Hoyer Statement on Swearing-In of U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Tom Manger, the former Chief of the Montgomery County Police Department, was sworn in as the new Chief of the U.S. Capitol Police:

I join in congratulating Tom Manger on being sworn-in to lead the U.S. Capitol Police. As Congress continues to take stock of what occurred on January 6 and the weeks leading up to it, it is imperative that we keep taking additional steps to ensure that those who keep the Capitol complex safe can continue to do their jobs safely and with adequate resources. I look forward to working with Chief Manger to ensure that the Capitol is not only a safe place to work and visit but that those who serve in the U.S. Capitol Police Force have the tools and support they need to perform their duties safely and effectively. Gen. Honoré’s report, completed in March, made many key recommendations to ensure the events of January 6 never happen again. Some of these findings require funding to implement, and I continue to urge the Senate to pass much-needed funding for Capitol Police, which the House approved earlier this year over the objections of House Republicans.


“The Select Committee on the January 6th Insurrection will be investigating the attack that took place that day and offering recommendations to boost Capitol security and safeguard our democracy.  It is essential that the U.S. Capitol Police identify and implement changes that will make Congress safer while protecting the lives and safety of its officers.  We must keep faith with those who watch over our security here in the Capitol and who have, time and again, proven their courage in the line of duty.“

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Porsche donates one million euros in emergency aid for flooded areas

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Porsche donates one million euros in emergency aid for flooded areas

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Sports car manufacturer supports Germany’s relief coalition Aktion Deutschland Hilft e.V.

By making a donation of one million euros, Porsche AG is supporting Germany’s relief coalition Aktion Deutschland Hilft e.V. in its work in the flood-stricken areas. The money is being used to provide emergency aid for flood victims and to help fund the work of the various rescue organisations in the affected regions. The sports car manufacturer is also appealing to its employees for private donations. The internal “Porsche helps” platform features a number of possibilities for this.

“The images from the flood-hit areas have left me shaken. Our thoughts go out to all those who have lost family or friends in this catastrophe or who have lost their homes,” says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board at Porsche AG. “It is amazing to see how people have come together in these extraordinary circumstances. Relief organisations are playing a key role in the response to the disaster. We are supporting these efforts so that additional support can reach people on the ground as quickly as possible.”

Aktion Deutschland Hilft e.V. supports more than 2,400 projects around the world. It brings together relevant aid organisations and services to support efforts on the ground, such as search and rescue operations to find missing people. It arranges accommodation for those affected, helps with clean-up work and makes dangerous areas safe. It also helps provide medical care, supplies food and takes care of catering for disaster relief workers.

Porsche has had a special relationship with the people in the flood-hit regions for many decades. There are many friendships and partnerships that have developed through motorsport, especially in the region surrounding the Nürburgring. Oliver Blume: “We are in close contact with our friends and partners. We know that the situation there is desperate. Many have been affected themselves or are volunteering as relief workers. So it is all the more important that we pull together now. Our Motorsport colleagues took emergency generators and other relief supplies to the Eifel region as soon as the news broke, for example. Our donations will now provide additional help to alleviate some of the suffering.”

Further information, film and photo material in the Porsche Newsroom: newsroom.porsche.com


Further information and pictures for journalists and media representatives can be found on the Porsche press database at http://presse.porsche.de/.

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WRFX Set for Market Name and Symbol Change – Prepares for Growth

Big Changes Ahead

WorldFlix, Inc. (OTCMKTS:WRFX)

Aggressive Growth Coming”

— Mick Davis – CEO

PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, July 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Astra Veda Corporation f/k/a WorldFlix, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mick Davis announced today that the Company has received an update from FINRA regarding its application for our market name to Astra Veda Corporation and associated symbol change. The Company looks forward to the next steps in this process.

The OTC Corporate Actions office stated in their message specifically, “Please be advised that FINRA has received the necessary documentation to process the below listed corporate action requested by WorldFlix and ClearTrust pursuant to FINRA Rule 6490. FINRA has neither approved nor disapproved this action. FINRA’s processing of the stated corporate action does not constitute FINRA approval and should not be construed or represented as such. Furthermore, in processing this action pursuant to FINRA Rule 6490, it should not be assumed that FINRA has considered your company’s compliance with any federal, state, or other self-regulatory requirements.”

Mr. Davis stated, “We are grateful for the assistance from our transfer agent Clear Trust and the FINRA Corporate Actions team members who patiently provided guidance to our team as we navigated the challenges of organizing the correct documents to meet the September 28, 2021, amendments to Rule 15c-211 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. We are excited to take the next steps when able and provide OTC Markets our validated financial disclosures.

