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Over 30 CEOs call for business action on human rights
Over 30 CEOs call for business action on human rights
6/20/2019 2:32:23 PM
In the newest CEO Guide of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), over 30 top business executives from across the world call for urgent business leadership on respect for human rights.
Nigeria’s 300,000 tonne e-waste gold mine drives a new circular economy
Nigeria’s 300,000 tonne e-waste gold mine drives a new circular economy
6/20/2019 1:21:59 PM
• A $15 million circular electronics initiative in Lagos is launched today by the Nigerian Government, the Global Environment Facility and UN Environment • With 100 times more gold in a tonne of e-waste than in a tonne of gold ore, e-waste recycling has enormous potential to fuel the economy, create jobs and benefit the environment • The project is a pilot in the …
New Biosphere Reserve in Austria Boosts Efforts to Save Amazon of Europe
New Biosphere Reserve in Austria Boosts Efforts to Save Amazon of Europe
6/19/2019 10:30:15 AM
WWF welcomes the recognition as a significant breakthrough for nature protection and a unique opportunity for the entire region’s inhabitants. The Mura, which joins the Drava on the Croatian-Hungarian border and later flows together with the Drava into the Danube, constitutes the starting point of a future 1 million ha biosphere reserve - the so-called “Amazon of Europe.” …
Massive displacement reported in north-eastern DRC amid new violence
Massive displacement reported in north-eastern DRC amid new violence
6/18/2019 12:49:52 PM
Violence in north-eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is reported to have displaced more than 300,000 since early June. The situation in Ituri Province has deteriorated since the middle of last week, with multiple attacks involving the Hema and Lendu groups.
DarkCyber for June 18, 2019, Now Available
DarkCyber for June 18, 2019, Now Available
6/18/2019 1:30:00 AM
DarkCyber for June 18, 2019, is now available at www.arnoldit.com/wordpress and on Vimeo at https://www.vimeo.com/342544814. The program is a production of Stephen E Arnold.
The Norwegian Ministries choose Tieto as supplier of new core system
The Norwegian Ministries choose Tieto as supplier of new core system
6/17/2019 5:01:10 PM
The agreement entails the delivery of IT solutions with implementation and maintenance for a period of 6 + 4 years. The procurement is part of the implementation of the Government’s strategy for a comprehensive ICT solution for the Prime Minister’s office, the Ministries and the Norwegian Government Security and Service Organization.
New Report Calls for a National System to Measure Equity in Education, Identify Disparities in Outcomes and Opportunity
New Report Calls for a National System to Measure Equity in Education, Identify Disparities in Outcomes and Opportunity
6/17/2019 4:57:39 PM
A centralized, consistently reported system of indicators of educational equity is needed to bring attention to disparities in the U.S. education system, says a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Toronto Ready to Celebrate Raptors’ First NBA Championship on Monday
Toronto Ready to Celebrate Raptors’ First NBA Championship on Monday
6/14/2019 4:48:59 PM
Huge crowds are expected downtown to celebrate the Toronto Raptors’ first NBA championship on Monday. A parade and rally are planned and will include a series of full and rolling road closures in the city.
UNHCR welcomes South Sudan’s accession to international convention to protect internally displaced
UNHCR welcomes South Sudan’s accession to international convention to protect internally displaced
6/14/2019 1:11:36 PM
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes South Sudan’s accession this month to the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa, also known as the Kampala Convention.
Legionnaires’ Disease Discovered in Patients at California Health Care Facility
Legionnaires’ Disease Discovered in Patients at California Health Care Facility
6/14/2019 11:21:44 AM
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) reported that Legionnaires’ disease was confirmed at a California Health Care Facility (CHCF) in Stockton.
Government of Canada announces historic investments in research collaborations between colleges and entrepreneurs
Government of Canada announces historic investments in research collaborations between colleges and entrepreneurs
6/13/2019 12:23:03 PM
Collaborations between college researchers and businesses help our local and national economies thrive and get young Canadians prepared for the jobs of the future.
Lead and Asbestos Discovered at Proposed Bakersfield Police Academy
Lead and Asbestos Discovered at Proposed Bakersfield Police Academy
6/13/2019 11:45:59 AM
Recently, KGET broadcasted a report about the discovery of lead and asbestos in floor tiles in a building being converted into a police academy in Bakersfield, California.
Gemalto Identity Management System to empower the world’s citizens with secure and unique identities
Gemalto Identity Management System to empower the world’s citizens with secure and unique identities
6/12/2019 11:26:22 AM
• New Identity Management System enables governments to guarantee all citizens online and offline access to public services and civil rights • Users retain full control over their private and personal data ​ Gemalto, a Thales company, is launching its Identity Management System (IDMS) that can help governments address the challenges posed by a world in which …
Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Provide Marine Corps Full-Rate Production G/ATOR Radar Systems
Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Provide Marine Corps Full-Rate Production G/ATOR Radar Systems
6/12/2019 11:24:25 AM
The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) a $958 million contract for Lot 6 full-rate production of the Gallium Nitride-based (GaN) AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) systems.
One-in-five suffers mental health condition in conflict zones, new UN figures reveal
One-in-five suffers mental health condition in conflict zones, new UN figures reveal
6/12/2019 11:07:23 AM
Around 22 per cent of those affected, suffer depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder, according to an analysis of 129 studies published in  The Lancet  – a United Kingdom-based peer-reviewed medical journal.
BlackBerry’s Government Mobility Suite Achieves FedRAMP-Ready Designation
BlackBerry’s Government Mobility Suite Achieves FedRAMP-Ready Designation
6/11/2019 12:19:16 PM
BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced its new BlackBerry Government Mobility Suite, which is a cloud-based endpoint management solution developed specifically for U.S.
Harris Corporation Delivers Navigation Payload for U.S. Air Force’s Seventh GPS III Satellite
Harris Corporation Delivers Navigation Payload for U.S. Air Force’s Seventh GPS III Satellite
6/11/2019 12:16:49 PM
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has provided Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) with its seventh of 10 advanced navigation payloads contracted for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS III satellite program.
2019 Hurricane Season Begins and is a Reminder to Industry and Institutions to have an Emergency Preparedness Plan in Place
2019 Hurricane Season Begins and is a Reminder to Industry and Institutions to have an Emergency Preparedness Plan in Place
6/11/2019 12:04:11 PM
The official start of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1st and continues through November 30th. It follows a 2018 season which was the third year in a row of above-average seasons with 15 named storms, 8 hurricanes, and 2 major hurricanes.
Countdown to Extinction
Countdown to Extinction
6/11/2019 10:53:09 AM
We’re living through a climate and ecological emergency. Ecological and climate breakdown share many of the same drivers: notably, the destruction of forests and other natural ecosystems by industrial agriculture.
UNHCR calls on Finnish EU Council Presidency to push for progress in asylum reform
UNHCR calls on Finnish EU Council Presidency to push for progress in asylum reform
6/11/2019 10:32:39 AM
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today released its recommendations for the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) which starts on 1 July 2019.