A series of videos aimed at educating teens about sexual consent is being slammed by rape prevention advocates as "concerning, confusing and inadequate". SOURCE: www.thegoodsociety.gov.au
A series of videos aimed at educating teens about sexual consent is being slammed by rape prevention advocates as "concerning, confusing and inadequate". SOURCE: www.thegoodsociety.gov.au
Emma Hayes’ Chelsea are one game away from football immortality as they face Barcelona in the Women’s Champions League Final tonight. Chelsea have already won the Women’s Super League title and the League Cup this season, and victory in Gothenburg today would leave them on for a quadruple with the Blues favourites to win the FA Cup. Hayes’ side knocked out Bayern Munich in the semi-finals, and they will have to see off another European giant in Barcelona if they are to lift the Champions League trophy in Sweden.
Maker of World's First Multi-Mode Smartphones Details Tech Roadmap and Commercial Plan NEW YORK, NY, May 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire ‒ AdvanceTC Limited, (NSX:A88)(OTCQB:ATCLF) the premier technology company specializing in design and development of mobile telecommunication and computing devices is pleased to release an Investor Guide to introduce and inform investors about the achievements and future plans for the Company. About AdvanceTC Limited Founded in 2005, AdvanceTC is a premier tech company specializing in the design, development, and commercialization of high-tech mobile wireless computing and telecommunication devices. The company was spotlighted in 2012 for its release of the Magic W3, which is a 4.8" Windows®7 full OS touchscreen microcomputer with voice call functionality. The Magic W3 provides true windowed multitasking, multimedia entertainment, social network connectivity, navigation capability, voice telephony, and the full Internet experience. In 2018 AdvanceTC introduced the World’s First Satellite Android Smartphone with 100% earth coverage. AdvanceTC is based in Malaysia with its main office in Kuala Lumpur which is about a 1 hour flight from Singapore and a major tech innovation hub in South East Asia. AdvanceTC is the creator of the AdvanceTC brand of mobile computing devices with integrated telephony and have redefined mobile productivity by developing innovative communications devices. Company CEO, Loi Cheng Pheng, stated, “We have accomplished so much since 2005 we felt it was important for us to inform our new OTC Markets investors about that productive history in Asia as well as future plans. We have many exciting events on the near horizon and we plan to keep the investment community updated regularly with company distributed press releases. We appreciate the enthusiastic response and quality questions we received from the investment community listed in this press release. Stay tuned…..,” In a nutshell, what does your device do that makes it so unique? We invented a unique Android satellite smartphone which merges multiple channels and methods of communication into one device which we call multimode-communication. We hold a patent, our device is approved by the FCC in the US, we have identified an isolated market which hasn’t seen innovation in the last 40 years, we innovate relevant services that will only work on our device. This includes multi-mode communication channels namely GSM, Digital Mobile Radio, Terrestrial Trunked Radio, Push-To-Talk, 4G/5G and of course satellite internet, calling and texting. The range of devices also comes with an integrated emergency button and we provide certain customization options for government. We see growth in offering relevant SaaS, DaaS and carrier services. Those services will be quite unique to our offering and only available in combination with the ownership of this device. What are your past achievements? We were spotlighted in 2012 for the release of the Magic W3 which is a 4.8" Windows®7 full OS touchscreen microcomputer with voice call functionality. The Magic W3 provides true windows multitasking, multimedia entertainment, social network connectivity, navigation capability, voice telephony, and the full internet experience. We have successfully built and deployed the world’s first Android satellite smartphone with 100% earth coverage. Where does the company manufacture? We manufacture in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and in Toulouse, France. The factory that produces our phones is a shareholder in our company which gives us a perfect strategic alignment. We follow a rigorous value process in our supply chain to assure the integrity of our brand. How do you see the growth of the sector and in particular the growth of AdvanceTC? As national economies become more global and as we travel across all parts of the continents, the oceans, and the atmosphere, the need for effective wireless interconnection via terrestrial wireless and satellite communications will expand. We will continue to innovate services that are relevant to our market and with time increase product inventory so our market share can increase. Another aspect that makes us a possible unicorn is that we are publicly traded which is more attractive to venture capital and investment banks that can potentially accelerate our growth. What are the most critical questions relating to your business? One of the biggest concerns expressed are about our patents held on the existing product and how patents will be registered and enforced for products now in process. The other major concern often raised by investors are related to large established companies or other 5g carriers potentially entering the market and pressuring AdvanceTC out by forcefully inserting similar products in the near future. We are structuring our devices around specific links in the value chain of our industry to remain relevant even after large brand names enter the market. Our growth is focused on marketing our phones and to offer services to enable our clients’ communications. We are going to approach the existing