We have several tremendous national security related opportunities ahead of us for immediate action. We look forward to putting the WRFX ticker symbol and WorldFlix name along with its repugnant past in our rear-view mirror. We will adjudicate the bad acts of the previous board of directors and their deceitful supporters in a court of law once and for all. For the first time in the Company’s history, our accounting ledgers are in good order, and we are aggressively removing all remaining defects so we can proceed without limits.

Thank you to all the long-term WRFX shareholders for your loyal trust, faith in our small global team when we were dark for more than 2 years. As you already know, the Paranotek team remained vigilant working quietly in the background to build a viable business platform while we rehabilitated our public Company to prepare for success. We are one step closer to that reality and have much to share in the coming months.


Services Staff
Astra Veda Corporation
+1 702-550-8161

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Pelagic Secures Evergreen PGM/Chrome Contract from Kookfontein Mine

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The Kookfontein project has over 10Mt of reserves and is expected to be productive by the end of 2021

The Kookfontein project is a historical moment for us, as it is expected to triple our chrome trading volumes, as well as make a dynamic entry into the world of PGM trading.”

— Dinos Demetriades

SINGAPORE, July 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Further to the announcement in March 2021 whereby Pelagic Resources ("Pelagic") acquired 23% of Bauba Resources ("Bauba") (JSE:BAU) and thereby secured an evergreen offtake agreement to market all of Bauba's current and future metallurgical and chemical chrome ore production, Pelagic has now provided Bauba with a financing facility to develop its Kookfontein chrome/PGM project.

The financing facility represents Pelagic's first greenfield project financing facility arrangement with Bauba and further cements the relationship between the two firms.

The acquisition and development of the Kookfontein project represents an exciting opportunity for Pelagic and a turning point in the company's business as it anticipates tripling its chrome marketing volumes while simultaneously providing the company with an entry point into the PGM distribution business.

Dinos Demetriades, CFO of Pelagic had this to say: “The Kookfontein project closing is a historical moment for our business, as it is expected to triple our chrome marketing volumes, as well as providing Pelagic an entry point into the PGM raw materials market.”

The Kookfontein project boasts proven reserves of 10 million metric tons and is expected to reach monthly production levels of 40,000MT chrome concentrate and 30,000MT of primary PGE rich Run of Mine ('ROM') by the end of 2021. Pelagic will have the exclusive rights to market 100% of the commodities produced by the project. The deal will see Pelagic marketing over 1 million tons of chrome per annum, representing 2-3% of the global chrome market.

About Pelagic Resources

The Pelagic Resources Group (“Pelagic Resources”) is an established global physical commodity merchant, headquartered in Singapore with offices in South Africa, Zimbabwe & China with a core focus on specialty metal ores. Pelagic was founded in 2016 and has since marketed over 1 million tons of chrome concentrates to China, Europe, India and the USA.

About Bauba Resources
Bauba Resources is a diversified mining and exploration group, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The group engages in chrome mining, platinum exploration and other projects in South Africa.

Dinos Demetriades
Pelagic Resources
+65 6978 4631
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Shaftsbury barracks/ Burglary

VSP News Release-Incident







CASE#: 21B302057

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Nicholas Grimes                            

STATION: VSP – Shaftsbury                  

CONTACT#: (802) 442-5421


DATE/TIME: Early morning of 7/23/21

INCIDENT LOCATION: 4561 Sunderland Hill Road, Sunderland, Vermont



ACCUSED: Unknown/ At Large.                                            




VICTIM: Casella Waste Management

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Sunderland, Vermont




On the early morning of 7-23-21, Troopers from the Shaftsbury barracks responded to a reported burglary at the Casella Waste Management facility located at 4561 Sunderland Hill Road in the town of Sunderland, VT. Investigation revealed that the perpetrator(s) forced entry into a building and items of value were taken. The investigation into this incident is ongoing and the Vermont State Police encourage anyone with information related to this incident contact Trooper Nicholas Grimes at the Shaftsbury barracks (802) 442-5421.


Individual(s) with information who wish to remain anonymous may provide a tip which can be submitted online at https://vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.




COURT DATE/TIME:            









*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of

the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.


Sergeant Seth Loomis

Patrol Commander

Vermont State Police

“B” Troop – Shaftsbury

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, VT 05262


PH: (802) 442-5421

FX: (802) 442- 3263


Email: seth.loomis@vermont.gov


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Westminster Barracks/ DUI, LSA, DLS

VSP News Release-Incident








CASE#: 21B103056

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Austin Soule                         

STATION: Westminster                 

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600


DATE/TIME: 07/23/21 at approximately 1702 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Route 103 and Assembly Of God Drive


ACCUSED: Michael Dagostino                                             

AGE: 22




On 07/23/21, at approximately 1702 hours, the Vermont State Police responded to a multiple vehicle crash. The crash occurred on Route 103 near the Assembly Of God Drive intersection in the town of Cavendish (Windsor County), VT. The operator of the vehicle that caused the crash fled the scene and it was located by Chester PD on Route 103 near the Route 10 intersection. The operator, who was later identified as Michael Dagostino, took off into the woods. He was found a short time later on Route 10.  Upon further investigation, Troopers determined Dagostino was impaired. He was subsequently arrested for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence, Driving with a Criminally Suspended License, and LSA. He was transport to the Springfield Police Department for processing and released with a criminal citation to appear in court.





