(AUSTRIA) Nord Stream2 Energy Report: The EU should not limit gas supplies from Russia, the Austrian FM believes: After they threatened Russia with sanctions in case of aggression against Ukraine, but does not want to punish the pipeline #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.26: However, according to the politician, Russian gas supplies and the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline should not experience restrictions from the EU.

#AceDailyNews says this is reported by the news agency DPA, referring to an interview with Shallenberg Die Presse newspaper.

Austria threatened Russia with sanctions in case of aggression against Ukraine, but does not want to punish Nord Stream 2 / illustrative photo by REUTERS

Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg said that in the event of an escalation of aggression against Ukraine, Russia will face large economic and financial sanctions from the European Union .

Shallenberg noted that Nord Stream 2 is not yet operational. Therefore, according to him, the pipeline cannot be used to impose restrictions. In addition, the minister recalled that the Austrian oil and gas company OMV is one of the investors in the Russian gas pipeline.

“We in Europe are to a certain extent dependent on energy from Russia. We cannot change this overnight if we want heat and electricity,” he said.

At the same time, the minister stressed that large-scale economic and financial sanctions of the European Union are being actively worked out in case of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“In the event of an escalation, there will be a very clear, unambiguous and quick response,” Schallenberg said.

He also did not rule out the disconnection of Russia from the international banking payment system SWIFT.

Recall that the Nord Stream 2 project provides for the construction and operation of two gas pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany.

The pipeline operator is Nord Stream 2 AG, 100% owned by Gazprom.

On September 10, 2021, Russia announced the completion of the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

To launch Nord Stream 2, it needs to be certified by German authorities. This procedure was started, but was suspended on November 16, 2021 . After certification by the German authorities, the European Commission must give permission to operate. Without the approval of the EC, the gas pipeline cannot be launched.

Ukraine warned that Russia could use the gas pipeline as a “weapon”.

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(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) ICE/HSI Report: A two-day undercover local, state and federal law enforcement operation resulted in the arrest of nine individuals, the seizure of six weapons and nine vehicles, as well as thousands of dollars in cash and illicit drugs #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.26: This investigation was conducted by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Human Trafficking Unit, Memphis Police Department, FBI, and office of the 30th Judicial District Attorney General.

#AceDailyNews ICE/HSI, joint Nashville Report: The undercover investigation, aimed at addressing human trafficking in the Memphis area, began on January 21. Undercover officers placed decoy advertisements on websites known to be linked to prostitution and commercial sex. The focus of the operation was to identify individuals seeking to engage in commercial sex acts with minors. As a result, the following nine men were arrested and booked into the Shelby County Jail:

“Proudly works with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners in the fight against human trafficking,” said Special Agent in Charge Jerry C. Templet, Jr. “Removing these predators and bringing justice to victims is necessary and important work: Additionally, like the results of this operation, these investigations often lead to the discovery of other illegal activities and seizure of ill-gotten gains.”

  • Nathan Durham, 46, of Memphis, Tennessee, is being held on a $15,000 bond, charged with two counts of trafficking for commercial sex acts, one count of possession with intent (marijuana), three counts of unlawful possession of a weapon, and three counts of possession of a weapon during the commission of a dangerous felony.
  • Doubse Edwards, 55, of Memphis, Tennessee, is being held on a $40,000 bond, charged with two counts of trafficking for commercial sex acts, one count of possession with intent (cocaine), and one count of felony possession of methamphetamine.
  • Cortez Holloway, 31, of Memphis, Tennessee, is being held on a $5000 bond, charged with one count of promoting prostitution.
  • Lironda Knighten, 26, of Marion, Arkansas, is being held on a $20,000 bond, charged with two counts of trafficking for commercial sex acts, one count of possession with intent (marijuana), one count of unlawful possession of a weapon, and one count of possession of a weapon during the commission of a dangerous felony.
  • Mark Pitts, 48, of Forrest City, Arkansas, is being held on a $10,000 bond, charged with two counts of trafficking for commercial sex acts.
  • Thomas Riedmaier, 67, of Gibsonburg, Ohio, is being held on a $7500 bond, charged with two counts of trafficking for commercial sex acts.
  • Steven Scroggins, 37, of Portland, Arkansas, is being held on a $30,000 bond, charged with two counts of trafficking for commercial sex acts and one count of felony possession of methamphetamine.
  • Patrick Watt, 55, of Memphis, Tennessee, is being held on a $15,000 bond, charged with one count of trafficking for commercial sex acts.
  • Anthony Wolfe, 52, of Horn Lake, Mississippi, is being held on a $15,000 bond, charged with one count of trafficking for commercial sex acts.

Part of the operation also focused on identifying potential victims of human trafficking. As a result, several women were referred for services:

HSI is a directorate of ICE and the principal investigative arm of DHS, responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel, and finance move. HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 special agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

If someone believes trafficking may be occurring, they should not approach the potential suspect or victim(s). For the safety of the public and the victim(s), suspicious activity should first be reported to local law enforcement. Tips can also be submitted anonymously online at ice.gov/tipline, or by phone at 866-347-2423.

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(KYIV) LATEST: Ukraine & Germany have reached the moment of truth on a number of fundamentally important issues for the security and future of the Ukrainian state, Ukrainian FM Dmytro Kuleba has said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.26: And now we have reached a moment of truth with Germany on a number of fundamentally important issues for security and the future of Ukraine as an independent state, and Euro-Atlantic security in general,” Kuleba said on the air of the Svoboda Slova (Freedom of Speech) program on ICTV on Monday.

