Polls Open for Amanra Speaker Election

UUNN Newswire

sol(UUNN HQ)  The polls are now open for Citizens of Solrain to elect a new Speaker for the planet Amanra.

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The incumbent, Lylian Whyte, was an upset winner when she defeated five-term Speaker Cassia Verhall in a run-off.  She now faces challengers Sagrith Hubri, TRI Corp Director of Manufacturing, Mercantile & Economics; and Vivian Duvazaco who has held a number of senior leadership roles at Tens & Piney and is currently T&P’s Alignment-Leveraging Strategy Czar. Both experienced, well-known corporate power-brokers.

Only citizens of Solrain may vote and you may vote just once.  Polls close at the end of the day on 120.7.5.

Polls Open for Hellion Speaker Election

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  The polls are now open for Citizens of Solrain to elect a new Speaker for the planet Hellion.

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The incumbent, Imogen Hugin, is the only current speaker with more than one term.  She is finishing up her seventh term and was initially elected in 098.  Engus Ryall is the CFO for Tens & Piney Systems.  He ran in 116 was was narrowly defeated by Hugin.  This is the first election for Kinn Torsky, who is Director of R&D at T&P.

The poll will remain open through 119.6.30.

Black-Market Factory Shut Down

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  TRI-Security, under contract from Tens & Piney shut down a black market SportLP power plant factory on Lothars Landing today after it was exposed in a news clip by pilot GrimGriz.

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“It was not much of an operation there,” said TRI-SEC officer Layton ‘Scorch’ Morrison.  “The perps took off and we destroyed the equipment they had there.  It took maybe 15 minutes.  Not sure I’d use on of those SportLPs.”

It’s not clear why black-marketers would select the SportLP as it is inexpensive and fairly plentiful.

Initial Election Tallies Indicate a Tight Race for Hellion Speaker’s Chair

UUNN Newsire

(Wake Station) STCC election results for the Speaker for Hellion are being tallied and initial reports are that the numbers are extremely close with the incumbent Speaker Imogen Hugin holding a slight lead over challenger Engus Ryall, currently the CFO of Tens and Piney Systems.

Hugin has held the Speaker position for six terms since her initial election on 098.  She is best known for her defense of Squad SoLiciDaL during the famine on Cinatus, adroitly refusing to condemn their disruption of aid efforts.

While the votes of Hellion’s 2.9 billion citizens have been officially counted and certified, the process continues for citizens residing in colonies and stations.

The final vote is expected to be announced tomorrow.

OPL Resource Stockpile Raided

From the TRINN Archives
by Zoe Vexel

Outpost (TRI-FP) – In what appear to be totally independent actions, pilots working for Tens and Piney as well as Cromforge Enterprises launched successful raids against a warehouse being used by competitor OPL at Outpost station.

“It is a shame that Cromforge and T&P have decided to turn this peaceful challenge into a dirty war,” stated OPL spokesperson Zru Tudezaw. “However, this surprise attack upon our facilities will not go unpunished. We are reviewing our options, and rest assured, we will implement a suitable proportional response.”

“Cromforge can not and will not allow OPL to win this bid,” remarked Cila Rotup’uh for Cromforge. “Their plans to reverse engineer the cure into a new, more potent, virus are simply unacceptable, and they must be stopped at any cost. Cromforge will continue to ensure that the citizens of Perasca receive this cure without being priced gouged by T&P, nor reinfected by OPL.”

Tens & Piney declined to comment on the incident.

Solrain Squads Implement Trade Lockdown

From the TRINN Archives
by Alexa A’vros

Solrain Core (TRI-FP) – In a statement issued by -=DragonEye=- Wing Commander dahalb, a lockdown of Solrain trade is being enforced by pilots loyal to Solrain.
“Solrain Trading has been suspended until further notice. All haulers wishing to trade with Solrain must seek approval from DE Command Staff.

Due to the nature of the current economic climate, production of certain things cannot be compromised. As such any hauler caught without authorization will be dealt with harshly. We apologize for the inconvenience and trust that during this period we will have your understanding.”

“Tens & Piney is grateful to the forward thinking of the pilots who have taken this course of action,” remarked T&P’s Vivian Duvazaco. “It is exactly this type of strategic common sense that will not only ensure T&P’s victory over Cromforge and OPL, but also provide a profitable future for all of TRI.”

While we are staunch supporters of free trade we have found it necessary to levy some strategic controls on the markets within the commonwealth,” commented Osprey, -=DragonEye=- commander. “We believe this action to be in the best interest of Solrain and in turn all of TRI. We are not interested in downing innocent pilots and are very willing to work with anyone that contacts us.”

