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Posts made in October, 2015

What does it mean when a journal news release says a drug “helps safeguard a …

By on Oct 31, 2015 in Press Release | 0 comments

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City Administrator denies she wanted to remove "sexual assault" from a news …

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click to enlarge Mitch Ryals Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich addresses a sexual assault investigation involving a Spokane police sergeant during a press conference on Thursday. Neither side is changing its story. On the one hand, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich maintains he heard that the city’s top administrator, Theresa Sanders, wanted to tone down the language of a press release announcing that a police officer had been accused of a raping a female colleague at a party over the weekend. “This is the information I was presented,” Knezovich says. “And when asked a question, I’m not going to cover for anybody. I’m just not going to do it.”  On the other hand, Sanders flat-out denies any wrongdoing. “Ozzie’s remarks are a pure fabrication, and there will in fact be consequences for him perpetuating that lie,” she told KHQ Thursday. “I consider it to be an attack on my reputation, and I will take action.”  The dispute arose from discussions surrounding language in the news release, which identified Sgt. Gordon Ennis, the officer accused of rape, only as a “sworn employee.”   In Knezovich’s mind, it should have said: “Spokane police sergeant under investigation for sexual assault on fellow officer.” Knezovich adds, “I told them ‘if you do this press release wrong, you’re going to pay for it all week.'”  Instead, the statement read: “The sworn employee has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a criminal investigation involving an alleged sexual assault where the victim was known to the employee.”  During a press conference Thursday afternoon addressing the investigation, Mayor David Condon refused to answer questions about Knezovich’s statements and Sanders’ response.  “We’re here to talk about the investigation that the sheriff is conducting,” Condon...

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Correction Notice of News Release on Proposed Acquisition of Common Shares of …

By on Oct 30, 2015 in Press Release | 0 comments

NEW YORK, NEW YORK–(Marketwired – Oct. 29, 2015) – Ivanhoe Industries, LLC announced a correction to its news release dated October 26, 2015, titled “Proposed Acquisition of Common Shares of Cordoba Minerals Corp.”. In the news release, the date of the share purchase agreement was misstated. The news release was filed in error prior to the conclusion of negotiations on the purchase of the Shares. The corrected statement is as follows: This news release is issued by Ivanhoe Industries, LLC (“Ivanhoe Industries”), pursuant to the early warning requirements of Canada’s Multilateral Instrument 62-104 and National Instrument 62-103 with respect to the common shares of Cordoba Minerals Corp. (“Cordoba”). Under the terms of a share purchase agreement dated October 29, 2015, Ivanhoe Industries, through its affiliate, HPX Colombia Ventures Ltd. has agreed to purchase and acquire ownership and control of 2,000,000 common shares (the “Shares”) of Cordoba from an existing holder of Cordoba common shares at a price of $0.14 per Share. Upon completion of the purchase of the Shares, Ivanhoe Industries will beneficially own and control 9,300,000 common shares (14% of the issued and outstanding common shares) and will be deemed to beneficially own 29,933,333 common shares (including 7,300,000 unissued common shares issuable upon the exercise of common share purchase warrants and 13,333,333 common shares also deemed to be owned), representing approximately 34.5% of Cordoba’s then issued and outstanding common shares on a partially diluted basis. All of these securities will be beneficially owned and controlled by Ivanhoe Industries. Ivanhoe Industries is acquiring the Shares for investment purposes. Depending on economic or market conditions or matters relating to Cordoba, Ivanhoe Industries may choose to either acquire additional common shares or dispose of common shares of Cordoba. For further information and to obtain a copy of the early warning report filed under applicable Canadian provincial securities legislation in connection with the transactions hereunder please go to the Cordoba Minerals Corp. profile on SEDAR website www.sedar.com, or contact Penny Schattenkirk at (604) 689-8765. Ivanhoe Industries has an office c/o 654-999 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6C...

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Prosecutor questions news release favoring opponent

By on Oct 30, 2015 in Press Release | 0 comments

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) – A prosecutor says officials at one of Long Island’s biggest hospitals may have committed criminal acts and violated the state’s ethics law when a hospital news release was sent apparently promoting a political candidate. Nassau County Assistant District Attorney Bernadette Ford wrote in a letter Thursday to the chairman of the state ethics committee that NuHealth may have committed a crime and violated state ethics law when it sent a news release Tuesday that featured quotes endorsing Republican Kate Murray in the district attorney’s race. NuHealth is a public benefit corporation that runs Nassau University Medical Center, and NuHealth employees are subject to the state’s public officer’s law. Murray and Nassau’s Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas are opponents in the race. Ford wrote that the hospital’s actions “raise troubling questions about the political involvement of a governmental public benefit corporation with a political campaign.” The news release quotes Murray and NuHealth board member Warren Zysman, who said Murray was “the right person” to be the county’s district attorney. Part of it reads verbatim from a news release that Murray’s campaign sent out days earlier. NuHealth spokeswoman Shelley Lotenberg sent a statement the next day retracting the news release and saying it wasn’t authorized by the medical center. Lotenberg had no immediate comment Thursday night. Bill Corbett, a spokesman for Murray’s campaign, declined to comment. Singas said in an interview Thursday that she has asked that a special prosecutor investigate who approved the news release and who sent it out. “I obviously can’t do it,” Singas said. “But I think it should be looked at.” Her office also has asked the state’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics to launch an investigation. A spokesman for the commission says it is prohibited from commenting on any current or potential investigations. Singas said, “Using a government hospital, really as an arm of Murray’s campaign, has crossed the line and this blatant endorsement of a political candidate by a government agency is outrageous. On the very surface level, it looks very disturbing and very troubling to...

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Cahokia, IL. Mayor sends out factually inaccurate Press Release –

By on Oct 29, 2015 in Press Release | 0 comments

October 28, 2015   ·   3 Comments Cahokia, IL. (ECWd) – The Mayor of Cahokia, IL., Mr. Curtis McCall, Jr., sent out a Press Release concerning his illegal use of force at the City Council meeting last night (video in previous article). The Press Release was factually inaccurate. McCall states the Open Meetings Act “strictly prohibits” open discussions of personnel issues. WRONG! Section 2(c) of the Act only “authorizes” closed sessions for that reason, but never requires it. "c) Exceptions. A public body may hold closed meetings to consider the following subjects..." In fact, Section 2(b) specifically states: "...The exceptions authorize but do not require the holding of a closed meeting to discuss a subject included within an enumerated exception." Other parts of the Press Release are factually incorrect, like him asking the citizen on several occasions to take her seat and remain quiet. Did he forget there was video of the meeting and it is posted online? The Board Member was not disruptive, at least no more disruptive than the board member on the far left, who was allowed to run her mouth without interruption by the Mayor. What does it say about a Mayor that has to have two police officers standing behind him, and at least two more in the audience during City Council Meetings? What is he afraid of, and what is he trying to hide? I would hope their Attorney, Robert Sprague, did not advise the Mayor on these misleading statements. Read the factually inaccurate press release below: . Download (DOCX, 64KB) . By...

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