#AceDailyNews says according to Interfax Ukraine News Report: Germany has done a lot since 2014 for Ukraine, including to mobilize sanctions pressure, support Ukrainian reforms, the Ukrainian economy. But every crisis brings relations to a moment of truth.

Germany, Ukraine reach moment of truth on some fundamentally important issues for security, future of Ukraine – Kuleba

According to him, this is about the support of the most powerful sanctions against Russia by Germany, Nord Stream 2, the issue of supplying weapons.

“There is one aspect, namely bilateral arms supply from Germany to Ukraine. But there are others. There is the issue of Germany granting permission to a third country for the transfer of weapons. There is the issue of Germany’s consent to the purchase of weapons by Ukraine through the NATO system. These are issues where we believe it cannot at all there will be no talk of Germany blocking something,” the minister said.

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(LONDON) Press Release Statement Report: Foreign Secretary Liz Truss statement on Kremlin plan to install pro-Russian leadership in Ukraine exposed #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan25: We have information that indicates the Russian Government is looking to install a pro-Russian leader in Kyiv as it considers whether to invade and occupy Ukraine. The former Ukrainian MP Yevhen Murayev is being considered as a potential candidate.

#AceDailyNews GOVUK Report: Kremlin plan to install pro-Russian leadership in Ukraine exposed according to

We have information that the Russian intelligence services maintain links with numerous former Ukrainian politicians including:

  • Serhiy Arbuzov, First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine from 2012-2014, and acting Prime Minister in 2014
  • Andriy Kluyev, First Deputy Prime Minister from 2010-2012 and Chief of Staff to former Ukrainian President Yanukovich
  • Vladimir Sivkovich, former Deputy Head of the Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council (RNBO)
  • Mykola Azarov, Prime Minister of Ukraine from 2010-2014

Some of these have contact with Russian intelligence officers currently involved in the planning for an attack on Ukraine.

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said:

The information being released today shines a light on the extent of Russian activity designed to subvert Ukraine, and is an insight into Kremlin thinking.

Russia must de-escalate, end its campaigns of aggression and disinformation, and pursue a path of diplomacy. As the UK and our partners have said repeatedly, any Russian military incursion into Ukraine would be a massive strategic mistake with severe costs.

The UK’s position on Ukraine is also clear. We unequivocally support its sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders, including Crimea. Ukraine is an independent, sovereign country.

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(YEMEN) LATEST: A missile fragment discovered in the debris after Friday’s devastating airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition on the city of Saada has been identified as having come from a bomb produced by a US weapons manufacturer #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.25: The January 21 attack on a migrant detention facility in a Houthi rebel stronghold claimed several dozen lives, including those of a number of children, and prompted UN General Secretary António Guterres to call for an “effective and transparent investigation.”

#AceDailyNews says according to RT News Report: Video footage filmed in the aftermath of the airstrike by members of the Houthi rebel movement, which is in conflict with the Saudi-backed government, and shared on YouTube, shows distressing scenes of rescue workers removing bodies from the rubble. At one point, a fragment allegedly from a lethal weapon used in the raid is shown, with part of its identifying text and numbers visible.

Hundreds injured & killed in Saudi strikes
Hundreds injured & killed in Saudi strikes

That’s the manufacturer cage code for Raytheon,” Marc Garlasco, a military adviser from the Netherlands-based PAX Protection of Civilians NGO wrote on Twitter, referring to the US’ Raytheon Technologies Corporation, one of the world’s largest aerospace and intelligence services suppliers.

A CNN investigation also listed the same Raytheon cage code found on shrapnel after coalition airstrikes in Yemen in 2015, 2016 and 2018.

Raytheon describes itself on its website as being focused on “creating breakthrough technologies in fields such as artificial intelligence, advanced propulsion, electrification, and thermal management.” Its listof cage codes includes the number 96214, which matches that seen on the fragment found in Saada.

This is not the first time that bomb fragments from American-made weapons have been discovered among the rubble in Yemen. The US has continued to supply weapons and logistical and intelligence support to Saudi Arabia, despite numerous calls from human rights organizations to cease its exports.

In August 2018, a Yemeni journalist identified missile fragments found after an attack on a bus carrying children as having derived from a Raytheon Mark 82 general-purpose free-fall bomb.

The Saudi-led coalition has recently intensified airstrikes in Yemen in response to Houthi drone attacks in the United Arab Emirates, an ally of Saudi Arabia in the conflict.You can share this story on social media:

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(WASHINGTON/LONDON) LATEST: The second batch of American aid landed in Boryspil: on board are Javelins and BDM grenade launchers #AceNewsDesk

#AceNewsReport – Jan.25: According to the Dumskaya correspondent, tonight the second US Air Force Boeing-747 landed at the Borispol airport in the capital. .

#AceDailyNews says according to local Ukraine News Report: The military transport aviation of the United States and Great Britain continues to support the air bridge , through which modern weapons are supplied to Ukraine in unprecedented volumes: Published: January. 23, 2022

According to journalist Yuri Butusov, the weapons delivered on board also came from the stocks of the Redstone arsenal.

In addition to the already familiar high-precision Javelin anti-tank missiles, we were the first to receive BDM grenade launchers with an M-141 vacuum grenade. This is an analogue of the Soviet “Bumblebee”.

It is used against infantry that has settled in buildings and fortifications. It can also hit light armored vehicles such as infantry fighting vehicles, infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers, destroying everything inside.

