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SANNE expands leadership team in Mauritius

SANNE is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Nagle as SANNE’s new Country Head - Mauritius. Based in SANNE’s Mauritius business, Peter will be responsible for providing expert guidance and support to the local client service leadership teams based on the island. SANNE’s office in Mauritius is the second largest staffed office across...

Against the tyranny of the majority

BY THE age of six, John Stuart Mill had written a history of Rome. By seven, he was devouring Plato in Greek. “This looks like bragging,” his father James told a friend when the boy was eight; “John is now an adept in the first six books of Euclid and in Algebra.” The hot-housing that began at the younger Mill’s birth in 1806 yielded...

The Catalan question continues to divide

They want out VIC, A PROSPEROUS town of 43,000 people about 90 minutes north of Barcelona, is sometimes called “the capital of Catalan Catalonia”. Almost every building in its medieval town square has a banner calling for “democracy” and the release of the detained separatist leaders. “They think that with prison and repression they will...

Spanish institutions are still a work in progress

Rajoy to Sánchez, right to left CRISTINA CIFUENTES, THE PP president of the Madrid regional government since 2015, had vowed “zero tolerance” of corruption, and facilitated a judicial investigation of her predecessor for alleged kickbacks involving the regional water company. In April she resigned, mainly because of the revelation that she...

Spain’s democracy is about to turn 40. How well has it worn?

MANY OF THE photos seem older than they are. In black and white, they show Spaniards wrapped in overcoats, the men with sideburns, the women with perms, voting in a referendum on a new constitution on December 6th 1978. Some 67% of the electorate turned out, of whom 87% voted yes, setting the seal on their country’s swift move to democracy after...

Finance

Vitamin D, the Sunshine Supplement, Has Shadowy Money Behind It

ImageCreditYuta OnodaSectionsSkip to contentSkip to site indexVitamin D, the Sunshine Supplement, Has Shadowy Money Behind ItThe doctor most responsible for creating a billion-dollar juggernaut has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the vitamin D industry.CreditYuta OnodaDr. Michael Holick’s enthusiasm for vitamin D can be fairly described...

Trade War Worries Iowa Republicans in a Close House Race

Trade War Worries Iowa Republicans in a Close House RaceImageBoyd Trueman grinds down some welds at Curbtender, which makes garbage trucks, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The unemployment rate in Iowa is one of the lowest in the country.CreditScott Morgan for The New York TimesBy Natalie Kitroeff and Ben CasselmanAug. 17, 2018CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — The unemployment...

Investors Betting Against Tesla Made $1 Billion on Friday

DealBook Business and PolicyInvestors Betting Against Tesla Made $1 Billion on FridayImageThe slide in Tesla’s shares after Elon Musk’s interview with The New York Times generated more than $1 billion in profits for short-sellers.CreditToru Hanai/ReutersBy Stephen GrocerAug. 17, 2018Get the DealBook newsletter to make sense of major business...

They’re Falsely Accused of Shoplifting, but Retailers Demand Penalties

Image“I didn’t feel like I had a prayer,” said Crystal Thompson of Eight Mile, Ala., whom Walmart accused — mistakenly, an employee later acknowledged — of shoplifting about $70 in groceries. A lawyer for Walmart threatened a lawsuit if she didn’t pay $200.CreditWilliam Widmer for The New York TimesSectionsSkip to...

Falsely Accused of Shoplifting, but Retailers Demand They Pay

Image“I didn’t feel like I had a prayer,” said Crystal Thompson of Eight Mile, Ala., whom Walmart accused — mistakenly, an employee later acknowledged — of shoplifting about $70 in groceries. A lawyer for Walmart threatened a lawsuit if she didn’t pay $200.CreditWilliam Widmer for The New York TimesSectionsSkip to...

Legal

Does C Plea Mean Corporate Plea?

Many conclude that a C plea means a Corporate Plea. Used infrequently, a C plea restricts discretion of a federal district judge to sentence a criminal defendant. By expressing his concerns about a proposed C plea for a company, one federal judge changed the result. In an article published by the American Health Lawyers Association,...… Continue...

Judge Kavanaugh Supports Strong Attorney-Client Privilege

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh proves a staunch defender of attorney-client privilege for companies.  In FTC v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharms., Inc., one of his final opinions before stepping away from casework because of his Supreme Court nomination, Judge Kavanaugh solidified his stance taken in the 2014...

