 8 trucks in Texas — and we look forward to offering a safe mode of transportation to our Waymo One riders in Phoenix and San Francisco this holiday season."

Key Points: 
  • Tie One On for Safety is MADD's longest-running designated driver campaign.
  • That message is especially important when holiday travel, parties, and family gatherings put more people on the roads.
  • "For the last five years, Waymo and MADD have worked together to encourage people to get home safely by designating a driver," said Mauricio Pea, Waymo's chief safety officer.
  • The Waymo Driver powers Waymo One, the world's first fully autonomous ride-hailing service, as well as Waymo Via, our trucking and local delivery service.

Lovesac StealthTech and Disney Champion At-Home Streaming Experiences for Disney's Disenchanted This Holiday Season

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Lovesac, the omni-channel home brand best known for its Sactionals, The World's Most Adaptable Couch, Sacs, The World's Most Comfortable Seat, and innovative StealthTech Sound + Charge System, celebrates the continuation of its collaboration with Disney on the launch of Disenchanted, the sequel to the smash-hit film, Enchanted. Streaming exclusively on Disney+ starting November 18 (Disney+ subscription required, must be 18+ to subscribe), the merging of these two brands extends beyond one viewing experience - offering consumers a wicked good seat to their favorite titles through innovative StealthTech audio technology during the holidays and all year long.

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  • In addition to bringing Lovesac StealthTech to the Disenchanted red carpet this month, opportunities for consumers to experience unique Disney+ streaming and StealthTech product demos will continue in Lovesac showrooms and Best Buy shop-in-shop locations across the U.S. this holiday season.
  • The launch of Disenchanted gives us yet another opportunity to showcase the impact of the StealthTech Sound + Charge System, bringing memorable musical experiences to consumers.
  • Our products are perfect for inspiring at-home movie nights with family and friends, especially during the holiday season," said Lovesac Founder and CEO, Shawn Nelson.
  • The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment.

Americans Willing to Stand Up for Human Rights and Freedom of Others: Most Believe U.S. Should Support Ukraine and Activists in Iran

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

DALLAS, Nov. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The majority of Americans are supportive of standing with others around the world in their fight for human rights and freedom, according to a new national poll of registered voters by the global research consultancy HarrisX in collaboration with the George W. Bush Institute and Freedom House. Fifty-four percent of voters believe the U.S. should support activists in Iran, 61% support providing weapons and other assistance to Ukraine, and 59% support U.S. government officials visiting Taiwan, even at the risk of increased diplomatic tensions with China, according to the poll.

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  • "Freedom and democracy, after all, are issues at the core of who we are and what we do here at the Bush Institute."
  • The full-day conference featured conversations on Ukraine's commitment to democracy and the importance of pushing back on authoritarian threats.
  • "The strength and extent of Americans' support for democratic rights and institutions gives me great hope for the future of freedom globally," said Michael Abramowitz, president of Freedom House.
  • The survey also found that 53% of registered voters believe democracy is expanding, while 47% believe democracy is in retreat.

HHOGene GPods Launched World Cup Earbuds Shells

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

HHOGene GPods, as the world's first true wireless light earbuds, not only can provide over 300,000 color combinations, but also enable users to express their style by various earbuds shells.

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  • HHOGene GPods, as the world's first true wireless light earbuds, not only can provide over 300,000 color combinations, but also enable users to express their style by various earbuds shells.
  • They have released limited edition earbuds shells of 8 popular championship teams for this World Cup to enable users to shine during this World Cup, synchronizing dynamic light effects with the rhythm of music.
  • Users can imagine wearing GPods with a World Cup shell, accompanying their favorite team to the end of the World Cup and witnessing the birth of a new world champion.
  • These new World Cup-themed shells perfectly integrate GPods' product features and brand genes with the soccer tournament's vitality and competitive spirit, endowing everyone with a shining World Cup experience.