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(LONDON) JUST IN: MET Press Release Statement: The Metropolitan Police Service has today begun investigations into events at Downing Street and Whitehall where participants may have breached Health Protection Regulations on a number of dates.

#AceNewsReport – Jan.25: Speaking at the London Assembly’s Police and Crime Committee this morning (25 January), Commissioner Cressida Dick said: “As a result firstly of information provided by the Cabinet Office inquiry team and secondly my officers’ own assessment, I can confirm that the Met is now investigating a number of events that took place at Downing Street and Whitehall in the last two years in relation to potential breaches of Covid-19 regulations.

#AceDailyNews says that MET Cressida Dick says Investigation under way into potential #COVID19 breaches at Whitehall and Downing Street: Published: 25 January 2022 10:40

Investigation under way into potential Covid breaches at Whitehall and Downing Street

“My officers have assessed several other events that appear to have taken place at Downing Street and Whitehall. On the available information, these other events are assessed as not reaching the threshold for criminal investigation.

“Throughout the pandemic the Met has sought, as I have said, to take a proportionate approach. I should stress the fact that the Met is investigating does not mean that fixed penalty notices will necessarily be issued in every instance and to every person involved.

“We will not be giving a running commentary on our current investigations, but I can assure you that we will give updates at significant points as we would normally do.”

The MPS has had ongoing contact with the Cabinet Office in relation to its inquiry into allegations of gatherings. Throughout this process specialist MPS detectives, supported by senior officers, have continually considered whether criminal investigation into any of these events was proportionate based on the available information. In recent days the Cabinet Office has provided outline findings from its inquiry to the MPS.

Following detailed assessments of these outline findings the MPS has decided to open investigations into potential breaches of HPA regulations during events at Downing Street and Whitehall on a number of dates.

Where multiple events occurred on a particular date at a location, all the events on that date will initially fall within the remit of the investigation so that the full circumstances can be established. This does not mean that everyone who attended an event will be investigated.

The MPS has written to the Cabinet Office this morning with a formal request for it to refer all relevant information gathered from its inquiry in relation to events on the dates in question to support the police investigations.

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(BEIJING) Film Industry Report: China’s Censors Ban Hollywood Films As It Builds Its Own “Movie Empire” #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.25: According to Axios, the CCP leadership and President Xi have set an ambitious goal of making China a “strong film power” by 2035. In the title of its post, Axios also described it as a “movie empire”. And how could they accomplish this goal if domestic films don’t dominate in their own backyard? Clearly, US films pose a serious threat to this.

#AceDailyNews says according to Zerohedge News Report: Despite the franchises popularity with Chinese consumers, China’s censors blocked all four of Disney’s Marvel movies released last year from being shown in the Chinese market:

The films contained nothing that would obviously anger China’s censors (no references to Taiwan as an independent country were included in any of the four films), but as Axios points out, they were banned because of what they didn’t include: mass messaging that would subtly support the CCP’s long-term political aims.

So instead, China’s censors were given “the nudge” to raise objections about the films’ unacceptable “political” overtones – despite the fact that these movies all take place in a fantasy universe with little bearing on humanity’s reality.

This CCP-ordered crackdown doesn’t bode well for Hollywood, which has long treated China like a critical growth market. “It’s a real turning away from the global entertainment industry,” said Rebecca Davis, China bureau chief for Variety, who was quoted by Axios.Source: Axios

Among the foreign films that did play in Chinese theaters last year, just 28% were released in 2021; most were older films. Typically, China’s regulators allow about 34 foreign films to be shown in the country every year.

The highest-grossing film in the Chinese box office in 2021 was a domestic feature film called the “Battle for Lake Changjin,” what US outlets have described as a propaganda war film glorifying the PLA’s battle against American forces during the Korean war.

Now, Beijing’s propagandists are turning to film to re-write the narrative of the pandemic: According to Axios, one recent film called “Embrace Again” uses China’s most popular movie stars to amplify Beijing’s preferred narrative of the pandemic as a heartwarming struggle of a people against a virus (while of course erasing government failures to contain the outbreak before it spread worldwide). The film dominated the New Year’s box office.

Hollywood now faces a difficult task: how can they make movies that Beijing will allow to be seen? Even more difficult: how can they accomplish this without angering American legislators and consumers by portraying the US in a negative light.

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(AFGHANISTAN) Food Crisis Report: Approximately 80-percent of the former national budget came from the US and other foreign donors: In August, the economy subsequently collapsed following U.S. troop withdrawal and #Taliban takeover #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.25: (MNN) Afghans face yet another crisis as temperatures drop. Without food or heat, millions risk death by starvation or hypothermia.

#AceDailyNews says as Winter comes and cold bites another crisis raises its ugly head with ‘Starvation & OR Hypothermia’ brings another crisis to Afghanistan

MNN Report: BY January.24, 2022: Below:

“Afghanistan is a very cold country because it’s very mountainous. One of their severe [cold periods is] happening right now,” Reza* of Global Catalytic Ministries says.

“Many people are starving. People are even selling their children for food.”

Approximately 80-percent of Afghanistan’s former national budget came from the United States and other foreign donors. In August, the economy subsequently collapsed following the disastrous U.S. troop withdrawal and Taliban takeover.

As a landlocked nation, Afghanistan relies on imports for food and more, and the West isn’t likely to lift sanctions or banking restrictions anytime soon. According to the World Food Program, nearly 23 million Afghans face acute hunger; more than 8.5 million are “on the brink of starvation.”

