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Where is Russian TV producer Marina Ovsyannikova?

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There are fears for the safety of a Russian television news producer who ambushed a live bulletin protesting against the war in Ukraine

Marina Ovsyannikova, an editor and producer at a Russian television network, ambushed a live news bulletin on Monday, with a sign protesting against the war in neighbouring Ukraine.

Under new laws in Russia, it is illegal to protest against the War in Ukraine, and those who denounce the Kremlin face 15 years in prison.

The Russian Government continues to spread propaganda in its own country, stating that the war in Ukraine is a “special military operation” – and must be referred to that way.

Social media has labelled the journalist as “brave and courageous” – but there are now growing concerns for her safety following her arrest at the news station in which she works for.

Ovsyannikova is a producer at a Russian TV network.

Ovsyannikova, is an editor at Channel One Russia. Before crashing into the studio and going live on air, she recorded a video message in which she condemned the war in Ukraine.

She said that she was ashamed to work for a news network that has been forced by Vladimir Putin and his government to spread propaganda throughout Russia, and lying about the truth.

She says her father is Ukrainian and her mother is Russian, and “they have never been enemies”

The producer stated her work lately has been nothing but spreading propaganda at the request of the Kremlin, and as a result it had left her “ashamed.”

“Ashamed that I lied on TV, ashamed that I allowed the brainwashing of Russian people”

She said in a statement.

Ovsyannikova urged all in Russia to attend protests and shine a light on Putin’s aggressive behaviour in Ukraine.

The scene during the producer’s arrest

The scene in Moscow outside the television station where police had been initially holding and presumably interrogating Marina Ovsyannikova was dark, cold and gloomy according to journalists in Moscow.

Ticker NEWS understands that Ovsyannikova has now been taken to a police station and is facing serious charges.

Human rights lawyers along with people on social media however are fearful of her safety above all else, many stating that she may be facing brutal torture as punishment for embarrassing the Kremlin on live television.

Ovsyannikova has not been seen since her arrest.

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BREAKING: Shots ring out at Trump rally

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Donald Trump was whisked off the stage at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania after loud noises rang through the crowd.

Trump was showing off a chart of border crossing numbers when bangs started ringing through the crowd. Trump could be seen reaching with his right hand toward his neck. There appeared to be blood on his face.

He quickly ducked behind the riser as agents from his protective detail rushed the stage and screams rang out from the crowd. The bangs continued as agents tended to him on stage.

His motorcade has left the venue.

In a statement, Trump says he is “fine” and says he is being checked at a medical facility.

Donald Trump was safe, the U.S. Secret Service and his campaign said on Saturday after multiple shots rang out at a rally by the Republican presidential candidate in Pennsylvania as video showed Trump grimacing and raising a hand to his right ear.
The former president had just started his speech when gunshots erupted and Trump and other rally attendees hit the deck. Secret Service agents swarmed around him and live video showed blood on the right side of Trump’s face and ear.
 
Trump repeatedly raised his fist in the air, with an American flag visible behind him, as security ushered him away.
“The Secret Service has implemented protective measures and the former president is safe,” a spokesperson for the agency said on X after what it called an incident.
“This is now an active Secret Service investigation and further information will be released when available.”

A map of the site, showing where the alleged gunman was situated compared to Donald Trump.

CNN reported that Trump was injured, but gave no other details. It was not clear how or what injuries he may have sustained.

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NASA astronauts phone home, confident Boeing’s Starliner will return to Earth safely

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Stranded NASA astronauts express confidence in Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, assuring its capability to safely transport them back to Earth from the International Space Station.

The astronauts, over a video call to NASA, highlighted Starliner’s enhanced safety features and testing protocols as reassuring factors for their safe return.

“I have a real good feeling in my heart that this spacecraft will bring us home, no problem…”, said Sunita “Suni” Williams, one of the stranded NASA astronauts.

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Franchising vs. Independent: key differences to choosing the right SMB model

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With latest Australian Federal budget, many SMB’s are weighing their options when selecting a suitable business model.

Franchising provides brand recognition, operational support, and economies of scale but involves ongoing fees.

Independent businesses offer full control and profit retention but face higher costs and regulatory challenges.

For risk and reward, the franchising model reduces risk through established practices and support but involves ongoing fees and profit-sharing with the franchisor.

On the alternative, independent businesses retain full control of profits but face higher risks and responsibilities in managing the business.

Sonia Shwabsky, CEO at Kwik Kopy Australia, joins to share her key insights on SMB’s. #featured

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