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A marketing company in Florida is facing criticism for disguising car ads as federal stimulus checks, in an attempt to attract customers to a tent sale, Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office said on Thursday.The company, Traffic Jam Events, LLC and its owner, David Jeansonne, II, allegedly sent the deceptive ads to more than 35,000 consumers between March 27 and April 5 in Bushnell, a city located northeast of Tampa.According to the attorney general’s office, the Consumer Protection Division opened an investigation against the company and Jeansonne, as well as the dealer that provided the cars for the tent sale, MK Automotive, Inc. d/b/a New Wave, as well as its owner, Michael Kastrenakes. The owner of the dealership is cooperating with the investigation at this time, and has entered an assurance of voluntary compliance with the Attorney General’s Office.“This type of deceptive marketing is completely unacceptable and is even more outrageous during these challenging times. These marketing ploys prey on people’s desperate anticipation of stimulus assistance and falsely suggest that there is government stimulus funding for auto purchases,” Attorney General Moody said. “These misleading practices will not be tolerated, and if anyone tries to take advantage of this crisis and the legitimate financial assistance available for those in need, my office will hold you accountable.”The Attorney General’s Office also filed a motion this week for a temporary injunction to prevent the defendants from making false and deceptive representations regarding the COVID-19 stimulus program. A news release adds that Moody’s office is also seeking equitable relief, civil penalties and fees for violating Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.Read the full complaint here.
Facebook59Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Creative Office The Creative Office, a leading Pacific Northwest office supply and furniture company, has opened a new location in Spokane at 10102 E. Knox Ave. The company specializes in providing office supplies and customized furniture solutions for private businesses, nonprofits and government entities.The new location is the result of the company’s acquisition of Great Spaces Northwest, formerly located at 5716 E Sprague Ave. The Creative Office stresses that clients of Great Spaces Northwest will experience virtually no interruption of services as it takes over previous contracts, phone numbers and more. The company has also committed to retaining former Great Spaces Northwest employees.“We couldn’t be more excited to be in Spokane,” says Lowell Gordon, founder and president of The Creative Office. “It is a cornerstone of ours to support and build relationships with local business and communities, and that is exactly what we plan to do in Spokane.”About The Creative Office The Creative Office helps businesses create cultures that allow employees to grow professionally and personally. The company’s decades of experience and centralized headquarters gives it the ability to fulfill large contracts for major corporations, while still helping small businesses succeed with office solutions tailored to fit their needs. With 40,000 items available for free next day delivery, businesses of all sizes can get what they need to get back to work. For more information about The Creative Office, please visit thecreativeoffice.com.
QPR have confirmed that Alejandro Faurlin and Clint Hill are among the players leaving the club this summer.West London Sport revealed on Monday morning that manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink had indicated that out-of-contract trio Faurlin, Hill and Karl Henry were not in his plans, while Junior Hoilett has told the club he wants to leave.Faurlin later confirmed his departure with a message on social media in which he thanked fans for their support.Rangers subsequently announced the duo’s exit and say they are in contract talks with Henry – who could be retained as a squad player – and Hoilett.News that Hill and Faurlin have reached the end of the line at QPR was greeted with dismay by many fans on Twitter.Hoilett is eyeing a return to the Premier LeagueMeanwhile, Nemanja Matic has declared that he still has confidence in his own ability after a disappointing season for Chelsea.The Serbian midfielder has been linked with a possible move to Manchester United by the Daily Mail. Chelsea’s Under-21 side were in action on Monday evening – Charlie Colkett’s late goal gave them a 1-0 victory at Manchester City.Brentford have offered Josh Clarke a new contract but have released goalkeeper Mark Smith.Fulham defender Dan Burn, whose contract is about to expire, says he has played his final match for the club.And in cricket, Sam Robson hit a century as he led a strong Middlesex recovery against Nottinghamshire on day two at Lord’s.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Malaysia’s Prime Minister M Najib Razak has confirmed that the flaperon that washed up on Reunion Island last week is from MH 370.“Today, 515 days since the plane disappeared, it is with a very heavy heart that I must tell you that an international team of experts has conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris found on Reunion Island is indeed from MH370,” Mr Najib said.At the press conference in KL he “committed to do everything to find out what happened to MH370” and added “it is my hope that this confirmation, however tragic and painful, will at least bring certainty to the families and loved ones.”Mr Najib said the “the burden and uncertainty faced by the families” in the 515 days since the aircraft disappeared had been “unspeakable”. “We now have physical evidence that flight MH370 tragically ended in the southern Indian Ocean,” he added.The confirmation came after the Malaysian PM spoke with Malaysia Airlines’ experts in Toulouse France. An international team of investigators In France is due to conduct a full forensic examination of the Boeing 777 flaperon later today. The team is made up of experts from Malaysia, France, Australia and US and may be able to shed light on what might have happened to MH370.Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared on March 8 last year on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew aboard.MH370: TimelineMH370: Only human inputYesterday in Australia Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss confirmed that Australia, at the invitation of the French judiciary, has sent an expert from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau to Toulouse, France, to take part in the examination of the flaperon.The ATSB is leading the underwater search for MH370 1,800km west of Perth.Mr Truss also revealed that CSIRO drift modelling, commissioned by the ATSB, confirms that material from the current search area would have been carried to Reunion Island, as well as other locations.A drift modelling working group was set up, comprising a number of organisations including: the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Asia-Pacific Applied Science Associates (APASA), the US Coastguard, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and Global Environmental Modelling Systems (GEMS) to ensure that best practice modelling was put in place for the subsequent search. A number of search and rescue datum buoys were also deployed which were used to measure actual surface drift in the search area and to validate the drift models being used. Similarly, real-time wind and wave data from the search area was used to continuously update the drift model. .“For this reason, thorough and methodical search efforts will continue to be focused on the defined underwater search area, covering 120,000 square kilometres, in the southern Indian Ocean,” said Mr Truss.The CSRIO has also conducted reverse drift modelling and while its states that it is “very imprecise when used for long time periods” it says that the results of reverse modelling are also consistent with the defined search area west of Perth.Yesterday the Australian Federal government’s Joint Agency Coordination Centre encouraged people to report any item of interest on beaches they find to the relevant local authorities.Malaysian Prime Minsiter’s full statement; PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICEMALAYSIAFEDERAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATIVE CENTRE62502 PUTRAJAYA6 August 2015PRIME MINISTER NAJIB RAZAK STATEMENT ON MH370On 8 March 2014, flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared. The days, weeksand months that followed have been a period of torment for the families of those on board.The plane’s disappearance was without precedent. At every stage, we followed the tiny amountof evidence that existed. But, despite the efforts of 26 nations and the largest search in aviationhistory, from the South China Sea to the Indian Ocean, the plane could not be located.Neither could investigations by the world’s leading aviation experts answer why MH370 veeredoff course and went dark. While the plane’s disappearance remained a mystery, we haveshared the anguish of those who could find no comfort.Last week, on 29th July, we were informed by the French authorities that part of an aircraft winghad been found on Reunion, the French island in the Indian Ocean.Today, 515 days since the plane disappeared, it is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that aninternational team of experts have conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris found onReunion Island is indeed from MH370.We now have physical evidence that, as I announced on 24th March last year, flight MH370tragically ended in the southern Indian Ocean.This is a remote, inhospitable and dangerous area, and on behalf of Malaysia I would like tothank the many nations, organisations and individuals who have participated in the search.The burden and uncertainty faced by the families during this time has been unspeakable. It ismy hope that this confirmation, however tragic and painful, will at least bring certainty to thefamilies and loved ones of the 239 people onboard MH370. They have our deepest sympathyand prayers.I would like to assure all those affected by this tragedy that the government of Malaysia iscommitted to do everything within our means to find out the truth of what happened. MH370’sdisappearance marked us as a nation. We mourn with you, as a nation.And I promise you this: Malaysia will always remember and honour those who were lostonboard MH370.ENDS
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“This justification also has been found to be unreasonable as the BSF team had gone there on receipt of information from BGB personnel,” the sources said quoting the probe report.The BGB released two captured Indian fishermen directing them to inform the BSF about the holding of a flag meeting.The report comes a week after BSF has started an inquiry into the incident of killing of the head constable. FIR against Border Guard Bangladesh over BSF jawan’s killing The Border Security Force (BSF) has found in an inquiry that the firing by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) which killed an Indian border guard last week was “unprovoked and unwarranted”, BSF sources said on Wednesday.A BGB man on October 17 had fired from his AK-47 rifle during a flag meeting along the international boundary in Murshidabad district of West Bengal, killing BSF head constable Vijay Bhan Singh and injuring another jawan, Rajvir Yadav.“The firing by BGB has been found to be unprovoked and unwarranted. After the incident, the BGB had said BSF men illegally entered into Bangladesh territory. It appears that it is an attempt to justify the unprovoked firing to kill,” BSF sources said.Also Read
Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Congolese big man did all he could, firing 20 points and 27 rebounds in the defeat. Unfortunately, he had the ignominy of being the one to commit the charging foul on Gab Banal in the waning seconds that took the fight out of the Scorpions.Still, Ebondo lauded CEU’s efforts after they came just within breaks away from dealing Flying V its first loss of the conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We just wanted to give them their first loss. We really played hard, but we just have to move on and adjust next game. We want to be more mature, especially in the end game,” he said.Ebondo also seeks to be more of a veteran as he wants to calm his fellow teammates in the clutch. DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Rod Ebondo. PBA IMAGESSeeing his herculean effort go down the drain, Rod Ebondo opted to move on rather than dwell on Centro Escolar University’s sorry 65-61 Game 1 loss to Flying V in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup semifinals on Thursday.“This is basketball. We can’t say anything about it. It just happened,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES “Our team has many young players and sometimes, they panic in the crucial moments of the game. But next game, we will just try to be more confident so maybe we can force a Game 3 and go to the Finals.”The Scorpions now that if they want to extend their stint in the Foundation Cup, they have no choice but to fight harder in game 2 on Tuesday.“In basketball, nothing is impossible. We just have to deal with it and focus on the next game. This is a do-or-die for us,” he said. “We just have to come back stronger. We hope that we give our best and play hard to force a Game 3.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers PBA opens doors to 2017 draft applicants Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games
Bob Ley, a fixture at ESPN since the network’s launch 40 years ago, has decided to step away.The 64-year-old Ley announced his retirement Wednesday. He said during a phone interview that he made the decision late last month and started calling close friends and colleagues Tuesday with the news.Ley had been on sabbatical since last September. He was supposed to return in March but told the network he needed more time.“The company was understanding and I couldn’t have asked for more,” Ley said. “It was a constant process (in reaching a decision). When you step away and reassess things, life assumes a different contour where it is not to-the-second deadlines ruling your life and sometimes a personality.“There’s a heavy emotional component to all of it, but I am managing it.”Ley was ESPN’s longest-tenured anchor, joining “SportsCenter” on the channel’s third day of operation on Sept. 9, 1979.“Outside the Lines” reporter and anchor Jeremy Schaap found out about Ley’s departure when he received a call about doing a career retrospective on Ley for Wednesday’s show. Schaap has known Ley for more than 25 years, dating to when he started at ESPN as a producer for “Outside the Lines.”“I think the sabbatical for Bob was a trial run. He liked his freedom,” he said. “The past couple years, though, he was better than he has ever been before. He could show us not only his reporting chops but also his thoughts and opinions. That fourth wall was breaking down and it benefited the viewers.”Ley hosted the first NCAA selection show and the inaugural live broadcast of the NFL draft in 1980. He also anchored many of sports biggest news stories over the past 40 years, including the Boston Marathon bombing and the death of Muhammad Ali.He also provided the first live national reports during the earthquake in San Francisco at the 1989 World Series.The investigative program “Outside the Lines” will be Ley’s legacy at the network. It started as a series of specials, became a weekly show in 2000 and then began airing daily three years later.On “Outside the Lines,” Ley led reporting on concussions and the NFL’s handling of domestic violence cases. The show also gave extensive coverage to the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse findings at Penn State, which resulted in the resignation of coach Joe Paterno, and former U.S. gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar’s history of sexual abuse.“Outside the Lines” has received four Edward R. Murrow Awards and two Peabody Awards.“Bob has been our North Star and always kept us going in the right direction,” said NFL studio host Chris Berman, who joined ESPN one month after it went on the air. “He kept us honest. When you watched him you knew what you were getting and you were getting it straight.“I know he is very at ease and at peace with his decision. He’s earned it.”Ley, who won 11 Sports Emmy Awards, was inducted into the National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame this week. He said he plans to work with Seton Hall University, his alma mater, in retirement as well as continue to mentor young journalists.“I am proud of what we have built with ‘Outside The Lines.’ The only thing that serves the viewer is a fair and honest show,” he said.He also appreciates having been a part of ESPN for so long.“I’m proudest of being at the ground floor of something that has become an American cultural institution,” he said. “I don’t think you can write the cultural history of the United States over the past 40 years without being a chapter on sports and this entity, which is now a global model.”By: Joe Reedy, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares