Dutch ACM Investigates Possible Bunker Cartel

first_imgzoom An investigation has been launched into a possible cartel in the bunker sector in the Netherlands and Belgium, according to the Dutch competition authority.This investigation involves several companies that are active in the ports of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp, which may have concluded illegal price-fixing agreements, according to the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM).The Dutch Public Prosecution Service provided ACM with valuable information about the bunker sector coming from the police. That information was one of the reasons to launch this investigation. ACM has already conducted several dawn raids in this sector.Fines for cartel activities imposed on companies can be as high as 40 percent of their combined global turnover. The maximum fine on individuals that have exercised leadership over cartels is EUR 900,000.In the coming months, ACM will assess whether the Dutch Competition Act has indeed been violated by investigating the actual practices in greater detail.last_img read more

Bell Media Supports 14 Canadian Films Announced for the 2016 Toronto International

first_img Twitter Facebook Advertisement Bell Media is pleased to announce that 14 films backed by its pay television network The Movie Network, production funds The Harold Greenberg Fund and Fonds Harold Greenberg, and BravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent), have been confirmed as official selections for the 41st annual Toronto International Film Festival®, running from September 8 to 18, 2016. The Canadian feature films announced by TIFF and supported by Bell Media include April Mullen’s Below Her Mouth, Nathan Morlando’s Mean Dreams, Dilip Mehta’s Mostly Sunny, along with four short films, including Jay Cheel’s Twisted. The films join previously announced Bell Media-supported titles, Maudie Aisling Walsh’s Maudie and Kim Nguyen’s Two Lovers and A Bear.“Bell Media congratulates the filmmakers behind the 14 titles announced today,” said Randy Lennox, President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media.  “We are proud to continue our longstanding commitment to Canadian film by fostering and showcasing our incredible homegrown talent.”Below is the full list of feature films and shorts selected for the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival that have been supported by Bell Media through story optioning, script development, pre-licensing, funding, and/or equity investment: Advertisement 5 Films About Technology (short) – Peter HuangFunded by BravoFACTBelow Her Mouth – April MullenPre-buy by The Movie NetworkBoundaries – Chloé RobichaudScript Development, Polishing, and Equity Investment Programs by Fonds Harold GreenbergIt’s Only the End of the World – Xavier DolanEquity investment and script development by Fonds Harold GreenbergMaudie – Maudie Aisling WalshPre-buy by The Movie NetworkScript Development and Equity Investment Program by The Harold Greenberg FundMean Dreams – Nathan MorlandoPre-buy by The Movie NetworkMostly Sunny – Dilip MehtaPre-buy by The Movie NetworkNelly – Anne ÉmondStory Optioning and Equity Investment Programs by Fonds Harold GreenbergThe Road to Webequie (short) – Ryan Noth and Tess GirardFunded by BravoFACTThe Smoke – Rebecca AddelmanShorts-to-Features Program by The Harold Greenberg FundTwo Lovers and A Bear – Kim NguyenPre-buy by The Movie NetworkEquity Investment Program by The Harold Greenberg FundShahzad (short) – Haya WaseemFunded by BravoFACTUnless – Alan GilsenanPre-buy by The Movie NetworkTwisted (short) – Jay CheelFunded by BravoFACTThe full line-up of Canadian films was announced by the Toronto International Film Festival earlier today. For further information on these and other Festival films, please visit www.tiff.net.About Bell MediaWith passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s #1 television network; 34 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada’s most-watched specialty channels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out of Home, one of Canada’s most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network of more than 30,000 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with premium subscription on-demand streaming service CraveTV, as well as its innovative GO video streaming services including CTV GO, Discovery GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub; is partners in Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture with Cirque du Soleil; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

Ottawa failing to respond in face of Attawapiskat crisis NDP MP

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe state of emergency in Attawapiska First Nation isn’t getting the response the community was hoping for.The chief of the community declared the state of emergency because people were living in tents and, with temperatures plunging, the situation there is getting desperate.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis has this story.last_img