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SMEs Are Driving Job Growth, but Need Higher Investment in Skills, Innovation and Tech to Boost Wages and Productivity
SMEs Are Driving Job Growth, but Need Higher Investment in Skills, Innovation and Tech to Boost Wages and Productivity
5/22/2019 1:20:40 PM
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been a significant driver of employment growth in recent years, mainly through the creation of new firms, including in high-growth sectors such as information and communication technologies (ICT).
Chelsea Manning’s Memoir to Be Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Chelsea Manning’s Memoir to Be Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
5/16/2019 8:51:46 AM
Farrar, Straus and Giroux announced today that it will publish Chelsea Manning’s memoir. The book will be published in Winter 2020. Colin Dickerman, Vice President and Executive Editor, acquired the memoir.
Female and youth membership of IOC commissions at an all-time high
Female and youth membership of IOC commissions at an all-time high
5/15/2019 9:55:55 AM
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the composition of its commissions for 2019. The composition is marked by further growth in the female membership, three additional female chairs and a significant increase in young change-makers’ participation.
Supreme Court Backs Qui Tam Whistleblowers in Unanimous False Claims Act Ruling
5/13/2019 2:22:50 PM
Today the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in support of qui tam whistleblowers in the False Claims Act case entitled  Cochise Consultancy, Inc.
US – Trump Administration Prosecutes Third Whistleblower Under Espionage Act
US – Trump Administration Prosecutes Third Whistleblower Under Espionage Act
5/13/2019 11:37:34 AM
Daniel Hale, a former government intelligence analyst who worked for the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, was arrested on May 9 and charged in a federal court under the Espionage Act with five crimes related to the disclosure of classified information.
Reaction to the G7 gender ministerial – 130 million girls out of school, nearly 1000 women infected with HIV every day
Reaction to the G7 gender ministerial – 130 million girls out of school, nearly 1000 women infected with HIV every day
5/13/2019 5:22:51 AM
The Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC), a consultative G7 body, presented its declaration on gender equality to key gender ministers in the run-up to the G7 in Biarritz.
200+ Groups Urge Senate to Oppose European Fossil Fuel Promotion Bill
200+ Groups Urge Senate to Oppose European Fossil Fuel Promotion Bill
5/10/2019 1:45:27 PM
More than 200 groups sent  a letter  to U.S. senators, urging them to oppose the  European Energy Security and Diversification Act of 2019 (S. 704), a bill that would provide billions of dollars of support for natural gas infrastructure projects in Europe, further incentivizing fracking and fossil fuel development in the United States.
New York State Senate Passes Bill to Help More New Yorkers Who Struggle with Eating Disorders
New York State Senate Passes Bill to Help More New Yorkers Who Struggle with Eating Disorders
5/9/2019 2:51:23 PM
New York State Bill S.3101, sponsored by Senator Alessandra Biaggi, passed the Senate with a vote of 53-10. If signed into law by Governor Cuomo, this bill would greatly improve insurance coverage and access to care for eating disorders in New York State.
House Appropriations Committee Votes to Block Trump Administration’s Dangerous Health Care Refusal Rule
House Appropriations Committee Votes to Block Trump Administration’s Dangerous Health Care Refusal Rule
5/9/2019 1:38:14 PM
Today, House Appropriations Committee voted to deny funding to implement the Trump-Pence Administration’s dangerous refusal of care rule released last Thursday.
Sen. Smith and Rep. Lujan Introduce Bill to Promote Clean Energy
Sen. Smith and Rep. Lujan Introduce Bill to Promote Clean Energy
5/9/2019 4:42:15 AM
Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) and Representative Ben Ray Lujan (D–NM–03) along with Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Brian Schatz (D-HI), introduced the Clean Energy Standard Act of 2019 to help reduce climate pollution and protect Americans from the threat of climate change.
When a Tree Falls in St. Louis, Will the Power Go Out?