satellite phone users once our phone is introduced into the market. The big brand names cannot do that because they don’t have our device. There are approximately 1.5 million satellite phone users in the USA alone and they use an outdated phone to make satellite voice calls or to send texts over satellite. We anticipate introducing auxiliary tools to provide communication enabling services that are important to our target markets including multi-mode communication channels integrated into the device, Software as a Service (SaaS), Data as a Service (DaaS) and carrier services. On November 14th, 2020 we attended The National Due Diligence Association (TNDDA) Conference which is for SEC registered broker/dealers, professional due diligence attorneys and investigators and a limited number of high net worth investors. We also attended the 14th Annual LD Micro Conference and we had the chance to address these concerns for the first time publicly. The Satellite communication market is on everybody’s map to some degree and there will be exciting innovation in the near future. We believe that the most popular and established global brands will enter this market and we are excited because we fit right in and it will accelerate the development of the sector. How does the future for satellite communications look? The increased utilization of space systems – manned, unmanned, and planetary bodies – will evolve the need for improved space communications systems. Clearly foreseeable technologies suggest that several decades of continuing innovations are now possible. But technology will not be the only source of change for the satellite communications industry. Other drivers of change will include: New service demands in both civilian and defense-related markets; Restructuring of commercial satellite organizations through acquisition, merger, and regulatory change; New allocations or reallocation of frequencies; Convergence between the various satellite applications markets – both in terms of technology and structural integration; Constraints in orbital configurations; Orbital debris; and even Growth of human activities in outer space may prove to be significant shapers of the growth of satellite systems in the next 20–30 years. In short, there are remarkable new technologies still to be developed in terms of space-based satellite communications systems, more powerful processors, new encoding capabilities, and new user terminal capabilities that can make user systems more mobile, more versatile, more personally responsive, more powerful in terms of performance, and yet lower in cost. There has been a lot of talk about satellite internet and how does AdvanceTC fit into that Conversation? Most of the attention has focused on those stories related to the rocket launches getting satellites into space but all of these satellites will need transceivers on Earth to send and receive data. We have a smartphone with satellite capability that has such a receiver built into it. We envision a market where our phone is used by people that need to have access to multiple modes of communication from one device, not just satellite internet. Are you going to provide regular updates to the market? We are committed to provide the market with regular updates and these will mostly be covering our progress with the upcoming launch of our latest device as well as business development activities. We are committed to provide shareholder growth. Where do you see the Company in 12 months? Advanced TC was recently listed as a foreign symbol on the OTC Markets after having spent many years on the Australian NSX Exchange which remains our primary market. Within the coming 12 months, we are launching our flagship device and reaching milestones that qualify us for institutional investors, add considerable value to shareholders, and there are plans to list the company on a major exchange in the US as well. We already have strong relationships to move the business forward. About AdvanceTC Limited AdvanceTC is a premier company specializing in the design, development and commercialization of high tech mobile wireless computing and telecommunication devices since 2005. AdvanceTC W3, a full Windows® OS microcomputer integrated with cellular telephony capabilities and the Xplore X7 the world’s first android smartphone with satellite messaging and emergency service, fully designed and developed using its own patented proprietary technology and engineering innovation. Follow us on our social media accounts: https://twitter.com/advancetc_ltd https://www.instagram.com/advancetc_ltd/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/advancetc/ https://www.facebook.com/advancetcltd/ For further information please contact: Contact:Name: CP Loi/ Chief Executive OfficerEmail: email@example.comWebsite: www.advancetc.us Forward-Looking Information This news release contains forward-looking statements relating to the Proposed Transaction, and the future potential of AdvanceTC. Forward-looking statements are often identified by terms such as "will", "may", "should", "intends", "anticipates", "expects", "plans" and similar expressions. All statements other than statements of historical fact, included in this release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the risk that the Proposed Transaction will not be completed due to, among other things, failure to execute definitive documentation, failure to complete satisfactory due diligence, failure to receive the approval of the NSX and the risk that AdvanceTC will not be successful due to, among other things, general risks relating to the mobile application industry, failure of AdvanceTC to gain market acceptance and potential challenges to the intellectual property utilized in AdvanceTC. There can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will materialize and the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and the Company will only update or revise publicly any of the included forward-looking statements as expressly required by securities laws.
