GCIS INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING: Australia and US sign secret satellite spy deal

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09February2011 8:41pmEST

GCIS INTELLIGENCE UPDATE: AUSTRALIA and the United States have begun a partnership to

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share top-secret intelligence from spy satellites as Australia moves to acquire its own satellite to boost surveillance of Asia and the Pacific.

The secret agreement between Washington and Canberra provides for intensified co-operation and intelligence-sharing in the field of GEOINT - geospatial intelligence derived from imagery and other information obtained from surveillance satellites and reconnaissance aircraft.

The agreement, signed by the federal Labor government in February 2008, has been revealed in a secret US embassy cable obtained by WikiLeaks and provided exclusively to The Age. (read full report)


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Kayaking: Fun outdoor activity or reckless life-endangering shenanigan?

Ok. Let’s be honest. I am not the most active of people. My idea of exercise is taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Yes, I’ve started running, but it’s running in the sense of ‘five-minute-run-god-I-can’t-breathe-oh-help-walk’ kind of running, as opposed to the 'why-yes-I-am-so-fit-hour-long-sprint’ kind of running, so it’s safe to say, when it comes to outdoor activities I don’t cope very well. But, you know, I feel as if deep down inside there is a somewhat more-active, less-useless person just struggling to get out. A more gung-ho, let’s-do-this type of girl who loves hiking and can put up a tent faster than you can say 'let’s rather stay in a chalet’. And that is the girl who approached the kayaking trip today.

I have been known to say, in the past (on a hiking trip that nearly ended my life), that the minutes an outdoor activity becomes dangerous, it becomes fun (which is a rather messed-up philosophy, but before we got lost on the mountain in that massive storm it had all been steep uphills and same-y scenery), the same applied to this kayaking adventure. Paddle down the beautiful, flat river? Boring. Get stuck in a rapid? Exciting. You see, Chelsea and I thought we’d be ok. Chels, afterall, had done many an Orange River Canoeing trip in her lifetime, and I figured I could just muddle along. I mean, we weren’t the only newcomers to the kayaking world, the rest of the international exchange kids were as well, for the most part, so we thought, if it were a fail, it’d probably be a group failing, one which we could all laugh over at lunch later. How wrong we were.

Rapid one: We got stuck. Came at it skew and got wedged in between two rocks. After trying to extricate ourselves for ages, we came to the conclusion that we’d need to push from outside the boat. So, being the kindly friend I am (read: being the danger whore I am, who only likes outdoor activity when it involves some kind of added adrenalin - sure, this wasn’t too dangerous, but still…), I made the self-sacrificing decision to get out of the boat and push us free. I did so, after a bit of work, but was unsuccessful in getting back into the boat when I was done. What I did succeed in doing, however, was hang on to the boat whilst it went down the rapid. With me trailing behind. Screaming like the proverbial banshee. 

Rapid two: We did not get stuck. Point one in our favour. We did, however, crash into some other kayakers. Yes. Crash. With an almighty thud. A thud which caused one of the girls in the boat to come tumbling out, hitting her head and drowning her phone in the process. Also, she lost her shoes, so Chels and I rode around for the next ten minutes trying to fish them out of the water whilst the other girl attempted to pull her back into their boat. Fantastic.

Rapid three: Approached it at a funny angle, had to row around and around and AROUND until we found an angle which wouldn’t send us to meet our makers.

Rapid four: See rapid three. And another 'and around’.

Rapid five: Success! Yes, you heard (read) me, success. This one went off without a hitch (the only one which went off without a hitch…)

Rapid six: Repeat rapid three.

Then we had a long stretch of river, some of which was so shallow and rock-filled that I had to get out of the kayak again and again (and again and again and AGAIN) and push us free. This period was beautiful, if a little dull, but filled with deep and meaningfuls and lovely poetic images of ducks and swans (and the occasional freak out about soaking wet cameras and phones - water rushing into the boat a LOT in the rapid debacles…). 

