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May 15, 2021 CSR Certificate Program for Corporate & Non-Profit Professionals- New Date to Be Announced

Source: G&A Institute and Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership

New Date to be Announced -- Executives and their teams need the skills, network, and increased expertise to achieve social and environmental impact goals while delivering value to the organization. Rutgers Business School’s...

October 19, 2020 Wall Street Green Summit 2020

Source: Global-Change Associates

The 19th Annual Wall Street Green Summit is the longest running and most comprehensive sustainable finance event in the industry. It will be postponed to Monday October 19, 2020 in New York. Launched in 2002 by Peter Fusaro, the...

October 15, 2020 Certificate Training: Introduction to Corporate ESG Certification for Investment & Finance Professionals -New Date to Be Announced

Source: G&A Institute in collaboration with Global Change Associates

New Date to Be Announced -- This in-person training program is designed to meet the growing demand for sustainable investing education from asset owners, asset managers, financial analysts and other financial professionals. The...

June 9, 2020 GRI 306: Waste 2020 - A waste standard for the post-pandemic world

Source: GRI

Join us to learn more about GRI 306:Waste 2020, the first global standard for organizations to report and communicate on their waste impacts

June 1, 2020 Sustainable Brands '20 Long Beach Conference

Source: Sustainable Brands

Now is the time to move your brand toward becoming a positive force for a regenerative economy. Your business can do well AND do good. The Sustainable Brands community is the only place to find trusted leadership with a depth of...[more]

May 29, 2020 The Responsible Business Summit Europe 2020 will see world business leaders direct the next decade of action.

Source: Ethical Corporation

The 19th annual Responsible Business Summit Europe is set to take place in London from the 26th-28th of May next year. RBSEU is Ethical Corporation’s European flagship event for leading businesses to share how they will be...[more]

May 27, 2020 Executives from Goldman Sachs, Blackrock and UBS to join Reuters Events’ ESG Investment Summit in London

Source: Reuters Events

Reuters Events announces today the leading investment experts discussing the significance of ESG integration in investment decision-making at this year’s ESG Investments Summit Europe, 27 – 28th May in London.[more]

May 26, 2020 Looking Back, Looking Forward: Drive the Next Generation of Corporate Sustainability Reporting & Leadership

Source: GRI

Join the Global Reporting Initiative for a one-hour interactive webcast on May 26th, 1:00 PM EST on the Next Generation of Corporate Sustainability Reporting & Leadership and a preview of the Global Standards Fund in advance of...

May 25, 2020 Global Eco-Friendly (Green) Polyols Market Review 2015-2019 and Forecast 2020-2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Eco-Friendly (Green) Polyols Market By Type (Polyether and Polyester), By Application (Rigid Polyols, Semi-Rigid Polyols, Flexible Polyols, Flexible Slabs, Molded Foams, Others), By End-Use,...[more]

May 25, 2020 Al-Burhan Affirms Adherence to Principles of Revolution for Realizing Democracy and Good Governance

Source: Sudan News Agency (SUNA) on MSN.com

President of the Transitional Sovereign Council, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Fattah Al-Burhan, stressed that adherence to the glorious principles of the December Revolution of freedom, peace and justice, in word and deed,

May 25, 2020 Germany Closes In on Lufthansa’s $9.8 Billion Bailout Offer

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

Germany is close to making a formal offer to bail out Deutsche Lufthansa AG even as talks to ensure swift approval from the European Union drag on, according to people familiar with the matter.

May 25, 2020 HospeTrack Hospital Intelligence for Spain - The COVID-19 Crisis has Caused Further Pressure on Intensive Care Resources - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Source: Business Wire

The "HospeTrack Hospital Intelligence for Spain" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Spanish medical devices market to be driven by the need for improved infrastructure and capacity in Operating Rooms and...

May 25, 2020 Did Changing Sentiment Drive BK Technologies' (NYSEMKT:BKTI) Share Price Down A Worrying 50%'

Source: YAHOO!

So we wouldn't blame long term BK Technologies Corporation (NYSEMKT:BKTI) shareholders for doubting their decision to hold, with the stock down 50% over a half decade. And some of the more recent buyers are probably worried,

May 25, 2020 CEE MARKETS-Currencies mixed as investors await central bank meetings

Source: Nasdaq

Central European currencies were mixed on Monday as investors awaited central bank meetings in Hungary, Poland and Romania later this week, although most analysts do not expect any change in interest rates.

May 25, 2020 Issue Brief 3: Utilizing RTI to Access Information on Transboundary Rivers in Bangladesh

Source: The Asia Foundation

In June 2013, the Asia Foundation (TAF), with support from the Skoll Global Threats Fund (SGTF) and in partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI) and civil society organizations in Bangladesh, India and Nepal initiated...

May 25, 2020 Accountability group seeks whistleblower protection, transparency amid COVID-19

Source: Global News

An ad-hoc transparency group is calling on governments to make crucial records related to the COVID-19 pandemic open by default as a measure of accountability to Canadians.

May 25, 2020 There's now a $32 billion pile of commercial real estate loans in special servicing, the first step to debt relief

Source: Morningstar%2c Inc.

There is now $32 billion worth of commercial property loans in "special servicing (link)" as of May, or more than double the late-February tally when the coronavirus deepened its hold on the U.S ...

May 25, 2020 "It's tremendously exciting": NASA astronauts counting down to historic launch aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon this week

Source: CBS News

The first launch of astronauts from U.S. soil since 2011 marks a milestone for NASA – and private sector space travel.

May 25, 2020 Europe Stocks Climb With U.S. Futures; Dollar Flat: Markets Wrap

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

Stocks in Europe and Asia gained along with American equity-index futures as investors weighed more signs of economies reopening around the world against the rise in U.S.-China tensions. The dollar was steady,

May 25, 2020 Taco John’s expansion, restaurant reopening lessons: Quick Bites

Source: The Business Journals

Quick-service restaurant chain Taco John’s International Inc. plans to add 10 to 12 new restaurants in the Milwaukee area over the next three to five years. Based in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the company is planning expansions in...

May 25, 2020 5 'Battleground' REITs Yielding 10% Or Higher That We're Buying

Source: Seeking Alpha

Our strategy is to screen for value in all property sectors, hoping to capitalize on shares where we see a temporary setback. Our barbell approach is one in whi

May 25, 2020 What Did BancFirst Corporation's (NASDAQ:BANF) CEO Take Home Last Year'

Source: YAHOO!

David Harlow became the CEO of BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) in 2017. This analysis aims first to contrast

May 25, 2020 Credit Suisse AG Announces the Exercise of its Right to Call its Credit Suisse X-Links® Multi-Asset High Income ETNs

Source: Troy Record

NEW YORK, May 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Credit Suisse AG ("Credit Suisse") announced today that it has exercised its right to call its Credit Suisse X-Links ® Multi-Asset High Income ETNs ("MLTI ...

May 25, 2020 Greenko, Enel and Torrent Power in race for BSES discoms

Source: Mint

With the bid submission deadline ending on Friday, these firms have submitted their non-binding indicative offer for acquiring 51% stake each in BSES Rajdhani Power and BSES Yamuna Power.Reliance Infrastructure had said it aims...

May 25, 2020 Flash PMI Shows Japan On Course For Record Downturn In Second Quarter

Source: Seeking Alpha

Flash Japan PMI remained well below 50 in May, indicating a further sharp drop in output. Job losses intensified as firms face steep falls in sales. Export orde

May 25, 2020 A CEO Needs to Make Apologies Personal

Source: Inc

There was no personal element to the apology, and that was disappointing. Too often, CEOs forget that they are the living, breathing face of a company. It's a hard role to play, no question, but play it they must.

May 25, 2020 Cirque du Soleil founder wants to buy back high-profile but debt-laden show

Source: Gulf News

Guy Laliberte stated his intention during a radio show, but it will not be a cakewalk Montreal: Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte intends to try to buy back the world's most famous circus troupe,

May 25, 2020 Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte wants to buy back show

Source: The Straits Times

Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte announced on Sunday (May 24) he intends to try to buy back the world's most famous circus troupe, which is struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic.. Read more at straitstimes.

May 25, 2020 Guterres names Safaricom sustainability head as UN Global Compact boss

Source: Business Daily Africa

General Antonio Guterres is Friday expected to name a Kenyan as the next Chief Executive of the United Nations Global Compact.

May 25, 2020 Cirque du Soleil founder wants to buy back show

Source: The Raw Story

Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte announced Sunday he intends to try to buy back the world’s most famous circus troupe, which is struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. Laliberte, a former...

May 25, 2020 Update on Ebola Treatment Center Costs and Sustainability, United States, 2019

Source: Medscape

A new report provides insight into the costs incurred by Ebola treatment centers and the ultimate sustainability of these facilities.

May 25, 2020 New York State Common Retirement Fund Sells 2,361 Shares of Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

New York State Common Retirement Fund trimmed its position in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) by 2.2% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 105,400 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after...

May 25, 2020 Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) Shares Sold by First Trust Advisors LP

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

First Trust Advisors LP decreased its holdings in shares of Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) by 1.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

May 25, 2020 Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. Purchases New Holdings in Uniti Group Inc (NASDAQ:UNIT)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Uniti Group Inc (NASDAQ:UNIT) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange...

May 25, 2020 3 ads about sustainability that got it right (according to data)

Source: GreenBiz

As any sustainability marketer can attest to, this is easy to say, but much harder to do in practice — sustainability is a fundamentally complex issue to explain. We must get past these communication challenges,

May 25, 2020 1984 Barons Edmond & Benjamin de Rothschild, Haut-Medoc, France

Source: Wine-Searcher

Kosher.The 2016 vintage may be labelled as the Thirtieth Anniversary Edition, ensure your merchant has the wine you are looking for. Haut-Médoc is the large southern section of the greater Médoc district of Bordeaux...

May 25, 2020 LIVE MARKETS-Opening snapshot: Stoxx 600 positive, Bayer and Lagardere shine

Source: Reuters

Welcome to the home for real-time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters. You can share your thoughts Joice Alves (joice.alves@thomsonreuters.com) and Julien Ponthus (julien.

May 25, 2020 Why US Steel’s Stock Declined 75% Despite Revenue Growth'

Source: Forbes

U.S. Steel’s stock (NYSE: X) saw a drop of 75% of shareholder wealth in the last 3 years, with its stock price dropping from $32 at the end of 2016 to $8 as of 19th May 2020. What’s surprising is that during the same...

May 25, 2020 Consumer confidence, new home sales: What to know in the week ahead

Source: YAHOO!

This week is a shortened trading week with major markets closed Monday in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Investor focus will remain on the coronavirus and its impact on the U.S. economy as most states across the country...

May 25, 2020 Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. Grows Holdings in Eaton Vance Corp (NYSE:EV)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Eaton Vance Corp (NYSE:EV) by 12.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC.

May 25, 2020 Early sustainability reporting lessons from COVID-19

Source: GreenBiz

Public scrutiny of how businesses are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing renewed attention to the importance of corporate transparency on sustainability issues. Effectively meeting these expectations starts with...

May 25, 2020 European Shares Rise in Thin Trading, Bayer Jumps

Source: U.S. News & World Report

Germany's Bayer AG jumped 4.3% after saying it had made progress in seeking a settlement over claims its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer. Lagardere Capital & Management jumped 7.5% after Bernard Arnault,

May 25, 2020 Victory Capital Management Inc. Increases Stock Holdings in American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) by 49.8% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The firm owned 68,247 shares of the real estate investment trust’s...

May 25, 2020 Rival Plans for EU Crisis Fund Signal Bumps in the Road to Come

Source: Bloomberg

European Union governments are trying to forge a consensus over how to provide aid to the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

May 25, 2020 European Shares Rise In Thin Holiday Trade

Source: Nasdaq

European stocks rose in thin holiday trade Monday amid holidays in the U.S. and U.K. U.S. markets are closed today for Memorial Day holiday, while the U.K. is shut for the Spring bank holiday. The pan European Stoxx 600 climbed 0.

May 25, 2020 ‘It was only after we scored, you’re 50 odd minutes in and thinking: we’re 1-0 up in White Hart Lane’

Source: The42.ie

Stephen Rice on how he recovered from difficulties early in his career to enjoy a memorable time at Shamrock Rovers.

May 25, 2020 Arizona State Retirement System Has $400,000 Holdings in Hancock Whitney Corp (NYSE:HWC)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

Arizona State Retirement System lowered its position in shares of Hancock Whitney Corp (NYSE:HWC) by 58.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

May 25, 2020 HSBC, IFC Fund raises USD474 million for Climate Action in Emerging Markets

Source: Hubbis

HSBC Global Asset Management and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, have announced the third closing of the HSBC Real Economy Green Investment Opportunity GEM Bond Fund (REGIO), which has raised USD474 million in new...

May 25, 2020 NEST urges Total to clamp down on carbon emissions

Source: Pensions&Investments

The U.K.'s biggest retirement plan by participants said it will back a climate resolution asking for France's Total SA to adopt a tougher stance on climate change at its annual shareholder meeting ...

May 25, 2020 Coalition’s ‘grey’ baseline and credit scheme could pay companies to increase emissions

Source: RenewEconomy

This article was published under RepuTex’s Carbon Market Intelligence (CMI) service, which provides in-depth coverage of Australian carbon market and pricing dynamics, including ACCU spot prices ...

May 25, 2020 Alibaba Group’s Chief Platform Governance Officer on the Importance of IP Protection

Source: How Alipay Works

Alibaba's chief platform governance officer on combating counterfeiting and the need for collaboration in intellectual-property protection.

May 25, 2020 The White House’s favored recovery strategy could permanently scar the economy

Source: Washington Post

You have White House officials pondering whether more fiscal relief is truly necessary. Citing “the momentum that we’re beginning to see over the last couple of weeks of data,” Trump economic adviser Kevin...

May 25, 2020 Spotify (NYSE:SPOT) Shares Bought by Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc.

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Spotify (NYSE:SPOT) by 199.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

May 25, 2020 Like a Well-Planted Tree, Corporate Sustainability with Deep Roots Will Outlast the Pandemic

Source: TriplePundit

Will corporate sustainability fade during this pandemic' If so, that's news to this NGO, which partners with companies on reforestation efforts worldwide.

May 25, 2020 BlackRock: Why the coronavirus recession won’t really be a recession

Source: FE Trustnet

The BlackRock Investment Institute expects the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic to be much less severe than 2008’s financial crisis. The unique nature of the coronavirus lockdown ...

May 25, 2020 Hong Kong police fire tear gas and water cannon at protesters as thousands march against China’s move to impose security legislation

Source: Daily Press

Pro-democracy supporters have sharply criticized a proposal that would ban secessionist and subversive activity, as well as foreign interference, in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

May 25, 2020 MIDEAST STOCKS-Markets end grim year mixed, signs 2016 may be better

Source: YAHOO!

portfolio manager at Abu Dhabi-based Invest AD. The Saudi stock index edged up 0.1 percent on Thursday, stabilising after two days of falls triggered by austerity measures in the state budget.

May 25, 2020 ‘Fantastic Fungi’: Learn about 1.5 million kinds of mushrooms

Source: KCRW

Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg discusses the magic properties of over 1.5 million species of mushrooms, showcasing mycologist Paul Stamets and Michael Pollan, who refers to mushrooms as “the ultimate omnivore’s...

May 25, 2020 Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannons at protest against proposed security law

Source: NBC News

China wants to control us. We just want to be ourselves and live with our freedoms, so that’s why we are here,' one protester told NBC News.

May 25, 2020 New York State Common Retirement Fund Has $7.39 Million Stock Position in Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

New York State Common Retirement Fund lowered its stake in shares of Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY) by 2.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

May 25, 2020 A Top Pension Manager Sold Apple, Amazon, and Disney Stock. Here’s What It Bought.

Source: Barron's

The Tennessee Department of Treasury, which oversees the state’s pension, sold all its Apple and Amazon stock in the first quarter. It also slashed the investment in Disney, and bought up embattled GE stock.

May 25, 2020 Some things in the Man Utd earnings report just don’t add up…

Source: Football365

Football365 - Also in your Mailbox: players we fell in love with, Liverpool, F365 Alphabet Cup, Harry’s Heroes and lots

May 25, 2020 Saudi Arabia and SoftBank: How MBS's $35bn gamble on future tech backfired

Source: Middle East Eye

SoftBank’s Vision Fund was to be the vehicle for the kingdom's economic transformation. With billions wiped off its value, has Riyadh sunk its money into a hole in the desert'

May 25, 2020 Another water main break, another boil order in Fort Lauderdale

Source: Sun Sentinel

A water main break in Rio Vista forced officials to send out a boil-water order to nearby properties on Sunday – one of several issued in neighborhoods around Fort Lauderdale of late.

May 25, 2020 Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water canon as pro-democracy supporters protest new China law

Source: Fox News

Police in Hong Kong fired tear gas and a water canon at protesters Sunday as thousands rallied in the streets against China’s move to impose a new national security law on the semi-autonomous city.

May 25, 2020 Commentary: DiNapoli's costly choice not to divest from fossil fuels

Source: Times Union

We're angry at New York state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, and you should be, too, especially if you're a beneficiary of the New York State Common Retirement Fund or a legislator who has not backed divestment of the fund based on...

May 25, 2020 Nasdaq Halts Moleculin Biotech Inc.

Source: GlobeNewswire

May 18, 2020 08:47 ET | Source: Nasdaq, Inc. NEW YORK, May 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Nasdaq Stock Market ® (Nasdaq: NDAQ) announced that the trading halt status in Moleculin Biotech Inc ...

May 25, 2020 Barrick's Tanzania gold concentrate containers cleared for export

Source: Nasdaq

Gold concentrate containers belonging to Barrick's ABX.TO Tanzania subsidiary Twiga Minerals have been cleared for export, four months after the government lifted an export ban imposed during a tax dispute,

May 25, 2020 Coronavirus: UK government draws up plan to rescue key firms

Source: YAHOO!

The move follows indications that a number of big firms are seeking government help to survive the crisis. These include Jaguar Land Rover, which is in talks to secure a £1bn loan. The government has already put in place...

May 25, 2020 ‘Never waste a crisis’: inside Saudi Arabia’s shopping spree

Source: The Financial Times

Rumayyan, governor of Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, as more than 2,000 bankers and executives tuned in to a virtual conference in April. And they were not idle words. The $325bn Public Investment Fund has not been...

May 25, 2020 Court asked to suspend sovereign wealth MD, order forensic audit of accounts

Source: The Punch Newspapers

According to him, he sought the court orders “to enable the Nigerian nation to understand ... agreed to invest $250,000,000 from the Excess Crude Account into the Nigerian Sovereign Investment ...

May 25, 2020 Why China Uses ‘Special Debt’ to Help Economy Recover

Source: Bloomberg

With the virus pandemic pummeling China’s economy, the government plans to sell 1 trillion yuan ($140 billion) of special government bonds to help fund public health and Covid-19 recovery efforts -- without inflating the...

May 25, 2020 New York State Common Retirement Fund Trims Stake in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

New York State Common Retirement Fund reduced its position in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) by 4.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

May 25, 2020 Bankers Stay Home as South Africa Inc. Prepares Return to Work

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

Investec Chief Executive Officer Fani Titi saw a sign of things to come when he dropped by the bank’s headquarters last week.

May 25, 2020 Qatar's ability to fully service debt obligations remains strong: EIU

Source: Gulf Times

Qatar's ability to fully service its debt obligations remains strong, although there will be an expected surge in the country’s fiscal financing needs, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has said in an update.

May 25, 2020 Instant Karma: Buffalo Gets Revenge On "Inhuman" Riders In Viral Video

Source: NDTV

An old video that has resurfaced on the Internet shows a buffalo exacting revenge on people who were forcing it to run faster while raining blows.

May 25, 2020 Nordic investors turn up heat on coal in climate campaign

Source: YAHOO!

Five years after first ditching some coal companies, Nordic investors are turning their focus to bigger carbon emitters in a range of industries, paving the way for other funds to follow. Investors in the Nordic region have been...

May 25, 2020 As lockdown clears the air, Cairo looks to keep pollution low

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Expanded public transit, cleaner fuels and more shared bicycles could help preserve coronavirus-era gains, officials say

May 25, 2020 Midland County offers free water test kits to well owners concerned with potential contamination

Source: MLive

Midland County residents with wells who live in flood affected areas are asked to test their well water before using it.

May 25, 2020 1947 Barons Edmond & Benjamin de Rothschild, Haut-Medoc, France

Source: Wine-Searcher

Kosher.The 2016 vintage may be labelled as the Thirtieth Anniversary Edition, ensure your merchant has the wine you are looking for. Haut-Médoc is the large southern section of the greater Médoc district of Bordeaux...

May 25, 2020 China’s bold military move against US in the South China Sea

Source: News.com.au

Chairman Xi Jinping has lost patience. His nation’s economy is suffering. COVID-19 has strained the seams of his credibility. He needs a win. So he’s doing what strongmen do best – upping the military ante.

May 25, 2020 Point of Use Water Treatment Systems Market Forecast With Trends, Challenges & Drivers | Key Players are | Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

Source: MarketWatch

Kenneth Research has published a detailed report on Point of Use Water Treatment Systems Market which has been

May 25, 2020 Vietnamese conservationist honored as biodiversity ‘Hotspot Hero’

Source: Vietnamnet

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) announced that Le Thi Trang and nine other conservationists from around the world have been named ‘Hotspot Heroes’ for their efforts to protect the world’s...

May 25, 2020 What to do when water destroys precious photos

Source: Cleveland.com

A flooded basement or a home fire can cause anxiety and unexpected expenses. But the most agonizing loss of property in the home is usually family mementos, especially photographs.

May 25, 2020 ILO expresses 'deep concern' over labour law changes, appeals to PM Narendra Modi

Source: Mint

Ten central trade unions had written to the ILO on seeking its interventions and highlighting the plight of workers and the violation of ILO convention No 144.India is a signatory of ILO convention 144,

May 25, 2020 NEST urges Total to clamp down on CO2

Source: Pensions&Investments

The U.K.'s biggest retirement plan by participants said it will back a climate resolution asking for France's Total SA to adopt a tougher stance on climate change at its annual shareholder meeting ...

May 25, 2020 Arizona State Retirement System Cuts Position in Webster Financial Co. (NYSE:WBS)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

Arizona State Retirement System lessened its holdings in Webster Financial Co. (NYSE:WBS) by 58.6% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 21,

May 25, 2020 Research, Reports & Publications CSRwire News

Source: CSR Wire

This Report was prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards, the main international framework for reporting on governance, environmental and social themes, and the AA1000 AccountAbility Principles Standard. To view the 2019 ...

May 25, 2020 Kenyan woman to head UN agency

Source: Daily Nation

I have immense confidence that Sanda’s global experience, deep integrity, and inspiring vision will advance the impact of the UN Global Compact and accelerate our efforts to

May 25, 2020 Whistle-blower advocacy group calls for COVID-19 accountability watchdog

Source: The Globe and Mail

A group of whistle-blower advocates is calling on the federal government to appoint a special COVID-19 ombudsperson to probe pandemic-related problems, including possible fraud in

May 25, 2020 Experts Call for COVID-19 Accountability Reforms

Source: Benzinga.com

Governments across the country have been denying Canadians access to vital information about the novel coronavirus and their responses to it,

May 25, 2020 BlackRock Investment Institute Is 'Underweight' Japan Stocks

Source: Bloomberg

Ben Powell, chief APAC investment strategist, at BlackRock Investment Institute, shares his views on the region's markets and global policies. He speaks with Haslinda Amin and Tom Mackenzie on ": Asia.

May 25, 2020 Confronting COVID-19, produce growers quickly altered work patterns to protect employees

Source: Agri-Pulse

“We saw a rush to develop enhanced procedures and protocols to protect our work force,” says Dave Puglia, President and CEO of Western Growers. “To my knowledge, well over 90% of growers in ...

May 25, 2020 Coronavirus – Africa: International Labour Organization (ILO) issues guidance for safe, healthy, return to work during COVID-19

Source: CNBC Africa

Two guidance documents for creating safe and effective return-to-work conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic have been issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The Guidance ...

May 25, 2020 Martin, Unzaga and Cole Announce Candidacy for Glen Rock Borough Council

Source: TAPinto

He returned to Glen Rock in 1992 and was subsequently drawn into the world of software development, creating a company that sold its primary copyright to Computer Associates. For over 20 years ...

May 25, 2020 Brokerages' overseas earnings hit by COVID-19

Source: koreatimes.co.kr

By Kim Bo-eun Korea's major securities firms saw earnings from overseas subsidiaries switch to a deficit in the first quarter of this year amid global market volatilities triggere

May 25, 2020 Fading fossil fuel prices next big test for Russia’s battered economy

Source: The Japan Times

If Russia doesn’t adapt, budget receipts will “decline drastically” and growth may be limited to less than 0.8 percent a year for the next two decades, less than a third of what the Economy Ministry is targeting.

May 25, 2020 Dollar General: Hoping That Nothing Has Changed

Source: Seeking Alpha

Dollar General is about to report earnings for the second time since the COVID-19 crisis hit the United States. The retailer should benefit from both the stockp

May 25, 2020 Research Report With COVID-19 Forecasts - Water Coolers Market 2020-2024 | Product Premiumization Due to Innovation and Portfolio Extension to Boost Growth | Technavio

Source: Business Wire

Technavio has announced the latest market research report titled Global Water Coolers Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire) LONDON-- ( BUSINESS WIRE )--Technavio has been monitoring the water coolers market and it is poised...

May 25, 2020 State AGs step in to help on securing refunds amid coronavirus

Source: MSN

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein, the Democratic co-chairman of the consumer protection committee of the National Association of Attorneys General, said he, too, is urging businesses to ...

May 25, 2020 Study links anti-malaria drug to higher death risk

Source: China Daily

A study of 96,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients who received the anti-malaria drug being taken by US President Donald Trump to guard against getting the coronavirus found that those who received the drug were more likely to...

May 25, 2020 The Medfish Project publishes the pre-evaluations on the sustainability of three new fisheries

Source: Fish Information and Services

The project has mapped 100 fisheries in Spain and France and for the development of various phases, MSC and WWF have employed independent auditors . The Medfish Project publishes

May 25, 2020 They paved paradise

Source: koreatimes.co.kr

This struck a note with Joni Mitchell who expressed in her 1970 song "Big Yellow Taxi": "They took all the trees, Put them in a tree museum, And they charged all the people, A dollar and a half to see 'em,

May 25, 2020 COVID-19 and the Ogoniland clean-up

Source: TheCable

BY CYRIL ABAKU “Water, e don get enemy!” I am afraid that as I commit myself to putting down some thoughts on what is arguably the biggest weapon mankind is

May 25, 2020 New York State Common Retirement Fund Has $10.99 Million Stake in WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

New York State Common Retirement Fund trimmed its position in WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) by 1.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 81,400 shares of the auto parts...

May 25, 2020 Coronavirus Australia live news: Time to get economy out of ICU, says Scott Morrison

Source: The Australian

Welcome to live coverage of the continuing coronavirus crisis. Scott Morrison will unveil his path to get the economy out of the ICU on Tuesday. Greg Hunt says establishing where COVID-19 originated in China is precisely why...

May 25, 2020 Is ESG immune from Covid-19'

Source: The Asset

The ESG agenda is more importantly globally than it has ever been, as something that strengthens the resilience of our societies and companies. While policymaker initiatives may be understandably diverted in the short term,

May 25, 2020 How to Cook a 'Murder Hornet'

Source: Lifehacker

The practice hasn’t quite spread to the United States, but a 2013 report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations brought a renewed interest to incorporate edible insects i ...

May 25, 2020 Ali Mahmoud Hassan Mohamed Wins English Court Battle for Chairman Recognition of English Assets of the LIA

Source: Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

In a long, contentious legal wrangling, on May 15, 2020, the English and Wales Court of Appeal confirmed Ali Mahmoud Hassan Mohamed as the sole validly-appointed Chairman of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA).

May 25, 2020 9th Circ. Judge Doubts EPA's 'Magic' Dicamba Buffer

Source: Law360

Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action Network North America — challenging the EPA's 2018 decision to continue new use registrations of the herbicide dicamba on dicamba-tolerant ...

May 25, 2020 Peak Fossil Fuels Is Next Test for Russia’s Battered Economy

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

President Vladimir Putin has relied on high oil prices as a backstop for economic growth -- and his own popularity ratings -- for most of his two decades at Russia’s helm. Now f

May 25, 2020 Capitalism Post-COVID: Companies Doing Good To Become Great

Source: Forbes

There is nothing more revelatory than a crisis. Turn the world upside down, shake, and see how countries, companies, and couples react. Here, I take a look at how companies are coping. Has conscious capitalism's time arrived'

May 25, 2020 GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks gain as German survey fuels optimism; dollar firm

Source: Nasdaq

Stocks edged higher on Monday after a survey showed German business morale rebounded in May, boosting optimism around economic re-openings, although caution prompted the dollar to snap a rare losing streak.

May 25, 2020 Safaricom's Ojiambo becomes UN Global Compact executive director

Source: Telecompaper

Kenyan operator Safaricom's head of sustainable business and social impact Sanda Ojiambo has been appointed as the executive director of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a corporate sustainability initiative.

May 25, 2020 State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System Trims Stake in Regis Co. (NYSE:RGS)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System lowered its position in Regis Co. (NYSE:RGS) by 6.1% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 32,

May 25, 2020 Asia-Pacific must take urgent action to tackle COVID-19’s recession-induced hunger

Source: The Jakarta Post

Last year The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, the SDG2 monitoring report that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) produces in collaboration with ...

May 25, 2020 Greenwich High student advances to national science competition with clean water project

Source: Greenwich Time

GHS junior Colin Speaker found an ingenious way to sanitize water in regions where people do not have access to clean supplies of drinking water.

May 25, 2020 Princeton moves forward with design of turf field at Hilltop Park

Source: Central Jersey

The synthetic turf athletic field at Hilltop Park moved one step closer to reality as the Princeton Council awarded a contract to Suburban Consulting Engineers, Inc., to undertake the design of the field and lighting at its April...

May 25, 2020 Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYNA) Shares Sold by Arizona State Retirement System

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

Arizona State Retirement System decreased its position in Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYNA) by 58.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

May 25, 2020 ENCAVIS AG increases shareholding to 100% in several solar parks

Source: YAHOO!

Acquisition/Investment 25.05.2020 / 07:05 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. Corporate NewsEncavis increases shareholding to 100% in several solar parks Hamburg, May 25,

May 25, 2020 Francis Chan joins Talkpush as VP of Product

Source: Business Insider

Francis Chan has joined Talkpush, a recruitment automation platform, as VP of Product & Engineering. Talkpush has established itself as the global leader in recruiting automation. Francis Chan's focus lies in instituting...

May 25, 2020 Bank of Israel Puts Onus on Fiscal Policy to Boost Recovery

Source: YAHOO!

The Bank of Israel is preparing to cede center stage to fiscal policy after leading the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.As Israel begins to lift restrictions and activity picks back up,

May 25, 2020 Pandemic Portfolio: Two stocks positioned for both an economic recovery and a second COVID-19 wave

Source: The Star

Financial markets seem to have found a comfortable trading zone, oscillating between the hope of a quick recovery and the fear of a second pandemic wave. Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell suggested in an interview that GDP...

May 25, 2020 Highlights From Mercer’s Webinar On The Economic Impact Of Covid-19 On Kenya

Source: Africa.com

In this light, Mercer, a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investment held a webinar to discuss what this pandemic could mean for Kenya’s economic landscape. According to Francis Omanyala,

May 25, 2020 New York State Common Retirement Fund Buys 1,873 Shares of Cubic Co. (NYSE:CUB)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its holdings in shares of Cubic Co. (NYSE:CUB) by 1.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

May 25, 2020 FDA releases E. coli report; nearby cattle most likely the cause

Source: The Packer

In a summary of the report’s findings, the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition said the investigation into the 2019 outbreaks, and results of prior outbreak investigations ...