When a Tree Falls in St. Louis, Will the Power Go Out?
5/9/2019 4:39:49 AM
In a study recently published in Sensors, Saint Louis University researchers paired satellite imaging data with machine learning techniques to map local tree species and help manage the health of urban green spaces.
Businesses urged to take action over disability employment crisis
Businesses urged to take action over disability employment crisis
5/8/2019 6:21:22 AM
·        Disabled people remain overlooked by employers ·        Outdated attitudes and failure to discuss disability at board meetings put the UK in the midst of a disability employment crisis ·        Virgin Media and Scope urge UK companies to sign ground-breaking #WorkWithMe pledge and come together to accelerate social change for disabled people ·        Pledge backed …
Statement by Speaker Corey Johnson on the Death of Former Council Member Lew Fidler
Statement by Speaker Corey Johnson on the Death of Former Council Member Lew Fidler
5/6/2019 12:57:55 PM
“The City Council is in mourning. We have lost our friend and former colleague, Council Member Lew Fidler. He was 62. Lew was a compassionate and devoted legislator for the people of the 46th District in southern Brooklyn, which he represented from 2002 to 2013.
ASPCA Commends Indiana Gov. Holcomb for Signing Bill to Ban Pet Leasing
ASPCA Commends Indiana Gov. Holcomb for Signing Bill to Ban Pet Leasing
5/3/2019 5:59:49 PM
The  ASPCA®  (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) commends Indiana lawmakers and Gov. Eric Holcomb for enacting a new law ( H.B.
Horizon Europe Regulation Adopted by Council and EU Parliament
Horizon Europe Regulation Adopted by Council and EU Parliament
5/3/2019 10:57:13 AM
Following the conclusion of trialogues in March, both the Council (April 15) and EU Parliament (April 17) adopted the Horizon Europe regulation. Cefic congratulates the EU co-legislators in reaching an agreement before the upcoming European elections.
InCountry Launches Data Residency-As-A-Service for Multinational Organizations to Securely Store Citizen Data in Country of Origin
5/2/2019 1:19:26 PM
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- May 2, 2019 -- InCountry, the first data residency-as-a-service platform, today announced the launch of its service and first product offering.
Bipartisan Leadership Needed to Reassert U.S. Leadership on Global Fight Against Climate Change
Bipartisan Leadership Needed to Reassert U.S. Leadership on Global Fight Against Climate Change
5/1/2019 5:41:20 PM
Confronting climate change and asserting U.S. leadership in this global fight should be a bipartisan effort, the National Wildlife Federation said ahead of the House vote on H.R.
In reaction to President Trump’s Announcement of Plans to Un-sign the Global Arms Trade Treaty at the National Rifle Association, Oxfam America President, Abby Maxman, said:
In reaction to President Trump’s Announcement of Plans to Un-sign the Global Arms Trade Treaty at the National Rifle Association, Oxfam America President, Abby Maxman, said:
4/26/2019 5:31:15 PM
"President Trump’s decision to un-sign the Arms Trade Treaty is a reckless, self-inflicted wound that continues to demonstrate the Administration’s desire to turn its back on global norms, standards, and US leadership.
MS Society Advocates for Canadians Affected by MS on Parliament Hill
MS Society Advocates for Canadians Affected by MS on Parliament Hill
4/25/2019 1:19:30 PM
From April 29 to May 1, representatives from the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada will be on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to meet with parliamentarians to mark the beginning of MS Awareness Month (May).
UN rights chief ‘strongly’ condemns ‘shocking’ mass executions in Saudi Arabia
UN rights chief ‘strongly’ condemns ‘shocking’ mass executions in Saudi Arabia
4/24/2019 1:45:05 PM
“I strongly condemn these shocking mass executions across six cities in Saudi Arabia yesterday in spite of grave concerns raised about these cases by numerous UN Special Rapporteurs, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and others,” she said in a  statement.