Demandbase, an account-based marketing specialist, raises $30 million – Fortune

Demandbase, an account-based marketing specialist, raises million – Fortune
The company's account-based marketing technology automates three processes: identifying prospects with strong purchasing intentions, personalizing the message delivered to potential buyers, and notifying the appropriate sales representative when it's …
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Op-ed: Democracy's death by a thousand cuts
If summer's attractions have kept you from watching your Washoe County government in action, know that your Citizen Advisory Boards (CABs) have been emasculated by the BCC's actions to shrink their size and limit their action agendas to only …
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Cubic Transportation Systems Receives $27 Million Contract from New York MTA to Deliver Hardware System for MTA Bus Time

San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) March 18, 2013

Cubic Transportation Systems, a leading integrator of transportation technology and services provider for intelligent travel solutions, has been awarded a contract for nearly $ 27 million from the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority to build and integrate the Bus Hardware System for MTA Bus Time®, the authority’s Customer Information System for bus location and arrival times that will be accessible to riders using an internet browser-based map, a mobile phone-based application and a text message-based service.

As part of the Bus Hardware System, Cubic will deliver its new Mobile Validator that will function as the on-board computer and bus location device for the system.

The MTA is rolling out the GPS-based system across the remaining three boroughs after last year’s successful launch in Staten Island and the Bronx. Cubic will install the MTA’s Bus Hardware System on approximately 3,800 buses serving Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. MTA Bus Time was implemented on the Staten Island and Bronx bus fleets last year by a different supplier, in keeping with the MTA’s decision to have at least two suppliers on the program.

About Cubic Transportation Systems

Cubic® Transportation Systems, Inc., is part of Cubic Corporation. Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments: Defense Systems, Mission Support Services and Transportation Systems. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems and defense electronics. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services for U.S. and allied nations.

Cubic® Transportation Systems, Inc., is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions. Cubic delivers integrated solutions that help transport operators manage their operations and services and give passengers choices in the smartest and easiest ways to pay their fares. Cubic specializes in design, development, manufacture, supply, installation, integration, services and information. Services provided by Cubic include on-site management, central systems, operations support, patron support, business support and field services.

Every year, nearly 10 billion rides are taken worldwide using Cubic payment and information systems. Cubic has delivered over 400 projects in 40 major markets on five continents. Active projects include London; Brisbane (Southeast Queensland) region, Australia; New York/New Jersey region; Washington, D.C. /Baltimore/Virginia region; Los Angeles region; San Diego region; San Francisco region; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Chicago; Atlanta region; Miami (South Florida) region; Vancouver and Edmonton, Canada; Sydney (New South Wales), Australia; Germany; and Scandinavia.

For more information about Cubic, see the company’s website at


Debra Montner

Montner & Associates

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Timothy A. Hill

Director of Corporate Communications

Cubic Corporation

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Cell: 858-232-2927


Aviation Accident Attorney Obtains $8 Million Settlement for Fatal Helicopter Crash; NTSB Finds Pilots Texting Partially to Blame

Kansas City, Missouri (PRWEB) April 18, 2013

Well known aviation accident lawyer Gary C. Robb got eight million dollars in settlements (Bever et al. v. Succession Freudenberg County Clay, 11CY-10505) (Tacoronte, et al. v. Succession of Freudenberg, Clay County, 11CY-CV10179) resulting from a fatal helicopter crash that the Council US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has formally identified like the first time “texting while driving” has been linked to a fatal commercial airline accident (

At a public hearing held in Washington, DC, last week, the NTSB concluded that the helicopter pilot James Freudenberg, sent and received some two hundred and forty (240) text messages during his shift, which sent three and five received while the helicopter was in flight. According to the report for the hearing, the driver distracted failed to realize that he had enough fuel for the flight and the helicopter crashed near Mosby, finally, Missouri August 26, 2011 due to lack of fuel.

According to Robb, “The requirements of a helicopter pilot flying in heavy workloads are simply incompatible with texting,” Mr Robb, a partner and aviation accident lawyer in Kansas City, Missouri firm Robb & amp; amp;. Robb LCC, is the author of the handbook authority “Helicopter Crash Litigation” (© lawyers and judges Publishing Company, Inc., 2010) Robb has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as ” by far the most successful trial lawyer helicopter crash in the US it. ” He received verdicts of the jury records and regulations in case of the helicopter crash that have been recognized as the highest in the history of the United States.

The helicopter was a medical air ambulance operated by Air Methods Corporation, the largest medical transportation services provider of air emergency in the United States. According to court documents, the eight million in facilities was supported by Air Methods for the death of Randy Bever (Bever et al. V. Succession of Freudenberg, Clay County, 11CY-10505), 47 , flight paramedic, and Terry Tacoronte (Tacoronte, et al. v. Succession of Freudenberg, Clay County, 11CY-CV10179), 56, the patient on board.