Amendments to U.S. Rules of Criminal Procedure

The U.S. Supreme Court has adopted three amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure (“Rules”). They affect Rule 12.4 (Disclosure Statement), Rule 45 (Computing and Extending Time), and Rule 49 (Serving and Filing Papers). The changes do not reflect particularly large shifts in criminal procedure, but attorneys should be aware of them...

Compliance Prevents Corporate Casualties in Trade Wars

Tariffs are not the only weapon of retaliation countries may wield in a trade war.  Governments can pressure trade adversaries at the bargaining table by opening other fronts, such as limiting foreign investment, halting drug enforcement cooperation, or, of particular concern to the corporate world, scrutinizing companies doing business within their...

Does DOJ Approve Of Your Messaging App?

The Department of Justice released new Enforcement Policy for the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The revisions include a new provision that many believe impairs the use of instant messaging software and other third-party messaging apps by employees. In order to receive a declination and full credit for cooperating with investigators under the...

Deals

Booming blockchains

An emerging trend to watch is leading blockchain startups making major acquisitions to better their market positions. June saw two interesting deals with Tron purchasing BitTorrent for $126 million in cash and BNC acquiring news service Cryptocurrency Newsfeed. In July, Binance snatched up Trust Wallet. In May, Coinbase acquired trading platform Paradex. Blockchain...

Linklaters M&A Tracker – Year to July 2018

Taking a look at the M&A market from the start of 2018 through to the end of July Corporate Partner, Nick Rumsby, commented: “There has been significant M&A activity in the last six months in all segments of the market, with lots of confidence in evidence across the world but particularly in the US” “However, we have started to see signs...

Global M&A value up in H1, despite decline in volume

Values increases in all regions except Asia-Pacific, boosted by sizeable deals in Western Europe and North AmericaPE/VC value also climbs in most regions The aggregate value of global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) improved in the first half of 2018, despite volume declining over the six months, according to M&A information collected by Bureau van...

Investcorp sells Veco Precision, a division of SPGPrints

Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investments, today announces that it has sold Veco Precision (or “Veco” or “the Company”) to Gilde Buy Out Partners and Management. Veco is being carved out of and sold by its parent company SPGPrints Group B.V, the leading global provider of integrated solutions for rotary...

Offshore deal volume in 2017 outpaces previous year

Busiest year on record for offshore IPOs, Appleby reports The number and value of offshore M&A deals rose in 2017, making it one of the busiest years recorded for the region, according to a report released today by offshore law firm Appleby.  The latest edition of Offshore-i, an Appleby report that provides data and insight on merger and acquisition...

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Hear Our Good News Guru Story Friday Morning About Incredible Chain of Good Deeds That Saved 6 Lives

Listen to The Good News Guru Friday morning around 6:50 PST (9:50 am EST) to hear the story of one stranger’s INCREDIBLE act of selfless generosity that resulted in a ripple effect of good deeds that saved a half-dozen lives. HERE IS THE AUDIO from the Ellen K. Morning Show on KOST-103.5 If you miss any [...] The post Hear Our Good News Guru...

Mark Hamill Gets Chewbacca Hug From Harrison Ford, and a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood's Walk of Fame has finally been graced with the addition of the Jedi Master himself: Mark Hamill. The post Mark Hamill Gets Chewbacca Hug From Harrison Ford, and a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame appeared first on Good News Network. Read More

On Women’s Day, Government Launches Biodegradable Sanitary Pads

The hygiene products will also only cost a measly Rs. 10 – which is roughly $0.15 a pop. The post On Women’s Day, Government Launches Biodegradable Sanitary Pads appeared first on Good News Network. Read More

Comfy Armchairs Pouring in For Animal Shelter So Every Pet Can Have a Spot

Since posting an adorable 10-second video of their lounging dogs, this Illinois shelter has received dozens more chairs for their other animal residents. The post Comfy Armchairs Pouring in For Animal Shelter So Every Pet Can Have a Spot appeared first on Good News Network. Read More

‘Humans of New York’ Makes History Raising $1Mil in 4 Days to Build Housing For Rohingya Refugees

The page has become one of the fastest campaigns in GoFundMe history to raise over $1 million for a cause. The post ‘Humans of New York’ Makes History Raising $1Mil in 4 Days to Build Housing For Rohingya Refugees appeared first on Good News Network. Read More