From an underground leader: “They’re just waiting to see when they will die because it’s hopeless. These things (food) really bring hope again to their hearts and makes them see that yes, God cares for them.”
(Photo, caption courtesy of Global Catalytic Ministries)

The United Nations just made its biggest appeal ever for a single country, seeking $5 billion in aid for Afghanistan. But international donors remain skeptical, fearing their assistance will empower the Taliban – not help the people.

Furthermore, “not a lot (of relief work) is [being] done because the Taliban will not allow organizations to come and help it,” Reza says.

Activating hope in Afghanistan

One of the few groups with access to Afghanistan, Global Catalytic Ministries does all it can to keep people alive. “We brought money inside of the country to buy food for people; to buy coal [and] wood because it’s so cold,” Reza says.

“Not everywhere in Afghanistan has natural gas and electricity, so many people use coal and wood to keep their houses warm. We’ve been able to pass out many pounds of it [and] so much food.”

GCM helps believers survive today so they can plan for tomorrow. Afghanistan replaced North Korea on Open Doors’ World Watch List as the world’s worst persecutor of Christians in 2021. However, Reza believes the Lord is about to do something awe-inspiring in Afghanistan.

“One of the focuses we have for 2022 is to rebuild and restore the Church because two-thirds of the believers left the country,” Reza says.

“What has happened with the Taliban taking over the country is a Gideon moment. The believers are dwindling to maybe a few hundred. But through a few hundred, the Lord is going to take over the nation.”

Partner with Global Catalytic Ministries here. Right now, the “biggest [activity is] passing out food because no one has food, unfortunately. We’re passing out [food aid] to believers and non-believers,” Reza says.

*Pseudonym

Header and story images courtesy of Global Catalytic Ministries.

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(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) Spectrum Labs Report: Raises $32-million for AI-based content moderation that monitors billions of conversations daily for toxicity #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.25: Two years into the pandemic, online conversations are for many of us still the primary interactions that we are having every day, and we are collectively having billions of them. But as many of us have discovered, not all of those are squeaky clean, positive experiences.

#AceDailyNews says according to TechCrunch News Report: Today, a startup called Spectrum Labs — which provides artificial intelligence technology to platform providers to detect and shut down toxic exchanges in real time (specifically, 20 milliseconds or less) — is announcing $32 million in funding. It plans to use the money to continue investing in its technology to double down on its growing consumer business and to forge ahead in a new area, providing services to enterprises for their internal and customer-facing conversations, providing not just a way to help detect when toxicity is creeping into exchanges, but to provide an audit trail for the activity for wider trust and safety tracking and initiatives.

“We aspire to be the leaders in language where civility matters,” CEO Justin Davis said in an interview.

The round is being led by Intel Capital, with Munich Re Ventures, Gaingels, OurCrowd, Harris Barton, and previous backers Wing Venture Capital, Greycroft, Ridge Ventures, Super{set}, and Global Founders Capital also participating. Greycroft led Spectrum’s previous round of $10 million in September 2020, and the company has now raised $46 million in total.

Davis, who co-founded the company with Josh Newman (the CTO), said Spectrum Labs is not disclosing valuation, but the company’s business size today speaks to how it’s been doing.

Spectrum Labs today works with just over 20 big platforms — they include social networking companies Pinterest and The Meet Group, dating site Grindr, Jimmy Wales’ entertainment wiki Fandom, Riot Games, and e-learning platform Udemy — which in turn have millions of customers sending billions of messages to each other day, either in open chat rooms or in more direct, private conversations.

Its technology is based around natural language and works in real time both on text-based interactions and audio interactions.

Davis notes that its audio work is “read” as audio, not transcribed to text first, which gives Spectrum’s customers a significant jump on responding to the activity, and counteracting what Davis referred to as “The Wild West nature of voice,” due to how slow responses typically are for those not using Spectrum’s technology: a platform has to wait for users to flag iffy content, then the platform has to find that audio in the transcriptions, and then it can take action — a process that could take days.

This is all the more important since voice-based services — with the rise not just of podcasting but services like Clubhouse and Spaces on Twitter — are growing in popularity.

Whether text or audio, Spectrum scans these exchanges for toxic content covering more than 40 behavior profiles that it built initially in consultation with researchers and academics around the world and continues to hone as it ingests more data from across the web. The profiles cover parameters like harassment, hate speech, violent extremism, scams, grooming, illegal solicitation and doxxing. It currently supports scanning in nearly 40 languages, Davis tells me, adding that it could work with any language, , although Davis tells me that there is no language limit.

” We can technically cover any language in a matter of weeks,” he said.

The most visible examples of online toxicity have been in the consumer sphere — where they have played out in open-forum and more private online bullying and hate speech and other illegal activity, an area where Spectrum Labs will continue to do work and invest in technology to detect ever more complicated and sophisticated approaches from bad actors. One focus for Spectrum Labs will be in working on ways to improve how customers themselves can also play a role in deciding what they do and definitely do not want to see, alongside controls and tools for a platform’s trust and safety team. This is a tricky area, and arguably one reason why toxicity has gotten out of hand is because traditionally platforms have wanted to take a hands-off, free speech approach and not meddle in content, since the other side of the coin is that they can also be accused of censoring, a debate that is still very much playing out today.

“There is a natural tension between what the policy implements and what users want and are willing to accept,” Davis said. His company’s view is that the job of a platform “is keeping the worst of the worst off, but also to provide consumer controls to make selection over what they want to see over time.”

