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ICCA and UN Environment Running Joint Projects
ICCA and UN Environment Running Joint Projects
2/15/2019 10:46:50 AM
As part of its commitment to SAICM (Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management), ICCA (the International Council of Chemical Associations) and UN Environment signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance sound chemicals management and developing effective chemical management around the world.
Small and Medium Market Radio Forum to Debut at 2019 NAB Show
Small and Medium Market Radio Forum to Debut at 2019 NAB Show
2/14/2019 6:04:58 AM
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is launching the Small and Medium Market Radio Forum at NAB Show, Sunday, April 7 (2:00 – 5:00 p.m.) at the Westgate.
Thai TV Channel Suspended for 15 Days in Major Blow to Pluralism
Thai TV Channel Suspended for 15 Days in Major Blow to Pluralism
2/13/2019 11:10:17 AM
Voice TV viewers will be watching blank screens for the next two weeks as a result of the order announced today by Lt. Gen, Perapong Manakit, the head of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, who blamed “provocative” content in two of its programmes without giving any detail.
BHP Ignores Pleas to Help Starving Crew
BHP Ignores Pleas to Help Starving Crew
2/13/2019 8:35:38 AM
A seafarer aboard an 80,000-tonne bulk carrier, the Villa Deste, contacted the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) pleading for help. The starving crew claims to have no food and no onboard wages, and being fed on a $4 food budget per day.
Brokers’ concerns grow around Brexit and economic climate
Brokers’ concerns grow around Brexit and economic climate
2/12/2019 7:05:27 AM
• Significantly fewer brokers feel the economic climate is having a positive impact than six months previously, according to new research1 by  Aviva.
New Legislation Restores Protections for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
New Legislation Restores Protections for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
2/11/2019 1:25:07 PM
“For decades this wild and biologically diverse landscape was protected from oil and gas development by Democrats and Republicans. That protection was stripped away in the tax bill of 2017 and deserves to be restored.
Keena Anthony and Shamfa Tittle publish book to help children value cultural diversity
Keena Anthony and Shamfa Tittle publish book to help children value cultural diversity
2/11/2019 7:00:00 AM
What better way to promote respect for cultural diversity among children that through a children’s book? Keena Anthony and Shamfa Tittle did just that with “I’m an American Too!” (Archway; 2018).
Women and People of Color to Make Greatest Gains from Proposed Federal Minimum Wage Increase
Women and People of Color to Make Greatest Gains from Proposed Federal Minimum Wage Increase
2/6/2019 2:55:19 PM
Ahead of Thursday’s House committee meeting on The Raise the Wage Act, anti-poverty organization Oxfam America has released a new interactive map that illustrates the extensive impact of raising the federal minimum wage to $15 for low-wage workers across the US, especially for women and people of color.
The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2019 Conference
The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2019 Conference
2/5/2019 11:10:18 AM
Survivorship, an organization for survivors of ritual abuse, mind control and torture, will be having a conference from May 3 - 5, 2019 at the Courtyard Marriott in Long Beach, California.
News organizations, technology companies, citizens must take responsibility for restoring trust in democracy
News organizations, technology companies, citizens must take responsibility for restoring trust in democracy
2/5/2019 10:14:00 AM
"Americans have lost faith in the institutions that underpin our democracy. We must confront this crisis together and, with this report, we have a compass." —Anthony W.
Discrepancies in aid spending failing world’s poorest
Discrepancies in aid spending failing world’s poorest
2/5/2019 8:30:26 AM
Inconsistent and unfocused aid spending by parts of the British Government is failing the world’s poorest people, according to a new Index released by the ONE Campaign.
Statement: Congress Must Address Secretary of Interior Nominee’s Conflicts of Interest
Statement: Congress Must Address Secretary of Interior Nominee’s Conflicts of Interest
2/5/2019 8:23:20 AM
The following statement was issued by Ocean Conservancy’s CEO Janis Searles Jones on the nomination of David Bernhardt to serve as the Secretary of the Interior (@InVeritas_Jones): “Ocean Conservancy is deeply concerned by David Bernhardt’s past as a corporate lobbyist for the oil and gas industry.
Congress Introduces Paycheck Fairness Act to Protect Against Pay Discrimination and Close Wage Gap
Congress Introduces Paycheck Fairness Act to Protect Against Pay Discrimination and Close Wage Gap
2/1/2019 10:09:53 AM
The Paycheck Fairness Act was reintroduced in Congress with the support of every Democrat in the House and Senate and one House Republican. The Paycheck Fairness Act would update and strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and provide additional protections against pay discrimination.
Violence, displacement and harsh conditions in Syria kill over 30 children since December
Violence, displacement and harsh conditions in Syria kill over 30 children since December
2/1/2019 3:10:54 AM
“Violence, displacement and extremely harsh conditions in northern and eastern Syria have killed at least 32 children since December 2018. “Persistent fighting in the area surrounding Hajin, in eastern Syria, has forced thousands of people to embark on a long and arduous journey to safety at Al-Hol camp for internally displaced people - almost 300km to the north.
Animal Welfare Groups Applaud Federal Legislation to Ban Horse Slaughter
Animal Welfare Groups Applaud Federal Legislation to Ban Horse Slaughter
1/31/2019 1:09:53 PM
Federal lawmakers introduced legislation to permanently ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the U.S. and end the current export of American horses for slaughter abroad.
Cleco Proposed Integrated Resource Plan Confirms That Uneconomic Coal Generation Should Be Replaced By Affordable Renewable Energy
Cleco Proposed Integrated Resource Plan Confirms That Uneconomic Coal Generation Should Be Replaced By Affordable Renewable Energy
1/31/2019 12:31:04 PM
Tuesday, Cleco Power announced its proposed Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which confirms that reducing the operation of the Company’s oldest and dirtiest coal-burning power plant and adding up to 1,400 megawatts (“MW”) of clean energy will save its electricity customers millions while reducing air and water pollution throughout the state.
Venezuela Censors Its Political Crisis
Venezuela Censors Its Political Crisis
1/30/2019 7:44:17 AM
What with arrests of reporters, confiscation of their equipment, police violence against  them during demonstrations, Internet cuts and outright broadcast bans, access to objective and pluralist reporting has been virtually impossible for most Venezuelans during the past few days of historic developments and turmoil.
FIFA holds meeting on situation of player Al Araibi and calls for urgent solution
FIFA holds meeting on situation of player Al Araibi and calls for urgent solution
1/30/2019 3:03:41 AM
FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura welcomed at the Home of FIFA in Zurich the former Australian international Craig Foster and Mr Brendan Schwab from the World Players Association, who had requested an urgent meeting to discuss the situation of the player Hakeem al Araibi.
As Boko Haram Violence Surges, UNHCR Seeks US$135 Million to Aid Displaced
As Boko Haram Violence Surges, UNHCR Seeks US$135 Million to Aid Displaced
1/29/2019 2:24:30 PM
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, together with the UN Development Programme and other partners, is today launching the 2019 Nigeria Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP), an appeal for US$135 million to help hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the worsening Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin region.
Venezuela’s Girls at Risk of Violence and Exploitation Amid Unrest
Venezuela’s Girls at Risk of Violence and Exploitation Amid Unrest
1/29/2019 2:11:39 PM
The current political crisis* is the latest development in a displacement crisis which has been intensifying since 2014 and has so far led to more than 3 million Venezuelans fleeing their country.