Myers arrives to approve the setup of one of the leaders debates. He checks the podium, the lights and the audio. We see Myers casually running through Morris’ sound bites. Continue reading this postAccess to information: Does Canada need to be more open with data?TTC bus driver: Do you often see your local drivers texting?The Toronto Sun on Thursday published a picture sent by a reader of a TTC bus driver driving while texting on a mobile device. (Toronto Sun)The Toronto Transit Commission is coming under fire after the emergence of a picture. Continue reading this post.
A customer exits the Niketown store in midtown Manhattan in New York, in this June 25, 2015 file photo. Firm global profit rose 23 percent in the three months to Aug. 31 as sales in Greater China jumped by nearly a third and earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) soared 51 percent.
According to Holder, it isn’t because of lack of trying. But figuring out the chain of responsibility for actions in a multi billion financial services firms is difficult. He said that there were active investigations focused on the conduct of individuals “which involve conduct that has undermined the integrity of our markets.” Charges in these cases will be filed soon.
The last image looks like a nuclear cooling tower coming out of the moon’s surface and extending much higher than our towers could ever reach. These images started the believers of UFO interaction with the moon down a very unsettling path. What if aliens were on the moon because it was acting as a military center of operations in the event there would be war with Earth?.
And Nike is the company that got the deal in 1996 to sponsor the team and supply it with soccer shoes and uniforms.Related: How FIFA makes its billionsNike (NKE) issued a statement Wednesday saying it is very concerned about the allegations of corruption against FIFA officials and that it strongly opposes any form of manipulation or bribery.The company pointed out Thursday that the indictments “do not allege that Nike engaged in criminal conduct” or that “any Nike employee was aware of or knowingly participated in any bribery or kickback scheme.”Related: A look inside FIFA’s bribe machineTo get the deal with the Brazilian national team, the unnamed sportswear company had to deal with the Traffic Group, a sports marketing firm whose founder Jose Hawilla has plead guilty to bribing FIFA officials in order to become the middleman between the organization and various broadcasters and sponsors who wanted to strike deals with the soccer organizations.And the sportswear company agreed to pay the Traffic Group extra to get the Brazilian sponsorship deal done, according one of the indictments unsealed yesterday.The indictment said that contract called for the company to pay $160 million to the Brazilian team over 10 years.”Sportswear Company A agreed to pay a Traffic affiliate with a Swiss bank account an additional $40 million in base compensation on top of the $160 million it was obligated to pay,” according to the indictment. ” It said Traffic also billed the company for an additional $30 million in fees between 1996 and 1999.Related: Visa warns FIFA Clean up your act or elseThe sponsorship deal is relatively small change to Nike, which has $27.8 billion in annual sales and has agreed to endorsement deals with athletes worth $4.7 billion.Nike is correct that the indictment does not say that those payments by the sportswear company to the Traffic Group were illegal or were a bribe. But it does accuse Traffic Group and Hawilla of using the money to make illegal bribes to top FIFA officials.Soccer is the world’s most popular sport and has become an increasingly important part of Nike’s business, since it sells more of its products outside the United States than it does in domestic sales.