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(Bloomberg) -- AT&T Inc. is in talks to combine its media business with Discovery Inc. in a deal that would create a new entertainment powerhouse, according to people with knowledge of the matter, a surprising move for a company that spent $85 billion to acquire the assets less than three years ago.A deal could be announced as soon as this week, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.The idea is to combine Discovery’s reality-TV empire with AT&T’s vast media holdings, building a business that would be a formidable competitor to Netflix Inc. and Walt Disney Co. Any deal would mark a major shift in AT&T’s strategy after years of working to assemble telecommunications and media assets under one roof. AT&T gained some of the biggest brands in entertainment through its acquisition of Time Warner Inc., which was completed in 2018.The deal would underscore the difficulty telecom companies like AT&T and Verizon Communications Inc. have had finding a payoff from their media operations. Through its WarnerMedia unit, AT&T owns CNN, HBO, Cartoon Network, TBS, TNT and the Warner Bros. studio. Discovery, backed by cable mogul John Malone, controls networks such as HGTV, Food Network, TLC and Animal Planet.Chief Executive Officer David Zaslav has helped Discovery grow through acquisitions, including a purchase of HGTV owner Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. that closed in 2018. Discovery’s class A shares have risen more than 18% this year, valuing the company at almost $24 billion. AT&T has gained 12%, giving it a market capitalization of $230 billion.The companies are still negotiating the structure of a transaction, and details could change or the talks could fall apart, the people said. Representatives for AT&T and Discovery declined to comment.Selling AssetsAT&T CEO John Stankey has been cleaning house at the sprawling telecom titan, cutting staff and selling underperforming assets. The company has been funneling money into rolling out its 5G wireless network, which requires billions of dollars of investment, as well as expanding its fiber-optic footprint.The carrier has been boosting movie and television production to attract subscribers to its HBO Max streaming service. It also needs cash to pay down debt. AT&T became one of the world’s most indebted companies after an acquisition spree, and though it’s been paying down what it owes, it now has bills from a recent spectrum auction.Any move involving AT&T’s content assets would come just months after it reached a deal to spin off its DirecTV operations in a pact with buyout firm TPG. AT&T also agreed in December to sell its anime video unit Crunchyroll to a unit of Sony Corp. for $1.2 billion.And the company has parted with its Puerto Rico phone operations, a stake in Hulu, a central European media group and almost all its offices at New York’s Hudson Yards.Stankey’s predecessor at AT&T, longtime CEO Randall Stephenson, spent his 13-year tenure bulking up the company. He was obsessed with deals and kept a color-coded roster of companies he wanted AT&T to buy, leading to 43 acquisitions.But critics such as activist investor Elliott Management Corp. have complained about the strategy, urging AT&T to focus on its core business. And now that’s just what Stankey is doing.In wireless services, AT&T is playing catch-up with Verizon, the market leader, and T-Mobile US Inc., which became the No. 2 carrier after gobbling up Sprint Corp. Verizon has made its own efforts to slim down. The company agreed this month to sell its media division to Apollo Global Management Inc. for $5 billion, a move that will offload online brands like AOL and Yahoo.The Discovery deal could give the combined company enough programming to compete with Netflix and other streaming services in a global battle over the future of entertainment. In 2019, Disney bought 21st Century Fox Inc.’s entertainments assets for $71 billion, largely to gain enough muscle to constantly refresh its streaming services. It launched Disney+ in November 2019 and already has more than 100 million subscribers.Both Discovery and AT&T’s media unit, WarnerMedia, have recently