COURT DATE/TIME: 08/10/21 at 08:00 hours

COURT: Vermont Superior Court Windsor Criminal Division    




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Vibe by California Announces Brand Ambassador Program

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Vibe Growth Corporation (OTCMKTS:VBSCF)

We have a community-first ethos and believe our Ambassador Program will educate our new customers in an engaging way about cannabis culture and our new product offerings”

— Ryan Martinez, Marketing Manager of Vibe

SACRAMENTO, CA, USA, July 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Vibe Growth Corporation (CSE: VIBE) (OTC: VBSCF) (FSE: A061) (the “Company” or “Vibe”), a vertically integrated multi-state cannabis enterprise, is pleased to announce the launch of their Brand Ambassador Program aimed at strengthening community relationships, enhancing customer engagement, increasing brand awareness, and growing online sales.

The program invites the community to share in the dissemination of educational information, positive lifestyles, and experiences surrounding cannabis and its various uses. As the popularity of cannabis grows and sales increase, Vibe is committed to showcasing the positive experiences and advantages of the Hype Cannabis Co. product line. The ambassador program enables the community to directly engage in the creation of a positive culture and support the company’s growth and brand awareness initiatives.

Brand awareness is paramount for the rapidly growing company and by harnessing the power of influencers and micro-influencers, the program will increase the number of people engaging with the brand and incentivize new online sales.

The company is offering a discount for all ambassadors across all locations and benefits to share the Vibe message with their audiences, enabling the company to track the program’s effectiveness and increase online conversions. Ambassadors also have access to private events within the industry, the chance to be featured on digital and print platforms (including billboards), and receive high-quality content to share on their social media channels.

By incentivizing ambassadors to promote the brand across their audiences, the program anticipates growth across Vibe’s digital channels.

To sign up and learn how to become a Vibe Ambassador, please visit the Vibe Ambassador Program website for further details.


Vibe Growth Corporation and its cannabis retail brand, Vibe By California, is a trusted, California focused, multistate (MSO) cannabis enterprise with retail dispensaries; cannabis greenhouse cultivation; premium indoor cultivation; commercial cannabis distribution; brand sales and marketing; e-commerce platform; home delivery; and Hype Cannabis Co. marijuana and Vibe CBD products. In California, Vibe is focused on maximizing shareholder value through accelerating organic growth, opportunistic acquisitions, distressed workouts, and new license applications. The Company operates retail and e-commerce under its iconic Vibe by California brand.

Michal Holub, CFO
Vibe Growth Corporation
+1 403-472-7827
email us here
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Arrest Made in Armed Carjacking (Gun) Offenses in the First and Sixth Districts


Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Carjacking Task Force announce an arrest has been made in reference to Armed Carjacking (Gun) offenses that occurred in the First and Sixth Districts.


First District:

  • On Friday, July 16, 2021, at approximately 12:05 am, the suspect approached the victim who was seated in their vehicle in the 300 block of Tingey Street, Southeast. The suspect brandished a handgun, struck the victim, and demanded the victim’s vehicle. The victim complied. The suspect then fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle. An additional suspect fled the scene in a nearby vehicle. The victim’s vehicle has been recovered. CCN: 21-097-765


Sixth District:

  • On Saturday, July 17, 2021, at approximately 2:00 am, two suspects approached the victim in the 1400 block of Ridge Place Southeast. One of the suspects brandished a handgun and demanded the victim’s vehicle keys. The suspects then fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle. The victim’s vehicle has been recovered. CCN: 21-098-413


On Thursday, July 22, 2021, a 17 year old juvenile male, of Northeast, DC was arrested and charged with Armed Carjacking (Gun) in reference to the above cases.


These cases remains under investigation. Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a violent crime committed in the District of Columbia.

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Arrest Made in an Enticing a Child Offense: 3500 block of Connecticut Avenue, Northwest

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Youth and Family Services Division and Special Agents from Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Washington Field Office, Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, announce an arrest has been made in reference to an Enticing a Child offense that occurred on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in the 3500 block of Connecticut Avenue, Northwest.


At approximately 7:10 pm, the suspect attempted to entice a 14-year-old juvenile female to engage in sexual acts for U.S. currency.


On Friday, July 23, 2021, 51-year-old Marcus Lennox Douglas of Northwest, DC, was arrested and charged with Enticing a Child.




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