The STCC declined to comment, citing this as a ‘pilot issue’.

Samsun Challenges Bid Finalists

From the TRINN Archives
by Zoe Vexel

Hyperial (TRI-FP) – In a statement released by Samsun Universal today, the bids from Tens & Piney, Cromforge, and OPL have been revealed as the finalists in the ongoing battle to win the rights to manufacture the Letifer virus cure.

“Samsun received many bids, and after an exhaustive period of due diligence, we have identified three strong finalists. The bids from Tens & Piney, Cromforge and OPL are all very appealing in their own ways.

“Given the critical nature of this project, we have challenged each corporation to acquire the necessary materials to build a suitable planetside manufacturing plant. The one who best demonstrates the necessary skills at both project management and execution will be awarded this lucrative contract.”

All three corporations were swift to act on this news, delivered to them yesterday, by initiating missions to seek help from TRI pilots.

Investment Opportunities Offered

From the TRINN Archives
by Rafel Solamis

TRI-HQ (TRI-FP) – In what appears to be an attempt to recoup losses after a the recent tit for tat corporate squabbles, Tens & Piney, Cromforge Enterprises, and Octave Propulsion Labs have all offered up similar investment opportunities as part of their bids to win the exclusive manufacturing rights for the Letifer virus cure from Samsun Universal.
“Tens & Piney is pleased to offer the chance at a good investment opportunity for enterprising pilots,” stated Vivian Duvazaco. “When T&P wins the cure bid, those pilots who invested will be richly rewarded for their foresight and financial savvy as their initial investment gets doubled. In addition, T&P commits to ensuring the cure is made available as fast as possible to any government who has citizens suffering from this terrible disease.”

“Cromforge is committed to bringing this cure to the people of Perasca,” remarked Cila Rotup’uh. “It is our intention to offer this cure to the Fa’hil Memta at cost price. Cromforge is not out to make a profit, nor reverse engineer the cure into a new virus, but simply to help those who are suffering.”

“Only Octave Propulsion has the vision for this project,” commented Zru Tudezaw. “Anyone with an ounce of common sense will see that investing in the OPL bid offers an almost guaranteed chance to double their money in a very short period of time. We have a proven track record of taking the initiative, and thinking out of the box to bring products to market faster than our competitors.”

All three investments close at 23:59 ET on 105.03.17 and any pilot wishing to partake should contact the corporations directly.

Tens & Piney Recalls Engines

From TRINN Archives
By Rafel Solamis

Solrain Core (TRI-FP) – In a surprising move, Solrain manufacturer Tens & Piney has just recalled all stocks of their Travant Plus gravity driver engine.

“After performing extensive market research, Tens & Piney has decided to repackage the Travant Plus model engine,” stated Vivian Duvazaco. “While it is too early at this time to release any specific details, we believe that we can better match the Travant Plus engine to the market needs of our customers, thus creating a new paradigm in engine design that will allow the Travant Plus to create a greater level of synergy between Tens & Piney, and our customers, by providing a value proposition that clearly shows we have fully internalized their needs.”

Travant Plus production centers were at a standstill this evening, and existing inventory is being assembled for recycling.

Olympics, Race of Pilgrims Set To Test Pilots

TRINN Archives
By Alexa A’vros

TRI-HQ (TRI-FP) – Two upcoming competitions offer different and unique challenges to all TRI pilots.

105.01.28 through 105.01.31 will see the first ever Race of the Pilgrims. Pilots will be challenged to fly five legs, giving them the chance to show off their true navigational skills.  With a prize pool consisting of medals and almost 200 million credits, the Race of the Pilgrims promises to be a unique and exciting event.

Rumors of a protracted series of contests of skill became fact as Echo Tetsab (Director, TRI-RMD) revealed details regarding the TRI Olympics. Having negotiated cooperation from all three factional governments, sponsor companies Tens & Piney, Octave Propulsion Labs and Venurian Prospecting have cleared the final legal hurdles involved in bring a gauntlet of skill to pilots everywhere.

“Bluntly stated, pilot morale directly impacts the profitability of our manufacturing business. A contest of talent that revolves around pilots demonstrating our products’ most extreme capabilities can only be mutually beneficial,” stated Vivian Duvazaco of Tens & Piney.

The sponsor companies, together with TRI-RMD, Jumpgate Pirate Radio, and a number of pilots whose identities have not yet been revealed have arranged for both medals and large cash awards for each event’s winners.

The games begin with a processional convoy tour of all three faction core stations on 105.02.04. Detailed event scheduling will be available here and documentation regarding the details of each event have been placed here.