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Antonio Brown gets two years probation for fight with truck driver

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Antonio Brown gets two years probation for fight with truck driver

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — NFL free agent Antonio Brown pleaded no contest Friday to charges related to a fight with a moving truck driver outside his South Florida home earlier this year.

As part of a deal with Broward County prosecutors, Brown pleaded no contest to burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief. He will serve two years of probation, undergo a psychological evaluation and follow-up treatment, attend an anger management course, perform 100 hours of community service and follow a stay-away order from the truck driver and the moving company owner.

Judge Edward Merrigan Jr. withheld adjudication, meaning Brown won’t receive a criminal conviction on his record if he successfully completes his probation.

Brown’s attorney, Carson Hancock, said in a statement that the case resulted from a misunderstanding between Brown and the moving company about payments and should have been handled as a civil dispute.

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“Rather than engage in a protracted legal case, Mr. Brown decided to resolve this matter in an expeditious manner in consideration of his family and his football career,” Hancock said.

Brown was one of the NFL’s top wide receivers during his nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was traded to the Oakland Raiders last year but released before ever playing a regular season game following several off-the-field incidents. He was then signed by the New England Patriots, who released Brown in September after a second woman in 10 days accused him of sexual misconduct.

Police responded Jan. 21 to a disturbance call at Brown’s Hollywood, Florida, home, where the moving truck driver said Brown and his trainer hit him.

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Brown had refused to pay $4,000 to the driver to release his household goods, according to police. The driver told officers that Brown threw a rock as he drove away, causing a small dent on the moving truck and chipping the paint.

When the driver returned later, Brown paid the $4,000 but refused to pay $860 for damaging the truck, police said. The driver returned to his truck to call his company, and Brown pulled him out of the vehicle, while the trainer grabbed the keys, officials said. Brown, the trainer and others began removing boxes from the truck, until the driver told them the boxes belonged to another client.

Brown had left the scene by the time police arrived, and the trainer was taken into custody. Brown turned himself in two days later.

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Banco de Fomento lança programas de investimento do Fundo de Capitalização e Resiliência de 650 ME

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O Banco Português de Fomento lançou esta terça-feira os dois primeiros programas de investimento do Fundo de Capitalização e Resiliência com uma dotação global de 650 milhões de euros, anunciou em comunicado.

Segundo o Banco de Fomento, o Programa de Recapitalização Estratégica eo Programa Consolidar visam “apoiar a solvabilidade e resiliência financeira de empresas nacionais estratégicas eo investimento produtivo, em crescimento e consolidação empresarial”.

O Programa de Recapitalização Estratégica tem uma dotação de até 400 milhões de euros e uma duração de até 10 anos. Através desse programa, o Banco de Fomento irá financiar empresas nacionais estratégicas não financeiras que desenvolvam atividade em Portugal.

O objetivo deste programa, afirma o Banco de Fomento, é “estimular o crescimento sustentável de longo prazo da economia portuguesa, o qual terá de responder simultaneamente à prioridade europeia da dupla transição para uma sociedade mais ecológica e mais digital, “reduzir o défice estrutural de capitalização do tecido empresarial português” e “colmatar a delapidação de capitais próprios ocorrida durante a crise pandémica em empresas não-financeiras relevantes e de potencial impacto futuro significativo”.

O Banco de Fomento poderá investir nas empresas a par com investidores privados e isso pode ser feito através de instrumentos de capital (ações ordinárias ou preferenciais), não tomando o Banco de Fomento participações iniciais iguais ou superiores a 50% do capital social ou dos direitos de voto da empresa em que investe. O investimento pode ser ainda feito em instrumentos de quase-capital (incluindo obrigações convertíveis ou outros instrumentos híbridos, como empréstimos participativos).

Já o Programa Consolidar tem uma dotação de 250 milhões de euros e visa o investimento em Pequenas e Médias Empresas e Empresas de Média Capitalização “impactadas pela pandemia de covid-19, mas economicamente viáveis ​​e com potencial de recuperação, através de fundos de capital de risco onde exista também capital privado”.

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Glovo puts Spanish at the head of the Portuguese market

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Glovo has a new leader in the Portuguese market. The food and grocery delivery platform has appointed Spaniard Joaquín Vazquez as CEO of the Portuguese market, according to an announcement made on Tuesday.

Joaquín Vazquez has so far been the CEO of the company in central and southern Spain. In his new position, a manager with a degree in sales and marketing management will lead Glovo’s next phase of growth in Portugal.

The company intends to hire more people, reach 75% of the Portuguese population and ship products outside of 90 national cities.

“Glovo is entering its fifth year of operations in Portugal and continues to grow year on year in the country – 2021 recorded growth of over 100% across all categories. We want to further diversify the products available in the app, think outside the box. and thus realize our vision: to give everyone and everyone access to everything in their cities,” says the new official, quoted in a press release.

Since 2021, technology has begun to rely on three delivery verticals: within 15 minutes (ultra-fast food and grocery delivery), within 30 minutes (food delivery), or within hours (planned purchases). Portuguese Mercadan and Spanish market Lola).

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