Alongside that, Spectrum plans to move more into enterprise services.

The opportunity in enterprise is an interesting one, as it includes not just how people within a company converse with each other (which largely might take a similar form to the consumer-facing services that Spectrum Labs already provides), but also how a company interfaces with the outside world in areas like sales, customer service and marketing, and then leveraging the information that Spectrum Labs gathers in its analytics to potentially alter how each of those areas subsequently operates.

To be sure, this is not a market segment that has been ignored. Spectrum’s competitors here will include another startup in the conversation monitoring space, Aware, which focuses on enterprise exclusively. (L1ght, meanwhile, is another competitor in the consumer sphere.)

And there will certainly be others. We noted when we last wrote about Spectrum Labs that the founders and founding team came from Krux, a marketing technology company that was acquired by Salesforce (where they worked before leaving to found Spectrum Labs). I wouldn’t be surprised to see Salesforce taking a more interested role in this area in the future, not least because it is building out a very wide toolset to help companies run their businesses more efficiently, not just limited to CRM; but also because Bret Taylor, who once founded another social network and used to be the CTO of Facebook, is now helping to run the show, and may well have an especially informed grip on how communications forums can be used and abused.

For now, to address both the consumer and enterprise issues, Intel is coming in as a strategic investor in this round, Davis tells me. The plan will be to integrate Spectrum Labs’ technology to work more closely with Intel’s chip designs, which will increase the speed that it works even more, and Intel will be able to use as a unique selling point with Intel’s would-be hardware customers as they give a higher priority to trust and safety issues themselves.

“We believe Spectrum Labs’ Natural Language Understanding technology has the potential to become the core platform that powers the trust initiatives of thousands of companies around the world,” said Mark Rostick, VP and senior MD at Intel Capital, in a statement. “As digital trust and ethical operations emerge as a key factor to help organizations differentiate themselves, we see a huge opportunity to build a Trust & Safety tech layer into enterprise operations.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Jan.25: 2022:

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(SAN MIGUEL, Ariz.) CBP Customs Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Report: Agents evacuate a female migrant from the Baboquivari Mountains #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.25: On January 20, 2022, at approximately 7:21 p.m., the Arizona Air Coordination Center (A2C2) received a transferred 911 Call from Pima County from a female migrant located along the Baboquivari Mountains. The woman stated that she was alone and had been in the desert for four days.

#AceDailyNews says according to CBP AMO & U.S. Border Patrol Team: The call was pinpointed deep in the Baboquivari Mountain range near North Pass, a rugged, remote area about 12 miles north of the border. Agents instructed the woman to stay in place and help would be on the way.

This photo is a stock photo of an AMO A-Star aircraft

The A2C2 advised the Three Points Station’s, Tactical Operations Center that a Tucson Air Branch AS350 helicopter crew with an Air Interdiction Agent, Aviation Enforcement Agent, and a Border Patrol Agent onboard had responded from the San Miguel Forward Operations Base.

“The desert is dangerous, and smugglers take no issue abandoning migrants once their profit is made,” said Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent John Modlin.  “A cell phone can be the difference between life and death. But the bottom line for migrants is – They shouldn’t cross.”

The crew identified a suitable landing site and due to the failing light and mountainous terrain they validated the safety of the landing area with a practice approach.  The Aviation Enforcement Agent and Border Patrol Agent searched the area and found the woman. Due to environmental conditions, the decision was made to fly the woman and the Border Patrol Agent back to the San Miguel Forward Operating Base.This photo is a stock photo of an AMO
A-Star aircraft

“Flying in the mountains in the Tucson area is challenging and dangerous, especially at night.” said Director, Tucson Air Branch, Michael Montgomery.  “The safety of our agents and the people we encounter in the field are our highest priority.”

AMO safeguards our Nation by anticipating and confronting security threats through our aviation and maritime law enforcement expertise, innovative capabilities, and partnerships at the border and beyond. With federal agents and mission support personnel, aircraft, and marine vessels operating throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands, AMO conducts its mission in the air and maritime environments at and beyond the border, and within the nation’s interior.U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the comprehensive management, control, and protection of our nation’s borders, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection at and between official ports of entry.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Jan.25: 2022:

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(UKRAINE) NATO Report: They are putting its armed forces on alert and sending additional ships and fighter jets to Eastern Europe in connection with the build-up of Russian military forces near Ukraine #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.25: NATO Allies are putting forces on standby and sending additional ships and fighter jets to NATO deployments in eastern Europe, reinforcing Allied deterrence and defence as Russia continues its military build-up in and around Ukraine,” a statement published on the NATO website reads.

#AceDailyNews according to an NATO News Report: They are putting troops on alert, sending additional ships, fighters to eastern Europe amid amassing Russia’s troops

In the past days, a number of Allies have made announcements regarding current or upcoming deployments. Denmark is sending a frigate to the Baltic Sea and is set to deploy four F-16 fighter jets to Lithuania in support of NATO’s long-standing air-policing mission in the region. Spain is sending ships to join NATO naval forces and is considering sending fighter jets to Bulgaria. France has expressed its readiness to send troops to Romania under NATO command. The Netherlands is sending two F-35 fighter aircraft to Bulgaria from April to support NATO’s air-policing activities in the region, and is putting a ship and land-based units on standby for NATO’s Response Force. The United States has also made clear that it is considering increasing its military presence in the eastern part of the Alliance. 

