Canada – Commissioner of Competition advocates for more competition in remarks to Canadian Bar Association

GATINEAU, QC – Competition Bureau

Today, Canada’s Commissioner of Competition, Matthew Boswell, championed the power of competition in building a more prosperous Canada at the Canadian Bar Association Fall Symposium.

In his speech, Commissioner Boswell underscored the importance of competition – including the need for a modernization of competition laws in Canada – as the country pivots from crisis management to economic recovery.

Competition is a key catalyst of productivity and economic growth. It attracts investment, stimulates the creation of high-skilled jobs and fuels exports of Canadian products, services, and ideas.

The Commissioner’s full remarks can be viewed or read on the Competition Bureau’s website.

“Today, competition matters more than ever. In Canada, a robust competition policy agenda will be critical to rebuilding stronger, more resilient and more inclusive economies from coast to coast to coast. A greater focus on pro-competitive policies can safeguard the wealth and prosperity of all Canadians”

Matthew Boswell

Commissioner of Competition

The Competition Bureau, as an independent law enforcement agency, ensures that Canadian businesses and consumers prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace.

Hong Kong – Appointment of Commissioner of Customs and Excise (with photo)

Appointment of Commissioner of Customs and Excise (with photo)

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     The Central People’s Government, on the recommendation and nomination of the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, has approved the appointment of Ms Louise Ho Pui-shan, formerly Deputy Commissioner of Customs and Excise, as Commissioner of Customs and Excise and the removal of Mr Hermes Tang Yi-hoi from the post of Commissioner of Customs and Excise with effect from today (October 21). Mr Tang proceeded on pre-retirement leave on the same day after serving the Customs and Excise Department for 34 years.
 
     Commenting on the appointment of Ms Ho, Mrs Lam said, “Ms Ho has served in the Customs and Excise Department for 30 years and has extensive experience in departmental operations. She possesses solid management and leadership skills. I am confident that she will lead the Customs and Excise Department in meeting the challenges ahead.”
 
     Speaking on the retirement of Mr Tang, Mrs Lam said, “Since taking up the appointment as Commissioner of Customs and Excise in July 2017, Mr Tang has made sustained efforts in leading the Department with distinguished results on the prevention of smuggling activities, the protection and collection of Government revenue on dutiable goods, the detection and deterrence of narcotics trafficking and abuse of controlled drugs, the protection of intellectual property rights and consumer interests, the regulation of money service operators, the protection and facilitation of legitimate trade and the upholding of Hong Kong’s trading integrity. On behalf of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, I convey my heartfelt appreciation to Mr Tang for his contribution to the HKSAR and I wish him a happy retirement.”
 
     The following are biographical notes on Mr Tang and Ms Ho:
 
Mr Hermes Tang
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     Mr Tang joined the Immigration Department as Immigration Assistant in February 1985. He subsequently joined the Customs and Excise Department as Inspector of Customs and Excise in 1987. He was promoted to Superintendent of Customs and Excise in 2009, to Senior Superintendent of Customs and Excise in 2011, to Chief Superintendent of Customs and Excise in 2013, to Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Excise in 2015 and to Deputy Commissioner of Customs and Excise in 2016. He took up the Commissioner of Customs and Excise post in July 2017.
 
     Mr Tang has been awarded seven Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Excise’s Commendations between 1992 and 2006; Commissioner of Customs and Excise’s Commendation in 1997; Hong Kong Customs and Excise Long Service Medal in 2005, with the first and second clasps in 2012 and 2017 respectively; Hong Kong Customs and Excise Medal for Meritorious Service in 2014; Hong Kong Customs and Excise Medal for Distinguished Service in 2019; and the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2021.
 
Ms Louise Ho
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     Ms Ho joined the Customs and Excise Department as Inspector of Customs and Excise in February 1991. She was promoted to Superintendent of Customs and Excise in 2010, to Senior Superintendent of Customs and Excise in 2013, to Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Excise in 2017 and to Deputy Commissioner of Customs and Excise in 2019.
 
     Ms Ho has been awarded three Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Excise’s Commendations in 1999, 2003 and 2005 respectively; Hong Kong Customs and Excise Long Service Medal in 2009, with the first clasp in 2016; and Hong Kong Customs and Excise Medal for Meritorious Service in 2017.