May 25, 2020 Europe Stocks Rise With U.S. Futures; Dollar Gains: Markets Wrap

Source: YAHOO!

Stocks in Europe and Asia gained along with U.S. equity-index futures ss investors weighed more signs of economies reopening around the world against the rise in U.S.-China tensions. The dollar edged higher.

May 25, 2020 Saudi SALIC acquires 30% of India's Daawat Foods

Source: Zawya

Riyadh - Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC), owned by the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), has acquired a 29.91% stake in India's Daawat Foods, a rice producer. The agreement is in line with SALIC's ...

May 25, 2020 Boil water advisory lifted after water main work on East Cork Street

Source: MLive

A precautionary boil water advisory has been lifted for a portion of Kalamazoo. Residents on both sides of Emerald Drive, from East Cork Street (southern boundary) to Cambridge Drive (northern boundary),

May 25, 2020 Bayer Reaches Deals on Big Share of 125,000 Roundup Weedkiller Suits

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

Bayer AG has reached verbal agreements to resolve a substantial portion of an estimated 125,000 U.S. cancer lawsuits over use of its Roundup weedkiller, according to people familiar with the negotiations.

May 25, 2020 Cooperate to implement SOPs or industries may sue, Azmin says after state govts snubbed CMCO

Source: MSN

Bank Negara Malaysia and Khazanah Nasional Berhad. Azmin also highlighted that state governments knew about these findings, and had been given the CMCO SOPs for the reopening of the economy ahead ...

May 25, 2020 Benetton family, sovereign funds break up Cellnex shareholders pact

Source: Reuters

Italy's Benetton family and sovereign wealth funds from Singapore and Abu Dhabi have broken up a shareholders pact that controlled 29.9% of Spanish mobile phone towers operator Cellnex .

May 25, 2020 Accountability group calls for COVID-19 transparency, whistleblower protection

Source: CTV News

Accountability Group is urging public officials to proactively release documents concerning health and safety enforcement, scientific and public health research, and contracts, grants, and loans provided to companies and...

May 25, 2020 Patagonia paying in full for orders in process

Source: Fibre2Fashion

The California-based outdoor clothing company said it is following the Fair Labor Association's Guidance on what companies should do to ensure responsible purchasing and to help protect workers ...

May 25, 2020 Air Astana postpones acceptance of 2 Airbus 320s due to COVID-19

Source: interfax.kz

managing director for logistics and international cooperation of the National Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna, said at a briefing on Friday.

May 25, 2020 Enterprising people jumping on ‘ban-wagon’

Source: IOL News

There has been a lot of huffing and puffing recently about the lockdown ban on the sale of cigarettes. Well, huffing anyway.

May 25, 2020 Patagonia's best-selling lines are Fair Trade certified

Source: Fibre2Fashion

Two of Patagonia’s best-selling lines, Better Sweater and Synchilla Snap-T, have become Fair Trade Certified sewn. With 38 per cent of its product line Fair Trade Certified, Patagonia has made ...

May 25, 2020 ENGIE EPS Storage Technology in the Final Award Group in Hawai‘i

Source: Business Wire

Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. has selected ENGIE’s (Paris:EPS) project as one of sixteen in the Final Award Group for the Stage 2 V

May 25, 2020 Fitch downgrades ratings of JSW Steel, Tata Steel with negative outlook

Source: The New Indian Express

Fitch Ratings has downgraded issuer default ratings (IDRs) of JSW Steel and Tata Steel to BB-minus from BB after completing a portfolio review. Fitch has also downgraded Tata Steel UK Holdings' long-term IDR to B-minus from B.

May 25, 2020 4DMedical’s Lung Imaging Technology Receives FDA Clearance as COVID-19 Intensifies Global Focus on Respiratory Health

Source: Associated Press

DMedical, an Australian medical technology company specializing in medical imaging innovation software, announced today it has received clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to market its XV Technology™,

May 25, 2020 ASEAN lenders likely to accelerate digital shift due to pandemic — Fitch Ratings

Source: BusinessWorld

BANKS in the ASEAN region are likely to hurry along their digital transformations due to the pandemic and the resulting social distancing measures, Fitch Ratings said. It noted that major banks in the Philippines, Malaysia and...

May 25, 2020 100 High Yielders Down Big: These 4 Are Worth Considering

Source: Seeking Alpha

While the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 nears all-time highs, select big dividend stocks remain attractively priced. This report shares data on over 100 high yield stoc

May 25, 2020 State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System Decreases Holdings in United Natural Foods Inc (NYSE:UNFI)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System trimmed its holdings in shares of United Natural Foods Inc (NYSE:UNFI) by 20.8% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and...

May 25, 2020 T-Mobile Adds More Green Energy to the Grid, Taking Another Step Toward Its Industry-Leading Environmental Commitments

Source: CSR Wire

Its sustainability achievements earned top marks among U.S. wireless providers on Green America’s Wireless Scorecard two years in a row, easily outscoring its competitors. And T-Mobile remains the only major U.S. wireless...

May 25, 2020 COVID-19 Has Turned Couples At Home Into Coworkers

Source: Forbes

Under normal circumstances, when Debra Aho Williamson, 52, works from home, it means she works from all over her home in Seattle’s Mercer Island neighborhood. But circumstances aren’t normal during the coronavirus...

May 25, 2020 Responsible companies are outperforming amid COVID-19. Why'

Source: The Breeze

In recent years, many investors started targeting companies that treat workers and the environment well. Here's why the economic downturn is accelerating that trend.

May 25, 2020 Macros support gold investment demand, says Research Head of WGC

Source: Business Line

Investment demand for gold will remain strong in 2020, spurred by higher risk and lower opportunity cost, says Juan Carlos Artigas, Executive Director and Head of Research, World Gold Council (WGC), in an exclusive interview with...

May 25, 2020 The Global Battery Recycling Market is Projected to Grow from USD 17.2 Billion in 2020 to USD 23.2 Billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 6.1% from 2020 to 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Battery Recycling Market by Chemistry, Source (Automotive Batteries, Industrial Batteries, Consumer & Electronic Appliance Batteries), Region (Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, South America,...[more]

May 24, 2020 Shelter Insurance Review 2020

Source: NerdWallet

Shelter Insurance is a Missouri-based insurance company that offers auto, home and life insurance policies as well as other types of coverage in Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky,

May 24, 2020 New process supports food safety audits

Source: Agri-Pulse

Mandatory government food safety audits of leafy greens farms under the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement are continuing during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the process could soon be conducted remotely and with less...

May 24, 2020 C.D.C. Test Counting Error Leaves Epidemiologists ‘Really Baffled’

Source: New York Times

The Centers for Disease Control has been lumping together tests for active coronavirus with tests for recovered patients, boosting testing totals but muddying the pandemic’s course.

May 24, 2020 US Agriculture Department outlines program to aid farmers hit by pandemic

Source: World Socialist Web Site

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published details of its Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) on Tuesday. The program, which was initially announced in mid-April, will provide $16 billion in aid to...

May 24, 2020 VMware completes the native hybrid hyperscale set as Google turns on managed vSphere

Source: The Register

The SPP program lets users buy credits to run VMware software or services ... startup Octarine and the intention to fold it into its Carbon-Black-powered intrinsic security strategy.

May 24, 2020 FAO calls for joint action to ensure sustainability of tea sector

Source: New Food Magazine

FAO led an event attended by exporters, producers, experts and organisations to highlight the need to prioritise the sustainability of the tea sector.

May 24, 2020 Nalivka: American Sustainability

Source: Vet

"The concept of sustainability that will be tested the next few years concerns economic security. Our U.S. public debt has become unsustainable, an issue that must be addressed."

May 24, 2020 Will Weakness in Barratt Developments PLC's (LON:BDEV) Stock Prove Temporary Given Strong Fundamentals'

Source: YAHOO!

It is hard to get excited after looking at Barratt Developments' (LON:BDEV) recent performance, when its stock

May 24, 2020 Land and resource investment consultations in the time of COVID-19: The hazards of pressing on

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Companies are seeking to press ahead with investments on community lands or even take advantage of the pandemic to avoid the usual authorization requirements

May 24, 2020 Is there now too much water in the Kinneret'

Source: The Jerusalem Post Blogs

Over the last couple of weeks, the water level has been pushing closer and closer to the “upper red line,” reaching a 16-year high. Such an extreme rise does not come without ecological ...

May 24, 2020 Bus falls into hole as water main burst shuts down road

Source: examinerlive

Images posted on Facebook show a Yorkshire Tiger bus is currently marooned on Swallow Lane in Golcar near Huddersfield after its rear wheel sank into a hole. Yorkshire Water has confirmed a burst water main is behind the issue.

May 24, 2020 Time to restore human relations with nature and biodiversity

Source: My Republica on MSN.com

The degradation and loss of forests and biodiversity is a contributing factor to disrupting nature's balance and increasing the risks of human epidemic diseases in general.The COVID-19 pandemic is a deep and lasting shock at...

May 24, 2020 U.S. Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to limit water pollution law

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected arguments by President Donald Trump’s administration seeking to limit the reach of a landmark water pollution law in a Hawaii ...

May 24, 2020 Laudato Si’ Five Years Later: Archdiocese of Atlanta's Sustainability Efforts

Source: National Catholic Register

Since the document was released, there are at least 60 or 70 parishes throughout the archdiocese that have a sustainability ministry.

May 24, 2020 Mitchell S. Eitel, Esq.

Source: Health Data Management

Mitchell S. Eitel, Esq. Partner His practice focuses on financial services mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions, private equity investments and bank regulatory matters.

May 24, 2020 Abraaj Capital partners with Al Borg Laboratory to expand healthcare services in Egypt and across MENASA region

Source: Al Bawaba News

Abraaj Capital, one of the leading investment firms specialising in private equity investment in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region, announced today that it has acquired ...

May 24, 2020 9 New Species Discovered in Bali Reefs

Source: Fox News

A bubble coral that resembles underwater daisies and a decorated garden eel are among the nine potentially new species discovered in Bali's ... (RAP), led by Conservation International.

May 24, 2020 Oil’s Sudden Rebound Is Exposing the Achilles’ Heel of Shale

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

But don’t expect a quick rebound in supply from shale explorers. The quick turnaround in oil markets is exposing the shale industry’s Achilles’ heel: Lightning-fast production declines. Shale gushers turn to...

May 24, 2020 Liontrust Sustainable Future European Growth Fund

Source: Bloomberg

Liontrust Sustainable Future European Growth Fund is an open-end Fund incorporated in the United Kingdom. The Fund's aim is to provide long-term capital appreciation. The Fund invests principally ...

May 24, 2020 BankInvest Virksomhedsobligationer Etik SRI

Source: Bloomberg

The Fund invests in investment-grade corporate bonds primarily denominated in EUR. The Fund is ethical screened by EIRIS for compliance with the Global Compact of UN. Address

May 24, 2020 Opinion: We need to keep our water systems — and workers — safe as the novel coronavirus ravages the world

Source: Ensia

The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing new challenges to water treatment and wastewater infrastructure. Here’s what we need do to keep it going strong. We are glad to share Ensia articles free of charge under the terms of...

May 24, 2020 Will Health Tracking Technologies Help Workers Stay Safe on The Job'

Source: Black Enterprise

Millions of Americans are anxious to get back to work and health tracking technologies may be the thing to get people back to work. But experts are questioning whether or not it will be effective.

May 24, 2020 Nuveen Releases Inaugural Alignment with IFC Operating Principles for Impact Management

Source: PR Newswire

Nuveen is committed to managing 100% of its investment platform in accordance with the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment in 2019. Its alignment to the IFC's Operating Principles ...

May 24, 2020 Manitoba could see billions more in debt then anticipated due to pandemic: credit rating agency

Source: CTV News

Premier Brian Pallister said at a news conference on Friday that a report out of Standard and Poor’s (S&P), a credit rating agency commissioned by the province, praised the province’s ...

May 24, 2020 Branding and Identity Guidelines

Source: Brandeis University

Brandeis University is a member of the Workers Rights Consortium and the Fair Labor Association. These two organizations are dedicated to combating abusive labor practices and protecting the rights of workers who make insignia...

May 24, 2020 The Blackstone Group Inc. (BX)

Source: YAHOO!

(Bloomberg) -- A new conservative think-tank in Washington is launching its first campaign Wednesday with what could be a long-shot goal -- persuading pro-business Republicans that they should cast a more skeptical eye on Wall...

May 24, 2020 Employers rush to adopt coronavirus screening, but the tools may not help much

Source: moneycontrol.com

Symptom-checking apps and fever-screening cameras promise to keep sick workers at home and hinder the virus. But experts warn they can be inaccurate and violate privacy.

May 24, 2020 SRV Yhtiöt Oyj: SRV Group Plc: Flagging notification in accordance with Chapter 9, Section 10 of the Securities Markets Act

Source: Arvopaperi

SRV GROUP PLC STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 20 MAY 2020 AT 11.15 EET SRV Group Plc has received an announcement from Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company on 20 May 2020, in accordance with the Finnish Securities Market Act Chapter...

May 24, 2020 Water shortage leaves poorer Mexicans high and dry in coronavirus fight

Source: Reuters

EL YUGUELITO, Mexico (Reuters) - In the shade of a rust-colored hill, a dozen women gathered on a dusty road to fill buckets from a water tanker truck that pulled up to service their modest ...

May 24, 2020 Deterring debt vultures in Africa

Source: Kathmandu Post on MSN.com

Saharan Africa's worst social and economic crisis since World War II. The region's economy is set to contract by 1.6 percent in 2020, its worst performance on record. Global merchandise trade could shrink by 13-32 percent this...

May 24, 2020 RCMP facing 'systemic sustainability challenges' due to provincial policing role

Source: National Post

The RCMP’s costly contract policing obligations across Canada are draining resources from the force’s federal duties in areas such as organized crime and national

May 24, 2020 Opinion: Allegation and accountability

Source: Utah Statesman

What we grapple with now is accountability and transparency, on a structural scale. Ultimately, accountability is the cornerstone of community. In professional environments, our coworkers, our superiors and (depending on your job...

May 24, 2020 Cannabis and COVID-19: Pandemic's Impact on Legalization and Legislation

Source: Law

Unintended effects of the global pandemic may ultimately usher in a new wave of legalization and protection for marijuana businesses and the insurers and banks who work with them.

May 24, 2020 Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Oppenheimer

Source: modernreaders.com

Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by Oppenheimer in a note issued to investors on Friday, AnalystRatings.com reports. They presently have a $296.00 target price on the...

May 24, 2020 Global threat of arsenic in groundwater

Source: Science | AAAS

UNESCO Chair on Groundwater Arsenic within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and School of Civil Engineering and Surveying, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD 4350, Australia.

May 24, 2020 Over 50 Groups Launch Vision for a US Feminist Foreign Policy

Source: Oxfam America

The Hunger Project, UN Foundation's Universal Access Project, Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights, Vital Voices, War Prevention Initiative by Jubitz Family Foundation, Women for Afghan Women, Women for Women...

May 24, 2020 2017 Barons Edmond & Benjamin de Rothschild, Haut-Medoc, France

Source: Wine-Searcher

Kosher.The 2016 vintage may be labelled as the Thirtieth Anniversary Edition, ensure your merchant has the wine you are looking for. Haut-Médoc is the large southern section of the greater Médoc district of Bordeaux...

May 24, 2020 European markets close 4% higher as lockdown lifting continues

Source: CNBC

The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed 4% higher, with basic resources stocks climbing 8% to lead gains as all sectors and major bourses traded firmly in positive territory. U.S. biotech firm Moderna ...

May 24, 2020 Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) Rating Reiterated by Credit Suisse Group

Source: modernreaders.com

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR)‘s stock had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group in a research report issued on Friday, Stock Target Advisor reports. They currently have a $17.

May 24, 2020 Clear Harbor Asset Management LLC Has $2.86 Million Position in Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)

Source: modernreaders.com

Clear Harbor Asset Management LLC lessened its stake in shares of Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) by 12.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange...

May 24, 2020 Luther Alumni Magazine

Source: Luther College

And CCC pays farmers three times what coffee co-ops do. “Fair trade, Rainforest Alliance Certified, equal exchange—none of those labels really apply at the personal level,” Liz says. “Coffee companies buy...

May 24, 2020 Thomson Reuters Reports First-Quarter 2020 Results and Updates Full-Year Outlook

Source: Stockhouse

Refer to page 19 for footnotes. Thomson Reuters defines adjusted EBITDA for its business segments as earnings or losses from continuing operations before tax expense or benefit, net interest expense, other finance costs or...

May 24, 2020 E*TRADE's (ETFC) April 2020 DARTs Increase 3% From March

Source: YAHOO!

According to its monthly-market activity, the company’s DARTs came in at 927,671, up 3% from the previous month and more than 200% year over year. Notably, derivatives comprised 25% of DARTs in the reported month.

May 24, 2020 Michael Pollan: The Sickness in Our Food Supply

Source: OpEdNews

Only when the tide goes out,” Warren Buffett observed, “do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” For our society, the Covid-19 pandemic represents an ebb tide of historic proportions, one that is laying...

May 24, 2020 Motley Fool: An essential business

Source: The Spokesman-Review

With its track record of consistent annual revenue increases and its status as a provider of essentials during the COVID-19 shutdown and beyond, Walgreens looks like a prudent investment choice.

May 24, 2020 Carnegie Capital Asset Management LLC Buys Shares of 1,803 DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH (NYSE:DLR)

Source: modernreaders.com

Carnegie Capital Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH (NYSE:DLR) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

May 24, 2020 Don’t Buy Bitcoin, Warns Top Wealth Advisor As Crash Fears Resurface

Source: Forbes

With investors desperately seeking reliable returns amid the coronavirus crisis, one top wealth advisor has said it's the wrong time to bet on

May 24, 2020 Green Plate Special: Local food has filled gaps in supply chains disrupted by the pandemic

Source: Portland Press Herald

Experts urge customers not to abandon local producers in favor of cheap, supermarket food once the shutdown ends.

May 24, 2020 1MDB: Light moment in court as witness shares “nasi goreng” tale

Source: The Sun

KUALA LUMPUR: It was a light moment at the High Court today when it was told of a tale of nasi goreng as a former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) CEO tried to describe the reason why he ...

May 24, 2020 Britain's largest solar farm poised to begin development in Kent

Source: The Guardian on MSN.com

Britain’s largest solar farm, capable of generating enough clean electricity to power 91,000 homes, is poised to receive the greenlight from ministers this week. The subsidy-free renewables park is expected to reach a...

May 24, 2020 Water scarcity in world adds to virus fears

Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Some 3 billion people, from indigenous communities in Brazil to war-shattered villages in northern Yemen, have nowhere to wash their hands with soap and clean water at home, according to the charity group WaterAid.

May 24, 2020 Thomson Reuters to Present at the 2020 Barclays Americas Select Franchise Conference

Source: Stockhouse

TORONTO, May 8, 2020 /CNW/ -- Mike Eastwood, chief financial officer of Thomson Reuters (TSX/NYSE: TRI), will present at the 2020 Barclays Americas Select Franchise Conference on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm EDT. The...

May 24, 2020 O.C. STONESTREET: Some holidays to be celebrated or avoided

Source: Statesville Record & Landmark

I was reading something and the word “Candlemas” came up. I knew it was a holiday (originally “holy day”), but I did not know when it was celebrated, nor

May 24, 2020 Parts of Navajo water pipeline near completion

Source: Albuquerque Journal

Chris Topher Chee with the water tank he would haul back to his home. Inadequacies including the lack of running water or electricity have been linked to the current coronavirus crisis on the Navajo Nation.

May 24, 2020 Conagra Brands recalls Healthy Choice frozen chicken, turkey bowls due to ‘foreign matter contamination’

Source: WAVY

As an expansion to the recall on April 10, Conagra Brands, Inc. is recalling about 276,872 pounds of Healthy Choice “not ready-to-eat chicken and turkey bowl

May 24, 2020 Australia risks being a dumping ground for bad cars if it doesn’t act on EVs

Source: Stockhead on MSN.com

Australia risks becoming a dumping ground for old internal combustion vehicles if it doesn’t move faster on electric versions, warns ... Read More The post Australia risks being a dumping ground for bad cars if it...

May 24, 2020 Experts in Kenya fear poaching, deforestation are surging during COVID-19 lockdown

Source: MSN

Onyeka, who leads Conservation International's field division in Kenya, says the future is "a big worry for us."

May 24, 2020 Tesla Stock Continues to Get the Better of Its Peers During the Pandemic

Source: YAHOO!

One only needs to look at Western Europe's April car sales to know that 2020 has been a disaster for all vehicle manufacturers including Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA). On a relative basis, however, Tesla's April decline was actually pretty...

May 24, 2020 For many, the first line of defense against Covid-19 is out of reach

Source: CNN

Without access to water and sanitation, basic precautions like handwashing are major challenges in parts of the developing world, writes Henk Ovink, a water-access official with the Dutch government a

May 24, 2020 Western Growers creates wearable tech for COVID-19 employee screenings

Source: The Packer

Western Growers, Irvine, Calif., has created digital, wearable technology to help employers with COVID-19 health screenings and record-keeping. “Ultimately, the goal is to promote a positive ...

May 24, 2020 SMPTE Publishes a New Archiving Standard

Source: redsharknews.com

The project was led by S. Merrill Weiss, president of the Merrill Weiss Group. Principal contributors included Brian Campanotti of Front Porch Digital, Karl Paulsen of Diversified Systems, James Snyder of the Library of Congress,...

May 24, 2020 Mubadala Subsidiary and Honeywell Collaborate to Manufacture N95 Respirators at Strata’s Al Ain Facility

Source: Al Bawaba News

Commenting on the collaboration, Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Mubadala, said: “As a responsible investor, we have been working across our ...

May 24, 2020 Correra’s wife alleges N.M. tax probe

Source: Albuquerque Journal

Marc Correra is named in numerous lawsuits filed by, and on behalf of, the New Mexico State Investment Council seeking damages for Correra’s involvement in the placement of state investments.

May 24, 2020 'Biodiversity at risk as forests cut down at alarming rates'

Source: Sify.com

The 188-page report released on Friday, which caps a decade of studies on biodiversity under the oversight of the UN, examines the contributions of forests and of the populations

May 24, 2020 Why destroying the planet is bad for our health and what we can do about it

Source: Euronews

So could human health and planetary health be more closely linked than we think' We’ve seen how problems like deforestation and rising temperatures have increased the risk of extinction for all kinds of species.

May 24, 2020 Cobalt Miners News For The Month Of May 2020

Source: Seeking Alpha

Cobalt spot prices were flat for the month and LME cobalt inventory was about the same. Cobalt market news - Both cobalt demand and supply have been down in Q1,

May 24, 2020 Improving nutrition outcomes with better water, sanitation and hygiene:practical solutions

Source: World Health Organization

However, given the complexity of factors that cause undernutrition, especially lack of access to water and sanitation and poor hygiene, no single intervention alone will achieve effective or lasting results. Effectively and ...

May 24, 2020 Lear Joins United Nations Global Compact Initiative

Source: YAHOO!

Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, has joined the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, the world's largest corporate responsibility initiative.

May 24, 2020 Designers of home goods shifting toward sustainability

Source: The Columbian

With an eye toward sustainability, makers of home furnishings are experimenting more and more with plant-based materials. You can find things like bark, leaves and seeds transformed into vegan leather

May 24, 2020 Mutual Fund Giants Unfazed by Druckenmiller’s Stock Warning

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

Wall Street heavyweights including Stan Druckenmiller and David Tepper may be sounding the alarm about stocks, but some of the world’s biggest investors are sticking with or boosting their holdings.

May 24, 2020 Record jobless claims mean we must heed these lessons from the Great Recession

Source: Fox Business

With another 2.4 million initial unemployment claims filed this past week, the focus from federal and state governments should be on two main issues surrounding sustained unemployment: unemployment trust fund = solvency and...

May 24, 2020 Round Rock Rock’N River Water Park opening May 30

Source: Austin American-Statesman

The Rock’N River Water Park in Round Rock will open May 30 for the summer season with limited capacity to allow for social distancing.Regular season

May 24, 2020 Impact investing: Put your money where your values are

Source: CNBC

According to Sonia Kowal, president of registered investment advisor and asset manager Zevin Asset Management, "impact investing adds a layer of intentionality and a proactive approach to the ...

May 24, 2020 Neighbors oppose plan for apartments at Long Island Innovation Park

Source: Newsday

A Smithtown proposal to rezone part of the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge for mixed-use projects that could include apartments sparked an hourslong clash in an online public hearing. The bil

May 24, 2020 Staying safe in the water during Memorial Day weekend.

Source: YAHOO!

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission discusses safety tips and guidelines in place to help keep boaters, and those visiting the beaches safe.

May 24, 2020 Painted panels in Italy are allegories of governance

Source: The Tribune

Having survived close to seven centuries of time, these painted panels in Italy are a reminder of the distraught times we live in A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another,

May 24, 2020 Standard and Poor’s downgrades Japan to AA-

Source: MarketPulse

MarketPulse is a forex, commodities, and global indices analysis news site providing timely and accurate information on major economic trends, technical analysis, and worldwide events that impact ...

May 24, 2020 Return To Car Use Neither Healthy Nor Sustainable, Says United Nations

Source: Forbes

To meet international climate change obligations, governments will instead have to fund and promote “more environmentally sound, healthy ‎and sustainable” forms of mobility, “particularly bicycle use.

May 24, 2020 Ohio Senate blocks attempt to curb Dr. Amy Acton’s authority: Capitol Letter

Source: Cleveland.com

2. Her only listed investment was in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System. 3. At some point in 2019, Miranda owed at least $1,000 to PNC Bank and Capital One. 4. Her travel reimbursements ...

May 24, 2020 2019 Campus RainWorks Challenge Results

Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

Special thanks go to the Water Environment Federation, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and all of the students, faculty, and judges that participated in this year's challenge.

May 24, 2020 State retirement system can pay out 9.4 years of pension benefits, study finds

Source: New Orleans City Business

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May 24, 2020 Sanda Ojiambo: I will advance Kofi Annan’s vision

Source: Sunday Nation on MSN.com

The news about Sanda Ojiambo’s latest appointment followed a series of interviews. After being head-hunted as a suitable candidate to lead the United Nations Global Compact, Ms Ojiambo was vetted by various persons,

May 24, 2020 Ontario seeks input on climate change strategy, carbon pricing

Source: Yahoo! News

The Ontario government is looking for public input on its climate change strategy, as it weighs whether to implement ... committed to carbon pricing in 2008 when it signed the Western Climate Initiative with California and...

May 24, 2020 20-year-old Springfield man held on $100K bail after third heroin arrest

Source: MassLive

A 20-year-old Springfield man was ordered held in. lieu of $100,000 cash bail after he was arrested with a large-capacity handgun and 650 bags of heroin Friday. Kenen Monsanto-Maldonado has been arrested more than five times,

May 24, 2020 Toyota all-hybrid models, solar car updates, EVs for Uber and Lyft: The Week in Reverse

Source: Green Car Reports

Which automaker revealed a completely new electric vehicle that’s already been canceled' And will Tesla’s cars get bidirectional charging ability in the near future' This is our look back at the Week In...

May 24, 2020 Ousted Hollywood exec is charged with looting $1.7M from coronavirus small business loan program

Source: Daily Mail

William Sadleir, 66, was arrested on Friday in Los Angeles after federal prosecutors said he diverted much of the $1.7 million he received on May 1 from the PPP for personal expenses.

May 24, 2020 Faurecia Partners with Schneider Electric on Carbon Neutrality

Source: CSR Wire

May 21 /CSRwire/ - Faurecia, one of the world’s leading automotive technology companies, has selected Schneider Electric as a preferred partner to support the Group in its commitment to reach CO2 neutrality for scopes 1 and...

May 24, 2020 Facebook apologises for its role in Sri Lanka’s 2018 anti-Muslim riots

Source: MSN

The assessment of Cambodia was conducted by Business for Social Responsibility, a nonprofit consulting firm. It found no significant failures, but highlighted challenges Facebook faced engaging ...

May 24, 2020 Social Security Recipients Shouldn't Expect a "Raise" in 2021

Source: Nasdaq

The more than 64 million people currently receiving Social Security benefits (over 80% of which are senior citizens) could be in for a rude awakening come October. Image source: . Social Security's October COLA announcement is a...

May 24, 2020 High Court declines to hear review of Riza’s discharge

Source: Free Malaysia Today

Riza claimed trial in July last year to five charges involving funds allegedly received from Good Star Ltd and Aabar Investments PJS Ltd, companies said to be linked to fugitive businessman Low ...

May 24, 2020 Has coronavirus killed our chance to stop climate change getting worse, or given us a opportunity to act'

Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Experts say the kind of urgent work that needs to be done to address climate change needs to start now. But will the issue be forced to the backburner as fragile economies rebuild from coronavirus' Or does the pandemic instead...

May 24, 2020 How will Azerbaijan Solve its Oil Fund Deficit'

Source: Crude Oil Prices

Next year, for the first time in its history, the country’s State Oil Fund will post a multi-billion-dollar deficit. For economists, the question is what to do about it. Azerbaijan’s 2013 ...

May 24, 2020 Organic Consumers Association Sues Smithfield Over Safety Claims

Source: Manufacturing

The Organic Consumers Association announced Thursday that it has sued Smithfield Foods for falsely advertising Smithfield pork products as the "safest" U.S. pork products. The complaint was filed on behalf of OCA...

May 24, 2020 Are we ready' How we are teaching – and not teaching – kids about climate change

Source: The Hechinger Report

High school students have become an increasing force in climate change activism; in 2019, hundreds of thousands of young people skipped school and took to the streets to protest the climate crisis in a global strike.

May 24, 2020 Penn engineers develop first tunable, chip-based 'vortex microlaser' and detector

Source: 7th Space

To break through this barrier, engineers are exploring some of light's harder-to-control properties. Now, two studies from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science have shown a system that can...

May 24, 2020 Western Australia Braces for Worst Storm in a Decade

Source: U.S. News & World Report

Western Australia battened down for its worst storm in 10 years on Sunday as the remnants of a tropical cyclone met a cold front with heavy rains and storm surges expected across the state's coast, officials said on Sunday.

May 24, 2020 Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon at protesters

Source: The Telegraph

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and a water cannon at protesters in a popular shopping district on Sunday, as thousands took to the streets to march against China's proposed tough national security legislation for the city.

May 24, 2020 State Street Global Advisors Announces Changes to SPDR ETF Lineup

Source: wallstreet online

State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business ... And, as pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. As a result, we have become the ...

May 24, 2020 Global Construction Insurance Market 2020 Sales Revenue, Key Players Analysis, Development Status, Opportunity Assessment and Forecast by 2026

Source: MarketWatch

The currently appended report by MarketsandResearch.biz with the title Global Construction Insurance Market 2020

May 24, 2020 Kalamazoo issues boil water advisory for water main work planned on Cork Street

Source: MLive

Residents in a portion of Kalamazoo are advised to plan on boiling their water before consuming it during a portion of a construction project, the city of Kalamazoo reports. The city of Kalamazoo, in cooperation with the Michigan...

May 24, 2020 China's social system, governance capability withstands COVID-19 test: Chinese FM

Source: Global Times

"The world won't return to the past and China will not stop marching forward" and China's social system and governance capability have withstood comprehensive test after the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese Foreign Minister said on...