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said:  “I welcome Allies contributing additional forces to NATO. NATO will continue to take all necessary measures to protect and defend all Allies, including by reinforcing the eastern part of the Alliance. We will always respond to any deterioration of our security environment, including through strengthening our collective defence.

NATO is a defensive Alliance. In response to Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014, NATO increased its presence in the eastern part of the alliance, including with four multinational battlegroups in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. These units, led by the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and the United States respectively, are multinational, and combat-ready. Their presence makes clear that an attack on one Ally will be considered an attack on the whole Alliance. There were no NATO forces in the eastern part of the Alliance before 2014.

The communiqué says that in the past days, a number of Allies have made announcements regarding current or upcoming deployments. Thus, according to the statement, Denmark is sending a frigate to the Baltic Sea and is set to deploy four F-16 fighter jets to Lithuania in support of NATO’s long-standing air-policing mission in the region. Spain is sending ships to join NATO naval forces and is considering sending fighter jets to Bulgaria.

In addition, France has expressed its readiness to send troops to Romania under NATO command.

The United States has also made clear that it is considering increasing its military presence in the eastern part of the Alliance.

NATO is also expecting that the Netherlands will send two F-35 fighter aircraft to Bulgaria from April to support NATO’s air-policing activities in the region, and will put a ship and land-based units on standby for NATO’s Response Force.

“There were no NATO forces in the eastern part of the Alliance before 2014,” NATO says.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Jan.25: 2022:

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(WASHINGTON) Dept Of Labour Report: Files lawsuit after investigation finds federal contractor failed to ensure subcontractors paid $3.3M in wages, fringe benefits #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.25: Contractors and subcontractors with federally funded service contracts must pay covered workers weekly, according to the applicable wage determination, and submit certified payroll records to the contracting agency on a weekly basis.

#AceDailyNews DOL Lawsuit Court Report: DES MOINES, IA – The U.S. Department of Labor filed suit against a federal contractor that failed to ensure its subcontractors paid 3,964 employees as required at 88 Iowa sites, resulting in $3,348,543 in prevailing wage, overtime and fringe benefit back wages due. The employees removed poultry waste potentially infected with avian flu from the sites.

On Jan. 21, 2022, the department filed its complaint with the Office of Administrative Law Judges to recover the unpaid wages. An investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division found that prime contractor, Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc., of Norwell, Massachusetts, failed to audit its 145 subcontractors for compliance with the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act and the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act.

“Vigorous enforcement of prevailing wage laws ensures that responsible contractors can participate in federal contracting, and it protects the wages of hardworking, middle-class workers,” explained Acting Wage and Hour Division Administrator Jessica Looman. “Prime contractors are responsible for their own compliance and for ensuring subcontractors also comply with federal contract labor protections. The Wage and Hour Division remains vigilant in its enforcement to ensure employees are paid in accordance with prevailing wage laws.”

Investigators found subcontractors on the project violated the SCA and failed to pay workers according to the applicable wage determination. As a result, they paid service workers less than the required prevailing wage and fringe benefit and miscalculated workers’ hourly rate for overtime pay. In some cases, contractors also failed to pay overtime for all hours worked in excess of 40 per week, a violation of the CWHSSA. 

Founded in 1980, Clean Harbors provides environmental emergency response and hazardous waste disposal services nationwide. 

In 2021, the Wage and Hour Division recovered more than $48 million in back wages due to over 21,000 employees working on federal contracts. Learn more about the Wage and Hour Division, including a search tool to use if you think you are owed back wages collected by the division. Employees and employers can contact the division’s toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243) for information about federal labor laws and worker protections.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Jan.25: 2022:

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(THAILAND) LATEST: A British man has died in the country officials have confirmed amid reports he was attacked and second man injured FCDO confirmed #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.24: The English language Bangkok Post newspaper reported that the dead man was found with knife wounds: The Bangkok Post reported that Thai police have arrested a 23-year-old man.

#AceDailyNews says according to Bangkok News Report: A second British man was taken to hospital, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) said: The incident reportedly took place in the early hours of Saturday in the town of Kanchanaburi.

An FCDO spokesperson said:

” We are in contact with the Royal Thai Police following the death of one British man and the hospitalisation of another in Thailand and are ready to provide consular support.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Jan.24: 2022:

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(SPAIN) NCA REPORT: A suspected drug trafficker has been arrested in Marbella just a day after he was named as one of the UK’s MOST WANTED #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.24: Hendry, formerly of Walton, Liverpool, was wanted by Humberside Police: He is alleged to have trafficked heroin and cocaine from Liverpool to Grimsby for onward distribution: Hendry and 11 other fugitives were revealed on Wednesday as the National Crime Agency launched its new most wanted campaign run in conjunction with independent charity Crimestoppers, Spanish law enforcement and UK policing.

#AceDailyNews NCA Report: Joshua Hendry, 30, was arrested in San Pedro de Alcantára, Marbella on Thursday evening by the Spanish National Police’s fugitives unit after an off-duty police officer recognised him from the publicity: He has been taken into custody and will appear in court soon as part of extradition proceedings.

Joshua Hendry

Tom Dowdall, NCA Deputy Director of International, said:

” This is a rapid result and it’s testimony to the power these appeals can have as well as the NCA’s international reach.

“Whether it’s using tip-offs from the public, sharing intelligence or deploying specialist capabilities, UK law enforcement and our Spanish partners are working as one to trace and arrest the other 11 fugitives.

“Those men will know now that we’re after them. They can live their lives anxiously looking over their shoulders and wondering if today’s the day they get caught or they can do the right thing and hand themselves in.”

