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Ocean Conservancy Report: To Tackle Ocean Plastic Crisis, Engage Women in South and Southeast Asia
Ocean Conservancy Report: To Tackle Ocean Plastic Crisis, Engage Women in South and Southeast Asia
6/17/2019 12:33:43 PM
A report commissioned by D.C.-based environmental nonprofit Ocean Conservancy and released at an event at the National Press Club shows that engaging women in South and Southeast Asia may be critical in reducing mismanaged plastic waste in the region—a key contributor to the ocean plastic crisis.
BP oil rig U-turns after failing to shake off Greenpeace ship
BP oil rig U-turns after failing to shake off Greenpeace ship
6/17/2019 12:31:46 PM
A Greenpeace ship has overtaken a BP rig near the drill site of a major new oil well in the North Sea. Early this afternoon a Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise, got ahead of the 27,000-tonne BP rig 83 miles off the Scottish coast.
Wolters Kluwer Launches Innovative Tax Research Tool PE+ for International Tax Law Professionals
Wolters Kluwer Launches Innovative Tax Research Tool PE+ for International Tax Law Professionals
6/14/2019 11:48:38 AM
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.  today announced the launch of  PE+, an intuitive, first-of-its-kind research tool that transforms the research process around Permanent Establishment (PE) for international tax law professionals.
Your data, your control: now’s the time for strong federal privacy legislation
Your data, your control: now’s the time for strong federal privacy legislation
6/14/2019 4:06:31 AM
At Dropbox, we believe that everyone should control their personal information. This commitment to fundamental privacy rights is reflected in our company’s values and practices.
Neste resolves dispute with Nogaholding and Bapco
Neste resolves dispute with Nogaholding and Bapco
6/12/2019 10:24:48 AM
Neste is pleased to announce that a dispute that had arisen between them and Nogaholding and Bapco in relation to the marketing of their joint venture lubricants base oil plant in Sitra, Bahrain, has been amicably resolved.
International Justice Mission Announces Third Grant from Walmart.org to Combat Trafficking in Thai Fishing Industry
International Justice Mission Announces Third Grant from Walmart.org to Combat Trafficking in Thai Fishing Industry
6/11/2019 11:48:35 AM
International Justice Mission (IJM), the world’s largest international anti-slavery organization, has announced its third grant awarded by the Walmart Foundation to continue addressing human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, in the Thai fishing industry.
Planned Parenthood Applauds Introduction of Jeanette Acosta Invest in Women’s Health Care Act of 2019
Planned Parenthood Applauds Introduction of Jeanette Acosta Invest in Women’s Health Care Act of 2019
6/6/2019 10:23:22 AM
Planned Parenthood Federation of America applauded today’s introduction of the “Jeanette Acosta Invest in Women’s Health Care Act of 2019,” which would increase access to life-saving cancer screenings.
FDA approves first treatment for episodic cluster headache that reduces the frequency of attacks
FDA approves first treatment for episodic cluster headache that reduces the frequency of attacks
6/6/2019 9:27:41 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Emgality (galcanezumab-gnlm) solution for injection for the treatment of episodic cluster headache in adults.  “Emgality provides patients with the first FDA-approved drug that reduces the frequency of attacks of episodic cluster headache, an extremely painful and often debilitating condition,” said Eric Bastings, M.D., …
Fonterra responds to the outcome of the Government’s DIRA review
Fonterra responds to the outcome of the Government’s DIRA review
6/6/2019 9:15:19 AM
The proposed changes announced by the Government will bring some improvements to the sector, but it also represents a missed opportunity to better support New Zealand.  Fonterra Chairman, John Monaghan says that while the Government has recommended tweaks to the rules under which Fonterra has to give its farmers’ milk, effectively at cost price to foreign-backed competitors, …
Building Trust in Drones - Public Concerns Remain a Barrier to Drone Adoption - PwC Research
Building Trust in Drones - Public Concerns Remain a Barrier to Drone Adoption - PwC Research
6/5/2019 2:00:00 PM
Public perceptions remain a barrier to drone uptake in the UK according to new research from PwC. Less than a third of the public, (31%) feel positively towards drones, while more than two thirds are concerned about the potential use of drones for criminal purposes.