In the end, we were the last people off of the river, we were the most soaking wet by a long shot and I had a giant scrape on my leg from Rapid One. However, good fun was had by all, and I would thoroughly recommend it (if you do decide to go kayaking, might I suggest trying to avoid what happened on rapids one through four - unless you like an element of excitement and copious amounts of rowing in a circle, in which case, go right ahead!) 

Live chat to the SA government using Mxit

Live chat to the SA government using Mxit

In its efforts to reach and engage with the youth of South Africa, the Department of Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) has launched a SA Government application on Mxit.

Through this Mxit app, the GCIS will host live chats with citizens, where government officials will be chatting, answering questions and considering suggestions posed by users. The GCIS previously engaged in a…

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GCIS INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING: Former UBS Investment Banker Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 22 Months in Prison for Insider Trading Scheme

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21March2011 8:17pmEST

GCIS INTELLIGENCE UPDATE:  PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that IGOR POTEROBA, a former investment banker in the Healthcare Group of UBS Securities LLC (“UBS”), was sentenced today to 22 months in prison for his participation in an insider trading scheme in which he passed material, non-public information regarding six mergers and acquisitions that certain UBS clients were contemplating to a co-conspirator, ALEXEI P. KOVAL, who then traded on this information, generating hundreds of thousands of dollars in illicit profits. POTEROBA, 37, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court by U.S. District Judge PAUL A. CROTTY.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney PREET BHARARA said: “The message of today’s sentence of Igor Poteroba should be crystal clear—this office, along with our law enforcement partners, will not abide corrupt insiders who use their privileged positions to steal their companies’ valuable secrets and cash in on them. Professionals who engage in insider trading will be punished to the full extent of the law.”

According to documents previously filed in Manhattan federal court:

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Since 2006, POTEROBA served as an executive director at UBS where he obtained material, non-public information (the “UBS Inside Information”) regarding certain mergers and acquisitions involving the following six publicly traded health care companies: Guilford Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Molecular Devices Corporation, PharmaNet Development Group, Inc., Via Cell, Inc., Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Indevus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (collectively, the “Health Care Companies”). In violation of his duties of trust and confidence, he then disclosed the UBS Inside Information to KOVAL, who in turn disclosed the UBS Inside Information to another co-conspirator (“CC-1”).

As part of the scheme, POTEROBA typically tipped KOVAL by telephone in advance of a public announcement that one of the Health Care Companies was to be acquired. Shortly after receiving such a call, KOVAL and CC-1 purchased securities in the company. Following the public announcement of the acquisition, KOVAL and CC-1 quickly sold the securities they had purchased. KOVAL and CC-1 executed dozens of securities transactions based on UBS Inside Information provided by POTEROBA. POTEROBA then received a portion of the profits from KOVAL.

In addition to his prison term, Judge CROTTY sentenced POTEROBA, of Darien, Connecticut, to three years of supervised release and ordered him to forfeit $465,095.21, representing the amount of foreseeable proceeds obtained as a result of the securities fraud offenses. Judge CROTTY also ordered POTEROBA to pay a $25,000 fine and will determine the amount of restitution at a later date.

POTEROBA’s co-defendant, ALEXEI KOVAL, 37, of Chicago, Illinois and Pasadena, California, pled guilty to related charges on January 7, 2011, and is scheduled to be sentenced on May 24, 2011, at 4:00 p.m., before Judge CROTTY.

Mr. BHARARA praised the investigative work of the FBI. Mr. BHARARA also thanked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for its assistance in the investigation. (read full report)

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Yom Kippur War: Israel vs. North Korea

At the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War in 1973, North Korea was quick to confront Israel by sending 20 combat pilots and 19 ground personnel to Egypt. The North Korean MiG-21 Fishbeds engaged Israeli F-4 Kurnass (Sledgehammer) fighters up to six times during the conflict, but one fight stood out over the rest.