made their own forays into streaming. Discovery has debuted Discovery+, which has a vast array of unscripted reality shows. AT&T, meanwhile, has made a big bet on HBO Max, which launched a year ago and includes HBO programming and movies from AT&T’s Warner Bros. studio. Both companies are quickly expanding their streaming services around the world.Cable NetworksDiscovery and WarnerMedia also own a portfolio of cable channels that remain profitable but are losing subscribers as more people abandon pay-TV service and adopt streaming. And AT&T’s CNN is looking for new ways to maintain its audience after the busy news cycle of the Trump years. TNT and TBS have some general entertainment shows, but their most attractive assets may be their sports rights to air professional baseball, basketball and hockey. Discovery, meanwhile, has the rights to broadcast the Olympics and professional golf outside the U.S.Combining such assets would be complex, as the two companies have numerous long-term deals in place with pay-TV companies. A merged company would also have to choose a leader between WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar and Discovery’s Zaslav.The deal would be an acknowledgment by AT&T that it hasn’t delivered on the promise of owning distribution and media assets. The strategy has been criticized before, with analysts suggesting the two could be more valuable if kept separate.‘Fool’s Gold’Rich Greenfield, an analyst at LightShed Partners, has argued that AT&T and Comcast Corp., the cable provider that owns NBCUniversal, should spin off their media assets and combine them in a new company. He has called the promise of owning distribution and programming “fool’s gold.”On Sunday, Greenfield tweeted that he could “certainly imagine the secularly declining Turner assets merged with Discovery for scale,” but added that it was “harder to imagine” HBO Max and AT&T’s Warner Bros studio being part of a combined company.At an investor conference last week, WarnerMedia’s Kilar defended the need for WarnerMedia to be owned by AT&T, saying the telecom company had invested billions of dollars in HBO Max and broken down silos within the company to create a single operating unit. He added that AT&T’s phone and broadband customers were less likely to cancel if they got HBO Max, and many of HBO Max’s subscribers were AT&T customers.Kilar irked the Hollywood establishment with his decision in December to release all of WarnerMedia’s movie slate on HBO Max at the same time the films hit theaters. But its recent movies have performed well at the box office, helping soothe concerns.Now he may face a more daunting challenge: helping piece together a patchwork of media businesses to create a new entity that can thrive in the streaming age.(Updates with with spectrum auction in eighth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
The race for Champions League qualification looks likely to go down to the wire thanks to a slip-up from Chelsea and the Reds’ improving form. Thursday’s win over Manchester United, coupled with Chelsea’s defeat to Arsenal, has put a place in the top four in Liverpool’s own hands - an unlikely prospect a fortnight ago. Another win today would see Liverpool, who were this week dethroned as Premier League champions, move to within one point of Chelsea and with the easier final fixtures.
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Tottenham will enter the final week of the season with Europa League qualification and a top-six finish in their hands after a comfortable 2-0 win over struggling Wolves in north London. A third win in four Premier League games under interim head-coach Ryan Mason means Spurs will surely guarantee sixth place and precious Europa League qualification ahead of rivals West Ham if they beat Aston Villa and Leicester next week. No-one would have considered finishing above the Hammers a success in September, but consigning David Moyes’ side to the inaugural Europa Conference League would nonetheless count as a small triumph at the end a tough campaign for Spurs, particularly given the contrasting narratives around the two clubs’ seasons.
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