May 24, 2020 Bank leaders: Sorry for behavior, bad decisions

Source: Nevada Appeal

As the hearings opened before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, chairman Phil Angelides pledged “a full and fair inquiry into what brought our financial system to its knees.” The panel began its yearlong...

May 24, 2020 Greenspan Defends Tenure As Fed Chief

Source: NPR

After Greenspan's opening statement, Phil Angelides, the head of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, read a long bill of particulars, warnings the Fed had received starting in the late 1990s ...

May 24, 2020 Funding Galore: Startup Fundings Of The Week [9 May – 14 May]

Source: inc42.com

Fractal Analytics: Data analytics company Fractal Analytics raised $100 Mn (INR 667 Cr) from Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad. This round valued the company at around $300 ...

May 24, 2020 Americold Realty Trust

Source: Barron's

Stocks: Real-time U.S. stock quotes reflect trades reported through Nasdaq only; comprehensive quotes and volume reflect trading in all markets and are delayed at least 15 minutes. International ...

May 24, 2020 Coronavirus Threatens to Hobble the U.S. Shale-Oil Boom for Years

Source: Wall Street Journal

American shale drillers helped turn the U.S. into the world’s top oil producer, topping 13 million barrels a day earlier this year. It could be years, if ever, before they reach such heights again.

May 24, 2020 Newcastle 'have made good offer to Pochettino' to become new manager as Saudi takeover nears completion

Source: RT

Talks have taken place between Newcastle representatives and Mauricio Pochettino and “a good offer” was made to make him new manager when the Saudi Arabian takeover of the club is complete, according to close friend...

May 24, 2020 Police Deploy Water Cannon as Violence Returns: Hong Kong Update

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

Hong Kong police deployed a water cannon and fired tear gas as violence returned to the city’s streets with hundreds of protesters marching against China’s plans to impose a sweeping national security law.

May 24, 2020 Fate of Global Economy Rests More Than Ever on Finding Vaccine

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

As sections of the global economy tip-toe toward reopening, it’s becoming clearer that a full recovery from the worst slump since the 1930s will be impossible until a vaccine or treatment is found for the deadly coronavirus.

May 24, 2020 How Farmers, Workers Are Helping Communities Against COVID-19 Pandemic- Fairtrade

Source: News Chronicle on MSN.com

Despite COVID-19 uncertainties, Fairtrade International says farmers and workers worldwide are helping their communities to be stronger against the pandemic.Fairtrade is however concerned with changing the way trade works through...

May 24, 2020 Nearly 280,000 pounds of not ready-to-eat chicken and turkey bowls being recalled

Source: KAAL TV

Nearly 280,000 pounds of not ready-to-eat chicken and turkey bowl products are being recalled because they may contain small rocks.

May 24, 2020 SBA leaves businesses still hoping for more leeway on loans

Source: WGN Radio

FILE – In this April 23, 2020 file photo, a sign is posted on a closed store in North Miami, Fla. Small businesses hoping for more leeway in using coronavirus loan money were disappointed as the government released...

May 24, 2020 Peak Fossil Fuels Is Next Big Test for Russia’s Battered Economy

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

President Vladimir Putin has relied on high oil prices as a backstop for economic growth -- and his own popularity ratings -- for most of his two decades at Russia’s helm. Now f

May 24, 2020 After flood, Midland offers free water test kits, warns residents to stay off lake beds

Source: Detroit Free Press on MSN.com

Areas around the Edenville and Sanford Dams or and Wixom and Sanford Lake beds are still susceptible to flash flooding and erosion.

May 24, 2020 Piers Morgan Slams Ministers Defending Dominic Cummings: 'Accountability-Avoiding Cowardice'

Source: Huffington Post UK

The Good Morning Britain presenter had a lot to say after the PM's senior aide was accused of breaking lockdown rules.

May 24, 2020 Classism, vape lung: Kevin Bigley says ‘Upload’ is seeing the future

Source: Republican-American

If you haven’t seen Amazon Prime Video’s new series, “Upload” yet you may want to take the opening lyrics to Prince’s song “Let’s Go Crazy” to heart

May 24, 2020 Kenyans flying high in UN

Source: Daily Nation

This development has given Kenyans an opportunity to momentarily take their minds off the coronavirus pandemic that has literally brought the country to a standstill. With slightly more than 1,000 people infected with Covid-19...

May 24, 2020 The Big Buyback Freeze - Another Risk To EPS Forecasts

Source: Seeking Alpha

Stock buybacks have been a major driver of shareholder returns in the US for the past several years. The pandemic threatens to pull the plug on that. Extreme pr

May 24, 2020 Irvine all-league water polo player Melissa Quon signs with Cal Baptist

Source: Orange County Register

The senior utility player will follow the footsteps of her sister Katie Quon to the Golden Coast Conference school.

May 24, 2020 Water parks, go-kart tracks and more: Entertainment venues reopen at Alabama’s beaches

Source: al.com

Employees are wearing face coverings, but many visitors are not as the entertainment venues on Alabama's Gulf Coast begin reopening during the popular Memorial Day weekend.

May 24, 2020 News related to 'Target shoots for 100% sustainable cotton by 2022'

Source: Edie

An investor coalition representing more than $2.9trn has urged global banks to strengthen efforts that protect the rights of indigenous people and the environment that they rely on. Shell invests in peer-to-peer energy trading...

May 24, 2020 As hotel boycott grows, help Dorchester staff: Exec

Source: CNBC

The Dorchester Collection is owned by the Brunei Investment Agency, a branch of the Ministry of Finance of Brunei. Got a confidential news tip' We want to hear from you.

May 24, 2020 Credit Risk-Transfer Securities: Finding The Way Forward

Source: Seeking Alpha

Fixed-income markets have started to recover following the massive selloff and liquidity crunch in March. Credit risk-transfer securities - agency mortgage secu

May 23, 2020 Robinson High School: Tribune scholars profiles and essays

Source: Tampa Bay Times

An invitation was extended to the top 3 percent of Hillsborough’s graduating seniors to take part in the annual competition.

May 23, 2020 An emerging market debt crisis could be the next front in U.S.-China conflict

Source: MarketWatch

Rising tensions between the U.S. and China over coronavirus culpability have helped reignite trade and economic debates, but the next front in the

May 23, 2020 EXG: 10% Yielding CEF, Earlier Than Expected Vaccine For COVID-19 Can Support The Rebound

Source: Seeking Alpha

The key bullish catalyst is a potential, earlier-than-expected available vaccine for COVID-19. The second wave of coronavirus infections remains the key near-te

May 23, 2020 America's economic pain arrives on K Street

Source: YAHOO!

The International Franchise Association, the U.S. Travel Association and the National Rifle Association have all laid off staffers since the pandemic hit. Several law-and-lobbying firms have cut pay across the board and at least...

May 23, 2020 ICFR to host online session discussing Iran

Source: World Jewish Congress

The event will include Professor David Menashri and be moderated by Dr. Jonathan Spyer. The event is dedicated to ICFR’s Founding President Dr. David Kimche and will begin with a tribute of him by former Ambassador and WJC...

May 23, 2020 Pennsylvania REIT: Selling Planks To Plug A Leaky Ship

Source: Seeking Alpha

We can learn a tremendous amount from struggling companies. Understanding why a company finds itself in a distressed position can help us avoid problematic situ

May 23, 2020 Memorial Day 2020 food safety: Coronavirus isn't the only threat at holiday weekend barbecues

Source: USA Today

Dealing with raw meat can be tricky, and cooking it improperly can be deadly. Here are grilling safety tips for your socially-distanced cookout.

May 23, 2020 European Stocks Recover After Early Weakness, Close On Mixed Note

Source: Nasdaq

European stocks turned in a mixed performance on Friday as investors largely refrained from making significant moves amid worries about U.S.-China tensions. Continued worries about the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak...

May 23, 2020 RPT-UPDATE 1-'All my dreams are shattered': coronavirus crushes Asia’s garment industry

Source: Reuters

She is one of hundreds of thousands of garment workers across Asia who have been laid off, according to the Workers Rights Consortium, a labour rights campaign group, and are now struggling to survive with little welfare support,

May 23, 2020 Spiny lobsters make raspy noises that can be heard nearly 2 miles away

Source: UPI.com

Spiny lobsters make surprisingly loud noises by rubbing their antennas against a rough spot beneath their eyes. According to a new study, the sound, known as antennal rasps, can be heard more than 1.8 miles away.

May 23, 2020 European Stocks Erase Decline as Corporate News Beats China Woes

Source: YAHOO!

European stocks erased earlier losses as a rally in media, travel and real-estate shares offset tensions about China’s plans to impose a national security law on Hong Kong.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index closed little changed on...

May 23, 2020 Buffalo's largest public companies continued growing in 2019

Source: The Business Journals

Buffalo's richest public companies continued to get richer in 2019. Each of the top five on the Business First Public Companies List posted year-over-year revenue gains compared to 2018. M&T Bank ($600 million year-over-year...

May 23, 2020 The World’s 25 Richest Billionaires Have Gained Nearly $255 Billion In Just Two Months

Source: Forbes

U.S. stock indices have been on a tear for the past two months despite the pandemic. That’s lifted the fortunes of the world’s wealthiest.

May 23, 2020 Foreign Correspondent: Michael Flynn’s forgotten Turkish connection

Source: 48 hills

Before Russiagate, the former national security advisor was an operative for Turkey, tilting foreign policy against the Kurds.

May 23, 2020 Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals

Source: Corp Watch

CorpWatch Announces Version 2.0 of the CrocTail Corporate Subsidiaries Database and Open API CrocTail is an extension of the Crocodyl.org Wiki web site project, an online compendium profiling the accountability and transparency...

May 23, 2020 48% of workers retire earlier than planned. Don't wait until later to prepare for it.

Source: USA Today

Like it or not, early retirement may be forced upon you. Here's how to avoid financial struggles that might result.

May 23, 2020 LDA Engineering Hires Mark Warriner As Chief Operations Manager, Senior Vice President

Source: Chattanoogan.com

He is an active member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Mr. Warriner currently resides in Maryville with his wife, Leigh Anne. His ...

May 23, 2020 Global Carbon and Energy Management Software Market Estimates (Pre and Post) COVID-19 Impact and Recovery Analysis by 2020-2029

Source: MarketWatch

revenue and latest trends of Carbon and Energy Management Software market from 2020-2029.The Influential Players Covered In This Report Are: CA Technologies, IBM (NYSE:IBM), SAP, Schneider ...

May 23, 2020 Mississippi gov extends home order, lets water parks open | Raleigh News & Observer

Source: Raleigh News & Observer

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is adding another week to his statewide “safer at home” order because of the coronavirus pandemic.

May 23, 2020 Putin Orders Support for Russia’s Oil Industry Amid OPEC+ Cuts

Source: Bloomberg

Oil companies shouldn’t be sanctioned for falling below production targets set out in plans for oilfield development while the OPEC+ agreement is in effect, according to the Kre

May 23, 2020 A Huge Pension Bought Up Microsoft, Alibaba and 3M Stock. Here’s What It Sold.

Source: Barron's

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan bought Microsoft, Alibaba and 3M stock in the first quarter. It sold nearly all its Amazon stock.

May 23, 2020 With COVID-19 raging, warnings of worse-than-usual hurricane season point to trouble ahead

Source: The Raw Story

Scientists are sounding the alarm that this year’s hurricane season could be catastrophic, citing predictions of higher-than-usual activity expected this summer and fall in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that...

May 23, 2020 HSBC, IFC raise extra $320m for EM real economy green bond fund

Source: IPE

HSBC Global Asset Management and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have raised $324m ($291m) from European occupational pension funds and insurance companies for a bond fund aimed at supporting climate risk-mitigation...

May 23, 2020 JPMorgan Rolls Out New Active ETFs : Portfolio Products

Source: Think Advisor

Meanwhile, State Street is set to close and liquidate the SPDR S&P Technology Hardware and SPDR S&P 500 Buyback ETFs.

May 23, 2020 Coronavirus: Scientist attacks Boris Johnson's handling of crisis

Source: Daily Mail

Sir Paul Nurse said the country had been 'increasingly playing catch-up' and scientists and politicians should lay out 'a much clearer publicly-presented strategy' to tackle the pandemic.

May 23, 2020 LGMA food safety auditing in pandemic boosted by online tools

Source: The Packer

The new data collection process is through a collaboration with iFoodDecisionSciences (iFoodDS), the LGMA and Western Growers announced on May 18. The process, which facilitates remote audits ...

May 23, 2020 Green Recovery: How Real Estate Can Use The Pandemic To Turbocharge Sustainability

Source: Bisnow

In that sense it has been actually quite a helpful practice run for people to be put through a crisis, and people realise they don’t want to be put through that again and that we need to act now.” For real estate,

May 23, 2020 Impact of Covid-19 Outbreak on Global Organic Farming Market 2020 Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2026

Source: Digital Journal

The global organic farming market is expected to grow from $88.79 billion in 2019 and to $95.90 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8%. The growth is stable across many countries due to the COVID-19...

May 23, 2020 Montana adds no new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

Source: Independent Record

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May 23, 2020 PhosAgro Welcomes the European Commission's Plans for More Sustainable Agriculture and a Smart Approach to Mineral Fertilizers

Source: YAHOO!

The European Commission has released the Farm to Fork strategy, which aims to support sustainable food systems and address the links between sustainable food production, human health and environmental protection.

May 23, 2020 KBRA Releases Research – Coronavirus (COVID-19): RMBS Forbearance and Delinquency Trends

Source: YAHOO!

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases a report detailing aggregated forbearance information from its rated sponsors and servicers and analyzes early stage delinquency trends in RMBS as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19)...

May 23, 2020 How China Pounced on Hong Kong While Covid Overwhelmed the World

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

Dennis Kwok was with his two children, hiking through the lush jungles of Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak in April, when he realized how far China was willing to go to quell dissent in the former British colony.

May 23, 2020 A changed Vegas prepares to reopen with free parking and a new slogan

Source: The Points Guy

Las Vegas, Nevada, one of the world’s most electric cities, went dark in March with the rest of the country. But, the city is actively preparing to turn the lights back on — and soon. Since the outbreak of the novel...

May 23, 2020 IndexIQ Advisors LLC Sells 2,728 Shares of Uniti Group Inc (NASDAQ:UNIT)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

IndexIQ Advisors LLC lowered its position in Uniti Group Inc (NASDAQ:UNIT) by 2.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 97,170 shares of the real estate...

May 23, 2020 Small Island Developing States Response to COVID-19: Highlighting food security, nutrition and sustainable food systems

Source: ReliefWeb

The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the food security, nutrition and climate resilience of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which share many traits, including a reliance on international trade and imported foods;

May 23, 2020 Mitochondrial stress-activated cGAS-STING pathway inhibits thermogenic program and contributes to overnutrition-induced obesity in mice

Source: Nature

L or knockout of STING in adipocytes protects mice against high-fat diet-induced obesity. They find that inhibition of the cGAS-STING pathway in adipocytes activates thermogenesis. This study presents the cGAS-STING pathway as a...

May 23, 2020 Coronavirus: Hertz files for bankruptcy protection

Source: News 96.5 - WDBO

Hertz filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, unable to withstand the coronavirus pandemic that has crippled global travel and with it, the heavily indebted 102-year-old car rental company’s business.

May 23, 2020 Mackay Shields LLC Sells 7,400 Shares of SPS Commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPSC)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

Mackay Shields LLC cut its stake in shares of SPS Commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPSC) by 10.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 64,472 shares of the software...

May 23, 2020 Opinion: Times like these call for Will Rogers

Source: Houma Courier

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi alluded to the infamous Roman emperor Nero when saying that as President Trump “fiddles, people are dying.” The president, in turn, called her “a sick puppy ...

May 23, 2020 Can I Ask a Really Stupid Question About Electric Vehicles'

Source: YAHOO!

We explain how temperature affects range, how long batteries live compared to those in cell phones, the environmental impact of EV battery production, and more.

May 23, 2020 Coronavirus edges Greece closer to e-governance

Source: YAHOO!

The coronavirus crisis has forced Greece to take rapid steps to computerise its lumbering civil service and belatedly introduce e-governance in one of the EU's worst digital laggards, experts say. After recording its first...

May 23, 2020 BlackRock Under Pressure From Activist Shareholders On Mindful Climate-Related Investing

Source: YAHOO!

BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) came under pressure on climate-related topics on Thursday during its shareholder meeting.What Happened CEO Larry Fink and other executives had to defend BlackRock's approach to issues such as proxy...

May 23, 2020 Food system sustainability requires lower energy use

Source: Phys.org

Modern sustainability practices often encourage resource and energy efficiencies across separate sectors, such as food production or biofuels, but this siloed approach could actually lead to ongoing environmental decay,

May 23, 2020 Merkel Plan for EU Debt Meets Opposition From Budget Hardliners

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

The opposition to plans for the European Union to collectively finance its response to the coronavirus recession is taking shape after four members proposed a temporary fund for emergency loans as an alternative.

May 23, 2020 'Whole new set of people reaching out for food stamps to put food on the table'

Source: Newsday

They are the faces on the food lines, the callers on hold for hours to get benefits, the mothers and fathers breaking down and asking for help. The coronavirus pandemic cut their lifeline to a salary

May 23, 2020 PEOPLE MOVES: HSBC PB, Mattioli Woods, Schroders PW

Source: International Adviser

Bank names global head of products and investments, wealth firm hires acquisition development officer #adamcompany #artemis #druces

May 23, 2020 Pairing lasers with microwaves makes mind-bogglingly accurate electronic clocks – a potential boon for GPS, cell phones and radar

Source: YAHOO!

Time and frequency standards are a key part of technologies we have come to rely on in our daily lives, from GPS navigation and cellphone networks to the electrical power grid. The importance of these

May 23, 2020 Greece: Island Camps Not Prepared for Covid-19

Source: Human Rights Watch

Everyone interviewed described extreme overcrowding in the camps and adjacent sites and extremely poor water and sanitation ... and the World Health Organization (WHO) for protection from Covid ...

May 23, 2020 Consumer goods makers propose virgin resin fee to boost recycling

Source: Plastics News

The proposal from the Consumer Brands Association is part of a broader recycling policy platform it put out recently that included five other funding options, such as higher landfill charges, and does not get into details on...

May 23, 2020 Valley Hospital Receives Sustainability Awards

Source: Patch

For the fifth consecutive year, Valley has been recognized with national accolades for the hospital's sustainability efforts.

May 23, 2020 COVID-19 Reveals Weak Spots in Housing Finance

Source: Default Servicing News

The non-agency market should be approached delicately, but the researchers did offer two suggestions: expand the Federal Reserve’s Term Asset-Backed Lending Facility to help boost non-agency securitization and reinstate the...

May 23, 2020 Chinese banks report forex settlement surplus in April

Source: China Daily

China's commercial banks saw a net forex settlement surplus of 104.7 billion yuan ($14.8 billion) in April, the country's forex regulator said on Friday. Forex purchases by banks stood at 1.11 trillion yuan in April,

May 23, 2020 Is Axos Financial a Buy'

Source: Nasdaq

If you are looking for a bank stock to add to your portfolio right now with good long-term growth prospects, consider Axos Financial (NYSE: AX), the parent company of Axos Bank. Axos is not your typical bank,

May 23, 2020 Binance, Eosfinex Join EOSDT Stablecoin Governance Board

Source: YAHOO!

Binance and eosfinex are joining the oversight team for Equilibrium, the decentralized finance group behind the EOSDT stablecoin.

May 23, 2020 Big 12 to allow voluntary football workouts starting June 15

Source: KVUE

On Friday night, the Big 12 announced its plan to allow football student-athletes back on campus starting June 15 for voluntary workouts. In the Conference Board of Directors "phase in" plan, football players will be granted...

May 23, 2020 Caprock Midstream Hit With $9.5M Suit Over Merger Deal

Source: Law360

Caprock Midstream has been accused in Texas state court of tricking a Blackstone Energy Partners-owned midstream energy company into a $950 million merger by withholding information about various liabilities and potential claims...

May 23, 2020 Best's Market Segment Report: AM Best Maintains India Non-Life Insurance Market Outlook at Negative

Source: Benzinga.com

AM Best is maintaining a negative market segment outlook on India's non-life insurance sector. Key factors underpinning the outlook include the sector's strong competition, poor pricing discipline ...

May 23, 2020 BidaskClub Lowers Tech Data (NASDAQ:TECD) to Hold

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

BidaskClub lowered shares of Tech Data (NASDAQ:TECD) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning, BidAskClub reports. TECD has been the subject of a number of other reports.

May 23, 2020 JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) Stock Holdings Reduced by Todd Asset Management LLC

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

Todd Asset Management LLC lowered its position in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) by 11.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

May 23, 2020 Deutsche Bank Asks Top Managers to Forego a Month’s Pay

Source: Bloomberg

Deutsche Bank AG has asked its top managers to join the executive committee in foregoing a month’s pay after the lender resumed a sweeping job cuts program to reduce expenses. “As our restructuring plans progress,

May 23, 2020 Interior Secretary views Gila River water project on his way to the Grand Canyon

Source: Arizona Republic on MSN.com

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt praised Gila River officials for their work on a water project during a visit Friday.

May 23, 2020 Clean Technology News

Source: Marine Link

Since 2013, Scandlines… Global Maritime Forum, Carbon War Room, the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), and University College London (UCL) has announced the launch of a Task Force on ...

May 23, 2020 World Economic Forum publishes blockchain 'Bill of Rights'

Source: Finextra

For blockchain technology to scale in its next phase, global alignment between the public and private sectors is needed. To help individuals and companies build trust and preserve the fundamental values of blockchain technology,

May 23, 2020 New York State Common Retirement Fund Raises Stock Position in Veracyte Inc (NASDAQ:VCYT)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

New York State Common Retirement Fund lifted its position in Veracyte Inc (NASDAQ:VCYT) by 35.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

May 23, 2020 You aren’t taking water problems seriously so we’re suing, state tells Trenton

Source: NJ.com

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has notified Trenton leaders of its intention to sue the city over ongoing water problems.

May 23, 2020 Forget coal, the new roadmap is a gas guzzler

Source: The Australian Financial Review

Right now, coal-fired power provides stable generation, providing back-up for intermittent solar and wind but gas – now that it's affordable again – returns as the transition fuel to take us to a low-emissions future.

May 23, 2020 Publisher’s Platform: Captain Obvious — Nearby cow shit can cause E. coli outbreaks in leafy greens

Source: Food Safety News

This is not meant as a criticism of my friends at the FDA or the good people at LGMA – California and Arizona – or at Western Growers, United Fresh or

May 23, 2020 Schroders Personal Wealth hires Morningstar analyst who covered Woodford and Barnett

Source: portfolio-adviser.com

Peter Brunt will head up SPW's manager research after five years at Morningstar #morningstar #peterbrunt #schroderspersonalwealth

May 23, 2020 Best Financial Advisors in Buffalo, New York

Source: Benzinga.com

Looking for a financial advisor to solve your financial problems' Benzinga lists the top advisors in Buffalo. Find out which ones made the cut!

May 23, 2020 EPA watchdog may probe agency's response to California water issues

Source: The Hill on MSN.com

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) internal watchdog is weighing a probe into the agency's actions toward California after President Trump made numerous claims about the state's water quality.

May 23, 2020 Preparing for the Unpredictable - Lessons for the COVID-19 Response from Bangladesh

Source: ReliefWeb

A World Bank water project in Bangladesh offers lessons for disaster preparedness and response. Immediate support, robust institutions and citizen engagement are all vital. Lives and livelihoods ...

May 23, 2020 Assurant (NYSE:AIZ) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.22 EPS

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

Assurant (NYSE:AIZ) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The financial services provider reported $2.64 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.42 by $0.22, MarketWatch Earnings reports.

May 23, 2020 SSSPF State Street Global Advisors Limited (IE) - SPDR S&P 500 UCITS ETF

Source: Nasdaq

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May 23, 2020 What signing RB Carlos Hyde means for the Seahawks in 2020

Source: NBC Sports

Adam Schefter has reported that Carlos Hyde is headed to Seattle. Here's what it means and the fallout of the move.

May 23, 2020 Nasdaq Scheduled Resumption in Luckin Coffee Inc.

Source: MarketWatch

NEW YORK, May 19, May 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- The Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq: NDAQ) announced that trading in Luckin Coffee Inc. (Nasdaq: LK) is scheduled to resume on Wednesday ...

May 23, 2020 Cattle Farms Most Likely Contributor to 2019 E. Coli Romaine Outbreaks, FDA Finds

Source: Consumer Reports

The FDA says cattle farms were a likely contributor to the 2019 E. coli outbreaks in romaine lettuce, Consumer Reports says. The agency also lays out what can be done to make leafy greens safer.

May 23, 2020 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Declined in April

Source: PR Newswire

NEW YORK, May 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. declined 4.4 percent in April to 98.8 (2016 = 100), following a 7.4 percent decline in ...

May 23, 2020 Coronavirus Impact on Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Market

Source: MarketWatch

The environmental health & safety (EHS) market is expected to exceed more than US$ 8300 Million by 2024; Growing at a CAGR of more than 12% in the given forecast period. FYI, You will get latest updated report as per the...

May 23, 2020 CGI awarded Gold recognition in the EcoVadis sustainability rating for third year in a row

Source: YAHOO!

CNW Telbec/ - CGI (GIB-A.TO) (GIB) is pleased to announce that, for the third consecutive year, it has been awarded the EcoVadis Gold rating for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment and work.

May 23, 2020 Orange County water districts consider massive lawsuit over PFAS contamination

Source: Orange County Register

The “forever chemical” is forcing the closure of dozens of wells and increased use of more expensive imported water.

May 23, 2020 Missouri S&T students chosen as commencement speakers

Source: Missouri S&T News and Events

Five graduating students at Missouri University of Science and Technology were chosen as spring 2020 commencement speakers at Missouri S&T. In-person ceremonies have been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns,

May 23, 2020 WWF And Environment Ministry To Host Web Conference For Students On Conservation

Source: NDTV

The partners of WWF, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and National Biodiversity ...

May 23, 2020 Conagra Brands, Inc. recalls frozen not-ready-to-eat chicken and turkey bowl products due to possible foreign matter contamination

Source: KNWA News

Conagra Brands, Inc., is recalling 276,872 pounds of not ready-to-eat chicken and turkey bowl products because the products may contain extraneous material, specifically small rocks.

May 23, 2020 Hertz Files for Bankruptcy After Rental-Car Demand Vanishes

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. filed for bankruptcy in Delaware after sweeping travel restrictions and the global economic collapse destroyed demand for its rental cars.

May 23, 2020 Human Rights Are Becoming A Compliance Issue

Source: Law360

A recent commitment from the European Union's commissioner for justice to introduce rules for mandatory corporate human rights due diligence next year may signal the arrival of this issue as a global business imperative,

May 23, 2020 BILLY KEITH THOMPSON

Source: The Herald-Dispatch

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May 23, 2020 EasyJet’s Rebel Founder Defeated in Bid to Oust Management

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

EasyJet Plc founder turned activist Stelios Haji-Ioannou lost out on an attempt to remove the U.K. airline’s management and block Airbus SE jet purchases. Load Error Shareholders resolved to retain four directors including...

May 23, 2020 Swiss National Bank Has $57.07 Million Stock Position in Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ:FTNT)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

Swiss National Bank raised its position in Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ:FTNT) by 23.1% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 564,071 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 105,

May 23, 2020 Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd Makes New $566,000 Investment in J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd acquired a new position in J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

May 23, 2020 Matthew Jacobson: Rituals Of Sound And Time

Source: Jazz

Rituals Of Sound And Time article by Ian Patterson, published on May 19, 2020 at All About Jazz. Find more Interviews articles

May 23, 2020 CGI awarded Gold recognition in the EcoVadis sustainability rating for third year in a row

Source: Business Insider

CGI's score is among the top 5% of companies in corporate social responsibility performanceMONTRÉAL, May 22, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI (TSX: GIB.A)

May 23, 2020 Agile Governance Crushing COVID-19: Taiwan and South Korea

Source: The Diplomat

As leadership in global health governance remains in limbo, South Korea and Taiwan stand out with their nimbleness.

May 23, 2020 Schroders Personal Wealth hires fund research head

Source: Citywire

The Schroders-Llloyds tie-up has strengthened its investment team with two hires from Morningstar and Quilter Cheviot.

May 23, 2020 EPA will assess flooding impact on Superfund site downstream of Dow

Source: MLive

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it is part of an effort to evaluate any releases from Dow Chemical Co. during a flood that sent water surging into Midland, commingling with material from a pond at the Dow site,

May 23, 2020 Creating a Climate for Real Change

Source: The Progressive

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported in 2018 that if warming is allowed to surpass 1.5°C, the world will risk widespread ecological destruction and human suffering. To keep temperatures below that...

May 23, 2020 Antimalarial drug touted by Trump linked to increased risk of death in coronavirus patients, study says

Source: The Boston Globe

The study, obtained early by The Washington Post and published Friday in the medical journal the Lancet, is the largest analysis to date of the risks and benefits of treating COVID-19 patients with antimalarial drugs.

May 23, 2020 ‘Largest study ever’ shows that hydroxychloroquine raises risk of coronavirus death | Raleigh News & Observer

Source: Raleigh News & Observer

One of the largest studies to date on the antimalarial drug President Donald Trump said he’s been taking to prevent coronavirus infection shows that confirmed-positive patients who received it had a higher risk of death...

May 23, 2020 Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (EITC), UAE - Stock Price, Company Details, News and Contacts - ZAWYA Markets, MENA Edition

Source: Zawya

Access the most comprehensive database of companies and officers in the Middle East and North Africa, covering all major sectors and industries, from Refinitiv. Screen, analyze and compare projects in the Middle East and North...

May 23, 2020 CalSTRS Ailman says there will be resurgence of virus in fall

Source: CNBC

Chris Ailman, chief investment officer at the California State Teacher’s Retirement System, joins "Closing Bell" to discuss the current coronavirus epidemic.

May 23, 2020 Mississippi gov extends home order, lets water parks open

Source: SFGate

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Friday that he's adding another week to his statewide "safer at home" order because of the coronavirus pandemic, but he's also easing restrictions on water parks and other outdoor sports and...

May 23, 2020 Stimulus Checks: State-By-State Payment Distribution Breakdown

Source: Forbes

The IRS announced the latest stimulus update Friday with details for how many stimulus checks have been delivered and a payment distribution breakdown for how much stimulus money each state has received.

May 23, 2020 E-mini Dow Jones Industrial Average (YM) Futures Technical Analysis – Ranging Between 23796 to 25144

Source: YAHOO!

E-mini Dow Jones Industrial Average futures are trading nearly flat late Friday as traders prepared for the long U.S. holiday weekend. Volume was well below average. Despite an earlier sell-off, the market is still in a position...

May 23, 2020 6 Months Until Big Bang At Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac

Source: Seeking Alpha

The re-proposed capital rule for the enterprises is more than what I expected, but it isn't a deal breaker in my opinion. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are on trac

May 23, 2020 24,391 Shares in American Outdoor Brands Corp (NASDAQ:AOBC) Purchased by IndexIQ Advisors LLC

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

IndexIQ Advisors LLC bought a new position in American Outdoor Brands Corp (NASDAQ:AOBC) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

May 23, 2020 Independent Proxy Advisory Firm Glass Lewis Recommends RNC Shareholders Vote for all Proposed Items at Upcoming Shareholders Meeting

Source: YAHOO!

Glass Lewis is a leading independent, third party proxy advisory firm that, among other services, provides proxy voting recommendations to pension funds, investment managers, mutual funds and other institutional shareholders.

