MGM Resorts Vegas Strong Disaster Expects $735 Million Courtless No Liability Victim Compensation Settlement

"Our goal has always been to resolve these matters so our community and the victims and their families can move forward in the healing process," MGM CEO Jim Murren US Strong news - LAS VEGAS, Oct. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) ("MGM Resorts" or the "Company") and counsel representing substantially all plaintiffs in litigation involving the October 1, 2017 shooting (the "Plaintiffs' Counsel") announced today that they have reached a settlement agreement (the "Settlement Agreement") to resolve pending lawsuits involving MGM Resorts regarding these matters. The Settlement Agreement represents the resolution of the Company's and the Plaintiffs'…
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Public Media Station WHYY Unionizes

Asks leadership to voluntarily recognize the union — as opposed to requiring workers to go through a National Labor Relations Board election, which takes longer and is riskier for those trying to form a union because of certain legal rules. News Strong news Philadelphia, PA: The Philadelphia Inquirer Juliana Feliciano Reyes reports Journalists and other employees at public media station WHYY have decided to unionize. More than 80% of the nearly 100 radio and television workers in the proposed bargaining unit have signed cards to join SAG-AFTRA, the union that represents National Public Radio and ... Share More:
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Mogul Jeff Bezos attends Vigil for Murdered Journalist Jamal Khashoggi in front of Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul – Travel Advisory: Saudi Arabia – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

News Strong news - US Embassy and Consulate in Saudi Arabia reports Exercise increased caution in Saudi Arabia due to terrorism and the threat of missile and drone attacks on civilian targets. Do not travel to: Within 50 miles of the border with Yemen due to terrorism and armed conflict. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Saudi Arabia. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. Terrorists have targeted both Saudi and Western government interests, mosques and other religious sites (both Sunni and Shia), and places frequented by citizens and other Westerners. Regional actors…
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News Strong Judges Embracing the Notion that Major News Outlets are Partisan Combatants rather than Engaged in a Dispassionate Search for the Truth

News Strong news - US: Politico .com JOSH GERSTEIN reports A string of recent court setbacks for news organizations is prompting jitters among First Amendment advocates who fear that it could signal an erosion of the deference press outlets have enjoyed for decades in cases challenging their reporting. Some legal experts view the rulings as signs that the courts’ view of the media is beginning to change, with more Share More:
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Mogul Law Boston – Globe Union Fails to Earn “Boston Media Strong” Red Shirts Fair Wages as Parent Co Skews Wages to Red Sox

News Strong news - Boston, MA: Common Wealth magazine reports THE PARENT COMPANY of the Boston Globe sent out an email Friday to union members claiming the two sides have reached tentative agreement on a number of issues, but the union downplayed the progress and said key financial areas of the contract remain ; The employees, including reporters, copy editors, and marketing, publishing, and business workers represented by the Boston Newspaper Guild, have been working without a new contract since ... Share More:
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Wilderness Finds – VTDigger Celebrates 10 Years of Non-Profit News Wilderness Publishing creating the Largest News Staff in Vermont

VT STRONG news - Montpellier, VT: VT Digger Ann Galloway reports Ten years ago, I started VTDigger with a notebook, a WordPress blog site and a determination to follow the news wherever it went. Today, thanks to readers who believe in the power of accountability reporting, VTDigger has the largest newsroom in Vermont with 18 reporters and editors covering the environment, politics, business and local communities. Just think what we can achieve together in the next 10 ; We need your support to continue publishing the fiercely independent journalism you deserve into the next decade. Over the next 10 days, we will be…
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Gatehouse New Media Investment Group NEWM Closes DOWN 2.83% -.26 to $8.94 as Quincy Patriot Ledger Spells Out Deplorable Racial Slur Resulting in Newsroom Divide and Resignation

NEWS STRONG news - Quincy, MA: Gatehouse Media New Media Investment Group NYSE: NEWM closes down to $ Top brass journalism traders have determined use of a racial slur in full was unnecessary and offensive on the Quincy Patriot Ledger front page. Share More:
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Misinformation endangers community, law enforcement officers and illegal aliens

