Important Press Releases

HRC and UCONN Survey Reveals Black LGBTQ Youth at Heightened Risk for Discrimination

WASHINGTON -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, in partnership with the University of Connecticut, released the Black & African American LGBTQ Youth Report, a groundbreaking resource detailing the experiences of Black and African American LGBTQ youth. The report analyzes responses from nearly 1,700 young people, ranging in age from 13 to 17, who participated in HRC’s online 2017 LGBTQ Teen Survey.

15-Feb 18:01
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Training Mothers: Battling Malnutrition at its Source

A group of mothers in northern Mali have developed an invaluable skill: the power and knowledge to screen and detect early signs of malnutrition. Utilizing their unique standing in the community and armed with a color-coded paper band, they are determined to win the fight against malnutrition.

15-Feb 11:24
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IIED animation: its time for policy to catch on to small-scale fishing

A new animation from IIED – the second instalment in a three-part series – urges policymakers around the world to recognise the value that small-scale fishing brings to national economies.

15-Feb 10:34
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Learn How Scientists are Fighting for Cures

Every day, researchers, developers, and innovators in the pharmaceutical industry are working to discover cures for some of the world’s most complex diseases. Our scientists are the cornerstone of what we do. No medicine or vaccine would be possible without their restless innovation, imagination, and dogged pursuit of cures.

15-Feb 10:01
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Companies and higher education institutions call for a global phase down of super pollutant hydrofluorocarbons

A group of companies and higher education institutions are calling on President Trump and his administration to back—and the U.S. Senate to ratify—the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which sets the stage for the global phase down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). 

14-Feb 18:37
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IDC Identifies Australian Digital Transformation Predictions For 2019

SYDNEY, Australia, February 14, 2019 - IDC Australia/New Zealand today unveiled IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Digital Transformation 2019 Predictions — Australia Implications (Doc # AP44682419). In this year's DX (Digital Transformation) predictions, IDC identifies the traits of DX Leaders and DX Laggards.

14-Feb 12:07
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EEOC Sues American Freight Furniture and Mattress for Systemic Sex-Based Discrimination in Hiring

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - American Freight Management Company, LLC d/b/a American Freight Furniture and Mattress violated federal anti-discrimination laws by engaging in systemic discrimination against female applicants, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today. The lawsuit charges that American Freight refused to hire or even consider a class of female applicants for employment because of their sex.

13-Feb 22:33
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The appointment is part of WFAMs strategy to enhance its already strong ESG expertise and capabilities

SAN FRANCISCO--( )--Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) announced today that Hannah Skeates has been appointed global head of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). Hannah is based in London and will report to Fredrik Axsater, head of WFAM Strategic Business Segments.

13-Feb 18:29
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Major businesses commend Michigan Governor for quick action on climate change

Major businesses today praised Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for following through on her campaign promise to make climate action a top priority of her administration, taking immediate steps to ensure that all Michiganders will benefit from the economic and public health benefits of the clean energy transition. 

13-Feb 16:55
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Bipartisan Ohio Fairness Act Introduced in State Senate

COLUMBUS -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, and Equality Ohio, the statewide group working to advance equality, released the following statements on the introduction of the Ohio Fairness Act -- crucial legislation that would bar discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in areas of employment, housing and public accommodations in Ohio.

13-Feb 15:36
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ICE removes MS-13 member wanted in El Salvador

BALTIMORE – A Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member associated with the Los Angeles Crazy Salvatruchas clique and wanted in El Salvador was removed from the U.S. Friday by deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO.)

13-Feb 12:25
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Intel Tech to Power Rakutens Revolutionary Fully Virtualized, End-to-End, Cloud-Native Mobile Network

What’s New: Intel today announced it will provide technology to internet services leader Rakuten* for a new cloud-native network. It will be fully virtualized from radio access network (RAN) to core and will adopt an innovative 5G systems architecture from its launch. The network is significant as it will offer end-to-end automation for both network and services. It is being built to serve millions of subscribers in Japan.