May 23, 2020 AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Athene Holding Ltd. and Its Subsidiaries

Source: Business Wire

AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICRs) of “a” of the membe

May 23, 2020 UBS(LU)BF-CAD PD (FHJG.DU)

Source: YAHOO!

Markets lose early gains amid earnings and ahead of U.S. jobless claims. U.S. equity futures are flat.

May 23, 2020 Amundi: First-quarter 2020 results

Source: GlobeNewswire

AuM 1 of €1,527bn at 31 March 2020, up 3.5% year-on-year (decrease limited to -7.6% vs. end-2019 mainly due to a significant negative market effect at end March) Activity driven by Retail and ...

May 23, 2020 OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Coal company sues EPA over power plant pollution regulation | Automakers fight effort to freeze fuel efficiency standards | EPA watchdog may probe agency's ...

Source: The Hill on MSN.com

TGIF! Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill's roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at rbeitsch@thehill.com. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch.

May 23, 2020 Trump only puts a mask on accountability

Source: Washington Post

A roundup of Tom Toles editorial cartoons from May 17 to 22.

May 23, 2020 Virus spread feared where water is scarce around the world | Raleigh News & Observer

Source: Raleigh News & Observer

For people around the world who are affected by war and poverty, the simple act of washing their hands is a luxury.

May 23, 2020 Khazanah Nasional Sells Some Shares in Telekom Malaysia

Source: Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

Malaysia’s Khazanah Nasional Berhad sold off 172.3 million shares in Telekom Malaysia Bhd, receiving gross proceeds of 735.7 million MYR. CIMB and Credit Suisse were joint bookrunners for the share placement exercise.

May 23, 2020 Euro Stoxx 50 Outlook: Approaching Inflection Point as Optimism Reigns

Source: DailyFX

In turn, the Euro Stoxx 50 has managed to largely hold onto its recent gains above 2900. However, as risk sentiment remains relatively robust the index is approaching an inflection point.

May 23, 2020 Kenya’s Sanda Ojiambo set to head UN agency

Source: Daily Nation

Safaricom executive Sanda Ojiambo has been appointed head of a United Nations agency that engages private companies all over the world and encourages them to align their businesses with the UN’s Sustainable Development...

May 23, 2020 Inari Medical, Inc. Rings the Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell in Celebration of its IPO

Source: Nasdaq

Inari Medical, Inc. rang the Nasdaq Opening Bell remotely from across the world. Bill Hoffman, CEO, rang the Opening Bell alongside employees in a virtual bell ringing ceremony.

May 23, 2020 Athlete Lauren Parker on track for Tokyo Olympics after freak accident derailed her plans

Source: heraldsun.com.au

She was on target until a training accident changed her world. Now, as a World Champion Paratriathlete, and a bronze medallist at the Commonwealth Games, she is looking to the Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for next year.

May 23, 2020 Sanda Ojiambo is second woman to be appointed UN Global Compact Executive Director

Source: citizentv.co.ke

Sanda Ojiambo has been appointed as the next Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. A statement on the UN agency website said she is the second...

May 23, 2020 Laudato si': Atlanta archdiocese’s sustainability efforts 5 years on

Source: Catholic News Agency

Susan Varlamoff, a retired biologist and parishioner at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, was in 2015 serving as director of the Office of Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia, when she heard that Pope Francis was...

May 23, 2020 Christiana Figueres: How Can We Choose Optimism — Even In The Darkest Times'

Source: NPR

Christiana Figueres helped pave the path to the historic Paris Agreement. She says more than ever we need stubborn optimism — a gritty, determined choice to make change because we have to.

May 23, 2020 Urgent action needed to safeguard biodiversity: UN report

Source: Sify.com

Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world's forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, the latest edition of UN's The State of the World's Forests released on Friday said.

May 23, 2020 Peace process was never intended to give Palestinians a state — true confessions from Council on Foreign Relations

Source: Mondoweiss

Steven Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations: “core” U.S. interest in the Middle East is Israeli “security,” the peace process failed purposely, and Palestinians are in Bantustans.

May 23, 2020 On This Day In 1957: Biggest Bomber, Biggest H-Bomb, And Biggest Near-Catastrophe in History.

Source: The Aviationist

Accidently Dropped the Largest U.S. Hydrogen Bomb on Kirtland AFB. In the wake of yesterday’s news that the U.S. has pulled out of the Open Skies Treaty of surveillance flights that

May 23, 2020 Invitation Homes Inc (NYSE:INVH) Shares Sold by Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc.

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. trimmed its holdings in Invitation Homes Inc (NYSE:INVH) by 0.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

May 23, 2020 Using governance to accelerate cloud migration in financial services

Source: Finextra

Financial institutions have the opportunity to enhance traditional governance processes by building a well-structured cloud service assessment from the ground up, to help demonstrate regulatory compliance when moving to the cloud.

May 23, 2020 Schroders Personal Wealth recruits funds research boss

Source: Citywire

The Schroders-Llloyds tie-up has strengthened its investment team with two hires from Morningstar and Quilter Cheviot.

May 23, 2020 Authenticx Raises $800,000 Pre-Seed Round, Creates New Standard for Health Systems to Listen to Their Patients

Source: Business Wire

Authenticx, a software company that leverages customer interactions to provide transformative insights for healthcare organizations, today announced the close of an $800,000 preferred equity round. The round was led by M25...

May 23, 2020 Buffett dumps all shares of Bank of America

Source: Law

Lewis overpaid for Merrill Lynch & Co. in a deal struck the same day Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. filed for bankruptcy in 2008, Buffett told the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, according to ...

May 23, 2020 Virus spread feared where water is scarce around the world

Source: YAHOO!

Social distancing here'” Manuel asked tartly. Such choices underscore the challenges of preventing the spread of the coronavirus in slums, camps and other crowded settlements around the world where clean water is scarce and...

May 23, 2020 Locust Swarms Reportedly Heading Towards India Could Destroy Every Crop In Their Path

Source: ScoopWhoop

Every crappy thing that can happen will happen, and in case you thought the worst was over, there might be some more coming. And this time, it's biblical. According to Economic Times, locust swarms might be heading towards...

May 23, 2020 Tom Rivett-Carnac: How Can We Shift Our Mindset To Fight Climate Change Together'

Source: NPR

It's easy to feel powerless against looming challenges we cannot control — like climate change. So what should we do' Political strategist Tom Rivett-Carnac says the power is in our mindset.

May 23, 2020 Silpo Parent Fozzy Group Obtains Loan Worth $60m From EBRD

Source: esmmagazine.com

Ukraine’s Fozzy Group has received a $60 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The long-term loan will contribute to Fozzy

May 23, 2020 The Ongoing Lockdown Can Save -- or Cost -- You Money on Your Car

Source: The Motley Fool

But for all the months that your driving is cut in half, you'll spend only about $50, saving the other $50. If you're sheltering in place for four months, that's $200 saved. If your lockdown lasts a year,

May 23, 2020 AM Best Withdraws Credit Ratings of TM hf.

Source: YAHOO!

AM Best has maintained the under review with developing implication status for the Financial Strength Rating of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of "bbb+" TM hf. (TM) (Iceland). Concurrently,

May 23, 2020 Mitigating risks to food systems during COVID-19: Reducing food loss and waste

Source: ReliefWeb

Disruptions in supply chains resulting from blockages on transport routes, transport restrictions and quarantine measures are resulting in significant increases in food loss and waste, especially of perishable agricultural...

May 23, 2020 CCPA Is 1 Of Many Retailer Data Privacy Class Action Worries

Source: Law360

As class actions targeting the sale of consumer data pose an increasing threat to retailers under the California Consumer Privacy Act and other states’ consumer protection laws, companies must ensure compliance with each...

May 23, 2020 Tectonic Shift in the US Domestic Crude Oil Grades Market

Source: YAHOO!

Executive summary The US domestic crude oil grades market has seen a tectonic shift in the first quarter of 2020 in response to the global demand and supply shocks that flowed from the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent OPEC+...

May 23, 2020 Townsend Hotel among those delinquent on debt in COVID-19 pandemic

Source: Crain's Detroit

Townsend Hotel in downtown Birmingham hasn't paid on its $35 million loan in April, May One of more than a dozen hotels in the region late on CMBS debt, Trepp says Hotel industry continues to be battered by COVID-19 pandemic One...

May 23, 2020 State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System Grows Stock Position in Kodiak Sciences Inc. (NYSE:KOD)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System grew its holdings in shares of Kodiak Sciences Inc. (NYSE:KOD) by 228.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange...

May 23, 2020 TCS Ranked Overall Best Managed Technology Company in Asia in FinanceAsia Poll

Source: PR

Tata Consultancy Services has been voted the Overall Best Managed Company in the technology sector, across the region in FinanceAsia’s 2020 Asia’s Best Companies survey, for its standout performance.

May 23, 2020 OncoResponse to Present at the Upcoming 2020 Solebury Trout Virtual Investor Conference

Source: Associated Press

SEATTLE, WA / ACCESSWIRE / May 21, 2020 / OncoResponse Inc., a biotechnology company developing human antibodies as product candidates for multiple high value targets associated with immunosuppressive myeloid biology for...

May 23, 2020 There’s now a $32 billion pile of commercial real estate loans in special servicing, the first step to debt relief

Source: MarketWatch

Hotels, retailers and other profit-minded tenants are falling behind on rent at a torrid pace during the pandemic, pushing commercial real estate loans

May 23, 2020 School and College Lockdowns: TCS iON™ Offers Free Access to Its Interactive Virtual Classrooms

Source: PR

TCS iONTM, a strategic unit of TCS, announced that in the wake of nation-wide lockdowns of schools and colleges, it is offering access to the TCS iON Digital Glass Room, a virtual learning platform, free of cost to educational...

May 23, 2020 The best water bottle to buy for 2020

Source: CNET

These are some of the best alternatives to disposable plastic water bottles to keep you hydrated all day long. It's no secret that single-use plastic is not only bad for the environment, but can harm your body,

May 23, 2020 Saudi Arabia starts paying NEOM compensations

Source: Gulf News

All field work has been implemented in record time in $500b futuristic mega-city Abu Dhabi: The Saudi Programme for Social Development in the Regions (Tanmiah) has begun disbursing financial compensations to owners of real estate...

May 23, 2020 American Assets Trust, Inc (NYSE:AAT) Short Interest Up 19.9% in May

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

American Assets Trust, Inc (NYSE:AAT) saw a large growth in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 706,000 shares, a growth of 19.9% from the April 30th total of 589,

May 23, 2020 Flood evacuees allowed to return home, but beware of contaminated water, downed powerlines

Source: Detroit Free Press

Local and state officials did not have a tally — even an unofficial one — of how many homes were damaged, which ones have flood insurance.

May 23, 2020 European markets close mixed as U.S.-China tensions dent sentiment

Source: CNBC

Tensions between the world's two largest economies have flared on multiple fronts in recent days. European stocks closed mixed on Friday as ties between the U.S. and China came under further strain, potentially threatening the...

May 23, 2020 HollyFrontier Corp.

Source: Barron's

Stocks: Real-time U.S. stock quotes reflect trades reported through Nasdaq only; comprehensive quotes and volume reflect trading in all markets and are delayed at least 15 minutes. International ...

May 23, 2020 South Sudan: Bachelet calls for accountability as hundreds reported killed in intercommunal violence

Source: ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on South Sudan about Food and Nutrition, Protection and Human Rights, Children, IDPs, Drought, Other and more; published on 22 May 2020 by OHCHR

May 23, 2020 EU plans cut to antimicrobial and pesticide use in Farm to Fork strategy

Source: Food Safety News

Promotion of a new wave of GMOs and inadequate pesticide reduction targets undermine the strategy, according to Friends of the Earth Europe. Mute Schimpf, food and farming campaigner for the group, said industrial agriculture is...

May 23, 2020 Judge rejects New Haven bar’s lawsuit challenging Lamont executive order

Source: Connecticut Post

The owners of 50's Lounge had filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn the governor's executive order closing bars and restaurants.

May 23, 2020 Ask the Fool: Are your investment companies socially responsible'

Source: Post-Bulletin

D.L., Monticello, Minn. The easiest way is to park your dollars in one or more mutual funds — or exchange-traded funds (ETFs) — that follow socially responsible guidelines. That way, you're letting the fund managers...

May 23, 2020 Bolsonaro's coronavirus response: A threat to Brazil's economy

Source: Al Jazeera English

We look at how President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of COVID-19 crisis has decimated Brazil's health service and economy.

May 23, 2020 Benefits industry newsmakers: Ease, EIS, Human Interest, Innovest Portfolio Solutions, and more

Source: Benefits Pro

News about Former Assistant Secretary of Labor Phyllis Borzi, PSCA, Legal & General, Newport Group, New York Life, Randstad, Transamerica.

May 23, 2020 Investors concerned by ESG regulatory definitions

Source: IFLR

European investors have expressed disapproval of the EU regulators' classification of fossil fuels as 'solid’, which potentially means that the use of oil and gas will not be included in disclosures.

May 23, 2020 Radian Group Inc.

Source: Barron's

Stocks: Real-time U.S. stock quotes reflect trades reported through Nasdaq only; comprehensive quotes and volume reflect trading in all markets and are delayed at least 15 minutes. International ...

May 23, 2020 Biz China Weekly: Fiscal revenue, home prices, forex settlement

Source: China Internet Information Center

Here are the highlights of China's business news from the past week:-- FISCAL REVENUE. China's fiscal revenue fell by 14.5 percent year on year in the

May 23, 2020 Secretary-General Appoints Sanda Ojiambo of Kenya Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact

Source: UN News Centre

General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Sanda Ojiambo of Kenya as Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact. As the second woman to be appointed in the role, she will succeed Lise Kingo of...

May 23, 2020 Real Madrid become first football club to join United Nations Global Compact

Source: MARCA

Real Madrid have joined the United Nations Global Compact, becoming the first football club to sign up as a "participant", the highest

May 23, 2020 SEC Recommends Creating Disclosure Framework for ESG Investments

Source: Ai-cio.com

Investment committee finds current ratings to be too confusing for investors and aims to create a firmer standard for reporting ESG metrics.

May 23, 2020 Kenya to plant 1.8 billion trees as UN report calls for safeguarding biodiversity

Source: China Internet Information Center

Kenya's Ministry of Environment and Forestry pledged to plant an additional 1.8 billion trees as efforts to reverse biodiversity loss on Friday, the International Day for Biological Diversity. Keriako Tobiko,

May 23, 2020 Real Madrid join the United Nations Global Compact

Source: Real Madrid CF

It is the first football club to join this initiative, the largest in the world in terms of corporate sustainability.

May 23, 2020 Antimalarial drug touted by President Trump is linked to increased risk of death in coronavirus patients, study says

Source: Washington Post

An analysis of 96,000 patients shows those treated with hydroxychloroquine were also more likely to suffer irregular heart rhythms.

May 23, 2020 ‘Largest study ever’ shows that hydroxychloroquine raises risk of coronavirus death

Source: Kansas City Star

One of the largest studies to date on the antimalarial drug President Donald Trump said he’s been taking to prevent coronavirus infection shows that confirmed-positive patients who received it had a higher risk of death...

May 23, 2020 Coronavirus - Africa: International Labour Organization (ILO) issues guidance for safe, healthy, return to work during COVID-19

Source: APO Group English

Return to work policies should be informed by a human-centred approach that puts rights and international labour standards at the heart of economic, social and environmental strategies and ensures that policy guidance is embedded...

May 23, 2020 AM Best Withdraws Credit Ratings of Global Hawk Property and Casualty Insurance Company

Source: Business Wire

AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb” of Global Hawk Property and Casualty

May 23, 2020 You should be drinking more water. This bottle will remind you.

Source: Mashable

You'll never forget to stop for a water break again after using the Equa Smart Water Bottle — on sale for just $43.99, a $35 savings as of May 23. You water your plants on the regular, you shower daily to keep yourself...

May 23, 2020 UN chief appoints Ojiambo of Kenya as Global Compact executive director

Source: China Internet Information Center

General Antonio Guterres on Friday appointed Sanda Ojiambo of Kenya as executive director of the UN Global Compact, the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world. As the second woman to be appointed in the role,

May 23, 2020 Jury awards California couple over $2 billion in damages against Monsanto

Source: CBS News

A California jury ordered Monsanto to pay more than $2 billion to a couple who claimed the Roundup weed killer caused their non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This is the third such courtroom loss Monsanto has experienced in California.

May 23, 2020 Trump Inherited the Drone War but Ditched Accountability

Source: Foreign Policy

Trump Inherited the Drone War but Ditched Accountability Trump Inherited the Drone War but Ditched ... On March 10, a U.S. drone fired a missile, turning a passenger vehicle outside Janaale, Somalia,

May 23, 2020 China takes decisive moves amid risks

Source: Global Times

Xinhua China on Friday offered the most comprehensive and pragmatic assessment of the extraordinary circumstances for the country's social and economic development created by the COVID-19 pandemic, and made rare,

May 23, 2020 Advanced Tools Considerably Increase the Stability of Microwave Signals

Source: AZoOptics

At the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), scientists have employed sophisticated light detectors, next-generation atomic clocks, and a measurement tool known as a frequency comb to increase the stability of...

May 23, 2020 Does the Housing Market Need More Government Support'

Source: theMReport

When the COVID-19 crisis struck in full force in March, the housing and mortgage markets were in as good a place as they had been since the early 2000s,” wrote four housing market experts at the Urban Institute in a...

May 23, 2020 Fund managers on what made ESG outperform during pandemic

Source: InvestmentNews

“My goal would be for investors to understand it is not a choice between sustainability/impact and performance but to have performance ... He added the team “took the top off some higher valuations” in ITM and...

May 23, 2020 New York State Common Retirement Fund Has $23.71 Million Position in Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its stake in shares of Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) by 1.2% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

May 23, 2020 Transactions in Chinese forex market drop from March to April

Source: China Daily

BEIJING - The Chinese foreign exchange market (excluding foreign currency pairs) recorded transactions of 16.27 trillion yuan ($2.3 trillion) in April, the country's forex regulator said. The data is lower than the 17.

May 23, 2020 The Challenge Of Measuring Pipelines' GHG Footprints

Source: Law360

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is frequently asked to require natural gas pipelines to evaluate effects on greenhouse gas emissions, with implications for project approval, but it is not easy to calculate the climate...

May 23, 2020 330 Companies Call for Climate-Friendly Path Forward from COVID-19

Source: Whole Foods Magazine

More than 120 natural products companies joined a call for a climate-inclusive path forward from COVID-19, according to a press release. Ceres’ Lawmaker Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD on Climate 2020) included more than...

May 23, 2020 Today in China

Source: The Asset

The Asset provides authoritative, unbiased coverage of the financial markets together with independent financial research on Asian issues, trends & developments

May 23, 2020 SEC Moves Closer to Requiring ESG Disclosures for Public Companies

Source: Think Advisor

ESG is no longer a fringe concept,” says a subcommittee report, and is an integral part of the larger investment ecosystem.”

May 23, 2020 Consultants revisit how to assess managers amid pandemic

Source: Pensions&Investments

The remote-working environment is forcing investment consultants to rethink the way they assess money managers on behalf of institutional investors, leading to concerns over the ability of firms to get onto all-important...

May 23, 2020 State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System Invests $514,000 in Livongo Health (NASDAQ:LVGO)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System bought a new position in Livongo Health (NASDAQ:LVGO) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange...

May 23, 2020 AM Best Assigns Issue Credit Rating to Markel Corporation’s Recently Announced Preferred Stock

Source: YAHOO!

AM Best has assigned a Long-Term Issue Credit Rating of "bbb-" to the recently announced $600 million 6.0% non-cumulative preferred stock issued by Markel Corporation (Markel) (Glen Allen, VA) [NYSE: MKL].

May 23, 2020 MTS dissolves spectrum bid partnership

Source: IT World Canada

saying it couldn’t come to terms with partners the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board and Blackstone Capital partners. “MTS, the CPPIB and Blackstone continue to believe the business case ...

May 23, 2020 The sensational spending of the world’s former richest man

Source: MSN

He also owns some of the world’s most expensive properties around. The Brunei Investment Agency, itself an arm of the government, purchased and set up The Dorchester Collection of hotels.

May 23, 2020 Time To Vote Already! Shareholder Proxy Season Is Here And Can Change The World

Source: Forbes

Eager to vote in November' The good news is you can get lots of voting practice right now... voting your proxy statements at major corporations asking for social and environmental advancements.

May 23, 2020 Supporting Kenya to fight COVID-19

Source: ReliefWeb

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), through its Office for Africa, has donated and delivered Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to Kenyan health authorities to support COVID-19 response efforts.

May 23, 2020 Avantor Announces Credit Rating Upgrade by Fitch Ratings

Source: YAHOO!

Avantor, Inc. (NYSE: AVTR) ("Avantor" or the "Company"), a leading global provider of mission critical products and services to customers in the life sciences and advanced technologies & applied materials industries,

May 22, 2020 Desert Financial Arena Community Blood Drive on May 31 Aims for 350-Plus Donors

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Every day in hospitals across the country, millions of patients depend on lifesaving blood donations to survive and thrive. But in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of blood drives were...[more]

May 22, 2020 Baylor Scott & White Health Receives $100,000 from Reliant to Support Remote Monitoring of COVID-Positive Patients

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Baylor Scott & White Health announced today a $100,000 donation from Reliant in support of its MyBSWHealth mobile app. Launched in 2018, the MyBSWHealth app has emerged as a leading digital tool in...[more]

May 22, 2020 AMP Robotics Introduces New Lease Program for Recycling

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AMP Robotics Corp. (“AMP”), a pioneer and industry leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics for the recycling industry, today announced a new lease program to make AI and robotics even more...[more]

May 22, 2020 Research Report with COVID-19 Forecasts - Plastic Additives Market 2020-2024 | Increasing Demand for Recycled Plastics from Packaging Industry to Boost Market Growth | Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The plastic additives market is expected to grow by USD 14.72 billion during 2020-2024. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact...[more]

May 22, 2020 Illinois American Water to Invest $3.7 million for Water Tank Improvements

BELLEVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water has begun rehabilitating water tanks across the state. Water tanks located in Champaign, Pontiac, Peoria and Shiloh will receive face lifts, totaling an investment of...[more]

May 22, 2020 InspIR Group Announces Webinar: Integrating Investor Relations and ESG to Maximize Value

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InspIR Group, a leading strategic investor relations and corporate communications consultancy, will host a webinar series delivering highly informative, thought-provoking programming to challenge and...[more]

May 22, 2020 American Family Boosts Premium Relief to $425 Million

MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Family Insurance announced today it plans to increase its premium relief for personal auto insurance customers to $425 million – all to be paid in 2020 – as a result of continued decreased...[more]

May 22, 2020 US STOCKS-Futures retreat as Sino-U.S. tensions simmer

Source: Nasdaq

U.S. stock index futures retreated on Friday as growing tensions between Washington and Beijing added to fears of a slower recovery from a coronavirus-led recession. By Ambar Warrick May 22 (Reuters) - U.

May 22, 2020 Walmart And Target Win Big In Sales But Only Walmart Sees Bottom Line Win

Source: Forbes

Both companies cancelled their earnings guidance since nobody knows how long the scourge will keep us rooted to our homes.

May 22, 2020 Central Banks Buying $2.4 Billion In Financial Assets Every Hour To Support Markets - BofA Report

Source: TheStreet.com

Bank of America's Flow Show report suggests central banks have hoovered up more than $4 trillion in financial assets over the past two months.

May 22, 2020 Manage identities and governance for Azure administrators

Source: Microsoft

Create users in Azure Active Directory. Understand different types of groups. Create a group and add members. Manage business-to-business guest accounts. Evaluate self-service password reset to allow users in your organization to...

May 22, 2020 European Stocks Decline After Trump Escalates Fight With China

Source: bnnbloomberg

European stocks fell after U.S. President Donald Trump ramped up his rhetoric against China, while American jobless claims data added to concern about the impact of the pandemic.

May 22, 2020 The Covid surcharge: Companies confront the unforgiving economics of coronavirus

Source: Fox Business

Facing higher costs to keep workers and customers safe and an indefinite period of suppressed demand, businesses are navigating an ever-narrower path to profitability.

May 22, 2020 China warns on slump as virus kills world jobs

Source: AFP on MSN.com

China warned Friday that its huge economy faces an immense challenge from the coronavirus, as the ongoing pandemic and national lockdowns caused massive job losses in the US and Latin America. The economic crisis caused by the...

May 22, 2020 COVID-19: Osinbajo constitutes committee on reopening of economy after NEC meeting

Source: Vanguard

Nigeria's Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has constituted a committee on the reopening of the economy.

May 22, 2020 Five things to know for Friday, May 22

Source: The Business Journals

Here are the five things you need to know before you start your business day: WNY business leaders grapple with PPP questions Local businesses are bedeviled by difficult-to-answer questions about how and when to spend Paycheck...

May 22, 2020 6 Banks PNC Might Want to Buy

Source: Nasdaq

In 2008, during the Great Recession, PNC acquired National City Corp. for $7 billion less than National City's tangible book value, according to The Wall Street Journal. That acquisition has proven to be a success,

May 22, 2020 KBRA Assigns Ratings to American Credit Acceptance Receivables Trust 2020-2

Source: Business Wire

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns ratings to five classes of American Credit Acceptance Receivables Trust 2020-2 (“ACAR 2020-2”), an auto loan A

May 22, 2020 Our Friend Eugene Schulman

Source: CounterPunch

Our friend Gene Schulman died today. He was in his ninetieth year. Mercifully, he was only critically ill for less than twenty-four hours. Yesterday he had an aneurysm; last night he refused heroic, life-saving surgery on his...

May 22, 2020 INTERVIEW-Pacific islands urged to retune post-pandemic for new economic age

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Pacific islands that rely on tourism should reset their economies and invest in sustainable industries and migrant workers to better weather the impact of disease and disaster, according to a senior United Nations official.

May 22, 2020 EPA reaches $6.5 million deal with companies that contaminated soil and water at former Whittier recycling center

Source: KTLA

Companies that contaminated soil and water at a former recycling center in a Los Angeles suburb have agreed to pay $6.5 million to help clean up the Superfund site, the U.S. Environmental

May 22, 2020 BJP to offer five-day online course in good governance

Source: Hindustan Times

HT CorrespondentA Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-backed think tank, Public Policy Research Centre (PPRC), will offer a five-day online training course on good governance to mark

May 22, 2020 AZ-104 Manage identities and governance in Azure

Source: Microsoft

Learn how to manage identities and governance in Azure and prepare for Exam AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator.

May 22, 2020 Nigeria Loses N125bn Oil Revenue to COVID-19 as Price Slumps in Q1

Source: This Day

FG projects GDP to contract by 8.9%   Suspends debt deductions from states   Inflation hits two-year high at 12.34%   World Bank pledges $1.5bn relief package to states   Oil price hits $36 two-month high as...

May 22, 2020 AFL 2020, AFL fixture, release date, June 11, restart, fixture announcement, Round 2, Showdown

Source: Fox Sports

The AFL fixture release is set to be delayed into next week after a number of potential issues have jumped up.

May 22, 2020 Phoenix water parks are opening for summer. Here are their coronavirus safety precautions

Source: The Arizona Republic

Headed to Big Surf, Salt River Tubing, Golfland Sunsplash or Six Flags' Here's a guide to Phoenix-area water parks and attractions during coronavirus.

May 22, 2020 Trapped migrant workers suffer from Lebanon's dollar crisis, lockdown

Source: Reuters

Temitope can't find work in Lebanon since the Nigerian domestic worker escaped her employer's house last month.

May 22, 2020 FAO Director-General says fight against Desert Locusts will take time, despite significant control gains

Source: Armed robbery in Revesby

General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, has warned that efforts to

May 22, 2020 ETO: Strong Global Multi-Asset Fund, Market-Beating Performance, 8.51% Distribution Yield, Diversified Holdings

Source: Seeking Alpha

International and asset class diversification can help boost returns and minimize risk and volatility alike. International funds have, however, significantly un

May 22, 2020 John Deere Tops Q2 Profit Forecast, Warns on 2020 Equipment Sales Slump Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Source: TheStreet.com

Heavy equipment make John Deere said full-year sales are likely to fall sharply as demand tumbles amid the coronavirus pandemic.

May 22, 2020 Japan's finmin, central bank governor vow to use all tools to combat virus fallout

Source: YAHOO!

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso and Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda pledged on Friday to deploy all necessary fiscal and monetary policy tools to combat the widening economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

May 22, 2020 Watchdogs on patrol; seeking safer poultry through preventive controls

Source: Food Safety News

Two consumer groups want to see government and industry do something instead of nothing when it comes to keeping certain bacteria out of Americans’ diets

May 22, 2020 Harness artificial intelligence and take control your health

Source: EurekAlert!

Sedentary behaviours, poor sleep and questionable food choices are major contributors of chronic disease, including diabetes, anxiety, heart disease and many cancers. But what if we could prevent these through the power of smart...

May 22, 2020 Search begins for Jeanine Hummer's replacement as Upper Arlington city attorney

Source: ThisWeek Community News

"Benefits include retirement provided by the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, with the new city attorney paying 10% (employee share) of the contribution." Following her raise, which went ...

May 22, 2020 Argentina’s Newly Recognized Fruit Fly Free Areas Expedite Fresh Fruit Exports to China

Source: iaea.org

In what is expected to be a major boost to Argentina’s niche fruit exports, areas growing cherries and other stone and pome fruits have been recognized as fruit fly free by China, enabling exports to the world’s...

May 22, 2020 Forget planting trees. This company is funding 4 far-out carbon removal projects

Source: Grist

They’re certainly the first ones essentially saying, ‘We’ll pay any price per ton, we want to move this whole field forward.’”

May 22, 2020 Should big money give poor nations debt relief to fight COVID-19'

Source: Al Jazeera English

A million workers have been laid off, according to risk consultancy Maplecroft. Forty million garment workers are employed by the industry in countries such as Cambodia, Bangladesh, Indonesia ...

May 22, 2020 Newcastle takeover: Why is Saudi takeover taking so long' What are Premier League doing'

Source: Daily Express

Newcastle are the subject of a £300million takeover bid Amanda Staveley's Saudi-backed consortium. The Premier League are currently looking into the offer before either approving or rejecting the deal.

May 22, 2020 Oroville police, firefighters agree to delay pay raise, retirement reduction during coronavirus

Source: Chico Enterprise-Record

The city can hold onto the estimated $107,757 the raise would cost, but will have to implement the raise within a year. Firefighters have agreed to delay a four percent reduction in their CalPERS retirement contributions, also...

May 22, 2020 CIWM creates mentor service

Source: MRW

CIWM Mentoring enables users to confidentially connect with experienced volunteer members and fellows who will provide advice, guidance and coaching.

May 22, 2020 News related to 'Palm oil giant sets 'fully traceable' supply chain goal for 2020'

Source: Edie

An investor coalition representing more than $2.9trn has urged global banks to strengthen efforts that protect the rights of indigenous people and the environment that they rely on. Shell invests in peer-to-peer energy trading...

May 22, 2020 Trump declares emergency for flooded Michigan communities

Source: Detroit Free Press

President Donald Trump, who was in Michigan to visit a Ford production plant, signed an emergency declaration authorizing the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate disaster...

May 22, 2020 Najib's 1MDB-Tanore trial to resume Tuesday: here's what you need to know

Source: MSN

1MDBGIL was a 50:50 joint venture (JV) set up between 1MDB and Aabar Investments to invest in the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) project, also known as the Kuala Lumpur International Financial District.

