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IDB study proposes a new generation of productive development policies to boost growth in Latin America and the Caribbean
9/18/2014 3:38:28 PM
Taking into account Latin America’s long history of industrial policies that have often done more harm than good, a new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) outlines when and how governments can intervene in an economy to boost productivity, while minimizing the risks of repeating past mistakes. In the IDB’s flagship research publication Development in the …
Autonomous driving through Silicon Valley: Mercedes-Benz receives licence from the US federal state of California
Autonomous driving through Silicon Valley: Mercedes-Benz receives licence from the US federal state of California
9/18/2014 12:54:06 PM
On 16 September 2014 the US federal state of California introduced a legal requirement for an official licence for testing vehicles in autonomous driving mode on public roads. On "Senate Bill No. 1298" taking effect, Mercedes-Benz received a corresponding licence permitting it to test vehicles in autonomous driving mode in daily traffic on California’s roads. For …
$3 million NSF grant to combine the arts and computer science in Georgia high schools
9/18/2014 12:47:46 PM
The Georgia Institute of Technology has been awarded a four-year, $3 million grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will expand an innovative approach to computer science education in high schools across Georgia. The grant extends NSF funding of EarSketch , a project that was established in 2011 by researchers in Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture and the …
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center designated MIDAS Center of Excellence
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center designated MIDAS Center of Excellence
9/18/2014 11:00:26 AM
Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center received a five-year, $12.5 million award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences that designates the Seattle campus as a MIDAS Center of Excellence. Models of Infectious Disease Agency Study (MIDAS) centers are designated to play a role in planning for national emergencies such as a pandemic or an act of …
Whistleblowers Blog Series: The False Claims Act Works
9/18/2014 9:53:06 AM
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a report entitled, “Fixing the False Claims Act: the Case For Compliance-Focused Reforms,”   Stephen M. Kohn , KKC partner and pro bono …
Attorney General Supports Increased Whistleblower Protections Under Federal Banking Laws FIRREA
9/17/2014 4:21:56 PM
New York City, New York. September 17, 2014. In a speech delivered today at New York University School of Law, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder  publicly endorsed  enlarging U.S. whistleblower reward laws to include expanded rewards under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act, better known as “FIRREA.” The Attorney General acknowledged the …
Mayor de Blasio Announces the Launch of the National ’Cities for Citizenship’ Effort with Mayors Emanuel and Garcetti
9/17/2014 3:11:05 PM
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today the launch of Cities for Citizenship (C4C), a major initiative by the mayors of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago aimed at increasing citizenship among eligible U.S. permanent residents and encouraging cities across the country to invest in citizenship programs. “I’m proud to stand today with my fellow mayors Rahm Emanuel and Eric Garcetti …
Canada Post marks 100th anniversary of the Royal Montreal Regiment with commemorative envelope
Canada Post marks 100th anniversary of the Royal Montreal Regiment with commemorative envelope
9/17/2014 3:09:39 PM
Today, Canada Post is unveiling a new commemorative envelope to celebrate the 100 years of service of the Royal Montreal Regiment (RMR). The envelope, available in select post offices and online, illustrates soldiers charging forward during a training exercise in England in 1915. The Royal Montreal Regiment is a Primary Reserve Infantry regiment of the Canadian Army, part of …
RIDDOR - Are You Reporting Workplace Accidents the Right Way?
9/17/2014 10:36:58 AM
If you don’t know about RIDDOR, and don’t work with an accredited health and safety consultant, you could be failing to meet your reporting responsibilities. The first thing to understand is whether you are the person who is expected to file accident reports. These individuals are referred to by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as ‘responsible persons’. Under RIDDOR …
Suffered a Personal Injury? Use a Professional. Use a Solicitor.
Suffered a Personal Injury? Use a Professional. Use a Solicitor.