In the hearing last week, members of the National Transportation Safety Board expressed concern that electronic devices distractions are increasingly a factor leading to accidents in the different modes of transport, including planes, trains, cars, trucks, and even ships. Following their investigation into this matter, the NTSB has issued a total of nine safety recommendations to the FAA and Air Methods Corporation. They also re-released two previously issued recommendations and voted to issue a security alert asking pilots to recognize the threat posed electronics and turn off both during flight and during critical periods before takeoff. They further recommended that Air Methods expand and revise their company policies prohibiting the use of electronic devices requiring supervision and drivers.

Summary Report and the NTSB recommendations can be found at

The helicopter air ambulance industry has been a number of fatal incidents in recent years. In a period of ten months between December 2007 and October 2008, there were thirteen US helicopter air ambulance accidents resulting in thirty-five deaths. (Alan Levin, “plan FAA require alarms on air ambulances,” USA Today, April 23, 2009).

Mr. Robb has long called for better security in the helicopter industry (See “Helicopter Crash Litigation,” Part III: Safety Recommendations for the helicopter industry) Mr. Robb has expressed that. this case may represent the beginning of a dangerous trend. “Due to the nature of their missions, the helicopter accidents medical air ambulance historically the most deadly took place at night and / or in poor weather . The fact that this accident occurred in daylight and in good weather stresses that this incident was caused by a lack of judgment and decision-making at the most basic level. The public has a right to expect pilots and operators to make safety their top priority, and to ensure at least the attention of the driver and operator of medical helicopters. “

For more information, contact Gary C. Robb at 816-474-8080.

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Its Time for Action: More than 2 Million Americans will Participate in National Back to Church Sunday One Month from Today

COLORADO, SPRINGS, Colo. (PRWEB) August 15, 2013

Exactly a month from today, September 15, more than two million Americans will be focused on a national team event that has nothing to do with major league sports. Their goal: Getting folks back to church.

On that Sunday, 20,000 churches from coast to coast will be participating in special services in their own communities for National Back to Church Sunday after stepping out to invite people they know and love to come back to church.

So far, more than 18,000 churches have signed up for the free initiative, and the number grows by the hour as currently about 120 churches are signing up each day at In addition, the Back to Church Facebook page ( has garnered more than 47,000 likes in one month, as the excitement builds and participating churches gear up for the special services they will hold designed to be welcoming to their community.

“Right now is a perfect time to sign up and get your church engaged in this energy-filled project,” said Scott Evans, founder and CEO of Outreach, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of church communications resources and one of the founders of National Back to Church Sunday. “Make your decision and get your team on board – there are many resources available, many by download you could have today. It’s a great way to kickstart your own fall programming and bless your community.”

“Remember,although most people in America have been to church, only about 20% attend regularly,” he continued. “Yet research shows most people would try it if someone just invited them.”

Participating churches are also preparing for the day by encouraging members to make a special effort to attend church that day, and to invite someone to come with them.

“Seven out of 10 unchurched people would visit a church if a friend invited them. What are we waiting for?” said Lee Strobel, best-selling author of The Case for Christ and The Case for Faith.

“The church offers hope, grace, truth, joy and the message of eternal life — all of which we want our friends to experience. Let’s take a risk and prayerfully offer an invitation!”

Yet despite the endorsement from Strobel and many other church leaders, only two percent of church members have invited someone to church in the past year. National Back to Church Sunday provides the inspiration and tools to help church members push past their discomfort to reach out and invite others to come.

And pastors understand it also comes at a key time of the year for reengaging people after the summer.

“September is the number one growth time in a church,” said Bil Cornelius, pastor of Bay Area Fellowship in Corpus Christi, Texas. “You gotta give them a reason to come back, and they will.”

To help encourage churches to promote and church members to invite, National Back to Church Sunday has ready-to-use materials available at Free materials include a roster listing,publicity materials, tips for using social media, and information about using the Back to Church Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The richly-resourced project also offers everything from postcards to bulletin covers to banners and videos. An in-depth Back to Church kit, available in print or as a download, includes a planning guide, sermons, videos, children’s curriculum, posters, e-book, samples of other printed resources, and more than 60 digital resources, such as e-vites, web banners, PowerPoint presentations, logos and children’s resources.

National Back to Church Sunday even has its own You Tube channel with more than 20 videos to share information, inspiration — and also make it fun. Video previews are available at

National Back to Church Sunday is the largest annual community-based church outreach effort in the nation, when thousands of churches share the simple message and mission of inviting everyone in America Back to Church. The campaign empowers churches and church members with the tools they need to welcome their neighbors, friends and loved ones back to church, while providing an easy way for everyone in the community to find a welcoming church.

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Players Network Inc, Files Complaint Against Comcast For $150 Million

Las Vegas, NV, February 6th 2014 (PRWEB) February 06, 2014

Players Network, Inc. (OTC-QB Bulletin Board: PNTV), in response to numerous inquiries Players Network, Inc. (“PNTV”) is providing this Shareholder update with regard to the complaint PNTV filed against Comcast Corporation and its affiliates (“Comcast”) in the District Court of Clark County, Nevada complaint # A-14-693908-B for $ 150 million alleging Comcast entered into a contract with PNTV and failed to fulfill their responsibilities.