Mortgage Closing Scams: How to protect yourself and your closing funds
Mortgage Closing Scams: How to protect yourself and your closing funds
6/4/2019 9:13:23 AM
Closing on a new home can be one of your most memorable life moments. It’s the final and one of the most critical stages in the home-buying journey, but with the exchange of key paperwork and a sizable down payment, it can also be a stressful experience, especially for first-time homebuyers.   The FBI has reported that scammers are increasingly taking advantage of homebuyers …
Equal Measures 2030 and Tableau Foundation join forces to visualize gender equality data in 129 countries
Equal Measures 2030 and Tableau Foundation join forces to visualize gender equality data in 129 countries
6/3/2019 9:23:44 PM
Today at the 2019 Women Deliver conference, Equal Measures 2030 (EM2030) has released the SDG Gender Index, the most comprehensive tool available to explore gender equality in 129 countries aligned to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
GE Begins Union Contract Talks
GE Begins Union Contract Talks
6/3/2019 4:24:59 PM
GE (NYSE:GE) today began negotiations on a new national contract with the Coordinated Bargaining Committee (CBC) of GE unions. The current four-year contracts with the unions expire at midnight on June 23, 2019.
Thomson Reuters announces another evolution with Practical Law Canada now driving better legal workflow efficiencies through product integration
Thomson Reuters announces another evolution with Practical Law Canada now driving better legal workflow efficiencies through product integration
5/30/2019 8:40:31 AM
 Lawyers using Thomson Reuters’  Practical Law Canada  and  WestlawNext Canada  can now instantly put research into practice by accessing content from both services in a single search session.
Oceana Endorses Protecting 30 Percent of the World’s Seas and Land by 2030
Oceana Endorses Protecting 30 Percent of the World’s Seas and Land by 2030
5/30/2019 7:36:34 AM
About eight percent1  of the ocean and 15 percent of land2  is protected.  We’re on track to reach a global goal of protecting 10 percent of the ocean and 17 percent of the land by 2020, but world leaders need to dramatically boost ambition if we are to protect our natural resources and the people and wildlife that depend on them.   This is why Oceana is pleased  to join …
Media Ownership Monitor: Who Owns the Media in India?
Media Ownership Monitor: Who Owns the Media in India?
5/29/2019 3:12:15 PM
Indian Prime Minister Modi’s recent election victory occurred within a surprisingly tight media space, comprised of the State’s monopoly in radio news and highly concentrated regional newspaper markets that are controlled by a small number of powerful owners, some of whom have strong political affiliations.
Huawei calls on U.S. to adjust its approach to tackle cybersecurity effectively
Huawei calls on U.S. to adjust its approach to tackle cybersecurity effectively
5/29/2019 10:31:18 AM
Huawei today filed a motion for summary judgment as part of the process to challenge the constitutionality of Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (2019 NDAA).
Lazarus Legal to Speak at the 5th Litigation Funding Conference in Sydney on May 31, 2019
Lazarus Legal to Speak at the 5th Litigation Funding Conference in Sydney on May 31, 2019
5/28/2019 6:30:00 PM
Sydney, NSW, Australia-Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that Lazarus Legal will speak at the Litigation Funding Conference ( https://litigationfundingconference.com ) on May 31, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.    Mark Lazarus, Director at Lazarus Legal will speak on panel covering litigator viewpoints.
NWLC Responds to Attacks on Abortion in Indiana and Missouri
NWLC Responds to Attacks on Abortion in Indiana and Missouri
5/28/2019 4:27:10 PM
The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “We’re witnessing the results of anti-abortion politicians’ outrageous efforts to eliminate the right to abortion and reverse decades of progress toward gender equality.
Ironbark Funding to Speak at the 5th Litigation Funding Conference in Sydney on May 31, 2019
Ironbark Funding to Speak at the 5th Litigation Funding Conference in Sydney on May 31, 2019
5/27/2019 8:00:00 AM
Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that Ironbark Funding will speak at the Litigation Finance Conference ( https://litigationfinanceconference.com ) on May 31, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.    Doug Hayter, Managing Director at Ironbark Funding will speak ona panel covering hedge funds, venture capital and 3rd party investment capital for litigation.