13-Feb 11:55
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Martin Ennals Award for human rights defenders: Abdul Aziz Muhamat (Sudan/Papua New Guinea) is the 2019 laureate

Sudanese refugee activist Abdul Aziz Muhamat is the 2019 Martin Ennals Award Laureate. He was among three finalists, selected last October by a jury of ten of the world’s leading human rights organizations, including the ICJ, together with Marino Cordoba Berrio (Colombia) and Eren Keskin (Turkey).

13-Feb 11:23
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Former teacher indicted in Missouri for allegedly producing child pornography with 3 minor victims

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A former northwestern Missouri teacher was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday for allegedly producing child pornography with three minor victims.

13-Feb 11:11
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Pancreatic Cancer: Reprogramming the Microenvironment to Unlock Immune Checkpoints

MSKCC President's Research Seminar , professor and director, gene expression laboratory, March of Dimes Chair in Molecular and Developmental Biology, Salk Institute for Biological Studies; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

12-Feb 20:22
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ICJ deeply concerned by President Sirisenas resolve to resume executions in Sri Lanka

The ICJ has called on Sri Lanka’s President, Maithripala Sirisena, to retract his recent pronouncement that executions would resume in the country notwithstanding a moratorium on capital punishment that has lasted 43 years. The last execution was carried out in Sri Lanka in 1976.

12-Feb 19:46
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ICE, DHS partners; Vieques Municipal Police seize 2,378 pounds of cocaine

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working jointly with the Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and the Vieques Municipal Police seized Thursday 2,378 pounds of cocaine south of the island of Vieques. The cocaine has an estimated street value of $25 million approximately.

12-Feb 18:31
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International push to improve food safety

Greater international cooperation is needed to prevent unsafe food from causing ill health and hampering progress towards sustainable development, world leaders said at today’s opening session of the First International Food Safety Conference, in Addis Ababa, organized by the African Union (AU), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

12-Feb 11:35
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ICE removes South Korean national to face indecent assault convictions in home country

NEWARK, NJ — A 59-year-old South Korean fugitive, convicted in his home country for the offenses of indecent assault and causing physical injury, was removed from the United States Feb.

12-Feb 11:34
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Llanerch Country Club to Pay $30,000 to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Country Club Unlawfully Subjected Groundskeeper to Seasonal Layoffs and Discharge Because of Age, Federal Agency Charged.

12-Feb 10:38
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Park School of Baltimore Will Pay $41,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination Suit

BALTIMORE - Park School of Baltimore, Inc., a private school in Pikesville, Md., will pay $41,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to settle a federal sex discrimination suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

12-Feb 10:31
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Phase 3 ARCHES Trial Shows XTANDI (enzalutamide) Significantly Improved Radiographic Progression-Free Survival in Men with Metastatic Hormone-Sensitive Prostate CancerProstate cancer is considered metastatic once the cancer has spread outside of the prostate gland to other parts of the body.1 Men are considered hormone (or castration) sensitive if their disease still responds to medical or surgical treatment to lower testosterone levels.2 11-Feb 14:30
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UBC research examines hormones that make us choose love over sex

Looking for love and looking for sex are two different things, even at the level of human evolutionary biology. Alec Beall, a postdoctoral researcher in UBC’s department of psychology, has studied the conflict between them. Now he is taking a closer look at the hormones involved. To usher in Valentine’s Day, we asked him about his research.

11-Feb 13:59
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Nepal: transitional justice process must be brought on the right track

The ICJ, Amnesty International and TRIAL International today called for the Government of Nepal to commit to a transparent and consultative transitional justice process that complies with international law and the judgments of the Supreme Court of Nepal.

11-Feb 12:38
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Saudi Arabia's Top ICT Industry Leaders Gather in Riyadh as IDC Reveals Key Predictions for Year Ahead

Riyadh – Overall spending on information and communication technology (ICT) in Saudi Arabia is expected to reach $34.5 billion this year, up 1.0% on 2018. That’s according to the latest insights, trends, and predictions presented by International Data Corporation (IDC) last week as it hosted the 2019 edition of its annual IDC Directions event at The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh. The forum brought together more than 100 of the Kingdom's most influential technology vendors, telecommunications operators, and IT service providers.

