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Lack of funding leaves millions of children in conflict and disaster zones at risk
Lack of funding leaves millions of children in conflict and disaster zones at risk
10/22/2019 8:33:16 AM
Millions of children living in areas affected by conflict and disaster are at risk because of substantial shortages in funding for lifesaving humanitarian programmes, UNICEF said today.
Amsterdam & Partners LLP Retained by South Sudan Opposition Alliance
10/21/2019 4:12:00 PM
The Real Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (R-SPLM), the National Salvation Front (NAS) and the South Sudan United Front (SSUF) opposition movements in South Sudan have retained the international law firm of Amsterdam & Partners LLP following their refusal to be recognised by the Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) on the 16th October 2019 as members of the …
Journalists’ union joins media organisations in campaign for the public’s right to know
Journalists’ union joins media organisations in campaign for the public’s right to know
10/21/2019 3:05:50 AM
MEAA, the union for Australia’s journalists, has joined with publishers, broadcasters and other media organisations in an unprecedented united campaign for reforms to protect media freedom, whistleblowers and the public’s right to know.
BREAKING: Extinction Rebellion targets arms industry: Disarm to Decarbonise
BREAKING: Extinction Rebellion targets arms industry: Disarm to Decarbonise
10/17/2019 10:55:52 AM
#EverybodyNow  #ExtinctionRebellion BREAKING: Extinction Rebellion targets arms industry: Disarm to Decarbonise XR Peace has joined with other anti-arms trade activists to stage a day of action targeting key players in the polluting, oppressive arms industry.
Major Environmental Groups Call On Businesses To Lead On Climate Policy
Major Environmental Groups Call On Businesses To Lead On Climate Policy
10/15/2019 2:16:59 PM
Eleven leading environmental and sustainable business organizations published an open letter in the New York Times today, urging the CEOs of Corporate America to step up their engagement on climate policy.
Research highlights importance of religious vote amid changing social landscape
Research highlights importance of religious vote amid changing social landscape
10/15/2019 10:31:41 AM
Canadians who consider religion to be important in their lives were still more likely to vote for the Conservative Party in 2015, finds new research from the University of Waterloo.
You Can’t Eat Money – Protest at BlackRock’s UK HQ, City of London
You Can’t Eat Money – Protest at BlackRock’s UK HQ, City of London
10/14/2019 11:28:39 AM
• Wake up and smell your role in funding the burning of the Amazon and wildfires in the Arctic.  • Stop investing immediately in the worst companies driving global deforestation.  • Divest from fossil fuel stocks over the next five years and invest in renewable energy instead.  12 Throgmorton Avenue, London EC2N 2DL.
DAY 3: Westminster under pressure as breastfeeding mums and lawyers join the Rebellion. Enter stage left the Queen
DAY 3: Westminster under pressure as breastfeeding mums and lawyers join the Rebellion. Enter stage left the Queen
10/10/2019 8:51:57 AM
We are well and truly in the Rebellion. We hope that those in Government departments will be able to tell us what plans of action they have to tackle the Climate and Ecological Emergency – their silence is deathly.  As Government fails to respond to the emergency, people from all walks of life – from nursing mothers to lawyers – are coming out in droves to demand the answers …
Markets Highly Dependent on Binary Outcomes Resulting from Political Negotiations
Markets Highly Dependent on Binary Outcomes Resulting from Political Negotiations
10/9/2019 10:08:16 AM
Capital markets appear highly dependent on a large set of binary outcomes that may have more to do with political negotiations than changes in market dynamics, according to the latest  Lockwood Investment Insights  commentary.
ITV plans immersive ’I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!’ attraction in Salford, UK
ITV plans immersive ’I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!’ attraction in Salford, UK
10/8/2019 10:18:32 AM
The TV show I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! is to be used as the inspiration for a new theme park to be created in Salford, near Manchester, UK, where the ITV studios are based.