May 22, 2020 Where You Buy Your Spices is Just As Important As How You Use Them

Source: Bon Appétit on MSN.com

Frontier Co-op introduced the first Fair Trade Certified spices in the United States in 2009, and their Well Earth program supports spice growers and foragers by providing multi-year contracts and capital for new agricultural...

May 22, 2020 Najib's stepson agrees to testify against him in graft trial

Source: The New Paper

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak's stepson has agreed to testify against him in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) graft scandal. The news came just days after charges were ...

May 22, 2020 Agents of Impact: Andrew Behar and Danielle Fugere, As You Sow

Source: impactalpha.com

Climate risk. Worker safety. Executive pay. The stalwart shareholder advocacy group has a resolution for that. Corporations holding

May 22, 2020 Utah County Commission approves picking up retirement contributions for public safety employees, firefighters

Source: Daily Herald

Utah County will soon pay the employee retirement contributions for some public safety employees and firefighters employed by the county in an effort to retain police officers and other public

May 22, 2020 Building for the Future: Short-Term Decisions for Long-Term Sustainability

Source: Law

Law firms today are mired, for good reason, in short-term decisions: the best ways to help and support clients and talent, how to preserve cash flow and ensure financial sustainability, and what precautions need to be in place as...

May 22, 2020 Pick Halliburton Over Chevron To Play The Oil Recovery

Source: Forbes

The stock price for Chevron, the second-largest integrated oil and gas company in the U.S. is down by almost 20% since the beginning of 2018, driven by significant declines in crude oil prices. In comparison,

May 22, 2020 CNX Resources: Free Cash Flow Magic Act

Source: Seeking Alpha

The E&P cash flow standalone is not as rosy as management would have you believe. CNX Resources negotiated a cash payment from the midstream for the next three

May 22, 2020 Dow Futures Fall, Global Stocks Slide As China Moves to Tighten Grip on Hong Kong

Source: TheStreet on MSN.com

China will propose sweeping new powers to oversee security in semi-autonomous Hong Kong this week, a move that is likely to add further stress to an already tense relationship with Washington.

May 22, 2020 BlackRock uses shareholder meeting to insist it follows version of ‘corporate purpose’ framework, push environmental priorities

Source: MarketWatch

BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager with nearly $7 trillion under its control, was pushed by shareholders Thursday to better defend its

May 22, 2020 'Advancing a low carbon future': Total pledges to deliver net zero operations by mid-century

Source: Business Green

Stephanie Pfeifer, member of the global Climate Action 100+ steering committee and chief executive of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, said today's news was a further signal of ...

May 22, 2020 Stitt approves cost-of-living adjustment for state retirees

Source: The Oklahoman

For the first time in 12 years, most state retirees will see a boost in their pension checks. Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday signed legislation to grant a 2-4% cost-of-living adjustment for retired teachers,

May 22, 2020 Fifth Third Bank Partners to Offer Free Career and Financial Coaching

Source: MarketWatch

Expands availability of NextJob toolkit, offers Operation HOPE financial recovery services to help those impacted by COVID-19 May 21, 2020 (3BL Media

May 22, 2020 New working group to monitor governance, editorial principles at Hong Kong’s RTHK after watchdog rules satire ‘denigrated’ police

Source: South China Morning Post on MSN.com

Official advisers to Hong Kong's public broadcaster will form a working group to monitor RTHK's governance and editorial principles, following recent controversies that have forced it to apologise for and suspend a satirical show...

May 22, 2020 Blackbaud Releases Eighth Annual Employee Engagement, Corporate Social Responsibility Trends Report

Source: CSR Wire

CSRwire/ - CHARLESTON, S.C. /3BL Media — Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today releases its eighth annual Industry Review, which provides key learnings and...

May 22, 2020 Greater Horn of Africa and Yemen Desert Locust Crisis Appeal (January–December 2020)

Source: ReliefWeb

English Appeal on Ethiopia and 9 other countries about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Drought, Insect Infestation and more; published on 21 May 2020 by FAO

May 22, 2020 Schroders builds climate change dashboard

Source: Finextra

It is striking just how much has changed for clean technologies and climate policy between the financial crisis in 2008 and the one we face today.

May 22, 2020 Case management of Goldman Sachs' 1MDB bond sale on June 18

Source: The Star

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The case involving UK-based Goldman Sachs International Ltd and its Asian entities, Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC and Goldman Sachs (Singapore), which are facing charges relating to the sale of 1Malaysia...

May 22, 2020 Vakrangee Ranked World’s No.1 Company in the Software and Services Industry Based on Sustainalytics ESG Assessment

Source: thaipr.net

Sustainalytics mentions that the company's overall management of material ESG issues is strong. Rating Overview - The company is at negligible risk of experiencing material financial impacts from ESG factors, due to its low...

May 22, 2020 Keysight Technologies Releases 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report — Surpasses Social Impact Goals

Source: Business Wire

(NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, has released its 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report...

May 22, 2020 KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to WFCM 2020-C56

Source: YAHOO!

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce the assignment of preliminary ratings to 17 classes of WFCM 2020-C56, a $731.1 million CMBS conduit transaction collateralized by 44 commercial mortgage loans secured by 64...

May 22, 2020 KBRA Assigns Ratings to AREIT 2020-CRE4

Source: YAHOO!

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce the assignment of ratings to five classes of AREIT 2020-CRE4, a $607.4 million CRE CLO with the ability to reinvest principal proceeds for 24 months.

May 22, 2020 Economy Heading Towards Deeper Recession — Finance Minister

Source: Daily Independent on MSN.com

In its 2020 World Economic Outlook report, the Interna­tional Monetary Fund proj­ects that Nigeria’s economy would suffer its worst reces­sion in 33 years. Ahmed also gave an up­date on the Excess Crude...

May 22, 2020 City planners turn to 3D replicas to help create healthier cities

Source: businesslive.co.za

Covid-19 has already triggered the widespread use of robots, drones and artificial intelligence to track the virus and deliver services

May 22, 2020 Ryanair's Lauda Airline to Close Vienna Base, 300 Jobs to Go

Source: U.S. News & World Report

Ryanair's Austrian airline Lauda on Friday said it would shut down its main Vienna base on May 29 with the loss of more than 300 jobs in Austria after it did no

May 22, 2020 The Road to a Vaccine, Ep. 6: How the Global Community Is Coming Together to Battle COVID-19

Source: CSR Wire

May 20 /CSRwire/ - This new eight-episode educational video series will examine the latest efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and break down the complex process of developing a vaccine. Each week our host Lisa Ling will...

May 22, 2020 Angola's oil exploration evaporates as COVID-19 overshadows historic reforms

Source: YAHOO!

The coronavirus pandemic has done in a handful of months what even a 27-year civil war did not: it has brought oil drilling to a halt in Angola, Africa's second-largest oil producer. The consequences

May 22, 2020 Dramatists Guild Foundation Announces 2020 Stephen Schwartz and Thom Thomas Award Winners

Source: BroadwayWorld

Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) has announced this year's recipients of the Stephen Schwartz and Thom Thomas Awards. Khiyon Hursey is the recipient of the Stephen Schwartz Award. Erika Dickerson-Despenza,

May 22, 2020 COVID-19: Economy’ll go into recession — FG

Source: Vanguard

THE Federal Government yesterday painted a gloomy picture for the country, saying the country’s economy would go into

May 22, 2020 Luxury Stocks Hammered as Chinese Trade Fears Hit Europe

Source: U.S. News & World Report

European STOXX 600 was down 1.6% by 0716 GMT, with Asia-exposed stocks such as HSBC Holdings Plc tumbling 5.5% and Prudential Plc falling 8.4%. UK's FTSE 100 lagged its European peers with a 2% drop.

May 22, 2020 Trump threatens to exit WHO, leaving China to lead the virus fight

Source: Los Angeles Times

President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw altogether from the World Health Organization, a move that would leave Chinese leader Xi Jinping as the most prominent voice leading the global fight against the pandemic.

May 22, 2020 Reuters partners with Constellation Research & Technology to illuminate sustainability efforts and decarbonization across key industries

Source: Reuters

Reuters announced today a partnership with Constellation Research & Technology, a research firm that provides sector-based performance analytics, to illuminate the efforts of companies to transform business models towards...

May 22, 2020 BNII.JK on Jakarta Stock Exchange

Source: Reuters

While he was at Khazanah Nasional Berhad, he sat on the boards of several public listed companies such as PLUS Expressway Berhad, UEM World Berhad and UEM Builders Berhad (2005- 2008). Since re ...

May 22, 2020 Federation Account lost N125 billion revenue in Q1

Source: The Nation Newspaper

NIGERIA’s massive revenue loss as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic was topped discussions at yesterday’s National Economic Council (NEC) meeting.

May 22, 2020 The Fed’s Chair and Vice Chair Got Rich at Carlyle Group, a Private Equity Fund With a String of Bankruptcies and Job Losses

Source: CounterPunch

Private equity funds have been variously called “merchants of debt,” “vultures,” or “corporate raiders.” What a private equity fund typically does is to buy up companies by piling debt on the...

May 22, 2020 78% of Europe’s largest companies falling short of adequately reporting environmental and climate-related risks despite EU guidelines

Source: Eco-business

The findings from the latest analysis of environmental and climate-related disclosure by Europe’s major companies reveal that current corporate reporting practices could fall short on delivering on the objectives of the...

May 22, 2020 Powering India's health centres with renewables can build rural resilience

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Coronavirus has exposed the weaknesses of public services in India but off-grid renewable energy is a key way to improve healthcare

May 22, 2020 UNESCO HELP Lake Ontario Basin

Source: SUNY-ESF

Several recent international conferences culminating in the Second World Water Forum on Water Security in the 21st Century (The Hague, March 2000) have highlighted 'water' as the emerging, most critical environment issue of the...

May 22, 2020 Clarks to Cut 900 Jobs, Focus on Sustainability and Digital

Source: YAHOO!

C&J Clark Ltd. today laid out the latest facets of its turnaround strategy, which includes massive job cuts and a focus on sustainability and digital enhancements. According to the comfort-shoe maker and retailer, the...

May 22, 2020 INSIGHT-U.S. shale bust slams rural economies as oil checks shrivel

Source: Nasdaq

Royalties from oil pumped on Paul Ruckman's land allowed the South Texas retiree to build a six-bedroom, seven-bathroom vacation home. He had plenty left over, and donated some of it to Helena, Texas,

May 22, 2020 Dam owner Boyce Hydro, state regulator EGLE spar over Midland flood blame

Source: Detroit Free Press

Boyce states EGLE cracked down on its winter lake level reductions, and, with property owners, "pressured" the dam operator to restore higher water

May 22, 2020 The Case for Letting the Restaurant Industry Die

Source: The New Yorker

Tunde Wey, the New Orleans-based activist-artist and cook, describes his radical vision of a more equitable culinary world.

May 22, 2020 RSM Survey Reveals How the Middle Market is Tackling Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Issues

Source: Associated Press

PRNewswire/ -- RSM US LLP – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to the middle market – recently announced, in collaboration with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, results from its RSM...

May 22, 2020 EasyJet Investors Back Management in Tussle With Rebel Founder

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

EasyJet Plc investors backed the U.K. airline’s senior management in a showdown with top shareholder Stelios Haji-Ioannou over aircraft-purchase plans that the founder-turned-activist is seeking to derail.

May 22, 2020 EVs predicted to gain market share, despite 18% sales drop in 2020

Source: Green Car Reports

It also predicts that electric cars will continue to gradually gain market share in the coming decades, declaring that "long-term prospects remain undimmed." Global electric-car sales will decrease by 18% in 2020,

May 22, 2020 Gov. Stitt signs bill to provide cost-of-living adjustment to first responders, teachers, state employees

Source: KOCO

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday signed a legislation that will provide a cost-of-living adjustment to Oklahoma’s first responders, teachers and state employees.

May 22, 2020 Update on Marijuana Company of America's Oregon Hemp Project

Source: YAHOO!

MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA INC. ("MCOA" or the "Company") (OTC: MCOA) provides an update on its joint venture hemp project in Scio, Oregon, operated through Covered Bridge Acres (CBA).

May 22, 2020 Reserve Bank Of India Accelerates Policy Easing In Another Off-Cycle Move

Source: Seeking Alpha

Reserve Bank of India decided to cut the benchmark policy rate by another 40 basis points. The announcement also included a further extension of liquidity suppo

May 22, 2020 Northwood University’s football field is floating on water

Source: MLive

Northwood University’s football field is afloat. An aerial photo shows water, water everywhere after heavy rainfall and the collapse of the Edenville Dam flooded much of the Midland campus Tuesday. Only the football field...

May 22, 2020 I had nothing to do with Riza deal, says Muhyiddin

Source: Free Malaysia Today

Riza had claimed trial in July 2019 to money laundering charges allegedly involving funds received from Good Star Ltd and Aabar Investments PJS Ltd, two companies said to be linked to fugitive ...

May 22, 2020 AMAG Pharmaceuticals Completes Sale of its Rights to Intrarosa(R) to Millicent Pharma for up to $125 Million

Source: MarketWatch

AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAG) today announced it has completed the sale of its rights to Intrarosa (prasterone) to Millicent Pharma Limited, a global pharmaceutical co

May 22, 2020 EV market share, Sonata Hybrid price hike, Tesla bidirectional charging: Today’s Car News

Source: Green Car Reports

Global electric vehicle sales won’t fall as much this year as the whole vehicle market. Tesla reportedly adds bidirectional charging hardware to its cars. And how much will you need to pay to get that Sonata Hybrid with the...

May 22, 2020 AM Best Withdraws Credit Ratings of SPJST

Source: YAHOO!

AM Best has downgraded the Financial Strength Rating to B- (Fair) from B (Fair) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) to "bb-" from "bb" of SPJST (Temple, TX). The outlook of the Credit Ratings (ratings) has been...

May 22, 2020 EXCLUSIVE: Eight EU states back ‘natural gas’ in net-zero transition

Source: EURACTIV

A group of eight EU countries from the Balkans and the east have joined forces to defend the “role of natural gas in a climate-neutral Europe”. In a joint paper, the group of eight calls for “combined...

May 22, 2020 State confirms COVID-19 outbreak at residential care center

Source: WMTW Portland ME on MSN.com

The Maine Center for Disease Control has confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 at a Cape Elizabeth residential care center. Fifty-seven people have tested positive for the virus at Cape Memory Care, including 45 residents and 12...

May 22, 2020 Stocks Drop With U.S. Futures on Hong Kong Worries: Markets Wrap

Source: YAHOO!

Stocks slid and U.S. equity futures retreated as investors braced for tensions between Washington and Beijing to escalate after China announced plans to impose a national security law on Hong Kong. Treasuries climbed with the...

May 22, 2020 MSCI opens up ESG metrics for indexes and funds

Source: Citywire

Index giant MSCI has publically revealed its ESG fund ratings for 36,000 multi-asset class mutual funds and ETFs as part of a wider push to increase transparency. The ESG ratings and metrics are made available through two new...

May 22, 2020 Disease Is Ravaging the $25 Billion Banana Industry

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

The world’s most popular fruit is under siege. How it adapts now could be crucial to understanding the post-pandemic era.

May 22, 2020 JPMorgan Chase shareholders defeat call for greater climate-change disclosure at world's largest oil funder

Source: Morningstar%2c Inc.

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May 22, 2020 BlackRock skirts question about China, climate stance at annual meeting

Source: Washington Times

BlackRock grappled with a couple of political landmines Thursday at its annual shareholders’ meeting from conservative and progressive activists seeking to pin down the world’s largest asset manager on climate change...

May 22, 2020 Outstanding talent is waiting for you. Why now is the time to snap up new hires

Source: Fast Company

During an uncertain employment period, you have the opportunity to capture talent you may have overlooked or did not have access to before.

May 22, 2020 EasyJet’s Future on Line With Founder’s Bid to Oust Leadership

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

EasyJet Plc investors are set to decide the future of the airline in a vote to back management in steering a path through the coronavirus crisis or join forces with No. 1 shareholder Stelios Haji-Ioannou and push them aside.

May 22, 2020 ESG roundup: New COVID-19 bill to provide legal certainty about AGMs

Source: IPE

Plus: ESG metrics, scores moves; COVID-19 corporate governance expectations; Folksam green bond purchase; Stewardship reporting

May 22, 2020 School focused on climate and sustainability will amplify Stanford’s impact

Source: Stanford News

In his address to the Academic Council, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne announced a school focused on climate and sustainability that will help the university address the urgent challenges facing the planet.

May 22, 2020 Organic Consumers Assoc. Sues Smithfield for Misleading Consumers with False Claims of Superior Safety

Source: PR Newswire

The Organic Consumers Association today announced that it has sued Smithfield Foods for falsely advertising Smithfield pork products as

May 22, 2020 Fintech is an opportunity, not a threat - Hong Kong's banks

Source: Finextra

As they face up to competition from a slew of new 'virtual banks', Hong Kong's traditional lenders are broadly optimistic about their future in the fintech era.

May 22, 2020 Biggest US shopping complex shows threat to mortgage-backed bonds

Source: The Business Journals

The biggest shopping mall in America is delinquent on its $1.4bn mortgage, in an ominous sign of how the pain in US retail is infecting the $500bn market for commercial mortgage-backed securities.

May 22, 2020 Europe’s Hot New Investing Theme: The Staycation

Source: Bloomberg

With the Covid-19 pandemic leading more people to ditch foreign holiday plans and seek closer-to-home options, the best performing stock in Europe’s benchmark stock index this quarter is a Swedish supplier of equipment for...

May 22, 2020 Stitt signs cost of living adjustment for state retirees

Source: Oklahoma's News

For the first time in 12 years, state retirees are set to receive their first cost of living adjustment. For 15 years, Larry Claypool served the community as a member of the

May 22, 2020 Flooding along Arkansas River leaves entire neighborhoods under water

Source: CBS News

Every county in Oklahoma is under a state of emergency because of flooding. Evacuations are in effect along the Arkansas River, with high water straining aging dams and levees. Manuel Bojorquez reports from Fort Smith,

May 22, 2020 Merkel Demurs on Prospect of Physical G-7 Hosted by Trump

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

German Chancellor Angela Merkel deflected questions prompted by U.S. President Donald Trump’s suggestion that he host a physical meeting of Group of Seven leaders next month.

May 22, 2020 State Street Global Advisors Announces Changes to SPDR® ETF Lineup

Source: YAHOO!

State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), today announced plans to close and liquidate the SPDR S&P ® Technology Hardware ETF (XTH) and the SPDR S&P 500...

May 22, 2020 10C Above Baseline

Source: CounterPunch

C above pre-industrial is unimaginable. It’s a deadly horrifying thought, but as shall be explained herein, it should not be dismissed out of hand. The following story might be labeled as reckless, and it might be...

May 22, 2020 Has The PE Recovery Gone Too Far, Too Fast'

Source: Seeking Alpha

Forward PE multiples have fully recovered from their March lows, with most now at or approaching their highest levels of the past five years. The Russell 1000 m

May 22, 2020 Case activity for Jamie Herbster vs Assurant on May 19

Source: The Louisiana Record

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activities in the suit brought by Jamie Herbster, Kenneth Stephen Gravener and Suzanne K Gravener against Assurant on May 19.

May 22, 2020 Experts: Drivers should be getting bigger discount on auto insurance bill

Source: ABC Action News

Not all auto insurers are offering customers a discount in the wake of a dramatic drop in car crashes due to the pandemic but, Taking Action Reporter Jackie Callaway found a little known state law could eventually force insurance...

May 22, 2020 In Stunning Reversal, Turkey Emerges as Libya Kingmaker

Source: New York Times

With a succession of quick victories, Turkish-supported forces in Libya have rolled back the gains of a would-be strongman whose allies, Russia and the United Arab Emirates, now face tough choices.

May 22, 2020 AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Scotia Insurance (Barbados) Limited

Source: YAHOO!

AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of "a+" of Scotia Insurance (Barbados) Limited (Scotia Insurance) (Barbados). The outlook of these Credit Ratings...

May 22, 2020 Ripple Effect: When politics ignores science, it jeopardizes local clean water

Source: The Hill

This White House’s deregulation agenda is a bad idea for the water that Michiganders and all other residents of the Great Lakes states rely on and treasure.

May 22, 2020 Post-IPO Review: ProSight Global Touts Limited Pandemic Policy Exposure

Source: TheStreet.com

PROS management has done well to limit the Covid19 pandemic’s downside from aspects of its business within its control.

May 22, 2020 Osinbajo Appoints Okowa To Lead Sub-Committee On Post Covid-19 Economic Growth

Source: Daily Independent on MSN.com

Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (middle); Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (left) and President of Nigeria Guild of Editors, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, during the 14th Conference of the...

May 22, 2020 EPA reaches $6.5M cleanup deal for LA-area superfund site

Source: SFGate

Companies that contaminated soil and water at a former recycling center in a Los Angeles suburb have agreed to pay $6.5 million to help clean up the Superfund site, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday.

May 22, 2020 Green vision required

Source: Breakingviews

There’s a growing investor consensus that post-pandemic recovery plans should be green. But what should those “green new deals” look like' How should they be funded' And how can governments be pressurised to...

May 22, 2020 Up to 220 million people globally may be at risk of arsenic-contaminated water

Source: Science News

As many as 220 million people around the world may be at risk of drinking arsenic-contaminated groundwater, a new study finds. Combining climate, environmental and geologic data with machine learning,

May 22, 2020 KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Starwood Mortgage Residential Trust 2020-2 (STAR 2020-2)

Source: Business Wire

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to three classes of mortgage pass-through certificates from Starwood Mortgage Residential

May 22, 2020 Two Sessions 2020: China’s shaken millennials look to state incentives to recharge auto industry spending

Source: South China Morning Post

China’s young consumers, shaken by the coronavirus pandemic, are looking to the ‘Two Sessions’ for tonic on big-ticket spending. No doubt the car industry will also tune in for pick-me-up pitch at the annual...

May 22, 2020 AMAG Pharmaceuticals Completes Sale of its Rights to Intrarosa® to Millicent Pharma for up to $125 Million

Source: Business Insider

Transaction allows AMAG to advance its strategic focus on Feraheme, Makena and its pipeline, consistent with previously announced plansMillicent

May 22, 2020 Gov. Stitt signs bills allowing for the delivery of alcohol and the increase of retirees' benefits

Source: Tulsa World

Benefits increase by 2% if the person has been retired for between two and five years as of July 1, 2020, and by 4% if the person has been retired

May 22, 2020 Australian government urged to back sustainable Covid-19 recovery with clean energy transition

Source: The Guardian on MSN.com

A cross-society collection of groups – representing business, the energy industry, property owners, unions, major investors, disadvantaged people and the environment – have banded together to warn that...

May 22, 2020 Meat companies get pressure from investors to improve working conditions

Source: The Boston Globe

Investors are picking a new fight with the world’s biggest meat companies as coronavirus outbreaks sicken thousands of workers.

May 22, 2020 Apollo Investment: Q4 Earnings Insights

Source: Benzinga.com

Shares of Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) rose 0.1% in pre-market trading after the company reported Q4 results. Quarterly Results Earnings per share rose 25.53% over the

May 22, 2020 Lawmaker pensions raise questions

Source: Albuquerque Journal

A legislator could earn an annual pension of $15,019 after retiring with 10 years of service at age 62, according to the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System.

May 22, 2020 Challenges shape us

Source: Mountain Equipment Co-op

For more than three decades, MEC has given back to the community and non-profit organizations that protect and provide access to outdoor spaces. We created the MEC Outdoor Partner Relief Fund as a way for members to support these...

May 22, 2020 U.S. Futures Slip With Stocks Amid Hong Kong Fears: Markets Wrap

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

U.S. equity futures retreated alongside stocks on Friday as investors braced for tensions between Washington and Beijing to escalate after China announced plans to impose a national security law on Hong Kong.

May 22, 2020 FDA says cows may have caused E. coli lettuce contamination

Source: WAVY

Outbreaks of E. coli illness that sickened 188 people who ate romaine lettuce grown in California probably came from cattle grazing near the farms, the U.S. Food and Drug

May 22, 2020 Oklahoma Senate passes first COLA for retirees in 12 years

Source: Pensions&Investments

The Oklahoma Senate approved a bill that would give state retirees a cost-of-living adjustment. The bill passed May 15 on a bipartisan 41-5 vote and would provide retirees with their first COLA ...

May 22, 2020 Gov. Stitt signs cost of living adjustment for first responders, teachers, state employees

Source: Tulsa World

Benefits increase by 2% if the person has been retired for between two and five years as of July 1, 2020, and by 4% if the person has been retired

May 22, 2020 Limited seats in Najib’s 1MDB trial as court complies with Covid-19 SOP

Source: The Sun

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court hearing Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)’s case has to restrict the number of prosecutors and lawyers in the courtroom as the ...

May 22, 2020 Excess crude account hits $72.04 million as finance minister briefs economic council

Source: TODAY

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has presented to the National Economic Council (NEC) the state of Nigeria’s three Special Accounts just as the Excess Crude Account balance as of May...

May 22, 2020 West Africa Desert Locust Crisis Appeal (May–December 2020)

Source: ReliefWeb

English Appeal on Burkina Faso and 8 other countries about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Drought, Insect Infestation and more; published on 21 May 2020 by FAO

May 22, 2020 Pacific islands urged to retune post-pandemic for new economic age

Source: Reuters

Pacific islands that rely on tourism should reset their economies and invest in sustainable industries and migrant workers to better weather the impact of disease and disaster, according to a senior United Nations official.

May 22, 2020 Apollo Investment Q4 Results Beat View - Quick Facts

Source: Nasdaq

(RTTNews) - Apollo Investment Corp. (AINV) reported that its fourth-quarter net investment income rose to $38.79 million from $32.55 million in the prior year. Net investment income per share for the quarter was $0.

May 22, 2020 BRE launches BREEAM USA In-Use Version 6 - update includes market-leading Resilience focus

Source: Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BREEAM – the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for buildings, infrastructure and communities – announced the launch of BREEAM USA In-Use Version 6, a locally...

May 22, 2020 ProSight Global Controls What It Can In Tough 2020

Source: Seeking Alpha

ProSight Global went public in July 2019, selling shares at $14.00 each. The firm provides specialty insurance coverage for specific industry verticals. PROS ha

May 22, 2020 Under the theme of biodiversity: Montréal was designated North American host city of the World Environment Day 2020

Source: Business Insider

Mayor Valérie Plante is happy to announce that the metropolis of Québec has been designated North American host city of the World Environment Day, to be held on June 5, 2020. Celebrated worldwide, this flagship...

May 22, 2020 FAO And UNEP To Launch The First Joint Edition Of The State Of The World’s Forests

Source: Scoop

The State of the World’s Forests 2020 has been produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for the first time.

May 22, 2020 NIST researchers boost microwave signal stability a hundredfold

Source: EurekAlert!

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used state-of-the-art atomic clocks, advanced light detectors, and a measurement tool called a frequency comb to boost the stability of microwave...

May 22, 2020 Winning Projects of the International Student Competition By BE OPEN and Cumulus Embrace the United Nations' SDGs to Make the World a Better Place

Source: Business Insider

In 2019, BE OPEN and Cumulus joined forces to hold an international competition for students and graduates of creative courses of universities. The competition 'Second Life of Things in Design' became an integral part of Cumulus...

May 22, 2020 911 EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION OFFICERS NEEDED - Coeur d Alene, Idaho

Source: PoliceOne

$18.64 to $25.35 DOE per hour to start (includes .50 shift differential) • Public Employees Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI), a pension plan with five year vesting, 11.94% employer ...

May 22, 2020 KBRA Assigns Ratings to GSMS 2020-GC47

Source: Business Wire

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce the assignment of ratings to 15 classes of GSMS 2020-GC47, a $771.9 million CMBS conduit transa

May 22, 2020 The Reason Behind Apple’s Wild Success (and Its One Major Failure)

Source: YAHOO!

The company also agreed to allow the Fair Labor Association, an outside monitoring group, to inspect its Asian suppliers' factories. Apple may have revolutionized the way people view and use ...

May 22, 2020 EDITORIAL: Just say no to state pension bailouts

Source: Fredericksburg.com

LIKE the coronavirus itself, state lockdowns indiscriminately wreaked economic devastation all across the U.S. Almost overnight, well-managed, fiscally sound states found themselves in hot financial water,

May 22, 2020 It’s time for Congress to put up the cash to replace our aging water pipes, union says

Source: NJ.com

The catalog of lead-poisoned water in Newark is detailed and it’s not the only city in New Jersey dealing with this gigantic hazard. That’s why Congress’ decision to finally pay attention to infrastructure and...

May 22, 2020 RSA Tower tenant reports positive coronavirus case

Source: WSFA

RSA would not confirm which tenant the employee was a member of, but says the employee has not been in the building since May 14.

May 22, 2020 Citigroup to Add Investment Banking Group for Environmental Sustainability

Source: The Motley Fool

Citigroup (NYSE:C) is launching a new arm within its investment banking division that will be dedicated to environmental sustainability, according to media reports.  The new Sustainability & Corporate Transitions...

May 22, 2020 9 Ways to Save Money on Homeowners Insurance

Source: TheStreet.com

Homeowners insurance is a necessity to protect your home and finances in case of a disaster, but there are ways to lower your premiums.

May 22, 2020 Pros Say: Banks' Debt Will Delay Recovery

Source: CNBC

PPIP a Good Idea Wilbur Ross, chairman & CEO of WL Ross & Co., plans to invest in U.S. banks' toxic assets under the PPIP (public private investment program for Legacy Assets). He says the PPIP's ...

May 22, 2020 MEC Supplier Code of Conduct

Source: Mountain Equipment Co-op

If you believe your rights have been violated, please email MEC at workers.rights@mec.ca. All communications are confidential. As adapted from the Fair Labor Association’s Code of Conduct and International Labour...

May 22, 2020 Living through a pandemic when your access to water is difficult

Source: Houston Chronicle

The most basic ingredient for mankind's survival is also a critical weapon against the novel coronavirus. Wash your hands with soap and water for 30 seconds, scientists say. Drink eight glasses of water a day.

May 22, 2020 Official: Libya's Tripoli forces take key base from rivals

Source: SFGate

CAIRO (AP) - Forces allied with Libya's U.N.-supported government said Monday they have wrested control of a key military base on the outskirts of the country's capital from their rivals trying to capture Tripoli.

May 22, 2020 How to Keep Accountability High

Source: Success

Accountability is keeping your commitments to people. And those commitments, the most serious, are relational commitments, commitments that bond people. When we keep those commitments, like a commitment to the values;

May 22, 2020 Air New Zealand Ltd.

Source: Barron's

Stocks: Real-time U.S. stock quotes reflect trades reported through Nasdaq only; comprehensive quotes and volume reflect trading in all markets and are delayed at least 15 minutes. International ...

May 22, 2020 The planet has a problem with buildings: Here's how smart ideas, tech and design can change that

Source: CNBC

When it comes to improving the way buildings operate, retrofitting could be a crucial tool in the years ahead.

May 22, 2020 Stitt signs Cost of Living Adjustment for teachers, first responders and state employees

Source: KJRH

Stitt signs bill providing Cost of Living Adjustment to teachers, first responders and state employees. House Bill 3350 provides the Cost of Living Adjustment to Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System,

May 22, 2020 EXCLUSIVE: Why American Financial’s Lindner thinks its stock is 'undervalued'

Source: The Business Journals

CEO Carl Lindner III said the company's excess capital leaves it in good shape to withstand the effects of the coronavirus.