9/17/2014 9:00:00 AM
The Law Society has launched its ‘Use a Professional. Use a Solicitor’ campaign with the aim of encouraging people to use accredited solicitors when in need of legal advice instead of ‘DIY’ unregulated providers. The new ‘Use a Professional. Use a Solicitor’ campaign has been rolled out to remind the public that highly qualified and professionally trained solicitors are the …
UN: nearly $1 billion needed to combat Ebola outbreak
UN: nearly $1 billion needed to combat Ebola outbreak
9/16/2014 5:02:34 PM
The United Nations announced today that it would need nearly $1 billion for an exceptional, international response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declaring: “Every day we delay, the cost and the suffering will grow exponentially.” “This is not just a health crisis; it has grave humanitarian, economic and social consequences that could …
New Affordable Care Act tools and payment models deliver $372 million in savings, improve care
9/16/2014 4:43:57 PM
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued quality and financial performance results showing that Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have improved patient care and produced hundreds of millions of dollars in savings for the program. In addition to providing more Americans with access to quality, affordable health care, the Affordable Care …
The Florida Aquarium Receives over $161,000 to Expand Environmental Literacy
9/16/2014 4:41:37 PM
The Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced that the Florida Aquarium will receive over $161,000 cooperative agreement for the project “Watershed Investigations: Engaging Underserved Youth in Exploring Climate Change in Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.” Debbi Stone, Vice President of Education of Florida Aquarium, will provide the leadership for this project. Ben Scaggs, …
Dell and IDV Solutions Team to Deliver Enterprise-Class Global Risk Visualization with Integrated Communications to Help Organizations Take Action and Mitigate Risk
9/16/2014 4:40:17 PM
Dell Software today announced the integration of its cloud-based AlertFind Enterprise Notification service with leading enterprise risk visualization solution Visual Command Center, from IDV Solutions .  With this integration, organizations using Visual Command Center to monitor global risk events – including severe weather, political unrest, or natural disasters –  …
KKC Announces Blog Series Rebutting Attack on False Claims Act
9/16/2014 11:50:22 AM
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has initiated an extensive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most successful whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. Beginning in October, 2013 when the Chamber of Commerce release a report entitled, “ Fixing the False Claims Act: the Case For Compliance-Focused Reforms ,” the Chamber has extensively lobbied Congress to strip millions of …
High Commissioner for Refugees Guterres and Special Envoy Jolie warn of escalating crisis in the Mediterranean
9/16/2014 11:05:26 AM
UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visited the naval rescue headquarters in Malta yesterday, on a weekend in which new boat sinkings were being reported off Egypt and Libya claiming more innocent lives. Ms. Jolie and Mr. Guterres met three survivors of one of the tragedies, who had been rescued by a commercial vessel and …
IFC Invests in Virgin Mobile to Expand Affordable Access to Broadband Mobile Services in Central and Eastern Europe
9/16/2014 8:53:12 AM
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, together with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Delta Partners Emerging Markets TMT Growth Fund II, and CEE Mobile Capital LLC (spearheaded by Dick Kiphart of KGC Capital LLC), will provide €40 million of growth capital to Virgin Mobile Central and Eastern Europe (VMCEE) to boost access to affordable broadband …
Robert A. Needham, JD releases Collaborative Commonwealth, a Detailed Reformation of US Economics and Governance
Robert A. Needham, JD releases Collaborative Commonwealth, a Detailed Reformation of US Economics and Governance
9/15/2014 8:25:25 PM
September 15, 2014 – Robert A. Needham, JD, President of Spectrum Advanced Markets, Inc. with over 27 years of Advisory, Management, and Consulting to small and large businesses including over 300 business concepts in 90-plus industries, has released what may become a major catalyst in the reformation of US economics and governance titled, Collaborative Commonwealth. In …
Library Announces Interactive Student Discovery Series for Tablets
9/15/2014 4:25:40 PM
As the new school year begins, the Library of Congress invites students everywhere to touch, draw on and explore some of its most valuable treasures—all via a new set of free interactive ebooks for tablets. The new Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets bring together historical artifacts and one-of-a-kind documents on a wide range of topics, from history to science to …
US Air Force Expands RQ-4 Global Hawk Fleet
9/15/2014 1:28:18 PM
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a $354 million primarily firm-fixed-price contract to expand their RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) fleet by three aircraft. Global Hawk operates multiple sensors simultaneously to gather intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data. The new aircraft are Multi-INT models that …