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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 …
Geneva Ukraine Initiative: Business Leaders from Ukraine, the Russian Federation, Europe and the United States work out common ground principles
9/15/2014 1:14:28 PM
A select group of top global business leaders from Ukraine, the Russian Federation, Europe and the United States met in Geneva on September 14th to discuss the conflict in Ukraine. The group aligned around a common approach,  summarized in 10 proposals , to help resolve the conflict and advance the reconciliation process, focused on re-establishing collaborative relations …
Every $100 of Fraud Costs Merchants $308, up from $279 in 2013 According to LexisNexis Risk Solutions Study
9/15/2014 12:07:13 PM
LexisNexis® Risk Solutions released today its sixth annual True Cost of Fraud(SM) study, which reveals that fraud is eating deeper into retailers’ revenues. Merchants lost 0.68% of revenue to fraud in 2014 in comparison to 0.51% in 2013. Losses are on the rise as fraudsters dramatically increased their efforts, often overwhelming merchants. Another driver causing the cost …
Canada: Privacy breaches can affect any business. Are you protected?
9/15/2014 11:11:39 AM
With recent headlines announcing privacy breaches at some of the world’s largest financial and consumer-facing companies, Aviva Canada, one of the country’s leading providers of home, auto, recreational vehicle, group and business insurance, is emphasizing the need for businesses of all scopes and sizes to ensure they are protected against the legal ramifications of a privacy …
An open letter on telecommunications considerations in the Scottish independence referendum
9/15/2014 9:02:42 AM
As individual companies and as an industry, we are committed to providing and investing in high-quality, affordable services to all of our customers in the UK. We are clear that this commitment will be completely unaffected by the outcome of the referendum on Scottish independence, which is entirely a decision for the Scottish people. Whatever the result, we remain fully …
Don’t just get an apology for below par dental work, get compensation
Don’t just get an apology for below par dental work, get compensation
9/15/2014 5:55:05 AM
The NHS is advising people who wish to lodge a complaint to follow a 2 step process which can be viewed here . Of course this is a step in the right direction in enabling the public to highlight issues in regards to their dentists with the relevant governing bodies, but unfortunately this process only results in an official apology. Unfortunately for many people whose …
NRSC Adopts Updated Guideline on RDS Usage
9/11/2014 11:02:42 AM
The National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC) today adopted an updated NRSC Guideline that focuses on recommendations for broadcasters and receiver manufacturers in the use of the Radio Data System (RDS) data broadcasting technology. NRSC-G300-B, RDS Usage Guideline was adopted by the Radio Broadcasting Data System (RBDS) Subcommittee, chaired by Dan Mansergh, director of …
Internet Rules Should Be Made by All, Not Only by Governments
9/10/2014 12:09:18 PM
The internet’s future may be at stake as some governments want to take over governance A mechanism is needed to allow multistakeholders, not just governments, to decide the future of the internet China welcomes all internet companies, but they must respect the country’s laws For more information about the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014, visit …
European Chemical Industry Undergoing Major Transformation Due to Regulatory Changes and Market Consolidation
9/8/2014 4:58:08 PM
Sometimes, when it comes to technological or industrial innovation, change is needed but difficult, nonetheless. Such is the case for the European chlor-alkali/vinyls industry (CAV) which faces rapid consolidation as well as regulatory changes introduced by the European Union. These regulatory changes require chemical producers to either convert mercury cell-based chlorine …
Kemira supports the World Bank’s initiative of ”Putting a Price on Carbon”
9/8/2014 11:13:47 AM
Kemira has recently become a member of the Climate Leadership Council founded by Sitra, Caverion, Fortum, Kone, Neste Oil, Outotec and St1. The Climate Leadership Council announced on September 3 that it will join forces with Global Utmaning and Nordic Action Group in order to support the World Bank’s initiative of ”Putting a Price on Carbon”. The initiative demands a price …
Basilea’s partner Astellas receives notification from U.S. FDA of acceptance of filing of isavuconazole NDA for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis and invasive mucormycosis
9/8/2014 10:26:05 AM
Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SIX: BSLN) reports today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing the New Drug Application for isavuconazole submitted by Basilea’s license partner Astellas Pharma Inc. The NDA seeks approval of isavuconazole for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis and invasive mucormycosis (also known as zygomycosis) in adults. …