May 22, 2020 San Francisco Allows Homeless Tent Encampments, Will Provide Water and Trash Service

Source: Time

About 80 tents are now neatly spaced out on a wide street near San Francisco City Hall as part of a “safe sleeping village"

May 22, 2020 We have serious doubts on resources to achieve SDGs: UN's Satya Tripathi

Source: Forbes India

United Nations' Assistant Secretary General, Satya Tripathi, spoke to Forbes India about sustainable development goals in the post Covid-19 world, and why we need to weigh out the true costs of future

May 22, 2020 World Bank Announces $500 Million to Fight Locusts, Preserve Food Security and Protect Livelihoods

Source: World Bank

The World Bank Group approved today a US$500 million program to help countries in Africa and the Middle East fight the locust swarms that are threatening the food security and livelihoods of millions of people.

May 22, 2020 Biggest technology acquisitions 2020

Source: Computerworld

Last year marked a slight decrease in global technology M&A activity from the blockbuster year that was 2018 – when SAP bought Qualtrics for $8 billion, IBM acquired Red Hat for a staggering $33 ...

May 22, 2020 As boomers hand over the keys to the stock market, sustainability-minded younger investors let their consciences lead

Source: MarketWatch

The question of priorities has long complicated how ESG investing is viewed across generations: detractors warn that the full potential of profits is

May 22, 2020 It Is Time for Space Governance Talks

Source: The Diplomat

The window of opportunity for such talks is shrinking, and delay could see space emerge as an active domain for conflict.

May 22, 2020 Business giants call for science-based green economic recovery

Source: Edie

It would be a tragedy if after spending $10-20 trillion of public money we simply rebuild the same unequal, vulnerable and high carbon economy we had before” SBTi board member and chief executive of the World Resources...

May 22, 2020 Housework wars: who is cleaning up the mess during lockdown'

Source: The Financial Times

And it is cheaper [than other cleaning products].” The 29-year-old says she kept a bottle in the house even before the virus struck. “My grandfather would always pour this into our hands — it is a welcoming...

May 22, 2020 Khazanah raises RM735.7 million from Telekom Malaysia share placement

Source: The Edge

Khazanah Nasional Berhad has completed a placement of 172.3 million shares in Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) at RM4.27 per share, raising gross proceeds of RM735.7 million.In a statement, Khazanah said the placement price represents a...

May 22, 2020 Condé Nast Announces Commitment to Become Carbon Neutral By 2030

Source: YAHOO!

Condé Nast, the publisher behind Vogue, GQ, The New Yorker and more, announced on Wednesday its commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030. "The credibility of our environmental journalism depends on our willingness as a...

May 22, 2020 Cybersecurity makes World Economic Forum’s top 10 Covid-19 global fallout list

Source: SC Media

The World Economic Forum mainly concerns itself with high-level macroeconomic issues such as global recessions and world economic development. That’s why

May 22, 2020 SDG setback 'tremendous' as COVID-19 accelerates slide

Source: SciDev

Pandemic impact comes on top of slow progress towards SDGs COVID-19 outbreak becoming ‘worst human and economic crisis of our lifetimes’

May 22, 2020 Rutledge facilitates 10,000 face masks to Arkansas Ambulance Association

Source: Ozark Radio News

Says, ‘Thank you to Deloitte for recognizing the daily needs of our first responders’ LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is pleased to work with Deloitte to help first responders who are...

May 22, 2020 Country risk: India’s Covid-19 hit may turn it to junk

Source: Euromoney

Risk analysts have south Asian borrowers in their sights, after Sri Lanka’s downgraded credit rating from S&P this week.

May 22, 2020 Lawyer wants High Court to review Riza Aziz’s discharge

Source: Free Malaysia Today

Riza claimed trial in July last year to charges allegedly involving funds received from Good Star Ltd and Aabar Investments PJS Ltd. The two companies were said to be linked to fugitive ...

May 22, 2020 OPINION: Pride and patriotism don't justify keeping SAA flying

Source: IOL News

The core of the disagreement is the imminent future of SAA, whether its tenable to see the airline back on air or must summarily wind-down its operations after more than 80 years of flying the South African flag.

May 22, 2020 Though Memorial Day Activities Are Different This Year, Food Safety Remains a Priority

Source: Associated Press

Every year, millions of Americans commemorate Memorial Day to honor the sacrifices so many have made to protect our country. This holiday weekend might not be like past years, so while we keep public health recommendations in...

May 22, 2020 Scientists boost microwave signal stability a hundredfold

Source: Phys.org

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used state-of-the-art atomic clocks, advanced light detectors, and a measurement tool called a frequency comb to boost the stability of microwave...

May 22, 2020 FTSE 100 Tumbles Amid Escalation In US-China Tensions

Source: Nasdaq

U.K. stocks fell sharply on Friday, with rising U.S.-China tensions and weak retail sales data denting investor sentiment. U.S.-China tensions are flaring on a new front after China moved to impose a new security law on Hong Kong...

May 22, 2020 BroadbandTV Corp. Receives Certification from Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG)

Source: Business Wire

BroadbandTV Corp. (BBTV), an enabling platform for content owners that is advancing the world through the distribution, management and monetization of

May 22, 2020 2020 GCSA: Creating a Sustainable World by Recognizing Those Who are Building It

Source: Business Wire

Creating a Sustainable World by Recognizing Those Who are Building It. Entries are now open for the Global Corporate Sustainability Awards (GCSA)

May 22, 2020 Starboard Delivers Open Letter to GCP Shareholders

Source: YAHOO!

Starboard Value LP (together with its affiliates, "Starboard"), one of the largest shareholders of GCP Applied Technologies Inc. ("GCP" or the "Company")(NYSE: GCP), with an ownership interest of approximately 9% of the Company's...

May 22, 2020 Nokian meeting stringent emissions-reduction targets

Source: Rubber and Plastics News

A quartet of environmental monitoring bodies has verified Nokian Tyres P.L.C. has achieved an emissions-reduction target consistent with efforts necessary to help prevent the most damaging effects of climate change.

May 22, 2020 Apollo Investment Corporation (AINV) CEO Howard Widra on Q4 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Source: Seeking Alpha

Q4 2020 Earnings Conference Call May 21, 2020 10:00 AM ET Company Participants Elizabeth Besen - IR Howard Widra - C

May 22, 2020 The Weird Thing about Population Growth

Source: Palo Alto Weekly

Notes and References 1. The World Resources Institute defines replacement level fertility as “the total fertility rate—the average number of children born per woman—at which a population ...

May 22, 2020 What to Look for in an Accountability Partner

Source: Success

It’s critical to have people in our lives that help us stay on track. So what does an accountability partner look like'

May 22, 2020 Parliamentary accountability is being tested in the age of coronavirus

Source: The Jerusalem Post Blogs

Parliamentary debates rarely take place, whereas politicians give speeches in empty rooms as a matter of public health without being asked hard questions. Accountability and transparency are being tested.

May 22, 2020 'Digital twins' can help create healthier cities after coronavirus

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

The use of new technologies, such as virtual reality, by planners to help design more sustainable and healthier cities has accelerated during the coronavirus pandemic, urban experts said on Friday. The respiratory disease,

May 22, 2020 Island H2O Live water park reopens Saturday

Source: Orlando Sentinel

Island H2O Live water park, the attraction attached to the Margaritaville Resort Orlando resort, will reopen to the public on Saturday, officials say. The attraction will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 22, 2020 Economic package: Successful implementation of support measures for NBFI will be key, says Fitch Ratings

Source: MSN

New Delhi: Fitch Ratings on Wednesday said support measures announced by the government for non-banking finance companies seek to ease borrower strain and boost funding conditions for NBFIs ...

May 22, 2020 Supply chain efficiency to boost foreign investment

Source: China Daily

Compared with other countries, China has obvious advantages in terms of industrial concentration and supply chain efficiency and the government still has space to create a more advanced business environment to stabilize and...

May 22, 2020 United Nations Command finds defects on aircraft warning markers near Korean border

Source: Stars and Stripes

The U.S.-led United Nations Command said Friday that it will repair several defects found on warning markers meant to keep aircraft from flying mistakenly into the tense border area that divides the Korean peninsula.

May 22, 2020 Water authority gives up 30-year proposal to pump groundwater to Las Vegas

Source: Las Vegas Sun

The Southern Nevada Water Authority is retiring a controversial, decades-old proposal to pump groundwater from rural Nevada to Las Vegas and will

May 22, 2020 Schroders PW hires Morningstar's Brunt to head manager research

Source: Investment Week

Schroders Personal Wealth has added two new hires to its investment team, with Morningstar's Peter Brunt joining as head of manager research.

May 22, 2020 Ricardo Is One of Early Innovators/ ’Groundbreakers’ in Newly Formed Digital Twin Consortium Founded by Ansys, Dell, Lendlease and Microsoft

Source: Business Wire

Ricardo has become a “Groundbreaker,” one of a handful of international companies collaborating in the newly formed Digital Twin Consortium, which see

May 22, 2020 1MDB board of directors vigilant on what they minuted: Witness

Source: The Sun

KUALA LUMPUR: A former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) CEO told the High Court today that the 1MDB board of directors were under the pervasive view to always be careful on what they minuted ...

May 22, 2020 Future Fund promotes CIO Arndt to CEO role

Source: The Australian Financial Review

Raphael Arndt has served as the CIO of the Future Fund since 2014, helping the sovereign fund beat its mandated target return in his six years at the role.

May 22, 2020 Sutro Biopharma Expands Senior Management with the Additions of Vice President of Clinical Development and Vice President of Finance and Controller

Source: YAHOO!

Sutro Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRO), a clinical-stage drug discovery, development and manufacturing company focused on the application of precise protein engineering and rational design to create next-generation oncology...

May 22, 2020 The business continuity benefits of NIST's zero trust architecture

Source: GCN

The National Institute of Standards and Technology publication on zero-trust architecture provides a new security architecture model for the fast-changing environment where the enterprise perimeter is dissolving and apps and...

May 22, 2020 Apollo Investment de-risking helps FQ4 results beat consensus

Source: Seeking Alpha

Due to actions it took to de-risk and diversify its portfolio,NASDAQ:AINV) entered the volatile period caused by the COVID-19 pandemic "with a well-diversified senior corporate

May 22, 2020 U.S. RESEARCH ROUNDUP- Martin Marietta Materials, ONEOK, Superior Energy Services

Source: Reuters

Wall Street securities analysts revised their ratings and price targets on several U.S.-listed companies, including Martin Marietta Materials, ONEOK and Superior Energy Services on Friday. HIGHLIGHTS * Apollo Investment Corp :...

May 22, 2020 'Water Is PPE.' Matt Damon and Gary White Explain Why Clean Water Is Crucial To Fighting Coronavirus

Source: Time

Matt Damon and social entrepreneur Gary White spoke with CNN political commentator Van Jones about this water crisis as part of TIME100 Talks

May 22, 2020 The Mall of America hasn't paid its mortgage in two months

Source: CNBC

The biggest shopping center in the country, The Mall of America, has missed two months of payments on its $1.4 billion mortgage, a sign of just how much retail real estate owners are reeling during the coronavirus pandemic .

May 22, 2020 EasyJet’s Future Hangs on Founder’s Bid to Dismiss Leadership

Source: YAHOO!

EasyJet Plc’s future will be decided in a single vote on Friday, with billions of dollars of aircraft orders at stake.Top shareholder Stelios Haji-Ioannou has called for the ouster of the U.K. airline’s leadership in...

May 22, 2020 STARBUCKS CORP STARBUCKS ORD SH (0QZH.IL)

Source: YAHOO!

On Monday, his administration asked a government pension fund to block investment in Chinese stocks ... Before the novel coronavirus, Lazada had dedicated grocery arms only in Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines; after the...

May 22, 2020 Glass Lewis Recommends GCP Applied Technologies Shareholders Vote on the BLUE Proxy Card “FOR” GCP Director Nominees

Source: YAHOO!

Glass Lewis Recommends Voting “FOR” Randall Dearth, Clay Kiefaber, James Kirsch, Armand Lauzon, Jr., Philip Mason and Danny Shepherd on the BLUE Proxy Card Glass Lewis.

May 22, 2020 Cows may have caused E. coli lettuce contamination that sickened people nationwide, FDA says

Source: KTLA

Outbreaks of E. coli illness that sickened 188 people who ate romaine lettuce grown in California probably came from cattle grazing near the farms, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a

May 22, 2020 COVID-19: A Reckoning for Russia’s Asian Energy Aims

Source: The Diplomat

As COVID-19 fundamentally disrupts the energy market, Russia’s economic reliance on China deepens without much prospect for future growth.

May 22, 2020 Researchers to use digital technologies to help tackle chronic disease

Source: News Medical

Sedentary behaviours, poor sleep and questionable food choices are major contributors of chronic disease, including diabetes, anxiety, heart disease and many cancers.

May 22, 2020 Fund Managers Fall Short on Protecting Human Rights, Report Says

Source: Bloomberg

Responsible investor activist group ShareAction said in a report published Thursday that BlackRock Inc., Capital Group, Fidelity Investments, JPMorgan Asset Management, State Street Global ...

May 22, 2020 Companies Push Congress to Promote Climate Action. Is Anyone Listening'

Source: MarketWatch

That's my takeaway from last week's LEAD on Climate 2020, organized by the nonprofit Ceres and supported by other sustainability-focused business groups. It was the second annual opportunity for ...

May 22, 2020 Coronavirus and Other US Health Threats' Fund Public Health Not Foreign Wars

Source: CounterPunch

How is it that in the richest nation on Earth we don’t have enough masks, gowns, virus tests, and ventilators to serve our front-line healthcare providers in this coronavirus pandemic' Part of the answer is that the...

May 22, 2020 Nasdaq tells Luckin Coffee of plans to delist the stock after sales fraud

Source: CNBC

The Nasdaq Stock Market has told Luckin Coffee that it will delist the stock. Luckin said Tuesday that it plans to request a hearing before a Nasdaq panel. The company disclosed on April 2 that ...

May 22, 2020 Business, unions and green groups call for sustainable Covid-19 recovery with clean energy transition

Source: The Guardian

Letter to national cabinet, energy ministers and Nev Power warns Australia’s prosperity depends on cutting emissions

May 22, 2020 CalPERS reviewing improper personal trades an employee made as markets swung in March

Source: Sacramento Bee

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System is reviewing a batch of improper personal trades an employee made two months ago, according to the fund.

May 22, 2020 Times like these call for Will Rogers

Source: The Lowell Sun

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi alluded to the infamous Roman emperor Nero when saying that as President Trump “fiddles, people are dying.” The president, in turn, called her “a sick puppy ...

May 22, 2020 Clara Insurance to Offer New Type of Indemnity Health Product

Source: Think Advisor

A team led by Veer Gidwaney, the former chief executive officer of Maxwell Health, is starting a company that will offer a new type of three-tier indemnity health insurance product. The company, Clara Insurance Inc.

May 22, 2020 Patentee cannot include onerous conditions under the guise of protecting its rights: Delhi HC dismisses Monsanto plea challenging CCI probe

Source: Bar & Bench

Patentee cannot include onerous conditions under the guise of protecting its rights: Delhi HC dismisses Monsanto plea challenging CCI probe

May 22, 2020 Allianz hosts virtual employee events for Mental Health Awareness Week

Source: mynewsdesk.com

Allianz Insurance has been holding a series of virtual events for employees to promote Mental Health Awareness Week and raise funds for charity partner

May 22, 2020 TCS Recognized as Leader of the Year in Life Sciences by Everest Group

Source: PR

Tata Consultancy Services has been named the Leader of the Year in Life Sciences in the PEAK Matrix Service Provider of the Year™ awards by Everest Group. The awards recognize consistent top performers across IT services...

May 22, 2020 Indian telcos' mobile growth weakens on coronavirus; remains robust: Fitch Ratings

Source: moneycontrol.com

"Notwithstanding the effect of the pandemic, we expect FY21 industry mobile service EBITDA to increase by about 15 percent YoY, which will outperform our Indian GDP growth forecast of 0.8 percent, as the industry will realise the...

May 22, 2020 To the Equator and beyond

Source: Environmental finance

This month, and this issue of Environmental Finance, mark the fifth anniversary of the Equator Principles. Five years ago, 10 private sector banks came together to announce that they would voluntarily commit to applying these...

May 22, 2020 AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Subsidiaries of Old Republic International Corporation

Source: YAHOO!

AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A+ (Superior) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICRs) of "aa-" of members of Old Republic Insurance Companies (Old Republic).

May 22, 2020 Bail remains set at $500,000 for shooter in St. Paul roadside argument

Source: StarTribune

The Carver County man charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed driver following a roadside argument in St. Paul made his second court appearance Thursday morning without entering a plea.

May 22, 2020 Novato plans buyouts, furloughs as $5.7M deficit looms

Source: Marin Independent Journal

Facing a large deficit in 2020-2021, the Novato City Council approved a voluntary staff buyout and furlough program to reduce cuts before deeper cuts are made later this year.

May 22, 2020 Rubio, Waltz warn Florida about pension fund investments in Chinese companies

Source: Washington Examiner

Florida Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, the newly appointed Senate Intelligence Committee chairman, is calling on Sunshine State retirement fund managers to purge Chinese companies from the state's $200 billion investment...

May 22, 2020 Contentious Saudi takeover of Newcastle 'approved by Premier League' after overcoming threat of government block over piracy row

Source: RT

Newcastle are set to become one of the Premier League's wealthiest clubs after a mega-rich consortium, led by the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) and controlled by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman,

May 22, 2020 Prime Minister Trudeau speaks with the Permanent Representatives of the United Nations’ Asia-Pacific Group

Source: Prime Minister of Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the Permanent Representatives of the United Nations’ Asia-Pacific Group to discuss Canada’s candidacy to serve on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for 2021-2022.

May 22, 2020 Technology road map puts more gas, modular nuclear, big solar on agenda to cut emissions

Source: Adelaide Now

Areas where South Australia is already ahead of the nation in reducing harmful emissions have been highlighted in a road map to a cleaner future released by the Federal Government.

May 22, 2020 Springfield police arrest Kenen Monsanto-Maldonado, recover unlawful gun, heroin & $8,700 in cash

Source: MassLive

SPRINGFIELD - A 20-year-old city man is facing drug, unlawful firearm, and assault charges after he reportedly rammed into an unmarked police car Wednesday afternoon during a traffic stop on Carew Street,

May 22, 2020 Second DEP panel opposes RGGI

Source: Indiana Gazette

Gov. Tom Wolf’s executive order to the state Department of Environmental Protection to enable the state to join the Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative suffered another setback Tuesday.

May 22, 2020 SRV Yhtiöt Oyj: SRV Group Plc's Board of Directors resolved on a rights issue and publishes the terms and conditions of the rights issue

Source: Arvopaperi

SRV Group Plc ("SRV") announced on 6 February 2020 that it is planning a directed share issue and a rights issue to strengthen its balance sheet. On 15 May 2020 SRV announced the completion of the directed share issue and its...

May 22, 2020 Why Food Companies Should Be More Afraid Of Water Scarcity

Source: NPR

America's biggest food production companies face a growing threat of water scarcity, according to a new report from Ceres, an environmental sustainability group. Producing food, after all ...

May 22, 2020 Sempra Energy Reports Corporate Sustainability Initiatives

Source: PR Newswire

PRNewswire/ -- Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) today released its 12th corporate sustainability report, "Shaping the Future," outlining goals and key

May 22, 2020 Testing time is just how they like it at Intertek

Source: The Times

It might sound brutal but in many ways a company like Intertek comes into its own during a pandemic. The blue-chip group provides testing and quality assurance in almost every area, from certifying

May 22, 2020 Intertek sees opportunities in post-Covid-19 world

Source: Investors Chronicle

The quality assurance specialist has been hit by the global pandemic, but was more resilient than analysts expected

May 22, 2020 Fitch Ratings: Boston Scientific's Ratings Unaffected by Equity Issuance

Source: Reuters

Fitch Ratings-Austin-May 21: Boston Scientific Corp.’s (BSX) announced offerings of both common and preferred stock w

May 22, 2020 Goldman Says Buy World’s Worst Stock Market Because Rebound Is Coming

Source: Investing.com

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is bullish on the world’s hardest-hit stock market.

May 22, 2020 “Transparency Will Get This Industry Back On Track”—A New Swedish Label is Raising the Sustainability Bar

Source: Vogue

What’s the difference between transparency and traceability? Like plenty of other buzzwords in the sustainable fashion conversation—organic, green, and ethical, for starters—those terms have been overused and misused to the point...

May 22, 2020 Cargill Says that Half of Sustainable Cocoa Beans Now Traceable

Source: Environmental & Energy Leader

Cargill reported that 50% of the sustainable cocoa beans in its global direct supply chain are now traceable from farm to factory. The food, agriculture, nutrition, and risk management corporation says that it used several types...

May 22, 2020 Rainforest Alliance releases annual reports on progress towards key sustainability and environmental schemes

Source: Confectionery Production

The global Rainforest Alliance group has released its latest annual report, detailing projects with over two million certified farmers in over 70 countries on key social and environmental challenges including farmer livelihoods,...

May 22, 2020 CDP: 24 per cent jump in corporates calling on suppliers to beef up green efforts

Source: Business Green

The number of large corporates calling on their suppliers to provide more information on their environmental performance has increased sharply in the past year, according to the latest update from the investor-backed CDP...

May 22, 2020 AIA celebrates America's best new sustainable buildings

Source: New Atlas

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Awards offers an opportunity to check out some of the best new sustainable architecture in the country. This year's selection of buildings...

May 22, 2020 VAAST Bikes revamps all packaging in the name of sustainability

Source: Bicycle Retailer

Encouraged by a BRAIN cover story from July 2019 about the industry lagging behind other outdoor segments in sustainability, VAAST Bikes revamped all packaging, making it plastic-free and unveiling it in March.

May 22, 2020 How PaaS could drive sustainability into the PC market

Source: Computer World

IT buyers have long wanted a true PaaS (PCs-as-a-Service) option, and, more recently, high sustainability products from their tech suppliers. The PaaS model, done right, potentially provides both.

May 22, 2020 Austral Fisheries introduces sustainability-focused start-up accelerator for seafood sector

Source: Seafood Source

Perth, Australia-based fishing company Austral Fisheries is launching an “accelerator” program to support start-ups with a focus on sustainability-focused innovation in the seafood industry.

May 22, 2020 Is The U.S. Ready to Reopen?

Source: YouTube/CNBC - video

States across the country began reopening parts of their economies as early as April 24th. Guidelines for reopening differ wildly but a key difference lies in which sector can open first and the speed of the process. However,...

May 22, 2020 Infrastructure Investments Crucial for Future Sustainable Development

Source: Triple Pundit

Every pundit and economic analyst is weighing in on what should be included in the next round of stimulus funding to address the economic concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 22, 2020 Trials show progress on COVID-19 immunity, vaccines - video

Source: YouTube/Reuters

Two studies on monkeys published Wednesday offer some of the first scientific evidence that surviving COVID-19 may result in immunity from reinfection. In a separate published study Inovio Pharmaceuticals said its experimental...

May 22, 2020 Facebook to permanently embrace remote work - video

Source: YouTube/Reuters

Facebook Inc will permanently embrace remote work even after coronavirus lockdowns ease, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday, accelerating the tech sector's geographic diversification away from its home in Silicon...

May 21, 2020 ABC News Live and National Geographic Join Forces for Global Live Streaming and Television Event, LAUNCH AMERICA: MISSION TO SPACE LIVE

NEW YORK & WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As American astronauts launch from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly 10 years, ABC News and National Geographic will join forces to present a two-hour, global live streaming and...[more]

May 21, 2020 Virginia National Guard on the Move With Hanes Face Masks

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Virginia National Guard today jumpstarted its upcoming weekend of caring by loading two light medium tactical vehicles with 50,000 face masks to be distributed to those in need near...[more]

May 21, 2020 Satya Chauhan Named Battelle Inventor of the Year

COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Battelle has honored Satya Chauhan as its Inventor of the Year and Kavitha Dasu as its most recent Emerging Scientist.Chauhan, who has worked at Battelle for 46 years, is recognized for his key...[more]

May 21, 2020 TransPerfect Life Sciences Contributes to Pandemic Fight by Donating Translation Services for COVID-19 Patient Survey

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransPerfect Life Sciences, a leading provider for global development and commercialization of drugs, treatments, and devices, announced a donation of translation services in support of efforts...[more]

May 21, 2020 National Partners Join Donate Life Hollywood to Help TV and Movies Tell Accurate Stories Concerning Organ Donation

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Donate Life Hollywood announced today its first 20 partners in its historic effort to encourage authentic and accurate storylines in motion pictures and television concerning the power of organ,...[more]

May 21, 2020 The Aliera Companies Donates Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Aliera Companies (Aliera) today announced it has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA).During the current health care crisis, the Aliera Companies...[more]

May 21, 2020 T-Mobile Launches ‘Connecting Heroes’ Free 5G for First Responder Agencies is Here

BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Not just a bigger company, a better one. In a video today, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) CEO Mike Sievert launched Connecting Heroes, the Un-carrier’s 10-year commitment to provide free service and 5G...[more]

May 21, 2020 New Jersey American Water Offers Wise Water Tips for Warmer Weather

CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the spring season in full swing and summer on the way, New Jersey American Water is offering tips to customers to help avoid the water overuse pitfalls that frequently happen this time of year....[more]

May 21, 2020 Bluestone Sunshields Expands Offering from Fashionable Sun Protection to Functional Safety Wear as Businesses Begin Reopening

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bluestone Sunshields, the original chic solution to facial sun protection sold through dermatologist and esthetician offices, today announced a new product line of clear face shields as a...[more]

May 21, 2020 Keysight Technologies Releases 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report — Surpasses Social Impact Goals

SANTA ROSA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, has...[more]

May 21, 2020 AGCO Agriculture Foundation Launches COVID-19 Aid Program with $100,000 Donation to the World Food Program USA

DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF), a private foundation committed to ending hunger through sustainable agricultural development, today announced the launch of its COVID-19 Aid Program with a...[more]

May 21, 2020 SPIE and the University of Central Florida CREOL Announce $250,000 Endowed Scholarship Fund for Undergraduates Studying Optics and Photonics

BELLINGHAM, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On 21 May, SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, announced the establishment of the Soileau Family-SPIE Optics and Photonics Undergraduate Scholarship Fund for the...[more]

May 21, 2020 Research Report with COVID-19 Forecasts-Global Waste Heat Recovery Market 2020-2024 | Evolving Opportunities with ABB Ltd. and Clean Energy Technologies, Inc. | Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The global waste heat recovery market is expected to grow by USD 11.31 billion as per Technavio. Steady growth is expected to continue throughout the forecast period, and the market is expected to grow at...[more]

May 21, 2020 West Virginia Community-Based Organizations Receive $134,000 in Grants from UniCare as Part of Coordinated Response to COVID-19

CHARLESTON, W.Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UniCare Health Plan of West Virginia and its Foundation announced today $134,000 in grants to community-based organizations to support healthcare workers and first responders, access to food...[more]

May 21, 2020 Six Agtech Startups Selected for Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy...[more]

May 21, 2020 Asia Shares Temper Rally, Await China Policy Meeting

Source: New York Times

Asian shares stepped back slightly and U.S. stock futures fell on Thursday as lingering caution about the long-term impact of the coronavirus outbreak offset some of this week's enthusiasm over re-opening of economies.

May 21, 2020 Hormel posts record sales as coronavirus spurs grocery stockpiling

Source: Fox Business

The food and meat producer posted a second-quarter profit of $227.7 million as net revenue rose 3 percent to $2.4 billion.

May 21, 2020 Walmart, Inc. (WMT) CEO Doug McMillon on Q1 2021 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Source: Seeking Alpha

Q1 2021 Results Conference Call May 19, 2020 8:00 AM ET Company Participants Dan Binder - Investor Relations Doug McMillon - President

May 21, 2020 A crypto investor lost nearly $250,000 after his chosen fund collapsed during the coronavirus sell-off

Source: Business Insider

Vlad Matveev saw nearly 99% of his investment wiped out after the market meltdown forced Cryptolab Capital to shut its doors.

May 21, 2020 Tanger: A Former SWAN Looks To Rise Above The Ashes

Source: Seeking Alpha

The coronavirus pandemic has challenged a number of REITs. My recommendations are based on the best data available, independent of past positions on a stock, as

May 21, 2020 Riza Aziz given discharge not amounting to acquittal

Source: The Star Online on MSN.com

Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz, the stepson of Datuk Seri Najib Razak, has been given a discharge not amounting to an acquittal by the Sessions Court here over five counts of money laundering charges involving US$248mil (RM1.

May 21, 2020 Before devastating floods, Michigan dam had repeated safety violations

Source: Fox Business

A hydroelectric dam that failed to hold back floodwaters this week in Michigan was the target of lengthy investigations by federal regulators, who revoked the facility's license over safety violations two years before the...

May 21, 2020 Expect double-digit unemployment rates for the rest of 2020, economists warn

Source: Daily Camera

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday warned the economic path the nation faces in the weeks and months ahead will be “highly uncertain and subject to significant downside risks.”

May 21, 2020 Beyer, Gonzalez introduce bipartisan COVID-19 testing innovation legislation

Source: Augusta Free Press

Reps. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio) today introduced the At-Home Testing Prize Competitions Act.

May 21, 2020 1MDB calls PSI a "Pain in the A" witness

Source: Astro Awani

The High Court hearing Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razaks 1MDB case was today told that PetroSaudi International was called a Pain in the A"(ass) or PITA.

May 21, 2020 COVID-19 May Kickstart A Sustainability Movement. Here's How to Join In

Source: QSR magazine

If one is searching for silver linings from the COVID-19 pandemic, there are some to be found, including the fact that 2020 is seeing the largest drop in greenhouse gas emissions since World War II. No one is arguing that...

May 21, 2020 IMPACT SERIES OF SUBMERSIBLE WASTEWATER PUMPS

Source: CONTRACTOR

ALEXANDRIA, VA — To ensure the protection of wastewater workers during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is convening a blue-ribbon panel of experts to evaluate information on...

May 21, 2020 US STOCKS-Futures retreat as trade tensions add to pandemic woes

Source: Nasdaq

Simmering tensions between the world's two biggest economies over the origin of the novel coronavirus have slowed a Wall Street rally this month, but the S&P 500 and Nasdaq have still inched up to hit multi-month highs amid...

May 21, 2020 Fed To Purchase Corporate Bonds Through ETFs

Source: Seeking Alpha

Our belief is that the Fed is buying both investment grade and high yield corporate bond ETFs. What matters more, in our view, is the size of purchases, which s

May 21, 2020 Georgia jobless rate rockets to record 11.9% in April

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia’s unemployment rate reached an all-time record high of 11.9% in April as coronavirus-linked closures of businesses set off a flood of jobless claims, the Department of Labor said Thursday. The jobless rate was at a...

May 21, 2020 Luckin Coffee's founder says sorry as Nasdaq prepares to kick out his stock for fraud, in the first expulsion of a Chinese company

Source: YAHOO!

The chairman of Luckin Coffee, touted as China's answer to Starbucks, apologised over its US$310 million accounting fraud, which has led New York's Nasdaq stock exchange to move to delist the company amid waning market trust in...

May 21, 2020 Daily carbon emissions drop 17 percent compared to last year: study

Source: The Hill on MSN.com

Between January and early April, global daily carbon dioxide emissions decreased by about 17 percent compared to average levels last year, according to a new study. The study, published in Nature Climate Change,

May 21, 2020 NIST Study Published Today Measures Performance Accuracy Of Contactless Fingerprint Scanning Technologies

Source: Los Alamos Daily Post

NIST evaluated several commercially available contactless fingerprint scanning technologies in its May 2020 report. Courtesy/N. Hanacek/NIST. NIST News: The National Institute of

May 21, 2020 China’s central bank sets out Greater Bay Area trade and financial plan

Source: Global Trade Review (GTR)

China’s central bank and other regulatory bodies have drawn up a new cross-border trade and investment plan for the Greater Bay Area (GBA), the Chinese government’s scheme to link the semi-autonomous states of Hong...

