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Virginia district split over ending transgender bathroom ban

By BEN FINLEY

A Virginia school district that has drawn national attention for its transgender bathroom ban appeared starkly divided at a public forum over the prospect of ending the policy The Gloucester County School Board held a public forum Tuesday evening to discuss the possible policy change.

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ProSiebenSat.1 reorganises leadership team

By JΓΆrn Krieger

German media company ProSiebenSat.1 will establish a new executive committee on holding level following the departure of two board members.

CFO Dr Jan Kemper will leave ProSiebenSat.1 on March 31, 2019 to pursue new professional challenges while Sabine Eckhardt, Executive Board Member Sales & Marketing, will leave the company on April 30, 2019.

Rainer Beaujean, currently CFO of packaging manufacturer Gerresheimer, will join ProSiebenSat.1 as the new CFO on July 1, 2019. During the transition period, Ralf Peter Gierig, long-standing deputy CFO, will act as interim CFO.

Wolfgang Link, Chief Content & Channel Officer Entertainment, will be appointed as co-CEO Entertainment. He will be responsible for the linear and digital content as well as all platforms.

Link will lead the new entertainment pillar together with Michaela Tod, who will join ProSiebenSat.1 as co-CEO Entertainment in April 2019. She will be responsible for the management and development of the sales, AdTech, SevenVentures and marketing divisions. She previously spent over 14 years at UK-based technology group Dyson, the company ProSiebenSat.1’s CEO Max Conze previously worked for.

The Content Production & Global Sales pillar will continue to be led by James Baker, Red Arrow Studios, and Reza Izad, Studio71. As co-CEOs of NuCom Group, Claas van Delden and Dr Florian Tappeiner manage the Commerce business. They will report directly to CEO Max Conze.

The new holding structure as of July 1, 2019:

ProSiebenSat.1 reorganises leadership team

By JΓΆrn Krieger

German media company ProSiebenSat.1 will establish a new executive committee on holding level following the departure of two board members.

CFO Dr Jan Kemper will leave ProSiebenSat.1 on March 31, 2019 to pursue new professional challenges while Sabine Eckhardt, Executive Board Member Sales & Marketing, will leave the company on April 30, 2019.

Rainer Beaujean, currently CFO of packaging manufacturer Gerresheimer, will join ProSiebenSat.1 as the new CFO on July 1, 2019. During the transition period, Ralf Peter Gierig, long-standing deputy CFO, will act as interim CFO.

Wolfgang Link, Chief Content & Channel Officer Entertainment, will be appointed as co-CEO Entertainment. He will be responsible for the linear and digital content as well as all platforms.

Link will lead the new entertainment pillar together with Michaela Tod, who will join ProSiebenSat.1 as co-CEO Entertainment in April 2019. She will be responsible for the management and development of the sales, AdTech, SevenVentures and marketing divisions. She previously spent over 14 years at UK-based technology group Dyson, the company ProSiebenSat.1’s CEO Max Conze previously worked for.

The Content Production & Global Sales pillar will continue to be led by James Baker, Red Arrow Studios, and Reza Izad, Studio71. As co-CEOs of NuCom Group, Claas van Delden and Dr Florian Tappeiner manage the Commerce business. They will report directly to CEO Max Conze.

The new holding structure as of July 1, 2019:

Walmart tops 4Q expectations all around

Walmart is beating expectations on profit and revenue, and e-commerce sales surged during the fourth quarter.

LOVE LETTERS: How Miles Morales Changed the Spider-Verse

By VICTOR LAVALLE

The writer Victor LaValle reflects on the power of the Oscar-nominated “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and its young hero.

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Poland and Israel Try to Improve Ties, but History Intrudes

By DAVID M. HALBFINGER and MARC SANTORA

Israel’s prime minister is trying to turn strange bedfellows into staunch allies, but the past keeps creeping up to derail things.

Trilobites: What’s Pink and Pinstriped and Digests Wood? This New Shipworm

By VERONIQUE GREENWOOD

Scientists are eager to learn more about the bacteria that live in this recently discovered clam with an extremely long digestive system.

Polish PM cancels trip to Israel in wake of comments on Poles in Holocaust

By Georgi Gotev

Poland’s prime minister has cancelled a trip to Israel in the wake of reported remarks made by his Israeli counterpart suggesting Polish complicity during the Holocaust, an aide in his office told Polish media on Sunday (17 February). A government...

Libyans, to varying degrees, celebrate 2011 uprising

Libyans are celebrating the eighth anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and killing of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi, with the varying intensity of festivities underscoring the split between the country's east and west.

Pelicans Fire General Manager Dell Demps Amid Anthony Davis Trade Drama

By MARC STEIN

Demps had been under a fiery spotlight since Davis requested a trade in January. His standing only grew worse in recent weeks as Davis stayed put.

Mikaela Shiffrin Can’t Beat Wind or Rivals in the Giant Slalom

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Petra Vlhova won Slovakia’s first world title after finishing 0.14 seconds ahead of Viktoria Rebensburg in a giant slalom. Shiffrin won the bronze medal, 0.38 seconds back.

Mike Pence Lashes European Allies for Their Stance on Iran

By DAVID E. SANGER and KATIE ROGERS

The U.S. vice president demanded that Britain, France and Germany “stand by us” and quit their efforts to help Tehran sidestep American sanctions.

US Ambassador Grenell blasts Germany for celebrating Iranian Islamic Revolution anniversary

By Benjamin Weinthal

Germany's foreign ministry has been slammed by the U.S. ambassador after it emerged diplomats in Berlin celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Islamic Revolution, a regime which seeks the destruction of the United States and Israel.

US Ambassador Grenell blasts Germany for celebrating Iranian Islamic Revolution anniversary

By Benjamin Weinthal

Germany's foreign ministry has been slammed by the U.S. ambassador after it emerged diplomats in Berlin celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Islamic Revolution, a regime which seeks the destruction of the United States and Israel.

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