Chief Inspector Rhodri Troake of Humberside Police said:

” We’d like to thank the National Crime Agency for their assistance in locating and arresting Hendry as a part of an efficient and fast-moving operation.

“Hendry is alleged to have trafficked heroin and crack cocaine from Liverpool to Grimsby for onward distribution within our local communities.

“This type of criminality can cause significant disruption to our local communities and we will continue to do everything we can to continue to bring those responsible to justice.”

Founder and Chair of the charity Crimestoppers, Lord Ashcroft, said:

“Having this fugitive arrested within days of his details being publicised shows the value of our joint campaign with the NCA. Remember, if you know the whereabouts of any of the other Most Wanted individuals who have so far evaded justice, you can tell our charity what you know. We guarantee you’ll stay completely anonymous.”

Anyone with information about any of our Most Wanted can contact the Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, and callers in Spain should call the freephone Spanish number 900 926 111. There is also the online reporting form which can be completed via crimestoppers-uk.org/fugitives.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Jan.24: 2022:

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(LONDON) Isleworth Crown Court Report: A former police officer has been sentenced to three years’ imprisonment after admitting a number of voyeurism offences #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.24: Corbel – who resigned from the Metropolitan Police Service following his conviction – was previously attached to the Met’s Continuous Policing Improvement Command and was not on duty at the time of the offences.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Former officer sentenced for voyeurism offences: Ex Detective Inspector Neil Corbel, 40, was also made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for seven years. He was sentenced on 21 January at Isleworth Crown Court after pleading guilty to 19 offences within the Greater London, Manchester, Brighton and other areas between January 2017 and February 2020.

Ex Detective Inspector Neil Corbel

COURT CASE NOTES:

The court heard that Corbel recorded 19 women using multiple devices on at least 21 occasions. The women did not consent and were not aware he had recorded them.

The women were mainly models who had been booked by Corbel for photo-shoots. Three were escorts or sex workers.

Corbel had contacted them online, using a false identity. He recorded the women using cameras disguised as everyday items.

His offences came to light after one model became suspicious of how Corbel was manoeuvring her into positions that faced a clock during a photo-shoot on 24 January 2020 at a hotel in Tower Bridge. She noticed some branding on the clock, googled it and found it was a video recording device.

She reported the incident to police and an investigation was launched by the Met’s Central East Command Unit.

Corbel was interviewed under caution on 21 February 2020. Further incidents and victims came to light and he was charged on 11 August 2021.

He appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 13 September, where he pleaded guilty to all counts.

He had been suspended from duty during the investigation but has since resigned. A misconduct hearing will now follow.

Detective Chief Superintendent Marcus Barnett, who leads the Central East Command Unit, said:

” Corbel’s actions were truly awful and a number of the women have told us of their shock to learn he was a police officer. We share that shock and disgust; it is vital the public feel that they can trust the police and when an officer acts in the manner Corbel did we know what an impact that has on our communities.

“The investigation team have worked incredibly hard to bring this complex matter to court and achieve this result today. But more than that I would like to thank the women involved who have shown such strength, courage and patience.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Jan.24: 2022:

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(KENTUCKY) Justice Dept Court Report: Following a three-day jury trial an Alexandria, Kentucky, couple was convicted of harboring undocumented (illegal) workers #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.24: U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky Carlton S. Shier, IV, and HSI Nashville Special Agent in Charge Jerry C. Templet, made the announcement on Friday.

#AceDailyNews ICE/HSI Investigation Report: After four hours of jury deliberation, Yun Zheng, aka Wendy, 50, and Yan Qui Wu, aka Jason, 48, were found guilty of four counts of concealing, harboring, or shielding a person, whom they knew to be undocumented residents of the United States, for commercial advantage and private financial gain.

The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) working with the Alexandria (Kentucky) Police Department.

According to trial testimony, from 2014 to 2017, husband and wife Zheng and Wu owned and operated the Tokyo Dragon Buffet restaurant in Alexandria, Kentucky, where they employed at least four undocumented workers. Evidence established that Zheng and Wu knew, or recklessly disregarded facts indicating, that these workers were undocumented. Evidence also established that Zheng and Wu housed these workers in their own home and provided virtually all their transportation, to avoid detection.

While working at the restaurant, one of the workers was badly burned by hot oil. The owners initially refused to take him to the hospital because, in one of the defendant’s own words, he was present illegally and would be deported if the owners transported him to the hospital. This investigation began when the worker eventually received treatment several days later. The nurses treating him were so disturbed by what he described, as well as the defendants’ conduct, that one of them called a law enforcement hotline.

Sentencing for Zheng and Wu is scheduled for May 4, 2022. For each of the four counts, they face up to 10 years in prison, up to a $250,000 fine, and restitution. However, any sentence following the conviction will be imposed by the court, after its consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal sentencing statutes.

HSI is a directorate of ICE and the principal investigative arm of DHS, responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel, and finance move. HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 special agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Jan.24: 2022:

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(TENNESSEE) Justice Dept Court Report: A former nurse practitioner and clinic owner was sentenced to 14 years in prison for illegally distributing prescription opioid pills to his patients #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.24: According to evidence presented at trial, Allen unlawfully prescribed roughly 15,000 opioid pills to three women with whom he had sexual relationships, and to a male patient who later passed away.

