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Solutions to put an end to the conflict and pace up Transavia’s development
9/22/2014 5:48:02 PM
The pilots’ strike has been disrupting flight operations for seven days now, with catastrophic consequences for the Company’s customers, staff and financial situation. Alexandre de Juniac and Frédéric Gagey wish once again to thank all staff who have rallied round in France and around the world to support and assist customers in this unprecedented situation. The Company …
Water Damage and Mold Concerns Close San Jose State University Building
Water Damage and Mold Concerns Close San Jose State University Building
9/22/2014 5:38:27 PM
Late last month, NBC Bay Area reported that San Jose State University has closed one of its buildings to teachers and students.  The closure occurred at the Dwight Bentel Hall which houses the School of Journalism and Mass Communications just as the new semester was getting underway. According to the report, the closure was the result of a steam leak under the building and …
Deputy Files Lawsuit due to Mold Problems in Orleans Parish Prison
Deputy Files Lawsuit due to Mold Problems in Orleans Parish Prison
9/22/2014 9:43:11 AM
Recently, WDSU News reported that a sheriff’s deputy has filed a lawsuit against the Orleans Parish sheriff claiming deputies and inmates were exposed to mold.  According to the article, the deputy’s attorney has stated that their client has been working in the Orleans Parish Prison and Criminal District Courthouse where contractors have been remediating the buildings for …
UK Government Makes It Easier for a Contractor to Do Business with Them
UK Government Makes It Easier for a Contractor to Do Business with Them
9/22/2014 5:40:02 AM
One of the biggest advantages associated with a new bill introduced by the UK government is that any business dealings with the government itself become much more streamlined and inherently efficient. A contractor who wishes to establish themselves as a small business enterprise can have a much more direct access to this potentially lucrative market as a consequence of …
Greenberg Traurig’s Annapoorni Sankaran Appointed Minority Director of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors
9/19/2014 11:52:32 AM
Annapoorni Sankaran , a shareholder in the Houston office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig , has assumed a new role as Minority Director on the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors. Appointed by Board President Trey Apffel, Sankaran is the first South Asian American member on the Board. Her term begins Sept. 18, 2014 and extends through June 2016. “We are …
Daimler organizes first specialist symposium on
Daimler organizes first specialist symposium on "Connected driving and Data Protection"
9/19/2014 10:42:00 AM
Exchanging specialist knowledge, identifying trends and resolving open questions – with this intention Daimler seeks the public debate on data protection and enters into a dialog with its stakeholders. With the specialist symposium "Automobile on the data highway" the company is offering a new forum for an interdisciplinary, constructive and critical exchange of views on data …
Countries impose tighter regulation of scientific whaling
Countries impose tighter regulation of scientific whaling
9/19/2014 10:28:44 AM
The killing of whales as part of scientific research programmes will now be under stricter oversight after a divisive vote by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today. The decision comes after a judgement by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in March that ruled previous “scientific” hunts by Japan to be illegal . “Illegal commercial whaling went on for way …
New Jersey Alimony Attorney, MARINA GINZBURG, ESQ. Discusses the Breakthrough Reform To New Jersey Alimony Law
9/18/2014 4:37:07 PM
Marina Ginzburg, Esq. of the Ruiz Doolan Law Firm, LLC., is a divorce attorney in Bergen County, NJ, and is very excited about the long awaited alimony reform bill that Govern Christie has signed on September 10, 2014. “This bill is finally addressing New Jersey’s outdated alimony statute and will be of great help to our clients.” says Ms. Ginzburg. “We will now be able to …
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 …
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 …
Public Speaker Eliakim Thorpe Speaks Out About Domestic Violence: The Perverted Use of Power
Public Speaker Eliakim Thorpe Speaks Out About Domestic Violence: The Perverted Use of Power
9/17/2014 2:46:28 PM
Public Speaker Rev. Eliakim Thorpe: On the heels of the NFL & Ray Rice domestic violence headlines, I find myself profoundly saddened by the misuse of trust, love, and patience exhibited by men who would violate the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of a woman. While I am consciously aware that domestic violence not only affects women, but also men, I have …
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 …
Jill Levy-Fisch, President of The Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, awarded Global Genes RARE Champion of Hope in Advocacy Award
Jill Levy-Fisch, President of The Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, awarded Global Genes RARE Champion of Hope in Advocacy Award
9/16/2014 12:43:45 PM
Jill Levy-Fisch, President of The Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, was awarded the prestigious Global Genes RARE Champion of Hope in Advocacy Award, this past weekend. The 2014 Champions of Hope Gala was held at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach, California. As a longtime advocate for the cause of universal Newborn Screening, Jill was honored for her unwavering …
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 …
ISPs Mislead Public, FCC About Protecting the Open Internet
9/16/2014 10:59:30 AM
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today to see through misinformation from Internet service providers (ISPs) and protect the open Internet. EFF’s formal response to the ISPs’ claims are part of the FCC’s public comment period for its proposed new rules that would allow for so-called "Internet fast lanes" – a dangerous …
Speed limits raised for HGV’s – which side of the road are you on?
Speed limits raised for HGV’s – which side of the road are you on?
9/16/2014 4:35:49 AM
The government has raised the speed limit for lorries travelling on a single carriageway road to 50 mph – a move that has divided opinion from prominent campaigners on both sides. Transport Minister Claire Perry hopes the new initiative will reduce congestion as well as dangerous overtaking. Heavy goods vehicles are currently stuck at a 40mph speed limit on single …
Cindy Crawford Pulls Kids from Malibu School due to PCB Concerns
Cindy Crawford Pulls Kids from Malibu School due to PCB Concerns
9/15/2014 4:10:46 PM
Last month, it was reported that supermodel Cindy Crawford had pulled her two children from Malibu High School due to recent tests that found elevated levels of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in some of the classrooms.  According to several media reports, the PCBs are believed to be coming from window caulking. Production of PCBs in the United States was halted in the …