May 21, 2020 Asia shares tread lightly, await China policy meeting

Source: Reuters

Asian shares and Wall Street futures stepped back on Thursday as resurgent concerns about the long-term impact of the coronavirus outbreak offset some of this week's earlier enthusiasm about economies re-opening.

May 21, 2020 Penn National Surges on Casino Reopening Plan in Mississippi

Source: Nasdaq

Penn National will be reopening the 1st Jackpot Casino Tunica, Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg, Boomtown Casino Biloxi, Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast and Hollywood Casino Tunica properties on May 21. However,

May 21, 2020 Arden Karson to leave CBRE, firm hires managing director to lead Broward, Palm Beach counties

Source: The Business Journals

CBRE is the No. 1 commercial real estate brokerage with sales and leases totaling $13.18 billion in 2019 in the tri-county region.

May 21, 2020 Could coronavirus help Amazon workers unionize'

Source: YAHOO!

Warehouse employees last month staged a walkout in Michigan to demand safer working conditions at their facility. Employees in at least 11 states this year have voiced their concerns and staged actions to highlight a variety of...

May 21, 2020 Our Views: One small step forward on accountability for judges

Source: The Advocate

How embarrassing was it for Louisiana’s secretive Supreme Court when the Metropolitan Crime Commission of New Orleans put the judges’ financial disclosure forms online'

May 21, 2020 New AICPA Chair: Accountants’ Experience Needed Now More Than Ever

Source: Business Wire

Golden, a CPA, Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and audit partner with Deloitte, was elected today to the one-year volunteer post by the AICPA governing Council at its first-ever virtual meeting.

May 21, 2020 Kuwait: COVID-19 won’t distract us from combating corruption

Source: Gulf News

Hamad Al Sabah is committed to tackling all forms of corruption in compliance with the directives of Highness the Amir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, government spokesperson Tariq Al Mezrem said.

May 21, 2020 Cities hastily add pandemics to long list of 21st-century threats

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Officials are harnessing networks and tools devised for responding to better-known risks like climate change to tackle the COVID-19 crisis

May 21, 2020 Golar Releases Inaugural Sustainability Report and Commits to Setting Longer-Term ESG Targets in 2021

Source: YAHOO!

First stage of ESG reporting will inform setting of targets in areas of Health, Safety, & Security; Environmental Impact; Energy Efficiency & Innovation; People &.

May 21, 2020 Amidst food system shocks, we must ensure weather index insurance reaches the most vulnerable

Source: Eco-business

So how can insurance companies make sure they are reaching these least advantaged farmers' A new paper published by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), with support from CGIAR Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE),...

May 21, 2020 Moody’s keeps Egypt’s credit rating at B2 with stable outlook amid global challenges

Source: Hebdo Ahram

Recently, Standard and Poor's kept Egypt’s credit rating in domestic and hard currencies at B level and maintained its stable outlook. Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait said Saturday that the ...

May 21, 2020 Hilton Wuhan Optics Valley Creates Birthday and Festival Surprises for Medical Staff

Source: YAHOO!

As people around the world have struggled to deal with the challenges brought by the COVID-19 outbreak, Hilton realizes that providing emotional support during such difficult times is more important than ever.

May 21, 2020 Gridsum Receives NASDAQ Notice Regarding Non-Compliance with Minimum Bid Price Requirement

Source: PR Newswire

it received a letter (the "Nasdaq Letter") from the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market ("Nasdaq"), indicating that for the last thirty consecutive business days ...

May 21, 2020 Include ownership details in oil bid requirements — CSOs

Source: The Punch Newspapers

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja Civil society organisations have asked the Federal Government to include the beneficial ownership details of bidders among the key requirements needed from those

May 21, 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility Related News Releases and Story Ideas for Reporters, Bloggers and Media Outlets

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following are the latest Corporate Social Responsibility news releases and story ideas available from Business Wire. These recaps, curated by Business Wire, provide reporters and bloggers around the...[more]

May 21, 2020 There can be no going with the flow at the helm of the pensions lifeboat

Source: The Times

Last month Mr Morley, as chief executive of the Pension Protection Fund, approved the company voluntary arrangement that prevented Sir Philip’s Arcadia retail group from sinking into insolvency.

May 21, 2020 European banks likely to rely on ECB funding, which is credit negative – Moodys

Source: MarketPulse

MarketPulse is a forex, commodities, and global indices analysis news site providing timely and accurate information on major economic trends, technical analysis, and worldwide events that impact ...

May 21, 2020 ESG funds are ready for your client’s retirement plan, study finds

Source: Financial Planning

In the first-quarter’s coronavirus-driven market decline, 94% of sustainable indexes outperformed, BlackRock research shows.

May 21, 2020 How rescue crews at Yosemite National Park handle dangerous water conditions

Source: CBS News

Rescue workers are on alert in Yosemite National Park, where a cold and wet winter has created dangerous conditions in the Merced River, posing a hazard to visitors. Jonathan Vigliotti got a very wet and close-up view at the way...

May 21, 2020 Skylar Announces Launch of Clean and Effective Scented Hand Sanitizer, Will Donate First Shipments to Hospital Workers Battling COVID-19

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Skylar, a maker of scented products that are free of harmful chemicals, today announced the launch of a new hand sanitizer product that is clean and effective. The sanitizer is 62 percent alcohol,...[more]

May 21, 2020 Final Zero Trust Special Publication Coming Soon, NIST Official Says

Source: MeriTalk

The final version of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-207 on zero trust could be released as soon as this month, with an opportunity for industry collaboration coming this fall,

May 21, 2020 Outlook into the Worldwide Crop Protection Chemicals Industry to 2025 - Featuring Bayer Cropscience, FMC & Monsanto Among Others

Source: Digital Journal

To estimate and forecast the market size of the Global Crop Protection Chemicals Market from 2019 to 2025 and growth rate until 2025. To classify and forecast the Global Crop Protection Chemicals Market based on type,

May 21, 2020 Watch Now: Vigilante Cruise fills the gap left by canceled parade

Source: Independent Record

You have run out of free articles. You can support our newsroom by joining at our lowest rate! Decorated vehicles, classic cars and even the Last Chance Tour Train highlighted the Vigilante Cruise ...

May 21, 2020 Markets remain hopeful as Bank of England comments help boost optimism

Source: AOL.co.uk

Following a wobble on Tuesday, the bulls were back out in force as optimism swept markets, building on strong growth from earlier in the week.Soothing words from Bank of England governor Andrew

May 21, 2020 UK factories report biggest output drop in over 40 years

Source: Reuters on MSN.com

British factories reported the sharpest fall in output in more than four decades during the three months to May as around half of them implemented partial shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Confederation of British...

May 21, 2020 Amid High Stakes, China Is Fast-Tracking COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts

Source: KPCC

Experts say the Communist Party sees more at stake than public health. One of the biggest concerns is the economy. China is also looking to defuse criticism over its early handling of the outbreak.

May 21, 2020 World on track to capture and store enough CO2 to meet climate targets – study

Source: YAHOO!

But the researchers say meeting CCS requirements will not be enough on its own to achieve the goals, with other interventions also needed.

May 21, 2020 Pandemic exposes ‘major vulnerabilities’ in the American food system, says author Michael Pollan

Source: PRI

Michael Pollan, the author of "The Omnivore’s Dilemma" and other books, says food shortages and massive food dumping during the COVID-19 pandemic expose major vulnerabilities in the American food supply chain.

May 21, 2020 Finnish tyre group Nokian's emissions targets get SBTi nod

Source: Trade Arabia

A collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute and the World Wide Fund for Nature, the SBTi defines and promotes best practice in science-based target ...

May 21, 2020 What's in the EU's new agri-food, biodiversity policy

Source: EUobserver

The European Commission is set to unveil the much-awaited Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategy on Wednesday, after several postponements due to the coronavirus pandemic.

May 21, 2020 Russell Investments Group Ltd. Trims Stock Holdings in Caci International Inc (NYSE:CACI)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

Russell Investments Group Ltd. lessened its holdings in shares of Caci International Inc (NYSE:CACI) by 24.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

May 21, 2020 Citigroup to Add Investment Banking Group for Environmental Sustainability

Source: The Motley Fool

Citigroup (NYSE:C) is launching a new arm within its investment banking division that will be dedicated to environmental sustainability, according to media reports.  The new Sustainability & Corporate Transitions...

May 21, 2020 Stocks, Futures Fall on Widening U.S.-China Rift: Markets Wrap

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

Stocks declined alongside U.S. equity futures on Thursday as deteriorating Sino-American ties cast a cloud over the recent rally in risk assets. Treasuries advanced with the dollar.

May 21, 2020 Transmission of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the nomadic free-grazing duck production system in Viet Nam

Source: Nature

The presence of free-grazing ducks (FGD) has consistently been shown to be associated with highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV) H5N1 outbreaks in South-East Asia. Howev

May 21, 2020 Malaysia must stop political squabbling and boost economic stimulus

Source: NIKKEI

William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of "Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan's Lost Decades." Many developing nations are facing a triple economic threat: a global recession,

May 21, 2020 High Calibre Additions to the Juvenescence Team

Source: Associated Press

Juvenescence Limited, a life sciences company focused on modifying aging and increasing human longevity, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jean-Christophe Renondin to its Main Board of Directors,

May 21, 2020 HSBC, IFC raise $320m extra for EM real economy green bond fund

Source: IPE

HSBC Global Asset Management and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have raised $324m ($291m) from European occupational pension funds and insurance companies for a bond fund aimed at supporting climate risk-mitigation...

May 21, 2020 Newcastle takeover: Where Saudi group will rank on Premier League rich list alongside Man City and Chelsea’s billionaire owners

Source: Talksport

It appears it won’t be long before Newcastle United have new owners – and they will be incredibly rich ones. Mike Ashley, the Sports Direct retail king, has owned the club for the past 13

May 21, 2020 Reopening Vietnam: How the country’s improving governance helped it weather the COVID-19 pandemic

Source: Brookings Institution

Vietnam’s effective COVID-19 response is enabled by the country’s ongoing efforts to improve governance and central-local government policy coordination.

May 21, 2020 From Plague to a Livable World

Source: CounterPunch

The 2020 corona virus pandemic is not merely killing countless people. It is also having invisible but deleterious effects: psychological, political, and intellectual. Some people cannot cope with the severe economic effects of...

May 21, 2020 Ex-Dividend Reminder: Assurant, Radian Group and United Parcel Service

Source: Nasdaq

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/22/20, Assurant Inc (Symbol: AIZ), Radian Group, Inc. (Symbol: RDN), and United Parcel Service Inc (Symbol: UPS) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective...

May 21, 2020 KBRA Assigns Ratings to FREED ABS Trust 2020-2CP

Source: YAHOO!

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns ratings to three classes of notes issued by FREED ABS Trust 2020-2CP ("FREED 2020-2CP"), a consumer loan asset-backed securities transaction.

May 21, 2020 History Class: The Early 70s Expansion

Source: And The Valley Shook

Understandably, the entire offense ran through Pete while he was in school, but now that the greatest scorer in NCAA history was no longer on the team, Maravich tried to run a more balanced offense. This didn’t sit well...

May 21, 2020 British Steel pension trustees explore insurance buyout

Source: Pensions&Investments

The trustees of the Old British Steel Pension Scheme, Glasgow, Scotland, are exploring the possibility of a buyout deal with a number of insurers. The OBSPS comprises British Steel employees that chose not to transfer to a new...

May 21, 2020 When a $20,000 grant is the difference in saving your business in the time of coronavirus

Source: The Business Journals

The Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region is offering up to $20,000 to help businesses keep their employees and weather the impacts of Covid-19. Here are a few stories of how businesses are using the money.

May 21, 2020 Real deals: WellNow expanding, historic Delaware Ave property for sale, Hamburg markets commerce site

Source: The Business Journals

WellNow Urgent Care is continuing with its expansion in the Buffalo marketplace by acquiring a vacant Hamburg parcel with plans to open a health clinics on site. WellNow, through its Rochester-based real estate affiliate...

May 21, 2020 Lewiston man accused of stealing retirement payments of deceased

Source: Herald Journal

Charges were filed on Tuesday against a former Cache Valley man accused of stealing over $130,000 in monthly retirement payments.

May 21, 2020 IMCA Strengthens Expertise In Environmental Sustainability

Source: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Following our strategic review in 2017, we established our first dedicated committee on Environmental Sustainability, which has over the last three years been very successful in promoting and sharing best practice amongst our...

May 21, 2020 The Lessons We Should Have Learned From The 2003 SARS Outbreak

Source: WBUR

Dr. Ali Khan tells us what we should have learned from SARS. New Yorker: "Why Weren’t We Ready for the Coronavirus'" — "In 2006, the idea that an unknown virus might spill out of some wild animal into humans,

May 21, 2020 NIST Report Outlines Research Needs for Premise Plumbing Systems

Source: CONTRACTOR

IAPMO applauds the release of the report that identifies nearly 60 specific research needs. WASHINGTON, DC — The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on Monday published a report titled Measurement Science .

May 21, 2020 Should You Worry About Amiad Water Systems Ltd.'s (LON:AFS) CEO Salary Level'

Source: YAHOO!

Dori Ivzori has been the CEO of Amiad Water Systems Ltd. (LON:AFS) since 2016. First, this article will compare

May 21, 2020 ABP chair: ‘Concept for new pension system lacks crucial elements’

Source: IPE

In an interview with Dutch pensions publication Pensioen Pro, she said she wasn’t aware of any satisfactory proposals for merging existing pension rights with pensions to be accrued under new arrangements.

May 21, 2020 New Analysis Shows World Can Capture and Store Enough Carbon Dioxide to Meet Climate Targets

Source: SciTech Daily

The capture and storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) underground is one of the key components of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) reports on how to keep global warming to less than 2°C above pre-industrial...

May 21, 2020 Advanced Drainage Systems Announces Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results

HILLIARD, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (NYSE: WMS) (“ADS” or the “Company”), is a leading provider of innovative water management solutions in the stormwater and on-site septic waste water industries...[more]

May 21, 2020 While U.S. economy slides, heartland auto dealers cry out for more trucks

Source: YAHOO!

Jerry Bill is worried the novel coronavirus could hurt business at the Des Moines auto dealership he runs, but not because of a shortage of buyers for the big Ram pickups on his lot. "Our biggest issue will be if we don't get...

May 21, 2020 This week in shady governance: Murphy & OPRA | Editorial

Source: NJ.com

OPRA is imperative to our democracy — not only to journalists, but to lawmakers, advocates, and citizens — so when the administration decides that transparency is a conditional term, it should be a sign to the...

May 21, 2020 L'Enfant Plaza hotel faces mounting debts a year after reopening

Source: The Business Journals

More than a year after it reopened as the Hilton Washington D.C. National Mall, the former L'Enfant Plaza Hotel is seeing contractor liens of more than $14 million.

May 21, 2020 NIST Report Details Performance Accuracy of Contactless Fingerprint Scanning Devices

Source: Executive Gov

NIST said Tuesday it released an interagency report titled “Interoperability Assessment 2019: Contactless-to-Contact Fingerprint Capture” and used four smartphone-based contactless technologies as well as two...

May 21, 2020 Democrats slam EPA's rollbacks

Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Democrats on Wednesday blasted the Trump administration's moves to roll back environmental regulations during the coronavirus crisis, with one senator saying a "pandemic of pollution" has been released.

May 21, 2020 Newly woke BlackRock feels the heat over climate-change agenda, China ties

Source: Washington Times

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager that endured years of pressure and protests from the left, announced in January that it would embrace a climate change and social justice agenda — and then the COVID-19...

May 21, 2020 Charles Lahr

Source: Citywire

Charles Lahr was born in Cedar Rapids ... he was an international equities research analyst for the State of Wisconsin Investment Board. Charles has 16 years of experience in the financial ...

May 21, 2020 BoE’s Bailey refuses to rule out negative interest rates

Source: The Daily Telegraph

Sees potential to be closer to normal by Q4 Expect Fed rates to stay near zero for quite a while Scale of Fed and fiscal response bodes well for outlook Looks like virus peak was in April Sees no reason why 2021 won't be 'great...

May 21, 2020 Stocks, Futures Drop on Worsening U.S.-China Rift: Markets Wrap

Source: YAHOO!

Stocks declined alongside U.S. equity futures on Thursday as deteriorating Sino-American ties cast a cloud over the recent rally in risk assets. Treasuries advanced with the dollar.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index erased...

May 21, 2020 Novo Nordisk A/S ADR

Source: Barron's

Stocks: Real-time U.S. stock quotes reflect trades reported through Nasdaq only; comprehensive quotes and volume reflect trading in all markets and are delayed at least 15 minutes. International ...

May 21, 2020 Senate Review: State retirees get cost-of-living raises

Source: Tulsa World

Retired state employees received good news last week after the Senate and House came together to pass a cost-of-living adjustment, also known as a COLA.

May 21, 2020 PM’s chairing World Economic Forum meeting honour for country: Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan

Source: The News International on MSN.com

Chairing the World Economic Forum meeting by Prime Minister Imran Khan is an honour for Pakistan, said Punjab Information Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan.In a statement, the minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan’s...

May 21, 2020 Anti-social distancing: The darker side of a remote world, from execution orders to digital governance

Source: RT

The coronavirus pandemic has dragged the world kicking and screaming into an unprecedented era of social distancing, with videoconferencing only thing connecting us. But it too has entered some pretty macabre territory of late.

May 21, 2020 Bacterial Pathogens in Our Food

Source: Medscape

and report incidences of foodborne illness to the local health department and the CDC. Elderly patients, those with small children, and those who are immunocompromised would benefit from education ...

May 21, 2020 Researchers build hybrid quantum system by entangling molecule with atom

Source: Phys.org

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have boosted their control of the fundamental properties of molecules at the quantum level by linking or "entangling" an electrically charged atom and an...

May 21, 2020 China to facilitate int'l e-commerce forex settlement

Source: China Internet Information Center

Banks are allowed to offer foreign exchange settlement services for market entities of cross-border e-commerce and other new trade industries upon provision of relevant electronic transaction information,

May 21, 2020 Meister retiring as fire chief

Source: Aberdeen American News

Randy Meister is hanging up his hat as fire chief for Aberdeen Fire & Rescue. Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to continue reading.

May 21, 2020 Retirement system trustees weigh legislative-pitch options

Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The Arkansas State Employees Association's executive director has suggested several options for the trustees for the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System to consider pursuing in the 2021 regular session.

May 21, 2020 Nigeria needs urgent fiscal buffers to survive fallouts of COVID-19

Source: TheCable

BY ADEOLA ADENIKIJU Covid-19 will hit Nigeria very hard; this is not uncommon with the experience of other countries. The pandemic, though a public health issue has significant economic impacts.

May 21, 2020 "75% of crops worldwide depend on pollinators"

Source: FreshPlaza

On May 20, the world will celebrate bees, one of the insects that most actively contributes to the global population's food security and nutrition, as 75% of the world's crops depend

May 21, 2020 Powell and Mnuchin defend government's trillion-dollar stimulus efforts

Source: CBS News

It's the first public testimony by the duo since the $2 trillion economic bailout became law nearly two months ago.

May 21, 2020 Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies: small steps forward instead of a giant leap

Source: EUbusiness

NGOs and over 300,000 citizens have called on the Commission for an 80% reduction target, and a full phase-out by 2035 Does not include a dedicated action plan to reduce the production and consumption of industrial meat and other...

May 21, 2020 Best’s Market Segment Report: AM Best Maintains India Non-Life Insurance Market Outlook at Negative

Source: Business Wire

AM Best is maintaining a negative market segment outlook on India’s non-life insurance sector. Key factors underpinning the outlook include the sector

May 21, 2020 Cohen ‘Client Number Two’ tapped NM for $16 million

Source: Albuquerque Journal

L.P. (the “Markstone Fund”) – the same Markstone fund in which the New Mexico State Investment Council invested. Broidy also agreed to forfeit $18 million to the state of New York ...

May 21, 2020 Plea bargaining in Riza’s case sets dangerous precedent, says Dr M

Source: Free Malaysia Today

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the money-laundering charges dropped against Riza Aziz after a plea bargain had set a dangerous precedent for future cases. Riza, the stepson of former prime minister Najib Razak,

May 21, 2020 In Fink We Trust: BlackRock Is Now ‘Fourth Branch of Government’

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

Fink was on the shortlist in 2012 to replace outgoing Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. Now he’s widely viewed as a contender for that post in a possible Joe Biden administration

May 21, 2020 EPA says federal dams raise water temperature in Snake River | Charlotte Observer

Source: Charlotte Observer

An Environmental Protection Agency report provides details about how federal government dams in the Snake and Columbia river system raise summer water temperatures and hurt endangered salmon runs.

May 21, 2020 Untangling a key step in photosynthetic oxygen production

Source: Phys.org

Photosystem II is a protein complex in plants, algae and cyanobacteria that is responsible for splitting water and producing the oxygen we breathe. Over the past few years, an international collaboration between scientists at the...

May 21, 2020 The wild animals at risk in lockdown

Source: BBC

There has been a spike in poaching in many countries during lockdown – as well as being bad for wildlife, that raises our risk of exposure to new viruses.

May 21, 2020 Post-pandemic world trend: further globalization, better governance

Source: Global Times

Confronted with the common threat posed by COVID-19, some observers are thinking about where the post-epidemic world is headed for. One of the recent debates regards whether the ongoing crisis will trigger a process of either...

May 21, 2020 A Veteran Litigator Looks Forward and Back as COVID-19 Stands to Remake the Practice

Source: Law

Looking forward from this improbable ninth week of shutdown, I believe that litigation is about to enter another sea change,' writes Eric Lewis, a senior partner at litigation boutique Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss.

May 21, 2020 UN COVID-19 task force issues recommendations for shipping, oil and gas industries

Source: Engineering360 News

A COVID-19 task force for the United Nations Global Compact Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business has announced a set of recommendations to guide international offshore oil and gas and shipping industries doing business...

May 21, 2020 Premier Asset Management LLC Sells 149 Shares of Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

Premier Asset Management LLC lessened its holdings in Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) by 3.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

May 21, 2020 Need to divert resources to healthcare to cope with COVID-19, PM Imran tells World Economic Forum

Source: The News International

Wednesday developing countries need to divert available resources towards healthcare as nations across the world struggle to cope with th

May 21, 2020 ‘PE to be net-gainer in the pandemic’

Source: Mint

Having said this, private equity will be a net-gainer in this period. While intrinsic value of businesses are strong, valuations are expected to lower. In times like these, be it a strategic M&A (mergers and acquisitions)...

May 21, 2020 Is Your Fast Fashion Habit Ruining The Planet' A Style Explainer

Source: Uproxx

Ready to handle some more numbers' According to the World Resources Institute, it takes 700 gallons of water to produce a single cotton shirt, roughly the same amount of water you’d consume in ...

May 21, 2020 Biter Bit

Source: National Review

Quite what investment giant BlackRock is up to with all the focus it is putting on climate change is hard to make out.

May 21, 2020 European shares follow Wall Street higher on recovery hopes

Source: Metro US

European shares swung higher on Wednesday as hopes of a rebound from a coronavirus-led economic slump charged Wall Street and technology stocks rose on both sides of the Atlantic. The pan-European STOXX 600

May 21, 2020 Credit Suisse appoints head of wealth management India

Source: International Adviser

Private banking veteran Puneet Matta has joined Credit Suisse from Union Bancaire Privee (UBP). To the role of head of wealth management India, he brings 30 years’ industry experience across wealth management,

May 21, 2020 Dunedin Celebrates World Bee Day

Source: Patch

"Without bees, we wouldn't have these nutritious foods. Bees play an essential role in keeping us and the planet healthy."

May 21, 2020 ANALYSIS-Argentina looks to rewrite history as default No. 9 looms

Source: Nasdaq

Buenos Aires estate agent Esperanza Abondano is feeling the pinch of Argentina's debt crisis as the country inches toward a potential ninth default with a hard deadline for bond payments on Friday and a restructuring deal with...

May 21, 2020 Trump Executive Order Uses COVID-19 as Excuse to Attack Public Health Protections

Source: Union of Concerned Scientists

Citing the need to jump-start the economy, the White House is set to issue an executive order directing federal agencies to identify rules and standards to suspend or permanently roll back—a move that will undermine public...

May 21, 2020 What the Media’s Most Powerful Executives Were Paid in 2019

Source: Variety

Media chieftains don’t suffer from low self-esteem. Industry titans including Bob Iger, Reed Hastings and Rupert Murdoch probably need big egos to believe they’re entitled to make far more than

May 21, 2020 Nokia Corp. ADR

Source: Barron's

Stocks: Real-time U.S. stock quotes reflect trades reported through Nasdaq only; comprehensive quotes and volume reflect trading in all markets and are delayed at least 15 minutes. International ...

May 21, 2020 How the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill will help your business

Source: gov.uk

New measures announced by the government will help to relieve the burden on businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

May 21, 2020 iFresh Announces It Has Regained Compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rules

Source: GlobeNewswire

announced today that the Company received a written notice from the Listing Qualifications Staff (the “Staff”) of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) on May 4, 2020, indicating that the ...

May 21, 2020 Comparative Sequence Analyses of La Crosse Virus Strain Isolated From Patient With Fatal Encephalitis, Tennessee, USA

Source: Medscape

Moncayo) Amy J. Lambert, Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3150 Rampart Rd ...

May 21, 2020 H&M, Inditex in UN push to governments for climate change action

Source: Companies

More than 150 companies including the likes of H&M, Burberry, Inditex, and zipper manufacturer YKK Corp, have backed a UN statement urging governments to align their Covid-19 economic aid and recovery efforts with the latest...

May 21, 2020 HSBC GAM and IFC raise $474m for EM climate action

Source: Citywire

HSBC Global Asset Management and IFC, which sits within the World Bank Group, have completed the third close on an emerging markets-focused climate action fund after $474m of new financing. The HSBC Real Economy Green Investment...

May 21, 2020 European shares pull back as recovery hopes fade

Source: The Chronicle Herald

European shares fell on Thursday following a strong run this week after the latest business activity data revealed the damaging impact of the coronavirus crisis. The pan-European STOXX 600 fell 1.

May 21, 2020 European Shares Pull Back Ahead of PMI Numbers

Source: U.S. News & World Report

The numbers are expected to rebound after hitting rock bottom in April. Among stocks, Amsterdam-based telecoms and cable group Altice Europe NV fell 7.4% as it posted a worse-than-expected first-quarter core profit.

May 21, 2020 Britain’s Fat Dividends Face Biggest Slimdown in Europe

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

British firms have traditionally yielded an outsized portion of Europe’s dividends. For investors accustomed to steady payouts, the pandemic is about to cause outsized pain.

May 21, 2020 EPA 'secret science' proposal garners 76,000 comments, many critical

Source: The Hill

Critics have blasted a proposed rule that they believe would limit the use of science in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rulemaking as the proposal inches closer to finalization.

May 21, 2020 Startup Looks For A New Way To Rate Credit

Source: NPR

Kroll says his rating agency -- Kroll Bond Ratings Inc. -- won't just rely on the arithmetic modeling that the big three utilize. Instead, he says, his bond raters will look at the lending terms ...

May 21, 2020 Seattle Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGEN) Shares Acquired by Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its stake in shares of Seattle Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGEN) by 28.3% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 23,450 shares of the biotechnology...

May 21, 2020 How To Interpret Saudi Wealth Fund’s $2 Billion Splurge On Big Oil Stocks

Source: Forbes

Acquisition of minority stakes by Riyadh’s sovereign investment arm in major oil and gas companies may be opportunistic but also points to the sector's medium-term bankability.

May 21, 2020 Without the consumer, U.S. economy is 'dead in the water': Strategist

Source: CNBC

Danielle DiMartino Booth from research firm Quill Intelligence tells "Capital Connection" why a consumer-led recovery is the most likely post-pandemic scenario for the U.S.

May 21, 2020 Cotton Council joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Source: Drapers

US not-for-profit group Cotton Council International (CCI) has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group’s Higg Index sustainability measurement tools to drive environmental and social...

May 21, 2020 Lead, Legionella: Experts urge building owners to flush their water lines before reopening

Source: Indianapolis Star

As Indianapolis buildings begin opening after months of being closed for the coronavirus pandemic, experts warn a danger could lurk inside the walls.

May 21, 2020 EMERGING MARKETS-Shares tread water with stimulus, central bank meetings in focus

Source: Nasdaq

Emerging market shares trod water on Thursday as a rally on Wall Street looked set to fizzle out, with attention turning to a key policy gathering in China and central bank rate decisions from Turkey and South Africa.

May 21, 2020 First Trust Advisors LP Has $30.32 Million Position in Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPWR)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

First Trust Advisors LP reduced its holdings in Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPWR) by 21.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

May 21, 2020 IFM itching to dole out $650m in debt finance

Source: The Australian Financial Review

One of the nation’s largest corporate lenders has $650 million in dry powder ready to finance stressed companies as it predicts a drawn out economic recovery.

May 21, 2020 New York State Common Retirement Fund Has $18.65 Million Stock Position in Alliant Energy Co. (NYSE:LNT)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

New York State Common Retirement Fund trimmed its holdings in shares of Alliant Energy Co. (NYSE:LNT) by 0.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

May 21, 2020 Clean energy has taken a hit. Will it rebound'

Source: The Bakersfield Californian

Warren Leon convened a meeting of leaders from around the country who are overseeing their states’ transitions to clean energy. He feared the group — 14 states

May 21, 2020 The Most Affordable Places Where Buyers Can Still Find a Home for Sale

Source: Houston Chronicle

With the economy struggling and a lack of homes on the market, where can buyers find that sweet spot of lots of affordable real estate to choose from'

May 21, 2020 Marion County moves to resume vacation rentals

Source: Ocala.com

Residents from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Louisiana or other high-infection areas must quarantine for 14 days.

May 21, 2020 The Aces Up TECHNIA’s Sleeve: Bernard Charles, Gian Paolo Bassi, and the Success of the Digital PLMIF 2020 Event

Source: Engineering

It was by no means surprising that Dassault Systèmes’ CEO, Bernard Charles, addressed health and life sciences issues in his opening speech at the premiere of TECHNIA’s digit

May 21, 2020 Virgin suitor Bill Franke eyed Ansett 20 years ago

Source: The Australian

Phoenix-based airline investor Bill Franke, co-founder of Virgin bidder Indigo partners, has been looking at bidding for an Australian airline since the collapse of Ansett almost 20 years ago.

May 21, 2020 New York State Common Retirement Fund Grows Stock Position in Docusign Inc (NASDAQ:DOCU)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its stake in shares of Docusign Inc (NASDAQ:DOCU) by 2.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 285,520 shares of the...

May 21, 2020 T-Mobile Gives Graduates a Ceremonious Send-Off With TikTok #TossYourCap Challenge for Charity

Source: MarketWatch

The Un-carrier will donate up to $200K to Jobs for America's Graduates, with $5 for every TikTok using #TossYourCap May 20, 2020 (3BL Media via

May 21, 2020 From Supply Glut To Energy Shock

Source: Seeking Alpha

Oil demand dropped from a record peak of 100 mbd reached in 2019 to a recent low of 70 mbd. At $20 oil, no one is making money and if prices continue at these l

May 21, 2020 Dow futures drop more than 100 points as investors take a breather from week's rally

Source: CNBC

U.S. index futures declined Thursday early morning as investors took a breather from Wall Street's robust gains so far this week.

