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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 …
PepsiCo Joins Calls for Action on Climate Change; Announces Goal to Phase Out HFC Equipment by 2020; and Reports Progress on Sustainability Goals
PepsiCo Joins Calls for Action on Climate Change; Announces Goal to Phase Out HFC Equipment by 2020; and Reports Progress on Sustainability Goals
9/19/2014 8:40:18 AM
PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) today strengthened its commitment to action on climate change by announcing new goals for phasing out equipment with hydroflourocarbons (HFCs), signing both the Ceres BICEP Climate Declaration and the Prince of Wales’ Corporate Leaders Group Trillion Tonne Communique, and reporting progress on its energy efficiency initiatives.  These commitments are …
In Uruguay, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson urges women’s political participation
In Uruguay, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson urges women’s political participation
9/18/2014 12:50:26 PM
On her first country visit as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador, acclaimed British actor Emma Watson in Uruguay highlighted the need for women’s political participation as the country gears up for elections with a first-ever national quota law guaranteeing 30 per cent women’s representation. “Women must have a say in matters that affect their countries, communities and families. …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
HHS awards more than $295 million in Affordable Care Act funds to increase access to primary care at health centers
9/12/2014 1:34:45 PM
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today $295 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 1,195 health centers in every U.S. State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin to expand primary care services. Today’s awards enable  health centers to increase access to comprehensive primary health care …
’Bee Cause I Care Environmental Exhibit Opens in Monaco’
’Bee Cause I Care Environmental Exhibit Opens in Monaco’
9/12/2014 8:30:23 AM
Do you care about bees?  Photographic Artist Valentina Eade thinks everyone should.  This is the reason why she decided to call her environmental exhibition Bee Cause I Care,  which has been officially inaugurated on September 11th by H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco. As part of the efforts conducted by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, created in June 2006 by the …
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 …
Wendy Davis’ Two Abortions: Author, Kathryn Eriksen Concerned About the Emotional Aftermath
9/10/2014 5:35:21 PM
A pattern has developed in American politics. Candidates often release a “memoir” before the last stage of their political race. The latest memoir to be released by a political candidate is Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for Texas Governor. “Forgetting to be Afraid” was released on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. During promotional interviews for the book, Davis …