#AceDailyNews DOJ Court Report: Former Tennessee Clinic Owner Sentenced for Opioid Distribution: Mark Daniel Allen, 64, of Venice, Florida, was found guilty of six counts of unlawfully distributing controlled substances not for a legitimate medical purpose outside the scope of professional practice and one count of maintaining a drug-involved premises after a three-day trial on Sept. 1, 2021.

Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney Francis M. Hamilton III for the Eastern District of Tennessee; Special Agent in Charge Joseph Carrico of the FBI’s Knoxville Field Office; Special Agent in Charge Tamala Miles of the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG); and Director David Rausch of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) made the announcement.

The FBI, HHS-OIG, TBI, Manchester Police Department and Coffee County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.

Trial Attorney Emily Petro of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney James Brooks of the Eastern District of Tennessee prosecuted the case.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Jan.24: 2022:

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(WARWICKSHIRE) JUST IN: Warks Police Report: Three people have been arrested after a boy was stabbed in Nuneaton #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.24: During the incident a 15-year-old local boy suffered a stab wound to the back and was taken to hospital. His injuries are not thought to be serious.

#AceDailyNews Police Report: Three arrested after teenager stabbed in Nuneaton: Police were called at 9.49pm to a report of a disturbance outside McDonalds in Queen’s Road.

A 14-year-old boy from Bedworth, 16-year-old boy from Nuneaton and a 17-year-old boy from Bedworth were all arrested on suspicion of assault. The 16-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis.

Detectives are investigating and are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information or CCTV, dashcam or mobile phone footage of the incident to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Rich Simpkins, of Nuneaton CID, said:

” The victim was extremely fortunate not to have been badly injured in this incident and while we have made a number of arrests our enquiries are very much ongoing.

“I would appeal for anyone who has information or who witnesses the incident itself to come forward and speak to us.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident 372 of 22 January 2022. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Jan.24: 2022:

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(LONDON) Press Release Statement Report: UK to support Tonga tsunami response with aid and redeploying Royal Navy ship that will arrive at the island this week #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.24: The UK will redeploy a Royal Navy ship and work with Australia and New Zealand to deliver vital aid to Tonga, after a once in a thousand year volcanic eruption caused a catastrophic tsunami to hit the islands.

#AceDailyNews GOVUK Report: The UK is sending vital humanitarian assistance and redeploying a Royal Navy ship to support Tonga respond to the catastrophic tsunami that hit the islands according to

  • Water, tents and protective equipment to be sent to tsunami-hit Tonga today;
  • Vital UK support will be sent on Australia’s HMAS Adelaide, while HMS Spey is also being redeployed to the Pacific Island to support the international response;
  • The support for Tonga comes as the Foreign and Defence Secretaries conclude talks with their Australian counterparts in Sydney today, furthering UK cooperation to the Indo-Pacific region.

UK-funded supplies will be onboard the Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Adelaide, which is due to set sail for Nuku’alofa this morning (Friday 21 January), while Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has authorised Royal Navy ship HMS Spey to sail to Tonga to support the humanitarian and disaster relief effort.

In total 17 pallets of supplies are being sent on HMAS Adelaide today, all items provided were at the request of the Tongan government, including 90 family tents, 8 community tents and 6 wheel barrows.

The humanitarian aid and assistance will provide support to the Commonwealth nation, which has suffered significant damage and loss of life, to respond to the catastrophic event.

HMS Spey is alongside on a planned stop in Tahiti and will set sail for Tonga later today, having embarked supplies including water and medical equipment.

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said:

Our thoughts are with those caught up in the appalling devastation and loss of life caused by the tsunami in Tonga.

UK supplies and technical expertise will provide urgent assistance to Tonga, working alongside Australia to support a stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said:

In response to the devastating eruption in the Pacific Ocean I have instructed HMS Spey to sail to Tonga to assist in the humanitarian aid operation.

The UK will work closely with Australia and New Zealand to assist the recovery effort in Tonga and stands ready to support our long-standing Commonwealth partner.

In addition, the UK has offered to fund the deployment of crisis experts through the United Nations. They would support the Tongan authorities to coordinate the international response.

The UK-funded International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) has also released £345,000 to support Tonga. The UK has committed a £6 million contribution to the DREF through an annual £1.5 million donation 2020-2023.

The UK is a longstanding and trusted partner to Pacific Island countries and the UK Armed Forces are committed to stability in the region, and Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) HMS Spey has deployed to the Indo-Pacific for five years following the Integrated Review.

As directed in last year’s Integrated Review, HMS Spey is tasked with providing a quick response to security threats in the region and working alongside allies to uphold international laws and norms in an era of constant competition.

As part of New Zealand’s support, Navy ship HMNZS Wellington is supporting surveying of Nuku’alofa’s harbour area. A Royal Navy exchange officer, Lieutenant Greenfield is embarked in HMNZS Wellington as the Officer in Charge of the deployed hydrographic surveying team.

Commander Mike Proudman, commanding officer of HMS Spey, said

The UK has a long and proud history of supporting disaster relief alongside our allies and partners around the world.

I’m proud that the Royal Navy can play its part in the efforts to respond to the devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga.

Sister Royal Navy ships HMS Spey and HMS Tamar deployed to the Western Pacific late last year. The deployment marks a proud restoration of the Royal Navy’s permanent presence in the Indo-Pacific region after more than 25 years.

ENDS

Additional Notes:

  • HMS Spey will arrive in Tonga next week.
  • HMS Spey is a Royal Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel – the newest of the second-generation River Class vessels built for the Royal Navy.
  • Stock imagery of HMS Spey is available to download here

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Jan.24: 2022:

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