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Consultation: Draft Growth Strategy 2030
Consultation: Draft Growth Strategy 2030
7/18/2019 6:41:50 AM
The strategy sets out our role and priorities for regeneration, development and business, employment and skills activity across the borough from 2019 to 2030.
London and China “netizens” unite in ground-breaking collaboration
London and China “netizens” unite in ground-breaking collaboration
7/18/2019 6:37:16 AM
China’s biggest social media network has turned its attention to London in a bid to disseminate and promote the city’s story to its 465 million active monthly users.
Statement: Rep. Young’s MSA reauthorization bill is bad for fisheries
Statement: Rep. Young’s MSA reauthorization bill is bad for fisheries
7/15/2019 2:15:31 AM
Meredith Moore, director of Ocean Conservancy’s Fish Conservation program issued the following statement in reaction to the introduction of H.R. 3697: “The fourth time is not a charm.
Activism in Printed Words and Radical Historical Review
Activism in Printed Words and Radical Historical Review
7/12/2019 7:12:53 PM
Humans are supposedly created equal. Why is there racism-related injustice toward the minority? Is there a way to stop these offenses? Start fighting racism with the right kind of information through Paul Lehman’s “The System of European American Supremacy and African American Inferiority.” According to the author, the element of ethnic bias resurfaced when Barack Obama …
Canada is investing in important climate change research
Canada is investing in important climate change research
7/12/2019 10:50:44 AM
Science has shown us that climate change is real—it has shown us the impact on our health and on the stability of our climate, and science will show us the best ways to tackle the challenge.
NAB Statement on FCC Approval of Order Modernizing Children’s Programming Rules
NAB Statement on FCC Approval of Order Modernizing Children’s Programming Rules
7/12/2019 5:49:00 AM
In response to today’s FCC vote approving a report and order modernizing children’s television programming rules, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton: “NAB thanks the FCC for modernizing its kidvid rules to allow broadcasters to better serve children and communities.
International Commission on Clinical Use of Heritable Human Genome Editing to Hold Public Meeting Aug. 13 in Washington, D.C.
International Commission on Clinical Use of Heritable Human Genome Editing to Hold Public Meeting Aug. 13 in Washington, D.C.
7/10/2019 4:27:36 PM
The International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing is holding its first public meeting on Aug. 13 in Washington, D.C.
Young adults show strong interest in news media, but express concern about the impact of news on democracy and unity in the country, study reveals
Young adults show strong interest in news media, but express concern about the impact of news on democracy and unity in the country, study reveals
7/10/2019 7:21:33 AM
A new report released today by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation reveals that a majority of young adults are concerned about the impact of news on democracy and unity in the country, expressing that news organizations might divide and polarize citizens.
Air France opposed to the eco-tax proposal announced by the government
Air France opposed to the eco-tax proposal announced by the government
7/9/2019 5:02:43 PM
Air France strongly disapproves the announcement of a proposal to introduce an eco-tax varying from 1.5 to 18 euros on tickets for all flights departing from France as from 2020.
Toronto Public Health Releases Report on Risks Associated With Increased Access to Alcohol
Toronto Public Health Releases Report on Risks Associated With Increased Access to Alcohol
7/5/2019 3:46:20 PM
The Province of Ontario recently announced changes to how alcohol is sold in Ontario. Evidence shows that increasing access to alcohol is associated with increased consumption and potential for alcohol-related harms.
IOC joins forces with OECD under new agreement
IOC joins forces with OECD under new agreement
7/5/2019 5:40:58 AM
The collaboration between the IOC and OECD will focus on: • combating corruption and promoting integrity in sport, including through the International Partnership against Corruption in Sport (IPACS); • promoting responsible governance for sports organisations and sports events; • fostering major sports events that aim to promote sustainable growth and …
IFC, Goldman Sachs Foundation Launch First-Ever Gender-Focused Trade Finance Program
IFC, Goldman Sachs Foundation Launch First-Ever Gender-Focused Trade Finance Program
7/4/2019 7:32:56 PM
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and the Goldman Sachs Foundation today launched a first-of-its-kind gender-focused trade finance program during the World Trade Organization’s Aid for Trade Global Review in Geneva, Switzerland.
Kyrgyzstan Ends Statelessness in Historic First
Kyrgyzstan Ends Statelessness in Historic First
7/4/2019 10:22:15 AM
In a breakthrough in the global fight against statelessness, the Kyrgyz Republic has today become a leading example of how statelessness can be eradicated by bringing the number of stateless people in the country from over 13,000 to zero in just five years.
ONE welcomes the appointment of David M. Sassoli as President of the European Parliament
ONE welcomes the appointment of David M. Sassoli as President of the European Parliament
7/4/2019 8:48:38 AM
Friederike Röder, EU and France Director at ONE, said: “From passing transformative transparency legislation helping citizens hold governments to account for revenues from oil, gas and mining in Africa, to protecting and increasing life-saving EU aid in the EU budget, the European Parliament plays a vital role in ensuring that EU legislation makes it easier for the world’s …
Reclaiming Congressional Trade Authority Act Will Protect U.S. Consumers from Trade War, Says CTA
Reclaiming Congressional Trade Authority Act Will Protect U.S. Consumers from Trade War, Says CTA
7/2/2019 5:38:05 PM
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA), regarding the House introduction of the Reclaiming Congressional Trade Authority Act of 2019 by Rep.
Toronto Public Health to demonstrate how SwimSafe inspections help keep residents safe and healthy
Toronto Public Health to demonstrate how SwimSafe inspections help keep residents safe and healthy
7/2/2019 9:46:14 AM
Now that summer is here, Toronto Public Health (TPH) invites media to get a closer look at how TPH’s SwimSafe program helps keep Toronto’s pools and spas, wading pools and splash pads safe for residents and visitors all summer long.
Major Breakthrough in Tax Fraud Whistleblower Protections
7/2/2019 12:53:35 AM
Today, President Trump signed the  Taxpayer First Act into law. This new bipartisan IRS reform creates for the first time anti-retaliation protections for tax fraud whistleblowers who file claims under the IRS whistleblower program.
Iran’s harassment of BBC women journalists highlighted at UN Human Rights Council
Iran’s harassment of BBC women journalists highlighted at UN Human Rights Council
6/28/2019 1:24:30 PM
The UN session in Geneva this afternoon focused on gender discrimination and violence against women. Addressing UN delegates at the council, Anahita Shams (pictured), a BBC Persian reporter and member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), said: "My female colleagues and I have been consistently attacked online, with concerted sexual defamation and harassment on social …
Gaining Medicaid Access May Shift Emergency Department Use To Be for More Severe Cases
Gaining Medicaid Access May Shift Emergency Department Use To Be for More Severe Cases
6/28/2019 1:05:38 PM
The Affordable Care Act expanded health insurance coverage, including eligibility for Medicaid, the public insurance program for low-income Americans.
Apple News launches candidate guide ahead of 2020 Democratic debates
Apple News launches candidate guide ahead of 2020 Democratic debates
6/27/2019 10:20:43 AM
Apple introduced a new  candidate guide  in Apple News, providing a timely, trusted and comprehensive look at the 20 individuals participating in the first Democratic debates hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo in Miami, Florida, on June 26 and 27.