The last aerial battle over Egypt, on October 6, 1973, was when a group of four F-4s were on patrol near the Gulf of Suez. When they were almost out of fuel and ready to head home, they spotted a pair of MiG-21 Fishbeds heading through the clouds. One vanished, but there was no escape for the other. With the help of a friendly Ground Control Intercept (GCI) station, the Israeli jets locked on and fired three AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles. The missiles all detonated close to the MiG, but it kept on flying. Low on fuel, the Israelis were forced to return home without the kill. Just before they were out of sight, an Egyptian SAM was launched into the sky but accidentally hit the North Korean MiG, finishing it off.

It wasn’t until after the war the Israelis learned that they’d been fighting with the North Koreans. (Source)

GCIS INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING: Soros-paid Scribes Cover Their Tracks in Egypt

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SOURCE: Right Side News

09February2011 7:10pmEST

GCIS INTELLIGENCE UPDATE: In attempting to explain how lobbyists get U.S. foreign aid for Egypt, journalist Pratap Chatterjee of the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress writes that Tony Podesta, “the brother of a former White House chief of staff,” joined with Toby Moffett, a

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former Democratic Congressman, and Bob Livingston, a former Republican Congressman, to create a lobbying organization, the PLM Group, to represent Egypt in Washington.

He wrote, “The Livingston Group made the largest number of contacts with the U.S. government for the Egyptians to make sure that this money continued to flow, but they were not the only ones. Tony Podesta, the brother of a former White House chief of staff, and Toby Moffett, a former Democratic Congressman, joined forces with Livingston to create the PLM Group to represent Egypt in Washington, according to foreign-agent records at the Justice Department.”; (read full report)

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Grace Communion International (GCI), formerly the Worldwide Church of God (WCG), is an evangelical Christian denomination based in Glendora, California, United States. Founded in 1934 by Herbert W.

The Church and the World
Dr. W. Andrew Hoffecker
Genre: Christianity
Price: Get
Publish Date: October 10, 2007

This course is a survey of the major cultural, theological, and historical developments of the Christian Church in the twentieth century to the present. The course deals with the impact of Christianity on contemporary culture as well as includes an analysis of key figures and movements such as Liberalism, Neo-Orthodoxy, Process Theology, Postmodernism, and more.

GCIS INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING: FBI begins to take note of 'Sovereign Citizen' activity

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18March2011 10:43amEST

GCIS INTELLIGENCE UPDATE: Federal authorities are seeing an increase in the number of 

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foreclosed and unoccupied homes in metro Atlanta being seized by members of an anti-government group.

“I’m not sure I can connect it with the economy, but we’ve seen a surge of these in the last year, in particular,” Stephen Emmett, special agent in the Atlanta field office of the FBI, said Saturday. Emmet said federal and local authorities increasingly are running into confrontations with members of a sect known as “sovereign citizens.”

The group believes banks can’t own land or property and that any home owned by a bank – including the thousands of foreclosed properties throughout Georgia – are theirs for the taking. (read full report)

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Tv show thoughts

arrow (last week)- they shot amanda waller. what implications does this have for argus and the dc world. no use of the suicide squad again? I’m so in shock. like felicity’s ordeal is interesting and i love the depth its bringing to the relationship but what is going on in this show (in a good way). 

supergirl- this episode was amazing in every single way. you have james and kara. you have winn being a friend and alex omg this whole sister thing just everyone protecting everyone I’m just so happy. they killed it this episode. i know it was meant to be a finale and omg it would have been great.

Chyler Leigh on Krypton was gut wrenching. Melissa Benoist was okay in  most of this episode but that scene and the scene with Nan and saying bye to Astra to really bring it. She was incredible and so separate from Lexie which I was glad about. 

steps for the future- step up the gci. like really if the cw has cornered the market on amazing fight scenes and tech and the flash looks incredible with similar powers, you should be able to do the same because you’re storyline and heart (like the flash) is there in full, but the cgi is holding you back. hopefully with the flash crossover, there will be improvements in that field. 

hell even teen wolf killed it this week. and liam’s fights looked like fights and not their normal terrible fights (kira’s katana work is always great just the normal punching) 

GCIS INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING: Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Provide Cyberspace Operations Solutions to the U.S. Navy


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SOURCE: GlobalSecurity

02March2011 9:47amEST

GCIS CYBER-SECURITY UPDATE: MCLEAN, Va. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract for cyberspace operations supporting the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) to provide cyberspace science, research, engineering and technology integration.