May 21, 2020 UK government introduces corporate governance and insolvency bill

Source: Middle East North Africa Financial Network

The UK government on Wednesday, May 20, introduced the Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill in parliament, which will put in place a series of measures to amend insolvency and company law to support business to address the...

May 21, 2020 AEP Releases 2020 Corporate Accountability Report

Source: Business Insider

PRNewswire/ -- American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) issued its 2020 Corporate Accountability Report, an annual assessment of its performance as a public company and a community partner. This is the 14th year of AEP's report,

May 21, 2020 SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF: Trend Indicators Looking Stronger

Source: Seeking Alpha

SPDR S&P 500 is at a critical juncture. The fundamental drivers are particularly uncertain. Trying to predict the future is futile. Instead, investors should fo

May 21, 2020 MSCI/REALPAC property index dips to open 2020

Source: Ottawa

The total return on investment of all assets measured by the MSCI/REALPAC Canada Annual Property Index slipped to 4.6 per cent in Q1 2020 from the 7.5 per cent annual rate for 2019. “As of near the end of March,

May 21, 2020 World’s Largest Green Hydrogen Project to Launch in California

Source: Business Wire

The global energy company SGH2 is bringing the world’s biggest green hydrogen production facility to Lancaster. The plant will feature SGH2s

May 21, 2020 A three-phase recession will be 'unlike anything we have seen in modern history': Morning Brief

Source: YAHOO!

But the road ahead for the U.S. economy coming out of this pandemic induced recession is a long one. And according to economists at Bank of America Global Research, things will be even more challenging than initially thought.

May 21, 2020 COVID-19 stalls woman's plans to begin new job in Florida; Can't get update on unemployment benefits

Source: WTLV-TV Jacksonville on MSN.com

The promise of warmer weather and a new job was the kind of change Michelle Rossetti was looking forward to. “I just felt really organized and confident with everything that was going on at the time,” she told First...

May 21, 2020 Hamilton County budget hearings loom

Source: Times Free Press

Coppinger said Wednesday his staff is considering following the state in changing the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System. If the change is adopted, future workers would be offered a hybrid ...

May 21, 2020 Fate of the world’s health rests between China and Trump — right where WHO is stuck

Source: The Print on MSN.com

At a time when WHO is trying to coordinate a global response to the worst pandemic, it faces an unprecedented political challenge.

May 21, 2020 Merkel warns against trade barriers in face of coronavirus recession

Source: YAHOO!

Countries should not resort to renationalization and protectionism in response to a "deep global recession" caused by the coronavirus crisis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday. "It was

May 21, 2020 Wetherby Asset Management Inc. Acquires 70 Shares of Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

Wetherby Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) by 4.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,594 shares of the semiconductor...

May 21, 2020 NCDC confirms 117 new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria as toll rises to 782

Source: Daily Post Nigeria

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, on Tuesday, confirmed 117 new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria. NCDC in a tweet on its official Twitter page, disclosed that the confirmed cases were ...

May 21, 2020 Credible Accountability

Source: The Nation on MSN.com

The tussle between former Mayor Islamabad Sheikh Ansar Aziz and the federal government has reached the Islamabad High Court, which will now decide if he has been suspended on reasonable grounds. A PML-N member,

May 21, 2020 New Report: Mortgage Fraud Redux

Source: Seeking Alpha

As cash flows have plunged in the pandemic shutdown, many rents have not been paid and so payments on loans have been missed. According to a new whistleblower r

May 21, 2020 Joe Biden on nuclear weapons short version (June 2019)

Source: Wisconsin Gazette

The Union of Concerned Scientists aims to increase public discussion about the use of nuclear weapons; we are posting these videos to highlight such discussion by candidates for president. As

May 21, 2020 Ant Group Releases 2020 CSR Report: Digital Technology Can Help Create a Better Future

Source: Business Wire

Ant Financial Services Group (“Ant Group”) has released its 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, detailing its efforts to leverage the p

May 21, 2020 Yolo County health officer announces retirement

Source: Davis Enterprise

The architect of Yolo County’s COVID-19 pandemic response effort is retiring. Dr. Ron Chapman, who has served as the county’s health officer for five years, will retire effective June 30 and Deputy Health Officer Dr.

May 21, 2020 FAO vegetable oil price index falls to 8-month low

Source: Biodiesel Magazine

FAO price index for vegetable oils slipped 7.2 points, or 5.2 percent, compared to the previous month, to 131.8 points. This was the lowest level since August 2019 and also the third decline in three months running.

May 21, 2020 Cheap hydrogen is the Australian export of the future

Source: The Australian Financial Review

The government is backing cheap renewably-produced hydrogen as a future export in the low-carbon world, but needs to slash the cost of production in half.

May 21, 2020 S.Korean shares gain as economic recovery hopes offset bleak data

Source: Nasdaq

South Korean shares rose on Thursday as investors looked past the tepid domestic exports data and bet on a swift economic recovery from the coronavirus-induced recession and fresh stimulus measures from the United States.

May 21, 2020 1919 Barons Edmond & Benjamin de Rothschild, Haut-Medoc, France

Source: Wine-Searcher

Kosher.The 2016 vintage may be labelled as the Thirtieth Anniversary Edition, ensure your merchant has the wine you are looking for. Haut-Médoc is the large southern section of the greater Médoc district of Bordeaux...

May 21, 2020 Drink Coffee and Save Pups

Source: The Austin Chronicle

Let’s mention that Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. has previously partnered with animal rescue organizations in Pittsburgh and Northern California and elsewhere, that their coffee is 100% organic and fair-trade certified,

May 21, 2020 Intertek revenue falls for first 4 months of 2020

Source: MarketWatch

Intertek Group PLC said on Thursday that revenue for the first four months of 2020 fell, and that it won't provide any guidance for 2020 until there is

May 21, 2020 UN expects global human development to fall for the first time on record this year

Source: CNBC

In some areas, the United Nations said conditions today were equivalent to levels of deprivation last seen in the mid-1980s.

May 21, 2020 Blackstone makes a return trip to conduit market with $608M CMBS

Source: American Banker

The private equity firm's REIT arm is seeking to price a second CRE loan portfolio for May, this time led by an industrial portfolio of warehouses and logistics centers. No hotel or shopping mall loans are included.

May 21, 2020 I had nothing to do with Riza discharge, says Muhyiddin

Source: Free Malaysia Today

Riza had claimed trial in July 2019 to money laundering charges allegedly involving funds received from Good Star Ltd and Aabar Investments PJS Ltd, two companies said to be linked to fugitive ...

May 21, 2020 Arizona State Retirement System Decreases Stake in Regency Centers Corp (NYSE:REG)

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

Arizona State Retirement System lessened its stake in shares of Regency Centers Corp (NYSE:REG) by 43.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

May 21, 2020 Why the Food Delivery Space Is Consolidating

Source: The Motley Fool

Tech, Dylan Lewis and Motley Fool contributor Brian Feroldi discuss the meal delivery space in general, including Uber's reported plan to buy Gr

May 21, 2020 Amazon Announces Five New Utility-Scale Solar Projects to Power Global Operations in China, Australia, and the U.S.

Source: Business Wire

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced five new renewable energy projects in China, Australia and the U.S. that further support Amazon’s commitment to

May 21, 2020 Rexnord Corporation Launches New Corporate Social Responsibility Website and Report

Source: Business Wire

Rexnord Corporation (NYSE:RXN) announced today its new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) website and its inaugural CSR report sharing its sustaina

May 21, 2020 Steve Bruce admits he would love Saudi-led Newcastle takeover to happen

Source: The Guardian

Steve Bruce would welcome a £300m, largely Saudi Arabian-funded takeover of Newcastle and aims to continue as manager

May 21, 2020 United Therapeutics Co. (NASDAQ:UTHR) Short Interest Update

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

United Therapeutics Co. (NASDAQ:UTHR) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,560,000 shares, a growth of 16.3% from the April 30th total of...

May 21, 2020 Brixmor Property Group Inc (NYSE:BRX) Shares Sold by Russell Investments Group Ltd.

Source: theenterpriseleader.com

Russell Investments Group Ltd. reduced its stake in shares of Brixmor Property Group Inc (NYSE:BRX) by 15.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

May 21, 2020 Traders Beware: U.S. taps new tools to find fraud in volatile commodities market

Source: YAHOO!

When the U.S. Department of Justice charged a handful of JP Morgan Chase & Co traders in 2018 and 2019 with alleged commodities futures manipulation, it wasn't the first time the government had probed the bank's metals...

May 21, 2020 Coronavirus latest: UK local pension funds push for better governance after crisis

Source: The Financial Times

France’s economic downturn shows signs of easing in May. Premier Inn parent Whitbread to raise £1bn in rights issue. AstraZeneca receives $1bn US funding for Oxford vaccine.

May 21, 2020 NBFI support measures hinge on execution: Fitch Ratings

Source: Sify.com

Indian non-bank financial institutions' (NBFI) funding and liquidity will continue to face pressure despite a pick-up in loan collections, according to Fitch Ratings.

May 21, 2020 Coal plants disappear in Va. But CO2 is rising

Source: E&E

A building spree of natural gas power plants ended coal's reign in Virginia. But it hasn't helped the state address climate change.

May 21, 2020 EU wants to halve use of pesticides by 2030

Source: EUobserver

The European Commission wants to cut chemical pesticides by 50 percent in the next decade - but the definitive target will be subject to the results of a risk assessment. Green NGOs have urged their full phase-out by 2035.

May 21, 2020 Apollo Investment Q4 2020 Earnings Preview

Source: Seeking Alpha

AINV) is scheduled to announce Q4 earnings results on Thursday, May 21st, before market open.The consensus EPS Estimate is $0.45 (-4.3% Y/Y) and the consensus Revenue Estimat

May 21, 2020 UPDATE 1-U.S. reaches settlement to recover over $49 mln involving Malaysia's 1MDB -DOJ

Source: Reuters

The United States has reached a settlement to recover more than $49 million involving Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, the Department of Justice said. The government of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak set up the...

May 21, 2020 World Business Council for Sustainable Development launches Malaysia chapter

Source: The Edge

The Malaysian chapter of the Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) has been launched.In a statement, BCSD Malaysia said it was launched today during a roundtable session attended by over fifty C-level...

May 21, 2020 OTT's OK, What About Theatres Highhandedness'

Source: CineJosh

Everyone knows how theatres increased the rates for Sankranti releases. The cost of one water b Ott le is Rs 40-50 and tub popcorn costs Rs 150-200 while cooldrink is priced at Rs 90. If one questions rates there,

May 21, 2020 HSBC and IFC emerging market green bond fund raises $474 mln

Source: Reuters

HSBC Global Asset Management and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced on Wednesday the closing of a green bond fund, raising $474 million for investments aimed at mitigating risks from climate change in emerging...

May 21, 2020 News related to 'Meacher criticises business community'

Source: Edie

Equator Principles: Global banks failing to uphold environmental and social risk agreements An investor coalition representing more than $2.9trn has urged global banks to strengthen efforts that protect the rights of indigenous...

May 21, 2020 Unique hole-accepting carbon-dots promoting selective carbon dioxide reduction nearly 100% to methanol by pure water

Source: Nature

Solar-driven CO2 reduction by abundant water to alcohols is hindered by the sluggish water oxidation reaction. Here, the authors demonstrate that the microwave-synthesized carbon-dots possess unique hole-accepting nature,

May 21, 2020 World can likely capture and store enough carbon dioxide to meet climate targets

Source: Phys.org

The capture and storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) underground is one of the key components of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) reports on how to keep global warming to less than 2°C above pre-industrial...

May 21, 2020 How Nigeria can survive oil price crash, global downturn, by expert

Source: sweetcrudereports.com

Iweala    *Privatise refineries, sell unviable govt oil assets – NNRC   *Nigeria must avoid Venezuela experience – Varsity don CHUKS ISIWU, IKE AMOS & MKPOIKANA UDOMA Lagos/Abuja/Port Harcourt...

May 21, 2020 Crossgates Mall expects more stores will offer curbside pickup

Source: The Business Journals

Best Buy, Dick's Sporting Goods and Lego Store are offering curbside pick-up service at Crossgates Mall, and more retailers are anticipated to join them under the first stage of the state's phased reopening plan.

May 21, 2020 Ex-1MDB CEO says had '100pc' trust in Jho Low after 'nasi goreng’ episode involving Najib

Source: Malay Mail on MSN.com

An incident involving home-cooked nasi goreng, or fried rice, strengthened the impression that fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho had a close relationship with former

May 21, 2020 Intertek Group 4-month Revenue Down

Source: Finanznachrichten

LONDON (dpa-AFX) - Intertek Group Plc. (ITRK.L), a provider of quality and safety services, reported Thursday that its group revenues for the four months to April 30 was 881.6 million pounds

May 21, 2020 ANALYSIS-Will pandemic push humans into a healthier relationship with nature'

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

But key U.N. negotiations have been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic which many environmentalists blame, at least partly, on a failure to protect nature that has facilitated the transition of viruses from animals to...

May 21, 2020 EPA says federal dams raise water temperature in Snake River

Source: Houston Chronicle

An Environmental Protection Agency report provides details about how federal government dams in the Snake and Columbia river system raise summer water temperatures, hurting endangered salmon runs. The report made public Tuesday...

May 21, 2020 'Strong and important signal' : Shareholder strike against US bank could impact Australian resources sector

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

America's largest bank has come under pressure to fully disclose its emissions which could tighten lending for Australia's largest energy companies.

May 21, 2020 Concussion Water 2.0: Tone-deaf Tom Brady pitching immune protection

Source: Boston Herald

To Tom Brady, you mean' Good question. The most accomplished quarterback in NFL history’s metamorphosis from human being to brand reached cringe-worthy levels with this week’s TB12 announcement. In the throes of the...

May 21, 2020 'Blood & Water' Ending Explained: What Happened at the End of the Netflix Show and What It Means For Season 2

Source: Newsweek

"Blood & Water" ends with some major reveals about the Puleng's father and the true nature of the relationship between Punlend and Fikile that are sure to return in Season 2.

May 21, 2020 Boosting regional cooperation: ADA Univerity in Baku hosts prestigious International Forum

Source: 1news.az

“Due to its unique history, geography and culture, Azerbaijan, and Baku in particular, is an ideal place to promote regional development,” added Nargiz Nasrullayeva-Muduroglu, a Fellowship alumna and Adviser at the...

May 21, 2020 ‘Nature Rights’ Advances to World Economic Forum

Source: National Review

A piece in support of nature right was just given a high-profile boost at the World Economic Forum. From, “What if Nature Became a Legal Person'”: If the stream were to be granted legal capacity, it could defend its...

May 21, 2020 Center for Disease Control Releases Federal Guidelines for Restaurant Reopenings

Source: Eater

Plus: A new vegan option in the Conejo Valley, and a booze-filled cart walking the Hollywood streets this weekend

May 21, 2020 Albertsons Companies announces $1.75 billion preferred equity investment led by Apollo Global Management

Source: Associated Press

Albertsons Companies, Inc. (the “Company”) today announced that funds (the “Apollo Funds”) managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. (“Apollo”) have led the purchase of $1.75...

May 21, 2020 Mercer Island council reallocates HR savings, reschedules planned budget discussions

Source: Mercer Island Reporter

At its May 19 meeting, the Mercer Island City Council unanimously approved the reallotment of $170,000 from the city’s human resources (HR) department to complete outstanding 2020 work items. The money will support two to...

May 21, 2020 Fitch Affirms Cigna's 'BBB' Debt Ratings; Outlook Stable

Source: Reuters

Fitch Ratings-Chicago-May 20: Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) ratings of Cigna Corporation’s operating subsidiaries at ‘A’ (Strong) and Cigna’s Issuer Default Rating (IDR)...

May 21, 2020 Leaked Covid-19 commission report calls for Australian taxpayers to underwrite gas industry expansion

Source: The Guardian

The report does not consider alternatives to gas, or mention climate change and the financial risk of investing in fossil fuel as emissions are cut

May 21, 2020 Rampant false unemployment claims, car prowls | Mercer Island police blotter

Source: Mercer Island Reporter

A female victim in the 2700 block of 76th Avenue Southeast reported that her vehicle was prowled sometime between 6 p.m. May 9 and 10:40 a.m. May 11. The driver’s side lock was broken. An attempt to steal the car had...

May 21, 2020 Delhi HC dismisses plea by Monsanto to quash probe initiated by CCI

Source: Mint

The principal contention advanced on behalf of the petitioners was that there is an implicit repugnancy between provisions of the Competition Act and the Patents Act and, therefore, the applicability

May 21, 2020 Carbon capture is back but with a twist

Source: The Australian Financial Review

The focus for carbon capture in the government's technology roadmap lies on industrial processes, hydrogen and gas, not coal power generation.

May 21, 2020 Aus Ethical support UN climate change campaign

Source: Money Management

Fund manager Australian Ethical is among 155 companies supporting a UN-backed campaign to urge governments to align their COVID-19 recovery plans with climate science. The local UN Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA) urged...

May 21, 2020 Affidavit: Man arrested for stealing $9K worth of water from SAWS

Source: Houston Chronicle

A 63-year-old man was arrested in connection with $9,000 worth of stolen water from the San Antonio Water System, according to an arrest affidavit.

May 21, 2020 Breakingviews - Corona Capital: Baseball and robo-taxis

Source: Reuters

Corona Capital is a daily column updated throughout the day by Breakingviews columnists around the world with short, sharp pandemic-related insights.

May 21, 2020 Microsoft Patch Tuesday, May 2020 Edition

Source: Krebs on Security

May marks the third month in a row that Microsoft has pushed out fixes for more than 110 security flaws in its operating system and related software. At least 16 of the bugs are labeled “Critical,” meaning...

May 21, 2020 The One Health concept and pandemics

Source: The New Times

The current COVID-19 crisis helps bring back at the forefront the concept of One Health which was developed after the emergence in China of another coronavirus, called SARS-CoV-1. This virus was responsible in 2003 of an acute...

May 21, 2020 Best’s Market Segment Report: AM Best Revises Outlook to Negative On Colombia’s Insurance Industry COVID-19 Pandemic Fallout

Source: YAHOO!

AM Best has revised its market segment outlook to negative from stable on Colombia’s insurance industry, owing mainly to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic damage, which will strain the segment considerably.

May 21, 2020 The SEC's suggested 'speed bump' is an affront to institutional investors

Source: The Hill on MSN.com

The SEC appears to be moving away from a key provision of a proposed rule that would have granted public companies a first look at independent proxy advice before it is delivered to the institutional investors for whom it is...

May 21, 2020 For Many Americans, Poor Water Access Heightens the COVID Threat

Source: U.S. News & World Report

In impoverished places like the rural South, standard amenities that form the baseline for warding off coronavirus infection can be hard to come by.

May 21, 2020 1st Circ. Affirms Ex-State Street Exec's Fraud Convictions

Source: Law360

According to the testimony from Pennings and Boomgaardt, McLellan designed the scheme that swindled the Kuwait Investment Authority, Royal Mail Pension Plan, National Treasury Management Agency's pension, Sainsbury's, Eir Group...

May 21, 2020 AM Best Places Credit Ratings of Oregon Dental Service and Moda Health Plan, Inc. Under Review With Positive Implications

Source: YAHOO!

AM Best has placed under review with positive implications the Financial Strength Rating of B (Fair) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of "bb" of Oregon Dental Service and Moda Health Plan, Inc.

May 21, 2020 Commercial Real Estate Transactions in U.S. Plunged 71% in April

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

Sales of U.S. hotels, offices, malls and other commercial real estate plunged 71% in April to the lowest level in a decade, as the coronavirus shut down large parts of the economy, according to Real Capital Analytics Inc.

May 21, 2020 Lincoln Financial Group’s New Technology Offering Delivers Improved Experience for Employees and Less Administrative Burden for Employers

Source: Business Wire

As part of its commitment to enhancing the customer experience, Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced today a new partnership with industry-le

May 21, 2020 AM Best Removes From Under Review With Developing Implications and Affirms Credit Ratings of Covéa Coopérations

Source: YAHOO!

AM Best has removed from under review with developing implications and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of "a+" of Covéa Coopérations (France).

May 21, 2020 NIST team builds hybrid quantum system by entangling molecule with atom

Source: EurekAlert!

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have boosted their control of the fundamental properties of molecules at the quantum level by linking or 'entangling' an electrically charged atom and an...

May 21, 2020 United Nations Population Fund And Prezi Launch #YouthAgainstCOVID19 Video Campaign To Inform And Empower Young People

Source: YAHOO!

Prezi, a leading visual communications software company, and UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, have launched a joint COVID-19 awareness campaign to encourage and equip young people to lead the...

May 21, 2020 Editorial: Accountability in peril

Source: Times Union

Because the firing of people leading the inspector general offices in five top agencies over the past six weeks is just the latest move by this president to avoid accountability — on top of stonewalling congressional...

May 21, 2020 Hope emerges for an end to energy policy wars

Source: The Australian Financial Review

An end to the climate wars is on the horizon with Labor supporting the thrust of the government's technology road map.

May 21, 2020 Intertek to pay dividend after revenue falls

Source: Sharecast

Intertek said it would pay its final dividend as the company reported a 4.6% fall in revenue for the first four months of 2020.

May 21, 2020 Robert Gehrke: Latest outrage in Lauren McCluskey murder demands answers and accountability

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

I mean, after University of Utah police ignored Lauren McCluskey and her concerned friends and family pleading for help and protection leading up to her killing in 2018, one would think we had witnessed the absolute limits of...

May 21, 2020 Elbasy receives Akhmetzhan Yessimov

Source: Kazinform

SULTAN. KAZINFORM Nursultan Nazarbayev received Samruk Kazyna National Welfare Fund JSC CEO Akhmetzhan Yessimov, elbasy.kz reports.

May 21, 2020 CSE and GRI host online workshop

Source: Daily News on MSN.com

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in collaboration with Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) conducted the third and final workshop of the Technical Series titled “Practical Tips for preparing your next report: Bringing it all...

May 21, 2020 Monsanto pleas against probe into allegations of dominant position abuse dismissed

Source: The Financial Express

It held that the CCI order passed under Section 26(1) of the Competition Act “is an administrative order” and, therefore, unless it is found that the same is “arbitrary” and “unreasonable”, no...

May 21, 2020 Premier League approves proposed £300m takeover of Newcastle, according to Saudi state news channel

Source: Talksport

Newcastle’s proposed new owners appear to have been handed a huge boost in their takeover bid with the Premier League allegedly agreeing to their acquisition of the club. Amanda Staveley is

May 21, 2020 Australia's gas and electricity producers push back on government intervention

Source: The Guardian

Subsidies should focus on early-stage clean technologies not energy sources that are already mature or commercial, Energy Council says

May 21, 2020 Coronavirus has set school enrollment back four decades: United Nations agency

Source: CNN on MSN.com

The novel coronavirus has set global school enrollment back four decades, according to a new report by a United Nations agency.

May 21, 2020 US Senate's bill to fence off Wall Street from Chinese companies may turn into a helping hand to Hong Kong stock exchange

Source: YAHOO!

Hong Kong's stock exchange may turn out to be the winner in the escalating tension between the US and Chinese capital markets, after the United States Senate passed an unprecedented bill to fence off Wall Street from Chinese...

May 21, 2020 Saudi Wealth Fund Said to Be Seeking $10 Billion Margin Loan

Source: YAHOO!

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is planning to borrow about $10 billion by pledging some of its stakes in SoftBank Group Corp.’s technology investment vehicle, according to people familiar with the matter.

May 21, 2020 China takes stake in Norwegian Air

Source: aa.com.tr

China has acquired a stake in budget airline Norwegian Air after the cash-strapped carrier underwent a major restructuring, according to a notification to the Oslo Stock Exchange on Wednesday. BOC Aviation,

May 21, 2020 Ideal Nursing Homes: Individual Rooms, Better Staffing, More Accountability

Source: NPR

Nursing home experts say priorities need to change, emphasizing quality of life over profits. The stunning COVID-19 death toll brings scrutiny to an industry that many believe is due for an overhaul.

May 21, 2020 Two factors that could move the Intertek (LON:ITRK) share price

Source: YAHOO!

The Intertek (LON:ITRK) share price is currently trading at 5144. But given the volatile market conditions and uncertain economic outlook, the question now

May 21, 2020 Farmmi Subsidiary Achieves WCA Certification

Source: PR Newswire

PRNewswire/ -- Farmmi, Inc. ("Farmmi" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: FAMI), an agriculture products supplier in China, today announced its subsidiary

May 21, 2020 Climate change: Top 10 tips to reduce carbon footprint revealed

Source: BBC

The response to the Covid-19 crisis has shown that the public is willing to accept radical change if they consider it necessary, they explain

May 21, 2020 Food industry sustainability shifts: Three consumer trends brewing

Source: The Fence Post

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – While not mainstream quite yet, three pandemic-era consumer trends are bubbling just beneath the surface and set for significant growth, according to new online ethnography research that monitors millions of...

May 21, 2020 Launched: $50 Million Venture Fund Focused on Minority- and Women-Operated Sustainability Businesses

Source: Environmental and Energy Leader

CapStone Holdings today announced the launch of GameAbove Capital, a $50 million private venture fund focused on minority- and women-operated businesses engaged in sustainability-related products and services.

May 21, 2020 Citigroup to Add Investment Banking Group for Environmental Sustainability

Source: NASDAQ

Citigroup (NYSE: C) is launching a new arm within its investment banking division that will be dedicated to environmental sustainability, according to media reports.

May 21, 2020 Three Must-Have Sustainable Home Delivery Subscription Services

Source: Forbes

It is not the strongest of species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”

May 21, 2020 ISLA’s sustainability council calls for global consistency on ESG guidance

Source: Securities Lending Times

The International Securities Lending Association’s Council for Sustainable Finance (ICSF) is calling for holistic guidance on any measures that may “significantly affect sustainable securities lending”.

May 21, 2020 Sustainable palm oil? How environmental protection and poverty reduction can be reconciled

Source: Phys

The rapid expansion of oil palm has also contributed considerably to economic growth and poverty reduction in local communities, particularly in Asia. The study was published in the Annual Review of Resource Economics.

May 21, 2020 "There are no sustainable materials" says Material Library founder Björn Florman

Source: Dezeen

As part of Virtual Design Festival's collaboration with Stockholm Design Week, the founder of the Material Library in Stockholm reveals what Scandinavian designers look for when they visit, and discusses environmentally friendly...

May 21, 2020 18 FASHION PEOPLE RECOMMEND THEIR SUSTAINABILITY MUST-READS

Source: Fashionista

There is a depth of research and singularity of focus possible between the covers of a book that is hard to attain in a Twitter thread. So perhaps it's no surprise that I can still point to the novels that shaped my imaginativ

May 21, 2020 Why homeowners are turning their lawns into sustainable food lots

Source: You/Tube-BBC

A growing number of Edmonton residents are swapping their front lawns for food-producing gardens and trees.

May 21, 2020 Are We Capable of Enacting Lasting, Positive Change After Disruption and Crisis?

Source: Sustainable Brands

The shadow of the unknown due to COVID could derail progress we’ve made toward a more sustainable future or it can motivate us to do better, faster. Now is the time for stakeholders throughout every organization to dig deep and...

May 21, 2020 Sustainability and Profitability, Synonymous with Relevancy

Source: UC Today

here are plenty of companies, predating the virus, that struggled to flourish, and today, they’ve either collapsed or accustomed themselves to a new future in the cloud. Blame it on antiquated ways of thinking, or refusing to...

May 21, 2020 Coca-Cola CEO says economic impact of coronavirus lockdowns is ‘just starting to begin’

Source: CNBC

Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey delivered a grim forecast for the global economy’s recovery from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday.

May 21, 2020 Coronavirus: All 50 US states move toward reopening

Source: BBC

As the country's death toll surpasses 92,000, all 50 US states have partially reopened after a two-month shutdown.

May 21, 2020 First Thing: US has three months to prepare for second Covid-19 wave, say scientists

Source: The Guardian

A group of nine leading scientists who advised President Barack Obama has warned that the US has just three months to rebuild its stockpile of emergency medical equipment if it wants to be prepared for a second wave of...

May 21, 2020 Global Green Chemicals Market to 2028 - Trends, Analysis and Outlook by Application, Type and Geography - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Green Chemicals Market Size Forecast to 2028- Trends, Analysis and Outlook by Application, Type, and Geography" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.Key Insights from the...[more]

May 21, 2020 Amazon Announces Five New Utility-Scale Solar Projects to Power Global Operations in China, Australia, and the U.S.

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced five new renewable energy projects in China, Australia and the U.S. that further support Amazon’s commitment to reach 80% renewable energy by 2024 and 100%...[more]

May 20, 2020 North Texas Food Bank to Distribute Food to Help Feed Hungry North Texans During COVID-19

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unilever:What: In partnership with Unilever’s United for America initiative, The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), will be distributing kitted food boxes through a low-touch distribution model on May 21, 2020....[more]

May 20, 2020 Rexnord Corporation Launches New Corporate Social Responsibility Website and Report

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rexnord Corporation (NYSE:RXN) announced today its new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) website and its inaugural CSR report sharing its sustainability strategy and highlighting the work it has...[more]

May 20, 2020 Residential Air Purifier Market in US 2020-2024 | Increased Air Pollution and Concerns Over Indoor Air Quality to Boost Growth | Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technavio has been monitoring the residential air purifier market in US and it is poised to grow by USD 544.61 million during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 5% during the forecast period. The...[more]

May 20, 2020 Esri Publishes Smarter Government Workbook by Martin O'Malley

REDLANDS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced the publication of Smarter Government Workbook: A 14-Week Implementation Guide to Governing for Results by former Maryland...[more]

May 20, 2020 Domain Timber Advisors Announces Final Asset Sale and Closing of Environmental Investment Fund

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Domain Capital Group, LLC, a comprehensive private investment management services firm, today announced its subsidiary, Domain Timber Advisors, has sold the remaining asset in the company’s Environmental...[more]

May 20, 2020 Global Impact Innovation Delivers on Mass-Scale Production of FDA Approved Hand Sanitizer to Address COVID-19 Shortage

GALVA, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global Impact Innovation (GII) announced today that it has successfully repurposed its existing plant for producing Zein protein and now has been producing and delivering hand sanitizer at mass-scale...[more]

May 20, 2020 Emerson to Invest $100 Million to Create New Innovation Center and Expand Manufacturing Operations in Colorado

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Emerson (NYSE: EMR), a global engineering and technology company, today announced it will invest more than $100 million in Boulder to significantly expand its manufacturing space and launch a new...[more]

May 20, 2020 Youth Impact For The UN Sustainable Development Goals Being Recognized By The United Nations Association Of The USA And InnerView

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Students across the country are being honored by the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) and InnerView Technologies, in the 2nd Annual National Community Service Awards for students at...[more]

May 20, 2020 SPOT Introduces the New SPOT X Jeep® Edition 2-Way Satellite Messenger

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Globalstar Canada Satellite Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (NYSE MKT: GSAT) and a leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, today announced...[more]

May 20, 2020 Sharrow Marine Announces Plans for Mass-produced, Cast Propeller

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sharrow Marine announced today plans to have a mass-produced, cast version of their award-winning propeller in production by the end of this year.This press release features multimedia. View the...[more]

May 20, 2020 Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) to Partner with Facedrive Health on “TraceSCAN” COVID-19 Contact Tracing App

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Facedrive Inc. (“Facedrive”) (TSXV: FD), a “people-and-planet first” business, is pleased to announce that the Labourers’ International Union of North America (“LiUNA”) will be adopting “TraceSCAN”, a...[more]


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