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Lively exchanges at fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit in Amsterdam
Lively exchanges at fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit in Amsterdam
1/18/2018 7:23:14 AM
• Fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit concludes in Amsterdam • 21 member associations and three confederations debated a variety of issues • Infantino: "Event about discussion, collaboration, cooperation, and inclusion" "Every young football fan dreams of holding the World Cup Trophy aloft one day.
Yemen still starved of food and fuel after month-long suspension of blockade
Yemen still starved of food and fuel after month-long suspension of blockade
1/18/2018 6:15:48 AM
Despite last month’s temporary lifting of the Saudi led-coalition blockade of Yemen’s northern ports, in the past three and a half weeks only 18 per cent of the country’s monthly fuel needs and just over half its monthly food needs have been imported through these ports, Oxfam said.  These ports provide most of the goods the country needs to import with 80 per cent of all …
FCC consolidates its position in the USA by winning a recyclables management contract in Houston for more than 250 million dollars
FCC consolidates its position in the USA by winning a recyclables management contract in Houston for more than 250 million dollars
1/12/2018 12:12:23 PM
• The contract has a duration of 15 years extendable up to 20 years • This is the ninth contract won by FCC Environmental Services in the USA • The total portfolio signed to date in the USA by the FCC Group’s environmental services subsidiary is 900 million dollars Houston City Council has awarded FCC Environmental Services, the American environmental services …
Mitsubishi Electric Named to CDP’s Supplier Climate and Water A Lists
Mitsubishi Electric Named to CDP’s Supplier Climate and Water A Lists
1/12/2018 3:34:12 AM
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced that the CDP, a global disclosure system that enables companies and cities to measure and manage their environmental impacts, has presented the company with top "A List" rankings for outstanding climate- and water-management practices that Mitsubishi Electric deploys in its supply chain programs.
NH Hotel Group’s board unanimously declines Grupo Barceló’s offer
NH Hotel Group’s board unanimously declines Grupo Barceló’s offer
1/11/2018 5:26:49 AM
The Board of Directors of NH Hotel Group has met and carried out an in-depth study of the unsolicited bid it received from Barceló Group. In order to assist the internal review process, the Board enlisted the services of Bank of America Merrill Lynch to provide a financial analysis.
IOC President to convene
IOC President to convene "North and South Korean Olympic Participation Meeting"
1/11/2018 4:55:01 AM
In order to decide on the proposals, the IOC will convene a four-party meeting on Saturday 20 January 2018 at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.  The participants will be a delegation from the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee and delegations from the NOCs of the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, all led by their respective …
FIFA, Council of Europe establish partnership
FIFA, Council of Europe establish partnership
1/11/2018 4:42:04 AM
• FIFA President Gianni Infantino visited the Council of Europe • FIFA and Council of Europe to work toward Memorandum of Understanding • New partnership fits into the FIFA 2.0 Vision for the Future FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjřrn Jagland met in Strasbourg to discuss how to better promote human rights in …
INEOS Challenges Scottish Government’s ban.
INEOS Challenges Scottish Government’s ban.
1/9/2018 12:48:35 PM
• INEOS Shale seeks judicial review of the Scottish Government’s "effective ban" on onshore unconventional oil and gas development in Scotland • An expert report commissioned by the Scottish Government had concluded that shale gas could be produced safely  • INEOS will argue that the ban is unlawful • Tom Pickering, Operations Director at INEOS Shale, said: "The …
Families in Puerto Rico Reminded of Secondhand Asbestos Exposure Hazards
Families in Puerto Rico Reminded of Secondhand Asbestos Exposure Hazards
1/8/2018 2:12:10 PM
Recently, the St. Louis Record published a story about a complaint that was filed at the St. Louis Circuit Court. The complaint alleges several companies “failed to warn of the dangerous effects of inhaling, ingesting or otherwise absorbing asbestos.”   One of the plaintiffs was recently diagnosed with mesothelioma and claims that between the early 1950s and 1990, when …
IRS Paid Over $33.9 Million to Whistleblowers in 2017
1/6/2018 3:25:51 PM
Washington, D.C., January 5, 2018.  Today the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”)  Office of the Whistleblower released its Annual Report  to Congress on the IRS Whistleblower Program for the fiscal year 2017.