The cyberspace operations contract is an indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract structure with a two-year base period with three one-year option years with a potential value of $200

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million. Northrop Grumman is one of four companies that will compete for task orders under the contract. Work on this contract will be performed primarily in San Diego.

“Northrop Grumman has a wide breadth of experience and past performance in the cyberspace operations domain,” said Kevin Sculley, Northrop Grumman vice president, integrated mission systems. “Through our longstanding relationship with the SSC Pacific organization, we have been successful in providing them new technologies. This contract will help further define our cyberspace solutions to the new generation of warfighters and assure the Navy’s information dominance vision for the future.”

The scope of the contract will include examining the science, architecture, engineering, functionality, interface and interoperability of cyberspace operations systems, services and capabilities. Northrop Grumman will perform operations and requirements analysis, concept formulation and development, feasibility demonstrations and operational support. Additionally, the team will design and implement software as well as systems integration, test and evaluation, and demonstration. (read full report)

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New Post has been published on My Paper Online

New Post has been published on http://www.mypaperonline.com/hopatcong-hosts-teen-for-career-exploration.html

Hopatcong Hosts Teen For Career Exploration


The Hopatcong Woman’s Club sponsors local teens for Girls’ Career Institute (GCI), an annual program held at Douglass College in New Brunswick and sponsored by the NJ State Federation of Women’s Clubs for high school Junior girls to explore women’s issues and encourage awareness to contemporary problems.

It offers a “mini college experience” on the campus of the Douglass College part of Rutgers University where delegates experience a sample of college life by living in a dorm, eating in a cafeteria, attending lectures and workshops. They learn about career choices from volunteer professional speakers and how to network with other delegates from all over the state of New Jersey. Many attendees establish lasting friendships with one another.

This year’s GCI program is planned for June 6 – 9, 2016 and local interested juniors should contact their school’s guidance counselor for information on the application process. The GCI application must be returned to the Guidance Office by March 11.

Delegates are sponsored and the cost is underwritten by a local NJSFWC club. Delegates are selected on the basis of interest, community service and participation in school activities.

Join the Hopatcong Woman’s Club on the third Wednesday of each month from Sept. through May, at 10:30 a.m. at the Hopatcong Senior Center. Evening meet and greets are held on the same days from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. For more information, call Selma Reichert at 973-770-4989.

GCIS INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING: Middle East expert warns against illusion of 'moderate' Islamists

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13April2011 12:00pmEST

GCIS INTELLIGENCE UPDATE:  Washington D.C. - Habib Malik, a Lebanese Maronite Catholic scholar and human rights advocate, recently warned Western countries to be on their guard against radical Islamic forces that present themselves as political “moderates” in countries such as Libya and Egypt.

“Another fallacy is rearing its head again, and we saw this prior to 9/11,” said Malik in a March 31 address at Washington, D.C.’s Westminster Institute. “It’s now coming back into the discourse, unfortunately, in Washington: this very wrong and dangerous idea that ‘there are moderate fundamentalists and there are radical fundamentalists, and maybe we can talk to the moderate fundamentalists and wean them away from it.'” 

“This is garbage, and nonsense,” said Malik, author of the 2010 book “Islamism and the Future of the Christians of the Middle East,” as he described the notion of “moderate” Islamic radicalism as a fantasy entertained by the West. “It doesn’t exist. There is no such thing. What appears to be moderate can, in an instant, flip and change.”

“When you’re thousands of miles away, in a place like Washington, you give this armchair analysis that generates policy, about 'moderate’ and 'radical’ fundamentalists. This eventually translates itself very adversely, on the scene over there. It affects whole communities of Christians on the ground.”