10-Feb 19:28
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Daniel Runde: Time for the World to Get Behind David Malpass for World Bank President

Time for the world to get behind David Malpass for World Bank president By Daniel Runde The Hill February 5, 2019.

08-Feb 20:14
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United States of America Joins WIPOs Marrakesh Treaty as 50th Member In Major Advance for the Global Blind Community

The U.S. is home to the largest number of English-language texts in accessible formats, such as Braille, for use by people living with print or visual disabilities. The Treaty eases the creation and international transfer of accessible texts among its 50 contracting parties, which cover 78 countries (including the 28-member European Union).

08-Feb 19:09
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Phoenix ERO repatriates Guatemalan national wanted for homicide

PHOENIX – A Guatemalan national, wanted in his native country for attempted homicide and illegal possession of a firearm, was removed Friday by officers with  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and transferred to the custody of the Guatemalan National Civil Police.

08-Feb 18:50
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ICE Tampa announces human trafficking awareness campaign

In observance of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month, HSI’s Human Trafficking Unit hosted a briefing for DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on its counter human trafficking efforts on Jan.

08-Feb 18:45
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Enforced disappearances: UN experts meet to review more than 760 cases from 37 countries

GENEVA / SARAJEVO (8 February 2019) – The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances will hold its 117th session in Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 11 to 15 February 2019. It will examine more than 760 cases from 37 countries.

08-Feb 17:36
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North Texas man charged with conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization

FORT WORTH, Texas — A North Texas man was charged Friday with conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

08-Feb 17:26
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U.S. production and use of refined coal continues to increase

U.S. production of refined coal, which is coal that has been processed to reduce emissions when burned, reached record highs in 2017, and it is expected to increase even further in 2018. Use of refined coal has increased despite the general decline in total U.S. coal consumption since 2008. For the first three quarters of 2018, EIA estimates that refined coal production totaled 121 million short tons (MMst), which is 21% of the total U.S. coal production of 563 million short tons.

08-Feb 11:25
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Department of Energy to Provide $30 Million for New Data Science Approaches for Chemistry and Materials Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced plans to provide $30 million for new research using modern data science approaches to accelerate discovery in chemistry and materials sciences.

08-Feb 09:01
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UN human rights experts condemn use of security laws in conviction of Stansted 15

UN human rights experts are urging the UK not to use security and terrorism-related legislation to prosecute peaceful protesters, following the conviction of the so-called Stansted 15, who took action at the airport in south-east England to prevent a deportation flight.

08-Feb 05:17
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Climate change 'poses major threat' to British fruit and vegetable growing

Extreme and unpredictable weather – made more frequent by climate change – is putting future supplies of British potatoes at risk, according to a new report.

08-Feb 05:10
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Government 'dithering' on pension reforms could cost low earners thousands, says TUC

Government delays to pension reforms could leave low-paid workers thousands of pounds worse off, according to new Trades Union Congress (TUC) analysis.

08-Feb 05:02
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For third year running, Seattle Delta Sky Club named North Americas Leading Airport Lounge

The Delta Sky Club at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was awarded "North America's Leading Airport Lounge 2019" for the third year in a row by the voters of the 26th annual World Travel Awards.

08-Feb 04:42
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HMP Featherstone staff commended for achieving significant improvements

HMP Featherstone, a training and resettlement prison near Wolverhampton, was found by inspectors to have improved significantly since a poor inspection two years earlier.

08-Feb 03:25
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CALENDRIER du 11 fevrier au 17 fevrier 2019

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Joseph Daul, President of the European People's Party and Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group, in the European Parliament.

08-Feb 02:50
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Falsified medicines: new rules to enhance patients' safety

The falsification of medicines has remained a serious threat to public health in the EU for too long. As of tomorrow, the new rules on safety features for prescription medicines sold in the EU will apply.

08-Feb 02:44
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