Save the Children Statement on Military Action in Syria
Save the Children Statement on Military Action in Syria
10/8/2019 8:40:30 AM
In response to US troop withdrawal from Syria and possible Turkish military action, Sonia Khush, Save the Children Syria Response Director said: “We are deeply concerned for the hundreds of thousands of people present in North East Syria, and we urge all military parties on the ground to ensure that operations do not impact civilians who could face widespread displacement or …
Media Accreditation Opens for Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils 2019
Media Accreditation Opens for Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils 2019
10/7/2019 10:35:54 AM
· The Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils 2019 will take place from 3-4 November in Dubai, United Arab Emirates · The councils serve as a brain trust for the World Economic Forum and address key global challenges · Members of the media wishing to participate must apply at www.weforummedia.org · More information about the meeting is available here The World …
EDF, Allies Ask D.C. Circuit to Rehear Case about EPA’s Toxic Pollution Loophole
EDF, Allies Ask D.C. Circuit to Rehear Case about EPA’s Toxic Pollution Loophole
10/7/2019 8:25:18 AM
The state of California and a dozen environmental and citizens groups, including EDF, are asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to reconsider a decision that could increase Americans’ exposure to toxic air pollution.
UK government provides no-deal Brexit guidance for hospitality and tourism industry
UK government provides no-deal Brexit guidance for hospitality and tourism industry
10/3/2019 6:28:03 AM
The UK government has provided a 10-point checklist for tourism and hospitality businesses in preparation for a no-deal Brexit on 31 October. The guidance, designed to help businesses to "understand what you need to do" in the case of a no-deal Brexit, was published on 2 October – despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s assurances that he is hard at work and negotiating a …
Tanzanian Opposition Leader Tundu Lissu Enlists International Law Firm Amsterdam & Partners LLP
10/2/2019 3:05:35 PM
Tundu Lissu, the Tanzanian opposition figure, Member of Parliament, and chief whip for the CHADEMA party, has retained the international law firm of Amsterdam & Partners LLP to defend his constitutional and internationally guaranteed rights as he prepares to return home after two years spent abroad recovering from an attempt on his life.
Dutch World War II survivor Jan Makkreel talks about post-war smuggling in “Under the Shadow of The Swastika”
Dutch World War II survivor Jan Makkreel talks about post-war smuggling in “Under the Shadow of The Swastika”
10/2/2019 7:00:00 AM
“Under the Shadow of The Swastika” (ReadersMagnet; 2019) is a gripping wartime memoir about the trials of Jan Makkreel during and after the war in The Netherlands.
Public invited to share their ideas on climate action and priorities for Toronto
Public invited to share their ideas on climate action and priorities for Toronto
9/30/2019 4:41:39 PM
The City of Toronto is inviting residents to share their ideas on actions and priorities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Toronto. Input from residents will help to inform the 2021 to 2023 implementation plan for the City’s TransformTO climate action strategy.
American Lung Association Applauds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Action to Extend Emergency Regulations Ending the Sale of Flavored E-cigarettes to Include Menthol
American Lung Association Applauds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Action to Extend Emergency Regulations Ending the Sale of Flavored E-cigarettes to Include Menthol
9/27/2019 10:27:58 AM
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that he would accept recommendations from New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker and public health advocates to include menthol flavor products in the emergency regulations ending the sale of flavored e-cigarettes.
$60 million Microsoft investment boosts King County’s efforts to preserve affordable housing in greater Seattle region
$60 million Microsoft investment boosts King County’s efforts to preserve affordable housing in greater Seattle region
9/26/2019 11:29:45 AM
Microsoft Corp., King County Housing Authority (KCHA) and King County announced a combined $245 million investment to protect 1,029 units of affordable rental housing throughout King County.
ADM Statement on Signing of U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement
ADM Statement on Signing of U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement
9/26/2019 9:47:24 AM
Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today issued the following statement: "ADM applauds President Trump and his teams at USDA and USTR for their successful negotiation of the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement, a critical interim step towards a comprehensive trade agreement between our two countries.