In both Libya and Egypt, the U.S. State Department has acted and spoken in favor of movements calling for democracy and human rights while avoiding religious rhetoric. However, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood played a significant part in overturning a government they had long opposed in favor of a religious state.

Meanwhile, Libyan rebel leader Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi has acknowledged the presence of fighters linked to al-Qaida among his troops. President Barack Obama told CBS Evening News in March that the Libyan rebels were “saying the right things” and appeared “credible,” although he admitted they might contain “elements that are unfriendly to the United States and our interests.” (read full report)

“GCIS INTELLIGENCE UPDATE” is an intelligence briefing presented by Griffith Colson Intelligence Service, and provided to the public for informative purposes only. All subject matter is credited to it’s source of origin, and is not intended to represent original content authored by GCIS, it’s partners or affiliates. All opinions presented are those of the author, and not necessarily those of GCIS or it’s partners.
GCIS INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING: Syria's Assad considers ending emergency rule amid violence

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SOURCE: Jerusalem Post

24March2011 3:30pmEST

GCIS INTELLIGENCE UPDATE: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made an unprecedented pledge of greater freedom and more prosperity to Syrians on Thursday as anger mounted following a crackdown on protesters that reportedly left at least 100 dead.

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As an aide to Assad in Damascus read out a list of decrees, which included a possible end to 48 years of emergency rule, a human rights group said a leading pro-democracy activist, Mazen Darwish, had been arrested.

n the southern city of Deraa, human rights activists and witnesses said at least 100 people had been killed there on Thursday when security forces opened fire on demonstrators inspired by uprisings across the Arab world that have shaken authoritarian leaders.

Announcing the sort of concessions that would have seemed almost unimaginable three months ago in Syria, Assad adviser Bouthaina Shaaban told a news conference the president had not himself ordered his forces to fire on protesters: (read full report)

“GCIS INTELLIGENCE UPDATE” is an intelligence briefing presented by Griffith Colson Intelligence Service, and provided to the public for informative purposes only. All subject matter is credited to it’s source of origin, and is not intended to represent original content authored by GCIS, it’s partners or affiliates. All opinions presented are those of the author, and not necessarily those of GCIS or it’s partners.
Journal Media Group receives recommendation from ISS that shareholders vote “FOR” merger with Gannett


Journal Media Group (JMG) today announced that Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), a leading independent proxy advisory firm, has recommended that Journal Media Group shareholders vote “FOR” the proposed merger between Journal Media Group and Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI).

ISS stated in its February 8, 2016 report: “A vote FOR this transaction is warranted given the substantial premium, the strength of the sales process, the fact that no superior offers have emerged despite the reasonable breakup fee, and the apparently material downside risks…”

The transaction and other matters will be considered at a special meeting for Journal Media Group shareholders on March 1, 2016, at 10 a.m. (Central Time) at Journal Media Group’s headquarters at 333 W. State St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Journal Media Group shareholders of record as of the close of business on January 21, 2016, are entitled to vote at the special meeting either in person or by proxy.

The parties currently expect to complete the proposed transaction promptly following approval by Journal Media Group shareholders and the expiration or termination of the Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period.

Shareholders who would like assistance in voting or have questions about the special meeting of shareholders should contact Journal Media Group’s proxy solicitor, Georgeson, at 800-261-1052 (toll free) or by email at JournalMedia@georgeson.com.

*Permission to use quotations from the ISS report was neither sought nor obtained.

About Journal Media Group

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Journal Media Group (JMG) is a media company with print and digital publishing operations serving 14 U.S. markets in nine states, including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Naples Daily News, The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, and Ventura County Star in California. Formed in 2015 through a merger of the newspaper operations of The E.W. Scripps Company and Journal Communications, Inc., the company serves local communities with daily newspapers, affiliated community publications, and a growing portfolio of digital products that inform, engage and empower readers and advertisers. Learn more at www.journalmediagroup.com.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

The proposed merger involving Journal Media Group, Inc. (“JMG”) and Gannett Co., Inc. will be submitted to the shareholders of JMG for their consideration. JMG has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a definitive proxy statement in connection with the proposed merger and mailed to its shareholders the definitive proxy statement on or about January 22, 2016. JMG urges investors and shareholders to read the proxy statement, as well as other documents filed with the SEC, because they contain important information. Investors and security holders are able to receive the proxy statement and other documents free of charge at the SEC’s web site, http://www.sec.gov or from JMG upon request to Jason R. Graham, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, at 414-224-2363 or jason.graham@JMG.com.