NEWS STRONG news Seattle, WA: ICE reports 6 things you need to know about immigration enforcement Advocacy groups, citizens and politicians who propagate incorrect or misleading information about the U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) mission create baseless concerns in the community and place innocent bystanders, aliens and law enforcement officers in danger. Local and national efforts are being made by ICE to increase the accurate information given to the community about our mission with the intent of fostering trust and better collaboration in communities across the United States. Here is what you need to know to reduce risk…
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Notice Continuing the National Emergency With Respect To Foreign Interference In or Undermining Public Confidence In U.S. Elections

WASHINGTON DC STRONG news - Washington, DC: The White House reports On September 12, 2018, by Executive Order 13848, I declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 1701 et seq.) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States constituted by the threat of foreign interference in or undermining public confidence in United States elections. Although there has been no evidence of a foreign power altering the outcomes or vote tabulation in any United States election, foreign powers have historically sought to exploit America’s free and…
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ABC TV World Phony Reports

President Donald J Trump reports - Such a phony hurricane report by lightweight reporter @jonkarl of I suggested yesterday at FEMA that, along with Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, even Alabama could possibly come into play, which WAS true. They made a big deal about
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NEW JERSEY STRONG WATER DISASTERS – PRESS TURNED AWAY FROM NEWARK LEAD WATER MEETING

NEWS STRONG news - Newark Mayor Ras Baraka’s administration turned away TV cameras and reporters from a lead water-related meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, despite announcing the meeting in a press release the day before. The meeting was supposed to be an opportunity for Newark residents to sign up as volunteers to help inform people about replacing tainted lead service lines using the $120 million loan the city recently received from Essex County. When reporters arrived Tuesday evening to cover the meeting and talk to residents, however, Baraka's staff told them to leave and that only Newark residents were allowed inside…
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Historic Occurrences – VT STRONG 8th anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene landing on Vermont

VT STRONG news – Ludlow, VT: Kevin Davis of Ludlow, Vermont was killed in a lake accident during cyclonic formation hurricane Irene’s inland Tropical Storm floods August 2011.  Davis was a Fletcher Farm Colony Board Member and Mary Davis Okemo Mountain Realtor. He was also a descendant of the Davis Family Plymouth Buffalo Brook Gold Au Claims of the 1859 Vermont Gold Rush. Tropical Storm Irene unearthed natural gold and historical finds. Post Tropical Storm Irene, FEMA funded Educators at the 2012 Fletcher Farm Arts Festival who used various arts and gold panning to reach traumatized stressed recovering children. Share More: VERMONT…
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Nieman Finds – Podcasters now have three plots of land to prospect for gold, where they used to have just one

NEWS STRONG news Boston, MA: Nieman Lab NICHOLAS QUAH reports  Hot Pod is a weekly newsletter on the podcasting industry written by Nick Quah; we happily share it with Nieman Lab readers each Tuesday. Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 223, dated August 27, 2019. Supply ;Predicting the future is a fool’s game, but then again, I’m at least half a fool. On that note, here’s a future I’ve been mulling over: one in which Apple is no longer the overwhelming end-all of podcast distribution, and where podcast listening is broadly spread across Apple, Spotify, a rainbow…
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BOSTON NEWSPAPER GUILD PITCHES GLOBE MOGULS LONG TO KEEP NEWS STRONG

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Media Nation by Dan Kennedy reports Here is the NewsGuild’s response to Boston Globe management. I have redacted the names. Dear members You may have seen the company’s email regarding the status of our contraction negotiations. Here’s what’s really been happening: The Guild asked the company to start negotiations in Sept. 2018. Company officials did not make themselves available until December 6. On that day the company, represented by Trish Dunn of Jones Day, presented us with a proposal that would, among many, many problematic things: Give the company the ability to outsource our overtime…
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Mogal Law Boston Globe Journalism Majors Up for Trade Pending Union Strike Out

John Henry and President Donald Trump at The White House. NEWS STRONG news Boston, MA: Media Nation by Dan Kennedy reports Boston Globe executives sent a memo of more than 1,300 words to the staff last Friday giving them their side of the ongoing negotiations between the paper and the NewsGuild, formerly known as the Newspaper Guild. A trusted source sent it along earlier this morning, and I'm posting the full text below. The email comes several weeks after the Guild filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board claiming unfair labor practices "given the slow pace of contract negotiations and…
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