Decision made in case against Arctic Oil in Norway: Right to a healthy environment acknowledged
Decision made in case against Arctic Oil in Norway: Right to a healthy environment acknowledged
1/5/2018 11:28:27 AM
The Court found the Norwegian government not responsible for breaching the Constitution. However, the Court found that the right to a healthy environment  is  protected by the Constitution and the Government must uphold those rights.
Author Alleges a Fortune Has been Spent to Harass Him
1/2/2018 8:00:00 AM
First time author Cole Phoenix was compelled to publish “Wolves for Hire” while enduring invasions of privacy and patterns of unwanted attention. Phoenix recounts how subtle, strange coincidences and workplace bullying deteriorated into something much worse.
Book by Former Military Officer Dawit Shifaw Looks into the Derg Regime of Ethiopia
Book by Former Military Officer Dawit Shifaw Looks into the Derg Regime of Ethiopia
12/29/2017 11:00:00 AM
Dawit Shifaw published “The Diary of Terror: Ethiopia 1974 to 1991” (Trafford, 2012), which provides readers a closer look into Ethiopia’s modern history of internal conflict especially that of the military committee, known as the Derg, that ruled the country immediately after the emperor was overthrown.
Ex-Military Officer Dawit Shifaw Reveals Events Surrounding Ethiopia’s Most Turbulent Periods in History
Ex-Military Officer Dawit Shifaw Reveals Events Surrounding Ethiopia’s Most Turbulent Periods in History
12/29/2017 12:34:54 AM
Being a military officer during Ethiopia’s troubled times, Dawit Shifaw understood what the civilian population and his fellow officers clamored for: reforms.
U.S. EPA, American Samoa reach revised settlement with Starkist
U.S. EPA, American Samoa reach revised settlement with Starkist
12/27/2017 5:13:15 AM
he U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have reached a revised $6.5 million settlement with StarKist Co. and its subsidiary, Starkist Samoa Co., to resolve federal environmental violations at their tuna processing facility in American Samoa.
NAB Statement on Introduction of Music Modernization Act
NAB Statement on Introduction of Music Modernization Act
12/22/2017 8:54:36 AM
In response to introduction by Reps. Doug Collins (R-GA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) of the Music Modernization Act, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton: “NAB appreciates the constructive efforts of Reps.
How to Check for Chemical Residues Left Behind by Clandestine Meth Labs
How to Check for Chemical Residues Left Behind by Clandestine Meth Labs
12/22/2017 7:56:59 AM
In November, WPXI broadcasted a report about a police raid of an apartment in Butler County, Pennsylvania. According to the report, police were first called about a domestic disturbance at the property, but soon found much more.
In Kenya, UN refugee chief urges support for Somali refugees and host communities
In Kenya, UN refugee chief urges support for Somali refugees and host communities
12/22/2017 4:39:23 AM
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has expressed his gratitude to Kenya for continuing to host almost half a million refugees and keeping its borders open to people fleeing war.
European Commission approves the Lufthansa Group’s acquisition of Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter
European Commission approves the Lufthansa Group’s acquisition of Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter
12/22/2017 3:24:31 AM
• 33 more aircraft to be integrated into the Eurowings Group • Eurowings to take over all LGW personnel • Formal transaction scheduled for January 2018 The European Commission gave its formal approval today to the acquisition of Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter mbH (LGW) by the Lufthansa Group.
PSEG’s Rushed, Multi-billion Customer-Funded Bailout Benefits No One but PSEG
PSEG’s Rushed, Multi-billion Customer-Funded Bailout Benefits No One but PSEG
12/21/2017 5:05:43 AM
A bill aimed at subsidizing Public Service Enterprise Group’s (PSEG) two aging nuclear power plants was passed out of New Jersey’s Senate Environment and Energy Committee and Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee today.