Participants in the Merger Solicitation

This communication is not a solicitation of a proxy from any investor or shareholder. However, JMG and certain of its directors and executive officers and other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed merger under the rules of the SEC. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of the shareholders of JMG in connection with the proposed merger are set forth in the proxy statement. You can find information about JMG’s directors and executive officers in its Registration Statement on Form S-4 (Registration No. 333-201540) originally filed with the SEC on January 16, 2015 and declared effective on February 6, 2015 and JMG’s subsequently filed reports with the SEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 filed with the SEC on March 31, 2015. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and business of JMG and certain plans and objectives of JMG with respect thereto, including certain matters relating to the proposed merger with Gannett Co., Inc. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate only to historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements often use words such as “anticipate”, “target”, “expect”, “estimate”, “intend”, “plan”, “goal”, “believe”, “hope”, “aim”, “continue”, “will”, “may”, “would”, “could” or “should” or other words of similar meaning or the negative thereof. There are several factors which could cause actual plans and results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, uncertainties as to the expected closing date of the proposed merger; potential disruption from the proposed merger making it more difficult to maintain business and operational relationships; the risk that unexpected costs will be incurred; the risk of litigation and other legal proceedings related to the proposed merger; changes in economic, business or political conditions, licensing requirements or tax matters; risks related to the timing (including possible delays) of the expiration or termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended; the possibility that the proposed merger does not close, including, but not limited to, due to the failure to obtain shareholder approval or the failure to satisfy the other closing conditions; and the risk that the merger agreement may be terminated in certain circumstances that require us to pay Gannett a termination fee of $9 million. These forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions and assessments made by JMG in light of its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, business strategies, operating environment, future developments and other factors that it believes appropriate. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. The factors described in the context of such forward-looking statements in this communication could cause actual results, performance or achievements, industry results and developments to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Although it is believed that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct and persons reading this communication are therefore cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements which speak only as at the date of this communication. JMG does not assume any obligation to update the information contained in this communication (whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise), except as required by applicable law. A further list and description of risks and uncertainties can be found in JMG’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and in its reports filed on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K during 2015.

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GCIS/MSS INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING:Mubarak announces dismissal of entire government

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28January2011 8:32pmEST

GCIS/MSS INTELLIGENCE UPDATE: CAIRO - Embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak fired his Cabinet early Saturday and promised reforms in his first response to protesters who have mounted the biggest challenge ever to his 30-year rule.

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But many protesters were outraged by Mubarak’s nationally televised address, in which he also defended the crackdown by police on tens of thousands of demonstrators that drew harsh criticism from the Obama administration Friday, and even a threat to reduce a $1.5 billion program of foreign aid if Egypt escalated the use of force.

The number of people killed in the latest day of anti-government protests in Egypt rose to 30 on Friday, with 13 people killed in the port city of Suez, al-Jazeera reported.

Nearly 20 people were also reportedly injured in the protests in Suez, with over 900 people injured throughout the country.

Mubarak’s decision to dismiss Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif and the rest of the Cabinet would be interpreted as a serious attempt at bringing change under normal circumstances. But on a day when tens of thousands of people took to the streets to demand Mubarak’s ouster, it fell far short of expectations. (read full report)

How will IDs and passwords be properly maintained?

How will IDs and passwords be properly maintained?

How will IDs and passwords be properly maintained? You have joined a small but growing company, Great Catalogs, Inc. (GCI). The company has decided to offer its catalog online, beginning its first venture into e-business. You are the newly hired network security engineer. It will be your job to build a secure network. The CEO knows nothing about networks but is the sponsor and champion of this…

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