Hong Kong – Customs Commissioner issues statement in response to media reports

Customs Commissioner issues statement in response to media reports

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     The Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Mr Hermes Tang, today (July 8) issued the following statement in response to media reports:

     I confirm that I have attended a dinner hosted at a catering premises earlier and was issued a fixed penalty notice for failing to meet the maximum persons allowed rule as required in the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance. This fine has been paid. I will exercise particular caution when attending events in the future and will be sure to meet with the requirement.

     Regarding media reports that alleged the dinner was involved with a criminal case, I must clarify that the dinner was not involved in the aforesaid criminal case. In view that the legal proceedings of the case are ongoing, I will not comment further.

Canada – Minister Guilbeault to Announce the First Commissioner and Directors of the New Office of the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages

The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will announce the first Commissioner and Directors of the new Office of the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages

OTTAWA – The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will take part in a virtual press conference to announce the first Commissioner and Directors of the new Office of the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages. This announcement is part of the Government of Canada’s efforts to ensure the promotion and revitalization of First Nations, Inuit and Métis languages in Canada.

Please note that all details are subject to change.

Journalists must confirm their participation by sending their full name and the name of their media outlet to pch.media-media.pch@canada.ca by 8 a.m. on Monday, June 14.

A Zoom link will be sent to allow reporters to ask questions following the press briefing.

EVENT: Press conference

DATE: Monday, June 14, 2020

TIME: 11:30 a.m. EDT

LOCATION: Virtual

Camille Gagné-Raynauld

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage

camille.gagne@canada.ca

Former Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany Joins ShotTracker As Special Advisor Strategy, Partnerships

One of the most respected and accomplished leaders in the history of college athletics to assist the fast-growing technology in their next period of growth

KANSAS CITY, Mo.May 13, 2021PRLog — DDSports Inc. (ShotTracker), a revolutionary sports technology that captures rich performance data via sensors and provides statistics and analytics with sub-second latency, today announced that former Big Ten Conference Commissioner Jim Delany has joined the company in the newly-created role of special advisor on strategy and partnerships. Delany oversaw unprecedented growth for the Big Ten during his tenure, which ended upon his retirement on January 1, 2020.

“We welcome Jim Delany’s experience and his insight into ShotTracker,” said ShotTracker CEO Bill Moses. “His business acumen, his understanding of the opportunities in the college space with regard to technology and infrastructure, and his visionary planning will be invaluable to us as we accelerate implementation on a wide scale in the coming months, and continue to grow relationships on broadcast integration.”

“Jim Delany has always been a big thinker who gets things done, and that thought process will be welcomed and crucial for us as we expand and grow,” said ShotTracker Co-Founder and President Davyeon Ross. “He has always been a fervent supporter of our work, and it is a pleasure to have him officially part of our team now.”

“Sub second latency, seamless broadcast integration and greater content options for millions of fans is going to be essential for any technology that wants to engage as a business these days, and ShotTracker has all of that and more,” Delany said. “This is a platform that has been built for where college sports is heading in the coming years, both from a team analytics side and from a commercial side, and I am excited to be able to help participate in the expansion of the business.”

Delany served as Commissioner of the Big Ten from 1989 until 2020 and was an innovator during his tenure, with accomplishments that included: The creation of college football replay, overseeing leadership on conference expansion in moving the Big Ten from 10 to 14 members, and the creation of the first college sports network. He also led the growth of distributable revenue to conference members from $20 to $800 million, and was an aggressive supporter of gender equity.

ShotTracker, whose recent $13 million funding round includes Evertz Technologies, Verizon Ventures and Hearst Ventures, currently brings elite-level, real-time analytics to the court. The company’s patented technology tracks data in three parts: a ShotTracker-enabled ball, sensors on players’ jerseys and court sensors that map the court in 3D. Data is processed through the company’s proprietary algorithm displayed on the ShotTracker app and dashboard and is also integrated with Evertz’s cloud-based live production solutions. The real-time data can be used to automate camera productions from remote locations and can be licensed by media and sports data companies and will be enhanced by all the innovation Verizon is bringing through their cutting-edge work in 5G.

About ShotTracker

ShotTracker was co-founded in Overland Park, Kansas by basketball and technology experts Davyeon Ross and Bruce Ianni. ShotTracker’s innovative system delivers 70+ unique and completely autonomous basketball stats and insights to teams, broadcasters and game partners with sub-second latency. ShotTracker is currently being utilized by 63 men’s and women’s college basketball programs spanning 12 conferences. Its partners include Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, Spalding and Wilson. For more information, visit http://www.ShotTracker.com.