PNTV felt this action was necessary to protect its shareholders and the long-term investment into the business, as well as the Vegas On Demand Network. The full complaint is available by clicking this link:

According to the complaint, Comcast is accused of violating the contract with PNTV and Comcast’s consent decree with the Justice Department and FCC by preferring their programming to PNTV ’s “Vegas On Demand ” network and unfairly competing and discriminating against PNTV and the Vegas on Demand network. In violation of the letter and spirit of the contract entered into in 2005, and the Justice Department and FCC consent decree, entered into in 2010, related to Comcast’s acquisition of NBC and Universal Studios outlined in a twelve (12) count complaint together with the entire history of the transaction Comcast’s practices. These practices are a significant portion of the PNTV complaint against Comcast.

Comcast, as alleged in the complaint, is accused of preferring the programming of its own networks or affiliates over that of PNTV. PNTV helped start Comcast’s video on demand business back in 2004; by becoming one of Comcast’s first independent networks and by entering into a ten (10) year contract and helping to draw substantial viewers to Comcast Select On Demand platform with its original content. Under that agreement, Comcast and PNTV became partners and Comcast promised PNTV to utilize their resources to assist in building and monetizing PNTV’s Vegas On Demand channel by securing sponsors, advertisers and providing Vegas On Demand with access to it middleware ad insertion technology to monetize Vegas On Demand content and to market the channel to other carriers and failed to do so.

Further, in reliance on Comcast’s promises in the contract, PNTV invested millions of dollars into production programming for its channel. The “Vegas on Demand” channel ranked consistently for the first five (5) years of the contract in the top percentage of all Comcast free video on demand offerings according to Rentrak and independent reporting system used by Comcast.

PNTV attempted to resolve the dispute starting in January 2013, but after a year of negotiations with Comcast, PNTV determined that Comcast was not dealing with them in good faith and filed the herein referenced complaint. In a letter which Mark Bradley, C.E.O. of PNTV sent to Michael Schreiber, Senior Vice President of Comcast dated January 2, 2014, PNTV tried further to resolve the dispute; the unanswered letter contained the following language:

“Despite these efforts and the repeated attempts to work with Comcast management to build a brand and a network, as partners, the complaint alleges that Comcast has failed to hold up its end of the agreement, and has not provided the marketing, distribution or monetization support outlined in our agreement. In addition, Comcast has buried our channel under layers of menus insuring its failure, in breach of the spirit and intentions of our agreement. These breaches have forced us to struggle as a company financially, and has negativity impacted over 1000 public shareholders who made investments based on the promises Comcast made to us and in mutually released press announcements. The situation has reached a point where we have been left with no choice but to take legal action and file a formal civil complaint.”

After waiting a reasonable time for Schreiber to respond, the complaint was then served on Comcast, on January 24, 2014 and the answer to the complaint is due February 13, 2014. In compliance with SEC rules and regulations all of the forgoing had to be disclosed by PNTV to the public in an 8K filing with the SEC according to the company’s attorney’s Barney C. Ales, Esq. of the law firm of Barney C. Ales, Ltd., which was done on January 24, 2014.

If further information is needed please contact:

Michael Pratter-PNTV-Director of Legal and Business Affairs at 702-988-2300

Barney C. Ales, Esq.-of the law firm of Barney C. Ales, Ltd. at 702-998-9576

Media inquiries contact Lisa Mayo-DeRiso at 702.576.2659.

For Investor inquiries Contact(s): Zachary R. Logan / Drew S. Phillips

Contact phone: 858.886.7237 info(at)pacifificequityusa(dot)com

About Players Network:

Players Network is a Television and Digital New Media Company that develops branded digital lifestyle networks or Channel Destinations by using its digital broadband platform and through it distribution partners. Players Network current original channels, Players Network, Vegas on Demand, Sexy Sin City TV, which are focused on Las Vegas and Gaming Lifestyles are the lead channels is distributed over their own VOD Channels on television in over 23,000,000 homes over Comcast, and its own Broadband Network, Hulu, Blinkx, Google, YouTube and Yahoo Video, for DVD Home Video, mobile platforms, and through worldwide television syndication. Players Network has a 15-year history of providing consumers with quality Gaming and Las Vegas Lifestyle content, as well as strategic partnership services in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and throughout the worldwide gaming industry. For more information go to

Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act:

With the exception of the historical information contained in this Release, the matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties that may individually or mutually impact the matters herein described, including but not limited to: the ability of the Company to increase revenues in the future due to the developing and unpredictable markets for its products, the ability to achieve a positive cash flow, the ability to obtain orders for or install its products, the ability to obtain new customers and the ability to continue to commercialize its products, which could cause actual results or revenues to differ materially from those contemplated by these statements.