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Mastodon founder touts Threads’ federation, saying it makes his X rival ‘a far more attractive option’

Mastodon founder Eugen Rochko lauds Threads’ entry into the decentralized social media space, saying the move will make Mastodon — the open source Twitter/X rival — “a far more attractive option.” Mastodon’s app, which is powered by the decentralized social networking protocol ActivityPub, has gained more attention in the wake of Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, a network that’s been since renamed X to reflect Musk’s ambitions to turn the microblogging platform into an everything app encompassing creators,…

National Retail Federation walks back key organized retail crime claim

Visitors enter the venue at The NRF 2020 Vision: Retail's Big Show, held in New York, the United States, Jan. 12, 2020.Wang Ying | Xinhua News Agency | Getty ImagesThe leading retail lobbying group has walked back a key claim about shrink, or inventory losses from various sources, after a news investigation revealed that the analysis was incorrect.The Friday retraction from the National Retail Federation underscores just how difficult it is for the industry to accurately measure the impact and source of inventory losses,…

NNPCL, NUPRC, others remitted N14.38trn to federation account

The Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) on Thursday said the federal government revenue-generating agencies remitted a total of about N14.38 trillion as revenue from the extractive sector to the Federation Account (FA) between 1 January 2020, and 31 December 2021. The Deputy Director/Head of Communications and Stakeholders’ Management at NEITI, Obiageli Onuorah, in a statement on Thursday, said the revenue-generating agencies include the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited…

Labor federation staffers’ home searched in audio leak probe

Los Angeles police officers recently searched the Eagle Rock home of two people who have worked at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, as part of their investigation into a secret audio recording that dramatically upended City Hall politics last year.A search warrant was served earlier this month at the home of Santos Leon and Karla Vasquez, who are married and were employed by the federation when the recording was made, according to a source familiar with the probe, who has knowledge of the warrant but is not…

All India Gaming Federation: Gaming federation moves Madras HC seeking stay on Tamil Nadu gaming law

Gaming industry body AIGF (All India Gaming Federation) has moved the Madras High Court seeking a stay on Tamil Nadu's gambling law, enacted on April 21.In its plea to the High Court, AIGF has alleged that the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gaming and Regulation of Online Games Act of 2022 would have far-reaching implications on gaming intermediaries operating in the state as well as throughout the country. ET has seen a copy of the petition. "The members (of AIGF) offer games such as poker, chess, rummy, fantasy…

International Road Federation Urges Indian Govt to Withdraw GST on Helmets

Last Updated: November 15, 2022, 14:52 ISTTraffic Police. (Photo: Shutterstock)International Road Federation urged finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to withdraw the Goods and Services Tax (GST) levied on helmetsGlobal road safety body International Road Federation on Monday urged finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to withdraw Goods and Services Tax (GST) levied on helmets, which is a life-saving device for two-wheeler riders. At present, the applicable rate of GST on helmets is 18 percent.International Road Federation…

E-Gaming Federation Announces to Challenge Tamil Nadu’s Ordinance to Ban Online Gaming

E-gaming Federation will challenge an ordinance issued by the Tamil Nadu government to ban online gaming as it categorises rummy and poker as games of chance, the industry body said on Wednesday.E-gaming Federation (EGF), whose members include Games24x7, MPL, and Junglee Games, cited Supreme Court order which, according to the industry body, has settled rummy as a game of skill."Bringing rummy under the ambit of a game of chance is directly in violation of the Supreme Court judgments and the Madras High Court judgment…

Ron Herrera resigns as L.A. Labor Federation head amid furor over leaked recording, sources say

Facing outrage over a controversial leaked audio recording with top L.A. city officials, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor President Ron Herrera offered his resignation at a Monday night meeting with the federation’s executive board, which accepted, according to two sources close to the situation.Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, head of the California Labor Federation and former head of the AFL-CIO’s San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, confirmed to The Times that Herrera offered his resignation to the board. “We…

Labor federation says leaked audio ‘illegal,’ will investigate

The leaked audio of then Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez privately making racist remarks was part of a “serious security and privacy breach” at L.A. County Federation of Labor offices involving “illegal” recordings of “many private and confidential conversations in private offices and conference rooms,” the federation told affiliates Sunday in an email, according to text provided to The Times.Federation spokesperson Justin Wesson did not respond to multiple messages Monday seeking comment about the memo,…